CBC Podcasts’ is releasing the new season of Uncover: Dead Wrong on Wednesday, June 17, with new episodes released weekly on CBC Listen and everywhere podcasts are available. The series is hosted by investigative reporter and founder of the Halifax Examiner, Tim Bousquet.
Tim Bousquet founded the Halifax Examiner. Before starting the Examiner, Bousquet exposed corruption and misspending in Halifax for seven years as the news editor of The Coast altweekly. Bousquet is responsible for fearless investigative reporting that makes a difference, and the Halifax Examiner continues that tradition. It is an independent, adversarial news site devoted to holding the powerful accountable.
The series examines a botched police investigation, missing evidence, and a wrongful conviction in a city plagued with more than a hundred unsolved missing and murdered cases. This series takes listeners through the twisting, almost unbelievable story of Glen Assoun, who spent more than 17 years in prison for the murder of Brenda Way – a crime he did not commit.
During the 1990s, producer Nancy Walker was the Executive Director at Stepping Stone, an outreach program for sex workers in Halifax. Nancy knows the history of violence and marginalization of sex workers in Halifax, and she continues to maintain relationships with many of the women she met during this time.