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Covering racism: Why Canadian media struggles to get it right | The Weekly with Wendy Mesley

George Floyd’s murder and the death of Regis Korchinski-Paquet in Toronto are once again forcing journalists and editors across Canada to confront their mistakes. Nil Köksal speaks to Black journalists about what positive change would look like.
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Black Lives Matter: Is this a turning point? | The Weekly with Wendy Mesley

Black Lives Matter started as a hashtag but has since turned into a global movement. Nil Köksal looks at how social media has acted as a civil rights tool.
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Working-class getting hit harder by COVID-19, data shows | The Weekly with Wendy Mesley

Doctors tell Wendy Mesley they're optimistic politicians are beginning to turn their attention to the spread of COVID-19 in working-class neighbourhoods full of essential workers, and that Ontario's new testing strategy could help tackle one of the virus' last strongholds in Canada.
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How Trump’s response impacted the George Floyd protests | The Weekly with Wendy Mesley

Protests continue to erupt across the U.S. over the death of another unarmed black man in police hands. The National Guard has been deployed in a dozen states. And U.S. President Donald Trump has condemned the protesters, calling them ‘thugs’ on Twitter. Wendy Mesley examines the impact of the president’s response.
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Why doctors say it's crucial to focus on COVID-19 spread in working-class neighbourhoods

Toronto doctors say they’re optimistic politicians are beginning to turn their attention to the spread of COVID-19 in working-class neighbourhoods full of essential workers, and that Ontario's new testing strategy could help tackle one of the virus' 'last bastions' in Canada.

'We're all hoping it won't get messy': Canadian vaccine makers weigh in on global tug-of-war

As the race for a coronavirus vaccine intensifies, it's not just a science problem. Most countries, including Canada, are banking on global co-operation. 
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Work from home fuelling a new brand of spyware | The Weekly with Wendy Mesley

A handful of companies now have permanent work from home policies after being forced to move employees off-site to maintain physical distancing amid the COVID-19 pandemic. But this policy may come at a cost, as the demand for software that can monitor employees’ productivity increases. Should bosses be allowed to spy?
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When will Canadians get a COVID-19 vaccine, and will there be enough? | The Weekly with Wendy Mesley

With dozens of COVID-19 vaccine candidates in development around the world, a massive challenge looms on the horizon: deciding who gets access to a successful vaccine first, and whether countries can produce enough for everyone. Wendy Mesley speaks to two people leading two of the most promising made-in-Canada vaccines about how to make sure everyone gets access.
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Former Amazon VP: Pandemic shines 'harsh light' on power imbalances | The Weekly with Wendy Mesley

In an exclusive interview, former Amazon VP Tim Bray spoke about his decision to quit after speaking out in support of COVID-19 'whistleblowers' concerned about safety at Amazon warehouses and why he thinks 'this isn’t just an Amazon problem.'
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Canada-U.S. border remains closed, but is that enough? | The Weekly with Wendy Mesley

As the U.S. begins to reopen its economy, public health experts warn that the pandemic could pick up again if precautions are not taken or officials move too quickly to get people back to work. The Weekly panel discusses what Canadians should be worried about across the border.
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Former Amazon VP opens up about decision to quit in support of COVID-19 'whistleblowers'

Former Amazon VP Tim Bray resigned after allegations three Amazon employees were fired for voicing covid-19 safety concerns. Now, Bray wants the world to know: “This isn’t just an Amazon problem”
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Gretchen Carlson on the silence that protects harassers | The Weekly with Wendy Mesley

Former Fox anchor Gretchen Carlson settled her sexual harassment case back in 2016, but she's not done fighting. When she sued her network’s former Chairman Roger Ailes, it was before Harvey Weinstein and the #MeToo movement became front page news.  She tells Wendy Mesley about her campaign to change the laws that silence women and protect harassers.
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New York's COVID-19 outbreak: How big cities are coping | The Weekly with Wendy Mesley

New York is under a state of emergency as the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise. Officials are also worried the virus is spreading undetected, because there's a shortage of test kits.
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Wendy Mesley speaks with one of the ministers on the COVID-19 Cabinet Committee, Mélanie Joly, about what the government is doing to address the outbreak.

