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Voice of the Pioneer Black refugees in Ontario

Prof. Daniel Hill continues in the second of a 1979 four-part series of interviews on black history in Ontario with CBC Radio's Bill McNeil. Hill talks about the community volunteer groups that worked so hard to help black refugees arriving in Ontario on the Underground Railway in the mid-19th century, why Ontario was their main destination, the basis of the ...
  • 1979
  • 00:09:13
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/03/2019

The National Trudeau delivers official apology for Canada's role in the MS St. Louis

The Nazi regime of Adolf Hitler tested the limits of Canada's humanity in the lead up to the Second World War and Canada's government failed that test "miserably," Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said. Trudeau made an apology in the House of Commons for the 1939 decision by the Canadian government to turn away a boatload of German Jews seeking refuge ...
  • 2018
  • 00:06:17
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/03/2019

The National Private George Price: Paying homage to a fallen Canadian

This year's Remembrance Day marks 100 years since the end of the First World War. In this week's Dispatch, the CBC's Nahlah Ayed travels to Belgium to bring us the story of Canadian Private George Price, the last British Empire soldier killed in the First World War.
  • 2018
  • 00:09:55
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/03/2019

The National Woman learns names of three Canadian soldiers who saved her life during WWII

A photo captures the moment in time that transformed the lives of three Canadian soldiers and a baby girl during the Second World War. The baby was abandoned by her mother, the soldiers found her before being separated by an ocean. Now they're sharing a reunion — of sorts.
  • 2019
  • 00:04:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/12/2019

The National Canadian archeologists part of major discovery that could rewrite history

It's a region on the border of war, but that hasn't stopped a team of Canadian archeologists from trying to solve a mystery in southern Turkey. And now, after decades of digging, they've made a major discovery — one that reveals the powerful role of women, and it could rewrite history.
  • 2019
  • 00:03:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/01/2019

News in Review - November 2018 Venezuelan Migrants: Colombia's Crisis

It’s one of the biggest migrations on earth. More than 1.5 million Venezuelans have fled their homeland since 2015. Most head to Colombia in the hopes they can find jobs and food for their families. But the influx of the mass migration is putting serious strain on Colombia’s resources. And while the United Nations struggle to find ways to assist, ...
  • 2018
  • 00:15:47
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/04/2018

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News in Review - November 2018 Carl Lutz: The Swiss Schindler

During the Second World War, Oskar Schindler, a German industrialist and Nazi officer, was credited with saving 1,200 Jews. His story was told by director Steven Spielberg in the award-winning movie Schindler's List. Yet to this day, few know the name of Carl Lutz. Tens of thousands of Hungarian Jews owe their lives to this modest Swiss diplomat, among them two ...
  • 2018
  • 00:10:26
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/29/2018

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The National From resistance to resignation in Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s resistance movement is quieter than it was four years ago, but CBC’s Saša Petricic spoke to some of the people taking the risk to fight for democracy.
  • 2018
  • 00:05:03
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2018

News in Review - September 2018 Canadian Peacekeepers: Mission to Mali

Canadian troops have joined the UN peacekeeping mission to Mali. While only a one-year mission, it could be one of the toughest our troops have faced. Mali is considered the deadliest peacekeeping mission to date, with 170 peacekeepers killed there since 2013. The landlocked West African country has been torn apart by ethnic insurgency and terrorist groups since 2012. The ...
  • 2018
  • 00:14:54
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/10/2018

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The National Trump's America First foreign policy comes with global stakes

Donald Trump's America First approach to foreign policy comes with global stakes, as the president angers U.S. allies with tariffs and other questionable decisions.
  • 2018
  • 00:08:55
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/27/2018

The National Rare access inside war-torn Syria

Accompanied by Syrian government forces, reporter Margaret Evans takes us inside the refugee camp of Yarmouk, just south of central Damascus, where the Syrian army has nearly regained control.
  • 2018
  • 00:05:38
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/03/2018

CBC Docs POV The Way Out

More than 100 Canadians have left home to join the war in Syria, to become members of Daesh (also known as ISIS, ISIL). One of them was a 19-year-old Montreal woman — referred to in the documentary as Amina — who left in November 2014, shocking her mother with the news only after she’d left the country. On arrival, she ...
  • 2017
  • 00:44:10
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/28/2018

News in Review - March 2018 Power Plays: The Tangled Politics of Lebanon

Lebanon may be a small country, but it’s a major player in Middle East politics. But what’s happening there lately is actually less about Lebanon and more about the big powers of Iran and Saudi Arabia. Lebanon is also Hezbollah heartland. Founded in 1982, Hezbollah, which stands for Party of God, was formed to resist Israeli occupation. But with its ...
  • 2018
  • 00:13:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/27/2018

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CBC News The educational value of Assassin's Creed

