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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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The return

A man fields an unusual request from his father-in-law, and the story of a very special cherry tree.

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Sex on drugs

The relationship people have with drugs is complicated, but not as messy as the relationship people have had with sex.

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Corey Hart

1980s pop star Corey Hart reveals something you may not know about "Sunglasses at Night".

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Can geoengineering technology combat extreme weather?

"Cloud seeding" is being considered a tool for controlling extreme weather, with one in four countries using the technology already.

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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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June 23, 2017 - Throne Speech

B.C. Lieutenant General's throne speech was full of promises for social spending, political donation reforms, and new affordability measures. But almost none of those promises were in the BC Liberal election platform. Our On The Ledge panel weighs in.

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June 22, 2017 - Robert Joseph Greene

Vancouver author Robert Joseph Greene has never been to Russia but he found himself in the middle of one of the country's biggest political controversies because of one of his children's stories.

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June 21, 2017 - Indigenous MLAs

Power, politics, and priorities, three Indigenous B.C. MLAs explain how they reconcile a relationship between an institutions' past and future.

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June 20, 2017

After more than 35 years with Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services, and nearly eight years as Fire Chief, John McKearney is retiring.

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June 19, 2017 - B.C. Politics

It's been nearly seven weeks since the closest election in B.C.'s history. This week the legislature returns. So what's next? Sonia Furstenau (Green Party), Mike Farthworth (NDP), and Sam Sullivan (Liberal) discuss the week ahead.

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June 16, 2017 - Overdose Action

Medical responders, law enforcement, and those affected by the drug overdose crisis are meeting to come up with new solutions to deal with the deadly opioid epidemic. Hear Dr. Mark Tyndall, executive director of the BC Centre for Disease Control.

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June 15, 2017 - Women in Bhangra

South Asian music is hugely popular in Vancouver, but even as the scene grows, women seem to be under-represented. Hear local hip hop artist Horsepowar with her thoughts.

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June 14, 2017

Following the tragic fire in A 24-storey highrise in London, England. Hear Jonathan Gormick, spokesperson for Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services, on fire safety in Vancouver.

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June 13, 2017 - Mercy for Animals

Mercy for Animals has released another undercover video allegedly showing workers abusing chickens in Fraser Valley.

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June 12, 2017 - Barwatch

BarWatch's Curtis Robinson warns women that police are aware of two men are targeting women in bars along the Granville strip, and that unattended drinks will be disposed of for patrons' safety.

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June 9, 2017 - US panel on Comey

Former FBI director James Comey has given his long-awaited testimony before the Senate intelligence committee. We reconvene our U.S. panel to get their perspective.

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June 8, 2017 - Harjit Sajjan on defence spending

The federal government announced yesterday that annual defence spending will increase approximately 70 per cent over the next decade. We speak with Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan on how that money will be spent.

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June 7, 2017 - Harry Swain on Site C

What is the 'point-of-no-return' for the Site C dam? The political leaders of BC don't agree. We ask former chair of the Joint Review Panel, Harry Swain, for his take.

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June 6, 2017 - MP Dan Davies on Site C

We speak with Liberal MLA-elect Dan Davies, who says the Site C project is needed for its power, and for the employment it will provide in the north.

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June 5, 2017 - Mayor Robertson

Creating affordable housing, battling the opiate crisis, and working with a new BC government are just some of the items on Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson's current agenda. We speak with the Mayor about how he plans to tackle these tasks.

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June 2, 2017 - Geoff Meggs on Balmoral repairs

More than 20 residents of the Balmoral Hotel protested outside the Vancouver mayor's office yesterday. We speak with Councillor Geoff Meggs about what the City can, and cannot do, to help them.

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Special Election Podcast - The One Thing: Episode 6

The One Thing is an original CBC podcast that takes on the one big issue that made headlines in the aftermath of the BC election with CBC reporter Richard Zussman. On this episode, it's all about THE DEAL.

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June 1, 2017 - Softwood lumber package

The federal government is expected to announce a billion-dollar aid package for the softwood lumber industry this morning. We speak with Naomi Christensen, a senior policy analyst at the Canada West Foundation.

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May 31, 2017 - Interview with John Horgan and Andrew Weaver

NDP leader John Horgan and Green party leader Andrew Weaver join us next to share more details of their plan for sharing power to form a new government.

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May 30, 2017 - MLA's Carole James and Adam Olsen on NDP Greens

What will become of Site C? The Foreign Buyers Tax? Up next we speak with NDP MLA Carole James and Greens MLA Adam Olsen about the similarities and the differences between Greens and NDP as they set out to form government.

