Sun, 29 January 2017
Yellowknife crime reporter John McFadden has been getting into problems with the local police for a while now. But that won't stop him from doing his job.
Watch the surveillance video of John getting roughed up by the sheriff at the courthouse.
Read Canadaland's coverage of John's trial for obstructing police.
Wed, 25 January 2017
What can Harper-era journalism teach us about covering Trump? CBC Marketplace sold a white power t-shirt. The Rebel really loves manhunts. O'Leary says all his old television appearances were reality TV, including the stuff he did for CBC News.
Rachel Browne's Twitter: @rp_browne
Justin Ling's Tweets about journalism access.
Sun, 22 January 2017
In the wake of Colten Boushie's death, Jesse discusses racial tensions in Saskatoon with panelists Betty Ann Adam (Saskatoon StarPhoenix), Rob Innes (Assistant Professor, University of Saskatchewan), and Mylan Tootoosis (PhD candidate, University of Saskatchewan). Recorded live at Winterruption in Cosmo Seniors Centre on January 20th, 2017.
Betty Ann Adam's Twitter: @SPBAAdam
Rob Innes's Twitter: @innes_rob
Mylan Tootoosis's Twitter: @MylanMurdo
Direct download: Ep.168_-_The_Killing_of_Colten_Boushie_Live_in_Saskatoon.mp3
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Thu, 19 January 2017
Kevin O'Leary enters the Conservative leadership campaign. Christy Clark gets written up in the NYTimes for accepting $50,000 from the BC Liberals. Justin Trudeau enjoys identifying with immigrants on occasion. Dalhousie student activists pull the old bait-and-switch on JT and turn a selfie snap into a pointed policy question about Indigenous Rights.
Sandy Garossino's Twitter: @Garossino
Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_103_-_You_Cannot_Embarrass_Us_Into_Voting_Rationally.mp3
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Sun, 15 January 2017
When reporters are more relevant as unwilling political props than as chroniclers of facts, what happens to the job of journalism? And does the US/Canada border protect us from this hall of mirrors? The New Republic's Jeet Heer on how to tell the truth in the age of Trump.
Jeet Heer's Twitter: @HeerJeet
Wed, 11 January 2017
Buzzfeed released a dossier of compromising information about Trump, so he called Buzzfeed a "failing pile of garbage," and CNN "fake news." John Furlong has been reinstated as a UBC keynote speaker. Jon Kay's mother is an MRA supporter, so naturally he failed to disclose this in a sympathetic piece about MRAs in The Walrus.
Manisha Krishnan's Twitter @ManishaKrishnan
Ken Bensinger, Miriam Elder, and Mark Schoofs' Buzzfeed piece, "These Reports Allege Trump Has Deep Ties To Russia" (Jan 10th 2017)
Tom McCarthy and Matthew Weaver's Guardian live-blogging of Trump's press conference in response to the released dossier.
UBC's announcement about John Furlong, "UBC reinstates John Furlong as keynote speaker" (Jan 9th 2017)
Jon Kay's Walrus piece, "Don't Call it Men's Rights" (Jan 6th 2017)
Manisha Krishnan's VICE series, "The Real Story Behind the Rise of Creep Catchers, Canada’s Vigilante Pedophile Hunters" (Jan 5th 2017)
Craig Offman and Nathan Vanderklippe's Globe and Mail piece, "Cash-for-access organizers sought payments that exceeded federal contribution limits" (Dec 22nd 2016)
Barry Cooper's Calgary Herald piece, "Cooper: British Columbia shows us what happens when we go to pot" (Jan 4th 2017)
Camilla Turner's Telegraph piece, "Students demand Plato, Descartes and other white philosophers be dropped from curriculum" (Jan 9th 2017)
Sun, 8 January 2017
Misha Glouberman has been hosting Trampoline Hall, a barroom lecture series created by author Sheila Heti, for 15 years. He and Jesse are almost, but not quite, friends.
Misha's Twitter: @mishaglouberman
Trampoline Hall's Twitter: @trampolinehall
The Trampoline Hall website: http://www.trampolinehall.net/
Wed, 4 January 2017
Joseph Boyden is a celebrated, award-winning indigenous novelist - who might not actually be native. Indigenous media broke the story while mainstream media was on Christmas vacation.
Ryan's VICE piece, "What Colour Is Your Beadwork, Joseph Boyden?" (Dec 30th, 2016)
Jorge Barrera's APTN piece, "Author Joseph Boyden’s shape-shifting Indigenous identity" (Dec 23rd, 2016)
Robert Jago's Canadaland piece, "Things Joseph Boyden Has Claimed To Be But Is Not" (Dec 29th 2016)
Jon Kay's Walrus piece, "Why Is Joseph Boyden’s Indigenous Identity Being Questioned?" (Dec 28th, 2016)
Wab Kinew's Globe and Mail piece, "There is room in our circle for Joseph Boyden" (Jan 3rd, 2017)
Joseph Boyden's piece, "An Open Letter To UBC: Steven Galloway’s Right To Due Process" (Nov 14th, 2016)
Hayden King's Globe and Mail piece, "Joseph Boyden, where are you from?" (Dec 28th, 2016)
Nahka Bertrand and Nickita Longman's Ricochet piece, "How Joseph Boyden’s claims to Indigeneity affect us all" (Jan 1st, 2017)
Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_101_-_Joseph_Boyden-Two_Worlds_Two_Debates.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 11:45pm EDT