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Stephen Wentzell speaks to Chris Draenos from Vancouver's Community Based Research Centre
14 Jan, 2022 | 0:30:01 |
EN | rabble podcast network | rabble radio

The top stories of this week include Omicron in our schools. National politics reporter Stephen Wentzell asks: “What will it take to open schools safely?” Some authorities say children have to get back to the classroom as quickly as possible. But epidemiologists warn that if we re-open in-person education without smaller classes and better ventilation schools will become “the single...
Joey Only and Frankie MacDonald mix comedy and meteorology with their panel of Comedeorologists
14 Jan, 2022 | 0:57:55 |
EN | Cross-Canada Comedeorological Report | Cross-Canada Comedeorological Report

Airing this week on CFUR 88.7fm in Prince George (Sat 10am) and in Winnipeg on CKUW 95.9fm (Mon noon). This is your show about Canada's big weather and climate stories this week, with a comical twist. We're a bunch of bizarre folk with an eclectic set of interests and life stories...put us on your radio station too!!
Joey Only and Frankie MacDonald mix comedy and meteorology with their panel of Comedeorologists
07 Jan, 2022 | 0:57:31 |
EN | Cross-Canada Comedeorological Report | Cross-Canada Comedeorological Report

This week Frankie is giving one of his famous earthquake warnings, but for the first time ever he's predicting it for Canada. Bad weather all across the nation and we are here to complain about it for you with our mix of comedy and meteorology. The weather is funny stuff and bad weather is good for our business. Please check...
Joey Only and Frankie MacDonald mix comedy and meteorology with their panel of Comedeorologists
31 Dec, 2021 | 0:57:32 |
EN | Cross-Canada Comedeorological Report | Cross-Canada Comedeorological Report

Got a lot of the gang in the studio this week and the second half of the show we all talk about our favourite weather stories of 2021. As usual, we mix comedy and meteorology and make comedeorology. The show airs on New Years Day in Prince George on CFUR 88.7fm 10am and January 3rd on CKUW 95.9fm Winnipeg at...
Joey Only and Frankie MacDonald mix comedy and meteorology with their panel of Comedeorologists
24 Dec, 2021 | 0:57:49 |
EN | Cross-Canada Comedeorological Report | Cross-Canada Comedeorological Report

All your worst weather news, your show about how much the weather sucks in Canada. It's Xmas Day when this airs in Prince George, this awful forecast is a gift for you! This week all the talk is about the polar vortex after Christmas. There's an Onion Ring Warning for South Africa. Brandon Houck brings us through a few of...
Chelsea Nash looks back at the top stories covered on rabble radio in 2021
17 Dec, 2021 | 0:30:00 |
EN | rabble podcast network | rabble radio

This week on rabble radio we’re reflecting back on our year, highlighting 2021’s most newsworthy stories – and let me just say, there were plenty of stories to choose from! 2021 presented a plethora of newsworthy moments for us here at rabble to dive into – from environmental news to Indigenous justice, to politics, rabble was there keeping you up-to-date...
As Omicron spreads, governments scramble
16 Dec, 2021 | 0:24:17 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

With the holidays approaching and the Omicron variant spreading rapidly in Canada, people are reconsidering their response. In a busy week of Omicron warnings, Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam said cases are expected to "rapidly escalate"; in her fiscal and economic update, Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland committed a $4.5 billion "variant response" contingency; and Canada advised against all...
Quebec teacher removed from classroom over hijab
14 Dec, 2021 | 0:25:02 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

The debate over Quebec's controversial secularism law, known as Bill 21, has been reignited after a teacher was told she can no longer teach her Grade 3 class because she wears a hijab. Fatemeh Anvari was hired this fall at Chelsea Elementary School, during a period of confusion over whether English school boards had to enforce the religious symbols ban....
"This isn't over," says Eve Saint about defending Wet'suwet'en land.
10 Dec, 2021 | 0:30:00 |
EN | rabble podcast network |

This week on the podcast, rabble contributor Brent Patterson interviews Wet’suwet’en land defenders Eve Saint and Jocelyn, or Jocey, Alec. Eve and Jocey are sisters who have been arrested and criminalized for defending their sovereign territory in northern British Columbia from a fracked gas pipeline being built on those lands without consent. Eve was arrested by the RCMP on February...
Did NATO make a mistake in Ukraine?
09 Dec, 2021 | 0:24:38 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

