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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...
How students are coping with isolation and alternative course delivery due to COVID-19
06 Apr, 2020 | 0:40:09 |
EN | Mick Sweetman CHLY 101.7FM in Nanaimo | Students in the Know

In this episode of Students in the Know, we speak with VIU students about their experience with self-isolating and alternative course delivery. We also speak with Stephanie Smith, president of the BC Government and Service Employees Union about their call for the government to declare a rent and mortgage moratorium during the pandemic.
National News Show on COVID-19
06 Apr, 2020 | 0:06:17 |
EN | Maureen McEwan | The Response

Today, we look at the launch of the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) this week and the ongoing discussion about medical supplies in Canada.
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...
You There?
02 Apr, 2020 | 0:10:18 |
EN | Francella Fiallos |

You There? is an audio montage of people addressing their future selves and future psyches after the COVID-19 global pandemic.
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...
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...
Traditional recycling meets new law and methods in Bangalore
30 Mar, 2020 | 0:28:47 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Documentary covers early and recent recycling initiatives led by women; the 3 primary categories of waste to be segregated; a history of caste discrimination around waste disposal; and the new recycling law in Bangalore, which requires additional household labour.
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.
Preventing the spread of COVID-19 in Nanaimo
26 Mar, 2020 | 0:39:59 |
EN | Mick Sweetman CHLY 101.7FM in Nanaimo | Students in the Know

In this episode of Students in the Know we speak with Dr. Paul Paul Hasselback, Medical Officer of Health for the mid-island region about what is being done to keep people safe from COVID-19. An interview with Lois Peterson from the Unitarian Shelter shows the challenges that front-line services are facing in preventing COVID-19 from spreading between people who are...
BC government announces supports for tenants, BCGEU president says it "doesn't go far enough."
26 Mar, 2020 | 0:12:20 |
EN | Mick Sweetman CHLY 101.7FM in Nanaimo | Students in the Know

The BC government is offering help to renters with a new rent subsidy, an order halting evictions and by freezing rent increases. We talk with Stephanie Smith, president of the BC Government and Service Employee Union who are calling for a full rent and mortgage moratorium.
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,...
National News Show on COVID-19
25 Mar, 2020 | 0:41:11 |
EN | Maureen McEwan |

As Canada faces the COVID-19 pandemic, there is much uncertainty. We think it is vital to maintain a positive outlook and our role as a community resource, wherever possible. Our three national radio associations — the Community Radio Alliance of Canada (ARCC), the Association of Community Radio Broadcasters of Quebec (ARCQ) and National Campus and Community Radio Association/l’Association nationale des...
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...
Karla Laird of the Better Business Bureau talks about the many COVID-19 scams
23 Mar, 2020 | 0:12:27 |
EN | Magnus Thyvold |

Karla Laird of the Better Business Bureau of Mainland British Columbia CJSF90.1FM's Magnus Thyvold about the many COVID-19 scam that are circulating and how to protect yourself and report them. This is an interview with and intro and extro. You can set it up as above. Please give credit to CJSF 90.1FM
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