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Why Simone Biles said ‘no’
29 Jul, 2021 | 0:22:06 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

The 24-year-old champion Simone Biles surprised the world this week by pulling out of the Olympics, saying she needed to look after her mental health. As historian Amira Rose Davis explains, that decision is a momentous shift in the culture of sport.
Investigating the Capitol insurrection
28 Jul, 2021 | 0:25:44 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

The armed insurrection in Washington, after Donald Trump lost the presidential election, shook many. This week, U.S. lawmakers heard from the police officers who tried to hold it at bay — as a committee pieces together what happened.
Victims of communism memorial received donations honouring Nazi collaborators
27 Jul, 2021 | 0:20:13 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

Another controversy for the Memorial to the Victims of Communism in Ottawa as some donations were made to it in honour of fascists and Nazi collaborators.
Kris Wu and China’s #MeToo moment
26 Jul, 2021 | 0:18:35 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

Chinese-Canadian pop superstar Kris Wu is caught in a #MeToo firestorm over allegations of predatory sexual behaviour with an underage girl now sweeping Chinese media.
The deepfaking of Anthony Bourdain
23 Jul, 2021 | 0:22:58 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

Deepfake technology — the use of algorithms to create realistic copies of people in video, audio, or photography — is once again in the spotlight. That's after Morgan Neville's documentary Roadrunner used the technology to copy the voice of the late Anthony Bourdain. MIT Technology Review's senior artificial intelligence editor, Karen Hao, breaks down the risks for how we perceive...
The Olympics: Tokyo’s unwelcome guest
22 Jul, 2021 | 0:20:45 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

Tokyo 2020 is forging ahead inside a host city effectively locked out of its own event. CBC senior correspondent Adrienne Arsenault brings us the view from Tokyo, where rising COVID-19 cases, a state of emergency and brewing resentment toward the International Olympic Committee is hanging over these unprecedented Olympic Games.
Have the Liberals met the climate change moment?
21 Jul, 2021 | 0:24:43 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

The Liberal government has been criticized for not acting substantially enough on the climate crisis. Former environment and current Infrastructure Minister Catherine McKenna defends her party’s actions on the issue, and explains why she believes Canada is on track to meet its emission targets.
The reporter who brought down Jeffrey Epstein
20 Jul, 2021 | 0:26:30 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

Miami Herald reporter and author of 'Perversion of Justice' Julie K. Brown on Ghislaine Maxwell’s upcoming trial and her bombshell investigation into Jeffrey Epstein’s 2008 plea deal that brought global attention to the case.
What's behind Cuba's protest movement
19 Jul, 2021 | 0:20:51 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

The historic protests that exploded across Cuba a week ago — and the government crackdown that followed — have cranked up pressure on both the Cuban and U.S. governments to fix the dire situation currently facing people on the island. But while almost everyone agrees change is urgently needed, questions about what that change should look like, and who's to...
The fight for voting rights in the U.S.
15 Jul, 2021 | 0:23:13 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

As Republicans push voting laws widely seen as suppression, Texas becomes the next battleground. Today on Front Burner, CBC Washington correspondent Paul Hunter on what — if anything — U.S. President Joe Biden will do to fight back.
Who killed Haiti’s president?
14 Jul, 2021 | 0:19:43 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

Following President Jovenel Moïse's assassination last week, Haitian police have arrested more than 20 people and say they’re beginning to piece together a fuller picture of who carried out the killing — and who ordered it. But many people are questioning the official narrative.
The last 22%: Vaccine access and hesitancy
13 Jul, 2021 | 0:21:07 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

Nearly 78 per cent of eligible people in Canada have at least one shot of a COVID-19 vaccine. What’s stopping the rest? Today, Dr. Naheed Dosani an
The billionaire space race is on
13 Jul, 2021 | 0:25:24 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk are promising a new era where anyone will have access to space. But not everyone’s on board. Today, we speak to science writer Shannon Stirone about the promises and perils of the billionaire space race.
As U.S. exits 20-year war, what's next for Afghanistan?
09 Jul, 2021 | 0:24:59 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

The U.S. military announced Tuesday that its exit from Afghanistan is more than 90 per cent complete, after nearly 20 years at war in the country. Meanwhile, Taliban militants are gaining ground, and violence is intensifying. Graeme Smith is the author of The Dogs Are Eating Them Now: Our War in Afghanistan and has worked as a consultant to the...
The assassination of Haiti’s president
08 Jul, 2021 | 0:18:00 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

After months of rising political violence, Haitian President Jovenel Moïse was assassinated by heavily armed gunmen in the presidential residence. Widlore Mérancourt, a Haitian journalist, joins host Jayme Poisson for the latest from Port-au-Prince.
‘I’m done’: Britney Spears fights back against conservatorship
07 Jul, 2021 | 0:24:45 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

As Britney Spears fights for her legal freedom, Dominic Patten, senior editor for Deadline Hollywood, joins us to explain the latest revelations on the 13-year conservatorship that controls every aspect of the pop icon’s life.
The human toll of B.C.’s wildfires
06 Jul, 2021 | 0:23:09 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

: As nearly 200 fires continue to burn in British Columbia, we hear stories of the people most affected, from CBC reporters Susana da Silva and Brady Strachan. They’ve been covering the devastating Lytton fire, and the ongoing firefighting efforts in B.C.
Montreal’s historic playoff run at stake
05 Jul, 2021 | 0:22:38 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

Montreal’s Cinderella playoff run is at stake on Monday as the Canadiens head into a do-or-die Game 4 in the Stanley Cup finals against the reigning champs, the Tampa Bay Lightning. Sean Fitz-Gerald, senior national reporter with The Athletic, and Arpon Basu, editor-in-chief of The Athletic Montréal, share their thoughts on the history-making series.
Some UFOs can’t be explained: U.S. intelligence report
28 Jun, 2021 | 0:23:28 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

The U.S. intelligence community has released a highly anticipated unclassified report to Congress on “unidentified aerial phenomena” sightings. Today, we hear from retired Navy Chief Master-at-Arms Sean Cahill, who saw something unexplainable in 2004. After that, Canadian science writer and UFO expert Chris Rutkowski explains what's in the intelligence report — and what burning questions still remain.
Defence minister criticized over sexual misconduct ‘inaction’
23 Jun, 2021 | 0:19:30 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

Canada’s military ombudsman Gregory Lick criticizes leaders’ ‘inaction’ on sexual misconduct crisis and demands true independent civilian oversight.
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