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Listeners tune in for the latest local and provincial news, sports, traffic and weather. Interviews, panel discussions and entertainment information round out this lively and relevant show.

Listeners tune in for the latest local and provincial news, sports, traffic and weather. Interviews, panel discussions and entertainment information round out this lively and relevant show.
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Listeners tune in for the latest local and provincial news, sports, traffic and weather. Interviews, panel discussions and entertainment information round out this lively and relevant show.




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November 20, 2018 - Podcast

Our reporter in the Kootenays, Bob Keating, stopped to listen on Baker Street in Nelson a year ago because he was so floored by the beauty of two voices. He met a young busker that day named Sarah Vee and her singing partner Jessica. The advocacy group First Call has released its annual child poverty report card. And while there are some slight improvements, one in five children still live in poverty in B.C. Hear, Adrienne Montani, provincial coordinator of First Call and Phyllis Joseph is a...


November 19, 2018 - Podcast

n our series Pretty Lonely meet the self-declared "loneliest person in Vancouver" and hear psychologist Amori Mikami a professor of Psychology at UBC on the pain of isolation. --- Early Edition's Political Panel on Legislation that would allow services like Uber and Lyft to operate in B.C: Amy Robichaud, a political consultant for the BC Liberal Party. Nicola Spurling, a former BC Green Party candidate and the Lower Mainland Representative on the party's Provincial Council. And, Moe Sihota a...


November 16, 2018 - Podcast

Christy Sutherland, medical director of the Portland Hotel Society in Vancouver's Downtown East Side is awarded by the College of Family Physicians as one of 2018's family doctors of the year. And, Dean Wilson, former president of the Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users, and a harm reduction advocate. --- Alex Grigg, Executive Director of Music BC, and Catherine McLellan, Juno-award winning singer-songwriter from Prince Edward Island and a mental health advocate on mental health in the...


November 15, 2018 - Podcast

This year marks the 35th anniversary of AIDS Vancouver. Brian Chittock is the executive director of AIDS Vancouver, and he's been involved since the beginning. --- Scott Lotter, a council member and former mayor of Paradise, California on the wildfires in the area. --- Angela Sterritt visits the Museum of Anthropology which is getting a huge face lift. Dozens of totem poles are being moved to make room for an 8.8 million dollar upgrade.


November 14, 2018 - Podcast

The shortage of family doctors in B.C. is projected to get worse and family doctors are calling on the government to consider reforming the way doctors are paid. Hear Health Minister Adrian Dix for his response. --- Federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna is in Victoria to promote the government's increased funding for Indigenous-led conservation efforts. --- Terry Waterhouse, is appointed to lead Surrey's two-year transition from being policed by the RCMP to its own department.


November 13, 2018 - Podcast

Mindy Johnson is a film historian and her book, "Ink and Paint: The Women of Walt Disney's Animation" uncovers the stories of women in animation. --- Donald MacPherson, executive director of the Canadian Drug Policy Coalition, and Sarah Blyth, founder of the Overdose Prevention Society, on Mayor Kennedy Stewart's motion for an Opioid Emergency Task Force. --- India is not known for producing ice hockey players or having much fanfare around the sport. But that hasn't stopped women like Diskit...


November 12, 2018 - Podcast

Mount Meager, located northwest of Whistler, hasn't exploded in more than 2400 years, but that could change. Scientists who have been tracking the mountain say it's been acting up and that we need to pay attention. The CBC's Laura Lynch travelled with a team of SFU scientists to the top of Mt. Meager as they carried out a day of research and exploration. --- Smoke from the California wildfires still hangs over the ruined northern town of Paradise. Flames have reduced most of the town to ash,...


November 9, 2018 - Podcast

Suzanne Anton, the co-director of the No BC Proportional Representation campaign and Maria Dobrinskaya, spokeswoman for the Vote P-R B.C. campaign, debate electoral reform. --- Remembrance Day can trigger mental health issues for veterans. Hear, Tracy Cromwell, she's been overseeing a new mental health first aid course geared to veterans who were medically released. And, Angela Ayre, the Veterans Transition Family Program Coordinator and a veteran herself. --- The CBC's Tamara Baluja with...


November 8, 2018 - Podcast

Mayor of Surrey, Doug McCallum talks about his council's plan to change from RCMP to the city's own police force. --- November is Diabetes Awareness Month. Hear, Nadine Pedersen and her son Hudson Carpenter on the stigma and misconceptions surrounding the disease. Hudson has type 1 diabetes. --- Vancouver playwright Amiel Gladstone wanted to tell the story of his grandfather's experience as a World War Two prisoner of war, who put on plays in a P.O.W. camp to maintain his sense of humanity....


