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Arts and Entertainment, International, Society

Once Our Land: graphic novel story continues

The story of an unlikely pair of survivors in a post apocalyptic world continues with the release of Once Our Land-2. Artist Peter Ricq of Vancouver pits the remaining humans in 1830’s Germany against alien invaders. The young girl and» 

Environment, Immigration & Refugees, Indigenous

Newcomers to see Indigenous film, meet actress

New Canadians will have an opportunity to screen an Indigenous film and meet its star as part of a Welcome to Canada Program, now in its 9th year. The program has presented dozens of film screenings for over 15,000 people» 

Arts and Entertainment, Health, International, Politics, Society

Hearing on the case of runner Caster Semenya and testosterone

Testosterone is  primarily a male hormone. South African gold medal winning female runner Caster Semenya apparently has a lot of testosterone naturally in her body. It’s been suggested that has given her an unfair advantage over other female athletes. The» 

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Book: Waddington-tracing the Group of Seven

Iconic Canadian landscapes found If you love art, and if you love detective stories, and especially if you love the artworks of Canada’s iconic Group of Seven. Then you’ll want this book. Back in 1977, Jim and Sue Waddington began» 

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Author Rawi Hage: Beirut Hellfire

Award winning author Rawi Hage came to our studios to talk about his new novel, “The Beirut Hellfire Society” with Marc Montgomery. The author of award-winning novels “De Niro’s Game”, “Cockroach”, and “Carnival”, his latest work draws in part on» 

Arts and Entertainment

Hockey- use the right words eh?

(commenting open on all RCI stories – scroll to bottom) Hockey is just, well, so Canadian. Sure the Russians, Czechs, Swedes, Germans, even Americans are pretty darn good internationally, and many do end up in the National Hockey League, but» 

International

Why do we watch sports?

The Olympics are almost at an end, and millions of people will have been watching on TVs around the world, in addition to those who made the effort to actually travel to the event. Playing sports is one thing, but» 

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Non-fiction: 30 years as a prison guard

“Down Inside”: A career in Canada’s federal prisons Suicides, violent beatings, horrific murders,  guards who cared, guards who didn’t, bureaucratic indifference, political meddling, Robert Clark saw all of that and much more. Robet Clarks intimate look at his long career» 

Environment, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

De-extinction; new book examines the multitude of issues

(skype interview below : Comments open to post and read at very bottom) The creatures may have gone extinct anywhere thousands of years ago, like the wooly mammoth, or maybe only a hundred years ago like the passenger pigeon, but» 

Arts and Entertainment, International, Society

Public broadcasting threatened- Switzerland case

skype video interview at bottom of story Swiss referendum may decide to close public broadcasting When radio started in the early part of the last century, most countries established a national public broadcasting system; first radio, then television, and now»