BC: The Early Edition

 
 

BC: The Early Edition

CBC Radio One's The Early Edition podcast features the top story of the day. Expect to hear highlights from the show's news, health, civic affairs, cultural and community coverage.

Updated: Weekdays
Download episodes from this podcast for: 6 months
Visit Show Site: http://www.cbc.ca/earlyedition/

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December 06, 2018 - Podcast

Tzeproah Berman at COP24 and two young minds talk proportional representation.

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December 05, 2018 - Podcast

The Squamish First Nation is about to have a referendum, while Surrey's budget debate continues as Mayor Doug McCallum focuses cuts on community centres and arts programs, and finally Justin McElroy is in Ucluelet where debate rages on about what to do about chinook fisheries.

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December 04, 2018 - Podcast

The Early Edition's, story producer Rohit Joseph and intern Nathan Durec went to check it out a house of 100,000 lights. And we hear from former Surrey councillor Barinder Rasode about her city's decision to press pause on capital projects.

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December 03, 2018 - Podcast

We take a look at Cop24 and our political panel tries to make sense of the Massey Tunnel debate that's clogging up lower mainland politics.

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An early polar bear swim at Wreck Beach

CBC Reporter Angela Sterritt joins Danika Coulbourn for a cool dip at Wreck Beach. Click to hear the waves...

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November 29, 2018 - Podcast

Christmas Movies, Climate Change adaption and Michael Cohen's guilty plea.

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Reconcile This climate change

Carbon capture facility on Squamish Nation land could make the town of Squamish the first carbon neutral town in the world

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November 28, 2018 -- Podcast

Tech, climate and postal. Check out some of our top stories from the November 28th show.

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November 27, 2018 - Podcast

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh says the federal government has trampled on the rights of workers by tabling back-to-work legislation for Canada Post employees. Stanley Park is about to come alive with light. The Bright Nights festival starts Thursday, along with the miniature Christmas train that has been thrilling children for years. A portion of the event's proceeds go towards the B.C. Firefighters Burn Fund. Ahead of the big opening, we sent out story producer Matt Humphrey to find out what goes into setting up the displays. Hassan Al Kontar finally made it to Canada. The Syrian refugee had been stapled to a Malaysian airport for eight months. But through the efforts of his new Canadian friends, Al Kontar has landed in Vancouver. Hear from Al Kontar and one of his sponsor's, Laurie Cooper.

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November 26, 2018 - Podcast

Is it a matter of how the legislature works or partisan politics? Hear our political panel about the fall-out at the legislature over the immediate suspension of the sergeant-at-arms and the clerk. Amy Robichaud, a BC Liberal, and a political consultant. Nicola Spurling, a former BC Green Party candidate and Lower Mainland Representative on the party's Provincial Council. And Moe Sihota,is a former BC NDP cabinet minister. --- Wally Oppal, former B.C. Attorney General and special adviser to Speaker of the House Darryl Plecas, responds to questions about the suspension of Sergeant-at-Arms Gary Lenz and clerk Craig James, and Plecas's attempt to have his friend and adviser Alan Mullen appointed as acting sergeant-at-arms. --- Story producer Vivian Luk visits Peak House, a recovery home for youth dealing with substance use.

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November 23, 2018 - Podcast

Restaurant kitchens often involve long hours, high stress, and even sexual and verbal abuse, but female chefs around the world are trying to change that culture. Hear, Karima Chellouf a chef and certified nutritionist. --- The Early Edition has been presenting a special series called Pretty Lonely, addressing the loneliness experienced by so many people in Metro Vancouver, especially those in their 20s and 30s. In our panel hear Kwantlen First Nation cultural educator Luke Dandurand, director of social impact at the United Way of the Lower Mainland. Kim Winchell, and Vancouver's Mayor Kennedy Stewart. --- The union representing Canada Post workers says it's unconstitutional for the government to order them back to work. Hear, Charles Smith, associate professor of political science, University of Saskatchewan co-author "Unions in Court: Organized Labour and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms"