There's educational value within the video game Assassin's Creed, underneath the violence and gore. Assassin's Creed is a video game series developed by Ubisoft Montreal, praised not only by both gamers for its gameplay, but also by teachers for its rich and accurate historical detailing. In fact, the story has so much educational value that the game's developers are adapting ...
  • 2018
  • 00:02:43
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/27/2018

The National British suffrage movement celebrates 100 years

The British suffrage movement is celebrating 100 years of voting for women and looks at what struggles still lie ahead.
  • 2018
  • 00:06:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/27/2018

News in Review - February 2018 Raqqa in Ruins: Former ISIS Capital Reclaimed

Raqqa was once a thriving city in Syria; until 2014, when the jihadist group ISIS declared it as its self-proclaimed capital. In 2017, the battle for Raqqa began with Russian and Syrian bombers providing air strikes and the U.S. led Syrian Democratic Forces on the ground. The battle took many months, but eventually ISIS was driven out. The city is ...
  • 2018
  • 00:18:36
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 02/22/2018

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News in Review - January 2018 After Maria: Puerto Rico Struggles to Rebuild

The summer of 2017 was devastating for the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico. The island was already struggling from an economic crisis when two back to back hurricanes hit. The second, Maria, battered the island, tearing out its already fragile infrastructure – including electricity and water. Two months later, recovery is slow and island residents feel forgotten.
  • 2018
  • 00:18:57
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/26/2018

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News in Review - January 2018 North Korea: A Growing Threat to World Peace​

North Korea is an isolated and secretive country. Its leader, Kim Jong-un, took power in 2011 after the death of his father, Kim Jong-il. Since then, he has doggedly pursued the development of a nuclear bomb. The United States has long been considered the deterrent to other nations developing nuclear weapons. But that hasn’t stopped Kim. In 2017, North Korea ...
  • 2018
  • 00:19:06
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/26/2018

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The Nature of Things Lost Secrets of the Pyramid

The Great Pyramid of Egypt may be humanity’s greatest achievement. It’s a skyscraper of stone built without computers or complex machinery. This super-sized tomb has fascinated historians and archeologists for centuries. Now the secrets of the pyramid could finally be exposed, thanks to a series of astonishing new findings. Egyptologists are unearthing evidence across the country to reveal a story ...
  • 2017
  • 00:44:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/11/2017

CBC | Radio-Canada Documentary Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas

An offbeat, irreverent documentary that tells the story of a group of Jewish songwriters, including Irving Berlin, Mel Tormé, Jay Livingston, Ray Evans, Gloria Shayne Baker and Johnny Marks, who wrote the soundtrack to the world’s most musical holiday. It’s an amazing look at the 20th century North American immigrant experience and the extraordinary outburst of musical energy from the ...
  • 2017
  • 00:44:10
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/08/2017

CBC Docs POV Mohamed Fahmy: Half Free

Set against the spectre of growing global terrorism, and in an era of vicious attacks on press freedom around the world, Mohamed Fahmy: Half Free is a character study of a Canadian-Egyptian journalist who was jailed for pursuing the truth. With exclusive interviews with some of the world’s most respected journalists who worked alongside Fahmy covering the Arab Spring, the documentary is ...
  • 2017
  • 00:44:10
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/29/2017

The Nature of Things Secrets from the Ice

All over the world the climate is changing and glaciers are melting out incredible discoveries. In Canada’s Yukon, finds have included weapons, bones and the preserved body of a man, centuries old, complete with his clothing, his personal possessions and even the contents of his last meal in his stomach. He was named Kwäday Dän Ts'ìnchi: Long Ago Man Found. ...
  • 2017
  • 00:44:10
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/28/2017

News in Review - November 2017 The Rohingya Crisis: Is this Ethnic Cleansing?

The Rohingya people have been described as the most persecuted minority in the world. They are an ethnic group of about one million who have lived for centuries in Myanmar – formerly Burma. They are not considered citizens and many are of the Muslim faith. In the summer of 2017 hundreds of thousands of Rohingya fled their homes, headed for ...
  • 2017
  • 00:17:23
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/27/2017

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The Fifth Estate The Truth Smugglers: The Disappeared in Syria

They are crimes a regime wants to keep secret: tens of thousands of Syrians have “disappeared” in the past six years of civil war, swept away to government prisons and detention centres to be interrogated, tortured and worse. The Fifth Estate tells their stories – and looks at the people who risk their lives to expose the truth about these and other ...
  • 2017
  • 00:45:12
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 11/22/2017

News in Review - October 2017 Violence in Virginia: The Rise of the Alt-Right

In August 2017 a quaint college town in Virginia became the epicentre of America’s cultural and racial divide. White nationalists clashed violently with counter protesters. One woman died after a car was deliberately driven into the crowds. Dozens were injured. But what led to this seeming re-emergence of virulent racism and white supremacy? And is this strictly an American problem? ...
  • 2017
  • 00:19:07
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  • Added on: 10/18/2017

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