Covering Diane: Public Interest (Episode 5)

February 27, 2018

On June 20, 1981, 23-year-old Diane Werendowicz was murdered.

The young nursing assistant was on her way home from a neighbourhood bar on the eve of her birthday when she was sexually assaulted, strangled with her own purse, and drowned in the ravine behind her apartment building. Neighbourhood children found her body the next day.

Her murder went unsolved for 17 years, until a break in the case and the development of DNA technology helped identify her killer. 

Robert Badgerow has been found guilty of Diane's murder twice in a record-setting four first-degree murder trials, and is presently out of prison on bail, awaiting an appeal.

For more, go to thespec.com.

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Covering Diane: The Legalities (Episode 4)

February 21, 2018

On June 20, 1981, 23-year-old Diane Werendowicz was murdered.

The young nursing assistant was on her way home from a neighbourhood bar on the eve of her birthday when she was sexually assaulted, strangled with her own purse, and drowned in the ravine behind her apartment building. Neighbourhood children found her body the next day.

Her murder went unsolved for 17 years, until a break in the case and the development of DNA technology helped identify her killer. 

Robert Badgerow has been found guilty of Diane's murder twice in a record-setting four first-degree murder trials, and is presently out of prison on bail, awaiting an appeal.

For more, go to thespec.com.

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Insider: The dark echoes of Adele Komorowski’s murder linger 45 years later

February 17, 2018

In episode 35 of the Newsroom Insider, Jon Wells interviews Hamilton Police Staff Sergeant Dave Oleniuk about the reopening of Adele Komorowski's homicide in 1973.

Previous podcasts at thespec.com/newsroom-insider.

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Covering Diane: Reporting on Diane and Badgerow (Episode 3)

February 14, 2018

On June 20, 1981, 23-year-old Diane Werendowicz was murdered.

The young nursing assistant was on her way home from a neighbourhood bar on the eve of her birthday when she was sexually assaulted, strangled with her own purse, and drowned in the ravine behind her apartment building. Neighbourhood children found her body the next day.

Her murder went unsolved for 17 years, until a break in the case and the development of DNA technology helped identify her killer. 

Robert Badgerow has been found guilty of Diane's murder twice in a record-setting four first-degree murder trials, and is presently out of prison on bail, awaiting an appeal.

For more, go to thespec.com.

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Covering Diane: The Trials (Episode 2)

February 7, 2018

On June 20, 1981, 23-year-old Diane Werendowicz was murdered.

The young nursing assistant was on her way home from a neighbourhood bar on the eve of her birthday when she was sexually assaulted, strangled with her own purse, and drowned in the ravine behind her apartment building. Neighbourhood children found her body the next day.

Her murder went unsolved for 17 years, until a break in the case and the development of DNA technology helped identify her killer. 

Robert Badgerow has been found guilty of Diane's murder twice in a record-setting four first-degree murder trials, and is presently out of prison on bail, awaiting an appeal.

For more, go to thespec.com.

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Insider: The making of Covering Diane

February 2, 2018

In episode 34 of the Newsroom Insider, host Jim Poling talks to Susan Clairmont and David Crosbie about their work on the recently launched, serialized podcast, Covering Diane. The podcast series tells the story of Diane Werendowicz's murder in 1981 and the ensuing 37 years of policework, court cases, and journalism surrounding Robert Badgerow's conviction.

 

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Covering Diane: The Crime (Episode 1)

January 31, 2018

On June 20, 1981, 23-year-old Diane Werendowicz was murdered.

The young nursing assistant was on her way home from a neighbourhood bar on the eve of her birthday when she was sexually assaulted, strangled with her own purse, and drowned in the ravine behind her apartment building. Neighbourhood children found her body the next day.

Her murder went unsolved for 17 years, until a break in the case and the development of DNA technology helped identify her killer. 

Robert Badgerow has been found guilty of Diane's murder twice in a record-setting four first-degree murder trials, and is presently out of prison on bail, awaiting an appeal.

For more, go to thespec.com.

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Insider: Looking for clues in the Musitano murder, plus the state of the city’s trans health care

November 17, 2017

In episode 33 of the Newsroom Insider, host David Crosbie talks to Nicole O'Reilly about the ongoing police investigation of Angelo Musitano's death. Then Joanna Frketich discusses the state of trans health care in Hamilton, and what the city is doing about it.

To get more information about the Trans Community Health Clinic, contact tch@shelterhealthnetwork.ca

To help improve care, those who identify as trans and gender diverse can share their experiences and perspectives at a focus group run by Hamilton Health Sciences. The Gender Inclusive Committee will meet Nov 22 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at McMaster University Medical Centre in room 2G61. Light refreshments, bus tickets and parking passes will be provided. For more information contact 905-521-2100 ext 74769 or couillarda@hhsc.ca

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Insider: A local 92-year-old veteran of Canada’s ‘forgotten war’

November 4, 2017

In episode 32 of the Newsroom Insider, host Natalie Paddon talks to reporter Jon Wells about Morley Balinson, a 92-year-old veteran of the Korean War, believed to be the oldest surviving vet in the area. 

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Insider: Protesters read Dr. Seuss at pipeline construction site

October 27, 2017

In episode 31 of the Newsroom Insider, host David Crosbie talks to Natalie Paddon about a protest put together by Hamilton environmentalists at Enbridge’s Line 10 construction site, replete with costumes and kale.

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