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News in Review - February 2021 Rewind: The Stories that Made 2020

COVID-19 is the story that everyone will remember from 2020. But there were many other important headline stories that happened in 2020, starting in January when Ukraine Flight 752 was shot down during takeoff from Tehran by an Iranian surface-to-air missile. The year also saw Canada’s largest mass shooting when 22 people were killed by a gunman in Nova Scotia. ...
  • 2021
  • 00:15:57
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/12/2021

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CBC News Looking Back: The Regina Riot

This is an eyewitness account of the 1935 On-to-Ottawa trek and the riot that ended it.
  • 2001
  • 00:05:38
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/08/2021

CBC News Looking Back: Murdered by the RCMP

Estevan-area coal miners fight for better working conditions and run head-long into the trigger-happy RCMP.
  • 1999
  • 00:04:11
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/27/2021

CBC News Looking Back: White Man's Country

Black migrants from Oklahoma came to Saskatchewan in 1910 only to face the same racism they had been trying to escape.
  • 1999
  • 00:03:57
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/27/2021

Enslaved Abolition (Episode 6)

What finally put an end to the transatlantic slave trade? In this episode, Samuel L. Jackson, Afua Hirsch and Simcha Jacobovici look at the politics and circumstances that ended the enslavement of Africans in the West. Shot on location in the United Kingdom, the United States and Grenada, this episode intercuts the politics of abolition in Britain and the American ...
  • 2020
  • 00:53:18
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/19/2021

Enslaved Resistance (Episode 5)

Find out how enslaved Africans resisted and sought freedom in Africa, in the U.S., and on the high seas. This episode investigates resistance to slavery from Ghana, to the UK, to North America where thousands of "runaways" risked their lives as part of the "Underground Railroad." The Diving with Purpose divers embark on an unprecedented investigation to positively identify a ...
  • 2020
  • 00:53:18
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/19/2021

Enslaved New World Cultures (Episode 4)

Discover how much of our global culture – from reggae to mathematical fractals — originates in Africa. Much of North American culture was born in the bowels of slave ships, where Africans of different tribal origins interacted with each other and with the Europeans that trafficked in them. Shot on location in Costa Rica, Jamaica, Ethiopia and the United States, ...
  • 2020
  • 00:53:18
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/19/2021

Enslaved Follow the Money (Episode 3)

This episode investigates the economics of the transatlantic slave trade. How did Europe's appetite for commodities like sugar and coffee cause an expansion in the slave trade? The Diving with a Purpose team goes to Suriname to dive the wreck of The Leusden. This Dutch ship represents the single greatest loss of life during the entire slave trade. As The ...
  • 2020
  • 00:53:18
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/18/2021

Enslaved Rationalization (Episode 2)

How did Europeans rationalize the practice of chattel slavery, 400 years of human trafficking and the murder of millions of Africans? In his quest to expose the history of the transatlantic slave trade, Samuel L. Jackson recruits two award-winning journalists, Simcha Jacobovici and Afua Hirsch, to go on location in the footsteps of the slavers. In the ancient world, colour ...
  • 2020
  • 00:53:18
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/18/2021

Enslaved Cultures Left Behind (Episode 1)

Having traced his DNA to the Benga people of Gabon, Hollywood icon and activist Samuel L. Jackson takes a deeply personal journey to his ancestral homeland to meet today's Benga leaders. They welcome him as a long lost son and initiate him into the tribe. Then, he goes one step further. He turns his personal odyssey into a monumental effort ...
  • 2020
  • 00:53:18
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/18/2021

News in Review - December 2020 Remembering Joyce Echaquan: Systemic Racism in Canada’s Health Care

Calls for the Quebec government to recognize and address systemic racism within the province were revived by the death of Joyce Echaquan, an Atimatekw woman who filmed as nurses at a hospital in Joliette hurled racist slurs at her before she died. Joyce’s family has announced a lawsuit and a criminal complaint against the hospital. Meanwhile, Quebec premier Francois Legault ...
  • 2020
  • 00:12:51
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/08/2021

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CBC News Looking Back: Quong Wing

In 1912, a restaurant owner in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, is fined for breaking a law that prohibited Chinese business owners from hiring white women. With the support of the Chinese community, Quong Wing fights the case all the way to the Supreme Court.
  • 1999
  • 00:04:03
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 12/31/2020

News in Review - November 2020 COVID-19: Social Inequities Exposed by the Pandemic

COVID-19 is exposing the social inequalities in our society. Socio-economic data being studied on the coronavirus pandemic is now revealing that the most at risk in our society are the poorest, living in densely populated communities, as well as low income residents and front line workers. Data is also showing those most at risk are from racialized communities. We look ...
  • 2020
  • 00:13:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/05/2020

