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(Short Cuts) Newspocalypse Now

Ep. 943

CBC makes huge cuts - with plans to eliminate 600 positions. Is it time for a good hard look in the mirror to figure out what its future could look like? And Pierre Poilievre turns to documentary film to explain the housing crisis. 


Host: Jesse Brown

Credits: Aviva Lessard (Producer), Caleb Thompson (Audio Editor and Technical Producer), Annette Ejiofor (Managing Editor), Karyn Pugliese (Editor-in-Chief)

Guest: Paul Wells

 

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  • 965. (Short Cuts) The Oliphant in the Room

    36:58
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  • 32. (Détours) Yara El-Ghadban : le deuil, mais aussi les rêves

    50:33
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    46:31
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    36:33
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