Wed, 31 August 2016
We delve into the discussion about Israel and the Canadian media after Postmedia pulled down an editorial about BDS and the Green Party.
And is it okay for MP Michelle Rempel to shame comedian Mark Critch over a joke?
COMMONS hosts Vicky and Supriya join Jesse.
Supriya's Twitter: @supriyadwivedi
Vicky's Twitter: @vmochama
Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_83_Oh_God_Fine_Lets_Talk_About_Israel.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:10pm EDT
Sun, 28 August 2016
Answers to some of the questions about reporter Raveena Aulakh's suicide. How much did the Toronto Star know about its "toxic" workplace and what did they do about it? Financial Post reporter Sean Craig shares the findings of his investigation.
Direct download: Ep.148_-_What_The_Hell_Happened_At_The_Toronto_Star.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:21pm EDT
Wed, 24 August 2016
Was the Tragically Hip's final show the ultimate Canadian experience? And what was the value of finally seeing the Rob Ford crack video?
Freelance journalist and author Stephen Marche co-hosts.
Stephen Marche's Twitter: @StephenMarche
Read Stephen Marche's piece New Yorker piece on the Tragically Hip here:
Sun, 14 August 2016
Canada's tech sector is hemorrhaging talent. Between tax credits, targeted R&D programs, and Trudeau's cheerleading, can we stop the bleeding? Earlier this summer, thirty Canadian bankers, industry leaders, and entrepreneurs got together a cottage in the Muskokas to figure out how to "fix" the tech industry. Angel investor, entrepreneur, and lawyer Dan Debow was there.
Direct download: Ep.147_-_Why_Johnny_Cant_Innovate-Canadas_Tech_Sector.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 7:09pm EDT
Wed, 10 August 2016
Justin Trudeau’s nipples are all over the place. The Toronto Star invests in a digital strategy by laying off journalists and IT workers.
The National Post’s Jen Gerson co-hosts.
Read Jen’s piece on the Prime Minister and his nipples here:
Sun, 7 August 2016
Justin Trudeau's administration has asked a think tank to research this very question: should taxpayers provide a safety net for a news business in free-fall? The think tank is headed by former Globe and Mail Editor in Chief Edward Greenspon, who discusses (and defends?) the idea of a news biz bail-out.
Direct download: Ep.146_-_Should_The_Government_Bail_Out_The_News_Business.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 4:17pm EDT
Sun, 31 July 2016
Canada is a generic, blank slate for American television production. Dozens of shows are filmed here and slapped with American license plates and street names. Media scholar Karen Burrows discusses the impact on our power as media consumers.
Wed, 27 July 2016
How do we process the mass murders, terrorist attacks, police killing Black people, police being murdered, instability in the Middle East and Trump’s fascist rhetoric? Are we living through a major moment in history?
Quebec comedian Mike Ward is forced to pay for an illegal joke.
The Ottawa Citizen informs us that we need not worry about white privilege. Read that column here: http://ottawacitizen.com/opinion/columnists/denley-is-canada-really-dominated-by-white-privilege
Freelancer Omar Mouallem co-hosts.
Omar’s Twitter: @omar_aok
Sun, 24 July 2016
John Furlong has been accused of abusing dozens of First Nations children when he was a teacher in Burns Lake in the 1960s. Journalist Laura Robinson told this story and ended up on the wrong side of a defamation lawsuit.
Last week, the Assembly of First Nations put forward a resolution to pressure the federal government and the RCMP for a full new investigation into the allegations. Meanwhile, Furlong is continuing to rehabilitate his image, recently tasked with helping Calgary bid for the 2026 Olympics.
John Furlong’s accusers are asking the federal government to listen to them. But why is Furlong's voice so much louder?
Thu, 21 July 2016
SHORT CUTS is off today.
If you want something to listen to, check out our new arts & culture show, The Imposter: http://www.canadalandshow.com/imp