Russia has sent almost 100,000 troops near the Ukraine border in recent weeks. Observers believe the state is trying to extract certain concessions from Europe, particularly assurances from NATO that Ukraine will never be able to join the security group. Janice Gross Stein was a founding director of the Munk School of Global Affairs in Toronto. She argues that NATO's...
Canada's QAnon 'Queen' and her escalating rhetoric
06 Dec, 2021 | 0:24:50 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

For months, a B.C.-based QAnon conspiracy influencer named Romana Didulo has been amassing followers online, declaring herself the "Queen of Canada." In the summer, her audience began distributing cease-and-desist letters across North America on her behalf, demanding a stop to COVID-19 restrictions. Recently, her rhetoric escalated when she urged her followers to "shoot to kill" anyone who administers vaccines to...
We share a clip from our most recent monthly political panel, Off the Hill
03 Dec, 2021 | 0:30:00 |
EN | rabble podcast network | rabble radio

The top stories of this week include the Liberal government's ban on conversion therapy finally passing the House with unanimous consent, both Justin Trudeau and Doug Ford received failing grades on their environmental policy, and, Syrian refugees need Canada to act. Has it forgotten them? This week on the show, we're bringing you a segment of our monthly live politics...
Ontario's election looms, and parties are staking ground
03 Dec, 2021 | 0:21:25 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

A total of $210 million went out the door and into the pockets of businesses that weren't eligible for the money. That was the assessment of Ontario's auditor general in an annual report released this week that looked, in part, at the pandemic support provided by Doug Ford's Conservative government. And it definitely got the opposition parties at Queen's Park...
Omicron: New variant, new tactics?
02 Dec, 2021 | 0:24:49 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

Canada and a growing list of more than 20 countries have confirmed cases of omicron, the latest version of the COVID-19 virus to be labelled a "variant of concern" by the World Health Organization. Despite omicron's global reach, dozens of nations are enforcing travel bans on mainly southern Africa, where the variant was originally detected. Some countries have celebrated South...
Workers could shut down one of Canada’s biggest beef plants
01 Dec, 2021 | 0:22:39 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

In the spring of 2020, the Cargill meat-packing plant in southern Alberta became the site of the largest COVID-19 outbreak tied to a single facility in all of North America. Approximately 950 workers were infected, and three died. A year and a half later, COVID-19 appears to be under control at the slaughterhouse. But workers say the underlying working conditions...
B.C., climate change and what's coming for Canada
30 Nov, 2021 | 0:30:00 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

British Columbia is still struggling with the fallout from record-breaking rains that caused floods and mudslides that killed six people and displaced thousands more. This, after the fatal heat dome of the summer, and the third worst fire season on record. While experts say it's impossible to determine whether this year's extreme weather resulted directly from climate change, they will...
Roe v. Wade at stake in Mississippi abortion case
29 Nov, 2021 | 0:24:10 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

This week, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in one of the most important cases on reproductive rights in decades. Jackson Women's Health Organization, the last remaining abortion clinic in Mississippi, has challenged a state law that would ban abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. The Supreme Court case could determine not just the fate of the clinic, but...
Libby Davies sits down with Jeanette Ashe to discuss the barriers that exist for women in politics
26 Nov, 2021 | 0:30:00 |
EN | rabble podcast network | rabble radio

Dr. Ashe is the Chair of the Political Science Department at Douglas College and Visiting Faculty at the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership, King’s College, London. Her research interests include political recruitment, political parties, representation, and gender and politics. She is the author of Political Candidate Selection: Who Wins, Who Loses and Under-representation in the UK (Routledge, 2020). Other recent...
Joey Only, Frankie MacDonald and the panel mix comedy and meteorology!
26 Nov, 2021 | 0:58:47 |
EN | Cross-Canada Comedeorological Report | Cross-Canada Comedeorological Report

This episode is in the memory of Wesley Weedmark This week the panel joins in to talk about the weather stories across Canada, American Thanksgiving, Black Friday...all that and more. It's a tremendously unusual show we got going on here.
Where — and how — is Peng Shuai?
25 Nov, 2021 | 0:25:12 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

After Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai posted a sexual assault allegation against a former top Communist Party official on social media, the post — and Peng — disappeared. In the weeks that followed, the Women's Tennis Association and the sport's top athletes joined the hashtag #WhereIsPengShuai, including Naomi Osaka, Roger Federer and Serena Williams. Even the UN called for proof...
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