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Inside Canada's Crypto Mystery

23:51 | Mar 12th

Reporter Alex Posadzki on how the death of a Canadian cryptocurrency entrepreneur has caused the disappearance of about $180-million in digital currency.

A widening scandal and SNC-Lavalin's history of alleged corruption

20:24 | Feb 13th

With Jody Wilson-Raybould's resignation from the Liberal cabinet, the scandal involving SNC-Lavalin and the Liberal government continues to grow. CBC investigative reporter Dave Seglins guides us through the troubled history of the engineering compan...Show More

Mueller: no collusion, no obstruction, no exoneration

21:23 | Mar 25th

A summary of Robert Mueller's investigation into possible collusion with Russia during the 2016 election is out. CBC Washington correspondent Keith Boag breaks down what we know so far, and the implications for the Trump administration.

How far right influencers thrive on YouTube

28:11 | Mar 22nd

The Christchurch mosque shooter formed his radical views online. Today, an examination of how far right communities spread their toxic messages on the Internet and how they use YouTube to do it.

Could pharmacare in Canada be a reality?

22:12 | Mar 21st

This week's federal budget laid some initial groundwork for the possibility of a national pharmacare plan in Canada. But with a contentious election year ahead, there are still plenty of questions around how a strategy could be implemented. Today on ...Show More

Who will take on Trump in 2020?

27:31 | Mar 20th

CBC Washington reporter Lyndsay Duncombe guides us through the growing list of Democratic presidential candidates vying to run in 2020.

Inside Alberta's 'House of Cards' scandal

24:23 | Mar 19th

Rachel Notley is expected to declare the date of the provincial election any day now. And within a matter of weeks, voters will cast their ballots to pick the next provincial government of Alberta. At the same time, one of the key parties in this rac...Show More

The aftermath of the Christchurch mosque shootings and the rise of far-right extremism

30:05 | Mar 18th

Mass shootings at two mosques on Friday evening in Christchurch, New Zealand, were felt around the globe. We hear from Adrienne Arsenault, who is in Christchurch. And from Stephanie Carvin, a former analyst for CSIS, on the steady rise of far-right e...Show More

Brexit is still a mess

20:30 | Mar 15th

A few months ago we did an episode on Brexit. We talked about how the whole Brexit process has been a mess. Well, it's still a mess. This week there were three votes in the UK parliament. First, MPs voted down Prime Minister Theresa May's new Brexit ...Show More

Why your cell phone bill is so high and what can be done about it

21:26 | Mar 14th

Canada has some of the most expensive cell phone plans in the developed world. It has to do, in part, with access to the country's wireless spectrum. As another round of wireless spectrum gets auctioned by the Canadian government, CBC National Busine...Show More

Is the Boeing 737 Max 8 safe?

23:04 | Mar 13th

A growing list of countries have grounded the Boeing 737 Max 8 following a crash that killed 157 people, including 18 Canadians. Not even six months ago the same type of airplane plunged into the Java sea near Indonesia. Today on Front Burner, an avi...Show More

Five lingering questions about the SNC-Lavalin scandal

23:04 | Mar 11th

We've heard from the key players in the SNC-Lavalin scandal. There's former Attorney-General Jody Wilson-Raybould, who said she was subjected to inappropriate pressure by the Prime Minister's office to intervene with the corruption case against engin...Show More

Despite reported 'cure', the fight against HIV continues

25:37 | Mar 8th

This week, a major milestone in HIV/AIDS research made headlines worldwide. A man known as the "London Patient" has seemingly been "cured" after receiving a bone marrow transplant from a donor with an HIV-resistant genetic mutation. It's only the sec...Show More

'Nothing happened here beyond the normal operations of government.'

27:27 | Mar 7th

In his much anticipated testimony Gerald Butts, the Prime Minister's former principal secretary, laid out a counter-narrative to the allegations of political interference in the SNC-Lavalin case.

