Laura Lynch is a reporter with the CBC - she has been featured on a multitude of PRI produced and distributed programs, including "PRI's The World" and "As It Happens".
There’s a battle afoot over sex education in the Canadian province of Ontario. The government says it’s overhauling its sex ed curriculum — which it hasn’t done since 1998 — to prepare kids for issues like tolerance, consent, and so many things they might encounter on the Internet. Some parents say they’ll pull their children out of class rather than expose them to what they call harmful material. But two teen activists are not only welcoming the changes: they helped make them.
Development & Education
Toronto was slammed with a record-setting thunderstorm this week. It unleashed flash floods that caused havoc in the Canadian city. Anchor Marco Werman gets the details from CBC reporter Laura Lynch in Toronto.
Arts, Culture & Media
Boubacar Sadek is believed to be the last remaining master calligrapher in Mali. He fled Timbuktu with rare documents. He now makes a living in the capital Bamako. Laura Lynch reports for the CBC and The World.
Lifestyle & Belief
The al-Qaeda militants who took over northern Mali imposed their harsh brand of Sharia law. The common wisdom is that the militants' behavior alienated most Malians. But that's not the whole story, as the CBC's Laura Lynch reports.
Conflict & Justice
Fighting is flaring around the Mali city of Gao, despite reports that rebels had ceded the territory to incoming French troops. CBC reporter Laura Lynch just returned from Gao. She tells host Marco Werman that local residents want to French to stay put.