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#70 Who’s Afraid of the COVID Alert App?

August 11, 2020

Can you guess which OPPO host has downloaded the app? Citizen Lab’s Christopher Parsons joins us to assuage privacy concerns and/or irrational fears about the federal government’s new app to contain the coronavirus.

PANDEMIC #12- The Most Dangerous Story

August 5, 2020

In the final episode in our series about the COVID-19 pandemic and the crisis in long-term care, we’re going to tell you a different kind of story. A story of hope. About how the people we treat as disposable, can have lives of joy and dignity. And about one place where they were given exactly that.

PANDEMIC #11- It Didn’t Have To Be Like This

July 22, 2020

Four months after the first outbreak in a Canadian nursing home, over 7000 long-term residents have died of COVID-19. But if you look at the news or social media or our political debates, it seems like we’ve already moved on. Maybe that’s because it feels like this kind of tragedy was inevitable during a pandemic. It wasn’t. And we know that because in some places in Canada, politicians and public health officials made decisions that saved hundreds, if not thousands of lives.

PANDEMIC #9- Mend the World

June 24, 2020

After a stroke left him locked in his own body, Rabbi Ronnie Cahana has found ways to lead an incredibly full life. Then the pandemic came. It swept through Quebec, leaving a trail of devastation. Today, Rabbi Cahana is one of the thousands of Quebeckers left stranded in the middle of one of the worst disasters in modern Canadian history.

PANDEMIC #8- Hunger Strike

June 17, 2020

Innis Ingram’s mother is his hero. But today, she’s living in one of the worst hit long-term care homes in Ontario. She has a terminal illness. Dozens and dozens of people around her have died, including her friend and roommate. And she’s had minimal human contact for three months. But even though he can’t be there with her, Innis is determined to get her the care she needs.

PANDEMIC #7- The Frontline

June 3, 2020

Long-term care workers are in the vanguard in the war against COVID-19. They’re not the kinds of workers who get movies or TV shows made about them. In fact, their stories are rarely told. But not only are they battling heroically against this pandemic. They’re fighting for recognition and respect within a system built to marginalize them.

Isolation Interview: The Right Honourable Kim Campbell

May 29, 2020

“My biggest fear is that not enough will change, and not enough lessons will be learned.”

Isolation Interview: Kaie Kellough

May 27, 2020

“I had a confrontation with someone in the line up for a grocery store… and that moment of slow honeyed ease was totally interrupted.”

PANDEMIC #6- Northwood

May 27, 2020

Over the last two months, Nova Scotians have endured tragedy upon tragedy. The worst mass murder in modern Canadian history. A helicopter crash and the death of a Snowbirds’ pilot. And all the while, COVID-19 ravaged the biggest long-term care home in Atlantic Canada.

Isolation Interview: Xanthe Vallentin

May 26, 2020

“I’m going to be very careful about how much I leave my property until there’s a vaccine.”

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