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Scaachi Koul returns to discuss the panic over a hole in the ground in the woods, the trouble with opinion polls on policy issues, and the possibly phony debate around teaching kids what their junk is called. 

Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_14_Mystery_TunnelOpinion_PollsSex_Ed.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 11:16pm EDT

The Irving Family of New Brunswick own more land than anyone in the world except for royalty and the Pope. How do they use their media monopoly to further their interests? What happens to those who try to compete with them? Author Jacques Poitras, media activist Tracy Glynn, web videographer Charles Theriault and Green Party MLA David Coon discuss the Irvings, recorded live at St.Thomas University. 

Direct download: Ep._71_-_The_Last_Newspaper_Barons_Live_from_New_Brunswick.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:12pm EDT

Andray Domise on the Halifax murder plot, Zunera Ishaq's badassery and why Harper can't find a better enemy than Radio Canada lefties. 

Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_13_White_TerroristsLegal_NiqabDesperate_Harper.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 10:04pm EDT

The Toronto Star's HPV fail reveals a wider problem: the journalists who inform us about science are increasingly scientifically illiterate. Vox.com Health reporter Julia Belluz talks about why bad science journalism is perhaps the most dangerous kind of bad journalism. 

Direct download: Ep.70_-_Journalism_vs_Science.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 9:45pm EDT

Joe Clark returns to defend Heather Mallick, decry Terence Corcoran and shatter Ottawa's glass closet


Before he quit his job, Foreign Minister John Baird said Journalist Mohamed Fahmy's release was "imminent". Now Fahmy is set to be retried in Egypt after over a year in prison. John Baird engineered the release of Dr.Tarek Loubani after 50 days detained in the same jail. Bethany Horne asks Loubani about it, and asks the Fahmy family what comes next. 

Direct download: Ep.69_-_Canada_is_failing_Mohamed_Fahmy.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 8:21pm EDT

Why is the media so incurious about John Baird's sudden resignation? Why is Baird being so vigorously lionized? Torontoist staff writer Desmond Cole talks with Jesse about this, and about what we're not allowed to discuss as we submit to new anti-terror laws. 

Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_11_John_Bairdanti-terror.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 9:27pm EDT

Snowden documents reveal that CSE has been surveilling global filesharing: Canada included. Christopher Parsons analyzed the leaks for the CBC, and he joins Jesse to explain what "Project LEVITATION" means. 

Direct download: Ep.68_-_Your_government_is_spying_on_your_downloads.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 8:55pm EDT

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