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With special guest Heather we discuss queer history and historical revisionism
26 Sep, 2021 | 0:59:34 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | CanQueer

Starting with a Canadian news, Luke and Sebastien are then joined by Heather to discuss queer historical revisionism. Trans people lived 4000 years ago, or gay men in the 1200s?
The mystery surrounding Gabby Petito
23 Sep, 2021 | 0:21:16 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

Back in July, 22-year-old Gabby Petito and her boyfriend, Brian Laundrie, set off from Long Island, New York, on a planned months-long journey across the United States in a camper van, sharing their adventures on social media. Earlier this month, Laundrie returned to his home in Florida — alone. This week, Petito's body was found in Wyoming, and her death...
Conservatives lose again. What now?
22 Sep, 2021 | 0:19:34 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

Erin O’Toole’s election campaign pitched him as the face of a new, moderate Conservative party. But in the end, O’Toole’s strategy delivered a loss nearly identical to that of his predecessor. Today on Front Burner, CBC senior writer John Paul Tasker joins us to explain what went wrong for O’Toole, where the party goes from here, and why they might...
Election changes little, Liberal minority continues
21 Sep, 2021 | 0:22:23 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

After a day of voting and with some ballots still left to be counted, Justin Trudeau will remain Canada's prime minister, and the Liberals will continue ruling with a minority. CBC's Aaron Wherry breaks down the results of the election so far.
This week we discuss some of the biggest LGBT news across the world
19 Sep, 2021 | 0:56:18 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | CanQueer

The team discuss a series of news stories including homophobic violence in Europe, we also discuss Ru Pauls Drag Race, Canada.
Undecided voters grill leaders face to face
17 Sep, 2021 | 0:24:05 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

Party leaders Justin Trudeau, Erin O'Toole, Jagmeet Singh and Annamie Paul — all vying to be the next prime minister — recently went face to face with a group of undecided voters and CBC's senior political correspondent Rosemary Barton to make the final case for their platforms ahead of the federal election. On today's episode of Front Burner, we bring...
Election platform primer (Part 2 of 2)
16 Sep, 2021 | 0:18:52 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

In the conclusion to Front Burner’s 2021 election primer, we’re back with part two of our rundown on the major national parties' platforms. We’ve done deep dive conversations on the election’s top issues like housing and climate, but this is your guide to the other big promises and defining policies. It’s what you need to know to make an informed...
Election platform primer (Part 1 of 2)
15 Sep, 2021 | 0:26:28 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

Election day is less than a week away, and this short summer campaign has flown right by. We’ve done some deep dives on a few issues we know are important to a lot of you, like housing affordability, and climate change. But today and tomorrow, we want to give you a quick rundown of some of the other things in...
Afghanistan's refugee crisis: The view from Pakistan
14 Sep, 2021 | 0:19:00 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

Seventeen-year old Zakirullah, who didn't give his surname, and his family drove for three days from Afghanistan to the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, seeking medical help for his mother. He is one of many Afghan refugees who have made the journey after the Taliban took control of his home country, in light of rising food prices and the currency falling....
With Sebastien away, we look back inclusion in sport
13 Sep, 2021 | 0:57:52 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | CanQueer

With interviews with openly gay Olympians and more
Recapping a crucial election debate
10 Sep, 2021 | 0:27:18 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

Last night was the only English-language federal leaders' debate of this election cycle. And with Justin Trudeau and Erin O'Toole neck and neck in the polls, the stakes couldn't be much higher. CBC senior writer Ryan Maloney joins us for a look at the highs, lows and the major takeaways of the debate.
‘What are they hiding?’ 9/11 families fight for U.S. documents
09 Sep, 2021 | 0:24:08 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

On the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the families of the victims will gather on the anniversary to honour the dead. Last month, they sent a sharp message to the U.S. President Joe Biden, asking him to skip memorial events unless he kept his campaign promise to declassify FBI documents related to the investigation into possible Saudi connections to...
On the court with Raptors President Masai Ujiri
08 Sep, 2021 | 0:26:54 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

In August, Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri signed a deal that would make him the team's vice-chairman and president. Ujiri's previous deal was set to expire this summer. At the time, the team released a video on social media with Ujiri saying he is "here to stay". Today on Front Burner, he talks to host Jayme Poisson about why that...
Where Canada's major political parties stand on climate change
07 Sep, 2021 | 0:26:35 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

After a summer of extreme weather and natural disasters, climate change is among the top priorities for voters in this federal election. And the major parties are taking notice: the NDP, Conservatives, Liberals and Greens are all promising big action on the climate file if elected. Today on Front Burner, political scientist and UBC professor Kathryn Harrison joins us to...
This week we discuss China and the crack down on sissy men
06 Sep, 2021 | 0:59:18 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | CanQueer

In this weeks program we discuss the crackdown in China and LGBT folks, and representations of men they consider too sissy.
Mysterious noise sparks discovery of crypto power plant in Alberta
03 Sep, 2021 | 0:18:10 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

It all started when residents of an affluent community near Edmonton heard a disruptive noise from what they thought was a defunct natural gas facility nearby. That led to claims of sleepless nights, complaints and eventually, a months-long investigation that uncovered a power plant secretly set up to mine cryptocurrency on a dormant gas well. Today on Front Burner, CBC...
Election watch: Anger on the campaign trail
02 Sep, 2021 | 0:20:28 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

In the third week of the federal election campaign, there is now a Liberal platform to dig through. On Wednesday, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau made the announcement in Toronto, but few knew about the specific location of the event beforehand, because of an effort to avoid protesters who have been threatening Trudeau's events. Today, CBC At Issue panellist Althia Raj...
Horse dewormer the latest trend in COVID-19 misinformation
01 Sep, 2021 | 0:20:29 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

False claims about COVID-19 have people calling up Alberta farm supply stores looking for a livestock dewormer called ivermectin. Vera Bergengruen tells us why.
After chaotic US withdrawal, a view from Kabul
31 Aug, 2021 | 0:21:42 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

After 20 years, the last U.S. troops have left Afghanistan. Ali M. Latifi, a correspondent for Al Jazeera English, brings us a view from the ground in Kabul.
Luke and Sebastien discuss the biggest news of the week
30 Aug, 2021 | 0:55:58 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | CanQueer

After a weekend with family, Luke and Sebastien discuss the biggest news of the week including, a recent push by Canadian Blood Services to reverse their discriminatory donation ban for men that have sex with men.
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