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May 29, 2017 - Bob Rae

Former Ontario Premier Bob Rae with some advice for B.C. politicians on working with a minority government.

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May 26, 2017 - Young Vegan

12-year-old health food author, vegan, and activist Daniel Bissonnette shares his secrets for success.

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May 25, 2017 - NDP leader John Horgan

The final tally is in, and the Liberals are still one seat shy short of a majority. We speak with NDP Leader John Horgan about his party's plans to form the next government with support of the Green Party.

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May 24, 2017 - British High Commissioner

British High Commissioner to Canada Howard Drake on the deadly attack in Manchester

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May 23, 2017 - UK reporter Andrew Greaves in Manchester on bombing

An apparent suicide bomb has killed at least 22 people and wounded many more in Manchester. We speak to Andrew Greaves, head of journalism at News Associates in Manchester.

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May 19, 2017 - US panel on Trump

US President Donald Trump is facing serious allegations of obstruction of justice after a stream of non-stop scandals following the firing of FBI director James Comey. Our US panel shares their thoughts on the political drama unfolding in America.

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May 18, 2017 - Tent city decision

The BC Supreme Court has denied the City of Vancouver's injunction against a tent city at 950 Main Street. We speak to Caitlin Shane, an articling student with the Pivot Legal Society about what this decision means.

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May 17, 2017 - Cellphones ban in school

A Victoria school is banning cell phones to keep students from getting distracted in the classroom. Should schools here follow suit? The district principal for the Surrey School District says no and we find out why.

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May 16, 2017 - Passenger bill of rights

Federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau has just tabled Canada's new passenger bill of rights for air travel. We get reaction from Bruce Cran, is the president of the Consumers' Association of Canada.

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May 15, 2017 - Fentanyl strips

A quick and simple fentanyl drug test has been found to be ten times more effective at reducing drug users' dosage than otherwise. We speak with Mark Lysyshyn, a medical health officer with Vancouver Coastal Health.

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May 12, 2017 - Duff Conacher on BC government rules

Is BC's current set of rules for a minority government leaving the system open to abuse and manipulation? We speak to Duff Conacher, the Co-founder of Democracy Watch, a Canadian non-profit civic organization.

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Special Election Podcast - The One Thing: Episode 5

The One Thing is an original CBC podcast that takes on the one big issue that made headlines in the BC election campaign this week with CBC reporter Richard Zussman. On this episode, it's all about...uncertainty.

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May 11, 2017 - John Nightingale on Cetacean vote

The Vancouver Aquarium says the Park Board's proposed cetacean bylaw would condemn to death some animals that need rescuing. We speak to Aquarium CEO John Nightingale.

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May 10, 2017 - Open line with Gerald Baier

It looks like B.C has its first minority government in five decades. CBC elections analyst Gerald Baier takes a look at what happened last night and what this means moving forward and we take your calls.

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May 9, 2017 - HUSAR and flooding

We to check in with the team leader of Vancouver's Heavy Urban Search and Rescue Team, they've been working in Shuswap, a region experiencing extreme flooding.

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May 8, 2017 - Greg Lyle on polls

BC votes tomorrow and Greg Lyle, president of Innovative Research Group, joins us in studio with the findings of the group's latest election polls.

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May 5, 2017 - Film-maker Charles Wilkinson

Why do people struggle to stay in a city so expensive that home ownership is beyond reach? We speak with film-maker Charles Wilkinson on his latest film, Vancouver: No Fixed Address.

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Special Election Podcast - The One Thing: Episode 4

The One Thing is an original CBC podcast that takes on the one big issue that made headlines in the BC election campaign this week. In episode four, CBC reporter Richard Zussman gets up close and personal.

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May 4, 2017 - Census data

Millennials are moving to Vancouver, but people in their late 30s are leaving the region. We dig into what the latest census numbers say about Metro Vancouver residents with Paul Kershaw, professor at the School of Population and Public Health at UBC.

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May 3, 2017 - Richard Wozny on real estate

We speak to Richard Wozny, a heavy weight in Metro Vancouver's real estate market who's had a successful 30-year career and now wants to share what he's learned, and to help find solutions to the housing crisis.

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May 2, 2017 - CBC reporter Rafferty Baker from Tofino

Two people are dead after a catamaran went down this weekend. We speak with the CBC's Rafferty Baker, who is in Tofino this morning.

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May 1, 2017 - Yellow bench campaign

We speak with Sam Fiorell, founder of The Friendship Bench campaign, who is travelling to five schools across the country this week to get young people talking about mental health and suicide prevention.

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