Thu, 30 January 2020
Have we learned anything about reporting on viruses since SARS? And what can a new documentary about Idle No More teach us about our present state of reconciliation?
Mon, 27 January 2020
Every year, Bell shines the spotlight on mental health for Let’s Talk Day. So we’re taking a look at their prison phone contract, which advocates say exacerbate mental health problems for inmates.
Featuring Souheil Benslimane, coordinator and co-founder of the Jail Accountability and Information Line and co-author of a report that calls Bell’s contract with with Ontario prisons "predatory."
Read the viral Twitter thread from the Toronto Prisoners’ Rights Project that inspired this episode.
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Category:media/news -- posted at: 12:40am EDT
Wed, 22 January 2020
What was up with those "protesters" outside Meng Wanzhou's extradition hearing? And could monarchical migration have an impact on privacy in Canadian media?
Bob Mackin co-hosts.
Sun, 19 January 2020
The CBC wants to play by the same rules that govern digital platforms like Netflix and Amazon. No rules at all. Daniel Bernhard, the executive director of the advocacy group, Friends of Canadian Broadcasting, joins to talk about how our public broadcaster should serve Canadians.
Wed, 15 January 2020
We examine the controversy around stating a plain fact about flight 752. Then, a Royal welcome.
With co-host Nora Loreto.
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Category:media/news -- posted at: 11:10pm EDT
Sun, 12 January 2020
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Paul Watson resigned from the Toronto Star in 2015 when they banned him from reporting on a story. We spoke to him at the time, while he was still working on getting it published elsewhere. The story has since come out and won a National Magazine Award. We follow up to figure out what he knew that the Toronto Star didn't want him to publish. During the conversation, a new story emerges about mental health in the newsroom.
Paul writes extensively about his years as a war correspondent and his mental health struggles in his 2007 memoir Where War Lives. His latest book is Ice Ghosts: The Epic Hunt for the Lost Franklin Expedition.
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Category:media/news -- posted at: 11:00pm EDT
Wed, 8 January 2020
We’ve heard so much from south of the border about Iran, but how are Canadian media treating this conflict? And The Fifth Estate delivers some spurious reporting on “Birth Tourism” and Antifa.
Kaveh Shahrooz co-hosts.
Sun, 5 January 2020
For more than half a year, protesters in Hong Kong have clashed with police. Legacy media organizations in Canada have covered the protests, but a big part of the conversation is taking place somewhere else. Producer Tiffany Lam reports on a disruption at Hong Kong protest zine exhibit in Toronto and wonders how much Canadian media adopts Chinese Community Party lines.
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Category:media/news -- posted at: 11:29pm EDT
Wed, 1 January 2020
This episode originally aired on August 12, 2019.
Reporter Anna Mehler Paperny talks about her book, Hello I Want to Die Please Fix Me: Depression in the First Person, which covers her search for answers about depression and her personal experiences.
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Category:media/news -- posted at: 10:50pm EDT