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Renowned chef Éric Ripert learned to cook in France's top restaurants, where abusive behaviour was expected and endured. He tells us how Buddhism changed his own behaviour in the kitchen; how he misses his close friend Anthony Bourdain; and talks us through a recipe from his new book, Vegetable Simple.…
 
An increasing number of migrants from Guatemala are heading to the Mexico-U.S. border — prompting the Biden administration to look at the root causes driving them north. We talk to Celia Mendoza, a correspondent with Voice of America who is at the border; Ana Maria Mendez, the Central America cluster director for Oxfam; and Anita Isaacs, a professo…
 
We ask Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs Dominic Leblanc what the federal government plans to do to help Ontario in this third wave. Then, we break down the dollars and cents of Canada's first federal budget in over two years with Vassy Kapelos, host of CBC's Power & Politics, and Heather Scoffield, Ottawa bureau chief and an economics columnis…
 
New modelling warns that Ontario could see 30,000 daily new cases of COVID-19 by late May, but restrictions announced by Premier Doug Ford sparked an angry public reaction Friday and led to rollbacks over the weekend. We talk to Robert Benzie, Queen's Park bureau chief for the Toronto Star; Dr. Tasleem Nimjee, an ER physician at Humber River Hospit…
 
After a sexual assault victim secured a conviction against her ex-husband, she shared the court transcript with family. A judge fined the Ontario woman more than $2,000 for breaking a publication ban on her own name. We discuss the case with Colin Westman, a retired Ontario court judge in Kitchener-Waterloo; Emilie Taman, an Ottawa lawyer and co-ho…
 
Canadian baseball legend Fergie Jenkins says plans for a statue of him outside Wrigley Field in Chicago are "the icing on the cake." He tells us about a career that took him from Chatham, Ont., to Chicago, his time playing for the Harlem Globetrotters, and why he wants to see another baseball franchise in Montreal.…
 
Freelance journalist Georgia Fort discusses the murder trial of Derek Chauvin, who is being tried in Minneapolis for second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the death of George Floyd. And as the city reels from the death of Daunte Wright — killed this week at a traffic stop — we talk to Pastor Curti…
 
Where are the vaccines? Vaccine clinics are having to close and cancel appointments in some of the hardest-hit areas in Ontario, and supply issues remain top of mind across the country. We talk to Kevin Smith, president and CEO of University Health Network in Toronto, and André Picard, health columnist for the Globe and Mail.…
 
Our virtual road trip, Canada's Road Ahead, takes us north to Dawson City, Yukon, where low COVID-19 case numbers and a high vaccination rate are starting to make life feel normal again. But for locals who work in the city's tourism industry, it's vital that the rest of the world catches up. We talk to Brad Whitelaw, owner of the Triple J Hotel; an…
 
An independent review of the Toronto police force's handling of missing-person cases, including the victims of serial killer Bruce McArthur, has found "systemic discrimination" contributed to police failings. We talk to Nicole Borthwick, whose friend Andrew Kinsman was murdered by McArthur; as well as Haran Vijayanathan, who was part of the report'…
 
Amid financial trouble, Laurentian University has cut more than 60 programs, and more than 100 faculty positions. Where does that leave a school that billed itself as unique, connecting the English, French and Indigenous cultures of northern Ontario? We speak to first-year student Aly Beauparlant, former faculty member Darrel Manitowabi, and Glen J…
 
Calgary writer Ashley Bristowe discusses her new memoir, My Own Blood, which tells the story of her son Alexander, who was born with a rare genetic condition. She wants people to understand what life is like for families of children with disabilities — and to be brave in creating communities that include them.…
 
Families who suffer miscarriages often struggle in silence, but researchers say dismantling the stigma could help ensure more government and employer support. We talk to Laura Payton and Andrew Waterman, who wrote publicly about the losses their families experienced, and we hear from Cape Breton University assistant professor Stephanie Gilbert, who…
 
New COVID-19 restrictions have polarized Albertans and in some cases sparked open defiance, including in Premier Jason Kenney's own party. Matt Galloway talks to Drew Barnes, the United Conservative Party MLA for Cypress-Medicine Hat, who opposes his leader's new round of measures. And Lisa Young, a professor of political science at the University …
 
