Uncover: The Village

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The Village: Season Two

Launching Wednesday, June 23 (5 episodes)

Transgender women know what it means to be marginalized, overpoliced, and underprotected, and the violence that results. A community of sex workers, in particular, is too often criminalized and vulnerable. Host Justin Ling returns to explore the stories of two women — Alloura Wells and Cassandra Do — whose deaths remain unexplained. Following the award-winning first season of THE VILLAGE, which delves into cases of missing and murdered men in Toronto's gay community dating back to the 1970s, season two reveals new details about these womens' lives, the systems that failed them, and a police investigation gone wrong.  We ask the question: When it comes to protecting the queer community, have we learned nothing?

The Village

For eight years, Toronto's Gay Village worried a serial killer was operating in its midst. Men had been disappearing from the neighbourhood, but police insisted there was no evidence of foul play. It wasn't until January, 2018, that police finally arrested Bruce McArthur for the murders of eight men. This case has now set off a chain reaction: Police are now re-opening more than a two dozen cold case murders from the Village, dating back to 1975. To a time when it was safer to stay in the closet than come out. Journalist Justin Ling covered the story, from the disappearances to the arrest, and now he's going back to shed a light on these long-forgotten unsolved murders.

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Program Name

Uncover: The Village

Program Type

Radio

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CBC Podcasts

Genre

Factual Entertainment

Schedule

All episodes will be available to stream on CBC Listen on Wednesday, June 23

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Justin Ling

Host | Uncover: The Village

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Program Name

Uncover: The Village

Program Type

Radio

Appears On

CBC Podcasts

Genre

Factual Entertainment

Schedule

All episodes will be available to stream on CBC Listen on Wednesday, June 23

Bios

Justin Ling

Host | Uncover: The Village