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November 22, 2018

When he attended Kitsilano Secondary, Ben Cory played on the basketball team, but he also suffered from anxiety. In 2011 he moved to an alternative school. And in 2015 he died of an overdose. His story is part of a new documentary. Hear Ben's parents Jill and David Cory. --- CBC reporter Angela Sterritt on concerns over follow up care for survivors following testimony at the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women. --- B.C. expects to pass legislation paving the way for Uber and Lyft on the roads, but it may be 2020 before ride hailing actually happens. Can the B.C. Liberals speed up that timeline? Hear opposition Leader Andrew Wilkinson. --- Our series "Pretty Lonely" looks at solutions to social isolation from Vancouver's least lonely people. Hint...it's a cultural thing.

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November 21, 2018 - Podcast

Dermod Travis, executive director of Integrity BC, on the public's right to know the nature of the criminal investigations into two top employees of the B.C. legislature because of the importance of their roles in democracy. --- Alan Mullen, special adviser to B.C.'s Speaker of the House, on the sudden and mysterious removal of Clerk Craig James and Sergeant at Arms Gary Lenz from the B.C. legislature. --- In our series Pretty Lonely we hear adults are complaining a lack of connection to the city and to each other and Mitchell Reardon, the senior lead in urban planning, experiments and design at Happy City, an organization of researchers and consultants that helps planners make cities more focused on human well being.

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November 20, 2018 - Podcast

Our reporter in the Kootenays, Bob Keating, stopped to listen on Baker Street in Nelson a year ago because he was so floored by the beauty of two voices. He met a young busker that day named Sarah Vee and her singing partner Jessica. The advocacy group First Call has released its annual child poverty report card. And while there are some slight improvements, one in five children still live in poverty in B.C. Hear, Adrienne Montani, provincial coordinator of First Call and Phyllis Joseph is a parent of two, living in Vancouver. Young people are attracted to Vancouver because it's a pretty city, and there's a lot of work here. But is there enough time outside work to really connect with their neighbourhood and with each other? The second part of our week long series "Pretty Lonely" focuses on the way we work and how it contributes to social isolation.

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November 19, 2018 - Podcast

n our series Pretty Lonely meet the self-declared "loneliest person in Vancouver" and hear psychologist Amori Mikami a professor of Psychology at UBC on the pain of isolation. --- Early Edition's Political Panel on Legislation that would allow services like Uber and Lyft to operate in B.C: Amy Robichaud, a political consultant for the BC Liberal Party. Nicola Spurling, a former BC Green Party candidate and the Lower Mainland Representative on the party's Provincial Council. And, Moe Sihota a former BC NDP cabinet minister. --- The Retail Council of Canada who is calling on Ottawa to legislate Canada Post employees back to work. Hear Karl Littler, Senior Vice President of Public Affairs.

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November 16, 2018 - Podcast

Christy Sutherland, medical director of the Portland Hotel Society in Vancouver's Downtown East Side is awarded by the College of Family Physicians as one of 2018's family doctors of the year. And, Dean Wilson, former president of the Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users, and a harm reduction advocate. --- Alex Grigg, Executive Director of Music BC, and Catherine McLellan, Juno-award winning singer-songwriter from Prince Edward Island and a mental health advocate on mental health in the music industry. --- CNN reporter Jim Acosta is getting his White House press pass back. A US federal judge made the call. Hear UBC journalism professor and former NPR social media strategist Andy Carvin.

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November 15, 2018 - Podcast

This year marks the 35th anniversary of AIDS Vancouver. Brian Chittock is the executive director of AIDS Vancouver, and he's been involved since the beginning. --- Scott Lotter, a council member and former mayor of Paradise, California on the wildfires in the area. --- Angela Sterritt visits the Museum of Anthropology which is getting a huge face lift. Dozens of totem poles are being moved to make room for an 8.8 million dollar upgrade.

