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5881 - Mississippi abortion case before U.S. Supreme Court could have global ramifications, says expert
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  • 5881 - Mississippi abortion case before U.S. Supreme Court could have global ramifications, says expert

    The U.S. Supreme Court is considering whether to uphold a Mississippi law that would ban abortion after 15 weeks, even in cases of rape or incest. Women's health advocates warn that upholding that law could set a dangerous precedent and endanger women’s health. We talk to Amy Nobles, a Mississippi native who wrote to the Supreme Court to explain how an abortion saved her life; Shannon Brewer, clinic director of the Jackson Women's Health Organization; and Alejandra Cardenas, senior director for global legal strategies at the Center For Reproductive Rights.

    Fri, 03 Dec 2021 - 20min
  • 5880 - What’s it like when an algorithm is your boss? Gig economy workers speak out about conditions

    Gig economy workers deliver your food to tight deadlines, but often for little money and under the threat of deactivation. What’s it like when an algorithm is your boss? We talk to two workers, Megan Foster in Fredericton and Saurabh Sharma in Toronto; and Wendy Cukier, a Ryerson professor who has studied the changing nature of gig work.

    Fri, 03 Dec 2021 - 23min
  • 5879 - Decolonizing museums: First Nations working to repatriate sacred stolen items, ancestral remains

    Some First Nations are working to repatriate sacred items and ancestral remains that were stolen and put in museums around the world — and they’re succeeding. We discuss decolonizing museums with Bill Cranmer, a hereditary chief of the 'Namgis First Nation and board chair of the U'mista Cultural Centre in Alert Bay, B.C.; Jisgang Nika Collison, executive director of the Haida Gwaii Museum and co-chair of the Haida Repatriation Committee; and Jordan Coble, chair of the British Columbia Museums Association's Indigenous advisory committee and a councillor for the Westbank First Nation.

    Fri, 03 Dec 2021 - 24min
  • 5878 - U.S. added to list of ‘backsliding’ democracies for first time

    A Stockholm-based think tank, the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance, has warned that democracy in the United States is “backsliding.” We discuss what’s fuelling that situation with Tom Nichols, author of Our Own Worst Enemy: The Assault From Within On Modern Democracy; and Carol Anderson, a professor of African American Studies at Emory University.

    Thu, 02 Dec 2021 - 23min
  • 5877 - Our disaster response must change in face of climate change, says Canadian Red Cross CEO Conrad Sauvé

    Canadian Red Cross President and CEO Conrad Sauvé says climate change is changing the way emergencies are dealt with. He says we need to get better at protecting our infrastructure and supporting the people at the centre of these storms.

    Thu, 02 Dec 2021 - 16min
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