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Kris Wu and China’s #MeToo moment
26 Jul, 2021 | 0:18:35 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

Chinese-Canadian pop superstar Kris Wu is caught in a #MeToo firestorm over allegations of predatory sexual behaviour with an underage girl now sweeping Chinese media.
Who killed Haiti’s president?
14 Jul, 2021 | 0:19:43 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

Following President Jovenel Moïse's assassination last week, Haitian police have arrested more than 20 people and say they’re beginning to piece together a fuller picture of who carried out the killing — and who ordered it. But many people are questioning the official narrative.
The assassination of Haiti’s president
08 Jul, 2021 | 0:18:00 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

After months of rising political violence, Haitian President Jovenel Moïse was assassinated by heavily armed gunmen in the presidential residence. Widlore Mérancourt, a Haitian journalist, joins host Jayme Poisson for the latest from Port-au-Prince.
Defence minister criticized over sexual misconduct ‘inaction’
23 Jun, 2021 | 0:19:30 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

Canada’s military ombudsman Gregory Lick criticizes leaders’ ‘inaction’ on sexual misconduct crisis and demands true independent civilian oversight.
Half a million COVID-19 deaths in Brazil, no end in sight
22 Jun, 2021 | 0:19:06 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

COVID-19 deaths have surpassed half a million in Brazil. Over the weekend, thousands of Brazilians took to the streets to protest President Jair Bolsonaro’s pandemic response. Today on Front Burner, how will Brazil find its way out of this crisis?
Delta variant: What you need to know
14 Jun, 2021 | 0:20:00 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

As much of Canada begins easing pandemic restrictions, we look into the delta variant. It’s a COVID-19 strain that’s concerning experts and emerging all over the country, from a hospital in Calgary, hotspots in Ontario and a mine in Nunavut. Global health epidemiologist Raywat Deonandan weighs in on the latest.
Prime Time: Amazon's MGM streaming bid
28 May, 2021 | 0:18:48 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

Rocky, Legally Blonde, The Hobbit and even part of the James Bond franchise will soon be under the ownership of Amazon. The e-commerce giant joins the ranks of big-time media mergers and acquisitions after a bid to buy MGM Studios for $8.45 billion US. Film critic John Semley joins host Jayme Poisson for a closer look at what that means...
Cloud Office Suites (Google For Nonprofits and/or Office 365) Google for Nonprofits and Microsoft’s
30 Apr, 2021 | 0:19:18 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

This week, Quebec confirmed the death of a woman after the AstraZeneca-Oxford COVID-19 vaccine she received in early April led to a rare blood clot in her brain. This type of blood clot known as immune thrombotic thrombocytopenia (VITT) is estimated to occur in one out of every 100,000 to 250,000 people inoculated with the AstraZeneca-Oxford COVID-19 vaccine. Experts suggest...
Meghan Markle, the monarchy, and racism
09 Mar, 2021 | 0:19:56 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

After a bombshell interview between Oprah and Meghan Markle watched by millions around the world, culture writer Kovie Biakolo discusses the revelations in the interview, and the issue of racism in the royal family.
Trickster cancelled after Michelle Latimer controversy
02 Feb, 2021 | 0:17:49 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

On Friday CBC announced it was ending Trickster, a well-received television show that aired both here and in the U.S. There will be no second season as previously planned. The cancellation follows scrutiny over showrunner Michelle Latimer and questions about her Indigenous identity. Today, Anishnawbe playwright and humorist Drew Hayden Taylor joins us to share his thoughts on the cancellation...
The alleged Canadian drug lord who upended the meth trade
28 Jan, 2021 | 0:18:01 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

Following a massive international investigation led by Australia, an alleged meth kingpin was arrested by Dutch authorities at an Amsterdam airport. Chinese-Canadian Tse Chi Lop is accused of running a syndicate that commands the $70 billion-a-year Asia-Pacific drug trade. He's been compared to Pablo Escobar and called Asia's El Chapo. Today, we hear from Reuters chief correspondent in Southeast Asia,...
Gov. General out amid claims of harassment, verbal abuse
22 Jan, 2021 | 0:19:43 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

Canada’s Governor-General Julie Payette has been accused of bullying, berating, and publicly humiliating staff at Rideau Hall. The allegations were substantial enough that an independent workplace review was ordered last year. On Thursday, it was revealed that that review had been completed, and that its findings were scathing. And so, late in the afternoon, Canada’s Governor-General, Julie Payette, resigned from...
Erin O'Toole's far-right line in the sand
19 Jan, 2021 | 0:19:11 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

"There is no place for the far right in our party." That's a quote from a statement released on Sunday by Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole, where he condemns the riot in the U.S. Capitol and paints a moderate picture of the Conservative Party under his leadership. On the heels of the statement, PressProgress revealed that MP Derek Sloan accepted a...
Mutated COVID-19 sparks closures, questions
22 Dec, 2020 | 0:19:19 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

A new strain of coronavirus in the United Kingdom has triggered border restrictions internationally and in Canada. It’s also sparked many questions. Dr. Isaac Bogoch is an infectious diseases physician and a member of the Ontario government’s vaccine task force. Today, he shares his thoughts on the mutation and explains its potential impact on treatment and transmission of the virus...
The arrest of Peter Nygard, disgraced fashion mogul
16 Dec, 2020 | 0:18:10 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard was arrested Monday night in Winnipeg under the Extradition Act. He faces nine charges related to sex trafficking and racketeering in a New York court. You may remember that Nygard has already been accused by dozens of women across the globe of sexual assault, rape and human trafficking. While he has denied all allegations, these...
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.
What it’s like being a performer during a pandemic
25 Aug, 2020 | 0:18:04 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

Over the weekend, German researchers held a concert with over 1500 music fans to study how COVID-19 could spread at big indoor events. Here in Canada, provinces are still capping numbers at indoor shows and many venues are staying closed. Some have permanently shut down. This has been a huge challenge for musicians, and performing artists more widely. Today on...
Barry talks about the impact of COVID-19 on C/C radio in Canada
21 Aug, 2020 | 0:15:36 |
EN | Barry NCRA |

As aired on CKCU (welcome to others to air)
Bill Morneau steps down as Canada’s Finance Minister
18 Aug, 2020 | 0:17:38 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

On Monday evening, Canada’s Finance Minister Bill Morneau resigned his cabinet position and his seat as MP for Toronto Centre, saying “Since I'm not running again, and since I expect that we will have a long and challenging recovery, I think it's important that the Prime Minister has by his side a finance minister who has that longer term vision.”...
The roots of Lebanon’s anti-government protests
14 Aug, 2020 | 0:19:40 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

This week, Lebanon’s prime minister announced his resignation, along with his entire cabinet. The announcement follows massive anti-government demonstrations that erupted in the wake of the explosion that rocked central Beirut last week. But even with the government stepping down, the protests have persisted. Today, reporter Rebecca Collard, who’s been reporting from Beirut for years, joins us to explain how...
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