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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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100 days of Trudeau

​100 days into Justin Trudeau's government, TSE reconvenes a panel of women from across Canada to assess its performance so far.

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An animal charter of rights?

Why does animal protection in this country need to be strengthened?

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Gritty doc on Loreena McKennitt

“Loreena McKennitt: The Wind That Shakes the Barley” tells the story of Loreena’s meteoric rise in the world of Celtic music.

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Is it immoral to watch the Super Bowl?

Has the combination of casual violence and crass consumerism made the Super Bowl irredeemable?

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February 10, 2016 - Don Campbell on shadow flipping

The controversy over 'shadow flipping' in the Vancouver housing market is raging. But just how much of an impact is the practice really having? We speak to Don Campbell, Senior Analyst at the Real Estate Investment Network.

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February 9, 2016 - Shadow flipping reaction

The provincial government says the Superintendent of Real Estate will investigate allegations of wrongdoing related to the practice known as shadow flipping. But Dermod Travis with Integrity BC says the police should get involved.

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February 8, 2016 - Shadow Flipping

News reports about the real estate practice of "shadow flipping" have prompted the B-C N-D-P to call for an inquiry into Metro Vancouver's real estate industry. Housing critic David Eby on why the current regulatory system may not be enough.

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February 5, 2016 - Finding Refuge

Starting from zero: CBC's Catherine Rolfsen brings us the story of Syrian refugee parents trying to create a future for their kids.

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February 4, 2016 - Sunshine Coast link

The provinces number crunchers are calculating the cost of a fixed link bridge from the lower mainland to the Sunshine Coast. We speak with Powell River Mayor Dave Formosa.

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February 3, 2016 - Vancouver housing plan

Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson is on his way to Ottawa this week to ask the federal government for 500-million dollars to build social housing on city owned sites. We get reaction from Michael Geller and Tony Roy.

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February 2, 2016 - Lori Wagner on avalanche victims

Families of 5 Alberta men are grieving after the men were killed in an avalanche in BC on Friday. We speak to Lori Wagner, who lost her husband in an avalanche in the same area 7 years ago about how best to support those coping with the loss.

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February 1, 2016 - Finding Refuge Series

Kidnapping, imprisonment, torture, and escape from Syria. We hear one young young man's story of Finding Refuge in Canada from CBC producer Catherine Rolfsen.

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January 29, 2015 - UBC's Mark Mac Lean on Gupta

UBC is looking for a new president, as Arvind Gupta broke his silence over why he left. We speak to Mark Mac Lean, president of the UBC Faculty Association.

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January 28, 2015 - Arvind Gupta on resignation

For the first time since his sudden resignation as UBC president, Arvind Gupta is speaking to the CBC about what led to this difficult decision.

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January 27, 2015 - Reyat release

Air India bomb-maker Inderjit Singh Reyat is being released this week after spending six years in prison for perjury. We speak to Kim Bolan, reporter and author of Loss Of Faith: How The Air India Bombers Got Away With Murder.

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January 26, 2015 - Coquitlam by-election candidates

Advance polls are open for the Coquitlam-Burke Mountain by-election. We speak to Liberal candidate Joan Isaacs, NDP's Jodie Wickens and the Green's Joe Keithley.

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January 25, 2015 - VSB and pot shops

The VSB will consider asking the city to increase the minimum distance between schools and pot shops. We speak with Fraser Ballantyne, NPA Vancouver School Board trustee.

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January 22, 2015 - Uber in Vancouver

Is Uber's arrival in BC inevitable? That's the new tone coming from BC's Transportation Minister, but there's still a few regulatory concerns to sort out. We speak to Ian Black, General Manager of Uber Canada.

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January 21, 2015 - Greece refugee deaths

More tragic stories from Greece this morning as two people died from a boatload of fleeing Syrian and Iraqi refugees. We speak to David Ang, a Coquitlam volunteer who was helping families.

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January 20, 2015 - Jeremy Bramwell on Strata fees

A new report says most BC strata councils don't collect nearly enough money in monthly strata fees to keep up their condos. We speak with Jeremy Bramwell, president of Bramwell & Associates Realty Advisors.

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January 19, 2015 - VSB school closures

Vancouver School Board staff are recommending the closure of up to 13 schools, and other eight schools could be repurposed during seismic upgrades. We speak to Chair Mike Lombardi about the tough choices ahead.

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January 18, 2015 - UN water security

Last summer's drought certainly forced many Vancouverites to realize that we can`t take our water for granted. We speak to Zafar Adeel, director of United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health.

