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Past Episodes: August 2011 Archives

Vampires... at sea!

Looking for a new thrill on your next vacation?
Something with a little extra bite?

Well ... a promoter out of California might have come up with something that's right up your alley. Vamps at Sea is being promoted as a Vampire Convention at Sea. The specialty cruise will bring fans of the genre from around the world to Alaska next June.

Linda Wolf is promoting the one of a kind trip. She operates the company, Cruises Cruises Cruises, out of California.

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The ancient history of antibiotic resistance

In the medical world, bacteria that resists antibiotics has been blamed on overuse of miracle drugs. It's thought the drugs, while intended to kill infections, are actually allowing bacteria to adapt.

However, new research shows that perhaps antibiotic-resistance is something much more old school than that. In the latest edition of the journal, Nature, McMaster University researchers have found resistant bacteria in soil from Yukon permafrost. And this stuff dates back to as far as 30,000 years ago.

To find out more about it, Airplay guest host Tara McCarthy spoke with Dr. Gerry Wright with the MG DeGroote Institute for Infectious Disease Research at McMaster.

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Read the article in the journal, Nature, here: http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nature10388.html

Getting ready for a new F.H. Collins Secondary School

After years of planning, negotiation and debate, work on the new F. H. Collins Secondary School in Whitehorse is underway. A ceremony to mark the occasion was held this morning.

First Nation involvement in the project was central to the development of the new facility.

Jessie Dawson is an elder and councilor with Kwanlin Dun First Nation. Here is some of what she had to say at today's ceremony...

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