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November 14, 2018 - Podcast

The shortage of family doctors in B.C. is projected to get worse and family doctors are calling on the government to consider reforming the way doctors are paid. Hear Health Minister Adrian Dix for his response. --- Federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna is in Victoria to promote the government's increased funding for Indigenous-led conservation efforts. --- Terry Waterhouse, is appointed to lead Surrey's two-year transition from being policed by the RCMP to its own department.

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November 13, 2018 - Podcast

Mindy Johnson is a film historian and her book, "Ink and Paint: The Women of Walt Disney's Animation" uncovers the stories of women in animation. --- Donald MacPherson, executive director of the Canadian Drug Policy Coalition, and Sarah Blyth, founder of the Overdose Prevention Society, on Mayor Kennedy Stewart's motion for an Opioid Emergency Task Force. --- India is not known for producing ice hockey players or having much fanfare around the sport. But that hasn't stopped women like Diskit Angmo, one of the players on Team India's hockey squad. --- Have the days of spanking passed or has the practice been passed down? Amy Belll takes a look for her latest Parental Guidance.

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November 12, 2018 - Podcast

Mount Meager, located northwest of Whistler, hasn't exploded in more than 2400 years, but that could change. Scientists who have been tracking the mountain say it's been acting up and that we need to pay attention. The CBC's Laura Lynch travelled with a team of SFU scientists to the top of Mt. Meager as they carried out a day of research and exploration. --- Smoke from the California wildfires still hangs over the ruined northern town of Paradise. Flames have reduced most of the town to ash, and have so far killed more than 30 people state-wide. Scott Lotter is a Paradise councillor, he says while his town has lost nearly everything, it will rebuild. --- Josh Paterson, executive director of the BC Civil Liberties Association, on why he will be before the BC Court of Appeal this week fighting for changes to solitary confinement protocols in Canadian prisons. --- Transgender Awareness Week begins, it is an opportunity to shed light on Trans rights and the struggles the community faces. Hear Morgane Oger, chair of the Trans Alliance Society.

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November 9, 2018 - Podcast

Suzanne Anton, the co-director of the No BC Proportional Representation campaign and Maria Dobrinskaya, spokeswoman for the Vote P-R B.C. campaign, debate electoral reform. --- Remembrance Day can trigger mental health issues for veterans. Hear, Tracy Cromwell, she's been overseeing a new mental health first aid course geared to veterans who were medically released. And, Angela Ayre, the Veterans Transition Family Program Coordinator and a veteran herself. --- The CBC's Tamara Baluja with story about some Port Moody students making a documentary to mark the 100 year anniversary of the end of the First World War.

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November 8, 2018 - Podcast

Mayor of Surrey, Doug McCallum talks about his council's plan to change from RCMP to the city's own police force. --- November is Diabetes Awareness Month. Hear, Nadine Pedersen and her son Hudson Carpenter on the stigma and misconceptions surrounding the disease. Hudson has type 1 diabetes. --- Vancouver playwright Amiel Gladstone wanted to tell the story of his grandfather's experience as a World War Two prisoner of war, who put on plays in a P.O.W. camp to maintain his sense of humanity. Hear more about Amiel's new theatre production Three Winters and why he chose to cast women in all the roles.

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November 7, 2018 - Podcast

Hear from a Democrat and Republican in Washington State about what the outcome of the midterm elections means for the country and Canada U.S. relations. --- Diwali, the festival of lights. Billions of South Asians will be celebrating, but they won't be celebrating the same way or even for the same reasons. CBC's Jason D'Souza takes a look at the diversity in how the holiday is celebrated. --- Municipal Affairs reporter, Justine McElroy, gives details on Surrey's plan to move to their own police force.

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November 6, 2018 - Podcast

Two young Americans reflect on the midterm elections, Anna Hoekman a student at Western Washington University working with the Whatcom County Democrats. And Peter Condyles, a Republican voter and the President of Western Washington University's Young Americans for Freedom. --- Filipino journalist Jeff Canoy on the role of journalists in the face of crisis and conflict. --- Jesse Johnston debriefs the Surrey meeting where council passed motions to replace the RCMP with a local police force, and the LRT with SkyTrain.

