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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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Education system failing kids with special needs, say parents

A Hamilton, Ont., mother says she's finding she can't get the support her autistic son needs to succeed in his public school.

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An activist's plea for change

These days FrancesLee is fed up, and exhausted by the puritanical demands and strictures of fellow comrades.

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The future of work

Learn how to make a living in a digital future.

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Yankee Stadium girl hit by 170 km/h foul ball

A New York City councilman is renewing calls to extend the protective netting at Yankee Stadium after a young girl was hit in the face.

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September 22, 2017 - Sam Sullivan running for Liberal leadership

We speak with former Vancouver mayor Sam Sullivan, who is the first official candidate in the race to lead the BC Liberals.

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September 21, 2017 - David Morton on BCUC report

The BC Utilities Commission's preliminary report on the financial impact of the Site C dam is out. In it, are 73 questions it says B-C Hydro must answer in order to assess the costs. We speak with the Commission's CEO David Morton

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September 20, 2017 - Earthquake in Mexico City

Over 200 reported dead after a 7.1 magnitude quake struck Mexico City yesterday. We speak with Vancouverite Jaime Stein and freelancer reporter Dagna Gallinger in Mexico City about the impact, and the aftermath.

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September 19, 2017 - Minister Farnworth on pot regulation

We know the federal government will legalize marijuana before next Canada Day, but we don't know much else in the way of details. We speak with solicitor general Mike Farnworth, who met with federal justice minister Jody Wilson Raybould last week.

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September 18, 2017 - Doctors for Morneau tax reforms

We speak with Vancouver physician Robert Woollard to find out why he supports Finance Minister Morneau's proposed tax reforms.

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September 15, 2017 - Massey Lecture with Payam Akhavan

We speak with Payam Akhavan, this year's CBC Radio Massey Lecturer on his lecture series In Search of a Better World: A Human Rights Odyssey.

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September 14, 2017 - Norman Spector on minority rules

Norman Spector join us as we follow up on the Green Leader's comments that the NDP platform is now 'irrelevant,' because the government needs to share power with the Greens.

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September 13, 2017 - Weaver on childcare

The NDP says it must consult with the BC Greens before implementing 10-dollar-a-day childcare. We ask Andrew Weaver about the delay for parents.

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September 12, 2017 - Carole James on budget

Higher taxes for some, and more spending on education. Those are some of the highlights from the NDP government's first budget update. We speak with Finance Minister Carole James.

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September 11, 2017 - Vancouverite Heather Flanagan in Tortola

Hurricane Irma has left a long and destructive path. We speak with Heather Flanagan who has been working hard to keep residents of the British Virgin Island of Tortola.

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September 8 , 2017 - CBC's Laura Lynch on Jassi Sidhu ruling

Jassi Sidhu was killed over 17 years ago and the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that the federal government has every right to extradite her mother and uncle to India, where they stand accused for hiring the men who killed her. We speak with Laura Lynch.

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September 7, 2017 - Mountain sculpture

Laurie Throness, the Liberal MLA from Chilliwack, has some policy ideas for the next leader of his party. One of them is to 'shape a mountain to create a globally-significant sculpture.'

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September 6, 2017 - Joy MacPhail on ICBC

You can expect to pay more to insure your car soon. ICBC is in financial trouble, and rates are going up. We speak with the Chair of ICBC, Joy MacPhail.

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September 5, 2017 - Minister of Employment Patty Hajdu

Some young people can't get a job without work experience, can't get work experience without a job. The federal government is trying to address that with a new student work placement program. We speak with Labour Minister Patty Hajdu.

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September 4, 2017 - Labour Minister Harry Bains

In honour of Labour Day, we're speaking with Harry Bains, BC's brand new Minister of Labour. What are his plans and priorities for the upcoming legislative session?

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September 1, 2017 - Low-income students

The beginning of the school year can be an exciting time, but for those coming from low-income communities, this time of year can be very challenging. We speak with Vancouver teacher Trevor Stokes who works with at-risk youth.

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August 30, 2017 - AirBnB Vancouver tax

Next month, Quebec will start collecting a 3.5 per cent tax from Airbnb to help fund their tourism offices. As Vancouver prepares for its own public hearings on Airbnb this fall, we speak with the city's Kaye Krisha.

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August 29, 2017 - Conservative leader Andrew Scheer

When trying to stop the rising rate of overdose deaths in BC, some are calling for more action from the federal government. We ask leader of the official opposition, Andrew Scheer what his reponse would be, under a Conservative administration.

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August 28, 2017 - Political Insiders

Green Party Leader Andrew Weaver has been keen to criticize the BC NDP lately - does it signal trouble in paradise between the parties? Our last edition of the Political Insiders column takes on that question.

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August 25, 2017 - Mark Lysyshyn on festival drug testing

We speak with Vancouver Coastal Health about the significant number of drugs tested at the Shambhala music festival, that were completely different from the ones people thought they had.