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News in Review - November 2020 Unaffordable Cities: Canada’s Housing Crisis

Does Edmonton have the answer to the homeless crisis? Affordable rental options in Canada were already a scarcity prior to the onset of COVID-19. But the pandemic has increased the housing challenge as more people lose their jobs and government rent benefits run out. As the pandemic drags on, housing experts predict that the number of people living on the ...
  • 2020
  • 00:14:37
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/03/2020

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News in Review - October 2020 The Shooting of Jacob Blake: Protests, Boycotts and Racial Tensions

In August 2020, an African-American man named Jacob Blake was shot in the back seven times by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Protestors took to the streets demanding an end to police violence against Black people. Counter-protestors also poured into the streets bringing about clashes during which three more people were shot — two fatally. A 17-year old teenager was charged. ...
  • 2020
  • 00:14:03
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/21/2020

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News in Review - September 2020 Defunding the Police: What Does it Mean?

The police killing of George Floyd in 2020 led to worldwide protests with many people calling for an end to police violence against Black people and for the defunding of police. Research done by the CBC over a 20 year period shows that Black and Indigenous people are disproportionately represented among fatalities in encounters with police. And a majority of ...
  • 2020
  • 00:14:41
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/30/2020

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News in Review - September 2020 Systemic Racism: Does it Exist in Canada?

After the death of George Floyd under the knee of a police officer in Minneapolis in May 2020, and the global protests that followed, many began to hear the term “systemic racism.” The term suggests that many businesses, institutions and society itself is rife with underlying racism. In Canada, we tend to deny that our culture is racist, from ignoring ...
  • 2020
  • 00:10:59
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 09/30/2020

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News in Review - September 2020 George Floyd: Why He Matters

In May 2020, 46-year-old George Floyd, a Black American, died during an arrest under the knee of a White police officer. His death galvanized a nation fed up with police brutality and racism against the black population. The fury spread as hundreds of thousands of protesters and rioters took to the streets demanding change in cities across the country. Those ...
  • 2020
  • 00:16:43
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/30/2020

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News in Review - September 2020 Black Lives Matter Canada: A Call for Racial Equality

The death of George Floyd in May 2020 during an arrest in Minneapolis led to widespread protests across the U.S. and around the globe, with calls for an end to racial inequality and police violence against Black people. In Canada, thousands marched under the banner of Black Lives Matter, demanding an end to racism here too. Those protests highlighted the ...
  • 2020
  • 00:15:51
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/30/2020

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Good People with Mark Sakamoto Veterans

Host Mark Sakamoto takes a hard look at Canada's treatment of military veterans, and looks to a small entrepreneur program for inspiration.
  • 2019
  • 00:22:05
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/23/2020

Good People with Mark Sakamoto Between the Cracks

Host Mark Sakamoto investigates the homelessness crisis in Hamilton, Ontario before looking to Medicine Hat, Alberta for innovative solutions — specifically the Housing First approach.
  • 2019
  • 00:22:07
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/22/2020

CBC Radio One Raid or Liberation

In 1943, unionism came to Sudbury, Ontario in the form of the International Union of Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers, also known as Mine Mill. In an organizing drive which set a record, the Mine Mill union signed up a majority of workers within three months. By the time of this program's broadcast 20 years later, workers' wages had trebled, ...
  • 1962
  • 00:50:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/2020

News in Review - February 2020 Street Life: Canada's Homeless Crisis

You see them on the streets, under bridges and in doorways, but mostly we turn a blind eye to Canada’s homeless population. It’s a growing problem, especially in larger cities, and it’s becoming a crisis that our welfare system can’t keep up with. Shelters are full and the homeless end up trying to salvage an existence on the street. But ...
  • 2020
  • 00:16:45
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/28/2020

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CBC Docs POV The Mill

When the government of Nova Scotia announced that the Boat Harbour Effluent Treatment Facility would close on January 31, 2020, it was a huge win for the members of Pictou Landing First Nation. In 2014, a spill of untreated wastewater headed to the facility took place near a Mi’kmaq burial ground, prompting residents to set up a protest blockade that ...
  • 2019
  • 00:44:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/13/2020

CBC Docs POV Village of the Missing

How did serial killer Bruce McArthur get away with murdering numerous gay, brown-skinned men in Toronto’s gay village? The film explores a deep, 50-year antagonism between The Village and the Toronto police while highlighting the systemic problems of how missing persons cases are handled in a neighbourhood where racism is still an issue.
  • 2019
  • 00:44:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/13/2020