Yukon has come out with some of the most comprehensive coverage for transgender health care in North America, including surgeries that are deemed life-saving. We talk to Dr. Michael Marshall, one of the experts who helped create the gender-affirming care policy, and Chase Blodgett, president of the All Genders Yukon Society.…
 
As this pandemic drags on, scientists are already looking at how to prevent the next one — and some say a key factor will be tackling deforestation. We discuss why with Dr. Jonathan Epstein, a veterinarian and disease ecologist; Kimberly Fornace, an epidemiologist at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; and Terry Sunderland, a profes…
 
Feeling tired? Unmotivated? You might be experiencing pandemic burnout. We discuss the impact of long-term stress on our brains and memory with Dr. Roger McIntyre, professor of psychiatry and pharmacology at the University of Toronto, and Dr. Natasha Rajah, professor in the department of psychiatry at McGill University and the Douglas Research Cent…
 
With election talk in the air in Ottawa, the Liberals and the NDP are holding their policy conventions. Our national affairs panel — Vassy Kapelos, host of the CBC's Power And Politics; and Shachi Kurl, president of the Angus Reid Institute — discuss what's at stake, and we hear from Anne McGrath, the NDP's national director.…
 
Pregnant people weren’t included in initial COVID-19 vaccine trials, which raises a question for those expecting: should you get the vaccine when it’s offered, or wait until after birth? Shannon Higgins, who is five months along, explores that question in her documentary, Expecting a Shot.
 
In our latest stop on Canada’s Road Ahead, our virtual RV pulls into Fort McMurray, Alta., where last year’s devastating floods were compounded by the pandemic, and economic uncertainty. We talk to Jessica Rejman, who in the past year has dealt with flood damage, postponing her wedding, and facing the loss of her job in the energy sector; and Dan E…
 
As much of the country churns through a third wave, Atlantic Canada is cautiously getting back to normal. We talk to Halifax pub owner Joe McGuinness, who’s about to reopen, and ask Nova Scotia’s Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Robert Strang about how they got here, and what risks remain.
 
As the third wave rises in Canada, are vaccines reaching the people who need them most, now? We talk to Nadia Theodore, senior vice-president of global government and industry relations for Maple Leaf Foods, about calls to vaccinate essential factory workers on site. And we discuss ways to improve the overall vaccine rollout with Dr. Zain Chagla, a…
 
As a third wave of COVID-19 descends on Canada, we hear from some of those affected most, and ask what makes this part of the pandemic all the more challenging. Matt Galloway talks to Dr. Laveena Munshi, a critical care doctor in the ICU at Toronto's Mount Sinai Hospital, and a member of Ontario's COVID-19 science advisory table. Dianne Desjarlais …
 
Critics say new voting laws in the U.S. state of Georgia will make it more difficult for Black people to cast a ballot — and some big corporate brands are joining the condemnation. We talk to Carol Anderson, professor of African American Studies at Emory University in Atlanta, Amna Kirmani, a marketing professor at the Robert H. Smith School of Bus…
 
Matt Galloway talks to Toronto-based chef and restaurateur Suzanne Barr about being featured in Today's Special, a book celebrating 100 emerging chefs around the world. Barr discusses why the hospitality industry must face up to systemic problems around inclusivity and working conditions.
 
Many elders in the N.W.T. must move hundreds of kilometres to access care facilities as they age, cut off from their land and loved ones. We talk to elder and advocate Margaret Leishman in Kakisa, N.W.T., who wants more support for elders to age in place. Angela Grandjambe, housing manager for Fort Good Hope, tells us about a new facility that has …
 
Long-term care residents might have thought getting vaccinated would mean more freedom, but now they face lockdowns due to outbreaks among unvaccinated staff. We talk to epidemiologist Dr. Sandro Galea and his dad, Emidio, who has just spent the last 14 days in his room; and Susan Mintzberg, a PhD candidate in the School of Social Work at McGill Un…
 
B.C. is facing a three-week "circuit breaker" lockdown to ease a sharp rise in COVID-19 cases, with Premier John Horgan singling out young people for not following guidelines, and telling them, "Do not blow this for the rest of us." Justin Kulik, a student at the University of British Columbia, objects to the premier's charge; and we discuss what's…
 
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