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It's a question as old as time: what do we need to be happy? Dr. Robert Waldinger may have some answers.To download a file, right click and save.Download Podcast: Lessons from the world's longest study on happiness
Artists and community activists say Detroit's graffiti is being put at risk by a new development plan.To download a file, right click and save.Download Podcast: Detroit's new war on graffiti
The staff Michigan's Ferris State University have no choice but to confront the school’s haunted history head on.To download a file, right click and save.Download Podcast: You are haunted
Donald Trump continues to argue that the U.S. election could be rigged. But, Republican lawyer Mark Braden says Trump’s claims are impossible.To download a file, right click and save.Download Podcast: Republican lawyer says vote rigging impossible
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October 21, 2016 - Stephanie Cadieux
Minister of Children and Family Development, Stephanie Cadieux, responds to the story of Nick Lang who died only six days into a stay in a youth justice program.
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October 20, 2016 - US debate panel
It certainly was a debate to remember last night - we reconvene our US panel to discuss Donald Trump vs Hillary Clinton.
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October 19, 2016 - Minister Lake on health talks
Federal and provincial health ministers wrapped up a day of tough talks, but they still don't see eye-to-eye on the national funding formula. We speak with BC's Health Minister Terry Lake.
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October 18, 2016 - Tobey Steeves on VSB
We speak to Vancouver-based teacher Tobey Steeves, who says Education Minister Mike Bernier's decision to fire the Vancouver School Board undermines the democratic process.
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October 17, 2016 - Lombardi on VSB budget
School Board trustees put their jobs on the line when they refused to pass a budget last June. Now they say they're ready to make nice and vote to pass a balanced budget. We speak to VSB chair Mike Lombardi.
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October 14, 2016 - Minor League coach child pornography charges
A long-time Coquitlam minor league baseball coach was charged with voyerism and making child pornography this week. We ask John Berry, president of Baseball BC how sports associations keep players out of harm's reach.
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Why more 20-somethings are getting Botox
Cosmetic dermatologists say they're seeing a growing number of women coming in to get Botox to prevent wrinkles.
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October 13, 2016 - Translink CEO Kevin Desmond
From road to sea to sky-train, Phase One of Translink's plan would see more transit available for all three. We look through the plan with CEO Kevin Desmond ahead of the first round of public consultation.
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October 12, 2016 - NDP's John Horgan on rent hikes
Landlords are using a loophole to hike rents in BC and the government can't do much about it, since the Liberals cancelled the fall Legislative session according to the NDP. We speak with NDP leader John Horgan.
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October 11, 2016 - CMHA manifesto
The Canadian Mental Health Association says less than one-third of children needing mental health care in BC, are getting the treatment they need. We speak with the BC chapter of the CMHA, Bev Gutray.
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October 7, 2016 - Jennifer Berdahl on RCMP apology
The RCMP have reached a landmark settlement for female officers who have been harassed and sexually assaulted on the force. We speak with UBC's Jennifer Berdahl about the next steps that needs to be taken.
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October 6, 2016 - Alex Scheiber from MCFD on report
More than 120 children sexually victimized in BC while in government care. The majority of the children hurt were Aboriginal girls. We speak to Alex Scheiber, Deputy Director of Child Welfare with the ministry.
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October 5, 2016 - First Nation sexual violence
A new report from BC's Representative for Children and Youth reveals Aboriginal girls are at highest risk of sexual violence in foster care. We speak with Chief Ernie Crey and Dr. Margo Nelson to talk more about these tragic statistics.
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October 4, 2016 - Minister Mary Polak on LNG
BC is ahead of the curve when it comes to the new federal carbon pricing scheme, but how would the recently approved Pacific NorthWest LNG plant affect BC's greenhouse gas targets? We speak with BC's environment minister Mary Polak.
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October 3, 2016 - Values and home ownership panel
According to a new CBC-Angus Reid survey, a majority of Vancouverites say owning a home is important to their identity as a Canadian. We take a closer look at what policy decisions have led to the cultural significance of home ownership.
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September 30, 2016 - Foster Parents
Should a Metis Toddler stay with her familiar foster parents on Vancouver Island? The B.C. Federation of Foster Parents weighs in.
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September 29, 2016 - Sechelt Long-Term Care
Vancouver Coastal Health on privatization of long-term care for seniors in Sechelt. Hear Lauren Tindall, VCH's director for the Sunshine Coast, and Dr. Peter Edmunds, senior medical director with the health authority.
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September 28, 2016 - Petronas LNG
The federal government has officially approved the Pacific NorthWest LNG project. Kathyrn Harrison, a professor of political science at UBC responds.
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September 27, 2016 - Drug treatment beds
The number of drug treatment beds for youth has dropped 25% in the past few years, despite the current crisis in fentanyl-related drug overdoses. The numbers were uncovered by the BC NDP. We speak to their health critic, Sue Hammell.