Accused of espionage, how a Canadian couple survived Chinese detention

24:13 | Mar 6th

On Monday, Chinese authorities accused two Canadians who have been detained since December of being spies. This news comes as Canada proceeds with a U.S. extradition request for Huawei's CFO Meng Wanzhou. But this isn't the first time Canadians have ...Show More

What 'Leaving Neverland' means for Michael Jackson's legacy

23:18 | Mar 5th

"It's something we'll have to grapple with in an ongoing way," says Slate music critic Carl Wilson about the challenge of coming to terms with the sexual abuse allegations against Michael Jackson in the HBO documentary "Leaving Neverland". He, along ...Show More

The secret network that helped Rahaf Mohammed escape

24:04 | Mar 4th

Reporter Nahlah Ayed discovered a private group chat where women are helping each other flee repressive regimes

How tensions grew between India and Pakistan

22:37 | Mar 1st

The relationship between India and Pakistan has historically been troubled, but this week, tensions escalated with both countries launching airstrikes against one another. "There's of course the larger significance of these two countries being nuclea...Show More

'They did not stop.' Jody Wilson-Raybould details alleged political pressure

24:21 | Feb 28th

On Wednesday, Jody Wilson-Raybould told the Justice Committee she had been pressured by the PMO to get a deferred prosecution agreement for SNC Lavalin. "I experienced a consistent and sustained effort by many people within the government to seek to ...Show More

Why R. Kelly's Charges Were a Long Time Coming

24:52 | Feb 27th

After years of allegations, singer R. Kelly faces ten charges of aggravated sexual assault. Music critic Lindsay Zoladz talks about the case, and why #metoo moved more slowly in the music industry.

Jagmeet Singh wins divisive race in B.C.

20:09 | Feb 26th

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh has won a seat in the riding of Burnaby-South. It's just one of three byelections that took place across the country. The CBC's Briar Stewart and Hannah Thibedeau break down the political stakes of the Burnaby-South byelectio...Show More

Should Tech Companies Pay Us For Our Data?

18:48 | Feb 25th

Our behaviour online creates a lot of data that's useful for tech companies - what we buy, what videos we watch on YouTube, what movies we see on Netflix. Author Glen Weyl says if tech companies make money off this information, we should get paid for...Show More

Why residential school survivors want an apology from the Pope

25:04 | Feb 22nd

An unprecedented summit on the sexual abuse of minors in the Catholic Church is taking place at the Vatican. For many victims, it's a chance to seek justice. That includes Evelyn Korkmaz, a residential school survivor calling on the Pope to apologize...Show More

Explaining the Vancouver Measles Outbreak

20:52 | Feb 21st

With eight confirmed cases, Vancouver is facing Canada's worst measles outbreak in years. Dr. Natasha Crowcroft on why the infectious disease is having a worldwide comeback.

What does United We Roll stand for?

26:37 | Feb 20th

On Tuesday a convoy of trucks arrived in Ottawa. The rolling protest is driven by Canadians who want pipelines, hate carbon taxes and are calling for more help for the Alberta economy. But there is another element: some in the group have also been pr...Show More

Trudeau's right-hand man resigns amid SNC-Lavalin scandal

17:13 | Feb 19th

On Monday afternoon one of the most powerful men in Ottawa resigned. Following allegations of political interference in a court case involving engineering giant SNC-Lavalin, Gerald Butts stepped aside as the Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister....Show More

Should Canadian ISIS fighters be allowed to return home?

23:31 | Feb 18th

Two Canadian women have surrendered to US-backed forces after spending years in ISIS-controlled territory. Journalist Michelle Shephard made a documentary about a similar case last year. She says repatriation is a thorny subject for the Canadian gove...Show More

Twitter trolls target Canadian pipeline, immigration debates

21:02 | Feb 15th

CBC/Radio-Canada journalists crunch the data on more than 9-million troll tweets and reveal foreign campaigns to influence Canadians' opinions. Retweets focused on issues like pipelines and immigration. Jeff Yates joins us to explain what he learned....Show More

An essential timeline of the Mueller investigation

25:05 | Feb 14th

The talk around Washington these days, is that the Mueller investigation is winding down. Special Counsel Robert Mueller's inquiry into whether there was collusion between Donald Trump's presidential campaign and Russia to interfere in the 2016 U.S. ...Show More

Who is Venezuela's rival president?

24:17 | Feb 12th

Juan Guaidó is touring Venezuela this week, meeting with journalists and citizens. But while Canada acknowledges Guaidó as the official president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro says the job is still rightfully his. The CBC's Adrienne Arsenault and Evan...Show More

Catching up on the SNC-Lavalin Liberal scandal

25:04 | Feb 11th

Ottawa is reeling after a story broke late last week alleging that the Prime Minister's Office pressured former Attorney General and Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould to intervene in the prosecution of Quebec-based engineering company SNC-Lavalin...Show More

The aftermath of the Quebec mosque shooting

26:07 | Feb 8th

"I can't even venture to guess how long it'll take for people to feel safe again." CBC reporter Catou MacKinnon covered the shooting at the Islamic Cultural Centre of Quebec City on January 29, 2017. Alexandre Bissonnette pleaded guilty to six counts...Show More

Russia, America and a new nuclear arms race

24:20 | Feb 7th

Nuclear weapons expert and Obama adviser Jon Wolfsthal on how the treaties that once prevented a nuclear war between the U.S. and Russia, could be unravelling today.