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August 24, 2017 - ALR speculation

We speak with Vancouver Sun investigative reporter Sam Cooper, about the increase in foreign purchases of BC's agricultural land.

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August 23, 2017 - Fish farm escape

Thousands of Atlantic salmon escaped a fish farm east of Victoria yesterday. We speak with John Volpe, a U-Vic ecologist about the impact that incident and the industry as a whole may have on local fish.

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August 22, 2017 - Green and NDP relations

The NDP has used its first month in office to make good on a slew of campaign promises, but is it enough to please the BC Green party, the group whose support keeps the New Democrats in power? We speak with the Vancouver Sun's Rob Shaw.

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August 21, 2017 - Salmon monitoring

Salmon by the numbers: we speak with Michael Price, the author of a new report that claims Canada isn't counting enough fish.

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August 18, 2017 - Teachers vs nazism

Associate professor Michelle Stack joins us to discuss how white educators need to approach the topic of racism to stop the growth of white supremacist groups.

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August 17, 2017 - Overdose recommendations

The BCCDC released 10 new recommendations on how to deal with the drug overdose crisis, including decriminalizing, then legalizing, illicit drugs beyond marijuana. We get reaction from Judy Darcy, BC's minister of mental health and addictions.

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August 16, 2017 - Minimum wage debate

Minimum wage will go up 50 cents an hour in BC starting next month, with plans to reach 15-dollars an hour by 2021. We debate the issue with Val Litwin and Irene Lanzinger.

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August 15, 2017 - Grizzly hunt

The BC government says they put an end to the trophy hunting of grizzly bears, but even some conservationists have questions about their approach. We speak with the head of Pacific Wild, Ian McAllister.

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August 14, 2017 - ICBC finances

ICBC 'is on the path to insolvency' is what bureaucrats are telling the new NDP government, according to Minister David Eby. We speak with former civil servant Richard McCandless about what he thinks can be done to right this sinking ship.

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August 11, 2017 - Andrew Weaver

The B.C. government has hired outside counsel to help it join a legal challenge against the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project. Hear B.C. Green Party leader, Andrew Weaver.

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August 10, 2017 - Salish Blankets

A new book co-authored by hereditary Squamish chief Janice George, Salish Blankets: Robes of Protection and Transformation, Symbols of Wealth, honours the role weaving has played in Salish culture.

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August 9, 2017 - Homeless Youth

Stephen Gaetz urges provinces to provide support for foster children until age 25 because he found foster kids are more than 200 times more likely to become homeless than the general population.

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August 8, 2017 - Airbnb

A new study out of McGill found a small number of commercial property owners are making the majority of Airbnb's revenue for short-term rentals. Hear from its lead author David Wachsmuth.

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August 7, 2017 - Fire update

We speak to Clinton cattle rancher Greg Nyman about the impact the wildfires have had on his animals and get an update from Chief Fire Information Offcier Kevin Skrepnek.

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August 4, 2017 - Jim Stanford on Australia's LNG

The Pacific Northwest LNG project is no longer going ahead, but rather than lament the loss Canadian professor of economics Jim Stanford says we should be glad that BC dodged a bullet.

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August 3, 2017 - Site C debate

The provincial government is making good on an election promise to send the Site C dam to an independent review. We get reaction from those who support the project, and those who oppose it.

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August 2, 2017 - NDP Minister Selina Robinson on housing promises

Justin Trudeau told us his government is making historic investments in affordable housing. We speak with Seline Robinson, the new provincial minister of housing for how the funding will be spent.

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August 1, 2017 - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's had a first-hand look at the impact of BC's wildfire crisis. He joins us in studio to talk about what he saw, and what support is coming for those affected by the fires.

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July 31, 2017 - Wildfire weather

Environment Canada has issued special weather statements for an extended stretch of hot weather is expected with daytime temperatures in the upper-30s. We speak with Lori Daniels, an associate professor of forest ecology for the University of BC.

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July 28, 2017 - BC Attorney General David Eby on political donations

BC Attorney General David Eby says his government still plans to ban big money from politics, but the legislation may not be coming as quickly as they had promised.

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July 27, 2017 - Metrotown Demovictions

A plan to turn the Metrotown area into a high-density downtown is going ahead, even though protesters tried to stop Burnaby council from voting on it this week. So is storming council meetings and protesting really the best way to fight?

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July 26, 2017 - Audrey Vance reaction to Blackmore's lawyer

Winston Blackmore's defence lawyer Blair Suffredine says there's no evidence his client has caused any harm by practicing polygamy. We speak to Audrey Vance, a long-time activist in Creston who says otherwise.

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July 25, 2017 - Wally Oppal on Bountiful decision

Two former leaders of a fundamentalist Mormon sect in Bountiful BC have been found guilty of polygamy. We speak with former BC Attorney General Wally Oppal about this historic, complex case.

