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BC: The Early Edition

The Early Edition Podcast features the top story of the day from The Early Edition with Rick Cluff. Expect to hear highlights from the show's news, health, civic affairs, cultural and community coverage.

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Episode 7: Make Believe

A young woman reminisces about the friendship she once shared with the imaginative little boy she used to babysit.

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Episode four: Hello, Adrien?

What would Adrien look like today? Forensic artist Diana Trepkov creates a series of age-progression sketches,

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Hunger game

Body image can be a focal point for so many students starting out in university. But too often it can become an obsession.

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The Iraq Invasion, 2003

As coalition troops marched into Iraq, the CBC’s David Common was there.

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July 22, 2016 - James Moore on RNC

James Moore has seen his share of political circusses but nothing compares to what he witnessed this week at the RNC in Cleveland. We get the former Conservative Cabinet Minister's take on Trump and last night's speech.

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July 21, 2016 - Kim Baird on pipeline

The 3-person federal panel tasked with consulting communities and First Nations along the Trans Mountain Pipeline route is holding meetings in Chilliwack today, but Ernie Crey says he wasn't given enough notice. We speak to panel member Kim Baird.

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July 20, 2016 - Dick Pound on Russian doping

He's been at the forefront of fighting doping in sports, now we hear what WADA founder Dick Pound has to say about a damning report on Russian drug use.

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July 19, 2016 - Brain trauma

Last year, a world class freestyle skier's horrific crash in Whistler that could have left her with permanent brain damage was averted thanks to an innovative brain treatment technique. We speak to Dr. Myp Sekhon

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July 18, 2016 - Baton Rouge shootings

Baton Rouge was already reeling from the shooting death of Alton Sterling and then came yesterday's killing of three police officers. We get the latest from Jesse Hardman who has been reporting from Baton Rouge the last few weeks.

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July 15, 2016 - Mark Sissons on Nice attack

The day after at least 84 people were killed in France, we speak to Vancouver-based travel journalist Mark Sissions in Nice about what he witnessed, and the mood in the city today.

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July 14, 2016 - Triple delete emails

George Gretes, a former Liberal aide with the Ministry of Transportation, is in court today facing charges related to the so called triple delete scandal. With a provincial election nearing, will this scandal have any impact on voters?

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July 13, 2016 - Iranian artist Parviz Tanavoli barred from traveling

Canadian-Iranian sculptor Parviz Tanavoli has had his passport seized by Iranian officials allegedly for 'disturbing the public peace' with his art. We speak to his daughter Tandis Parviz.

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July 12, 2016 - David Eby on vacancy tax

Will a new vacancy tax solve Vancouver's rental woes? NDP housing critic David Eby is here to tell us probably not.

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July 11, 2016 - Transplant visa

A couple in Abbotsford isn't sure what they'll do after immigration officials declined a visitor visa for a family member. It's not an uncommon scenario, but in this case, the husband is giving his wife a kidney.

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July 8, 2016 - tenant's rights

Rising rents and lack of supply. Are renters getting enough protection from being squeezed out of their homes? The Tenant Resource and Advisory Centre doesn't think so and it wants an overhaul to BC's tenancy laws.

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July 7, 2016 - Rent report

The rental market in Vancouver is getting so competitive there've been reports of proposed bidding wars for vacant units. Today, Vancity is releasing a report called 'Rent Race: the growing unaffordability of rent in Metro Vancouver.'

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July 6, 2016 - Suboxone

Major restrictions have been lifted on a drug that helps patients overcoming opioid addiction. We speak with Dr. Keith Ahamad and Leslie McBain.

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July 5, 2016 - Alison Azer

The man accused of abducting a BC woman's four children had been detained by Iranian authorities. We speak to Alison Azer about how she believes Prime Minister Justin Trudeau can get her children home in time for the next school year.

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July 4, 2016 - Canada US relations

As our neighbours to the north celebrate their independence day, we look back at Canada-USA relations under Barack Obama and hear from a former diplomat about how that might change under a new president.

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June 30, 2016 - Lombardi on VSB budget

The Vancouver School Board has turned down the BC education ministry's eleventh-hour proposal to help balance their budget. VSB Chair Mike Lombardi joins us to explain why he's prepared to risk being fired over this.

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June 29, 2016 - Working poor study

For many people in Metro Vancouver, holding down a job is no sure path out of poverty and it's only gotten worse since the 2008 recession. We speak with Iglika Ivanova, author of the 'Working Poverty in Metro Vancouver' report.

