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January 29, 2015 - Surrogate mother01/29/15
A BC couple's travels to Mexico to have their children through a surrogate mother is raising questions about the ethics of international surrogacy, but also what it's like to be the surrogate. We speak with a woman who was, Barb Nimchuk.
Surrogacy babies in Mexico
A BC couple is fighting to bring home their sick newborn twins, who were born prematurely in Mexico. We speak to a member of the family, Linda Pruden.
January 26, 2015 - Truckers accessing port
Starting February 1st, some trucking companies in the Lower Mainland will no longer be able to access the port because of changes made by Port Metro Vancouver. We speak to a woman whose concerned about losing her job on a week's notice.
January 23, 2015 - Werner Antweiler on oil
It was less than two months ago that OPEC decided not to cut oil production. That decision has had economic impacts around the globe, and right here in Canada. We take a closer look of how that decision is influencing economic decision-making.
January 22, 2015 - Minister Thomson on hunting policies
The BC government has been under fire because of recent changes to hunting policies and a controversial wolf cull. We speak with Lands and Natural Resource Operations Minister Steve Thomson.
January 21, 2015 - Bank of Canada drops rate
The Bank of Canada has shocked the markets by cutting its key interest rate by a quarter of a percent. We speak with economist Bryan Yu.
January 20, 2015 - Langley Mayor on referendum
We've heard about the need for new transit infrastructure in Vancouver and Surrey, but what about some of Metro Vancouver's other cities? We speak with to Jack Froese, the mayor of the Township of Langley for his thoughts.
January 19, 2015 - LA transportation
If you're campaigning for the 'Yes' side in the upcoming transit referendum, how do you convince people to pay more taxes for transit infrastructure? We speak with Carl Guardino, who has succeeded at doing that in California.
January 16, 2015 - Ujjal Dosanjh on award
He's survived a near fatal beating and multiple death threats because of his stance against sectarian violence, and now a former BC Premier and MP is going to receive an award for his efforts. We speak with Ujjal Dosanjh.
January 15, 2015 - Prison report
Overstuffed and dangerous: we hear from prisoner advocate Glenn Glett about why our jails are unsafe in BC.
Breaking Down 'Summer of '69' with Vancouver Drummer Pat Steward
Pat sits down with 'The Early Edition' story producer Jeremy Allingham to discuss one of the biggest hits to ever come out of Vancouver. Bryan Adams celebrates the 30th anniversary of his record 'Reckless' with a show Wednesday night at Rogers Arena.
January 14, 2015 - Free tuition
Advanced Education Minister Andrew Wilkinson responds to the idea of making post-secondary education more affordable because U.S. President Barack Obama has proposed making the first two years of college free.
January 13, 2015 - Squamish destination
Milan, New York City, New Orleans...and Squamish?! The self-proclaimed 'Outdoor Recreation Capital of Canada' has hit it big on a New York Times list of places to visit in 20-15. We speak with Squamish mayor Patricia Heintzman.
January 12, 2015 - Violence in Paris
The attacks that took place in Paris last week have been difficult not only for those living in France, but for French citizens living in Vancouver as well. We hear how they've been coping with the tragic events.
January 9, 2015 - Islamist extremism
Saira Sabzali has been paying close attention to the news since the Paris attack, particularly to its supposed link to Islamist extremism. Saira is a Vancouver-based therapist and Muslim, who has been studying Islam for the past seven years.
January 8, 2015 - Two Spirited
Harlan Pruden runs substance abuse workshops for LGBTQ First Nations and tries to address the challenges they face from colonization, such as homophobia and racism, by teaching them traditionally they were known as Two-Spirit people.
Twelve people were killed after hooded gunmen opened fire in the Paris offices of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. Hear reaction from Tom Henheffer of the Canadian Journalists for Free Expression.
January 6, 2015 - Pakistan school shooting follow
Hear Haroon Khan. He is the president of the Pakistan Canada Association based in Vancouver. He happened to be in Pakistan at the time and ended up visiting the site where the massacre took place.
January 5, 2015 - Zool Suleman
Immigration lawyer Zool Suleman on the"Express Entry" program for immigrants. The program uses computerized points system to rank applicants using factors such as age, education, skills, and job prospects.
December 31, 2014 - Nurse without Ebola
A BC nurse who recently returned from working with Ebola patients in Sierra Leone has tested negative for the disease, after reporting a slight fever and a sore throat. We speak to BC's deputy provincial health officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry.
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