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Beyond the Headlines, an in-depth, one on one conversation on the issues shaping our future.
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Beyond the Headlines, an in-depth, one on one conversation on the issues shaping our future.

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Episodes

William Happer: Carbon Drought?

12/8/2019
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William Happer A Carbon Draught? Four years ago, I went to Princeton University to interview Professor William Happer. When I interviewed him, I was aware that he was a CO2 (and its impact on climate) contrarian. Mr. Happer points out carbon dioxide is an important trace gas and an integral part of the carbon cycle, a bio-geo-chemical cycle in which carbon is exchanged between the oceans, soil, rocks and the biosphere. Virtually all of life on the plant requires CO2...

Duration:00:25:07

Dr Rosalin Miles: Running toward Reconciliation

12/8/2019
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Ep 270 Guest: Dr Rosalin Miles Rainforest Trail Run - a powerful antioxidant Chief Dan George talked of “the beauty of the trees, the softness of the air, the fragrance of the grass, they speak to me… the trail of the sun and the life that never goes away, they speak to me. And my heart soars.” The forest, according to Peter Wohleben, is a social network connected by a wood wide web. In his book, “The Hidden Life of Trees,” he says trees talk to one another, they share food, they...

Duration:00:23:25

BC Salmon in Crisis

12/5/2019
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Ep 269 Guest: Jason Hwang The State of Salmon More often than not, when we hear news about Pacific salmon, we brace yourselves for more bad news. Recently we learned that the Fraser River sockeye returns were the worst on record. Add in the Big Bar landslide, the impacts of ecosystem changes, like eelgrass depletion, algae blooms and the on-going debate over open-net pen salmon fish farms, and you can’t help but start to think it’s all bad news. Luckily, Pacific salmon are remarkably...

Duration:00:23:25

Brigitte Raye: Restaurateur Extraordinaire

12/4/2019
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Ep 13 Brigitte Raye Restauranteur Extraordinaire The statistics suck. Small independent restaurants have a survival rate that is so poor you can’t help but wonder how do any of them survive? Food costs are soaring, rental costs, taxes, wages are all pointing upward. How can anyone survive? As someone who appreciates the unique dining experiences that independent boutique restaurants offer, I reached out to the owner and founder of one of my favorites, Orto which is in North...

Duration:00:30:46

Dr Claire Fraser: You are not Alone

12/2/2019
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Ep 268 Guest: Dr Claire Fraser You Are Not Alone Your body has been colonized by bacteria, fungi, protozoa, viruses and microbes. There are so many of them that you amount for about half of you and the other half are all of the other bits of organic life that like to call you home. They are known as the microbiome and they possess 200 times more genes than you do. Think of a part of your body and that’s where you’ll find microbes and bacteria and nowhere more so than in your...

Duration:00:23:25

Tony McAleer - Life After Hate

11/30/2019
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Ep 267 Guest: Tony McAleer The Cure for Hate To hate someone is a powerful emotional response that can easily escalate to violence. In his book, “The Cure for Hate,” former white supremist Tony McAleer takes the reader inside his life story. Born into an affluent Vancouver family, the events of his life lead him to join some of the most notorious neo-Nazi groups in Canada and the US. My initial reaction to reading his book and interviewing him was one of great hesitation. I did not...

Duration:00:23:26

Paul Dragan: Big Wheel at the Bike Shop

11/25/2019
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Ep 12 Paul Dragan Big Wheel at the Bike Shop As a young lad Paul Dragon was given his first bicycle which gave him the freedom to explore the world. First in rural Nova Scotia, then as a road racer in Europe and onto a life an entrepreneur. Paul loves bikes, everything about them, wheels, spokes, tires, tubes and value stems to name just a few of the many parts of a bicycle. He also loves being in business, being in control of his day, his destiny. Negotiating leases, designing new...

Duration:00:20:07

Jonathan Manthorpe - A Career That Matters

11/22/2019
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Ep 8 Jonathan Manthorpe -MP3 International Journalist, Commentator, Author The author of “Claws of the Panda” has been reporting to Canadians since 1965. His career has taken him around the world, interviewing and telling stories that affect Canadians. He is widely respected as a thoughtful and insightful reporter. He digs deep; he finds the elements of the story that matter when others either don’t have the time, the resources or the inclination to find information or identify trends...

Duration:00:15:11

Dr Alessio Fasano - Careers That Matter

11/21/2019
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Ep 9 Dr Alessio Fasano Allan Walker Chair in Pediatric Gastroenterology and NutritionMassachusetts General Hospital Dr Fasano was born and raised in Italy, where he studied pediatric gastroenterology. He was determined to cure diarrhea – an elusive goal, one he failed to achieve. However, that failure led him on a path to new research that revealed zonulin, which regulates intestinal permeability. Then, in 2003, he published the results of an epidemiological study that demonstrated...

Duration:00:12:10

Dr Valentina Zharkova, PhD, Solar Scientist on Careers That Matter

11/21/2019
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Ep 10 Dr Valentina Zharkova, PhD Solar Scientist Professor: Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering Dr Zharkova’s work in examining the sun as it moves into a solar minimum in the late stages of solar cycle 24 and into solar cycle 25 has captured the interest of an international audience. Her work suggests the long range forecast for the sun in the next two or possible three solar cycles will lead to a dramatic decrease in the volume and intensity of solar radiation in our solar...

