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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.

  • 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
  • 08:51
    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
  • 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
  • 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. :
    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
  • 07:39
    For the last 4 weeks, galas were held, exhibits were put on display, and everyone from Prince to everyday members of Montreal's Black community was honoured. But what happens once Black History Month is over? "We are silenced," says Shanice Yarde, Equity Educational Advisor at McGill's SEDE office. Yarde says, once March 1 comes around, we need "to push past the idea that we only exist in February."
    Mar 1, 2018
  • 09:23
    Samuel Chouinard is the choreographer behind Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir's historic Olympic win in PyeongChang. The ice dancing champions trained with Chouinard at the Complexe Gadbois in the Southwest, but they weren't his only Olympic clients. Chouinard talks to host Sue Smith about what it's like to choreograph competing teams, the day-to-day of working with Virtue and Moir, and the question on everyone's lips – is the ice dancing duo together?
    Feb 20, 2018
  • 08:31
    Hydro-Québec has been celebrating its historic energy deal with Massachusetts. The Northern Pass Transmission project is a 20-year deal that will generate millions in revenue for the public utility. But, there's one last step before that becomes a reality – New Hampshire's approval. Annie Ropeik, energy and environment reporter with New Hampshire Public Radio, gives us the rundown.
    Jan 30, 2018
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