Cuts and leaks in Doug Ford's Ontario

19:11 | Feb 6th

It's only Wednesday, but Ontario premier Doug Ford has already had a jam-packed week. On Monday, an unnamed civil servant was fired and the police were notified in relation to a leak from inside the ruling Progressive Conservative government. That le...Show More

How a Canadian watchdog turned the tables on an undercover operative

31:05 | Feb 5th

In December a digital privacy watchdog began receiving mysterious emails from businessmen who didn't seem to exist. John Scott-Railton from the Citizen Lab joins us to try and understand why his group was targeted by what they believe to be undercove...Show More

Is more oil on rails safe for Canada?

17:10 | Feb 4th

Oil is being put on trains and moved across Canada in increasing numbers. Today on Front Burner, Winnipeg Free Press reporter Dylan Robertson explains why a lot of people are attributing this to a lack of pipeline capacity and breaks down what he's l...Show More

What an Omar Khadr Google search warns us about misinformation online

20:30 | Feb 1st

This week, a Google search result listing Omar Khadr as a Canadian soldier gained a lot of traction online, inciting anger from many people, including Conservative Party leader Andrew Scheer. CBC technology reporter Matt Braga tracks how the former G...Show More

Inside the Humboldt Broncos crash sentencing hearing

22:22 | Jan 31st

This week, the truck driver who caused the Humboldt Broncos bus crash is facing his sentencing hearing. CBC reporter Susan Ormiston joins us from Melfort, Saskatchewan to talk about how the victims' families are feeling about the possibility of some ...Show More

Serial killer Bruce McArthur pleads guilty

24:00 | Jan 30th

On Tuesday, Bruce McArthur pleaded guilty to eight counts of first-degree murder and we heard never-before-released details about the evidence in the case. But as we hear from freelance reporter Justin Ling, there are still lots of unanswered questio...Show More

How Canadian reporter Daniel Dale fact-checks Trump

20:49 | Jan 29th

Toronto Star reporter Daniel Dale tries to fact check everything U.S President Donald Trump says. It keeps him working at all hours and his reporting has drawn attention all over the world. Dale talks about how he builds his database of false claims,...Show More

Canada fires off-message ambassador to China

24:12 | Jan 28th

Canada's ambassador to China, John McCallum, was forced to resign after making multiple comments that were out of step with the federal government's stance on the Canadian arrest of Chinese Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou. Today on Front Burner, CBC's ...Show More

El Chapo's Canadian connections

18:16 | Jan 25th

One of the world's most notorious drug lords, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, is on trial in New York and a star witness just revealed a lot about Chapo's Canadian operation. The National Post's Brian Fitzpatrick explains what court documents have shown.

B.C.'s serious money laundering problem

21:54 | Jan 24th

The toll of British Columbia's money laundering problem is climbing, with recent reports suggesting that about a billion dollars a year have been laundered through the province's casinos.This week, the federal government promised it will do more to h...Show More

Deciem and the death of Brandon Truaxe

28:54 | Jan 23rd

Brandon Truaxe, the founder of Canadian skincare company Deciem, has died after a year-long public unravelling. He built 'The Abnormal Beauty Company' into a worldwide brand through a combination of radical pricing and social media marketing. But his...Show More

Women accuse former RCMP doctor of sexual assault

26:05 | Jan 22nd

Canada's national police force is once again at the centre of disturbing allegations. Multiple women have come forward accusing a former RCMP doctor of sexually assaulting and harassing them decades ago when they were new recruits. CBC investigative ...Show More

Karen Wang, race and Canadian politics

22:18 | Jan 21st

"If you just say 'vote for me because I'm Chinese-Canadian', it didn't work. It hasn't worked, and it won't work." Former NDP MP Olivia Chow is a seasoned politician who has strong connections to the Chinese-Canadian community. She reflects on ex-Lib...Show More