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June 28, 2016 - Carol Todd on extradition

A Dutch man charged in the extortion and online harassment of Amanda Todd can be extradited, a court ruled today, after a hearing in Amsterdam. We speak to Amanda's mother, Carol Todd.

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June 27, 2016 - Mayor Hepner vs pitbulls

Surrey Mayor Linda Hepner is hoping to tighten the leash on pitbull owners. We speak to her about her plan to review dangerous dog bylaws.

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June 24, 2016 - Brexit

Allan Craigie, a lecturer in the department of political science at UBC, on Brexit.

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June 23, 2016 - School Closures

Education Minister Mike Bernier joins us to talk about the growing backlash over a proposed list of twelve schools on the chopping block in Vancouver.

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June 22, 2016 - Housing AMA

MLA David Eby is conducting an "Ask Me Anything" session on Reddit today because he wants to brainstorm with young people affected by affordable housing market.

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June 21, 2016 - Naloxone

Early Edition's Catherine Rolfsen gets a crash course in administering the overdose drug naloxone.

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June 20, 2016 - Canuck Place

We go inside Canuck Place Children's Hospice. As we continue our series "Doctor Assisted Living.

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June 17, 2016 - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

In an in Studio interview with Stephen Quinn, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau talks affordability in Metro Vancouver, transit, and safe injection sites.

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June 16, 2016 - Adult Swimming Lessons

Early Edition's Michelle Eliot on adult swimming lessons and why new immigrants are taking the plunge.

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June 15, 2016 - Overdosed

In our series our series Overdosed: Our Addiction to Pain Killers, the story of Hugh Lampkin who's used morphine, heroin, fentanyl and says he needs the drugs to manage his pain.

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June 14, 2016 - UBC President

After the controversial resignation of Arvind Gupta last summer, UBC has found its next President. Santa Ono talks about his plans for the university.

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June 13, 2016 - Orlando Shooting

Peter Clark responds to the Orlando shooting. Originally from Ottawa, he moved to Orlando 18 years ago, where he created Hot Spots the largest LGBT media company in the state of Florida.

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June 10, 2016 - Jody Wilson-Reybould on C-14

The Senate may have amended Bill C-14, but the Liberal government has made it clear that they are not happy with the changes. We speak to Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould.

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June 9, 2016 - Overdose meeting

Dealing with a crisis: the BC Centre for Disease Control is hosting a meeting today dozens of experts and interest groups to try and stop the staggering number of opioid overdoses across the province.

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June 8, 2016 - W-18 drug

There's a new synthetic opioid on the streets that police say is 100 times more potent than Fentanyl. We speak to addiction specialist Seonaid Nolan about W-18.

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June 7, 2016 - Mayor Robertson on pipeline

Chiefs from the Tsleil-Waututh, Squamish, and Musqueam nations are in Ottawa this week with Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson, where they're making their thoughts known about the NEB's decision to approve the TransMountain pipeline expansion.

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June 6, 2016 - Carter family on assisted dying

We speak with Price Carter, the son of Kay Carter, the woman behind the challenge to our country's assisted dying rules.

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June 3, 2016 - Mary Polak on camping reservations

After reports of scalping and sneaky tricks, will the BC government change the camping reservation system? Minister Mary Polak responds to our story.

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June 2, 2016 - Bob Rennie on housing prices

Real estate marketer Bob Rennie says it's time for home buyers and developers to turn their gaze to the suburbs and we speak to him in studio.

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June 1, 2016 - Senator Larry Campbell on Bill C-14

A new clause about 'reasonable foreseeable death' is just one of the problems with the assisted dying legislation as it is written now, according to Senator Larry Campbell. The bill is now before the Senate and we speak with him.

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May 31, 2016 - Bill C-14 deadline

Bill C-14 is expected to be passed in the House of Commons tomorrow, giving the Senate less than a week before the June 6th deadline. What happens if that deadline isn't met? We speak with Josh Paterson, with the BC Civil Liberties Association.

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May 30, 2016 - Minister Fassbender on translink

What does the future hold for transit funding in the Lower Mainland? The provincial government will commit 246 million dollars over 3 years, but Mayors want 3 billion. We speak with Minister Peter Fassbender.

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May 27, 2016 - School Provincial exams changes

The BC government is scrapping most high school provincial exams. It's part of the province's new curriculum. What will this mean for students and teachers?

