Jason Vermes

Digital Associate Producer

Jason Vermes is an award-winning digital and radio producer for CBC Radio’s Day 6 and Cross Country Checkup. He has previously worked on As It Happens, The Current and Spark, and reported on accessibility & disability for Accessible Media Inc. You can contact him by email: jason.vermes@cbc.ca.

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Podcast listeners, The Current wants to hear from you

We want to know more about you, your listening habits, what you want from us — and how your podcast listening habits have changed during the COVID-19 pandemic — so we’ve put together a survey.

For LGBTQ in rural communities, pride festivals can be key connection but pandemic is raining on the parade

Pride festivals in rural and remote towns can be an important connection point for smaller LGBTQ communities. And this year, the COVID-19 pandemic is raining on those parades, but organizers are finding new ways to connect.

As St. John's area returns to normal, small business owners are feeling the pinch after days of closures

Five days after a blizzard hammered the Northeast Avalon, prompting states of emergency in St. John's and surrounding communities, businesses in the region — and their employees — are starting to feel the pressure of nearly a week without work.

As electric vehicles age, here's how the batteries are finding a second life

A study published in the journal Nature finds that while the EV "revolution" is crucial to a greener future, it presents a battery waste management problem. Manufacturers, startups — and everyday Canadians — are already looking ahead.
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Join Cross Country Checkup for an election eve town hall

With live audiences hosted by Michelle Eliot in Vancouver and Duncan McCue in Leduc, Alta., this two-hour special will drill deep into everything from the Trans Mountain pipeline to carbon taxes and the green economy.

Dropping voting age to 16 could lead to higher turnout, expert says

Young Canadians are voting less than previous generations did, but one expert says engaging them early could change that. It's an idea that B.C. municipalities and some federal leaders are on board with.

'It basically means nothing': Why some economists are skeptical of the term middle class

With an October federal election creeping closer, Canadians can expect to hear the term middle class tossed around by politicians on the campaign trail. But according to experts, it’s not necessarily a useful term.

Why getting that perfect Instagram photo might be bad for your vacation

Surveys find that social media is changing the way we travel — and adding pressure to make our vacations perfect. Psychology professor Jaime Kurtz says that's ruining our holidays.

Despite Canada's ban on shark fin imports, the appetite for them lingers: activist

When Nathan Cheng is served shark fin soup at weddings, he turns it away. The animal rights activist says that other young Asian Canadians have also turned their backs on the delicacy — despite pushback from parents and grandparents.

Boomers, once critical of millennials, are more sympathetic to their housing plight, says professor

A recent report finds that saving for a down payment takes three times longer for young Canadians than their counterparts in the '70s. But despite once being seen as entitled, their parents are recognizing the challenges millennials face, according to research.