How Yemen's cyberwar could shape future conflicts

21:15 | Jan 18th

Yemen's brutal civil war has produced the worst humanitarian crisis on the planet, with thousands dead and millions facing starvation. But there's another dimension to the conflict - the battle over who controls the country's internet. CBC technology...Show More

Wet'suwet'en protests highlight Indigenous pipeline divide

26:58 | Jan 17th

The debate over a natural gas pipeline in Wet'suwet'en territory continues this week following protests over the arrest of 14 people at a blockade in the remote B.C. community. CBC reporter Chantelle Bellrichard recounts the moment the RCMP broke the...Show More

The inside story of Rahaf Mohammed's escape from Saudi Arabia

26:03 | Jan 16th

Canada has granted asylum to Rahaf Mohammed, a Saudi teenager who fled to Thailand to escape alleged abuse from her family. CBC's senior correspondent Susan Ormiston shares the inside story of Mohammed's plight and her plans for the future.

Was a Canadian's death sentence in China an act of diplomatic retribution?

20:51 | Jan 15th

A Chinese court has sentenced Canadian Robert Schellenberg to death for drug smuggling. His retrial was announced a few weeks ago, amid growing tensions between Canada and China. The CBC's Asia correspondent Sasa Petricic explains how this death sent...Show More

Three views on Maxime Bernier

17:08 | Jan 14th

Maxime Bernier says the People's Party of Canada will be on the ballot across the country in the upcoming federal election. But for a lot of people, the new fiscally-conservative libertarian party is still a big mystery. To find out more, we went to ...Show More

Amid desperation, Canada targets Venezuelan 'dictatorship'

22:47 | Jan 11th

As Venezuela struggles with food shortages and hyperinflation, journalists Adrienne Arsenault and Evan Dyer describe the conditions on the ground and how Canada is responding. Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland has condemned the country's ...Show More

Europe's lessons for Trump's border wall

22:01 | Jan 10th

As the debate rages in the U.S. over funding for Donald Trump's proposed wall on the country's southern border, we ask CBC correspondent Nahlah Ayed just how effective Europe's barriers have been in stopping the flow of migrants. Ayed has travelled a...Show More

How benzos and Xanax culture propel the opioid crisis

23:35 | Jan 9th

Why have benzodiazepines like Valium and Xanax been involved in a large number of Canadian opioid overdose deaths? Zachary Siegel, a journalist and fellow at Northeastern University, breaks down benzos, why they're having a moment in the rap world an...Show More

China's plans to dominate space

18:15 | Jan 8th

"By 2045, China wants to become the strongest space power and space technology-based power in the world," says Namrata Goswami, an expert on China's space program. One step towards that goal is the launch of a research mission to the far side of the ...Show More

Uber and the perils of the gig economy

19:26 | Jan 7th

"The fact that these three judges really got this power imbalance between workers and this huge behemoth multi-national corporation...was just really breath-taking." Labour law professor and gig economy expert Veena Dubal talks about the significance...Show More

Jagmeet Singh is fighting for his political life

21:00 | Jan 4th

"This is his biggest political test to date. It will decide the fate of Jagmeet Singh." With a federal election looming, NDP leader Jagmeet Singh is under intense pressure to win a seat in the House of Commons in the upcoming Burnaby South byelection...Show More

Why the US Government is Still Shut Down

21:15 | Jan 3rd

The United States government is entering the thirteenth day of a government shutdown that some predict will last for weeks. So how does this end? CBC correspondent Paul Hunter warns we are in uncharted territory. "There's no path out, and that's the ...Show More

Can you trust your home smart speaker?

22:10 | Jan 2nd

"I have a love-hate relationship with it." CBC senior technology reporter, Matthew Braga, explains how smart speakers work, why companies like Google and Amazon want you to have one in your home, and what privacy issues you should consider before set...Show More

What's Canada's place in a chaotic world?

25:21 | Dec 31st, 2018

"The power that we have comes from influence, it comes from trying to convince countries to do things," says co-host of The National, Rosemary Barton. She joins Jayme to reexamine a series of events that challenged Canada's position in 2018 - from th...Show More

The year in opinion

23:12 | Dec 28th, 2018

"We must engage with people who don't agree with us," says Simi Sara host of The Simi Sara Show. She joins Buzzfeed's Elamin Abdelmahmoud and The Globe's Adrian Lee for a chat about the stories that generated the most discussion and opinion in 2018.

