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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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Want to trade your desk job for a cabin in the woods?

This guy did it.

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Creative beer brewing

A micro-brewery in Iceland uses whale testicles smoked with sheep dung. Really.

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Remembering Roger Moore

Director John Glen reflects on his time directing Roger Moore as Jame Bond.

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This Harvard grad submitted a rap album for his thesis

Obasi Shaw just became the first student ever to submit a rap album as a senior thesis in Harvard's English department.

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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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April 28, 2017 - Record overdose levels

BC first responders have once again broken the record for suspected overdoses with 130 calls in a single day. We speak with Joe Acker, a paramedic and spokesperson for BC Emergency Health Services.

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Special Election Podcast - The One Thing: Episode 3

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 three, CBC reporter Richard Zussman finds out it ain't easy being green.

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April 27, 2017 - BC Liberal leader Christy Clark

Our election coverage continues as we welcome Liberal leader Christy Clark into Studio 10, to make the case why her party should continue to govern our province for another 4 years.

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April 26, 2017 - Gerald Baier on debate

The election is a little less than two weeks away, and we check in with our political analyst Gerald Baier.

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April 25, 2017 - Seismic upgrades panel

We've heard about money going to education and teachers during the election campaign, but what about seismic upgrading for schools at risk? Two parents join us to talk about what progress has been made.

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April 24, 2017 - Adrienne Clarkson

What's the meaning of home? Right-honourable Adrienne Clarkson is in town hosting a forum asking all kinds of British Columbians just that.

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April 21, 2017 - Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould on legalizing marijuana

The federal government is moving ahead with its plan to legalize marijuana by next July. We speak with federal justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould for her explanation of the new rules.

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Special Election Podcast - The One Thing ep 2

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 two, CBC reporter Richard Zussman takes on attack ads and truth-troll trucks.

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April 20, 2017 - 4-20 future

A cloud of marijuana smoke will fly high above Sunset Beach later today, as hundreds are expected to gather to celebrate 420. But as Canada moves towards legalizing recreational marijuana, are 420 rallies still relevant?

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April 19, 2017 - Site C study

New research out of UBC says the economics behind the Site C dam project is weak and researchers are recommending the project be suspended. We speak with Karen Bakker, one of the authors of the report.

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Special Podcast - Changing Minds

Changing Minds is CBC Victoria podcast that brings you the stories of people living with dementia in BC today and some of the surprising ways they've found to cope with their diagnosis. Hosted by Robyn Burns.

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April 18, 2017 - BC Greens leader Andrew Weaver

BC Greens leader Andrew Weaver joins us in studio, discussing his party's platform and we open the lines and take your calls.

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April 17, 2017 - Election ridings to watch

87 ridings in the provincial election and just over 20 days until we cast our ballot. CBC journalist Justin McElroy joins us to highlight the happenings in ridings across B.C.

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April 13, 2017 - Classroom sizes

New classroom size restrictions may be good news for teachers. But, at least in the short-term, it means one family can't get their son into a school close to home. We speak to Kate Hepburn, a Vancouver mother of two.

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Special Election Podcast - The One Thing ep 1

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 one, CBC reporter Richard Zussman counts out the political costs of tolls.

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April 12, 2017 - Housing and homelessness

We take a look at one of the hottest topics on the provincial election trail - housing affordability and housing. We speak with Megaphone Magazine and the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver, both of which are holding forums on the issue today.

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April 11, 2017 - NDP Leader John Horgan

We spend an hour with NDP Leader John Horgan in studio, including taking calls from listeners.

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April 10, 2017 - Hiking safety

Five hikers fell to their death while hiking in the backcountry. We speak with Karl Klassen with Avalanche Canada about what precautions to take during the changing weather.

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April 7, 2017 - Pam Preston on Childcare

Finding safe, affordable childcare is not an easy feat. We speak to Pam Preston, executive director from an organization that links parents to childcare providers about the challenges on both sides of that equation.

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April 6, 2017 - Health firings

BC's ombudsperson will release a report today examining the 2012 health ministry firings back. We speak with Legislative reporter Rob Shaw.

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April 5, 2017 - Workplace deaths

The BC Federation of Labour is calling on the government to do more to punish employers when health and safety violations result in the death of workers. We speak with the federation's president Irene Lanzinger.

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April 4, 2017 - Canadian immigrant women

It's strange to feel you no longer belong to the country you grew up in, but you don't yet belong to Canada, the country you immigrated to. That's a common thread in a new book 'Wherever I Find Myself.' We speak with Abeer Yusuf and Miriam Matejova.

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April 3, 2017 - transit and development

The Broadway skytrain extension and surrey light rail are one step closer to becoming a reality. We speak with Anne McMullin, CEO of the Urban Development Institute about how the developments around those projects will shape our communities.

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March 31, 2017 - Transit funding

There's a major transit funding announcement from the province of BC today, and we get reaction from the chair of the Metro Vancouver Board.

