Napoleon is credited with comparing China with a sleeping dragon. But the country of more than 1 billion is now an economic and political force in the world. On this episode of This Is Why, we look at some of ...
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“This is Why” is a weekly Global News original podcast that delves into Canada’s biggest news stories with a young and curious audience in mind. Complemented by original reporting, expert interviews, social reaction, and unique storytelling, this podcast is for anyone interested in going beyond the headlines to learn more about complicated stories.
CKNW Radio Producers John O’Dowd and Niki Reitmayer strive to answer difficult and sometimes controversial questions, giving their listeners unique insight into the stories that matter most to Canadians.
Canada's reckoning with Residential Schools
Following the news that 215 unmarked graves in Kelowna and then 751 unmarked graves on Cowessess First Nation near sites of Indian Residential Schools, more Canadians have had to reckon with the country's history of residential schools, including calls for ...
Forests, Fire and Carbon
With wildfire season underway, perennial concerns about forest fires have returned. And as the effects of climate change worsen, research is underway to understand the relationship between forests, forest fires and carbon in the atmosphere. On this episode of This ...
With more jabs going into arms and the potential of some Canadians choosing between the AstraZeneca-manufactured viral vector COVID-19 vaccine and an mRNA-based shot from companies like Pfizer or Moderna, the advice from the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) ...
Getting to know COVID-19 - an update (part 2)
It's been six months since COVID-19 was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization. Since then, the scientific community has focused nearly all its efforts into understanding the disease in the hopes of creating a vaccine. In the second ...
Getting to know COVID-19 - an update (part 1)
It's been six months since COVID-19 was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization. Since then, the scientific community has focused nearly all its efforts into understanding the disease in the hopes of creating a vaccine. In the first ...