CBC Radio's Metro Morning with Matt Galloway keeps listeners informed about what's going on in Toronto and offers listeners an optimistic, sometimes humorous view of the world, together with the day's more serious news.
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James Elliott breaks down the recent American news stories involving insulin in Canada and explains the drug is still unaffordable for many Canadians with diabetes; Aniyah Faisal is the youngest filmmaker ever to show their work at the Mosaic International South Asian Film Festival. Her film "Our Reality Is Happy" tells the story of two young domestic workers in Pakistan; Danae Peart is one of the organizers the Toronto Rum Festival. She explains the importance of rum in Caribbean culture; Somali mothers in Toronto have lost hundreds of children to gun violence. They recently joined forces to keep a scorecard on policing in their troubled community. We talk to one of those mothers, Shamso Elmi, along with a member of the Police Services Board, Ken Jeffers, about why this could mark a turning point for the Somali community; Food historian Camille Bégin and Scarborough-based urban planner Howard Tam believe it's important to know the history behind Scarborough's Chinese food scene because of all that early Chinese immigrants had to overcome in order to build it into what it is today.