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November 5, 2018 - Podcast

A new report explains some of the barriers women face to reporting sexual assaults. Hear Alana Prochuk, the manager of public legal education at West Coast LEAF and author of the report. As well a sexual assault survivor turned advocate. --- Richard Johnston, Canada Research Chair in Public Opinion Elections, and Representation at the University of British Columbia, explains "first past the post" electoral system. --- Our Political Panel weighs in on the state of the B.C. Liberal party. Amy Robichaud, a political consultant for the B.C. Liberal Party, Nicola Spurling, a former B.C. Green Party candidate and the lower mainland representative on the party's provincial council, and Moe Sihota, a former B.C. NDP cabinet minister.

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November 2, 2018 - Podcast

Vancouver mayor-elect Kennedy Stewart on his housing plan and his meeting with the Prime Minister. The Vancouver Soundwalk Collective along with a group called Youth Collaborative Chinatown are leading a "soundwalk" in Chinatown. B.C. Lions head coach Wally Buono will be on the sidelines at BC Place tonight for the last time. B.C. Lions fullback Rolly Lumbala says goodbye to the CFL's all-time-winningest coach

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November 1, 2018 - Podcast

B.C.'s Attorney General David Eby about his government's move to increase driving penalties by 20 per cent. --- South of the Fraser reporter Jesse Johnston remembers the guardian angel of the Surrey strip, "Little" Doug Nickerson died. --- Chef, restaurateur and food writer Yotam Ottolenghi talks about his newest cookbook, Simple.

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Reconcile This Tourism

Record-breaking tourism numbers in B.C. bolster Indigenous businesses. Appetite for authenticity means more eyes on Indigenous people to lead the way in tourism industry

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October 31, 2018 - Podcast

For some children on the autism spectrum and their parents, Halloween presents some unique challenges. Sean Hunt has come up with a simple solution to help his non-verbal son enjoy trick or treating. --- Reconcile This columnist, Angela Sterritt,on Indigenous tourism. --- Story producer Caroline Chan meets with a spider researcher Andreas Fischer to learn more about the eight-legged creature.

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October 30, 2018 - Podcast

Barbara Perry, a professor in the faculty of social science and humanities at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, on the state of far-right extremism in Canada. --- B.C.'s Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing Selina Robinson responds to concerns that the campaign finance rules the B.C. NDP brought in before the municipal elections will also apply to the referendum on electoral reform. ---- Child free by choice? Amy Bell takes a look at taking a pass on parenthood on her latest Parental Guidance.

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October 29, 2018 - Podcast

The Jewish community in Metro Vancouver is on edge following the deadly mass shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh Hear from one of the organizers of a vigil held last night to honour the victims, Rabbi Dan Moskovitz. The political panel debates electoral reform. Amy Robichaud is a political consultant for the BC Liberal Party. Nicola Spurling is a former BC Green Party candidate and the lower mainland representative on the party's provincial council. Moe Sihota is a former BC NDP cabinet minister. Minister Responsible for the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, Jean Yves-Duclos, reacts to Vancouver mayor-elect Kennedy Stewart's promise to build 85,000 homes in 10 years.

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Indigenous #Metoo catching fire

Despite recent revelations, several members of Indigenous communities say vulnerable and marginalized peoples are more cautious when it comes to bringing forward accusations of sexual assault and harassment. And they have good reason.

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October 25, 2018 - Podcast

Calgary mayor Naheed Nenshi talks federal carbon tax plan, and working with Vancouver mayor-elect Kennedy Stewart. Vancouverites may have split their votes among various parties, but it was the Greens that came away with the most popular candidates. Hear veteran Green Councillor Adriane Carr. Nick Park animator, Academy Award winner, writer, producer, director, creator of Wallace and Gromit series and his latest film Early Man, recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Spark Animation Festival.

