Day 6with Brent Bambury


Episode 469

Impeachment fallout in Ukraine, StarMetro shuts down, new Pokemon, Neil Gaiman, remembering Mr. Rogers & more

How the U.S. impeachment hearings are playing out in Ukraine, the societal cost of StarMetro's demise, a father and daughter review Nintendo's Pokemon Sword and Shield, Neil Gaiman on adapting The Sandman for Netflix, the journalist who inspired A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood remembers Fred Rogers and more.

'Ukraine loses either way': How the Trump impeachment hearings are hurting Kyiv

With Washington embroiled in impeachment hearings, Ukraine is without the support of one of its most important allies in its conflict with Russia. DW journalist Nick Connolly says Ukraine's isolation is emboldening its foes.

Missing StarMetro: Who loses out when free daily newspapers shut down?

The Toronto Star's parent company is shutting down its free daily commuter newspapers in five Canadian cities. Adult literacy teacher Genna Buck says many marginalized communities depend on the papers and will struggle to fill the gap left behind.
Should I Play It?

Father-daughter gaming duo review Pokemon Sword and Shield

Ben Shannon and his 10-year-old daughter, Coco Watanabe-Shannon, tested out Pokemon Sword. But should you play it?

With The Sandman set to hit Netflix, creator Neil Gaiman says it will stay true to the comics

More than 30 years after the first issue of Neil Gaiman's The Sandman was published, the author has inked a deal to adapt the series for Netflix.

'He wanted me to see that I was a good person': How a writer's friendship with Mr. Rogers inspired a movie

In 1998, Tom Junod sat down to interview Fred Rogers. To his surprise, the encounter sparked a deep and lasting friendship that changed his life and inspired the film A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood.

Riffed from the Headlines: 11/23/2019

Riffed from the Headlines is our weekly quiz where we choose three riffs linked by one story in the news. Guess the story that links the riffs and you could win a Day 6 tote bag.
Episode 468

Don Cherry divides hockey, the Impeach-O-Meter, Hong Kong cartoonist Zunzi, Disney Plus, Smokey Bear and more

Hockey Night in Canada: Punjabi Edition wants to show hockey can still unite us, the Impeach-O-Meter returns, Hong Kong political cartoonist Zunzi sketches a crisis in real time, how Disney Plus could hurt independent theatres, wildfire experts want to give Smokey Bear a makeover, the man behind the real-life report into the CIA's use of torture and more.

Hockey Night in Canada's Punjabi broadcast seeks to reunite fans after Don Cherry's firing

Don Cherry's firing from Hockey Night in Canada has divided Canadians, but Harnarayan Singh, co-host of Hockey Night's Punjabi-language broadcast, says hockey can still bring Canadians together.

Trump's odds of staying in office: The Day 6 Impeach-O-Meter for November 15th

As the U.S. House of Representatives' impeachment inquiry goes public, Salon senior political writer Amanda Marcotte delivers this week's reading.

Why Disney Plus may mean you can't watch The Sound of Music in theaters this Christmas

Since Disney acquired 20th Century Fox, independent theatre operators say classic Fox movies like The Sound of Music and Home Alone are no longer available to show in theatres.

As violence escalates, Hong Kong political cartoonist Zunzi sketches a crisis in real time

Political cartoonist Wong Kee-kwan has been covering Hong Kong protests since they erupted in March. This month, he brought his cartoons to Canada.

As wildfires get bigger and stronger, a former firefighter says Smokey Bear needs an update

Wildfires are getting worse and climate change is playing a larger role, but Smokey Bear, the U.S. Forest Service's fire prevention icon and his slogan, "Only you can prevent wildfires," haven't changed much since 1944.

Meet the man behind the investigation into the CIA's use of torture after 9/11

Former FBI agent Daniel J. Jones' exhaustive efforts to investigate the use of torture by U.S. officials in the aftermath of 9/11 are at the heart of a new movie called The Report.

Riffed from the Headlines: 11/16/2019

Riffed from the Headlines is our weekly news quiz where we choose three riffs linked by one story in the news. Guess the story that links the riffs and you could win a Day 6 tote bag.
Episode 467

Saudi Aramco's IPO, Trump nicknames, secret consumer scores, Sesame Street turns 50, EV batteries and more

What Saudi Aramco's IPO says about the future of fossil fuels, the strategy behind Donald Trump's use of nicknames, lifting the curtain on secret consumer scores, Sesame Street's 50th anniversary, the second life of used electric car batteries, following the route of the Central American migrant caravan and more.

What the Saudi Aramco IPO could mean for the future of the oil industry

This week, Saudi Arabian oil giant Aramco announced that it will start selling shares publicly in December. Energy analyst Ellen Wald tells us why Aramco's IPO is so significant — and what it signals about where the industry is headed.

'Shifty Schiff' and 'Sleepy Joe': The strategy behind Trump's political nickname game

From "SleepyCreepy Joe Biden" to "Nervous Nancy Pelosi," U.S. President Donald Trump has doled out plenty of nicknames to his political foes. Political reporters Eliza Relman and John Bennett tell us why they work to his advantage.

Credit score 'on steroids': How your secret consumer score could be used against you

Data analytics firms are tracking consumers' transactions — from food orders to clothes returns — and assigning buyers a numerical value. That hidden score could determine the kind of service consumers receive from retailers to insurance companies, says Laura Antonini.

How tackling tough topics helped Sesame Street endure for 5 decades

Sesame Street has helped teach children to count and spell, but it's the show's willingness to defy the typical boundaries of children's television that sets it apart. On Nov. 10, the beloved show celebrates its 50th anniversary.

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.

Why a top refugee advocate travelled the route of the Central American migrant caravan

Next Tuesday will mark the one-year anniversary of the migrant caravans' arrival at the Mexico-U.S. border. Jan Egeland wanted to refocus attention on the reasons why so many Central Americans have fled their homes — so he decided to follow their path.

Riffed from the Headlines: 11/9/2019

Riffed from the Headlines is our weekly news quiz where we choose three riffs linked by one story in the news. Guess the story that links the riffs and you could win a Day 6 tote bag.
Episode 466

California wildfires, Impeach-O-Meter, Sarah Connor, Hallmark movies, Canada's time signal turns 80 and more

California wildfires create a troubling new normal for state residents, the Day Impeach-O-Meter cranks out its highest reading yet, why Terminator's Sarah Connor is a feminist icon, the surprising appeal of Hallmark holiday movies, Canada's time signal turns 80, Mike Sloan on navigating social media with a terminal illness and more.

As wildfires burn, schools learn what it's like to teach in the dark

Despite a power outage, a high school teacher in Walnut Creek, Calif., was determined to teach her students. She describes a cascade of misfortunes that have become "the new normal" for education as wildfires burn across the state.