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May 26, 2016 - Stockwell Day and Wai Young on convention

What will tomorrow's Tories look like? As the federal Conservatives gather in Vancouver today, we'll parse the future of the party and who will lead it.

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May 25, 2016 - Karen Bakker on Site C

270 scientists, academics and the president of the Royal Society of Canada is calling on Ottawa to put a halt to BC's Site C hydro project. We speak to one of those academics, UBC Prof Karen Bakker.

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May 24, 2016 - Rumana Manzur

UBC law student Rumana Monzur survived a vicious attack by her husband that left her blind. That was five years ago. Today she's an advocate for women's rights and will give the keynote speech at the 20th Annual Big Sisters Spring Lunch.

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May 20, 2016 - Martyn Brown on housing

Martyn Brown, the former chief of staff to former BC premier Gordon Campbell is weighing in on the housing affordability crisis in Metro Vancouver. He takes aim at the province for not doing enough.

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May 19, 2016 - Kim Baird on pipeline

The federal government has named an environmental review panel to assess the Trans Mountain pipeline. We speak with former Tsawwassen First Nation Chief Kim Baird, who is on the panel.

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May 18, 2016

MPs are scheduled to debate the Liberals' doctor-assisted dying legislation today. We hear from two local opposition MPs about how they will vote.

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May 17, 2016 - Trans right bill

The federal Liberal government is promising new legal protections for transgender people. We speak to Morgane Oger, a BC advocate who's in Ottawa for the historic announcement.

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May 16, 2016 - Whiterock resident Dianna Cosco

More than a hundred people are waiting to hear if their homes were lost after a massive fire burned in White Rock yesterday morning. We speak with Dianna Cosco, one of the residents affected.

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May 13, 2016 - water restrictions

The hottest ever April, and May's lowest ever snowpack. Conditions back up Metro Vancouver's decision to impose water restrictions early.

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May 12, 2016 - Millenials and housing

A new report suggests millennials are worse of financially in Vancouver than anywhere else in Canada. We convene a panel of experts to address that issue.

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May 11, 2016 - Real estate regulations

The shadow flipping loophole... closed. That's according to an announcement yesterday by the BC Government yesterday. However, the NDP says the new regulations do little to address Vancouver's unaffordability.

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May 10, 2016 - Refuge housing

An update on a Syrian refugee family with disabled daughters that was frustrated after living in limbo for months. They've just moved into a permanent home - and the community has stepped up to support them.

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May 9, 2016 - Aging out

Imagine having a family one day and none the next. We hear about a campaign to ensure young people in foster care get the emotional and financial support they need after their 19th birthday.

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May 6, 2016 - Kelowna fire chief Gerry Zimmermann

How will Fort McMurray rebuild? Will Fort McMurray rebuild? The devastation from the massive wildfire is still ongoing. Coming up, we talk with Kelowna's former fire chief Gerry Zimmerman for his insights.

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May 4, 2016 - Minister Bennett on report

'Too few resources, infrequent inspections, and a lack of enforcement' when it comes to the province's regulation of the mining industry. BC's Energy and Mines Minister Bill Bennett will be here to respond to a damning report from BC's Auditor General.

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May 3, 2016 - Catherine Galliford settlement

Almost four years ago, Catherine Galliford filed a sexual harassment complaint against her employer that changed her life forever. She has now reached a settlement, and she joins us to talk about her experience.

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May 2, 2016 - Mike Harcourt on Expo 86

It was 30 years ago today - we reflect on how Expo '86 changed Vancouver with the mayor at the time, Mike Harcourt.

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April 29, 2016 - VSB trustees on vote

The Vancouver School Board voted 5 to 4 to reject a proposed budget that included $24 million in cuts to programs, services and staff. We speak with trustees Mike Lombardi and Janet Fraser.

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April 28, 2016 - Workers day of mourning

Youth workers are statistically more likely to experience workplace accidents. We hear why one man is spreading his personal story to change that narrative.

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April 27, 2016 - World of epigenetics

Beyond nature versus nurture: we hear about a public event on the science of epigentics - how trauma can affect your genes, your health and your life with Professor Michael Kobor.

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April 26, 2016 - Mayor Hepner on school overcrowding

Surrey schools are bursting at the seams, but how will the city respond? We speak with Mayor Linda Hepner.

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April 25, 2016 - youth suicide

We speak with Trevor Victor and Chief Doug Kelly about a gathering of First Nations young people in the Fraser Valley aiming to curb youth suicide.

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