How Fortnite blew up in 2018

18:19 | Dec 27th, 2018

"What Fortnite has done is break all the rules around what makes a successful video game," says Tom Power, host of CBC Radio's q. Fortnite has over 200 million registered users, and is reported to have brought in two billion dollars in profits for Ep...Show More

The terrible, no good year for Quebec sovereignty

15:17 | Dec 26th, 2018

"For 40 years, sovereignty has been in elections by default because either the party in power or the party in opposition was a sovereigntist party ? that is no longer the case," says long-time Quebec journalist Martin Patriquin. While the question of...Show More

Asylum in Canada explained

21:00 | Dec 24th, 2018

"Canada doesn't have a refugee crisis. Canada has a crisis of will in terms of what we want to do," says refugee and immigration lawyer Zool Suleman about the influx of people crossing the American border to seek asylum in Canada. The country's budge...Show More

B.C. alleged terrorism case called a 'travesty of justice'

21:11 | Dec 21st, 2018

"From the justice system's point of view, you also have these bigger questions about how to conduct terrorism investigations, and investigations into these elaborate societal issues where we have fears about the crimes that people might commit." Toda...Show More

How and why the "yellow vest" protests spread

21:10 | Dec 20th, 2018

Economist correspondent Sophie Pedder says the 'yellow vest' protests in Canadian cities are different in some ways from the movement that inspired them in Paris.

What does $1.6B in federal cash mean for the oil and gas sector?

20:03 | Dec 19th, 2018

"People are frustrated and they're upset and frankly, they're scared," says CBC business correspondent Peter Armstrong about workers in the oil and gas industry following months of record-low oil prices. On Tuesday the Canadian government announced a...Show More

Who decides if you're dead?

20:00 | Dec 18th, 2018

"In the vast majority of circumstances, families and care providers in the intensive care unit are on the same page," says Dr. Brian Goldman on Taquisha McKitty's case. The 27-year old woman has been declared brain dead by five doctors, but is breath...Show More

Will Doug Ford's friend become Ontario's top cop?

21:36 | Dec 17th, 2018

CBC Queen's Park reporter Mike Crawley says there's been pushback against the recent appointment of Ron Taverner, a friend of Ontario premier Doug Ford, to take over the provincial police force. Many worry Taverner's appointment could hurt the OPP's ...Show More

How Thunder Bay police fail Indigenous people

26:34 | Dec 14th, 2018

"When the agency that's supposed to protect you is also an agency that you fear, there is really little place for you to find shelter," says Jorge Barrera, a reporter with CBC's Indigenous Unit, in relation to a disturbing new report about the Thunde...Show More

Will controversial "Border Security" show get a government reboot?

17:47 | Dec 13th, 2018

CBC reporter Catharine Tunney says the reality TV show starring Canada's Border Services Agency was controversial. The show included footage of drug busts and interviews at ports of entry. It was not renewed after three seasons, but could come back. ...Show More

How the Huawei arrest is playing out in China

21:39 | Dec 12th, 2018

"The tone here is that this is an an innocent woman. So why would you treat her like a criminal? And the idea is, if you have handcuffed someone you have presumed their guilt," says Nathan VanderKlippe, the Globe and Mail's Asia correspondent. Tensio...Show More

Race, policing and a 'disturbing' pattern

20:17 | Dec 11th, 2018

"If a few white people were being killed at the rate that we are being killed...we wouldn't be having this conversation today," says Desmond Cole, in response to an Ontario Human Rights commission report on policing and race in Toronto. The report's ...Show More

Taking the pulse of weed legalization

19:52 | Dec 10th, 2018

"This really is the beginning of a cultural shift," says Solomon Israel, cannabis reporter for the Winnipeg Free Press. Nearly two months into cannabis legalization he breaks down the complaints - from low quality to short supplies - and the positive...Show More

Spying, industrial espionage and the arrest of Huawei's CFO

21:43 | Dec 7th, 2018

"It's incredibly hard to overstate the significance of this arrest." CBC's economics reporter Peter Armstrong breaks down why Canada's arrest of Huawei's chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou for extradition to the U.S. is such a big deal.

Was banning 'Baby, It's Cold Outside' the right call?

