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CBC Still has a bullying & harassment problem. Jesse and Jane discuss how they investigated it for their recent report, "Bullying & Harassment Claims Emerge at CBC's As It Happens, TV Sports, and HR."

 

Direct download: Ep.136_-_How_We_Investigate.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 6:08pm EST

 

Was #elbowgate overblown by the press or is it their duty to focus so much on this unusual incident whether or not people want to hear it? 

 

Do we have to take Kevin O'Leary seriously now that he's considering running for leadership of the Conservative Party?

What a big opera conspiracy theory reveals about arts coverage in Canada.

Author and pundit Paul Wells co-hosts.

Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_72_In_the_Pocket_of_Big_Opera.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:37pm EST

Live from the Toronto Comic Arts Festival, cartoonists Ted Rall, Chip Zdarsky, and sculptor Rokudenashiko talk censorship, the surprisingly subversive power of cartoons, and the dying art of comics journalism.

Direct download: Ep.135_-_Dangerous_Cartoonists.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 6:19pm EST

RCMP officers spied on journalists without authorization.

 

Postmedia’s CEO Paul Godfrey wants the government to prop up newspapers.

 

Sophie Gregoire Trudeau said something surprising in an interview and people went bananas.

 

Plus, we introduce a new segment called (maybe) “Duly Noted.” If you have a better name, please tell us.

 

Freelance journalist Omar Mouallem co-hosts.

Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_71_Duly_Noted.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:23pm EST

When it came to Canadian arts administration, Jeff Melanson was the king. Until his messy annulment papers from frozen food heiress Eleanor McCain alleged that he left more than just administrative damage in his wake from the Canadian Ballet Company, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and Banff Centre for the Arts. Anne Kingston dives deep into the hushed world of Canadian arts institutions.

Direct download: Ep.134_-_Failing_Up_Pt_2.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 1:17am EST

The damage to Fort McMurray was devastating, but much of the city remains standing. National and international media outlets, including us, exaggerated and got stuff wrong.

 

Vincent McDermott and Cullen Bird from Fort McMurray Today were turned to for reliable local news. They talk about the national and international coverage of the wildfire, the role of social media in getting information out and balancing the needs of locals with the curiosity of the rest of the world.

Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_70_Fort_Mac_Is_Still_There.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:54pm EST

Canada is making military vehicles for Saudi Arabia, despite the country's flagrant history of human rights violations. So why are the Liberals pretending this deal was inherited from the Conservatives?

Steven Chase's Twitter: @StevenChase

Steven Chase's April 20th Globe & Mail piece, "The Saudi arms deal: What we’ve learned so far, and what could happen next"

Steven Chase's 2014 Globe & Mail piece, "Ottawa touts sale of military vehicles to Saudi Arabia"

Direct download: Ep.133_-_First_Scandal_of_the_Trudeau_Government.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 12:31am EST

Fort McMurray has been devastated by fire. Jesse and BuzzFeed Canada's Paul McLeod look at the conversation that's followed.

VICE was given exlusive access to Justin Trudeau on his visit to Shoal Lake 40. Other media, including Aboriginal People's Television Network, were barred.

Paul's Twitter: @pdmcleod

Sponsors:  ShipStation / FreshBooks

Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_69_Fort_Mac_Gone.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:26pm EST

For the past year, Desmond Cole has been the media's go-to guy whenever a story about black Canadians would come up. Now, he discusses what's to come after hosting COMMONS.

Direct download: Ep.132_-_Andrew_Loku_Desmond_Cole_and_Black_Lives_Matter.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 2:13am EST

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