Canada

Bill Radke speaks with Vancouver Sun columnist Vaughn Palmer about the controversy surrounding a right-to-die law in Canada. They also talk about the start of wildfire season in British Columbia.

Students on the 7th floor of Koerner Library, University of British Columbia.
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Bill Radke speaks with Vancouver Sun columnist Vaughn Palmer about the price of education in Canada and whether or not it will attract students from south of the border. 

Bill Radke speaks with Vancouver Sun Columnist Vaughn Palmer about the sexual assault trial of former CBC host, Jian Ghomeshi.

Every election, there's that chorus of people who insist they are moving to Canada if candidate so-and-so wins. Everyone knows these people. They're tweeting and Googling about it as you read this. One Nova Scotia island is even specifically appealing to the anti-Trump crowd.

Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
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Bill Radke speaks with Vancouver Sun columnist Vaughn Palmer about the first state visit from a Canadian leader in almost 20 years. President Obama hosted Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in early March. Palmer also gets us up to speed on Vancouver's housing market and the quest for a sewage treatment plant in Victoria, B.C. 

Bill Radke speaks with Vancouver Sun columnist Vaughn Palmer about a proposed travel ban that would see Washington state employees boycott Victoria, B.C. 

Washington state government workers would be forbidden to travel to Victoria, British Columbia, on business under a budget proviso passed by the Washington House of Representatives. The proposed travel ban is meant to pressure Victoria to stop dumping raw sewage into shared border waters.

Bill Radke speaks with Vancouver Sun columnist Vaughn Palmer about a book reportedly written by Canadian serial killer Robert Pickton. The book was briefly available on Amazon and has now been removed from the site. 

Bill Radke speaks with Vancouver Sun columnist Vaughn Palmer about the sexual assault trial of Canadian radio host Jian Gomeshi.

Bill Radke speaks with Vancouver Sun columnist Vaughn Palmer about Canada's decision to stop air strikes against ISIS. 

Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says that Canada will cease its airstrikes against self-proclaimed Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria by Feb. 22.

It will remain part of the coalition targeting the militants.

The Record: Wednesday, Feb. 3, Full Show

Feb 3, 2016
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A Washington state lawmaker has resigned over allegations he misrepresented his military record. We don't know all the facts yet, but this does come up a lot. How often do people lie about military service and how much does it matter?

Also, Los Angeles has Koreatown, New York has Little Italy. Seattle has the International District, but one of our guests argues that we should also have an Africatown.

And the X-Files are back in Vancouver, B.C., which is not as big a deal as it used to be and we'll show you why.

Listen to the full show above or check out the individual stories:

Canada's Great Bear Rainforest.
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Bill Radke speaks with Vancouver Sun columnist Vaughn Palmer about a new deal to protect millions of acres of the Great Bear Rainforest in British Columbia.

Vancouver, B.C,
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Bill Radke talks with CBC Radio pop culture columnist Kim Linekin about how The X-Files helped turn Vancouver, B.C. into a thriving hub for TV and film productions.

A landmark deal 10 years in the making will protect 9.1 millions acres of Canadian rain forest on the Pacific Coast of British Columbia.

The protected area in the Great Bear Rainforest is about half the size of Ireland.

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