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October 24, 2018 - Podcast

Housing experts Jennifer Bradshaw and Jon Stovell on Vancouver mayor-elect Kennedy Stewart's housing plan. Former NPR journalist Andy Carvin on bomb on social media and the Arab Spring. Katrine Conroy B.C. Minister of Children and Family Development, NDP MLA for Kootenay West.

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October 22, 2018

Vancouver has a new independent mayor, after a close election. We find out what Kennedy Stewart's priorities are and his strategy for leading a council evenly split between left and right of centre city councillors.

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October 19, 2018 - Podcast

We reached out to every single mayoral candidates and asked everyone the same four questions: Who are you?What do you think is wrong with the city of Vancouver? What's your best idea to fix it? And, we asked each for a song. Hear This Hour has 21 Candidates.

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October 18, 2018 - Podcast

What do you do if an earthquake strikes and you're in charge of the Canada line? Hear from Ronald Powell is the General Manager of the Canada Line and Teron Moore is with Ocean Networks Canada. Tom Henheffer, the executive director of Canadian Journalists for Free Expression on Jamal Khashoggi's final column. Lindsay Wong author of The Woo Woo: How I survived Ice Hockey, Drug Raids, Demons and My Crazy Chinese Family.

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October 17, 2018 - Podcast

B.C. Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson shares what his party would be doing differently on three big issues burbling to the surface this week, the legalization of recreational marijuana, the speculation tax, and campaign finance rules for the municipal elections. --- Marilyn Gladu, Conservative MP for Sarnia-Lambton and the official opposition's health critic, on legalizing recreational marijuana. --- Reconcile This columnist Angela Sterritt on Kwaw-Kwaw-Apilt First Nation and how the legalization of marijuana will affect their cannabis based business.

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October 16, 2018 - Podcast

Adam Palmer, chief of the Vancouver Police Department and president of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police, on cannabis legalisation --- Quantum physicist Dominic Walliman explains rocket ships to 4, 5-year-olds in his Professor Astro Cats series --- Are little white lies ok or are you sending a dark message to your kids? Amy Bell is back with her latest Parental Guidance.

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October 15, 2018 - Podcast

B.C.'s legendary salmon run is well underway, but scientists warn the iconic fish faces an uncertain future.Hear Natalya Melnychuk, event manager for Salute to the Sockeye --- Our Political Panel with convenes with Amy Robichaud, a political consultant for the BC Liberal Party, Sat Harwood, Chair of the BC Green Party. And, Moe Sihota , a former BC NDP cabinet minister. They talk cannabis legalisation and the municipal election. ---- Richard Stewart, who is seeking re-election as mayor of Coquitlam does not know why he is on the Canadian Council for Faith and Family's list of anti-SOGI candidates. He's "entirely supportive of the LGBT community" and attended a pro-SOGI rally in the city square.

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October 12, 2018 - Podcast

What do Indigenous rights means in the face of a Supreme Court of Canada case that says Ottawa has no duty to consult with Indigenous people before drafting laws? Hear NDP MP Romeo Saganash. Canada's minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations Carolyn Bennett responds to questions about Canada's duty to consult Indigenous people on Trans Mountain and legislation. Federal Minister of Border Security and Organised Crime Reduction Bill Blair on cannabis legalisation.

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October 11, 2018 - Podcast

We wrap up our series "Election Cycle" with a bike ride with out-going mayor Gregor Robertson. B.C.'s Minister of Transportation Claire Trevena responds to a report indicating fatalities have increased on B.C. roads where speed limits were raised in 2014. Mary Ellen Turpel Lafond, an Indigenous Canadian judge, lawyer and the inaugural director of the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre, on the B.C. and federal government's role in the United Nations declaration that secures the rights for Indigenous people

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October 10, 2018 - Podcast

The City of Vancouver is expanding voting opportunities and adding homeless shelters and social service drop-in centres to the list of voting locations. CBC reporter Angela Sterritt caught up with Paul Hendren, the election lead with the City, at Oppenheimer Park. The United Nations scientific panel on climate change has delivered a dire warning regarding current efforts to avert catastrophic climate change. Hear Canada's minister of the Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna. Burnaby Museum is hosting a neighbourhood speaker series tonight about Oakalla prison's political prisoners and resisters. One of its most famous inmates was Leonard Peltier, an indigenous activist charged with the murders of two FBI agents in South Dakota. A Canadian legal defense team fought Peltier's extradition. Peter Grant was one of the lawyers.

