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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.

Updated: Weekdays
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Defying the shut down of Norway's FM Radio service

In a world first, Norway has switched off its FM radio service — but not everyone is celebrating the move to digital.

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How to save an island

The National Film Board of Canada went to visit the island of Fogo, and interview people about their future.

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The biggest stories of 2017

What is it like to confront Harvey Weinstein or to be swept up by the 'antifa' movement?

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A 20 year-old mystery

A well-liked couple are gunned down in a small, Alberta town. Twenty years later, the mystery still lingers.

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December 15, 2017 - Workplace harrassment

The Supreme Court of Canada has just handed down a landmark ruling on who can file an human rights complaint about workplace harassment. We get analysis from UBC law professor Margot Young.

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December 14, 2017 - Mayor Gregor Robertson on tax increase

Mayor Gregor Robertson join is in studio to tell us how City Hall plans to spend your tax increase next year.

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December 13, 2017 - Jae Mather on Site C

How clean is the electricity that Site C will generate? We speak with Jae Mather, executive director of Clean Energy BC.

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December 12, 2017 - Green party leader Weaver on Site C

Whether you love it or you hate it, the Site C dam mega project has gotten a green light from the provincial government. We speak with BC Green Party leader Andrew Weaver.

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December 11, 2017 - Rick Hansen

Rick Hansen joins us talk about the issues facing people with disabilities, and the new initiatives to make our communities more accessible.

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December 8, 2017 - Minister Heyman on NEB decision

The NEB has cleared the way for construction of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion to begin in Burnaby, and BC's environment minister is not happy about that. We speak with Minister George Heyman.

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December 7, 2017 - remembering Leonard George

Much-loved Tsleil-Waututh elder and community leader Leonard George has passed away. We speak with his niece and elected Tsleil-Waututh councillor Charlene Aleck.

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December 6, 2017 - Minister Farnworth on pot

We speak with Minister Mike Farnworth about his goverment's decision to sell recreational marijuana through a joint private-public system.

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December 5, 2017 - Sam Cooper on money laundering

An independent reviewer has been looking into allegations that money from international crime syndicates is being laundered through BC casinos. The first recommendations are being released later this morning. We speak with the Vancouver Sun's Sam Cooper.

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Father of former NHLer says he's living on the street and could be close to death

He used to play and fight on the biggest hockey stage in the world, but now, former NHLer Stephen Peat is living on the streets and suffering from symptoms common with chronic traumatic encephalopathy.

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December 4, 2017 - Bacon changes stayed

Many British Columbians were outraged to learn that murder and conspiracy charges against Red Scorpion gangster Jamie Bacon have been stayed. We speak with Vancouver sun crime reporter Kim Bolan.

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November 30, 2017 - Death compensation

A CBC News analysis took a closer look at companies that violated safety laws where someone dies on the job. It found that BC companies pay the lowest median fines for workplace deaths. We speak with CBC's Farrah Merali.

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November 29, 2017 - TWU's exec on court decision

The Supreme Court of Canada will hear arguments from Trinity Western University and the Law Society of BC, in a case that places equality rights against religious freedom. We speak with Earl Phillips, head of TWU's proposed School of Law.

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November 28, 2017 - LGBTQ apology

Activist Jen Sungshine and Paul Therien, founder and chair of Canada's first ever Queer Hall of Fame share thoughts on Prime Minister Trudeau's LGBTQ apology

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November 27, 2017 - Stranded barge

A barge with millions of litres of fuel is stranded off the coast of Bella Bella. The Heiltsuk Nation has been in close contact with the Coast Guard. We speak with Chief Marilyn Slett.

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November 24, 2017 - housing and public health

New housing strategies have been released by the federal government and the city of Vancouver. We speak with public health researcher Julian Somers about the impact these plans will have on people struggling to find housing.

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November 23, 2017 - Housing strategies

Housing strategies everywhere, but will they work? Both the city of Vancouver and the federal government outlined their housing plans, saying help for renters was on the way. We speak with Wendy Pedersen of the Vancouver Tenant's Union.

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November 22, 2017 - Child poverty

153,000 children are living in poverty in BC The most reliable predictor of child poverty, is a single-parent family. We speak to Chantelle Krish from the YWCA about the barriers that single mothers face to a stable, successful life for their children.

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November 21, 2017 - Return of crystal meth

It's a drug problem with no end in sight. CBC reporter Farrah Merali will tell us why Doctors are calling crystal meth 'The elephant in the room.'

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November 20, 2017 - Johann Hari on opioid crisis

We speak with New York Times best-selling author and addictions specialist Johann Hari for his thoughts on the ongoing opioid crisis.

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November 17, 2017 - Sargeant Judy Bird remembers Constable John Davidson

This Sunday, Abbotsford Police Department says goodbye to Constable John Davidson. We learn more about what his legacy will be for the department and the community from his colleague Sargeant Judy Bird.

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November 16, 2017 - Women and peacekeeping

The federal government has announced a plan to bring more women into peacekeeping missions. That's something Senator Mobina Jaffer, who represents BC, has been advocating for.

