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Inmates are fighting California wildfires for a dollar an hour

Amika Mota worked as a firefighter when she was incarcerated in California. At the top paying gig, she made 53 cents an hour.

Inmates are fighting California wildfires for a dollar an hour

Amika Mota worked as a firefighter when she was incarcerated in California. At the top paying gig, she made 53 cents an hour.

As Rohingya refugees refuse to go back to Myanmar, signs of their former lives there are disappearing

Plans to send Rohingya refugees back to Myanmar are on hold because officials said they couldn't find a single person willing to go back. Meanwhile, signs of the Rohingya's former lives are disappearing.

'War was her sanctuary': Marie Colvin biopic explores the cost of bearing witness to conflict

The biopic about late journalist Marie Colvin examines her struggle with PTSD and alcoholism. Documentarian and director Matthew Heineman aimed to make the film as authentic as possible.

Halifax's north end neighbourhood hopes the new $10 bill will shed light on its history

When Viola Desmond was arrested for refusing to leave the ‘whites only’ section of a movie theatre, the north end community raised money to support her. Now, the neighbourhood is featured behind her on the $10 bill.

Riffed from the Headlines: 11/16/2018

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.

As Rohingya refugees refuse to go back to Myanmar, signs of their former lives there are disappearing

Plans to send Rohingya refugees back to Myanmar are on hold because officials said they couldn't find a single person willing to go back. Meanwhile, signs of the Rohingya's former lives are disappearing.

Here are the best cameos Stan Lee ever delivered, 'nuff said

Stan Lee died this week at the age of 95. Among other things, he left behind dozens of much-loved movie cameos. Lindsey Addawoo picks her favourites and explains what they say about Lee as a person.

David Attenborough's Dynasties follows five animal families as they struggle to survive

Each episode of the new BBC Earth series 'Dynasties' follows a single animal family's struggle to survive in the wild. Series producer Rupert Barrington takes us behind the scenes of episode one.

'War was her sanctuary': Marie Colvin biopic explores the cost of bearing witness to conflict

The biopic about late journalist Marie Colvin examines her struggle with PTSD and alcoholism. Documentarian and director Matthew Heineman aimed to make the film as authentic as possible.
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Amazon is here and there are going to be some changes

Washington Post humour columnist Alexandra Petri welcomes Amazon HQ2 to the neighbourhood.

Episode 416: California's inmate firefighters, Amazon HQ2, Stan Lee cameos, 'A Private War' and more

A former inmate on fighting California wildfires, backlash against Amazon HQ2, Stan Lee's best cameos, Halifax's North End makes its currency debut, Rohingya refugees, BBC Earth's animal dynasties, director Matthew Heineman on 'A Private War' and more.

Wait until she's done the marathon & other good advice for popping the question

When a man stopped his girlfriend to propose to her while she was halfway through the New York City Marathon, the internet wasn't impressed. Lisa Hoplock has plenty of other cautionary tales from the world of public proposals.

'America's always had a love-hate relationship with immigration': The caravan & the country's immigrant past

Before the U.S. midterms, Donald Trump called that caravan of migrants 'an invasion' & a threat to America. The head of an immigration museum in New York says fear mongering is nothing new. But he says history proves 'none of those things turned out ever to be true.'

What Democrats looking to take on Trump can learn from the Republican effort to impeach Bill Clinton

The Democrats' midterm success & the firing of Jeff Sessions have fuelled new speculation about the inquiries, or even impeachment hearings, that could be coming in 2019. The New Republic's Matt Ford says Democrats should proceed with caution.

How a handful of acorns taken from the ruins of battle are repopulating Vimy Ridge with oak trees

When the Battle of Vimy Ridge ended in April 1917, Lt. Leslie Miller grabbed a handful of acorns from fallen trees. Over the past century they've grown in Canada, and now close friend, Monty McDonald, is returning them home.

How a handful of acorns taken from the ruins of battle are repopulating Vimy Ridge with oak trees

When the Battle of Vimy Ridge ended in April 1917, Lt. Leslie Miller grabbed a handful of acorns from fallen trees. Over the past century they've grown in Canada, and now close friend, Monty McDonald, is returning them home.

'America's always had a love-hate relationship with immigration': The caravan and the country's immigrant past

The Tenement Museum tells the stories of generations of American immigrants. Museum president Kevin Jennings says the caravan making its way toward the southern U.S. border is the continuation of that history.

What Democrats looking to take on Trump can learn from the Republican effort to impeach Bill Clinton

The Democrats' midterm success and the firing of Jeff Sessions have fuelled new speculation about the inquiries, or even impeachment hearings, that could be coming in 2019. The New Republic's Matt Ford says Democrats should proceed with caution.

Canada's cannabis law is making things weird for people who sell pot paraphernalia

Lawyer Mark Gruchy says the Cannabis Act’s loosely worded section on advertising is creating confusion for businesses that don't even sell pot.

Canada's cannabis law is making things weird for people who sell pot paraphernalia

Lawyer Mark Gruchy says the Cannabis Act’s loosely worded section on advertising is creating confusion for businesses that don't even sell pot.

Impeach-O-Meter: What are Donald Trump's odds of staying in office?

The Democrats made gains in the House, the Republicans won seats in the Senate and Donald Trump fired Jeff Sessions. Will it move the Impeach-O-Meter?

'America's always had a love-hate relationship with immigration': The caravan and the country's immigrant past

The Tenement Museum tells the stories of generations of American immigrants. Museum president Kevin Jennings says the caravan making its way toward the southern U.S. border is the continuation of that history.

What Democrats looking to take on Trump can learn from the Republican effort to impeach Bill Clinton

The Democrats' midterm success and the firing of Jeff Sessions have fuelled new speculation about the inquiries, or even impeachment hearings, that could be coming in 2019. The New Republic's Matt Ford says Democrats should proceed with caution.

Riffed from the Headlines 11/09/2018

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.