Context Beyond The Headlines

Context Beyond The Headlines

87 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 - January 20, 2021 - Insurrection in the USA

    Filmmakers Dan Shannon and Isabelle Depelteau discuss their award-winning documentary Me The People Film to speak about the many policies of populist leaders.
    Also on the program controversial New York University professor, Lawrence Mead, talks about western individualism and immigration.

  • Context - January 13, 2021 - Our Mental Health in a Time of Loss and Grief

    A gruesome halloween stabbing by an alleged mentally ill man in Quebec sparked a $100 million dollar injection into that province’s mental health system.
    Christine Grou of l’Ordre des psychologues du Québec speaks with Maggie John about what her province is doing with the extra resources for peop...

  • Context - December 30, 2020 - Year in Review

    The year 2020 will go down in history as the year of COVID-19, the global coronavirus that brought many of us metaphorically to our knees. Death, economic destruction, and isolation is happening to people all over our world. Join us as we take a look back at some of our most memorable and moving ...

  • Context - December 23, 2020 - Unwrap Hope This Christmas

    How we all eventually come to terms with the year 2020 will only be known in retrospect.

    This week on Context: “getting real” at Christmas time in the age of COVID-19, with Dr. Maggie Mulqueen who says, “We shouldn’t feel obligated to push joy… when this year has been a struggle for everyone.”


  • Context - December 16, 2020 - Covid-19: Inside The Vaccine / Mask Debate

  • Context - December 9, 2020 - Context Goes Global

    This week on Context, COVID-19 is dominating the headlines – but take a trip with Context as we look at some of the forgotten global issues of civil war, refugees, and hunger.
    Guests include freelance journalist Aline Banayan, Gary Stagg on what the media is not covering, and Allison Alley shares...

  • Context - November 25, 2020 - Standoff in Caledonia | Part 2

  • Context - November 25, 2020 - Standoff in Caledonia | Part 1

    One of the key figures in the Caledonia land dispute is Mayor Ken Hewitt who says the OPP court injunctions and against demonstrations and blockades need to be stopped. Mayor Hewitt talks with Maggie about the importance of following the law, and how the community is struggling on both sides of t...

  • Context - November 18, 2020 - Canada's Indigenous Voices

    Tonight on Context - we listen to Canada’s First Nations voices and hear about the complicated dispute between Canada’s First Nations and Canadian commercial fisherman. We also get an update on the 2019 MMIWG report with professor Karen Lawford.
    Guests include former New Brunswick politician, Sus...

  • Context - November 11, 2020 - Hurt By Church

    It was African American Minster, author, speaker, and educator – Emmett G. Price who coined the phrase, “church hurt” to describe the pain sometimes inflicted on people by religious leaders and institutions.

    This week we open the church doors to examine the hurt that is sometimes found inside ma...

  • Context - November 4, 2020 - Artists Inspired by God

    Art, in all of its various forms gets us through years like 2020.

    This week on Context we speak with artists who are inspired by God through their creations. Juno award-winning Jazz singer-songwriter Laila Biali is on the show along with international hip hop artist LECRAE! Also joining us is sc...

  • Context - October 28, 2020 - America Decides

    The 2020 Presidential election is just days away.

    Today on the program we speak with Republicans, Democrats, and President Trump supporter in Canada.

    Pastor David Ireland, PdD., of New Jersey leads a 9,000 member church representing over 70 nations – he talks with Maggie John about the deep div...

  • Context - October 21, 2020 - Coping Through Covid-19

    Navigating through life these days is difficult. This week on Context- we take a look at how the global coronavirus pandemic is changing us, our children, our work; and we hear tips on how we can handle it all. New York Times best selling author Bruce Feiler, creator of the Council of Dads and Wa...

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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

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

    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


    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

  • Context - April 15, 2020 - Frontline Fears

    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

    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...