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Hodan Nalayeh, founder of IntegrationTV, co-hosts.

 

A reporter at the Toronto Star has died by suicide, which caused the paper's union to call for an official, third-party investigation. Jesse and Hodan discuss how the Star and other media handled Raveena Aulakh's death. 

 

VICE’s documentary This Is Dixon investigates whether gangs are a myth in a Toronto community. But Hodan and other members of the Somali community say they’re just perpetuating stereotypes.

 

The Chinese Foreign Minister berated a Canadian reporter for asking about human rights in China.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:19pm EDT

Gawker has repeatedly smeared writer Stephen Marche. So why is he publicly defending Gawker in the wake of their legal battles with Hulk Hogan?

Direct download: Ep.137_-_I_Stand_With_Gawker.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 8:16pm EDT

The Toronto Star joins in the long media tradition of terrifying parents.

Reporters keep getting this one thing wrong in weed coverage.

The Conservatives kick back for the press to see, while a big question arises from the Liberal convention.

Chris Selley, columnist for the National Post, co-hosts.

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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 EDT

 

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.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:37pm EDT

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 EDT

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.

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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 EDT

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.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:54pm EDT

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 EDT