Levon Sevunts, Terry Haig, Marc Montgomery, Marie-Claude Simard

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Your hosts on this show: Levon, Terry, Marie-Claude, Marc (video of show at bottom)

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We start with a word of a renewed commitment by Canada’s public broadcaster CBC/Radio-Canada to reflect the diversity of the country in its on-air and other staff.

Luc Simard Radio-Canada, Director of Diversity and Community Relations

Luc Simard, director of Diversity and Community Relations at Radio-Canada, joins us to briefly update on efforts by the public broadcaster to increase its diversity and better reflect the wider Canadian society.

It was the most heralded ship in the world in the early part of last century. Its epic size and promotion was surpassed by its sudden epic tragedy in which some 1,500 lives were lost when it sank.

The greatest ship in the world became the greatest tragedy of its day, when the unsinkable Titanic sank on its maiden voyage in 1912.

The stuff of legend and mystery the wreck was only found in 1985. Now new and what may be some of the last trips down to see it will occur this summer and involve a Canadian high-tech imaging firm. This is important because the wreck is rusting so quickly it may disappear completely in a decade or so.

Marc spoke to Ron Collier of Sub C imaging in Newfoundland.

Displaced Syrian children stand outside of their tents at Kelbit refugee camp, near the Syrian-Turkish border, in Idlib province, Syria. Picture taken January 17, 2018. Osman Orsal /REUTERS

A number of international humanitarian NGO’s are sounding the alarm over the forced return of Syrian refugees back to their country, where conflict is still raging in some areas.

They say hundreds of thousands of refugees risk being pushed back in spite of fighting, devastation and general insecurity in the war-torn country.

Levon spoke with Roula K. She’s a humanitarian adviser with Save the Children Canada.

A most unusual anthem presented by Newfoundland tourism

Canada has officially changed its national anthem O Canada. Actually only two words were changed in order to make it gender neutral.  The line, “in all thy sons command” was changed to “in all of us command”.

Marie Claude however brings us something unusual from the Internet… whales singing the melody to Canada’s national anthem. Strange but true.

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