Political Stripes with Bob Rae – Episode 20 – Rami Khouri

In this week’s episode, Bob talks to Rami Khouri about the current events in Iran. Rami provides a long view of the Arab world starting with the changes there post World Was I. He brings us up to date on the current heightened state, and the strike on the Ukranian airline.

This show provides some great context for understanding the events in the current conflict.

Rami G Khouri is a senior public policy fellow and journalism professor at the American University of Beirut, and a senior fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School 

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Political Stripes with Bob Rae – Episode 19 – Current events in Iran with Stephanie Carvin

In this week’s episode Bob talks to Stephanie Carvin about the current events in Iran. Stephanie provides an insight into the history of the Iran/US conflict, how recent events have led to the current heightened state, and the strike on the Ukranian airline.

This show provides some great context for understanding the events in the current conflict.

Stephanie Carvin is an Assistant Professor of International Relations at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University in Ottawa. Her research focuses on domestic and international security, international law, terrorism, and technology. She currently teaches in the areas of international security, foreign policy, and critical infrastructure protection. 

From 2012 to 2015, she was a national security analyst with the Government of Canada.

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Political Stripes with Bob Rae – Episode 18 – Holiday Greetings

On behalf of the Political Stripes Podcast, Bob Rae sends holiday greetings to all his listeners. We’ll be back with our next full episode on January 16, 2020.

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Political Stripes with Bob Rae – Episode 17 – Municipal Government in Canada

This week, Bob Rae speaks with Mike Savage, former federal MP and the current mayor of Halifax. The two of them discuss the importance of municipal government as the third tier of government, especially in the face of fighting climate change.  They also consider the political challenge of raising taxes and how neglect from multiple layers of government has led to the country’s current housing crisis.

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Political Stripes with Bob Rae – Episode 16 – Venezuela and Populisim

On Episode 16 Bob talks to returning guest Ben Rowswel about Venezuela. Ben is the former Canadian Ambassador to Venezuela and has a keen insight into how the country has gone from the most prosperous in Latin America to one of the least. They also discuss the rise of populism around the world and the warning that Venezuela should serve.

 Ben Rowswell is currently the president of @theCIC, the platform for engaging citizens in the national conversation on Canada’s role in the world.

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Political Stripes with Bob Rae – Episode 15 – Steve Paikin

In this week’s episode, Bob has a conversation with Steve Paikin around the First Ministers meeting.

The conversation centers on healthcare and the call from Premiers for more investment from the Federal Government. 

Steven Paikin is a Canadian journalist, author, and documentary producer. Mr. Paikin has primarily worked for TVOntario, Ontario’s public broadcaster, and is the anchor of TVO’s flagship current affairs program The Agenda. You can find his show here: https://www.tvo.org/theagenda

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Political Stripes with Bob Rae – Episode 14 – Anti Semitism

This week on the show, Bob addresses anti-semitism. He breaks down some of the history of anti-semitism and addresses how we still grapple with it today.

A great show to provide some insight into anti-semitism. 

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Political Stripes with Bob Rae – Episode 13 – Rohingya Crisis

This week on Political Stripes Bob talks about the history of the Rohingya Crisis and provides some insight into the case that has been brought against Myanmar at the World Court. 

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Political Stripes with Bob Rae – Episode 12 – Michael Enright

This week Bob speaks with CBC’s Michael Enright. Recently the two of them participated in an event at Millhaven prison in association with a charitable organization called Looking at the Stars. The event featured classical music being played for inmates in the prison and was the first time CBC produced part of their show on location in Millhaven.

To listen to Michael’s show on the event, you can find it here

https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-57-the-sunday-edition/clip/15745738-the-sunday-edition-for-november-10-2019

To find out more about Looking at the Stars visit their website

https://lookingatthestars.org/

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Political Stripes with Bob Rae – Episode 11 – Robert Lewis

In episode 11, Bob has an engaging conversation with journalist, editor, and author Robert Lewis on the changing relationship the media has had with Capitol Hill. Both Bob and Robert share stories from the past and analyze how the relationship has evolved over the last few years. 

Robert Lewis has been a journalist for over 40 years and written for Time Magazine, been the editor of Macleans Magazine, and served at the Vice President of Content Development for Roger Media. More about his history can be found at https://boblewis.ca/about/

His book is Power, Prime Ministers, and the Press. It serves as a history of the press gallery and is rich in anecdotes about the people on Parliament Hill who have covered 23 prime ministers and 42 elections in the past 150 years. You can buy the book at https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/1459742648/

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