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Ontario Today

Ontario Today invites listeners to get together for a province-wide conversation about the stories that affect you.

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Behind the legendary Patterson-Gimlin Bigfoot film

The footage is grainy. It runs 59.5 seconds. And yet, to aficionados, it is the most significant short film ever made — because it depicts Bigfoot.

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Boarding the plane

The most commonly-used way to board passengers is actually the least efficient method.

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The next generation

Whether in their communities or on a global scale, Indigenous youth are reclaiming their culture in the most unique ways.

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#MeToo: 3 women in Canadian film & TV share their stories

Actors Kelly McCormack, Marni Van Dyk and Cara Gee open up about the sexual harassment and sexism they've experienced.

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Ontario MPP: No question, we need more long-term care beds

Open lines with one of the senior politicians responsible for fixing what's wrong in Ontario long term care and home care.

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Memories of the Hip

Frontman Gord Downie has died of brain cancer at age 53. Your memories, and what the music has meant to you, with music journalist Alan Cross.

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Gardening: Easter lilies in autumn

This warm fall has produced some amazing results. Plus advice from Ontario Today's resident gardener Ed Lawrence.

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Weinstein prompts 65-year-old's ME TOO moment

Woman says she was raped by an MP but kept it secret.

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Your go to song

With Ottawa-raised, Nashville-based guitarist. singer-song writer Trevor Finlay.

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Weinstein: When you realize it's not okay

Women and men describe the moment they recognized behaviour as sexual harassment.

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Will you use marijuana for the first time when it's legal?

From curious to maybe just edibles, maybe as a business opportunity and absolutely never. Callers weigh in on whether they'll try pot.

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Toronto's secret chickens now legal

For years people in Toronto secretly kept chickens even though a bylaw forbade it. Now that backyard chickens are allowed, are they welcome?

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Gardening with Ed Lawrence

Our gardening guru Ed Lawrence took questions on everything from strangling vines to hydrangea blooms.

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Six degrees of separation from Las Vegas, or closer

When unthinkable violence gets too close. Open lines with a photographer who was in Vegas and a CAMH psychologist who specializes in trauma.

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Las Vegas: The instinct to protect your partner

Couples therapist psychologist Sue Johnson on what makes relationships strong when life gets scary.

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Ontario NDP Leader says people are fed up with the Liberals

Andrea Horwath says voters need to think about what comes next.

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Two Black Guys with Good Credit

Podcast host Shaun Lynda: stop losing money in dumb ways.

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Jagmeet Singh to lead the Federal NDP

Reaction to New Democrats choosing the first non-white leader of a major federal party, a 38-year-old Sikh Ontario MPP who wears a turban and a kirpan.

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Doomsday Clock scientist

Lawrence Krauss is one of the scientists who set the Doomsday Clock at 2 and a half minutes to midnight, the highest threat to humanity since the 80s.

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Taking the knee during Star-Spangled Banner

Does the national anthem belong at a games?

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Fatal overdose one day after asking for help

Why, her mother asks, does cancer get treated right away but addiction waits?

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How free is free tuition?

Ontario's Minister of Advanced Education Deb Matthews on changes to OSAP, and who wins and who loses.

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Should Sidney Crosby go to the Whitehouse?

While professional athletes all over the US sink to their knees or lock arms in protest, the Captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins calls a visit to the White House an opportunity.

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Gardening

Ed Lawrence's gardening advice on oak wilt, slugs, garlic and much more.

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To Siri, With Love: A Mother, Her Autistic Son and the Kindness of Machines

Judith Newman's new book is an insightful and funny memoir about being Gus' mom, and an unusual tribute to technology.

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Should Aung San Suu Kyi lose her Nobel Peace Prize?

How can this leader go from being revered by fellow Nobel Laureates, called friend by Barack Obama, to being accused of ethnic cleansing?

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Is government ignoring PSWs and their patients? Pt 2

Families and patients to speak up.

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Is government ignoring PSWs and their patients?

Pt 1 of 2: Personal support workers tell how underpaid they are, and call for a governing body that would standardize pay, training and complaints.

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Should the PC Leader say sorry to the Premier?

Kathleen Wynne has given Patrick Brown 6 weeks to apologize.

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Dramatic dahlias

Advice from Ontario Today's resident gardener Ed Lawrence.

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Consumer champion Ellen Roseman

The Toronto Star's consumer advocate explains how to win when you go up against airlines, door-to-door salespeople and car dealers.

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The Premier testifying in court: How big a deal is this?

Kathleen Wynne testifies in the trial of two senior Liberals facing charges under the provincial Election Act. Reaction with Prof. David Tabachnick.

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Ontario PC Leader calls Liberal threat of legal action diversionary tactic

Patrick Brown refuses to comment on demand for apology over statement about the Premier's participation in the Sudbury bribery trial. He also says, delay $15 minimum wage.

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The Ontario plan to manage the sale and distribution of marijuana

What you like and what you don't. Open lines with CAMH research scientist Dr. Benedikt Fischer and dispensary owner David Ferkul.

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Why you can't take your eyes off these storms

Open lines with former Canadian ambassador to Cuba Mark Entwistle.

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Gardening

Advice from Ed Lawrence, Ontario Today's resident gardener.

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Phew! It's September

After a summer of planning for their kids, parents are breathing a sigh of relief, it's all over.