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September 26, 2016 - Burlington mall shooting
Following the tragic news of the shooting at the Cascade Mall in Washington on Friday night, we speak with Alex Rozier, a reporter who is outside the courtroom where the suspect is expected to make his first court appearance.
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'Nevermind' at 25: Nirvana's First Show in Vancouver
The Early Edition's Jeremy Allingham takes us back to Nirvana's first Vancouver show at the Town Pump back on March 12, 1990.
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September 23, 2016 - Justice Catherine Bruce
Justice Catherine Bruce looks back on her career on her last day on the Supreme Court of British Columbia.
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September 22, 2016 - Dr. Perry Kendall
The number of fatal overdose deaths continue to climb in B.C. despite the province's efforts to minimize the death count. B.C. Provincial Health Officer Dr. Perry Kendall responds.
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September 21, 2016 - Geoff Meggs on living wage
The City of Vancouver will consider this morning, adopting a policy to pay all its staff and contractors a living wage. We speak to Councillor Geoff Meggs.
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September 20, 2016 - Minister Navdeep Bains on clean tech
Navdeep Bains, Federal minister for innovation, science and economic development joins us about a funding announcement about clean tech.
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September 19, 2016 - Ageing out
Could better support for youth aging out of foster care save the province millions of dollars? We speak with economist Marvin Shaffer who shares research that proves this could be the case.
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September 16, 2016 - VSB saves Britannia
The Vancouver School Board has spared Britannia Secondary from the chopping block, but 11 others may still face closure. We speak with Mike Lombardi, the chair of the Vancouver School Board.
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September 15, 2016 - Fentanyl Enforcement
Our series "Preventable Deaths: Inside BC's Fentanyl Crisis" examines the role enforcement plays in the on going health emergency with criminologist Neil Boyd
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September 14, 2016 - Fentanly Education
As part of our series "Preventable Deaths" a look at the efforts being made to educate youth about the dangers of fentanyl. Delta Police Chief Neil Dubord and Rob Rai, director of school and community connections with the Surrey School District, weigh in.
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September 13, 2016 - Dr Evan Wood on fentanyl
The provincial government has assigned a taskforce to help curb the number of overdose deaths in BC. We speak with Dr. Evan Wood.
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September 12, 2016 - David Eby on real estate tax evasion
NDP housing critic, David Eby thinks that the provincial government should not stand by and wait for the federal government to crack down on real estate speculators.
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September 8, 2016 - Prescription heroin
Canadian doctors are now allowed to prescribe heroin to people who are severely addicted to opioids. We speak with addiction expert Dr Gabor Mate who has been calling for this change for years.
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September 7, 2016 - Ocean Wise on avoiding BC fish
An American seafood sustainability program has put several BC salmon fisheries on its 'avoid' list. We get reaction from the Vancouver Aquarium's Ocean Wise program with Teddie Geach.
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September 6, 2016 - Dr Day healthcare challenge and reaction
The debate over private vs public healthcare heats up as Dr. Brian Day launches his constitutional challenge against the provincial government. We speak to him, and those intervening in the case.
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September 5, 2016 - B.C. Labour
President of the B.C. Federation of Labor president, Irene Lanzinger, on the labour movement's biggest successes and challenges as we celebrate Labour Day.
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REBGV President Dan Morrison on housing prices
Greater Vancouver's real estate board is reporting the NUMBER of Metro Vancouver home sales have dropped to typical August levels, but what effect has the foreign homebuyers' tax had on housing prices? We speak with President Dan Morrison.
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September 1, 2016 - Judge Marion Buller on MMIW
Today the federal government begins its independent inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous women. We talk to the head of the commission Judge Marion Buller about what we can expect over the next two years.
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August 31, 2016 - VCH's Dr Lysyshyn on Fentanyl
Drug tests at Insite have found that an astonishing 86 per cent of substances checked at their facility contain fentanyl. We speak with Dr. Mark Lysyshyn, a Vancouver Coastal Health medical health officer.
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August 30, 2016 - Minister Bernier on CCPA report
The school year will kick off with some hefty challenges right away: overcrowding in Surrey, an audit of the Vancouver School Board, and a CCPA report on chronic underfunding. We speak with BC Education Minister Mike Bernier.
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August 29, 2016 - Separated seniors
More families are sharing their stories of long-married seniors separated while in care. We speak with NDP's senior critic Selina Robinson.
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August 26, 2016 - ICBC rate hike
Car insurance rates are going up again. ICBC has asked for a 4.9 per cent rate hike. We ask ICBC president and CEO Mark Blucher why.
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August 25, 2016 - CCPA school funding
The BC liberals claim they're responsible for record levels of funding for public schools, but we speak to policy expert Alex Hemingway who says that's actually not the case.
