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'He was just trying to find his way.' Robb Leech explores his brother's path to radicalization and attempted terrorism in 'My Brother the Terrorist'

'My Brother the Terrorist' is a story of two British stepbrothers: One who found all the answers in radical Islam, and the other, filmmaker Robb Leech (above), trying to answer how his brother ended up in prison. (©James Appleton / GRACE productions)

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Richard Dart's personal understanding of right and wrong earned him a six year sentence for terrorism. And it's led his stepbrother Robb Leech on a journey to try to understand how a white middle class guy from England could turn into an extreme radical.

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Rob Ford's health issues complicates Toronto's mayoralty race

Rob Ford's health issues complicates Toronto's mayoralty race
The only thing known for certain, says Dr. Zane Cohen of Mount Sinai hospital is that Toronto's mayor has a tumour in his abdomen. Rob Ford once again finds himself propelled into the headlines. This time over a private health crisis. Today we looked into how this would effect Toronto's municipal election next month.

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After Ray Rice video shames the NFL, it's still unclear what an employer's responsibility is when an employee does wrong on their own time

After Ray Rice video shames the NFL, it's still unclear what an employer's responsibility is when an employee does wrong on their own time
After a slap on the wrist from the National Football League, Ray Rice who violently attacked his then-fiancé in a casino elevator, has now been cut from his team and suspended indefinitely. But there are many questions, and even more criticism of the reaction and response by his employer. So what responsibilities--ethical and legal-do employers have in these kinds of instances?

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'He was just trying to find his way.' Robb Leech explores his brother's path to radicalization and attempted terrorism in 'My Brother the Terrorist'

'He was just trying to find his way.' Robb Leech explores his brother's path to radicalization and attempted terrorism in 'My Brother the Terrorist'
Richard Dart's personal understanding of right and wrong earned him a six year sentence for terrorism. And it's led his stepbrother Robb Leech on a journey to try to understand how a white middle class guy from England could turn into an extreme radical.

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Listener Response: Obama's War on ISIS

Listener Response: Obama's War on ISIS
Yesterday on the program, we heard a variety of views from our panel about the U.S. President Barack Obama's plan to defeat ISIS in Iraq and Syria. Then we heard from our listeners.

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Have a look at some of the stories we are working on

Have a look at some of the stories we are working on


Here are some of the segments we have in store for you in the coming days.

Please note that stories scheduled may change at any time.

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Obama goes to war (sort of) against ISIS: 'This effort will not involve American troops fighting on foreign soil'

Obama goes to war (sort of) against ISIS: 'This effort will not involve American troops fighting on foreign soil'
Last night, the U.S. President made it clear his military will rain down on ISIS from the heavens, promising formidable air power and avoiding a ground war, but also plunging into the conflict he had until now avoided - Syria's brutal civil war. Already analysts predict this is a fight Barack Obama will be passing on to his successor in the White House.

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A witness to the Benghazi attack tells his story of a night of death and gunfire: 'Tyrone had a machine gun and he just started laying hate'

A witness to the Benghazi attack tells his story of a night of death and gunfire: 'Tyrone had a machine gun and he just started laying hate'
The events in Benghazi, Libya two years ago tonight continue to divide the United States. There are different interpretations as to what happened during the attack that killed four Americans. We hear from a man who was there and fought to stay alive.

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Checking-In: Not old enough to be in a nursing home & not macho enough to work in the video game design industry

Checking-In: Not old enough to be in a nursing home & not macho enough to work in the video game design industry
The more we tackle tough, uncomfortable issues ... the more you have to say. It's Thursday, time to hear from you on young people forced to live in elder care, the hidden costs of dementia and on misogyny in gaming when we check-in on the stories we've been following.

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Dementia Coverage: 'The law of govts around the world has not prepared their health systems to cope with the increase of dementia'

Dementia Coverage: 'The law of govts around the world has not prepared their health systems to cope with the increase of dementia'
There are around 750,000 Canadians living with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. That number is expected to increase to 1.4 million by 2031.

Here are some recent segments we have done to examine the many layers of Dementia ... from the personal to the lack of strategy to deal with this disease in Canada.

What's shaking Oklahoma? Some scientists say the fracking process is triggering earthquakes

What's shaking Oklahoma? Some scientists say the fracking process is triggering earthquakes
Oklahoma, a place known for its devastating tornados, is now registering more earthquakes than states famous for them. The US Geological Survey has identified part of the fracking process as the likely reason for the earthquakes. It is an issue facing Canada as well - with seismic studies now underway in provinces where fracking is on the increase. So how troubled should people be about shale gas shakes?

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