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7412 - Exodus from Nagorno-Karabakh
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  • 7412 - Exodus from Nagorno-Karabakh

    The government of Azerbaijan has attacked Nagorno-Karabakh, a self-declared Armenian state that has existed within Azerbaijan’s border for decades. At least 65,000 ethnic Armenians have now fled their homes to escape the conflict, sparking a humanitarian crisis.

    Thu, 28 Sep 2023 - 19min
  • 7411 - Could lawsuit lead to breakup of Amazon?

    Amazon is being sued by 17 U.S. states and the Federal Trade Commission for allegedly monopolizing online sales, keeping prices artificially high and squeezing out competitors. What might the case mean for consumers and big tech monopolies?

    Thu, 28 Sep 2023 - 07min
  • 7410 - Why Elon Musk isn’t a ‘chill, normal dude’

    Walter Isaacson’s new biography of Elon Musk paints a picture of a risk-taker who is changing our world, but can be critically short on empathy. Isaacson tells Matt Galloway what he learned about the mercurial billionaire — and why Musk might be a hero, but not one you should emulate. 

    Thu, 28 Sep 2023 - 24min
  • 7409 - They were adopted as orphans. It was a lie

    Almost 3,000 South Korean children were adopted by Canadian families after the Korean War, with paperwork stating they were orphans. But many are learning their parents are still alive and searching for them. Priscilla Ki Sun Hwang brings us her documentary, The Orphan Papers.

    Thu, 28 Sep 2023 - 19min
  • 7408 - The Current Introduces: Someone Knows Something | Season 8

    Host David Ridgen joins victims' family members as they investigate cold cases, tracking down leads, speaking to suspects and searching for answers. In the highly-anticipated 8th season of Someone Knows Something, award-winning investigator David Ridgen delves into a cold case that has haunted Whitehorse for more than 15 years. Angel Carlick was a vibrant youth worker, nicknamed ‘Happy-Go-Lucky’ by her loved ones. She had plans after graduation to become legal guardian of her brother and work to support struggling youth at her local resource centre. But just days before she was set to graduate in 2007, at age 18, Angel disappeared. Months later, her remains were found in a remote area in the Canadian north. As David works alongside Angel's family, friends, and community, he uncovers details surrounding her death and strives to bring her justice, while honouring the legacy of her late mother, Wendy. More episodes are available at: https://link.chtbl.com/QwOW-UNC

    Wed, 27 Sep 2023 - 48min
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