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Episode 610

Adding femicide to the Criminal Code, the NFL's sexual assault problem, returning the Elgin Marbles and more

Advocates call for femicide to be added to the Criminal Code of Canada; Bluey and its place in the pantheon of children's TV; the Deshaun Watson suspension and the NFL's sexual assault problem; a high-tech proposal for returning the famed Elgin Marbles to Greece; Neil Gaiman on the Netflix adaptation of his celebrated comic The Sandman; and more.
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Greece wants its marbles back from the British Museum — and this digital archeologist has a solution

A digital archaeologist is using robots to make replicas of the Parthenon Sculptures in hopes the British Museum will decide to display them, and return the originals to Greece. The museum says it will allow the sculptures to be temporarily displayed elsewhere but they must be returned.
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Advocates call for femicide to be added to the Criminal Code of Canada

At the conclusion of a recent inquest into the deaths of three Ontario women, the jury recommended the term 'femicide' be added to the Criminal Code of Canada. Pamela Cross, an Ontario-based lawyer and expert on violence against women, says distinguishing femicide from other types of homicide is one step on the path toward ending gender-based violence.
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Bluey and its place in the pantheon of children's TV

On Wednesday, the hit children's TV show Bluey will drop its third season on Disney Plus. We reflect on other kids' shows that have defined our childhoods over the years, from Sesame Street to Blue's Clues to Caillou, and celebrate Bluey as it takes its place among them.
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The Deshaun Watson suspension and the NFL's sexual assault problem

Jeanna Kelley, who covers the NFL for SB Nation, talks to us about how the NFL is coming up short — again — when it comes to sexual assault.

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.

Riffed from the Headlines: 06/08/2022

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 609

Change in the Catholic Church, Tems' very good week, monkeypox and the LGBTQ community, Check My Ads and more

Progressive Catholics see an opportunity to change the Catholic Church after Pope's visit; rising afrobeats star Tems and her very good week; how to contain monkeypox without stigmatizing the LGBTQ community; Check My Ads takes aim at disinformation on Fox News online; Chuck D's Songs That Shook the Planet; and more!
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Monkeypox vaccine messaging must focus on at-risk groups to better control spread, says physician

Men who have sex with men are among the most at-risk groups of contracting monkeypox, and infectious disease physician Dr. Kevin Woodward says monkeypox vaccine messaging should be targeted to those groups.
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Ad-tech watchdog looks to dismantle disinformation economy — by targeting ads on Fox News

The CEO and co-founder of Check My Ads, Claire Atkin, is trying to get ads taken down that help solidify Fox News’ online presence and spread of misinformation — specifically surrounding its coverage of the Jan. 6 hearings.
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Progressive Catholics see an opportunity to change the Catholic Church after Pope's visit

David Seljak, a religious studies professor at St. Jerome's University at the University of Waterloo and a practicing Catholic, says the Pope's visit has created an opportunity for progressive Catholics to push the church further on reconciliation with Indigenous peoples and a wide range of other issues.
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Beyoncé and Black Panther are back, but rising afrobeats star Tems won the week

This week, Nigerian afrobeats star Temilade Openiyi, better known as Tems, earned her first solo Hot 100 hit, had a songwriting credit on Beyonce's new album and had a song featured in the new Black Panther: Wakanda Forever trailer. Rolling Stone staff writer Mankaprr Conteh says Tems may be on the cusp of global superstardom.
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Hip-hop legend Chuck D shares the stories behind songs that 'shook the planet'

Songs That Shook the Planet, a new audiobook for Audible, breaks down the stories behind nine songs connected to political movements over the past several decades.

Riffed from the Headlines: 30/07/2022

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 608

Hockey's culture problem, an Indigenous scholar's hopes for the Pope's visit, The Day the Music Died and more

Hockey's enduring problem with sexism and misogyny; animal shelters are being overwhelmed with surrendered pandemic pets; an Indigenous scholar raised by generations of residential school survivors shares her hopes for the Pope's Canadian visit; the story behind American Pie, Don McLean's iconic 1970s rock anthem; an Oscar-winning film shines a light on the 'Queen of Basketball'; and more.
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New documentary explores the stories behind Don McLean's iconic hit American Pie

In new documentary The Day The Music Died, media and record producer Spencer Proffer explores the meaning behind Don McLean’s 1971 song American Pie — and McLean opens up about the 1959 plane crash that killed singer-songwriter Buddy Holly, to which the song refers.

Airport woes got you down? Take the train and embrace 'slow travel' instead

Air travel chaos is putting a damper on vacation plans in Canada and around the world. Vincent Gragnani says it doesn’t have to be this way. He shares the benefits of slower, more mindful travel and his tips for ditching the skies for the rails.

Texas cities are directing police to not enforce state abortion laws. Will it work?

Local governments in two Texas cities have voted in favour of directing police to depriortize the enforcement of abortion-related crimes under state law. Advocates say the approach would effectively decriminalize abortions, but experts say it won't protect from state-level enforcement.
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Hockey Canada's enduring problem with sexism and misogyny

Teresa Fowler, an assistant professor of education at Concordia University of Edmonton, is part of a team that interviewed elite-level men’s hockey players about their experiences with sexism, misogyny and hypermasculinity in the sport. She says her research shows the problem is pervasive, enduring and systematic.
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Animal shelters are being overwhelmed with surrendered pandemic pets

Pet adoption soared in the early days of the pandemic when people were working at home. But now that people are returning to their workplaces, many of those pandemic pets are being surrendered to animal shelters — and those shelters are at capacity and overwhelmed.
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An Indigenous scholar, raised by generations of residential school survivors, on the Pope's Canada visit

Tiffany Prete, a member of the Blood Tribe in Alberta and an assistant professor at the University of Lethbridge, found generations of her family documented in the archives of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, which ran residential schools in Canada. She spoke to us about that deeply personal research — and her hopes for Pope Francis' upcoming visit.

Canadian director's Oscar-nominated film shines a light on 'Queen of Basketball' Lusia Harris

The film, The Queen of Basketball, shares the story of Harris’s historic legacy in women's basketball. It was produced and directed by Dartmouth, N.S., filmmaker Ben Proudfoot.

Riffed from the Headlines: 23/07/2022

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 607

Sri Lankan president allegations, Dominion 2020 lawsuits, Toni Stone, sacred Disney fandom and more

War crime allegations against Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa; why the Dominion 2020 election lawsuit could become the civil trial of the century; celebrating Toni Stone, the first woman — and Black woman — to play pro baseball; how Disney fandom has grown into a form of worship; and more.
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Nearly 70 years after pro baseball debut, Toni Stone's story continues to inspire fans

Toni Stone was honoured by MLB's Minnesota Twins in June. The Twins and their Triple-A affiliate, the St. Paul Saints, partnered with girls baseball organization Baseball For All to hold the BFA Toni Stone Invitational, Minnesota’s first-ever girls baseball tournament.

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