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Overdoses and COVID-19 on Vancouver's Downtown Eastside
07 Apr, 2020 | 0:22:08 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

Self-isolation and physical distancing are straightforward public health orders for most Canadians, but it's a near-impossible challenge for people without adequate housing. That's clear in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, a dense neighbourhood with a large population of homeless people, who are now at risk of COVID-19. But the challenges don't stop there — the community has been battling another public health...
Pregnancy in a panedmic
06 Apr, 2020 | 0:24:33 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

Questions about the impact of coronavirus on pregnancy are running through the mind of many expectant parents. But there is scant research into how COVID-19 affects pregnancy: the disease is just so new. Today on Front Burner, we talk to the head of labour and delivery at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, Dr. Wendy Whittle, about what we know so...
Episode 158: Will COVID-19 make me gay?
05 Apr, 2020 | 0:57:12 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | CanQueer

In this episode Luke and Sebastien take a look at Global Pride going Digital, and quarantined straight guys thinking they might be gay in lockdown.
A COVID-19 surge is coming for Ontario
03 Apr, 2020 | 0:21:01 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

Ontario Premier Doug Ford has admitted that things are not looking good for the province, saying, “right now, today, there is very little separating what we will face here in Ontario from the devastation we’ve seen in Italy and Spain." He’s right to be concerned: the number of patients in Ontario’s ICU beds is doubling every four days. And according...
Voices from inside: COVID-19 in Canada's prisons
02 Apr, 2020 | 0:24:21 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

For weeks, inmates, correctional officers and penal reform advocates have been sounding the alarm that Canada's prisons are sorely underprepared for the arrival of COVID-19. Canada's Chief Public Health Officer, Dr Theresa Tam, has called correctional facilities a "high-risk setting" in which a mass infection could have grave consequences. And there are now 3 inmates 18 employees in federal institutions...
Why ‘V’ beats ‘U’ in the post-COVID economy
01 Apr, 2020 | 0:19:49 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

By most measures, COVID-19 has devastated the global economy. But how much worse could it get? And what can be done to help it recover? Today, CBC senior business correspondent Peter Armstrong drops by to explain what’s being done globally to keep the economy moving and what kind of outcomes could be in store for Canada, and the world.
With rent due Wednesday, and hundreds of thousands going without work because of the pandemic
31 Mar, 2020 | 0:24:20 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

For many Canadians, rent is due on the first of the month. But nearly half of the households in this country have lost work due to the pandemic, and emergency government benefits are not yet in people’s pockets. Today on Front Burner, an anxious Vancouver tenant on her concerns about making rent, and Toronto lawyer Caryma Sa’d on what is...
We are slowly starting to get a glimpse into the severity of the COVID-19 outbreak across Canada.
31 Mar, 2020 | 0:12:48 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

Early data is starting to give an indication of how Canada is doing in its fight against the spread of COVID-19. How deadly is the virus in Canada? How is the virus spreading across the country now, who is most vulnerable to becoming seriously ill, and are public health officials watching this week so closely. For answers, Jayme Poisson turns...
The updated COVID-19 PSA in English and French
30 Mar, 2020 | 0:02:05 |
EN | The Velvet Studio |

Government overreach during the pandemic crisis
30 Mar, 2020 | 0:21:32 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

Governments around the world are making extraordinary moves to get COVID-19 under control -- including the curtailing of individual freedoms. In most countries, people are willing to go along with these measures, as long as they’re temporary. But what about when leaders use the coronavirus to grab more power? Today, we’re joined by Anne Applebaum, a historian and staff writer...
In this week's episode Luke and Sebastien bring more percussion to the music choices as they look at
29 Mar, 2020 | 0:57:36 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | CanQueer

In this week's episode Luke and Sebastien bring more percussion to the music choices as they look at the latest impacts of COVID-19 on GLBT news across the country and internationally. 
Does COVID-19 have you feeling anxious about every little decision? We talk to public health expert
27 Mar, 2020 | 0:19:35 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

Does COVID-19 have you feeling anxious about every little decision? We talk to public health expert Timothy Caulfield about how best to manage risk and alleviate stress during the pandemic.
Inside the COVID-19 'mayhem' at B.C.'s Lynn Valley Care Centre
26 Mar, 2020 | 0:25:51 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

The majority of B.C’s 14 deaths related to COVID-19 have been from one place: the Lynn Valley Care Centre. As of Wednesday, 42 residents and 21 health care workers have tested positive for the illness. Today on Front Burner, CBC Vancouver senior reporter Jason Proctor helps us understand how the outbreak there happened, and what impact it might have on...
On tonight’s episode of @FrontBurnerCBC we break down the government’s latest measures
26 Mar, 2020 | 0:14:01 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

The government and opposition parties in Parliament have passed an $107 billion aid package bill to help Canadians struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Prime Minister says “help is on the way” and has assured those struggling that they will be able to access benefits within 10 days of applying. But, who qualifies? How long will this aid last? Meanwhile,...
As US President Donald Trump hopes to see the country “opened up and just raring to go by Easter,”
25 Mar, 2020 | 0:26:51 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

On Tuesday, US President Donald Trump said he “would love to have the country opened up, and just raring to go, by Easter,” which is two and a half weeks from now. But many public health experts say the result could be an increase in COVID-19 deaths. Today on Front Burner, CBC Senior Correspondent Susan Ormiston on the coronavirus outbreak...
Today on Front Burner, CBC reporter Haydn Watters talks to guest host Michelle Shephard.
24 Mar, 2020 | 0:23:17 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

Even as most businesses in Canada have shut their doors, grocery stores remain open. And workers in those stores – who are often in low-wage positions – are worried about their own safety as COVID-19 continues to spread. Today on Front Burner, CBC reporter Haydn Watters talks to guest host Michelle Shephard about how grocery store staff are coping with...
From the establishment of quarantine centres and aggressive testing, Hong Kong’s swift response.
23 Mar, 2020 | 0:22:34 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

In the global fight against the spread of COVID-19, Hong Kong has been recognized for its ability to keep the number of cases low despite its proximity to China. Today on Front Burner, Shibani Mahtani, the Washington Post’s Hong Kong and Southeast Asia bureau chief, talks to guest host Michelle Shephard about how they did it, and what preparations are...
As the team recovers from the shock of Eurovision being cancelled, they bring the latest LGBT news
22 Mar, 2020 | 0:56:38 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | CanQueer

As the team recovers from the shock of Eurovision being cancelled, they bring the latest LGBT news
Today, a mental break from COVID-19 to highlight acts of human kindness and weirdness brought on
20 Mar, 2020 | 0:27:26 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

Things are not great. But people still are. And some good is happening. For example: competitive marble racing has gone viral because of the void left by professional sports. Artists are live streaming free concerts for fans. And in one of the countries hit hardest by COVID-19, people are taking to their balconies to sing songs in solidarity. So today,...
Laid off? Gig gone? Closed? Government says COVID-19 help is on the way
19 Mar, 2020 | 0:26:36 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

COVID-19 has sent an economic shockwave through this country with countless livelihoods impact in the short term, and maybe permanently. To help, the federal government announced an $82-billion aid package. Today, one woman who has been laid off tells her story. And CBC senior business correspondent Peter Armstrong unpacks how the federal response is intended to help.
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