Duration:00:16:02

Amanda and Jeff Lee - Bee Keepin is the life for me

11/21/2019
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Ep 11 Amanda and Jeff Lee Bee Keepin is the life for Me Amanda and Jeff Lee were a Vancouver BC power couple, both key members of the Vancouver Sun and Postmedia newspaper group. Then one day, Amanda took a “Science of Fear” challenge put on by one of her clients. That challenge was to experience what is known as a “bee beard” – that’s where the queen bee was placed on a string around her neck and thousands of worker bees were released to climb up her throat and onto her face. That...

Duration:00:26:08

Mark Selman - Indigenous Business

11/21/2019
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Ep 266 Guest: Mark Selman Indigenous Business In his book “Resource Rulers,” Bill Gallagher points out that the key to Canada’s economic future is in the hands of indigenous organizations and individuals. He goes onto say that opportunities are boundless for anyone who chooses to engage with First Nations businesspeople, community leaders and governments. Like all business relationships, the dynamics and the particulars of how to succeed are wrapped up in the intricate web of human...

Duration:00:23:26

Shauna Sylvester: Is Canadian Democracy in Trouble?

11/9/2019
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Ep 265 Guest: Shauna Sylvester Is Canadian Democracy in Trouble? The numbers are in and support for democracy in Canada is lower than you would expect. It's rebounding from a low of 65% in 2017 to 77% now. It is so low the Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue at SFU launched a study to figure out what is going on and why. Back in 2005, it looked as if democracies around the world were thriving. Since then, the sense that a democracy is the best form of government has been...

Duration:00:23:24

Jonathan Manthorpe - Claws of the Panda

10/28/2019
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Ep 264 Guest: Jonathan Manthorpe Headline: Claws of the Panda Does Canada have a distorted sense of its relationship with the government in Beijing? According to distinguished foreign correspondent and author Jonathan Manthorpe, we mistakenly think the government of the People’s Republic of China actually cares about what we think. Wrong, says Manthorpe. They care what is said about them by foreign governments because they want to portray a utopian image of the economic miracle that...

Duration:00:23:25

Valentina Zharkova - What does a Solar Minimum Mean to Temperature?

10/17/2019
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Ep 263 Guest: Valentina Zharkova Headline: What does a Solar Minimum Mean to Temperature? The sun is going through a stage known as a solar or Maunder Minimum. This is where the solar activity that ignites solar flares or sun spots has decreased. It’s a normal cycle and one that has been linked to the mini ice age that lasted more than 50 years starting in the mid-1600s. According to space weather since 2015, the number of days without a recordable sun spot has been rising year over...

Duration:00:23:18

Mario Canseco: Election Crystal Ball

10/17/2019
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Ep 262 Guest: Mario Canseco Headline: Election Crystal Ball The environment was supposed to dominate the 2019 election in Canada. However, long before the news of the Prime Minister in brownface broke, pollster Mario Canseco was saying he doubts climate will dominate. In fact, he says it is very difficult to say that one issue will resonate across the country. In Quebec and BC, yes, the environment is high on the agenda. In Alberta, resistance to climate policies top the polls. Ontario,...

Duration:00:23:28

Luminaries

10/17/2019
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Ep 261 Guest: Ryan Beedie Headline: Luminaries The distribution of intelligence in society is fairly even, regardless of socio-economic circumstances. The distribution of educational resources at the primary and secondary school levels in British Columbia is relatively good albeit unevenly shared. Access to post secondary education is anything but even – in most circumstances, the difference is money. What if money wasn’t an object? What if industrious students with drive and...

Duration:00:23:26

Jody Wilson-Raybould

9/24/2019
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Ep 260 Guest: Jody Wilson-Raybould Headline: You’re running as an independent Beverely McLachlin, who served as Canada’s 17th Chief Justice in an article titled, “The judiciary’s distinctive role in our constitutional democracy,” stated: “It is the rule of law that has traditionally provided the necessary limits on stark majoritarianism. It is the rule of law that ensures that elected representatives do not exceed or abuse their powers. And it is the law that protects minorities and...

Duration:00:23:28

Is Your Cyber Secure?

9/24/2019
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Ep 259 Guest: Dominic Vogel and Christian Redshaw Headline: Is Your Cyber, Secure? It’s easy to gloss over cyber security. In fact, that is what cyber criminals expect. They’re looking for easy targets. While you as an individual may have some passing interest to sophisticated cyber hackers, it's the company you work for that is their target. You might simply be the Rube they use as a conduit to the bigger prize, your employer. If you read the headlines, you hear about large...

Duration:00:23:25

Rob Germain: Saving Local News

9/5/2019
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Ep 258 Guest: Rob Germain Headline: Saving Local News Ten years ago, the team at CHEK News in Victoria were on the eve of losing their jobs and Vancouver Island was on the cusp of losing its local news station – a station that, when it opened on December 1, 1953, was the first private television station in BC and it had been on the air for more than 50 years. The station was slated to be the first station to in Canada to go dark. If not for the all-out efforts of the women and men...

Duration:00:23:30