Statement to The Weekly from Netflix

Statement to The Weekly from Netflix regarding our show on March 1st, 2020
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Why Preston Manning is worried about Canada |  The Weekly with Wendy Mesley

Former Reform Party leader Preston Manning sits down with The Weekly to discuss the future of Canada’s Conservative Party, and why he thinks so many politicians are getting it wrong.
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Wet’suwet’en coverage: Has the media been fair? | The Weekly with Wendy Mesley

As the Wet’suwet’en land dispute story continues to dominate the headlines, critics wonder: Are journalists giving it fair coverage?
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What the Iowa caucus says about tech and voting | The Weekly with Wendy Mesley

The Democrats tried to use an app to help run their Iowa caucuses, but it failed. Nevada was planning to use similar technology to run their vote too,  but now officials are saying it’s not an app, but a ‘tool.’ Wendy Mesley investigates what’s influencing the push toward electronic elections, and whether your vote is at risk.
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Reporting on coronavirus from Wuhan | The Weekly with Wendy Mesley

CBC's Wendy Mesley speaks to a reporter who decided to stay behind in Wuhan to cover the coronavirus outbreak. Chris Buckley from the New York Times is one of the few foreign journalists left inside the quarantine zone. What does he want the world to know?

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Statement to The Weekly from Dominion Voting Systems regarding our investigation for our show on February 9th.
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John Bolton: The power of a political tell-all book | The Weekly with Wendy Mesley

U.S. President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial is almost over. This week the Senate blocked witnesses from testifying, including John Bolton, paving the way for a Trump acquittal. But the former national security adviser has a story to tell and,  according to the New York Times, his new book is full of bombshell revelations.
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Coronavirus: How social media is fuelling fear | The Weekly with Wendy Mesley

Coronavirus infections are predicted to grow outside of China, but Canada’s health minister is worried about another threat: misleading headlines that add an extra layer of fear. Wendy Mesley investigates how the outbreak is fuelling racism and the role of social media.
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Coronavirus misinformation: Who can you trust? | The Weekly with Wendy Mesley

Many are comparing the new coronavirus to the SARS outbreak in 2003. But there are some major differences between then and now, including the power and influence of social media. The Weekly investigates misinformation and disinformation, and the fight to protect the public.
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Hillary Clinton is back, but why now?| The Weekly with Wendy Mesley

In 2016, Hillary Clinton was on track to become America’s first female president, but since she lost,  the Clinton brand hasn’t been the same. But now she has a new docuseries, and she is back in the spotlight.
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Lev Parnas’s media campaign to take down Trump | The Weekly with Wendy Mesley

A former associate of Rudy Giuliani is using the media to make explosive claims about Donald Trump and his inner circle. During a series of TV interviews, Lev Parnas links the U.S. president and others to the pressure campaign against Ukraine. All of this is happening as the Senate impeachment trial gets underway.
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Harry and Meghan exit: Did the press push them away? | The Weekly with Wendy Mesley

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are giving up their royal titles as they become financially independent from the Royal Family. This decision comes after Markle experienced a slew of negative coverage in the British press. The Weekly analyzes the couple's relationship with the media.
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Harvey Weinstein: Hollywood’s open secret | The Weekly with Wendy Mesley

Harvey Weinstein is on trial for allegedly raping a woman in 2013 and sexually assaulting another in 2006. His lawyer says he's innocent and has been victimized by the press.  In his book, Catch & Kill, journalist Ronan Farrow claims his own investigation into Weinstein was blocked by NBC. NBC denies Farrow’s story.
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How the Iran plane crash investigation got political | The Weekly with Wendy Mesley

After three days of denial, Iran admitted that its own surface-to-air missile shot down Flight 752, killing 176 people, including 57 Canadians. The crash investigation is now highly politicized. Wendy Mesley investigates the Canadian casualties, and the search for answers.

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