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Ontario Morning from CBC Radio with Wei Chen

Ontario Morning tells you what's happening in your world - whether it's down the road or around the globe.Get the latest national and international news on World Report and local newscasts on the half-hour.

  • 46:14
    Environment Canada's Dave Phillips joins us for the first day of spring; Update on the World Figure Skating Championships from Carol Lane; Barrie Mayor Jeff Lehman explains how the city may use new infrastructure funds earmarked in the federal budget; : Spencer Julien is a former student advisor to the provincial government who joined his colleagues in speaking out about recent changes in education policy; Kerry Clair has recommends some book to read this spring; Mark Palmer explains Safe Sump - a sump pump that includes a monitoring system connected to the internet; Political scientist Jared Wesley on the federal Liberals and millennial voters.
    Mar 20, 2019
  • 57:47
    An update on the flooding that began in Innisfil on Friday; Greg Kirkethe Coordinator of Healthy Environments with Renfrew County and District Health Unit explains how letting gardens revert to their native state may pose health risks; Caroline Alphonso of the Globe and Mail talks about what provisions we might expect for skills training in the federal budget; Shannon Lee Simmons looks at how the feds could use today's budget to make it less difficult to buy a home; David Onley talks about his report on how Ontario is failing in its plan to make the province accessible; Market expert Doug Stephens talks about retail self-checkout stations; Parents group says all children with disabilities - not just autism - should have access to provincial aid for training and therapy; Alyson Schafer talks about so-called "snow plow parents".
    Mar 19, 2019
  • 54:52
    Barbara Perry studies hate crimes and right wing extremism in Canada. She discusses the mass murder in New Zealand and to what extent we may be able to anticipate such attacks; The debate over the usefulness of breast cancer screening for women in their '40's; Consultant Lisa Durante talks about the new 'use it or lose it' leave program that permits any parent time off to tend to a new child; Takara Small looks at the role of social media in the attack in New Zealand; Haydn Watters tells us about the Juno celebrations in London; The CBC's Amanda Pfeffer explains how the provincial government may proceed with a cormorant hunting quota - even against the objections of their own scientists; Jordan Press talks about the forthcoming federal budget.
    Mar 18, 2019
  • 59:19
    The CBC 's Julianne Hazlewood explains how London won the right to host the Juno Awards this year; Peterborough Pollinators at Canada Blooms; Flood proofing your property; An update on Innisil's decision to fund Uber instead of conventional public transit; Annie Kidder of People for Education talks about what changes we may anticipate to the province's education system; A preview of the Juno Awards with Jess Huddleston of CBC Music; How wealthy Americans may have been using illegal means to try and get their kids into the best colleges; We check in with Fresh Air host Nana aba Duncan who will be broadcasting from London this weekend.
    Mar 15, 2019
  • 42:14
    A big thaw has begun. Check your policy for your flood insurance; The federal government is setting up a toll-free line and investigative unit to prevent the abuse of athletes; Analysis and reaction to the United Nation's Global Environmental Outlook; Airline industry expert Karl Moore talks about the decision to ground the Boeing 737 Max 8 & 9, and the implications for air travel; Family doctor Joshua Tepper on the potential hazards of mixing certain foods with prescription drugs; Juno award nominee Samantha Martin
    Mar 14, 2019
  • 46:33
    Construction contractors in Ontario are facing a shortage of skilled labour; Brian's Record Option in Kingston will reopen following last year's disastrous flood; Reaction from MediaSmarts to the province's upcoming ban on cell phones in class; Women business owners and entrepreneurs in Orillia; An update from London on the Brexit debates; Liz Coates with some recommended reading for the March Break; A university student explains why she opposes the province's decision to ban smart phones from class.
    Mar 13, 2019
  • 45:51
    Former pilot and a retired accident investigator with the Transportation Safety Board looks at the risks posed by commercial airline travel in general and the Boeing 7-37 Max 8 in particular; Bullying in the workplace and its similarity to intimate partner violence; Reaction to the proposal to ban single-use plastics in Ontario; Trent prof explains the science behind the flashing grape in the microwave trick; Roots and Wings Kingston helps younger girls explore their racial identity; Raina Douris of Mornings on CBC Music shares some highlights from past Juno awards ceremonies.
    Mar 12, 2019
  • 53:02
    The federal Liberals' relationship with Canada's aboriginals;; Bob Huggins is working on a documentary on the British Home Children who were sent to Canada;The first legal 'bricks and mortar' pot shops are due to open in less than a month; Claire Tansey talks about cooking with kids; Plans in Bruce County to develop hydrogen fuel technology; Daylight saving time and sleep; Birdscaping.
    Mar 11, 2019
  • 47:35
    Political scientist Sylvia Bashevkin says that a gender divide in federal politics has been revealed by controversy surrounding the charges pending against SNC-Lavalin; Will Mark Zuckerberg remake the Facebook interface?; Best and worst cities for women in Canada; Analysis of Google's decision not to run election ads; Mayor of Peteborough explains a new initiative to reduce homelessness; Sonali Mohapatra, theoretical physicist, talks about her career and the role of women in scientific pursuits; Haliburton dogsled ride captured on virtual reality.
    Mar 8, 2019
  • 36:15
    Peterborough lawyer is questioning the amnesty on marijuana convictions proposed by the federal government; The CBC's Queen's Park reporter Mike Crawley discusses Ron Taverner's decision to withdraw as a candidate to head the O.P.P.; Political scientist Tom Urbaniak has analysis of Gerald Butts' presentation yesterday; Barrie Mayor Jeff Lehman talks about efforts to reduce the hazards from whiteouts and blowing snow along a stretch of Highway 400; Family doctor Peter Lin has some tips on how to stay healthy and safe while travelling.
    Mar 7, 2019
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