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Is warning women about the dangers of drinking sexist or common sense?

A debate over an anti-drinking ad that was pulled for being too sexist.

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Sir John A. with Senator Murray Sinclair, former head of the TRC

Sen. Sinclair says it's okay to be angry but don't use all the energy on the past, and work to elevate important Indigeneous people.

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Gardening: Ed's 35th anniversary

Ed Lawrence has been giving gardening advice on CBC Radio for 35 years.

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Your summer soundtrack, with Kellylee Evans.

The song you listened to all summer long.

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Can a racist change?

Open lines with Tony McAleer, a former skinhead and co-founder of Life After Hate, a group that helps people leave white supremacy groups.

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Who's winning on the shoreline? You or the geese?

Swans, dogs, transport trucks, destroying eggs, replanting shorelines. The lengths people go to scare away Canada geese.

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Can the brain conquer pain?

One man's battle to get his life back, plus open lines with Dr. Hance Clarke, the Medical Director of Pain Research at the University Health Network.

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Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister takes calls on Phoenix

Federal public servants who've been waiting as long as 18 months to resolve problems with their paycheques put their case to the government.

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Gardening with Ed Lawrence

Advice on tomato blight; replenishing soil in container garden; and what's attacking hostas and Solomon's seal.

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Tales of teenage road trips

Stories and songs with a high school basketball coach who spent 30 years on the road.

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Sir John A. Macdonald on trial

A teachers' union wants to rename schools named after this Father of Confederation, calling him an architect of genocide.

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When you don't know how to swim

The death of a 15-year-old has forced a deep investigation. Jeremiah Perry didn't know how to swim but somehow ended up on a school canoe trip.

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Take it down or keep it?

Things have boiled over in the US, and there's tension in Canada too over statues and buildings commemorating racist historical figures.

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Why the fascination with the solar eclipse?

Open lines with an astrophysicist who always grabs a front row seat.

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Gardening: A chorus line of carrots

A listener sent a photograph of carrots with multiple twisty legs. Plus your bizarre harvest and advice from our resident gardener Ed Lawrence.

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Do you taste or click first?

A conversation for snap happy foodies and the people who put up with them, with GTA food photographer Lauren Cheong.

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I`m black. Robert E. Lee is my ancestor

Open lines with Karen Finney, a descendant of the Confederate general whose statues have become a flash point for white supremacists in the US.

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Your brain on games

Open lines with one of the first research scientists to find proof that you can lose grey matter by playing video games.

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Why let kids on social media before 13?

Parents decisions about launching their kids on Instragram, Snapchat, Facebook and online gaming. Open lines with IT professional Paul Davis of Social Networking Safety.

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Ready to go cashless?

Restarants, airlines and a growing number of customers are refusing to bother with bills and coins. Business owner David Segal predicts, 5 years from now it won't even be a topic of conversation.

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Gardening: MosaiCanada

Plus, lots of blooms but no zuccinis? No worries, says Ed Lawrence, Ontario Today's resident gardener.

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Hitchin' a ride

Adventures on the road.

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Growing up in the family business

The sacrifices, the stories and the lessons learned when family life revolves around a family firm.

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After Opioids

Opioids hijack your brain and change your ability to feel pleasure. So, is there life after an opioid addiction? with a former teen addict and a psychiatrist.

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Trapped on the tarmac: Should it be illegal?

Air Transat passengers spent 6 hours on the tarmac in Ottawa with no food or air conditioning.

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What are you harvesting?

Ed Lawrence is Ontario Today's resident gardener.

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Singlism: Is it time for more respect?

Statistics Canada says, there are now more people living on their own than households with couples raising children. Are singles getting a fair shake?

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Your workplace ever feel like this White House?

A job that lasts less than 2 weeks; everyone jumping ship. Sound familiar? Open lines with HR consultant Lisa Kay.

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Using your body to protect yourself

The link between obesity and childhood trauma and sexual abuse, with psychiatrist Dr. Sanjeev Sockalingam.

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What the wet summer has cost business

Environment Canada is calling it the year of the big wet. Some seasonal businesses say they are hanging on by their fingernails.

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Gardening in the year of the "big wet"

Tomatoes and peppers are late. Ed Lawrence's advice on what to do about a water-logged garden.

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When you posed as somebody else

Open lines with a liar for hire, a security expert whom banks hire to test whether he can break in and steal stuff.

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Is CRISPR's gene-editing technology exciting or scary?

If you could change your genes to eliminate disease, maybe even your own, would you? Well, you can. Now what?

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What needs to change in foster care and group homes?

Rethinking foster care and group homes

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Tax fairness or tax grab?

The government wants to stop self-employed people from using private corporations to spread income among family members to save on tax.

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The CSI of horticulture

A call to our gardening show about Creelman lilies ignited excitement at the Royal Botantical Gardens in Burlington. Scientists there have been searching the globe for years for these flowers. Is the case finally solved?

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Should doctors be forced to refer?

Ontario doctors who refuse to perform an assisted death are required to refer patients to a physician who will. Some argue that infringes on their constitutional rights.

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Bullied over the breast?

The message that breast is best can end up shaming women. Correction: During this show, Prof. Courtney Jung said, no women in Scandinavia breastfeed exclusively. This is not true. Some Scandinavian women give their babies only breast milk.

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