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November 15, 2017 - Senior migration

According to a new study by the Fraser Institute, more seniors are moving to BC from other provinces and using our health services. Yet our health care funding model isn't taking that migration into account. We speak with Jason Clemens.

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November 14, 2017 - Reena Virk death 20 years later

Twenty years on, Victoria is still healing from the murder of 14-year-old Reena Virk. CBC reporter Megan Thomas will join us with a look at how the horrific case changed the way we deal with bullying and youth violence.

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November 13, 2017 - Remembering Reena Virk

Twenty years ago the murder of Victoria teenager Reena Virk by her peers woke a whole generation of B.C. students to the horrific consequences of bullying. Hear Shauna Janz from Learning Through Loss, a grief support society for teens.

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Whistler local brings female presence to all male snowboard film

Robin Van Gyn, Whistler-based professional snowboarder, has been touring the world to promote a new snowboard film, Depth Perception, where she is both the only female rider and the only local featured.

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Major Misconduct - The Decsion Makers

We wrap up our series 'Major Misconduct: Why We Let Kids Fight On Ice' by asking the decision makers; the owners, the league and the sponsors what they think about fighting between kids on ice.

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November 10, 2017 - Breweries and the ALR

New agricultural land rules have brought a sigh of relief from some BC craft breweries. We speak with Brian Smith is the CEO of the Persephone Brewing Company in Gibsons.

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November 9, 2017 - BCTF decision one year later

It's been one year since the land mark Supreme Court decision which restored teachers' class size and composition negotiations. BCTF president, Glen Hansman joins us.

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Major Misconduct - What the Fans Think

'Major Misconduct: Why We Let Kids Fight On Ice' continues. We ask fans at a Kelowna Rockets game what they think of fights that have just happened during the game.

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Major Misconduct - The Developing Brain and CTE

Another segment from 'Major Misconduct: Why We Let Kids Fight On Ice'. We speak to a UBC neuroscientist to find out why the young developing brain takes so much longer to recover from traumatic brain injuries than the developed adult brain.

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November 8, 2017 - US panel on one year of President Trump

One year ago today, Donald Trump was elected president of the United States. We convene our American political panel about the year that was, and the years ahead.

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Major Misconduct - A Fighting Karma

Our featured documentary from the series 'Major Misconduct: Why We Let Kids Fight On Ice'. James McEwan fought more than 200 times in junior and the pros. But then he started suffering from symptoms common to chronic traumatic encephalopathy.

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November 7, 2017 - North Shore rescue safety

Winter is just around the corner, which means it's time to start taking extra care on the North Shore mountains. We talk to North Shore Rescue's Mike Danks about how to stay safe while visiting the mountains this winter.

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Major Misconduct - Teaching Kids to Fight

Our series 'Major Misconduct: Why We Let Kids Fight On Ice' takes a closer look at the tough decision facing parents and coaches of kids who are hoping to make it to the junior level. Should they learn to fight, or not?

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November 6, 2017 - Cedar Project

A study released today shows indigenous youth who use drugs in BC are 13 times more likely to die than other Canadians in the same age group. We speak with Chief Wayne Christian, co-principal investigator of the study and chief of the Splatsin Indian band

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Major Misconduct - The Major Issues

The CBC's Jeremy Allingham kicks off our series 'Major Misconduct: Why We Let Kids Fight On Ice' with an examination of the issues surrounding fighting in junior hockey.

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November 3, 2017 - Inseparable

Judith Pyke is the director and executive producer of the "Inseparable: Ten Years Joined at the Head." The film documents the life of conjoined twins Tatiana and Krista Hogan.

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November 2, 2017 - Jumbo Glacier

The Supreme Court of Canada has cleared the way for the Jumbo Glacier ski resort, dismissing First Nation claims that it infringes on their religious rights. Jessica Orkin is a lawyer and an intervenor in the case.

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November 1, 2017

Vancouver City Council will debate a motion to apologize to Chinese descendants in this city. Henry Yu, a member of the advisory board Historical Discrimination Against Chinese People in Vancouver, responds.

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October 31, 2017 - Andrew Scheer

Federal Conservative leader Andrew Scheer on the Trudeau and the government's fiscal update.

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October 30, 2017 - NDP MP Kennedy Stewart on Kinder Morgan

Kinder Morgan wants the National Energy Board to allow the company to start work on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, even though the City of Burnaby has yet to grant the required permits. We speak to Burnaby South MP Kennedy Stewart.

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October 27, 2017 - Dogwood's Sophie Harrison on Kinder Morgan

Another twist in the saga of the Trans Mountain pipeline. Kinder Morgan is now appealing to the National Energy Board to give them the go-ahead despite not getting permits from the City of Burnaby. We get some reaction from the group Dogwood.

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October 26, 2017 - Maple Ridge homeless camp

The City of Maple Ridge is once again seeking an injuction to clear the Anita's Place homeless camp. We speak with Mayor Nicole Read about what prompted council's decision.