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January 15, 2015 - On the Ledge

A new report concludes there were five times more children in government care staying in hotels than was originally reported. We speak to our reporters covering the legislature join us to talk about that.

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January 14, 2015 - BCTF ruling

The Supreme Court of Canada has agreed to hear the BC Teachers' Federation case on the right to bargain class size and composition. We speak to Fiona McQuarrie, associate professor of industrial relations at the University of the Fraser Valley.

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January 13, 2015 - Corus buys Shaw

Corus Entertertainment is buying Shaw Media, including Global Television, Showcase and HGTV. We speak to Professor Dwayne Winseck about media concentration and what this deal means.

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January 12, 2015 - Community court judge

At its inception, Vancouver's Community Court was the first of its kind in Canada - bringing together justice, health, and social services in one spot. There is now a new judge at the helm, and we meet Judge Elisabeth Burgess.

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January 11, 2015 - assisted dying

While the federal government asks for a 6 month extension on doctor-assisted-dying legislation, we find out what steps the provinces should be taking. We speak to Dr. Doug Cochrane, Chair of the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council.

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January 8, 2016 - Muriel Richards

Loss of a legend. Hear from Muriel Richards, the wife of Dal Richards, in a tribute to the legendary swing band leader.

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January 7, 2016 - Stardust Reunion

Bringing back Stardust. Hear from some 80s and 90s babies about their plans to re-live their roller-skating glory days at a special reunion party in Surrey.

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January 6, 2016 - North Korea

North Korea is claiming it has tested its first nuclear hydrogen bomb. The U-N Security Council is preparing to discuss the implications. Hear analysis from political scientist and security expert Brian Job.

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January 5, 2016 - Homeowners Grant

Property assessments in Metro Vancouver have jumped between 15 to 25 per cent this year. Hear Burnaby city councilor Nick Volkow's reaction.

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January 4, 2016 - Ernie Crey

Ernie Crey has fought for aboriginal children, fisheries and urban issues for four decades. Hear from Crey about what motivated him to run for chief councilor of his First Nation and what his plans are.

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December 31, 2015 - Year in review with Liberal MP Ken Hardie

What are the biggest priorities and challenges for our new Liberal government as we head into 2016? We speak with MP Ken Hardie.

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December 30, 2015 - Earthquake prepardness

Many of us felt last night's earthquake but will it change how we prepare for a bigger quake? We speak with Dave Cockle, president of the BC Earthquake Alliance Society in Oak Bay.

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December 29, 2015 - Youth in care panel

What should MCFD do to improve system for kids in care? We speak with MJ Ziemann and Meredith Graham, two young women who grew up in government care as teens.

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December 28, 2015 - Elizabeth May

It's been a big year in Federal politics. We are looking back on 2015, and looking ahead to the new year in Ottawa, with some of our local MPs and we start with Elizabeth May.

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December 22, 2015 - Figueroa's deportation withdrawn

After over two years living in sanctuary in a Langley church, Jose Figueroa's deportation order has been lifted in time for Christmas.

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December 21, 2015 - Abbotsford shelter

A temporary winter shelter opens its doors in Abbotsford today. Does that mean tents put up by the city's homeless will soon disappear? We speak to the Mayor of Abbotsford.

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December 18, 2015 - Riverview plan

It took two years and asked for the input of thousands of people, and now the province has released its plan for the future of the Riverview Lands. We hear how far it goes in meeting the needs and expectations of the community.

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December 17, 2015 - Massey Tunnel project

3 billion dollars and counting: that's the cost that comes with the proposed Massey tunnel replacement project. We speak to Independent Delta South MLA Vicki Huntington whether it's worth the money.

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December 16, 2015 - Scott Clark on TRC

67 percent of children in care, are Aboriginal. As the ministry of children and families considers how it should change in light of a new report, we speak to advocate Scott Clark, who says the needs of indigenous kids have to be considered.

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December 15, 2015 - Reaction to MCFD report

We get reaction from Bob Plecas's report on BC's Ministry of Children and Family Development from opposition leader John Horgan, Minister Cadieux and representative Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond.

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December 14, 2015 - Mayor Robertson in Paris on COP21

Vancouver's mayor is applauding Saturday's UN climate change agreement in Paris. We speak to Mayor Gregor Robertson.

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December 11, 2015 - Harjit Sajjan on Syrian refugees

Canada's defence minister explains how the federal government plans to help settle 10,000 Syrian refugees by the end of the year

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December 10, 2015 - Christmas cabs

There could be 58 more cabs in Vancouver over the holidays, but the Vancouver Taxi Association is disappointed the didn't get the almost 200 temporary licenses they had asked for.

