Context Beyond The Headlines

Context Beyond The Headlines

74 Episodes

Currently in its 20th season, Context is Christian analysis on the news and current events that shape our lives. We join with all faith communities to make sense of our world, and find harmony. Context’s distinctive voice and style gives viewers a perspective they don’t get to hear in mainstream media.

From the COVID-19 pandemic, global refugee crisis, First Nations issues, climate change, and assisted dying – to the Humboldt Bronco’s bus tragedy, Las Vegas shootings, Paris attacks, the North Toronto van attack, civil war in Syria, Tree of Life Synagogue tragedy, and the Texas church killings – Context’s reporters go live on location to provide a lens on how God is at work in our world and in the stories that impact all of us.

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  • Context - October 14, 2020 - Justice: Say Her Name

    Episode 1

    In the wake of two tragedies among many - we discuss why the value of Indigenous and black women's lives matter.

  • Context - October 7, 2020 - M.A.I.D. in Canada

    Episode 2

    This week on Context – in a divided world where millions of people are struggling to live amid the worst pandemic in over 100 years – some people are choosing to hasten their own deaths through a medical professional. Physician assisted death, or M.A.I.D. ushers in a whole other set of complex is...

  • Context - September 30, 2020 - Opioids: Canada's Other Health Crisis

    Episode 3

    This week on Context- Canada’s other health crisis- the opioid epidemic amid the coronavirus pandemic. Since COVID-19 began, opioid use in Canada is at record levels and is continuing to rise. Many vulnerable people in our communities have not been able to reach the harm reduction services they r...

  • Context - September 23, 2020 - Racism in Sports

    Episode 4

    In 2016 San Fransisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick started a global conversation when he kneeled during the U.S. national anthem. Four years later, Kapernick’s silent protest to fight Anti-Black racism and police brutality in the U.S. has exploded. Now – in the sport world – amid COVID-19 b...

  • Context - September 16, 2020 - Facing Racism in Canada

    Episode 5

    THIS WEEK ON CONTEXT – As pleas for racial justice cry out across our world, and police brutality in the U.S. goes viral after the horrific killing of George Floyd at the hands of police in Minneapolis, a clarion call has rung out in our own country to face the widespread and insidious forms of R...

  • Context - May 20, 2020 - Coping with Covid 19

    Episode 6

  • Context - April 29, 2020 - The Journey Through Parkinson's

    Episode 7

    In this Context Beyond the Headlines season finale – The Journey Through Parkinson’s CEO, Host, and Executive Producer – Lorna Dueck announces her retirement after more than 20 years in broadcasting to be with her husband of 40 years, Vern. Together they will navigate the complex and difficult jo...

  • Context - April 22, 2020 - Nova Scotia in Mourning and In Service to our seniors

    Episode 8

    A SPECIAL TWO-PART EPISODE OF CONTEXT THIS WEEK DISCUSSES TWO INCREDIBLY SERIOUS AND DIFFICULT ISSUES.

    We begin the program with the deadliest mass shooting in the history of our country. Lorna talks with the Archbishop of Nova Scotia Anthony Mancini.

    And – our largest urban centres have shown ...

  • Context - April 22, 2020 - In Service To Our Seniors

    Episode 9

  • Context - April 15, 2020 - Frontline Fears

    Episode 10

    As Canadians continue to battle through the unprecedented time of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, we continue our coverage of people on the front lines who are helping us stay safe, and keeping our struggling world moving forward.

  • Context - April 8, 2020 - Best of Context Easter Specials

    Episode 11

    Happy Easter to all of our viewers!
    This week on Context, Easter is very different, as all around the world we won't be attending our places of worship due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic.
    We decided to take a look into our vault of some really important Easter stories that have shaped our...

  • Context - April 1, 2020 - Coping with Covid-19

    Episode 12

    We are living in new reality of encouraging each other through the sad time of a global pandemic.

