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Hear the latest topical local, national and international news stories of the day. Join the discussion by phone, text or e-mail.

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Episodes

Full Episode: Fed NDP Leader, Opioid Pushers & The Ethical Knob

10/20/2017
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Topics on the Show: Chapter 1: -It's no secret cabbies see ridesharing companies like Uber as a threat in Metro Vancouver. But there may be another threat that's not often talked about. Chapter 2: -Former Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama are serving up sharp criticism of the current political climate. Neither mentioned President Trump during unrelated appearances Thursday, but both men appeared to rebuke him. CBS' Julianna Goldman reports. Chapter 3: -Let’s take a moment to...

Duration: 01:24:13


Finding Fenn's Treasure

10/20/2017
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Have you heard the story of Forrest Fenn's treasure? Forrest Fenn is a wealthy collector who was diagnosed with what he thought was terminal cancer. He then decided he wanted to give back some of his acquired gold, rare coins, and valuable gems. So he hid a treasure chest worth $2 million dollars somewhere in the US Rocky Mountains, and released a poem with nine clues as to where it is. Now there are around 30-50,000 people a year from all over the country (and world) that are looking for...

Duration: 00:09:50


This Week's News with John Daly

10/20/2017
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John Daly joins the show to talk about what is happening on his show "Back on the Beat" on CKNW.

Duration: 00:15:25


Meet the New Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh

10/20/2017
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jon McComb has a one on one chat with the newly promoted Leader of the Federal NDP, Jagmeet Singh. Guest: Jagmeet Singh - Leader of Canada's NDP

Duration: 00:09:37


Fueling The Opiod Crisis

10/20/2017
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A former DEA agent is alleging that the opioid crisis has been fueled by just a handful of big companies who have been pushing pills into doctors hands in order to make massive profits at the expense of the publics health. Guest: Bill Whitaker - CBS’ 60 Minutes correspondent

Duration: 00:08:32


Hair For Charity

10/20/2017
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Global News’ Sonia Sunger is chopping off her hair this morning on live TV for the Canadian Cancer Society’s wig bank program. Niki Reitmayer has Sonia on the line

Duration: 00:04:22


Investigation Into Harvey Weinstein

10/20/2017
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Police in Los Angeles confirm an investigation into a 2013 rape allegation against Harvey Weinstein. The number of women now accusing the disgraced movie mogul of sexual misconduct has grown to nearly 60. CBS' Bianna Golodryga reports on a new account from high-profile actress Lupita Nyong'o.

Duration: 00:02:19


View From Victoria: An Explanation Please!

10/20/2017
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For second day in a row, Premier John Horgan and Agriculture Minister Lana Popham are having to explain the government intentions toward tens of thousands of tenures. The Vancouver Sun's Vaughn Palmer is here with his take on the day's headlines.

Duration: 00:11:06


Niki Brings The News: What Is The Biggest Killer?

10/20/2017
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What is killing us? A new report shows that pollution is more deadly than AIDS, malaria, and war.

Duration: 00:04:13


Your Choice on The Ethical Knob?

10/20/2017
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Let’s take a moment to talk about philosophy and science. These two disciplines are bound to merge in one unlikely place - the creation of autonomous vehicles. What should your self-driving car do if faced with an unavoidable collision? This was a question recently asked in a new journal article. CKNW’s Niki Reitmayer to a moment to explore this curious question.

Duration: 00:08:01


Did Former President's Throw Shade at Trump

10/20/2017
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Former Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama are serving up sharp criticism of the current political climate. Neither mentioned President Trump during unrelated appearances Thursday, but both men appeared to rebuke him. CBS' Julianna Goldman reports.

Duration: 00:04:34


What's in The News with Gord MacDonald

10/20/2017
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It's no secret cabbies see ridesharing companies like Uber as a threat in Metro Vancouver. But there may be another threat that's not often talked about.

Duration: 00:07:44


Full Episode: Mega Dams, Ride Share & Injury Prevention

10/19/2017
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Topics on the Show: Chapter 1: -If you’ve ever tried to catch a cab on Halloween night or during a rainy Saturday in Downtown Vancouver, you may have been left with the feeling that the city is facing a taxi shortage. Chapter 2: -Three months after Marrisa Shen's murder in Burnaby's Central Park, city officials have approved a plan to beef up park patrols and add cameras. Chapter 3: -The BC Green Party is preparing to introduce its own bill that would enable ride-hailing services...

Duration: 01:20:50


Home Detox Becoming Common in BC

10/19/2017
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Guest: Mary Marlow - Manager Mental Health and Substance Use, Vancouver Coastal Health

Duration: 00:10:27


The Fitness Segment: Injury Solutions & Preventions

10/19/2017
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Injuries happen, and sometimes they are a result of the body sending you a signal! But what is that signal? Guest: Sheila Hamilton - Personal Trainer and Owner of It’s time! Fitness Results

Duration: 00:15:40


Leadership Series: Today is Diwali

10/19/2017
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Today is Diwali - the Hindu festival of lights! Diwali Fest events will be held this weekend in Surrey and throughout the Lower Mainland. Guest: Kriti Dewan - Board Chair of Diwali Fest

Duration: 00:05:26


Are Large Mega Dam Projects Viable Anywhere?

10/19/2017
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There is evidence out that Large hydro-electric dams are not economically viable. The costs associated with building the dams are sometimes 90% higher than the budgets allow for at the time of approval. Guest: Bent Flyvbjerg - Professor and inaugural Chair of Major Programme Management at Oxford University's Saïd Business School (He works for better management of megaprojects and cities.)

Duration: 00:10:30


Update on Chemical Leak in Fernie

10/19/2017
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Emergency crews have gained access to part of the arena in Fernie where threee workers died Tuesday because of an ammonia leak. The city's fire chief says the west side of the Fernie Memorial Arena has been found to be safe but the ammonia levels on the east side of the rink remain dangerously high. Guest: Reid Fiest - Global National Alberta Correspondent

Duration: 00:03:31


View From Victoria: NDP Stall on Uber and Ride Sharing

10/19/2017
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The growing demand on taxi services is facing renewed scrutiny with ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft expected to arrive at least a year from now. The Province newspaper's Michael Smyth is here with his take on the day's headlines.

Duration: 00:10:25


Niki Brings The News: More Sexual Harassment Accusations

10/19/2017
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On the heels of accusations towards Harvey Weinstiein, The founder of Just For Laughs has been accused of sexual harassment!

Duration: 00:04:11

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