20:03 | Dec 6th, 2018

"In the context of this song it seems weird to not engage a little bit with the words and the lyrics," says writer Stacy Lee Kong after broadcasters, including the CBC, pull the song 'Baby It's Cold Outside'. The song is being criticized for what som...Show More

Stopping the flow of Chinese fentanyl into Canada

18:11 | Dec 5th, 2018

"If we were doing something killing thousands of Chinese, we would hear from them loud and clear," says former Canadian ambassador to China, David Mulroney. He argues that Canada needs to pressure China to do more to stop the flow of fentanyl, and qu...Show More

The political cost of carbon taxes

19:17 | Dec 4th, 2018

As COP24 tries to set rules for how the world deals with environmental issues, we look at why the Canadian government has chosen carbon pricing as a key tool in addressing climate change. CBC reporter Nahlah Ayed gives us an overview of what's happen...Show More

After millions in gambling debts, questions remain for MP

18:40 | Dec 3rd, 2018

On Nov. 22, Raj Grewal said he would resign from his seat as the Liberal MP for Brampton East for 'personal and medical reasons'. Since then, new information has come to light...including a gambling problem, and a RCMP investigation into Grewal's fin...Show More

Should we break up Facebook?

18:47 | Nov 30th, 2018

This week, lawmakers all over the world sat down to grill Facebook about privacy and fake news. Canada's reps were especially harsh on the tech giant and one MP posed a tough question: Is Facebook just way too big? Breaking up a major American compan...Show More

After seven months trapped inside an airport, a refugee calls Canada home

21:04 | Nov 29th, 2018

Hassan Al Kontar is now safe in Canada. But for seven long months, the Syrian refugee was stuck inside the transit area of Kuala Lumpur Airport, terrified of being deported back to Syria. Today, Hassan shares how he survived being stranded, the psych...Show More

Is Canada ready for Russian election meddling?

22:10 | Nov 28th, 2018

There's a lot of evidence to suggest that social media accounts tied to the Kremlin tried to meddle in the 2016 US presidential election, the Brexit vote, the last French election, and several elections across Europe. Turns out, they've been active i...Show More

GM Oshawa closure casts new light on bailout

20:31 | Nov 27th, 2018

On Monday, General Motors announced it is pulling out of Oshawa, Ontario, where it employs more than 2,500 people. This comes years after a major Canadian bailout pulled GM back from the brink. The National's Jonathon Gatehouse breaks down corporate ...Show More

What will it take to build Trans Mountain? What will it take to stop it?

18:46 | Nov 26th, 2018

Reconsideration hearings for the proposed expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline continue this week in B.C. This is the same pipeline that the federal government bought for $4.5-billion, only to have a Federal Court of Appeal delay construction bec...Show More

Will Canada act after Jamal Khashoggi's murder?

12:16 | Nov 23rd, 2018

As the political fallout of journalist Jamal Khashoggi's brutal murder becomes clearer, we look into Canada's response to Saudi Arabia with help from Canadian Press reporter Andy Blatchford.

Explaining Drake and Pusha T's beef

19:28 | Nov 22nd, 2018

On Tuesday, rapper Pusha T had a concert in Toronto interrupted by a brawl in the audience. Fans threw beer at him and tried to jump on stage. And now, a man is in life-threatening condition after being stabbed. Pusha T and Canadian rapper Drake have...Show More

Why Did Canadian Diplomats Get 'Phantom Concussions' in Cuba?

20:59 | Nov 21st, 2018

Nausea, debilitating headaches, loss of balance. Those are just a few of the symptoms that a group of Canadian and American diplomats became ill with last year in Cuba, even though none of them were physically hurt. Now, Canadian diplomats afflicted ...Show More

Viola Desmond's unfinished work

15:58 | Nov 20th, 2018

The $10 Canadian bill honouring civil rights pioneer Viola Desmond goes into circulation this week. The bill is being celebrated by many across the country. But for some, including El Jones, this is also an opportunity to reflect on the racism that r...Show More

McGill 'hazing' survivor reflects on St. Michael's sexual assault allegations

21:12 | Nov 19th, 2018

Police are investigating alleged assaults and sexual assaults at St. Michael's College School, including one reportedly involving members of the football team holding down another student and sexually assaulting him with a broom handle. D'Arcy McKeow...Show More

Brexit is a mess

15:12 | Nov 16th, 2018

Theresa May's Brexit plan is one step closer to reality. But members of the British Prime Minister's party are resigning and she could be removed from power. CBC London correspondent Nahlah Ayed explains how we got here and what it means for the futu...Show More

Inside the hunt for alleged Mexican drug lord El Chapo

19:19 | Nov 15th, 2018

U.S. prosecutors say Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán is a brutal cartel kingpin that ran the largest drug trafficking organization in the world. As his criminal trial begins in Brooklyn, former DEA agent Andrew Hogan explains how El Chapo managed to evade ...Show More

Will the NHL concussion settlement change anything?

