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Trump vs. Biden: The final debate
23 Oct, 2020 | 0:19:31 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

With election day less than two weeks away, presidential candidates Donald Trump and Joe Biden debated for the second and last time. Today, CBC Washington Correspondent Susan Ormiston joins us to explain what happened, and what it could mean for election day.
B.C.'s pandemic election
22 Oct, 2020 | 0:23:06 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

This Saturday, British Columbians head to the polls in a snap provincial election. According to NDP Leader John Horgan, the intent is to maintain political stability in the next year as the province continues to deal with the threat of COVID-19. Today on Front Burner, CBC provincial affairs reporter Tanya Fletcher, who covers the B.C. Legislature, walks us through the...
A showdown in Ottawa, and a snap election?
21 Oct, 2020 | 0:24:52 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

The prospect of a snap election has been looming over Ottawa, all because of a fight over the most unlikely of controversies: a new committee. Vassy Kapelos, host of the CBC’s Power and Politics, joins us to talk about how we got here, the latest on the WE affair, and what might happen next.
36 years later: The truth about who murdered Christine Jessop
20 Oct, 2020 | 0:24:42 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

After 36 years, an infamous cold case involving the rape and mutilation of a little girl has finally been solved. The horrific mystery surrounding the abduction and murder of Christine Jessop captured the attention of the nation in the '80s and led to the wrongful conviction of an innocent man. Today, former CBC investigative journalist Linden MacIntyre has come out...
Arson, violence and a decades-old fishing feud
19 Oct, 2020 | 0:24:36 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

Opposition to the launch of a Mi’kmaw lobster fishery in Nova Scotia last month has grown increasingly violent. Over the past week, two facilities storing Mi’kmaw catches were targeted and vandalized by several hundred non-Indigenous commercial fishermen and their supporters, one facility was burned to the ground and a man has been charged with assaulting the chief of Sipekne'katik First...
A fatal 12-story fall, and a no-knock police search
15 Oct, 2020 | 0:20:02 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

Anthony Aust died last week, after falling 12 storeys during a raid by Ottawa police of his home. He was out on bail and under the supervision of his family. His mother, stepfather, and brother spoke to the CBC about how traumatizing the no-knock search was, and how they’re looking for answers about why it happened in the first place....
Who’s the GOAT: Michael Jordan or LeBron James?
14 Oct, 2020 | 0:24:10 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

On Sunday, L.A. Lakers star LeBron James took home his fourth NBA championship and his fourth finals MVP award. He also became the first player to have won a championship on three different teams. Those wins are reviving an old debate over who gets to claim the title of the greatest basketball player of all time: Is it LeBron now,...
COVID-19 update: Explaining rapid tests and experimental treatments
13 Oct, 2020 | 0:23:07 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

Parts of Canada are back in lockdown as cases of COVID-19 spike across the country, particularly in Ontario and Quebec. And with the cold weather setting in, it’s tough to imagine how we may be able to return to normal. But there are some developments: Health Canada has now approved and bought over 20 million rapid tests. And Donald Trump’s...
The Central Park Five’s Yusef Salaam on life after wrongful conviction
12 Oct, 2020 | 0:21:14 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

When Yusef Salaam was 15, he and four other teenage boys were falsely accused of raping a woman in New York's Central Park. Salaam was imprisoned for nearly seven years before he was exonerated. His life story has inspired a new book called Punching the Air, which he co-wrote with young adult novelist Ibi Zoboi. Salaam and Zoboi talk to...
Will a fix for racial bias on jury trials backfire?
09 Oct, 2020 | 0:21:19 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

In 2018, the public outcry around the Gerald Stanley case, where a white farmer was acquitted in the killing of Colton Boushie, a young Indigenous man, paved the way for the creation of Bill C-75. It’s a legislation that’s meant to address racism in the jury selection process in Canada. But some take issue with that law, saying that it...
Aging Presidential candidates loom over VP debate
08 Oct, 2020 | 0:21:34 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

