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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.
Theranos’s Elizabeth Holmes goes on trial
30 Aug, 2021 | 0:22:50 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

Once a darling of Silicon Valley, Theranos’s Elizabeth Holmes is now facing prison time for fraud. Host of ABC’s ‘The Dropout’ podcast Rebecca Jarvis on what you need to know about the upcoming trial.
Where the major parties stand on housing affordability
27 Aug, 2021 | 0:23:26 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

Housing affordability is shaping up to be a top issue for voters in the upcoming federal election. What are parties promising to do about it? And will it actually work? We ask senior director at the Smart Prosperity Institute Mike Moffatt.
A fourth wave for whom?
26 Aug, 2021 | 0:19:07 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

Epidemiologists are warning of rising caseloads and a dangerous fourth wave of COVID-19 — just when many people thought life was finally getting back to normal. This week, several provincial governments changed their pandemic policies in response. Both British Columbia and Manitoba brought back indoor mask mandates. Today on Front Burner, Raywat Deonandan, an epidemiologist at the University of Ottawa,...
Accessing Health in BC
25 Aug, 2021 | 0:58:49 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | CanQueer

Election watch: The major parties' early days
24 Aug, 2021 | 0:20:01 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

It may still feel like the sleepy days of summer for some, but this federal election campaign is well underway, and election day is already less than a month away. Today on Front Burner, polling analyst and founder of Éric Grenier and CBC At Issue panellist Althia Raj discuss what's happening in the polls, and how the major parties'...
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