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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…

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C-Shift: Environment

THIS WEEK we take a look at the ENVIRONMENT and talk with experts past and present. From Margaret Atwood on her book, Year of the Flood, which is the second b…

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Context: Behaving Badly (Ep. 1617)

A David versus Goliath story - How a Canadian columnist took on Fox powerhouse host Bill O'Reilly.  Is bad behaviour increasingly being called to the carpet…

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Context: Age of Anxiety (Ep. 1610)

Is the news making us anxious? What about giving up the news for lent? Is it better for the soul to learn less about the world around you? We discuss news n…

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Episode 1606: Concussions in Sports

Context TV brings you an in-depth look at the impact of concussions in sport – beginning the conversation with a panel from Boston featuring, Tim Fleiszer, fo…

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Context: Trump and Canada (Ep. 1603)

On January 20th, 2017 Donald Trump became the 45th President of the United States, beginning a four-year term along with Mike Pence as Vice President. What …

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Context: Opioid Crisis (Ep. 1602)

This week host, Lorna Dueck, sits down with Canada’s Federal Health Minister, the Honorable Jane Philpott, to discuss the opioid crisis facing our nation. …

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Context: Celebrating Fathers (Ep. 1534)

What makes a good Dad? And what does faith have to do with it? This week on Context we celebrate fathers, talking with home reno television personality Paul…

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Context: The Power of Story (Ep. 1533)

There is no artistic force more powerful in this world, than story.  Today on Context, we talk to three of Canada's most important authors about the power…

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Context: Mother’s Day (Ep. 1532)

We're celebrating Mother's Day at Context, we're taking an in-depth look at the Supermom! LORNA'S WRAP As we reflect on Mother's Day—my closing ad…

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Context: Making Canada Great (Ep. 1530)

What makes Canada great? It's more than maple syrup and donuts. Joining us to talk Canadian greatness—Hockey hero, Paul Henderson, Rookie Blue actress, Miss…

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Context: Tough Times (Ep. 1529)

Recession, deficits and thousands of jobs lost. Context explores what it means to find hope while living in tough economic times. LORNA'S WRAP Who…

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Context: Risen (Ep. 1526)

Two new Hollywood films about Jesus launched just in time for Easter.  We'll talk with the star of the movie, Risen, Joseph Fiennes -- and separate fact fro…

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Context: Spanked or Spoiled (Ep. 1524)

Canada is set to revoke the spanking law, making it illegal for parents or teachers to use physical force, including spanking, on a child. We ask, is span…

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Context: Death on Demand (Ep. 1523)

Death-on-Demand is coming to Canada—But what will it take for all Canadians to be able to die well? We talk to palliative care experts.

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Context: Love and Destruction (Ep. 1520)

On this episode of Context: sex, money, and conflict. This Valentine's Day, guest host Sheldon Neil investigates the top reasons researchers say relationshi…

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Context: Politics And Pot (Ep. 1518)

The legalization of marijuana was part of the new PM's throne speech. This new government fully intends to 'legalize, regulate, and restrict' pot. Find out …

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Context: Mind in Crisis (Ep. 1517)

Context is in the field to find out more about helping the Mind in Crisis. Featuring celebrity chef Mark McEwan and TWLOHA founder Jamie Tworkowski.

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Context: Ageless (Ep. 1516)

On this episode of Context we hear from Ontario’s minister responsible for seniors, plus when was the last time you talked to a 101 year old? Get a peak ins…

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Context: TRC- Beyond Apology (Ep. 1515)

The Trudeau Government promises to implement all 94 Calls to Action made by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Today on special edition of Context, wh…

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Context: Christmas (Ep. 1512)

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. We'll be exploring how different cultures around the globe celebrate Christmas and the sacred meaning of the se…

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Context: Pray for Paris (Ep. 1511)

The November Paris terror attacks rocked the world and left many asking, where is God in this tragedy? Molly Thomas reports on the ground from Paris. …

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Context: Family (Ep. 1507)

No one can love us, or wound us, quite like our family. We talk to Carine McCandless, sister of Chris McCandless who's journey into the Alaskan wilderness c…

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Context: Remembrance Day (Ep. 1506)

We honour the brave men and women who sacrificed their life for our freedom and remember those who serve in Canada's military. LORNA'S WRAP One un…

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Context: Racism (Ep. 1505)

Racism in Canada—Context investigates key events of national interest here and abroad. We ask the question, is racial healing possible? LORNA'S WRA…

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Context: Francis Fever (Ep. 1504)

He has 7.5 million Twitter followers. He leads a church of 1.2 billion Christians. When Pope Francis visited the U.S., Context went on location. Our corresp…

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Context: Dying to Be Thin (Ep. 1410)

It's about dying to be thin; as millions of young women are struggling with eating disorders, researchers look to pop culture and psychological causes, pers…

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Context: After The Horror (Ep. 359)

It was a July evening, and Canadian missionaries John and Eloise Bergen were just getting ready to settle down for the night at their Kenyan home – when they fo…