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Homerun with Sue Smith

The Homerun team help Montrealers navigate the news of the day. We discover what's really happening, how it affects you and what you can do about it.

  • 16:43
    What does it mean to be a good ally to Indigenous Peoples? That's something the Montreal Urban Aboriginal Community Strategy Network is hoping to clarify...They've recently launched a toolkit to help with this, it's called the "Indigenous ally toolkit". We'll speak to Dakota Swiftwolfe and Leilani Shaw -- they are contributors for the Montreal Urban Aboriginal Community Strategy Network.
    Jan 29, 2019
  • 06:58
    CBC's Annie Deir Sarkissian tells us about a Christmas-themed pop-up bar in Old Montreal. They've been celebrating Christmas every night since November. Daniel Boulianne is one of the people behind this, he is the General Manager of "The Coldroom Guys"
    Dec 20, 2018
  • 09:16
    The city has just announced it will be opening a pet-friendly shelter in Montreal. We'll speak to Sterling Downey, he is a Projet Montreal City Councillor and the city's point-person for the homeless population and their pets.
    Dec 18, 2018
  • 19:41
    The Jazz Festival's SLAV - a theatrical perfomance to a compilation Alan Lomax's field recordings of black slave songs - is being presented by Robert Lepage, Ex Machina and Betty Bonifassi. They are all white. Fill-in host Nantali Indongo welcomes Congolese-Canadian artist Pierre Kwenders and musicologist, Michael Williams for their take on cultural appropriation versus appreciation.
    Jun 26, 2018
  • 06:15
    The eruption of Guatemalan Volcan de Fuego -or the volcano of fire- has left residents in nearby communities waking up to a smouldering layer of ash. Ana Von Frances is a former Montrealer who lives in Antigua, Guatemala. She joined Sabrina Marandola on Homerun.
    Jun 4, 2018
  • 08:12
    Thousands of Syrians who were forced to leave their homes due to war have been trying to build new lives in Montreal. Today, a new chapter begins for about 20 of those women as they launch Les Filles Fattoush, a catering company serving up Syrian food. Participant Gisel Joulak and co-founders Adelle Tarzibachi and Josette Gauthier speak to CBC Homerun live from the launch of Les Filles Fattoush.
    May 28, 2018
  • 08:17
    The police officer who apprehended the suspect of the van attack in Toronto is being called a hero. People around the world have praised his calm response and many are remarking how he managed to de-escalate the situation. Sue Smith speaks to Mike McCormack, he is President of the Toronto Police Association.
    Apr 24, 2018
  • 08:51
    It's out with the carbon paper and in with computers for Quebec's court system. The province is investing $500 million to modernize its overburdened and antiquated legal system. For Quebec Bar Association president Paul-Matthieu Grondin, "it's a great day for justice, We're in 2018 and we were stuck in 1970."
    Apr 24, 2018
  • 09:10
    In 'Home No More,' 3 Muslim women contemplate leaving the place they call home in the aftermath of the terrorist attack on a Quebec City mosque. We spoke to Montreal director, Zahra Moloo. 'Home No More' is available for viewing via CBC Short Docs. : http://www.cbc.ca/shortdocs/shorts/home-no-more
    Apr 17, 2018
  • 24:40
    24 years ago, about 1 million Tutsi were killed in 100 days during the Rwandan genocide. Musician Jean-Paul Samputu lost both parents, three brothers, and a sister. After years of drug and alcohol abuse, Samputu realized there was only one way to heal from that trauma — to forgive his family's killer.
    Apr 3, 2018
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