When a TV host criticized other announcers for their "pretentious" pronunciations of French names during the Olympics, Canadians of all stripes got upset. For once, the language card didn't work in Canada.
Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with author Stephen Dodson who's been studying languages -- and how to curse in them -- much of his life, and has now co-authored a book called "Uglier Than a Monkey's Armpit:
Quebec's new government wants to require French exams in English schools and to ban bilingual newsletters in some municipalities. That's enraging many English speakers. So the government is supporting a province-wide tour by a pro-English musician.
The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Quebec's capital, Quebec City. It was founded 400 years ago today by Samuel de Champlain. Anchor Marco Werman gets details on today's commemorative events from CBC reporter Catou MacKinnon.
The pollution situation much of China has gotten incredibly serious — with some experts comparing it to a nuclear winter. Meanwhile the situation for gay people in Uganda is also dire, after a local tabloid printed the names of 200 "prominent homosexuals." That and more in today's Global Scan.
The city of Drummondville in Quebec, Canada, is the answer to our Geo Quiz. This weekend the city is holding a festival dedicated to poutine. That's french fries topped with brown gravy and cheese curd.
More than 60 people are still reportedly missing and or dead in the small town of Lac-Megantic. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Reuters reporter Richard Valdmanis who has been covering the story from Lac-Megantic since Saturday.
Will Detroit ever come back to its former glory? That's the question that haunts a Michigan reporter after a visit to the small Quebec town of Lac-Mégantic, which was devastated by an oil train derailment last summer. On a small scale, the town's empty blocks and uncertain hopes seemed all too familiar.
Anchor Lisa Mullins plays a song from the new album by Louisiana-Acadian musician Zachary Richard. The song is a duet with Celine Dion. The two met in Quebec City last summer at the city's 400th anniversary celebration.