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A daily Global News podcast released every afternoon just in time for your commute home. The world moves way too fast and it’s easy to fall behind the news cycle. Host Tamara Khandaker takes you beyond the headlines to reveal the full story, explore new angles, ask tough questions, and talk directly to the people most affected by the big stories.

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A daily Global News podcast released every afternoon just in time for your commute home. The world moves way too fast and it’s easy to fall behind the news cycle. Host Tamara Khandaker takes you beyond the headlines to reveal the full story, explore new angles, ask tough questions, and talk directly to the people most affected by the big stories.

    Trudeau’s WE Charity debacle

    Trudeau’s WE Charity debacle

     Justin Trudeau is facing his third investigation by Canada’s ethics watchdog after outcry over a $900 million federal contract awarded to WE Charity. The controversy over the now-cancelled WE Charity government contract ramped up this week after it was revealed that Trudeau’s family members were paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to speak at WE Charity events. Today, we’re joined by Global News’ chief political correspondent David Akin to break down the debacle and what it says about Trudeau and the Liberals. 

    • 26 min
    Brazil’s Bolsonaro dismissed COVID-19, now he has it

    Brazil’s Bolsonaro dismissed COVID-19, now he has it

    Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has been downplaying the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic since the start. Then this week, he became one of the 1.6 million people in Brazil to get infected by the virus. Today, we’re talking with journalist Gustavo Ribeiro, founder of The Brazilian Report and host of Explaining Brazil Podcast, about how things got so bad in Brazil and whether Bolsonaro will take it more seriously now that he’s tested positive for COVID-19.

    • 22 min
    Is the coronavirus airborne or not?

    Is the coronavirus airborne or not?

    This week, more than 200 scientists wrote an open letter to the World Health Organization urging it to acknowledge mounting evidence that the novel coronavirus is airborne. Today, we’re joined by Dr. Colin Furness, an infection control epidemiologist, to talk about the ongoing debate over whether the virus is airborne, what this really means, and how it could impact physical distancing guidelines.

    • 23 min
    Where did 'BIPOC' come from?

    Where did 'BIPOC' come from?

    If you’ve been paying attention to conversations happening online about race, you might’ve noticed that the acronym BIPOC is suddenly everywhere. BIPOC stands for Black, Indigenous, and people of colour, and it’s meant to be inclusive and specific at the same time. But not everyone’s a fan of it. We’re joined by linguistics Phd student deandre miles-hercules to talk about the origins of BIPOC and whether it’s helpful when talking about race.

    • 20 min
    A coronavirus surge is pummelling America and Trump

    A coronavirus surge is pummelling America and Trump

    The COVID-19 case count in the U.S. has broken records over the last week. And more than 130,000 there have now died from the virus. Global News’s Washington Bureau Chief Jackson Proskow is back on the show today to talk about how the outbreak got so bad in the U.S. and what this could all mean for Donald Trump’s political future.

    • 25 min
    Why people are getting killed by cops during mental health crises

    Why people are getting killed by cops during mental health crises

    Advocates have been saying for years that police aren’t equipped to deal with mental health crisis calls. They point to a number of wellness checks that have ended up with the person in crisis getting killed. And as we talk about defunding the police, these deaths have prompted growing calls for mental health workers to be more involved in responding to these incidents. Today, we’re joined by mental health lawyer Anita Szigeti to talk about what the solutions could be.

    • 31 min

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480 Ratings

480 Ratings

Oilsandsgirl ,

Enjoyable

Great show, very informative. You have good questions and interesting guests. Has become a daily listen while at home over the past 5 mos. Keep up the good work!

Nadine 2011n ,

Love the topics

Love the topics and interesting conversations. Thank you for enlightening me on so many topics!

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Stop

Nothing new here. Predictable mainstream info repeated on every topic.

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