The National

The National is CBC's flagship news program, featuring in depth and original journalism, with hosts Adrienne Arsenault and Ian Hanomansing in Toronto, Rosemary Barton in Ottawa, and Andrew Chang in Vancouver.

Visit the show website

Episodes

The National The U.K. could ban social media sites in the wake of teen's death

The suicide of a young girl in the U.K. is prompting a heated debate about the responsibility of social media sites to remove harmful content. Her family says she had been viewing disturbing content about self harm on Instagram and Pinterest. Now the British government is considering banning certain platforms if companies don't comply.
  • 2019
  • 00:02:12
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/12/2019

The National Wind chill myths: The cold truth behind a go-to measure

Meteorologists give a cold shoulder to the 'feels like' wind chill system. Some say the subjective, inaccurate and misleading numerical expression ought to be replaced.
  • 2019
  • 00:02:03
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/12/2019

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 How science says drawing will help you retain information better

It's been said that "a picture is worth a thousand words," and this might be more true than we realize, especially when it comes to our thinking and memory.
  • 2019
  • 00:02:31
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/11/2019

The National How changing language could help in the fight against opioids

If you had any doubt about whether Canada's opioid crisis was getting better or worse, the latest numbers tell a big part of that story: it's still out of control. More than 9,000 people died between January 2016 and June 2018. There's a lot of talk about how to turn things around, but there may be another side to it ...
  • 2018
  • 00:02:33
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/11/2019

The National How do you feed a world dealing with climate change?

As the planet keeps on warming, new technology aims to mitigate climate change to some extent. However, some warming has already happened. With more to come, people will need to adapt. Consider the stakes in Africa. Countries there already import billions worth of food. If the deserts keep encroaching, if the droughts get worse, feeding people will get harder and ...
  • 2018
  • 00:04:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/01/2019

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

The National Shelter aims to help growing number of refugees arriving as unaccompanied minors

Refugee advocates say that over the past 20 years there's been an increase in the number of unaccompanied youths arriving in Canada. These minors face the dual challenge of adapting to their new environment while also being children missing their parents. For those alone and with nowhere to go, a Toronto shelter looks to give them the support they need. 
  • 2019
  • 00:04:10
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/01/2019

The National The resurgence of poetry through a modern medium

Poetry is having a huge surge, largely through the growing popularity of so-called "Insta-poets." These young writers built their audience using Instagram, and have now drifted into the world of celebrity, gracing the front rows of fashion shows and getting celebrity endorsements.
  • 2018
  • 00:02:44
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/01/2019

The National Ottawa unveils air passenger bill of rights

The federal government released draft rules aimed at forcing airlines to provide better customer service, including possible compensation for passengers who are bumped from flights due to overbooking.
  • 2018
  • 00:05:48
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/01/2019