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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.

    Why Trump is going after WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

    Why Trump is going after WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

    On Monday, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange appeared at a London courthouse to fight extradition to the United States where he faces accusations of hacking and breaches of the Espionage Act. These hearings will determine whether Assange, who published top secret communications by the U.S. government, will continue to be held in custody and where. His case is being described as pivotal moment for the future of the free press and free speech in the U.S. Today, we’re joined by Stephen Rohde, a constitutional lawyer and former chair of the Southern California branch of the American Civil Liberties Union, who explains how we got here and what’s at stake.

    • 27 min
    Skyrocketing rent has millennials thinking of leaving the big city

    Skyrocketing rent has millennials thinking of leaving the big city

    Toronto has recently been deemed less affordable to live in than London or San Francisco. And as the average cost of rent in the city is expected to climb another 7 per cent this year and rental vacancy rates are the lowest they’ve been since 2002, many people are grappling with whether they can continue living here. Journalist and playwright Graham Isador joins the show to share his experience with Toronto’s rental market — having lived in 10 different apartments in 13 years — and the toll that this housing insecurity has taken on him and the city he fell in love with. 

    • 30 min
    Elliot’s Addiction

    Elliot’s Addiction

    An estimated six million Canadians will meet the criteria for substance use disorder in their lifetime. Elliot Hudson is one of them. Guest host Jane Gerster has been following Elliot in and out of jail for the last 18 months as he tries to sober up.  

    Today, what one man’s struggle with addiction reveals about the downside to society’s love for feel-good sobriety narratives.

    To read more, visit Imprisoned by Addiction at GlobalNews.ca.

    • 16 min
    Amid the Wet’suwet’en standoff, a look back at the Oka crisis

    Amid the Wet’suwet’en standoff, a look back at the Oka crisis

    The standoff between supporters of the Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs and the RCMP has become a full-blown national crisis. The RCMP has been trying to enforce a BC Supreme Court injunction to allow workers from Coastal Gaslink to start working on a pipeline that would run through unceded Wet'suwet'en territory. Solidarity protests have popped up across the country, crippling Canada’s rail network. Amid all this, politicians and indigenous leaders have been warning that we can’t have another Oka crisis. Today, a look back at that crisis in 1990, and the lessons the Canadian government can take from it.

    • 21 min
    A conversation with Desmond Cole: Confronting systemic racism in Canada

    A conversation with Desmond Cole: Confronting systemic racism in Canada

    Desmond Cole is a Toronto-based journalist and activist, and one of the most well known voices in Canada on anti-Black racism. In 2015, Desmond wrote a cover story for Toronto Life magazine called The Skin I’m In, about how he had been interrogated by police more than 50 times. The piece was an urgent wake-up call for people who had been ignoring the issue of racial profiling by the cops. Now, in his new book called The Skin We’re In: A Year of Black Resistance and Power, Desmond chronicles the year 2017. Host Tamara Khandaker and Desmond sit down to talk about everything from his childhood, to what activism means, to the role that media plays in upholding systemic racism in our institutions . . . and much more.

    • 37 min
    Peak astrology: An ex-astrologist on why millennials are so obsessed

    Peak astrology: An ex-astrologist on why millennials are so obsessed

    Astrology’s really had a resurgence in recent years, and millennials are clinging to it like no one else. They're relying on it for everything from love advice, to help making basic life choices. Today, host Tamara Khandaker speaks with ex-astrologist Felicity Carter about why astrology is on the rise again, the booming business fuelling it, and why she ultimately ended up quitting.

    • 26 min

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