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The 2020 Network, presented by Interac, is a single-subscribe podcast channel home to multiple shows dedicated to the #cdnpoli nerd in us all. The network features smart, curious, and entertaining conversations that go deeper than the headlines. Produced in-house at the Canada 2020 studios.

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The 2020 Network, presented by Interac, is a single-subscribe podcast channel home to multiple shows dedicated to the #cdnpoli nerd in us all. The network features smart, curious, and entertaining conversations that go deeper than the headlines. Produced in-house at the Canada 2020 studios.

    @Risk: Burnt Out with Dr. Katharine Smart

    @Risk: Burnt Out with Dr. Katharine Smart

    On this episode of @ Risk, Jodi Butts is joined by Dr Katharine Smart, pediatrician and President of the Canadian Medical Association to discuss whether we are doing enough to protect healthcare workers and to stand-up our healthcare system during this tenacious pandemic.

    • 47 min
    Everyday Reconciliation: Understanding Intervention

    Everyday Reconciliation: Understanding Intervention

    Colonialism isn’t yet in Canada’s rear-view mirror, especially for the First Nations of this land. Government intervention in First Nations’ governance and administration is a modern reality, and has wide-reaching effects in Indigenous communities. On this episode of Everyday Reconciliation, host Elin Miller speaks with Grand Chief of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs, Arlen Dumas, about his experience growing up on-reserve, understanding what it means for communities to be in “co-management”, and his optimism for the future of Indigenous sovereignty.Everyday Reconciliation is presented by Rio Tinto.

    • 49 min
    Open to Debate: How does structural racism shape our politics?

    Open to Debate: How does structural racism shape our politics?

    Canada is home to structural racism. As much as some might wish to exempt our provinces, cities, political parties, laws, policies, and institutions from systematic exploitation and discrimination, such practices are routine. They are embedded in the fabric of our social, political, and economic lives. To better understand how these systems work, we look to the very processes by which we are governed and ask: How does structural racism shape our politics? On this episode of Open to Debate, David Moscrop talks with Balarama Holness, Quebec politician, recent Montreal mayoral candidate, and former CFL safety. 

    • 39 min
    @Risk: Toxic Sublime with David Huebert

    @Risk: Toxic Sublime with David Huebert

    On this episode of @Risk, host Jodi Butts is joined by David Huebert, self-styled “dirty nature writer”, educator, and critic from Kjipuktuk (Halifax), to discuss his new book of short stories, Chemical Valley.

    • 40 min
    Everyday Reconciliation: Reconciling Military Service

    Everyday Reconciliation: Reconciling Military Service

    Indigenous women and men have signed up to serve and defend Canada in impressive numbers throughout history, an act that has often come at a very high price. On this episode of Everyday Reconciliation, host Elin Miller speaks to Sergeant (Sgt) (Ret'd) Derek Montour about what it means to serve your country and protect your community, and the difficulty of those two things being at odds with one another.Everyday Reconciliation is presented by Rio Tinto.

    • 52 min
    Open to Debate: What is to be done about climate policy?

    Open to Debate: What is to be done about climate policy?

    Climate change is real, it is caused by human beings, and it is an existential threat to humankind. Politicians and industry leaders now claim to be taking it seriously. Their performances often fall short of their promises. Theoretical physicist and author Steven Koonin, however, extends climate critique to scientists and the media, arguing that while climate change is real, the consensus conclusions we have reached are overstated, the science is often miscommunicated or misinterpreted, and our policies are headed in the wrong direction. At Open to Debate, we disagree with Dr. Koonin’s thesis, but we ask nonetheless: What is to be done about climate policy?On this episode of Open to Debate, David Moscrop talks with Steven Koonin, University Professor at New York University and Director of the Center for Urban Science and Progress, former Undersecretary for Science at the U.S. Department of Energy under President Obama, and author of Unsettled: What Climate Science Tells Us, What It Doesn't, and Why It Matters.

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
91 Ratings

91 Ratings

Nicole Mandel ,

Great show!

Love The 2020 Network! They produce the best content. Always interesting, and I always learn something new.

Mike Quack ,

No Second Chances got me hooked!

Learned about Canada 2020 from listening to the No Second Chances podcast with host Kate Graham. Great listening!

nicknameforgood ,

Carbon Pricing

Kind of disappointed the host didn’t ask more in-depth questions in response to some of the information handed out by the guest. Too one sided for me.

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