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December 9, 2015 - Teacher discipline website

Would you want to know the name of a teacher who abused a child, or a teacher who faked a sick day? CBC's Steve Lus has a story about how the spirit of transparency may have gone too far.

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December 8, 2015 - Brent Toderian call for rename Trump tower

US Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump's recent call for a ban on Muslims entering the States has led to one of the City of Vancouver's former directors of planning to call for the removal of the Trump name from a local tower.

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December 7, 2015 - David Mitchell remembers Bill Bennett

He was responsible for the Coquihalla Highway and Expo 86, but Bill Bennett wasn't universally loved. We hear about the man behind the policies, from political historian David Mitchell.

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December 3, 2015 - Laurie Cooper volunteering in Lesvos

A couple of weeks ago we caught up with Laurie Cooper from Deep Cove who was headed to the Lesvos to offer aid to refugees and migrants arriving on the small Greek island. Now she's back and she shares some of her experience with us.

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December 2, 2015 - Andrea Reimer on SRO maintenance

The City of Vancouver says heat and hot water has been fully restored to the Lion Hotel, but why did it take three weeks? We speak with Councillor Andrea Reimer.

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December 1, 2015 - Claire Martin at Paris talks

We speak with Claire Martin, a member of Canada's delegation to the UN Climate Conference for an update on how the negotiations are going in Paris.

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November 30, 2015 - Refugee health

Doctors and nurses across the province are meeting to discuss how to best prepare for the refugees coming to BC. We speak to Deputy Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry.

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November 27, 2015 - Human smuggling law

The Supreme Court of Canada has just ruled that Canada's human smuggling law is too broad and can apply to some people who are seeking asylum in this country. We speak to Daniel Sheppard, a lawyer for the BC Civil Liberties Association.

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November 26, 2015 - Canadian Ambassador to Lebanon

Syrian refugees arriving in the Lower Mainland will be coming from refugee camps in Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. We speak with Michelle Cameron, Canada's Ambassador in Lebanon about the effort underway in that country.

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November 25, 2015 - Rupert Potter

British Consul General in Vancouver Rupert Potter on Justin Trudeau's meeting with British Prime Minister David Cameron.

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November 24, 2015 - UBC sex assault

UBC is being accused of acting too slowly, but how should universities deal with sexual assault allegations? We speak with Tracy Porteous, executive director of The Ending Violence Association of BC.

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November 23, 2015 - UBC sex assault

A group of former and current UBC students say the process for reporting sexual-assault complaints at UBC is completely broken. We speak with university's Associate Vice President of Equity and Inclusion Sara-Jane Finlay.

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November 20, 2015 - Mali hostage taking

An Al-Qaeda affiliated group is claiming responsibility for the hostage-taking in Mali. At least 130 hostages are still being held at the Radisson Blu hotel in the capital, Bamako. Three people are dead. We speak to Chris Erickson.

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November 19, 2015 - Interfaith Surrey March

In the wake of attacks in Beirut and Paris, a group of organizers from a range of religious backgrounds are putting on a walk of unity in Surrey to honour those who died. We speak to Scott Reynolds.

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November 18, 2015 - Minister Shirley Bond on refugees

The terror attacks in Paris have not discouraged the BC government from its plans to accept Syrian refugees, but Premier Christy Clark's suggestion that they settle in northern BC has triggered some backlash. We speak with Jobs Minister Shirley Bond.

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November 17, 2015 - Power 50's Tru Wilson

She's being honoured for being one of the most influential and powerful people in Vancouver and she's only 12 years old. We speak with Tru Wilson, who's been credited for persuading the Catholic School Board to develop a transgender policy.

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November 16, 2015 - Bloomberg's Mark Deen on Paris

As the French president and other world leaders respond to Friday's deadly terror attacks, we speak with Mark Deen, Bloomberg's deputy bureau chief for Paris.

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November 13, 2015 - Nanaimo marijuana shop arrest threat

Yesterday, the RCMP gave all the marijuana dispensaries in Nanaimo seven days to shut down. We speak to Brandy Cavanaugh, manager of Mid-Island Health & Wellness.

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November 12, 2015 - Cold weather and shelters

For the first time this season, emergency shelters opened last night in the Lower Mainland. We speak with Rebecca Bell, the Greater Vancouver Shelter Strategy's Extreme Weather Response Coordinator.

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Rangoli artist Raj Thandhi

Rangoli artist Raj Thandhi celebrates Diwali with the cultural art form.

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