November 7, 2018 - Podcast

Hear from a Democrat and Republican in Washington State about what the outcome of the midterm elections means for the country and Canada U.S. relations. --- Diwali, the festival of lights. Billions of South Asians will be celebrating, but they won't be celebrating the same way or even for the same reasons. CBC's Jason D'Souza takes a look at the diversity in how the holiday is celebrated. --- Municipal Affairs reporter, Justine McElroy, gives details on Surrey's plan to move to their own...


November 6, 2018 - Podcast

Two young Americans reflect on the midterm elections, Anna Hoekman a student at Western Washington University working with the Whatcom County Democrats. And Peter Condyles, a Republican voter and the President of Western Washington University's Young Americans for Freedom. --- Filipino journalist Jeff Canoy on the role of journalists in the face of crisis and conflict. --- Jesse Johnston debriefs the Surrey meeting where council passed motions to replace the RCMP with a local police force,...


November 5, 2018 - Podcast

A new report explains some of the barriers women face to reporting sexual assaults. Hear Alana Prochuk, the manager of public legal education at West Coast LEAF and author of the report. As well a sexual assault survivor turned advocate. --- Richard Johnston, Canada Research Chair in Public Opinion Elections, and Representation at the University of British Columbia, explains "first past the post" electoral system. --- Our Political Panel weighs in on the state of the B.C. Liberal party. Amy...


November 2, 2018 - Podcast

Vancouver mayor-elect Kennedy Stewart on his housing plan and his meeting with the Prime Minister. The Vancouver Soundwalk Collective along with a group called Youth Collaborative Chinatown are leading a "soundwalk" in Chinatown. B.C. Lions head coach Wally Buono will be on the sidelines at BC Place tonight for the last time. B.C. Lions fullback Rolly Lumbala says goodbye to the CFL's all-time-winningest coach


November 1, 2018 - Podcast

B.C.'s Attorney General David Eby about his government's move to increase driving penalties by 20 per cent. --- South of the Fraser reporter Jesse Johnston remembers the guardian angel of the Surrey strip, "Little" Doug Nickerson died. --- Chef, restaurateur and food writer Yotam Ottolenghi talks about his newest cookbook, Simple.


Reconcile This Tourism

Record-breaking tourism numbers in B.C. bolster Indigenous businesses. Appetite for authenticity means more eyes on Indigenous people to lead the way in tourism industry


October 31, 2018 - Podcast

For some children on the autism spectrum and their parents, Halloween presents some unique challenges. Sean Hunt has come up with a simple solution to help his non-verbal son enjoy trick or treating. --- Reconcile This columnist, Angela Sterritt,on Indigenous tourism. --- Story producer Caroline Chan meets with a spider researcher Andreas Fischer to learn more about the eight-legged creature.


October 30, 2018 - Podcast

Barbara Perry, a professor in the faculty of social science and humanities at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, on the state of far-right extremism in Canada. --- B.C.'s Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing Selina Robinson responds to concerns that the campaign finance rules the B.C. NDP brought in before the municipal elections will also apply to the referendum on electoral reform. ---- Child free by choice? Amy Bell takes a look at taking a pass on parenthood on her...


October 29, 2018 - Podcast

The Jewish community in Metro Vancouver is on edge following the deadly mass shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh Hear from one of the organizers of a vigil held last night to honour the victims, Rabbi Dan Moskovitz. The political panel debates electoral reform. Amy Robichaud is a political consultant for the BC Liberal Party. Nicola Spurling is a former BC Green Party candidate and the lower mainland representative on the party's provincial council. Moe Sihota is a former BC NDP cabinet...


Indigenous #Metoo catching fire

Despite recent revelations, several members of Indigenous communities say vulnerable and marginalized peoples are more cautious when it comes to bringing forward accusations of sexual assault and harassment. And they have good reason.


October 25, 2018 - Podcast

Calgary mayor Naheed Nenshi talks federal carbon tax plan, and working with Vancouver mayor-elect Kennedy Stewart. Vancouverites may have split their votes among various parties, but it was the Greens that came away with the most popular candidates. Hear veteran Green Councillor Adriane Carr. Nick Park animator, Academy Award winner, writer, producer, director, creator of Wallace and Gromit series and his latest film Early Man, recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Spark...