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July 4, 2015 Episode #0

Stories That Shape Us

More than 120,000 Canadians work full time creating Canadian stories for TV, Film and Digital Media. When Canada's broadcast regulator, the CRTC, explored how to protect that, they tangled with Google and Netflix at the 'Let's Talk TV'... see more
June 26, 2015 Episode #1401

Terror in Iraq and Syria

The face of terrorism has a new name:  ISIS, or The Islamic State. Its brutal wave of terrorist acts are provoking a global response, and has stirred a massive refugee crisis in Iraq.  Which only adds to the plight of millions... see more
June 19, 2015 Episode #1429

Trapped in Iraq

Imagine being trapped in your own country. We've heard the stories: ISIS is mutilating its own people in Iraq—no torture is too heinous, no child slave too young, and no execution too gruesome for the group. At minimum,... see more

June 12, 2015 Episode #1432

Radical Youth

Stubbornness and rebellion—not exactly new to the teenage title. But battles with isolation and alienation are taking on new forms of spirituality, producing extreme teenagers, united online like never before. Radical ads are... see more
June 5, 2015 Episode #1438

Dream Chasers

We live demanding and hurried lives. Between preparing dinner, the 9 to 5 job and picking the kids up from school, there's often no room left to pursue life goals and dreams, leaving many feeling empty and unfulfilled in their personal... see more
May 29, 2015 Episode #1431

What do Canadians Believe?

Religion in Canada is changing. One snapshot: More Canadian teens identify as Muslims than Anglican, Baptist or United Church combined. Today on CONTEXT Lorna digs deep into a new national study on what Canadians believe. We'll survey this... see more
May 22, 2015 Episode #1420

Robots

The futurists were right. What humans have done for generations, robots are taking over. Robotics have dominated industry for years—from mining to manufacturing, but now they're moving in on our social lives. Today, robot 'friends'... see more
May 15, 2015 Episode #1426

The Faces of Comedy

Hey, did you hear the one about the guy who told jokes for a living? He said it was no laughing matter. Context looks at the faces of comedy with rising star Jim Gaffigan who puts the funny in food, fatherhood, and faith. Then we sit down... see more
May 8, 2015 Episode #1436

Extreme Motherhood

Mother's Day—a time to celebrate the woman who does it all. She wipes your nose, gives great advice, and cheers you on at all your games. Mom: The real life superwoman. And motherhood: the job that never ends. Today on Context, we're... see more
May 1, 2015 Episode #1428

Prayer

Prayer: Children do it before bedtime and religions all over the world use it to speak to God -- but what exactly is prayer and is it practical in today's hectic world? For many, prayer offers us a chance to collect our thoughts and... see more

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