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A politics show for people who hate politics.

    PANDEMIC 9 - Mend the World

    PANDEMIC 9 - Mend the World

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    After a stroke left him locked in his own body, Rabbi Ronnie Cahana has found ways to lead an incredibly full life. Then the pandemic came. It swept through Quebec, leaving a trail of devastation. Today, Rabbi Cahana is one of the thousands of Quebeckers left stranded in the middle of one of the worst disasters in modern Canadian history.
     
    COMMONS: Pandemic is currently focusing on how COVID-19 is affecting long-term care in Canada.
    Featured in this episode: Aaron Derfel (Montreal Gazette), Tamara Sussman, Kitra Cahana, Ronnie Cahana
    To learn more:
    “Once a retirement plum for Quebec elders, nursing homes are now symbols of neglect” by Les Perreaux in The Globe and Mail
    “The incredible stupidity of not putting Dr. Joanne Liu in charge of Quebec’s response to the coronavirus” by André Noël in Ricochet
    “How Montreal's CHSLDs mirrored the Diamond Princess outbreak” by Aaron Derfel in the Montreal Gazette
     
    This episode is sponsored by Wealthbar
    Additional music from Audio Network
    “I Am a Man Who Will Fight for Your Honor” by Chris Zabriskie, adapted.

    • 37 分鐘
    PANDEMIC 8 - Hunger Strike

    PANDEMIC 8 - Hunger Strike

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    Innis Ingram’s mother is his hero. But today, she’s living in one of the worst hit long-term care homes in Ontario. She has a terminal illness. Dozens and dozens of people around her have died, including her friend and roommate. And she’s had minimal human contact for three months. But even though he can’t be there with her, Innis is determined to get her the care she needs.
     
    COMMONS: Pandemic is currently focusing on how COVID-19 is affecting long-term care in Canada.
    Featured in this episode: Innis Ingram, Nathan Stall
     
    To learn more:
    “Ontario LTC whistle-blower saw many incidents of verbal abuse and forced feeding” by Jill Mahoney and Karen Howlett” in The Globe and Mail
    “It’s time to let families visit long-term care homes” by André Picard in The Globe and Mail
    “Some Ontario doctors, families worry rules for care home visits causing harm to residents” in CBC News
     
    This episode is sponsored by Freshbooks
    Additional music from Audio Network
    “Western Shores” by Philipp Weigl, adapted

    • 24 分鐘
    BONUS: The Honest Fakery of Wrestling

    BONUS: The Honest Fakery of Wrestling

    We take a break from our PANDEMIC season with an extended interview with Damian Abraham, a guest from our episode about Canada's wrestling dynasty, The Harts. Damian explains the art of juggling the real and the fake, wrestling's dying language and how Canadians helped build World Wrestling Entertainment.

    • 7 分鐘
    PANDEMIC 7 - The Frontline

    PANDEMIC 7 - The Frontline

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    Long-term care workers are in the vanguard in the war against COVID-19. They’re not the kinds of workers who get movies or TV shows made about them. In fact, their stories are rarely told. But not only are they battling heroically against this pandemic. They’re fighting for recognition and respect within a system built to marginalize them. 
    COMMONS: Pandemic is currently focusing on how COVID-19 is affecting long-term care in Canada.
     
    Featured in this episode: Joadel Concepcion, Joanna Bulatao, Lisa Burke, Naomi Lightman, Zaid Noorsumar
    To learn more:
    “‘We are dropping like flies,’ says Ontario home care nurse” by Zaid Noorsumar in Rank and File
    “Fear and exhaustion: Working as a PSW in long-term care during the coronavirus” by Alanna Mitchell in Maclean’s
    “Comparing Care Regimes: Worker Characteristics and Wage Penalties in the Global Care Chain” by Naomi Lightman in Social Politics: International Studies in Gender, State & Society
     
    This episode is sponsored by Freshbooks
    Additional music from Audio Network

    • 26 分鐘
    PANDEMIC 6 - Northwood

    PANDEMIC 6 - Northwood

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    Over the last two months, Nova Scotians have endured tragedy upon tragedy. The worst mass murder in modern Canadian history. A helicopter crash and the death of a Snowbirds’ pilot. And all the while, COVID-19 ravaged the biggest long-term care home in Atlantic Canada.
    COMMONS: Pandemic is currently focusing on how COVID-19 is affecting long-term care in Canada.
     
    Featured in this episode: Jennifer Henderson (Halifax Examiner), Janice Keefe
    To learn more:
    “Nova Scotia's lives lost to the COVID-19 pandemic” by Taryn Grant, Cassidy Chisholm, Elizabeth Chiu and Alex Cooke in CBC Nova Scotia
    “The Northwood board has been expressing “grave concern” about double occupancy rooms for years” by Jennifer Henderson in the Halifax Examiner
    “Strang, union clash over COVID-19 concerns at Northwood” by John McPhee in The Chronicle Herald
     
    This episode is sponsored by Wealthbar 
    Additional music from Audio Network
    “I Am a Man Who Will Fight for Your Honor” by Chris Zabriskie, adapted.

    • 31 分鐘
    PANDEMIC 5 - Shirley and Tracy

    PANDEMIC 5 - Shirley and Tracy

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    Tracy Rowley lost her surrogate mother to COVID-19 in a long-term care facility. But she’s determined that Shirley Egerdeen doesn’t become just another statistic. Tracy’s suing the company that runs the home. But one of the strangest things in this story is exactly who owns them.
    COMMONS: Pandemic is currently focusing on how COVID-19 is affecting long-term care in Canada.

    • 28 分鐘

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