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October 25, 2017 - Rental stats

New census data is out today. We speak with Nathan Lauster about what the statistics say about how many renters are living in Metro Vancouver and whether more needs to be done to keep them living in the region.

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October 24, 2017 - Chilliwack trustee LGBTQ comments

A Chilliwack school trustee is facing calls to resign after online comments he made about BC's Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity program. We speak with Colin McKenna, president of P-FLAG in Vancouver for his take.

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October 23, 2017 - Brady Strachan on Salmon Arm investigation

RCMP in the southern Interior are investigating after human remains were found at a rural property near Salmon Arm on the weekend. We speak with CBC reporter Brady Strachan.

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October 20, 2017 - Translink CEO Kevin Desmond

Translink wants the government to use the increased carbon tax to fund the Broadway SkyTrain extension and rapid transit in Surrey. We speak with Translink CEO Kevin Desmond.

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October 19, 2017 - Andrew Weaver on ride-sharing bill

We speak with BC Green Party leader Andrew Weaver who will again introduce a private member's bill to pave the way for ride-hailing services to come to BC. This, after the government announced it won't make a decision on Uber and Lyft until next year

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October 18, 2017 - Peter Mansbridge and Ry Moran on the death of Gord Downie

We remember Gord Downie with the CBC's Peter Mansbridge and Ry Moran, Director from the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation.

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October 17, 2017 - Ken Dryden's new book

No hits to the head, no excuses. That's the message hockey legend Ken Dryden is trying to get across in his new book, 'Game Change.' Ken is in town for the Vancouver Writers Fest today and he joins us in the studio.

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October 16, 2017 - Newly-elected NPA Hector Bremner

Change is coming to Vancovuer city hall, as the NPA picks up the council seat left empty by Vision's Geoff Meggs. We speak with New Councillor Hector Bremner.

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October 13, 2017 - BC Liberals debate

The race to replace former BC Liberal leader Christy Clark is on, with the first leadership debate happening this Sunday. We speak with political science professor Hamish Telford joins us with his thoughts on what we can expect.

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October 12, 2017 - renaming Siwash rock

The Vancouver Park Board voted to work with First Nations on renaming Siwash Rock in Stanley Park. We speak to Chief Ian Campbell of the Squamish Nation.

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October 11, 2017 - Todd Stone running for Liberals

Former transportation minister Todd Stone joins the BC Liberal leadership race as candidate number eight. We hear about his vision for the party.

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Reconcile This - child welfare system

'Reconcile This' explores the tensions between indigenous people and institutions they interact with every day. Today we talk about child welfare system in BC with our reporter Angela Sterritt.

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October 10, 2017 - Bank denies fraud claim

If your bank or credit card is compromised, you may be on the hook - it happened to one Vancouver man who banks with TD Canada Trust. Bal Brach joins us with more on this story.

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October 6, 2017 - Falling in Love

Vancouver-based author Mandy Len Catron about her first book "How to Fall in Love with Anyone" and what it means to take agency with love.

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October 5, 2017 - David Eby on electoral reform

BC is taking another run at electoral reform after two failed attempts in the last 12 years. We speak to Attorney General David Eby about what may be different this time.

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October 4, 2017 - Distracted driving

VPD handed out nearly 2000 distracted driving tickets last month. We speak to Christopher Schneider, associate professor of sociology at Brandon University about why a lot of us can't leave our phones alone while behind the wheel.

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October 3, 2017 - Faith Bodnar on disability transport

Advocates are applauding restored bus passes and a new transportation supplement for people with disabilities in BC. We hear what difference this will make when we speak with Faith Bodnar from Inclusion BC.

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October 2, 2017 - Money laundering in casinos

The BC government has hired an outside expert to review the state of money laundering in casinos in this province. We speak to Ed Rampone, former investigator with the provincial government about the challenges of putting a stop to it.

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September 29, 2017 - David Eby on possible money laundering

An independent expert has been appointed by the province to look into possible money laundering at B.C. casinos. Attorney General David Eby joins us to talk more about that.

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September 28, 2017 - Uber vs Vancouver

We speak with SFU professor Andy Hira about Uber's hard stance against government regulation, and how this can affect the ride-hailing service when it comes to BC.

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September 27, 2017 - Rob Shaw on NDP positions

Filling government positions with party insiders. The BC NDP had criticized the Liberals for doing it. Now in government, they have filled at least a dozen high-paying jobs with their own members. We speak with Vancouver Sun reporter Rob Shaw.

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September 26, 2017 - Pot consultation

Selling non-medicinal marijuana could have different rules in different cities across BC. We speak with SFU criminologist Neil Boyd, who says this is a smart idea from the province, if changes can be implemented in time.

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September 25, 2017 - Dianne Watts on Liberal leadership bid

We speak with Former Surrey mayor Dianne Watts, who has officially entered the race to become the leader of the B.C. Liberal Party. This comes after Liberal MLA Sam Sullivan declared his leadership bid last week.

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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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