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March 30, 2017 - Clean energy report

80% of Canada's power comes from non-emitting sources. We look into a report card with Merran Smith, executive director of Clean Energy Canada about what our country should do next to transition away from fossil fuels.

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March 29, 2017 - Inland Refugee Society needs help

The number of asylum seekers in BC has gone way up since last November, and the Inland Refugee Society of BC says they need more help. Today they have announced that they are banding together with three other groups to try and meet the demand.

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March 28, 2017 - LNG deal

A Vancouver-based LNG firm has reached a historic deal to co-manage a proposed LNG plant on Vancouver Island with the Huu-ay-aht First Nation. We peak to Huu-ay-aht chief councillor Robert Dennis and CEO Nigel Kuzemko from Steelhead LNG.

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March 27, 2017 - Senior care study

A new study has found that access to publicly-funded home and residential care for seniors has decreased by as much as half in some parts of the province since 2001. We speak with Andrew Longhurst, the lead author of the study.

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March 24, 2017 - Transit funding

The federal budget set aside $2.2 Billion dollars for major transportation projects in the Lower Mainland this week. We speak from both Minister Responsible for TransLink Peter Fassbender, and the NDP's George Heyman.

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March 23, 2017 - MP panel on budget

Trudeau's Liberals are calling it a budget for middle class families. We hear from MPs Dianne Watts, Don Davies and Pamela Goldsmith-Jones.

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March 22, 2o17 - Mayors budget panel

The federal budget will be presented in Ottawa today. We find out what two Metro Vancouver mayors would like to see for the region, from transit funding to help with the housing crisis.

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March 21, 2017 - Translink CEO Kevin Desmond

One year ago, Kevin Desmond took the wheel at Translink as the new CEO. We speak to him about his first year on the job.

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March 20, 2017 - Drug replacement funding

Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson says the province needs to get addicts off of street drugs by expanding access to opioid-substitution therapy. We hear from a researcher whose helped the Crosstown clinic grow.

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March 17, 2017 - Political financing panel

All this week on the program, we have been covering controversial political funding practices in this province. We convene a panel with representatives from all three parties.

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March 16, 2017 - Gary Mason on political donations

With no limits on foreign money coming into BC, Globe and Mail columnist Gary Mason says voters need to be concerned about the province's sovereignty.

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March 14, 2017 - MLA Wilkinson on finance reform

Premier Christy Clark says she is taking political parties and politicians out of the process with the announcement of an independent panel that will look at political fundraising rules. We speak with Liberal MLA and cabinet minister, Andrew Wilkinson.

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March 13, 2017 - NDP leader John Horgan

The BC Liberal government is set to introduce new legislation on political donations today, but that could be overshadowed by an RCMP investigation into lobbyist donations the party has accepted. We speak with BC NDP leader John Horgan.

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March 10, 2017 - Patricia Daly on overdoses

New numbers from Vancouver Fire Fighters and the City of Vancouver show that the overdose crisis in Metro Vancouver shows no sign of slowing. We speak with Vancouver Coastal Health's Chief Medical Officer, Patricia Daly.

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March 9, 2017 - Uber panel debate

What will Uber mean for local taxi companies? We speak with Goldie Kang, Operations Manager of North Shore Taxi and urban planner Michael Geller who has long called for changes to Metro Vancouver's taxi industry.

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March 8, 2017 - Councillor Geoff Meggs on Uber

Uber is coming to Vancouver by the end of the year, but will the city of Vancouver issue drivers taxi licenses? We speak to councillor Geoff Meggs.

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March 7, 2017 - 4-20 permit debate

VanParkBoard votes against issuing special event permit for the annual 420 event. We speak with Vancouver Park Board commissioner John Coupar and event organizer Dana Larsen.

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March 6, 2017 - Dermod Travis on BC Liberal donations

British Columbia is once again being called the 'wild west' of political fundraising individual donations in the tens of thousands are actually coming from lobbyists. We speak with Dermod Travis with Integrity BC.

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March 3, 2017 - Welfare Rates Follow

Seth Klein, B.C. director for the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, on the nature of welfare and those who receive it. This follows our interview with Minister for Social Development Michelle Stilwell.

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March 2, 2017 - Welfare Rates

B.C. Minister of Social Development and Social Innovation Michelle Stilwell on her government's decision to keep the welfare rate at $610 per month in the most recent budget.

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March 1, 2017 - North Shore skytrain tunnel

Should we build a SkyTrain tunnel from Vancouver to the North Shore? We speak to North Vancouver Mayor Darrell Mussatto about why he thinks it's time consider it.

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February 28, 2017 - Councillor Kerry Jang on Trump

With the Trump International Hotel and Tower set for its grand opening in downtown Vancouver, we hear from city councillor Kerry Jang who says the Trump name has no place in this city.

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February 27, 2017 - Tourism economy

2016 was a record year for tourism in Vancouver, but the union that represents hospitality workers in this city wonders why workers aren't enjoying some of the spoils.

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