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October 9, 2018 - Podcast

SubTerrain Magazine is celebrating 30 years, editor in chief Brian Kaufman shares how it all started at his kitchen table and how the magazine has grown. Been Mayor, Done That! Former Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts and former Vancouver mayor Mike Harcourt tackle the importance of mayoral debates during the election. Jill Atkey is the CEO of the BC Non-Profit Housing Association on barriers to creating more affordable housing and how to break those barriers down.

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October 5, 2018 - Podcast

Story producer Rohit Joseph on the how and why Metro Vancouver ended up with largely white city councils despite having some of the most ethnically diverse populations in the country. Richmond mayoral candidates responding to concerns that so called mega-homes are making agricultural land values soar and putting land out of the reach of farmers. Hear mayoral candidates Donald Flintoff, Roy Sakata, and current mayor Malcolm Brodie. And, Nadia Murad, one of the new winners of Nobel Peace Prize, had worked to bring more Yazidi refugees to Canada. Hear Canadian activist, Majed El Shafie, who has toured with her

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October 4, 2018 - Podcast

South of the Fraser reporter Jesse Johnston brings the story of Nina Graham, whose dedication to fitness at age 89 has created a community of healthy seniors. Haisla / Heiltsuk writer Eden Robinson on her second novel in the Trickster trilogy, Trickster Drift. And, the series Election Cycle continues with Conservative MP, and Coalition Vancouver mayoral candidate, Wai Young.

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October 3, 2018

Retired Supreme Court justice Frank Iacobucci has been appointed to head Indigenous consultations on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. What should that look like? We speak to Indigenous resource lawyer Merle Alexander. * On Metro Matters, we take a closer look at three of the candidates for mayor in Surrey with our municipal affairs reporter, Justin McElroy.

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Reconcile This Language Revitalization

Reconcile This columnist Angela Sterritt talks to Polaris Prize Winner Jeremy Dutcher, Edge of the Knife co-director Helen Haig-Brown, First People's Cultural Council's language programs manager, Aliana Parker and minister for Indigenous relations and reconciliation, Scott Fraser.

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October 2, 2018

Prime Minister Trudeau, BC premier John Horgan and others announced the finalizing a 40-billion-dollar LNG project for northern BC. We ask BC Green Party leader Andrew Weaver for his reaction. * An investigation into suspected voter fraud in Surrey, attack ads rolling out and a little bit of name calling all show the municipal election races are starting to get a little dirty as we head into the last couple weeks of campaigning. Our Been Mayor, Done That panel weighs in on just how ugly it might get and what line should never be crossed. * Will your 'just say no' rules go up in smoke when weed becomes legal this month? Amy Bell ponders legal pot in her latest Parental Guidance.

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October 1, 2018

The confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court has been delayed for an FBI investigation. We speak with local sociologist Indira Prahst has been watching the case unfold. * What will the new USMCA mean for farmers, consumers... and the environment? We'll speak with Sophia Murphy, a BC-based adviser with the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy. * The BC Legislature is back in session and there's plenty to discuss. We've assembled our political panel to talk about the LNG investment decision and their insights into the big issues for the ledge.

