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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, Sat. 06 Feb., 2016

Your hosts, Lynn, Levon, Marc Khadye Beye This week a special appearance from Khadye Beye, who is our web editor. She is putting together a website specifically geared to black history month, celebrated every February in Canada, the US, and» 

The LINK Online, Sat., Jan.30, 2016

Your hosts this week, regular team members Lynn, Levon, Marc Facial features and eyes are scanned at a biometric kiosk in San Diego, California. Canada plans to expand biometric screening at border crossings © Denis Poroy/AP Photo It seems that more» 

The LINK Online: Sat. 23 Jan., 2016

Your hosts this week, Lynn, Levon, and Marc Oxfam says the revenues that African countries lose to tax havens could save the lives of four million children and 200,000 mothers, and could educate every child in Africa © Oxfam Who hasn’t» 

the LINK Online, Sat. 16 Jan., 2016

Your hosts this week, Lynn, Levon, and Marc Syrian refugee children are seen during a lesson at Fatih Sultan Mehmet School in Karapurcek district of Ankara, Turkey, October 2, 2015. Out of 640,000 Syrian children in Turkey, 400,000 are not» 

the LINK Online, Sat. Jan. 09, 2016

Your hosts this edition, Lynn, Levon and Marc Canadian John Beeden bacame the first man to row across the Pacific Ocean, a journey that took him 209 days to complete. © courtesy J Beeden The spirit of adventure and daring lives» 

A look back at who and what made news in 2015

A look back at 2015 through the prism of Radio Canada International reportage finds two names dominating the news: Justin Trudeau and Stephen Harper. For Mr. Trudeau, 2015 was a very good year, as good as it is may ever» 

The LINK Online, Sat. Dec 26, 2015

With just a few days left before the New Year, your hosts in this last show of 2015 are Terry Haig and Levon Sevunts. The Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker Louis S. St-Laurent makes its way through the ice in Baffin» 

The LINK Online Dec 19, 2015

With just a few days left before Christmas your hosts are Lynn, Levon and Marc A technician prepares the OLA sensor head for testing at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Baltimore, Maryland. © Hand-out (Photo: NASA / Goddard / Debora» 

The LINK Online Sat., Dec.14, 2015

Your hosts, Lynn Levon, and Marc Security agencies would like to have limits on the use of encryption or to have technology so they can get past it to investigate threats. © Eugenio Marongiu/Shutterstock  After the Paris attacks and several other» 

The LINK Online Dec 5, 2015

Your hosts this week are Levon Carmel, and Marc A new technology, derived from a process discovered in bacteria, now means scientists can easily manipulate genetic codes, for any living thing, plants, animals, and humans © Feng Zhange, McGovern Institure for»