Wed, 14 September 2016
Things are looking bad for Canada's biggest newspaper. The Toronto Star is letting people go, ads are creeping into stories and they're selling their own brand of coffee. Plus, they recently ran a dangerously misleading front page headline about immigration.
Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly admits the cultural system is broken, but claims Canadian content is great.
Freelance journalist and former Liberal speechwriter Colin Horgan co-hosts.
Colin's twitter: @cfhorgan
Wed, 7 September 2016
There's already speculation about who will replace Peter Mansbridge at The National, but the bigger question may be how relevant CBC's top anchor job is anymore.
The CRTC loosened the rules about how to define Canadian TV. Now they're reviewing skinny basic TV packages. Is Canada's traditional TV industry coming to an end?
Media writer Steve Faguy co-hosts.
Steve's Twitter: @fagstein
Read our piece on Mansbridge's salary.
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:
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:
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
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
Sun, 17 July 2016
Baroness Von Sketch, CBC's new sketch show, is funny. What happened? Jesse asks Baroness writer, author, and standup comedian Monica Heisey about what went right and what may be changing in Canadian comedy.
Wed, 13 July 2016
News anchors around the country are dutifully explaining Pokemon Go to the Canadian public. Co-host Matt Braga gets frustrated at Access to Information requests. And a look at the state of investigative journalism in Canada.
Matt's Twitter: @MattBraga