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This week on Context: Faith and politics

The school year in Canada has had a tragic start. Hamilton has been shocked by the stabbing death of 14-year-old Devan Selvey who was stabbed to death in fron…

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Resilience in the face of tragedy

  The ravages of war and famine, the horror of living through a category 5 hurricane, and the call for us to care - even for those we don't know. We ta…

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Fan culture communities (Episode 1830)

BELONGING AND COMMUNITY - We all need it! But when many of us began stepping out of our physical communities and into the online digital personas and commu…

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Is university worth it? (Episode 1828)

"Get a good education," have always been word to the wise, but as we've seen in the U.S. college admissions scandal, some parents will do anything to get thei…

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Suffering in Sri Lanka (Episode 1825)

A bloody Sunday at another place of worship. This time, a terrorist attack in several places throughout the island of Sri Lanka. Three churches and 3 hotels …

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Inside China (Episode 1815)

Tensions continue to mount between Canada and China over Huawei CFO, Meng Wanzhou's extradition to the U.S. Wanzhou has been under house arrest in Vancouver …

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Running from Religion (Episode 1814)

THIS WEEK ON CONTEXT - RUNNING FROM RELIGION   Saudi teenager, Rahaf Mohammed fled from her country - and her religion - claiming she faced certai…

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Season in review (Episode 1810)

Tonight on Context - a look back at the stories that resonated with us this season. From how Canada's faith communities felt about the legalization of cannabis,…

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Opioids: Parents speak out (Episode 1807)

Sheila’s son was found in a Tim Horton’s washroom. He was dragged outside onto a snowbank where a good samaritan saved his life. Sheila’s son lived. But many…

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Inside the Rohingya Crisis (Episode 1802)

Molly Thomas goes to the largest refugee camp in the world. Cox's Bazar in Bangladesh is where over one million Rohingya Muslims have fled after facing unspeaka…

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The social media pulpit (Ep. 1732)

There's a complex, high tech tug of war going on for our attention. How do we go about searching where the right voices are in the hundreds of social media pulp…

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Context: The new space race (Ep. 1719)

Following the Space X launch of Elon Musk's Falcon Heavy rocket launch, Context goes beyond the headlines to find the deeper meaning of space exploration an…

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Context: Treaty people pain (Ep. 1718)

A jury of his peers declared a 'not guilty' verdict for Saskatchewan farmer Gerald Stanley. The 56 year old Mr Stanley said his pistol fired accidentally killin…

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Context: #METOO (Ep. 1715)

A paradigm shift, a tipping point - a modern day phenomenon as millions of women and men march together to dismantle the imbalance of power. The #METTOO movemen…

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Context: Relics and Saints (Ep. 1714)

The mystery of Icons and Relics - symbols that bring us closer to the power they invoke... why do they inspire us?  Today on Context … The hand and forearm o…

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Context: Prison Watch (Ep. 1711)

Experts, and a new report say Canada’s prison system is in disarray. Close to 40 thousand families are affected by someone in prison. There is trouble brewing i…

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Context: Income Inequality (Ep. 1708)

Nowhere to Call Home is a photographic journey led by 17-year-old Leah Denbok and her dad, Tim Denbok who have sparked international attention through their ret…

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Context:  Guns and God (Ep.1707)

This week: Molly Thomas brings us stories from Sutherland Springs, Texas where a massacre took place inside a small-town church. Sheldon Neil visits a gun s…

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C-Shift: The Power of Story

C-Shift is a new, half-hour program that travels back in time through the news archives of Context – with host and broadcast journalist Lorna Dueck.  Each w…

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C-Shift: Artificial Intelligence

C-Shift is a new, half-hour program that travels back in time through the news archives of Context – with host and broadcast journalist Lorna Dueck.  Each w…

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C-Shift: Burning Man

C-Shift is a new, half-hour program that travels back in time through the news archives of Context – with host and broadcast journalist Lorna Dueck.  Each wee…

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C-Shift: Bullying And The Bystanders

C-Shift is a new, half-hour program that travels back in time through the news archives of Context – with host and broadcast journalist Lorna Dueck.  Each w…

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C-Shift: The Trauma of PTSD

C-Shift is a new, half-hour program that travels back in time through the news archives of Context – with host and broadcast journalist Lorna Dueck.  Each w…

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C-Shift: Prostitution

This week we look at prostitution and what has shifted in the oldest profession that has made it possible for women to speak out about victimization, for po…

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C-Shift: Heroes

Superheroes abound in popular culture! Their archetypes thrill us, keeping us on the edge of our seats as Hollywood spends billions of dollars a year showca…