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Alison Smith is host of CBC Radio's flagship news program, The World at Six, and is a senior correspondent for CBC News.
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The problem with Brian Williams's foggy memory
The well-regarded NBC anchor's 'misremembering' about coming under fire while reporting in Iraq damages more than just his credibility, former CBC news anchor Alison Smith. It hurts journalists everywhere.
Has 'rock star' Pope Francis really launched a revolution?
In the year since he's been in office, Pope Francis has made progressive statements about homosexuality and poverty to the point where the media are anointing him the 'rock star Pope.' But just how much of a game-changer is he?
Rethinking the home ownership dream
For generations, Canadians have come to believe that home ownership is the ticket to a secure future. But with housing prices as high as they are, economists and others are starting to question those assumptions, Alison Smith reports.
India's Aadhaar ID project turns nation's poor into economic players
Felled by bureaucratic corruption and staggering poverty, India is turning to technology, in this case biometric IDs, to extend a guaranteed identity and personal finance to its poor. It may be the biggest social project on the planet.
Payette returns to sounds and smell of space
Canadian astronaut Julie Payette spoke to the CBC's Alison Smith at the Johnson Space Center in Houston about her latest mission, the future of exploration and what a difference 10 years makes.