Perlita Stroh

Producer, The National

Perlita Stroh is a producer with The National at CBC News. She works on news and current affairs stories and is based in Toronto.

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Living in fear but compelled to help: Daughter of murdered billionaire couple goes public

Alexandra Krawczyk, daughter of murdered billionaire couple Barry and Honey Sherman, fears for her family's safety as police continue to search for the killer. But she's determined to ensure the philanthropic work in which her parents invested millions doesn't falter.

Clown therapy: Hospital team helps patients, parents 'through the hard times'

The therapeutic clown program at The Hospital For Sick Children has helped thousands of youngsters who need a friend - and a smile. While Jamie Sneddon says it's one of the best jobs in the world, it's far from easy.

'It's impossible to turn away from this job': photographer Lynsey Addario on what drives her into danger

The most dangerous places on the planet exert an irresistible pull on Lynsey Addario, and the Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist has never shied away from shining a spotlight on victims of war and oppression despite the peril it puts her in.

Ottawa rejects plea for nationwide conversion therapy ban

Federal government responds to petition to ban conversion therapies with statement saying they are 'immoral, painful, and do not reflect the values of our government or those of Canadians,' but adding that their governance is largely a provincial and territorial issue.

Sting opens up about his troubled childhood, theatrical inspiration and refitting The Last Ship

The former frontman of The Police has had a wildly successful music career, but he's been facing big challenges on the theatrical stage that have forced a revamp of his play The Last Ship.

Feeling lonely? You're not alone — and it could be affecting your physical health

With researchers sounding the alarm that loneliness can cause serious physical as well as mental harm, and statistics indicating rates are on the rise, here are coping strategies people are using to deal with their feelings of being disconnected.

MS St. Louis survivor says Canada's apology 'a good thing,' but it won't salve emotional scars

Sol Messinger, one of the last living MS St. Louis survivors, twice managed to escape the Nazis in WWII after Canada turned down his family's plea for sanctuary. But he's emotionally scared by his experiences, and by the deaths of the 254 passengers who perished in Europe's concentration camps.

Life on streets 'a killer': New hospice offers end-of-life care to the homeless

Toronto's new Journey Home Hospice for the homeless offers palliative care, support to people who have nowhere else to turn.