The Weekly

From political pressure and corporate interests, to technological manipulation and old-fashioned spin, The Weekly reveals what’s really at play behind the big stories of the day. The 30-minute program provides a deeper understanding of what’s happening in the world each week by illuminating the influences driving it and the influencers pushing the buttons and pulling the strings. Wendy Mesley goes behind the headlines to reveal hidden and sometimes surprising forces shaping the news, our world – and ultimately, you.

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Episodes

The Weekly The dirty truth about recycling New

Canadians are among the world’s top producers of plastic waste, but a lot of what gets put in a blue box doesn’t actually end up getting recycled. A large portion of what people think is being recycled is sent overseas to countries such as the Philippines or Malaysia where it ends up in illegal junkwards. The Weekly’s Wendy Mesley speaks ...
  • 2019
  • 00:10:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/28/2019

The Weekly Zeynep Tufekci on Facebook's business model

Socio-technologist Zeynep Tufekci says Facebook’s business model is problematic. She tells the CBC’s Wendy Mesley that your data can be used to identify your politics and your personal weaknesses – even if you have never disclosed it.
  • 2018
  • 00:06:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/23/2018