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September 28, 2018 - Podcast

The legacy of Vancouver master printmaker Anna Wong from her brother Maurice Wong and co-curator Jennifer Cane of the exhibit "Anna Wong: Traveller on Two Roads". How are high end development projects shaping the communities in West Vancouver and the waterfront? Hear from mayoral candidates Christine Cassidy, and Mark Sager. And, Steve Young used to be a comedy writer on The Late Show with David Letterman. He lets us into his obsession with the industrial musical in the documentary "Bathtubs over Broadway" which is playing at VIFF.

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September 27, 2018 - Podcast

Ajay Puri, co-founder of Changemakers Vancouver, on diversity in municipal elections. Director Kim Nguyen on his feature film The Hummingbird Project about greed and the world of high-frequency trading in New York. Majed El Shafi, a human rights advocate whose organisation has been working to free Yazidi women from ISIS enslavement. In our series Election Cycle, a ride with current city councillor, and Yes Vancouver candidate, Hector Bremner.

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September 26, 2018 - Podcast

Bob Chamberlain on the VPD's report on street checks. Bruce Blair, nuclear security expert at Princeton University and a former Air Force launch control officer, on today's nuclear threat, And, our Metro Matters reporter Justin McElroy on the Richmond election.

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September 25, 2018 - Podcast

Love-Ese Chile, a Vancouver-based bio-plastics specialist and consultant on plastic waste in oceans. Been Mayor, Done That! with former Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts and former Vancouver mayor Mike Harcourt on the issue of crime. And, Vancouver author Anosh Irani's latest play tackles the harsh realities of immigrating to Canada in today's world.

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September 24,, 2018 - Podcast

Award-winning Canadian author Elizabeth Hay on her new book, All Things Consoled, A Daughter's Memoir. It paints a vivid portrait of her parents and her experience becoming their caregiver in their final days. This October is the 25th anniversary of B.C.'s first Nobel Laureate, Michael Smith. Hear Michael Smith's son Tom about the legacy of his father and the impact he's had on B.C.'s health sector. And, Catherine Tait took over as the president of the CBC earlier this summer. We'll talk to her about the challenges she's facing and what she has in store for the future of the public broadcaster.

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First Indigenous woman in Canada to own an airline

Métis pilot and entrepreneur Teara Fraser, her family and leaders in the aviation industry are celebrating her achievement of being the first ever Indigenous woman in Canada to own an airline. CBC reporter Angela Sterritt speaks to Fraser, her co-wokers and family, at the hanger at the south terminal at YVR.

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September 21, 2018

The federal government has just announced a three-part plan to proceed with the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion after the Federal Court of Appeal quashed the approval of the project. We speak with Fisheries and Oceans Minister Jonathan Wilkinson. * We also speak with Kanahus Manuel, a Secwepemc mother and a member of the Tiny House Warriors who is working to stop the Trans Mountain expansion. * If you're a fan of public radio, or podcasts, you no doubt know Ira Glass. He's coming to town to share his secrets with his stage show "Seven Things I've Learned" and we speak with him.

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September 20, 2018

After an overload in public feedback over a proposal of mass rezoning that could see many single family homes turned into duplexes, council voted in favour of the idea. We speak with Vancouver's Chief planner Gil Kelly. * Surrey Mayor Linda Hepner has delivered her final State of the City address. We hear from her about the issues facing Surrey today as her time in office comes to a close. * A group of Indigenous women is headed to Washington DC next week to elevate the importance of free, prior and informed consent for Indigenous people and industry. We hear from Jacinda Mack, the lead spokesperson about how this is one of the most important issues facing BC today.

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September 19, 2018

Vancouver is considering a proposal of mass rezoning that would allow the majority of single family homes to be made into duplexes. We speak with Tom Davidoff, Professor at the Sauder School of Business at UBC. * Vision Vancouver councillor Kerry Jang joins us to explain what the city's role will be in regulating the transition of marijuana dispensaries once recreational marijuana legalization kicks in AND what kind of legacy Vision leaves behind. * With a record number of candidates, all of whom will be in a randomized order, Vancouver voters will be faced with a daunting ballot this October. Our Metro Matters reporter Justin McElroy explains the ballot and the issues it raises for voters.

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