    This week on Context, adapting to a world of coming together while we keep physical distance to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
    Interviews from Lorna Dueck's home office on experiences from peop...

  • Context - March 18, 2020 - Canada's Covid-19 Crisis

    Episode 13

  • Context - March 11, 2020 - Distracted and Impaired Driving

    Episode 14

    We all know the dangers of distracted and impaired driving – but do we heed the warnings?

    This week on Context, are we winning or losing the battle with distracted and impaired driving?

    Experts weigh in on how to make road safety a priority. Plus, finding forgiveness and taking action after los...

  • Context - March 4, 2020 - Canada's Poverty Problem

    Episode 15

    Canada has a poverty problem.

    The numbers are staggering. 3.2 million Canadians live in poverty. And one in five children are living below the poverty line.

    But Canadians are fighting back. In the past 5 years, the poverty rate has started to decline. And one million Canadians have climbed out ...

  • Context - February 28, 2020 - Stalled on the refugee highway

    Episode 16

    The U.N. declares Syria is on the brink of the worst humanitarian crisis of the 21st century. The refugee highway they turn to for hope is stalled – 70 million people are looking for a safe home.
    This week on Context, why our refugee crisis is getting worse.

    The cost desperate families pay for s...

  • Context - February 21, 2020 - Stalled on reconciliation

    Episode 17

    Protests and blockades across the country are objecting a $6 billion court-approved LNG pipeline that will run through Indigenous territory in British Columbia.
    Rail blockades in solidarity of the Wet’suwet’en First Nation have stopped the transportation of $425 million of goods shipped daily by ...

  • Context - February 13, 2020 - Canada's guns and gangs

    Episode 18

    Canada’s gun problem is on the rise. The latest statistics show a 42% increase in violent crimes involving guns since 2013.
    The hardest hit city in our country is Toronto – but it doesn’t end there.

    This week on Context – police, frontline workers, victims, and researchers on the root causes of ...

  • Context - February 7, 2020 - Containing the Coronavirus

    Episode 19

    Wuhan, China is under the largest quarantine in history after the coronavirus goes global.
    The virus has spread to 25 countries with more than 20,000 confirmed cases and nearly 500 deaths.
    Canada is working to evacuate citizens from Wuhan to an airforce base in Trenton.

    This week on Context, we ...

  • Context - Canada's Covid-19 Crisis

    Episode 20

    A communicable disease has brought the world to it's knees.
    People and countries are in lockdown.
    It's a never before experienced event in modern times.
    COVID-19 has changed the world and cases are still on the rise in Canada.
    Today on Context, advice for how to live through this. We bring you in...

  • Context - January 29, 2020 - Movies that move us

    Episode 21

    It’s Hollywood’s big night to celebrate itself – and as it does – the world sees visions and themes of our lives reflected back to us. Everything from mental illness and war to marriage and evil incarnate. Plus, another year of snubs – especially for women and people of colour.
    And, a film far fr...

  • Context - January 22, 2020 - Rx: Love and Respect

    Episode 22

    Medical Assistance in Dying – or M.A.I.D. – some call it “merciful and individual choice”, otherwise call it suicide and killing.

    M.A.I.D. became legal in Canada in 2016. But last year, the Quebec Superior Court ruled the requirement that a person’s “natural death” must be foreseeable is “too re...

  • Context - January 15, 2020 - Blessed are the Peace Makers

    Episode 23

    Few things rattle the world like unrest in the Middle East.
    The death of 57 Canadians among the 176 on board Flight 752 – shot down just minutes after take off in Tehran – has left Canadians and Iranians heartbroken and angry.
    Tonight on Context – we listen to those who grieve and the peacemaking...

  • Context - January 8, 2020 - Foster care in Crisis

    Episode 24

    Canada’s foster care is a system in dire need of change. Families investigated on a whim, children too quickly apprehended only to end up in long-term government care that affects their entire lives.

    A look at programs that arm families and social workers with the right tools that put children f...