Context Beyond The Headlines

Context Beyond The Headlines

80 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 - November 25, 2020 - Standoff in Caledonia

    Episode 1

    In part two of our series on listening and hearing Indigenous peoples voice, we continue to explore the plight of Six Nations in the long standing land dispute in Caledonia.

    Maggie is on location in Caledonia to talk with as many sides of the issue as possible.

    Guests include land defender Skyl...

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

    Episode 2

    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

    Episode 3

    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

    Episode 4

    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

    Episode 5

    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

    Episode 6

    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

    Episode 7

    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 8

    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 9

    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 10

    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 11

    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 12

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

    Episode 13

    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 14


    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 15

  • Context - April 15, 2020 - Frontline Fears

    Episode 16

    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 17

    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 18

    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 19

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

    Episode 20

    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 21

    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 22

    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 23

    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 24

    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 ...