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August 24, 2016 - Reaction to Philpott C2
Federal Health Minister Jane Philpott refused to repeal Bill C2, the controversial Respect For Communities Act, when she was in Vancouver yesterday. We speak with Vancouver lawyer Adrienne Smith who argued against the constitutionality of that bill.
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August 23, 2016 - Minister Catherine McKenna on carbon tax
While BC did not raise the carbon tax in Friday's plan, federal environment minister Catherine McKenna says it will eventually need to charge more, in order to bring greenhouse gas emissions down.
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August 22, 2016 - Mary Polak
Critics are condemning Cristy Clark government's new climate plan. Environment Minister Mary Polak explains why the carbon tax will remain frozen.
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UBC horticulturalist shares tips for water-wise gardening.
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August 19, 2016 - Housing tax impact
The 15% foreign homebuyers' tax appears to be freezing detached home sales in Richmond. And the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board plans to fight the tax, saying it is hitting locals hard too.
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Cougar safety tips from a B.C. conservation officer.
Hot dry weather can increase the risk of human encounters with aggressive cougars. Todd Hunter, a B.C. conservation officer provides safety tips to reduce risks.
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August 17, 2018 - Scams
From pyramid schemes that target women to students getting hired at fake jobs that end in financial disaster. We hear more about the ongoing scams in BC and how to spot them.
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August 16, 2016 - Fracking and hydro
Does BC Hydro have a big fracking problem? BC researcher Ben Parfitt says the utility has been concerned about the risk of dam collapse, but its gentleman's agreement with the oil and gas industry doesn't go far enough.
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August 15, 2016 - Kate Feeney on mental health act
Could a BC woman detained under the Mental Health Act be forced to defend herself at her upcoming review hearing? We speak to BC Public Interest Advocacy Centre lawyer Kate Feeney.
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August 12, 2016 - Fishery closed
The DFO has closed all sport salmon fishing on the Lower Fraser River because of a low return of sockeye. We speak with Rod Clapton from the Fraser River Sportfishing Alliance.
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August 11, 2016 - Youth OD
A 16 year old Coquitlam teen has died of a suspected overdose - this comes as 2016 is on track to be the deadliest drug-related year for youth. We speak to Kerrie Watts, a prevention educator.
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August 10, 2016 - Leslie McBain on teen overdose
The mother of 16-year-old Gwynevere Staddon, who died in a Starbucks washroom, says the wait-list for publicly funded drug treatment in BC was too long. We speak with Leslie McBain, founder of Moms Stop the Harm.
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August 9, 2016 - Detox at home
371 people have died in BC from overdose deaths in the first half of 2016. Vancouver Coastal health is responding with a new program that lets patients undergo detox at home. We speak with the lead physician Dr. John Alvarez de Lorenzana.
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August 8, 2016 - Moving due to childcare costs
For many young families, the choice to leave Vancouver has to do with the price of housing, but the lack of affordable childcare is also driving young families to relocate.
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August 5, 2016 - Minister Fassbender on housing tax
Now that Metro Vancouver's 15 per cent foreign homebuyers' tax has kicked in, we talk to BC Minister Peter Fassbender about the backlash, and concerns about unintended consequences.
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August 4, 2016 - Richard Bell on foreign tax
We speak with real estate lawyer Richard Bell about what the options are for buyers and sellers alike caught by the new 15 per cent tax on foreign nationals buying homes.
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August 3, 2016 - Suzanne Anton on MMIW
A BC judge has been named to head the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. We speak with BC's Attorney General Suzanne Anton about what it can learn from our own Oppal Commission.
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July 29, 2016 - US election panel
President Hillary Clinton. President Donald Trump. How would Canadian-US relations fare under each? For their thoughts, we've collected one local Trump supporter and one local Clinton supporter.
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July 28, 2016 - Pao Woo on housing
The province's decision to tax foreign property buyers comes into effect next week, but how will it affect ethnic tensions in our city? We speak with Pau Woo, former President and CEO of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada.
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July 27, 2016 - Housing permits delays
Have you ever tried building a house in Vancouver? The city's permit system can be a frustrating experience. We speak to a panel of real estate and development industry experts who say permit delays at city hall are holding up thousands of units.
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July 26, 2016 - MLA Wilkinson on BC house tax
The BC government's new foreign homebuyer tax is facing some criticism from the Opposition and the Greater Vancouver real estate board. We speak with Vancouver Liberal MLA Andrew Wilkinson.
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July 25, 2016 - Surrey Mayor Hepner on safe consumption
Fraser Health is in discussions with the city of Surrey over creating safe consumption sites to address the ongoing overdose crisis. Surrey Mayor Linda Hepner has said she doesn't support a stand along site like INSITE.
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