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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...
Describing past, present and future of Yemen with Azza Robji, Steven Sahiounie and Yousra Abdulmalik
15 Apr, 2021 | 0:59:12 |
EN | Michael Welch | Global Research News Hour

This week on the Global Research News Hour, with the country of Yemen becoming the site of the greatest humanitarian crisis on the planet, we will convene a show endeavouring to get to the heart of who’s to blame and of what’s at stake. In our first half hour we’re joined by Vancouver based activist Azza Robji to describe how...
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.
Texas style
12 Apr, 2021 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

While US House Bill 1 "For the People" languishes in the Senate, 47 out of 50 state legislatures have considered or passed new voter restrictions. From the WINGS archive: women at the Texas Democratic Women's Convention of 2016 describe the mechanisms of voter suppression and their uphill battle to stop it. Updated April 11, 2021.
'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.
Conversations with Pepe Escobar and Ken Stone
08 Apr, 2021 | 0:59:14 |
EN | Michael Welch | Global Research News Hour

In this edition of the Global Research News Hour we feature an exclusive interview with the writer, geopolitical analyst and investigative journalist Pepe Escobar on some of the more prominent conflicts in the world and on the changes resulting from the novelties of COVID and growing ties among US rivals. We also quiz Ken Stone of Hamilton Coalition to Stop...
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.
Vandana Shiva connects the present to the past
05 Apr, 2021 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

India passed three new farm bills during the COVID lockdown last fall that gave rise to a sustained farmers' strike that is perhaps the largest in history. Sustainable fashion journalist Aditi Mayer interviewed sustainable farming activist Vandana Shiva about what is going on and the history behind it. Maria Gilardin of TUC radio reports what the stock market says about...
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,...
IS the vaccine too risky? With Meryl Nass MD, Allison McGeer MD and Mary Holland of CHD
01 Apr, 2021 | 0:59:33 |
EN | Michael Welch | Global Research News Hour

(Originally aired January 22, 2021) The Global Research News Hour cites instances of severe allergic reactions and even death immediately following the application of the vaccines by Pfizer-BioNtech and Moderna. Internist and epidemic and anthrax expert Meryl Nass M.D. sees instances authorities are not prepared for and exposes the Emergency Use Authorization and instances dire to vaccine injured recipients. Our...
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...
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