Context Beyond The Headlines

Context Beyond The Headlines

68 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 - April 29, 2020 - The Journey Through Parkinson's

    Episode 1

    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 2

    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 15, 2020 - Frontline Fears

    Episode 3

    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 4

    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 5

    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 6

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

    Episode 7

    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 8

    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 9

    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 10

    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 11

    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 12

    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 13

    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 14

    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 15

    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 16

    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 17

    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...

  • Context - January 1, 2020 - Year in Review

    Episode 18

    A trip through some of the stories we've tackled this season on Context:

    From Canada's never boring political arena, to a concert turned worldwide church stage.

    Plus, the tragedy among some of our young Canadians hit their communities, and have loved ones calling for change.

    At Context we dare...

  • Context - December 25, 2019 - The Heart of Christmas

    Episode 19

    Searching for the heart of Christmas isn't always easy. It's not supposed to be, but Christmas can be stressful!

    This Christmas on Context, if you're looking for the spirit of Christmas, look no further. Organizations that don't get enough credit for the help they give people in dire need around...

  • Context - December 18, 2019 - Insurrections in the Middle East

    Episode 20

    Revolutions, rebellions, and insurrections are happening across the globe. Countless scenes of brave men and women protesting by the millions - standing together in waves of solidarity - fill our media here in Canada.

    Lebanon, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Algeria, and Egypt - the protest movements of the...

  • Context - December 11, 2019 - Sri Lanka: Faith under Fire

    Episode 21

    Sri Lanka is still recovering from the Islamic terrorist bombings on Easter Sunday, 2019. Three churches and three tourist hotels were completely destroyed, more than 200 people were killed. Now, Sri Lankans have voted in hard-line president Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who is accused of, but denies any w...

  • Context - November 27, 2019 - Neighbors in Crisis

    Episode 22

    Canada's First Nations' communities are calling out for neighbourliness. Our streets are screaming for neighbourliness. And our world cries out for help in some of the worst natural disasters on record.
    Through the inevitable and ongoing tragedies and crises everyone faces, who can we rely on to ...

  • Context - November 20, 2019 - Dignity of Life

    Episode 23

    Changes are coming to Canada's medical assistance in dying legislation. A Quebec Superior Court says Canada's current laws are too restrictive - and should remove a requirement that natural death be in the 'foreseeable future'.
    Pro-euthanasia advocacy groups want the law to go even further to in...

  • Context - November 14, 2019 - The King's Music

    Episode 24

    Kanye West's ninth studio album is causing a lot of controversy on both sides of the debate.

    Religion in pop music isn't new - but Kanye's JESUS IS KING is the latest to stir things up in the world of rap - and crossing over into mainstream pop music.

    This week on Context: Industry experts an...