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Dr. Michael Geist, Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-commerce Law, talks to Stephen Wentzell.
22 Oct, 2021 | 0:30:40 |
EN | rabble podcast network | rabble radio

Critics argue that the re-naming is a just distraction from the controversies Facebook has found itself in. Not the least of which are centered in Canada. In a press conference Monday, Charlie Angus, MP for Timmins-James Bay, called on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government to implement a multi-faceted plan to regulate social media giants like Facebook. The social media company...
Author Richard Heinberg explores his novel on the book he just wrote
21 Oct, 2021 | 0:59:36 |
EN | Michael Welch | Global Research News Hour

This week, on the Global Research News Hour, we spend most of the hour speaking to a popular author and educator on world energy issues. His name is Richard Heinberg, and he wlll be speaking about a new book he has just written: Power: Limits and Prospects for Human Survival. He arguing that the characteristics which allowed humans to overcome...
A humanitarian catastrophe looms over Afghanistan
21 Oct, 2021 | 0:23:20 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

It's been nearly two months since U.S. forces pulled out of Afghanistan, marking the end of a two-decades long war. The Taliban is once again in control. Now, much of the international aid that once flowed into the country has been suspended, and Afghanistan is facing a humanitarian crisis. CBC's Susan Ormiston just returned from Afghanistan, where she reported from...
The Mighty Ducks, Inspector Gadget and the search for crypto billions
18 Oct, 2021 | 0:24:09 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

A “stablecoin” with ties to a Mighty Ducks star and the co-creator of Inspector Gadget has found its way to the center of the global cryptocurrency trade. Tether says each of its coins is backed by one U.S. dollar, keeping Tether’s value consistent even in the volatile crypto market. But there are now 69 billion coins in circulation — and...
What it is and what it could be
18 Oct, 2021 | 0:28:48 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been lauded for her efforts at feminist foreign policy, but not until 2014 did a country - Sweden - give the name feminist to its own foreign policy. Now Mexico and Libya have declared they have feminist foreign policy, and Canada is putting its toe in that water. Three experts in the field...
Conservation biologist talks major change soon, Useless climate conferences, billionaires, etc
14 Oct, 2021 | 0:59:07 |
EN | Michael Welch | Global Research News Hour

This week, on the Global Research News Hour, we spend the entire program with conservation biologist, social profit and predictor of near term human extinction Guy McPherson for a rousing discussion of Climate Disruption triggering events, elite management of the situation and one sliver of a chance he is exploring of how our demise as a species could possibly be...
Flashpoint Taiwan: Tensions escalate between China and the West
13 Oct, 2021 | 0:18:21 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

As Taiwan celebrated its National Day on Sunday, the autonomous island was also sending a message to China: Leave us alone. Taiwan has become a flashpoint for China's escalating tension with the United States, which provides political and military support for Taiwan, and its other Western allies. But what does that mean for the people who actually live there? Brian...
321 days of protest — India’s farmers deepen resolve
12 Oct, 2021 | 0:22:21 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

CBC’s Salimah Shivji takes a closer look at India’s farmer protests, where a fatal collision has ignited more anger in the 300-day standoff with the government.
Facebook's bad week
08 Oct, 2021 | 0:21:36 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

This week, a former Facebook employee, Frances Haugen, testified before Congress, stating that she believes the company's products "harm children, stoke division and weaken our democracy." She argues internal Facebook documents she's leaked back up her claims. Meanwhile, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said many of her claims "don't make any sense," and that the company's work and motives...
Pandora Papers reveal 'shadow economy' of the rich and powerful
08 Oct, 2021 | 0:23:18 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

Dubbed "the Panama Papers on steroids," the millions of leaked financial documents known as the Pandora Papers provide new insights into the secretive world of tax havens. And they expose how the wealthy and powerful — including many world leaders — are able to benefit from this system, while keeping billions of dollars out of public coffers. Today, Zach Dubinsky,...
Three Professors provide insights into history, politics and economics of Afghanistan and the US
07 Oct, 2021 | 0:59:26 |
EN | Michael Welch | Global Research News Hour

This week on the Global Research News Hour, on the 20th anniversary of the launching of the war on Afghanistan, we will probe the dynamics of the relationship between the US and Afghanistan, and the look ahead to what it will mean in the larger cold war with Russia and China.. Our first guest Retired Professor of Geography John Ryan...
Squid Game's not-so-subtle message about capitalism
06 Oct, 2021 | 0:20:45 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

The survival drama Squid Game has gotten international attention for its focus on economic inequality. But UCLA’s Suk-Young Kim explains that this globally relatable horror show is also uniquely Korean in its approach.
The wild saga of Ozy Media
05 Oct, 2021 | 0:15:22 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

In 2013, former TV news contributor Carlos Watson promised to shake up the media landscape by launching a new company, Ozy Media. Over the years, Watson's company struggled to connect. Then a week ago, a bombshell New York Times investigation brought Ozy a tidal wave of attention — exactly the wrong kind. It revealed that Watson's right-hand man, Samir Rao,...
Wellness culture's link to COVID denialism
04 Oct, 2021 | 0:25:22 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

Journalist Matthew Remski explains why new age spirituality is such fertile ground for anti-vaccine movements.
Inside the push to decriminalize opioids in Canada
01 Oct, 2021 | 0:24:00 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

Toronto has become one of the epicentres of the opioid crisis in Canada, and soon, the city will be asking Health Canada for an exemption to drug possession laws to try and keep those struggling with addiction out of the court system and potentially save more lives. The city is following in the footsteps of Vancouver, which is already grappling...
Bruce Gagnon on space weaponization, Patrick Wood on 5G heralding dawn of technocracy
30 Sep, 2021 | 0:59:09 |
EN | Michael Welch | Global Research News Hour

This week, on the Global Research News Hour, we will examine the new frontiers of our technological sophistication and witness the hazards of machines that ultimately do not liberate us from drudgery so much as put us under the thumb of a new brand of elites. In our first half hour, Bruce Gagnon of the Global Network Against Weapons &...
Stories from inside Canada's hospital crisis
29 Sep, 2021 | 0:00:00 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

Even with 80 per cent of eligible Canadians fully vaccinated, hospitals in many parts of the country are facing an unprecedented crisis: staff shortages, intensive care units (ICUs) nearing capacity, protests and violence. Today, we speak to doctors and nurses about how the fourth wave is pushing Canadian health-care systems to their breaking point — and how that could have...
Auf Wiedersehen, Chancellor Merkel
28 Sep, 2021 | 0:19:27 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

Angela Merkel is preparing to step aside after 16 years as Germany’s Chancellor, but Sunday’s election has left questions over who will lead next. Preliminary results show Merkel’s Christian Democrats with their worst ever performance, and a scattered vote means multiple parties will enter coalition talks that could last months. Today on Front Burner, we’re joined by the host of...
The day that set the Michaels free
27 Sep, 2021 | 0:21:13 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

After 1,020 days in Chinese jail cells, the two Michaels — Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor — came home. CBC’s Jason Proctor and the University of Ottawa’s Errol Mendes break it down.
Yves Engler and Ken Stone list foreign policy, Matt Ehret on deep history of the Liberal Party
23 Sep, 2021 | 0:59:12 |
EN | Michael Welch | Global Research News Hour

This week on the global research News Hour, with the election behind us now, we’ll plan to take a closer look at the broader patterns facing the country that got little attention in the campaign. We will take a look at Canadian foreign policy with foreign policy critic and activist Yves Engler. We will have a short discussion on the...
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