17:09 | Nov 14th, 2018

In 2013 a group of hockey players launched a lawsuit against the NHL alleging that the league failed to protect players from head injuries or warn them of the risk of playing. A tentative settlement between the NHL and more than 300 players has now b...Show More

Stan Lee's legacy is as complicated as the Marvel Universe

20:45 | Nov 13th, 2018

The day after Stan Lee's death, we look at the comic book legend's impact on popular culture. And New York Magazine and Vulture staff writer Abraham Riesman explains why Stan Lee's legacy is just a complicated as the superhero stories he helped creat...Show More

Google, Alphabet and the fight over a controversial 'smart city' in Toronto

25:13 | Nov 12th, 2018

CBC technology reporter Matthew Braga explains Sidewalk Toronto's plan to create a futuristic neighbourhood on waterfront property in downtown Toronto and breaks down why some say the high-tech smart city is the solution to our urban woes... while ot...Show More

Bridging the climate change divide

15:02 | Nov 9th, 2018

British author and carbon pricing expert, George Marshall, explains the psychology of climate change communication and describes the work he's done in Canada on this front - to bridge the political divides.

MP Tony Clement's sexting and extortion scandal

13:47 | Nov 8th, 2018

Longtime MP Tony Clement has resigned as justice critic for the official opposition and is leaving the Conservative caucus after admitting that sharing sexually explicit images and video led to an extortion attempt. Power and Politics host Vassy Kape...Show More

The U.S. midterm election explained

22:43 | Nov 7th, 2018

CBC Washington correspondent Keith Boag walks us through the United States midterm election results and what they mean.

'We were unwanted cargo' How Canada turned away refugees during the Holocaust

17:10 | Nov 6th, 2018

Eva Wiener describes her voyage across the Atlantic and how she feels about Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's upcoming apology for Canada having turned her ship back. Also, CBC Ottawa Senior Reporter Catherine Cullen describes the politics of the apolo...Show More

Vancouver's complicated relationship with Chinese money

16:53 | Nov 5th, 2018

Bloomberg's Vancouver bureau chief Natalie Obiko Pearson helps us navigate the city's complicated relationship with Chinese money. That relationship has ties to the city's housing affordability crisis. Tackling affordability is job number one for Ken...Show More

Travelling with the migrant caravan

18:41 | Nov 2nd, 2018

A caravan of about 4,000 migrants is heading north through Mexico. Their journey has become heavily politicized. CBC's senior correspondent Susan Ormiston describes what she's seen during her travels with the migrants.

Who, in the world, wants to host the Winter Olympics?

15:56 | Nov 1st, 2018

Calgary city council nearly killed a bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics. If a city wide vote cancels the bid, just two possible locations remain, Italy and Sweden. Those campaigns face opposition as well. Toronto Star sports columnist Bruce Arthur ...Show More

How a B.C. man's healing journey ended in two murders

19:23 | Oct 31st, 2018

Sebastian Woodroffe's life unraveled after multiple trips to Peru to take the drug ayahuasca. What prompted his killing, and that of a Peruvian shaman? Mark Kelley from CBC's The Fifth Estate went to Peru to investigate.

'Alt-right' social network Gab's connection to an anti-Semitic massacre

16:24 | Oct 30th, 2018

Just minutes before one of the deadliest attacks on Jews in America's history, the alleged shooter posted a message to Gab, a social media network known for attracting white nationalists and the alt-right. So, what is Gab, and where does it fit in th...Show More

How Canada helped save the White Helmets

20:01 | Oct 29th, 2018

After a harrowing escape, more than a hundred Syrian war zone first responders and their families are being resettled in Canada, as refugees. Hear the CBC's Murray Brewster describe their journey and why they could still be in danger.

PREVIEW: Carbon tax or shell game?

15:39 | Oct 25th, 2018

How exactly does Canada's new carbon tax work? CBC Parliamentary reporter J.P. Tasker breaks it down.

Trailer

01:11 | Oct 19th, 2018

Coming October 29, Front Burner is a daily news podcast from CBC that explores the big stories of the day with curiosity and an open mind. Hosted by award-winning investigative journalist Jayme Poisson who takes you deep into the narratives shaping C...Show More