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Back Story from CBC Radio

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CBC News correspondents take you behind the scenes as they cover the biggest events around the world. Personal stories from our reporters who were there while the story was breaking.
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04:36 | Jun 21st, 2018

Back Story producer Cesil Fernandes recommends the new CBC original podcast Love Me.
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22:15 | Jun 21st, 2018

This week David Common shares an episode of "Ground Truth" an original podcast co-produced by WGBH in Boston and The GroundTruth Project.
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01:23 | Jun 21st, 2018

What's it like to race towards the sound of gunfire on Parliament Hill? To be tear gassed live on network television? To sleep with leopards in the wake of a devastating earthquake? Back Story takes you there.
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01:00 | Jun 21st, 2018

Back Story will return in a few weeks with more stories, more correspondents and more podcasts.
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04:02 | Jun 21st, 2018

Connie Walker’s Back Story on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission inspired a group of grade 7 and 8 students in Saskatoon to reflect on what reconciliation means to them. Here’s their stories, as told to the CBC’s Leisha Grebinski.
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17:56 | Jun 21st, 2018

Adrienne Arsenault travels to Nepal in the wake of the worst earthquake that country has seen in more than 80 years.
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11:03 | Jun 21st, 2018

Keith Boag is there as tempers flare and tear gas flies in Ferguson, Missouri over the killing of an unarmed black teenager.

14:57 | Jul 22nd, 2016

From a childhood accident to a Paralympic champion, and one of Canada's most decorated athletes.

13:42 | Jul 4th, 2016

Inside the Munich Massacre and one of the worst terrorist attacks in Olympic history.

11:12 | Jun 17th, 2016

Keith Boag is there as tempers flare and tear gas flies in Ferguson, Missouri over the killing of an unarmed black teenager.

17:35 | Jun 6th, 2016

The champ. The great one. Mark Lee's Back Story on his exclusive interview with Muhammad Ali.

15:11 | Apr 27th, 2016

Heartbreak, a questionable call and what some call a stolen game. Canada's longest serving female soccer player takes you back to the field and the London 2012 Olympics.

18:05 | Apr 26th, 2016

Adrienne Arsenault travels to Nepal in the wake of the worst earthquake that country has seen in more than 80 years.

14:56 | Feb 4th, 2016

Scott Russell's Back Story on the Ben Johnson doping scandal and the dirtiest race in history.

13:36 | Jan 10th, 2016

The photo seen around the world, and the family left mourning. From Istanbul, Gillian Findlay's Back Story "The boy on the beach".

10:45 | Jan 3rd, 2016

After spending more than 400 days in an Egyptian prison, this is Mohamed Fahmy's Back Story.

10:36 | Dec 20th, 2015

Steven D'Souza was there as thousands cheered, white smoke bellowed and a new pope was chosen.

14:06 | Dec 14th, 2015

Connie Walker has reported extensively on Canada's residential schools, but she's also seen the effects on her family first hand.

17:24 | Dec 7th, 2015

In 1986, Carol Off sold most of her belongings to buy a plane ticket to Pakistan with the hope of interviewing future Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. A hijacking, an uprising and a reunion decades later, this is Carol's Back Story.

15:28 | Nov 30th, 2015

As coalition troops marched into Iraq, and Saddam Hussein fell from power, the CBC's David Common was there.

14:01 | Nov 23rd, 2015

From his first mandate as Prime Minister to his party's devastating loss in the last federal election, Susan Lunn gives you an inside look at the rise and fall of Stephen Harper.

17:28 | Nov 16th, 2015

The earthquake in Haiti killed thousands of people, turned buildings to rubble and made David Gutnick question the role of a journalist.

06:07 | Nov 11th, 2015

Peter Mansbridge takes you inside the tunnels at Vimy Ridge.

15:20 | Nov 9th, 2015

The BP oil spill is the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history. The CBC's Paul Hunter was there when black tar balls started dotting white sandy beaches. He returned five years later and shares what he saw.

15:24 | Nov 2nd, 2015

Nahlah Ayed was on the front lines of the worst refugee crisis since the Second World War.

16:57 | Oct 26th, 2015

It was two years ago that Typhoon Haiyan killed thousands of people in the Philippines, but it still haunts the CBC's Curt Petrovich today.

04:17 | Oct 22nd, 2015

Last year's shooting on Parliament Hill shook Ottawa, and the entire country. The CBC's Louise Elliott was one of the first reporters on the scene. One year later, this is her Back Story.

14:45 | Oct 19th, 2015

What's it like to report from one of the worst rail disasters in Canadian history? Raw emotion and stories that never made it to air. Stephen Puddicombe's Back Story from Lac Mégantic.