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Rodney King lawyer on George Floyd, Derek Chauvin
21 Apr, 2021 | 0:24:52 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

Today we cover the Derek Chauvin guilty verdict in the killing of George Floyd and hear from a civil rights lawyer, who represented Rodney King, about the long history of police violence in America against Black people.
$10-a-day child care and a big-ticket budget
20 Apr, 2021 | 0:25:59 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

After two long years, the Liberals have finally delivered a federal budget and boy is it a big one. Today we dissect the biggest ticket items, from a national child-care plan to a bucket full of green future promises with help from CBC’s Vassy Kapelos.
How Ontario was led into a COVID-19 crisis
19 Apr, 2021 | 0:27:25 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

Military-style field hospitals in the middle of Toronto. A children’s ICU filling up with dying adults. Medical advisers at the end of their rope. Today, host Jayme Poisson looks at the choices Premier Doug Ford made in recent months and how they led Ontario down the path to what many doctors are calling a catastrophe.
Liberals, Bloc silence military sex assault hearing
16 Apr, 2021 | 0:20:32 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

The Liberal government, with support from the Bloc, shut down a probe into sexual misconduct in the military this week. The House of Commons defence committee started its investigation after allegations of inappropriate behaviour involving former chief of the defence staff Gen. Jonathan Vance, from three years ago, came to light. Since then, the person who replaced Vance has also...
Fed up: Your pandemic breaking points
15 Apr, 2021 | 0:36:29 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

Many Canadians' lives are being stretched really thin in this third wave of the coronavirus pandemic — it can be hard not to buckle under the strain and fatigue. In this episode, Front Burner checked in with people across the country to see how Canadians are holding up, and what's keeping them going. Your stories ran the gamut. Sure, there...
Intensive care on the brink
14 Apr, 2021 | 0:22:29 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

Dr. Shelly Dev and Dr. Alex Wong, two physicians in two different provinces, describe the desperate situation unfolding inside Canada's hospitals where a record number of COVID-19 patients are being admitted into intensive care.
Calgary mayor Naheed Nenshi hangs up his hat
13 Apr, 2021 | 0:22:36 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

Calgary mayor Naheed Nenshi has seen the city through major change, and shifted the world’s perceptions about the city he loves. He talks with Elamin Abdelmahmoud about why he’s leaving office after more than a decade.
A tale of two virtual political conventions
12 Apr, 2021 | 0:24:35 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

As a federal election looms, two parties mustered over the weekend. Power & Politics host Vassy Kapelos joins Jayme Poisson to break down what happened at the Liberal and NDP policy conventions.
'Mama, I can't breathe:' Witnesses recount George Floyd's last moments
09 Apr, 2021 | 0:24:42 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

Two weeks into Derek Chauvin's murder trial, the prosecution has laid out its case with raw witness testimony and an examination into Chauvin's deadly use of force. Today, Minneapolis Public Radio's Brandt Williams unpacks their strategy and how Chauvin's defence team is likely to respond.
The end of Hong Kong?
08 Apr, 2021 | 0:30:11 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

For many, the bell is tolling the death of democratic values in Hong Kong. Forty seven legislators have been charged with subversion under the Chinese government's national security law. And just last week, Beijing made changes to Hong Kong's election laws which would essentially only allow people loyal to Beijing to run for leadership. Today, we bring you the stories...
Ontario's vaccine plan dangerously off the mark, doctor says
07 Apr, 2021 | 0:21:59 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

Vaccinate those getting sick and bring vaccines to the factories and communal work settings — two changes Dr. Naheed Dosani says should happen to Ontario's vaccine rollout plan. Today, host Jayme Poisson speaks to Dosani about who is being left behind as dangerous COVID-19 variants take hold.
Life after ISIS in Raqqa
06 Apr, 2021 | 0:23:10 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

Scarred by years of ISIS rule and fierce bombing campaigns by the U.S.-led coalition forces, CBC’s Margaret Evans gives a snapshot of life in Raqqa now, ten years into the Syrian civil war.
Winners and losers in Canada’s wild housing market
02 Apr, 2021 | 0:33:16 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

In the early days of the pandemic, many experts predicted doom and gloom for Canadian real estate. But prices just keep going up. Today on Front Burner, a closer look at the red hot Canadian real estate market that has defied expectations, through the eyes of one woman struggling to buy her first home far out from the big city,...
The final showdown? How to fight the 3rd wave
01 Apr, 2021 | 0:21:47 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

For epidemiologist Raywat Deonandan, the third wave of the pandemic is like the climactic battle scene of an action movie, when the foe is scariest and the hero is at their most tired. Here’s what he thinks it will take to win this last big fight against COVID-19.
How, exactly did COVID-19 begin?
31 Mar, 2021 | 0:23:53 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

It’s a 300-page tome of a report, exploring everything from frozen food to sewage in Spain. The World Health Organization-led investigation into COVID-19’s origins presented its results yesterday. The report ranks scenarios for the virus’ emergence from most likely to least likely, with transmission from bats through an intermediary animal at the top and a leak from a laboratory at...
The Canadian MP targeted by China
30 Mar, 2021 | 0:20:37 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

There is an escalating international fight happening over China’s treatment of Uyghur people in Xinjiang. After Canada and other countries sanctioned four Chinese officials who are suspected to be involved in human rights violations against Uyghurs, China responded with its own set of sanctions. Conservative MP and foreign affairs critic Michael Chong was among those slapped with sanctions. He speaks...
‘It feels like I’m in jail’: Post vaccine isolation in LTC
29 Mar, 2021 | 0:21:55 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

Most long-term care residents have now been vaccinated, prompting BC to announce looser restrictions on visitors. But in Ontario, residents are still starving for human connection — and they’re calling for changes.
The view from the U.S-Mexico border
26 Mar, 2021 | 0:23:24 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

U.S President Joe Biden is facing criticism over his handling of a surge of Central American migrants making their way to the U.S/Mexico border. Earlier this week, Vice-President Kamala Harris was appointed to take on the tough portfolio. The CBC’s senior Washington correspondent Susan Ormiston just returned from reporting at the border, visiting towns on both sides. She tells host...
AstraZeneca’s self inflicted wounds
25 Mar, 2021 | 0:20:49 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

When the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine was first announced, many people saw it as the way out of the pandemic. But since then it’s been plagued by bad headlines, miscommunication and straight up bad luck. Now U.S. health officials have taken the rare step of sending the company a scathing letter for releasing what they say is “outdated and potentially misleading” data...
‘They had the nerve to smell her breath’
24 Mar, 2021 | 0:26:30 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

This week the world heard from Debbie Baptiste. She spoke out on Monday at a press conference about an independent report that found Canada's national police force racially discriminated against her in the investigation into her son’s death. Her son was Colten Boushie, a young Indigenous man who was shot and killed in 2016. Today, CBC Saskatoon reporter, Guy Quenneville,...
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