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July 24, 2017 - Polygamy verdict

A verdict is expected today in the polygamy case of two men from the fundamentalist Mormon community of Bountiful BC. We speak to Vancouver Sun columnist Daphne Bramham, who has been covering the case and is in Cranbrook to hear the decision.

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July 21, 2017 - new NDP minister of education Rob Fleming

Teacher hiring, funding, seismic upgrades.. Minister of Education Rob Fleming has a long list of issues in his portfolio. We speak to him next about what his priorities are.

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July 20, 2017 - Bowen Island logging

BC Timber Sales drafting a new Forest Stewardship Plan that could result in logging on Bowen Island. We speak with Bowen Island's Mayor Murray Skeels about the plan.

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July 19, 2017 - New NDP cabinet

BC's new cabinet has been named and they are now getting to work. We speak with the forests minister Doug Donaldson and the finance minister Carole James about the challenges that lie ahead and how they plan to deal with wildfires and more.

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July 18, 2017 - NDP's John Horgan on fires and being sworn in today

How will the NDP deal with the evacuation centres straining under the pressure, while emergency crews battle the province's wildfires? We get some answers from John Horgan as he prepares to be sworn in today as the next premier of BC.

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July 17, 2017 - CBC's Brady Strachan fire update

Residents in both Williams Lake and Lake Country were ordered to leave their homes over the weekend because of wildfires. We check in with CBC reporter Brady Strachan, who has been talking to evacuees and visited the area in Lake Country that was burned.

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July 14, 2017 - Billy Bragg in studio

We've got Billy Bragg, in studio, with his new book, Roots, Radicals, and Rocker in advance of his performance at the Vancouver Folk Fest tonight.

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July 13, 2017 - Fire update

Professional firefighters battling BC's wildfires are getting support from loggers, miners, and construction workers. We speak with Tim Menning, head of a logging company and with CBC reporter Betsy Trumpener in Prince George.

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July 12, 2017 - Red Cross donations and recognizing scams

The Red Cross says financial donations are the best way to help evacuees from the BC wildfires. We find out how you can donate and where the money actually goes and speak to the BBB about how to recognize fake solicitors.

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July 11, 2017 - BC Fire update

We get updates on the latest fire situations with B.C. Chief Fire Information Officer Kevin Skrepnek, Williams Lake Mayor Walt Cobb and CBC's Betsy Trumpener in Prince George, where many forced out of their homes are staying.

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July 10, 2017 - Fire victims and Minister Stone

Some fire victims are preparing for the worst, others are recovering from it. We hear from interior residents Sherrie Fraser and Sue Willis whose homes were caught in the line of fire. We also speak with Minister Todd Stone on the $100 million relief fund

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July 7, 2017 - Park expansion worries on Victoria drive

East Vancouver residents are concerned that a city-owned home on their block is sitting empty. We speak with resident Pete McCormick who's feeling uneasy about the city's purchase and its plans.

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July 6, 2017 - MMIW update from Wally Oppal

Another resignation among the ranks of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Inquiry, this time from the Executive Director. Families are concerned about how the whole process is going. We speak to BC's Commissioner Wally Oppal, for his take

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July 5, 2017 - Ujjal Dosanjh on NDP cabinet

Former premier Ujjal Dosanjh joins us to talk about the challenge of deciding who gets into cabinet, and who gets left out.

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July 4, 2017 - Solitary confinement

The trial against the federal government and their solitary confinement practices begins today. We speak with Josh Paterson of the BC Civil Liberties Association on the changes they are hoping to see.

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July 3, 2017 - Political Insiders

8 weeks ago, British Columbians were about to head to the polls. Now, after weeks of uncertainty, NDP leader John Horgan will become premier and form government through a partnership with the Greens. We check in with our political insiders.

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Premier-designate John Horgan

16 years of Liberal rule has come to an end. We speak with Premier-designate John Horgan.

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June 29, 2017 - Construction flagger hit

A shocking video of a flagger run over by an SUV in Burnaby had the BC Flagging Association calling for tough penalties to keep their members safe. We hear from co-founder Diane Herback.

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June 28, 2017 - Vienna housing delegate

What Vancouver can learn from Vienna, when it comes to housing? We speak to Andrea Reven-Holzmann, CEO of a non-profit housing developer in Vienna.

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June 27, 2017 - Richard Johnston on legislature

It's a standoff at the BC Legislature and it looks like nothing will get done until the confidence vote on Thursday. We speak with UBC political scientist Richard Johnston about all the political jockeying.

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June 26, 2017 - Softwood tariffs

The United States is expected to slap a second round of duties on Canadian softwood lumber today. What should we expect, and what impact will it have? We speak with Naomi Christensen, an analyst from the Canada West Foundation.

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