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For those sleepless nights

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I was introduced to CBC Radio Overnight when I lived in Nunavut and was desperate for some news of the outside world. (Did you know that it is *impossible* to subscribe to the national dailies in many parts of Canada?)
The program probably gets very few listeners in its time slot of 1 a.m. to 5 a.m., but it’s worth staying up to hear the excellent Channel Africa and DW World out of Germany.
What I like best about it is that it’s news produced for a local or domestic audience. For Canadian listeners, it provides international news without international filters. Even better, the voices are real and the accents are thick, unlike much broadcast news we hear in Canada, with voices often scrubbed clean of any trace of ethnicity.

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