Last night, Vice-Presidential candidates Mike Pence and Kamala Harris faced off in their one and only debate of the 2020 campaign. The debate comes less than a week after Donald Trump was diagnosed with coronavirus, and in a race between the two oldest presidential candidates in US history. Today, CBC Washington Correspondent Katie Simpson recaps the unusually significant VP debate.
New Green Party Leader Annamie Paul's vision for Canada
07 Oct, 2020 | 0:21:21 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

Annamie Paul, a Toronto-based human rights lawyer, was on Saturday elected leader of the Green Party of Canada — becoming the first elected Black leader of a major federal party. She takes over from Elizabeth May, who stepped down last year, after 14 years as leader. In her victory speech, Paul talked about how she believes the party is the...
Donald Trump has COVID-19. Now what?
05 Oct, 2020 | 0:22:26 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

On Sunday, doctors at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center briefed the media on the health of U.S. President Donald Trump. The news conference came after a whirlwind weekend where a growing number of the president’s inner circle, including first lady Melania Trump, tested positive for COVID-19, and where the president's doctors and team issued conflicting messages about his medical...
Indigenous woman records racist abuse in her dying moments
02 Oct, 2020 | 0:20:01 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

As she lay dying, Joyce Echaquan clicked on her phone to broadcast a Facebook Live video from her hospital bed, as staff hurled racist remarks at her. You can hear Joyce call out for her husband to come get her, but that would never happen. The 37 year old Atikamekw mother of seven died on Monday. In response, one of...
Will Ontario’s second wave become a tsunami?
01 Oct, 2020 | 0:21:25 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

Like many places in Canada, summer felt a bit more normal in Ontario, at least by pandemic standards. But as Premier Doug Ford said earlier this week, the province is officially in the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Today on Front Burner, CBC's Ontario provincial affairs reporter Mike Crawley on what led us to this second wave of COVID-19...
U.S. President refuses to condemn white supremacists, militias in debate
30 Sep, 2020 | 0:20:32 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

While the interruptions made the debate hard to follow, it’s what U.S. President Donald Trump didn’t say that was most notable. When asked to condemn white supremacists and far-right militias, Trump would not. When asked if he would call on his supporters to remain calm if the vote wasn’t decided on election night, Trump railed against mail-in voting. At times...
Anti-mask conspiracy movement thriving in Quebec
28 Sep, 2020 | 0:22:30 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

Across Quebec, a COVID-19 conspiracy movement with ties to the far right is gaining ground — even as new cases continue to skyrocket. Today, CBC Montreal digital reporter Jonathan Montpetit joins us to talk about what has caused this conspiracy movement to thrive in the province, and what it could mean for Quebec’s fight against COVID-19.
25 Sep, 2020 | 0:21:02 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

On Wednesday, Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron announced that there would be no charges against Louisville police for the killing of Breonna Taylor back in March. Only one of three officers involved was indicted...facing three counts of “wanton endangerment” for shooting into Taylor’s neighbour’s home. After the grand jury decision was released, protests erupted in Louisville. Today, host Josh Bloch...
Liberals promise child care, one million jobs and more
24 Sep, 2020 | 0:23:41 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

On Wednesday, the Liberals laid out what they called an "ambitious plan for an unprecedented reality" in the speech from the throne, pledging to extend some COVID-19 emergency supports, boost child care spending, create a million jobs, and more. Today, host of CBC's Power and Politics Vassy Kapelos unpacks some of the ambitious promises and the opposition's response.
Is COVID-19 airborne? The CDC said yes, then no
23 Sep, 2020 | 0:20:56 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

This weekend, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sparked a major controversy after updating, then removing, a warning about the airborne spread of COVID-19. Today, CBC News senior health writer Adam Miller joins us to explain why this has reignited questions about just how easily COVID-19 travels through the air and whether the CDC is being influenced by...
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