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The Debaters is the hit show where comedians go toe-to-toe in a battle of laughs and logic. Hosted by award-winning funnyman Steve Patterson, the program is a combustible combination of sharply crafted comedic rants and hilarious ad libs. The engaging format is part stand-up, part quiz show and part comedy competition, with the live audience picking the winners.
 
Unreserved is the radio space for Indigenous community, culture, and conversation. Host Falen Johnson takes you straight into Indigenous Canada, from Halifax to Haida Gwaii, from Shamattawa to Ottawa, introducing listeners to the storytellers, culture makers and community shakers from across the country.
 
CBC Radio host Sheryl MacKay meets creative people from all around the province. Hear about their passions and inspirations. You'll visit artists and in their studios, musicians and performers backstage, writers at their keyboards and chefs at the cooktop. There's great conversation and a lot of laughs too waiting for you every weekend on North by Northwest.
 
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BC Centre on Substance Use peer counsellor Guy Felicella discusses January's record-breaking number of overdose deaths. Renters at Risk cofounder Sharon Isaak and Landlord BC CEO David Hutniak discuss proposed legislation from the provincial government that would extend a rent freeze until 2022 and require government approval to evict a tenant for …
 
The CBC's David Burke tells us about two rival biker gangs in Halifax: Hells Angels and the Outlaws, we hear about a controversy on PEI about Airsoft guns and on the phone-in, we talk about Crohns Disease and Colitis
 
On today's show: what the Calgary Chamber of Commerce has to say about the city's strategy to help struggling businesses pay their property taxes and the province's decision to wait on easing business restrictions; it's tax season and filing your return this year might be a little more complicated than usual. We get some tips from the CBC's persona…
 
COVAX recently made its first deliveries to to Ghana and the Ivory Coast, but Oxfam Canada says wealthy countries are still hoarding the global vaccine supply. We'll speak with Diana Sarosi from Oxfam Canada. A U.S. solution to health care spending in Newfoundland and Labrador. We hear from the CBC's Chris O'Neill-Yates about an American company th…
 
Acclaimed actress and director Jodie Foster talks about her new film, The Mauritanian, and how it fits into a career full of roles that involve fighting for justice. Hollywood writer and producer Rodney Barnes discusses his graphic novel series Killadelphia — about a vampire who was once a U.S. president — and how the story weaves in the deeper the…
 
An online site to report anti-Black racism is now available to allow anyone who is working at a Canadian school or school board to anonymously report incidents. Kearie Daniel one of the people involved in the initiative tells us more; As he prepares to begin his retirement, Peter Sundborg tells us about his time as the Director of Barrie Food Bank;…
 
This week, the House of Commons passed a motion to label China's persecution of Uighurs and other Turkic Muslims a genocide. The motion also calls on the government to push the International Olympic Committee to move the 2022 Winter Olympics out of Beijing. Our question this week: Should Canada boycott the 2022 Winter Olympics?…
 
On this week’s show: New Brunswick Health Minister Dorothy Shephard outlines her province’s vaccine preparations and Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson talks about his city’s plans to get a head start on inoculations. Plus: Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault looks at what Australia’s battle with tech giants means for Canada’s own regulatory efforts, and clea…
 
This week’s special edition of CBC Radio’s Quirks & Quarks looks at the history and future of Black people in science. We delve into the the history of biased and false “race science” that for hundreds of years was used to justify slavery, exploitation and exclusion. This has left a terrible legacy in systemic racism that in the past and present ha…
 
The province says it plans to use thousands more rapid testing kits for COVID-19 as more cases of variants have been identified in the province. New modelling also suggests that cases could double over the next two months. For the latest in politics this week, host Stefani Langenegger is joined by our political panel. Adam Hunter covers politics fo…
 
Almost a year into the pandemic Canadians are still coming to terms with what they have lost, whether it’s the loss of loved ones or the life we had before the pandemic. This week White Coat, Black Art explores the stories of Canadians who have found ways to be resilient in light of that loss. In the final installment of the special series “Prescri…
 
It's no secret our devices are designed to become useless, forcing us to upgrade whether we want to or not. But where did the idea of planned obsolescence come from, and does it have any benefits? This week, we examine obsolescence: its history, how it manifests today, and the ethics of creating disposable devices in a future of scarcity.…
 
Filmmaker Amy Ziering reframes the media's coverage of Woody Allen in Allen v. Farrow; a 1959 vaccine heist offers a cautionary tale for COVID-19; a deaf writer who says Zoom has been her pandemic silver lining; why Alek Minassian's autism defence worries people with autism; how the Norwegian concept of koselig can help get you through winter; a Da…
 
Is the apocalypse already here? Is The Sims a capitalist fantasy or a commentary on consumerism? Can a house bleed real human blood? Is Zendaya the coolest person in Hollywood? Does New Year’s Day feel like yesterday? Or three years ago? (Or both, somehow?) In any case, the year is young, and we haven’t yet had the chance to catch you up on what’s …
 
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