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The Link

The Link Online connects you to the English-language section at RCI  Every week, we present stories specially selected by the team.

We offer additional context and we read some of your comments.

It makes for an informative and entertaining half-hour full of news about Canada and Canadians from coast to coast to coast

Wojtek Gwiazda

Wojtek Gwiazda is a veteran award-winning broadcast and print journalist. As one of RCI’s senior host-producers he focused mainly on news and current affairs programming. He has hosted a variety of programmes, including MASALA CANADA, the Indo-Canadian Report, Canada in the World, North Country, and The Music Shop (a Canadian rock music show). Before joining RCI, he worked extensively for Canada’s national public broadcaster CBC radio, as well as for publications such as The Montreal Gazette, Cinema Canada Magazine, and Canadian Business Magazine. He produced a program on the history of Quebec song for Canada’s national French radio service Radio-Canada, and was an on-air music columnist at the service. He retired from RCI in July, 2015 and can be reached at wojtekgwiazdamtl@gmail.com or on Twitter at @WojtekGwiazda

Lynn Desjardins

Born and raised in Montreal, Quebec, Lynn has dedicated her working life to journalism. After decades in the field, she still believes journalism to be a pillar of democracy and she remains committed to telling stories she believes are important or interesting. Lynn loves Canada and embraces all seasons: skiing, skating, and sledding in winter, hiking, swimming and playing tennis in summer and running all the time. She is a voracious consumer of Canadian literature, public radio programs and classical music. Family and friends are most important. Good and unusual foods are fun. She travels when possible and enjoys the wilderness.

Marc Montgomery

With a passion for anything antique with an engine, and for Canadian and world history, Marc comes with a wealth of media experience. After DJ work at private radio in southern Ontario, and with experience in Canadian Forces radio and tv in Europe, the state broadcaster in Austria (Radio 3), and the CBC in Ottawa and Montreal, he was the host of the immensely popular CBC and RCI show, "The Link". He is now part of the new RCI online team producing stories from and about Canada from coast to coast.

The LINK Online, Sun. Jan 14, 2018

Your hosts, Lynn, Marie-Claude, Levon, and Marc  (video of show at bottom). A growing body of research shows that over-immersion in smartphones can lead to depression, lack of sleep, difficulty concentrating and even suicide. © Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images New concerns about» 

The LINK Online, Jan. 7, 2018

Your hosts, Lynn, Marie-Claude, Levon, and Marc (video of show at bottom) Breast cancer is the leading type of cancer and cause of cancer deaths in women worldwide. Nearly 1.4 million new cases are diagnosed each year. To a much» 

The LINK Online, Sun 31 Dec, 2017

Your host: Terry Haig. For the second year in a row, rock singer Gord Downie, the front man for the Kingston, Ontario-based band, the Tragically Hip, was named Canada’s Newsmaker of the Year–for reasons that remain extremely sad. In May» 

The LINK Online, Sun 24 Dec, 2017

Your hosts, Levon, Terry, Marie-Claude, and  Marc     (video at bottom) New research from the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute is using one virus to kill others in the fight against HIV-AIDS. Early results indicate real promise. © OHRI Researchers in Ottawa» 

The LINK Online, Dec.17, 2017

Your hosts Lynn, Levon, Marie-Claude, Marc (video of show at bottom) While Canada is discouraging the use of coal at home and around the world, pension funds and corporations are investing in it. © PC/Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press/file The use of» 

The LINK Online, Dec.10, 2017

Your hosts today Lynn, Levon, Marc (Video of show at bottom) In the absence of direct verbal communication, some men may consider many factors in judging whether there is sexual consent, according to a recent study ©  The media is» 

The LINK Online Sunday Dec. 3, 2017

Your hosts Lynn, Marie-Claude, Levon, Marc (Video of show at bottom) (all items are excerpts of longer interviews available in the highlights section: Comments open on all stories at bottom of page) Daesh is crumbling and there are concerns about» 

The LINK Online, Sun. Nov. 26, 2017

Your hosts, Lynn, Levon, Marie-Claude, Marc (Video of show at bottom) U.S. changes could make some content more difficult, slower or more expensive to access for users worldwide. The words “net neutrality” may not mean much to most people, but» 

the LINK Online: Sun. Nov. 19, 2017

Your hosts, Lynn, Levon, Marie-Claude, and Marc (video of show at bottom) There is an international coalition campaigning to ban fully autonomous weapons © CBC They are killers, and they operate and make decisions by themselves on when and where and» 

The LINK Online, Sun. Nov 12, 2017

Your hosts, Lynn, Levon, Marie-Claude and Marc (Video of show at bottom) Canadian gunners struggle to free an 18pdr field gun which has sunk into mud © Painted by Lieutenant Alfred Theodore Joseph Bastien It is often cited as the worst»