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The Mauritanian,' Canada, and torture at Gitmo
05 Mar, 2021 | 0:23:38 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

Mohamedou Salahi was detained in Guantanamo Bay for 14 years without charge. He was considered one of its most tortured prisoners. The new Hollywood film “The Mauritanian” portrays his detention and his fight for freedom, but does not touch on Canada’s connection to what happened. CBC senior correspondent Adrienne Arsenault spoke to Mohamedou Salahi about that connection, and today, describes...
Dr. Seuss, and how to deal with racism in children’s classics
04 Mar, 2021 | 0:22:28 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

Dr. Seuss Enterprises will no longer publish six of the beloved author’s books because of their racist content and imagery. Philip Nel and Michelle H. Martin, two experts on children’s lit, discuss Dr. Seuss’s legacy, and how to engage with problematic children’s classics.
Inside the bloody fight for Myanmar's democracy
03 Mar, 2021 | 0:21:05 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

One month after a military coup in Myanmar, hundreds of thousands of protesters continue to defy the army and risk their lives to fight for democracy in the streets. On Sunday, according to the United Nations, at least 18 people were killed and 30 injured when the military fired into crowds in several cities across the country. There have also...
'Tiger Squad' and Saudi Arabia's brutal campaign to crush dissent
02 Mar, 2021 | 0:21:00 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

According to a newly declassified U.S report, Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince approved the operation that led to the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Today on Front Burner, how the Saudi regime’s campaign to crush dissent extends far beyond that murder.
Sexual misconduct plagues military amid Vance, McDonald investigations
01 Mar, 2021 | 0:24:01 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

oday, CBC’s Murray Brewster examines the sexual misconduct allegation that led Admiral Art McDonald, Canada’s top military commander, to step aside, as well as the ongoing investigation into his predecessor, Gen. Jonathan Vance.
In this week's episode we look at the biggest stories of the day, such as pride plans
28 Feb, 2021 | 0:58:12 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | CanQueer

In this week's show we discuss the biggest news of the week, with a focus on what Pride will be doing this summer.
Why the Golden Globes shady reputation persists
26 Feb, 2021 | 0:21:29 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

On Sunday, Hollywood will celebrate the 78th annual Golden Globe awards. The event is considered influential, even as it is dogged by persistent jokes that it’s out-of-touch, and even corrupt. When this year’s nominations were announced, many were puzzled that the fluffy Netflix series Emily In Paris received two nods, while the critically acclaimed I May Destroy You was shut...
Cindy Gladue and the painful cost of justice
25 Feb, 2021 | 0:22:51 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

The death of Cindy Gladue became a flashpoint for the anger surrounding missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada. Now, a manslaughter conviction for Bradley Barton closes the long legal saga — but as CBC reporter Jorge Barrera tells us, for Gladue's family, healing has just begun.
Church as a COVID-19 battleground
24 Feb, 2021 | 0:22:41 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

As three B.C. churches get ready to head to court to fight the province's COVID-19 rules, CBC Vancouver reporter Jason Proctor explains how the pandemic is testing the limits of religious freedom.
Why Facebook banned news on its platform in Australia
23 Feb, 2021 | 0:24:38 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

As Canada considers ways to make big tech pay for news, Wired digital editor James Temperton outlines some lessons it could take from Australia's fight with Facebook.
How Bellingcat cracks some of the world’s biggest stories
22 Feb, 2021 | 0:31:56 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

Eliot Higgins, founder of the investigative collective Bellingcat, tells us how the group used online information to break some of its biggest stories — from the poisoning of Alexei Navalny to the downing of Flight MH17 in Ukraine — and why he wants others to follow in Bellingcat's footsteps.
Episode 203: Emmet Michael’s God Shaped Hole Interview
21 Feb, 2021 | 0:55:42 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

In this episode Sebastien interviews the talented musicians Emmet Michael about his recent release and the process of creating the track. In addition, Luke and Sebastien discuss sound permits in Vancouver, Finland being told off by the UN and good news from Jamaica.
Should Canada boycott the 2022 Olympics in Beijing?
19 Feb, 2021 | 0:21:55 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

The 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics are just a year away, and pressure is building for Canada to take a stand against China by boycotting them, in response to China’s imprisonment of the “Two Michaels” and the ongoing human rights abuses against the Uighur Muslim minority. This week, Conservative leader Erin O’Toole called what’s happening there a genocide, and insisted the...
A Montreal police officer was attacked, but the wrong man was arrested
18 Feb, 2021 | 0:21:17 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

Mamadi III Fara Camara’s lawyer says he called police to help an officer who had been attacked, and after trying to help, he was charged with attempted murder. Today, how this case of wrongful arrest fits into a wider debate about policing in Montreal.
The joke that made it to the Supreme Court of Canada
17 Feb, 2021 | 0:21:10 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

More than a decade ago, comedian Mike Ward told a joke about a disabled young singer named Jérémy Gabriel. The repercussions of this joke turned into a lengthy legal battle between the two, and led to a hearing at the Supreme Court of Canada this week. Today on Front Burner, Marie-Danielle Smith from Maclean's magazine, walks us through how this...
The growing threat of variants in Canada
16 Feb, 2021 | 0:21:11 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

An unprecedented outbreak in Newfoundland of the coronavirus variant originally found in the UK holds lessons for the rest of Canada. CBC St-John’s reporter Peter Cowan on what those lessons are.
Luke interviews Minister Chagger about the the $15 million in capacity funding to LGBTQ2S Orgs
14 Feb, 2021 | 0:58:29 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | CanQueer

Luke interviews the Honourable Bardish Chagger, the Minister of Diversity and Inclusion and Youth about the the $15 million in capacity funding to LGBTQ2S Orgs. In addition Luke and Sebastien discuss Q Anon conspiracies and a school controversy in Red Deer, Alberta
Why one MP wants companies like Bell to pay public money back
12 Feb, 2021 | 0:25:44 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

Profitable companies have accessed the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy while increasing dividend payouts to shareholders. And now both the companies and the program are under fire. Today, CBC’s Jonathan Monpetit explains how CEWS works, and Liberal MP Nathan Erskine-Smith who wants to see some companies pay part of that money back.
With schools reopening, how do you keep kids safe?
11 Feb, 2021 | 0:20:50 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

COVID-19 cases have started to go down nationally — but there remain two big challenges in this second wave of the pandemic: the threat of multiple coronavirus variants and access to vaccines. But despite that, provinces such as Ontario are starting to lift restrictions, from those on non-essential businesses to schools. Today on Front Burner, infectious disease epidemiologist Amy Greer...
At one Amazon warehouse, a historic push to unionize
10 Feb, 2021 | 0:25:42 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

Jeff Bezos made Amazon into one of the world’s biggest retailers, but critics argue he did it at the expense of his workers. Now, one Alabama warehouse is voting on whether to unionize, a move that could spark major change, even here in Canada. Recode’s Jason Del Rey on how Amazon got here.
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