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Past Episodes: October 2011 Archives

College nursing program on cutting edge

Students in the registered practical nursing program at Yukon College have gone high tech, finding ways to use the iPad tablet computer in their studies, and eventually on the job.

The idea is so ground-breaking, other nursing programs are keeping tabs on it.

Click on the link below to listen as the CBC's James Miller talks to the people involved.

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Teaching kids the value of a dollar

According to a recent study, high school students in Canada seem particularly out of touch with financial realities.

The study asked the students how much money they figured they would be making 10 years after graduating from high school, and most said $70,000. That's about double the income of actual graduates.

Alison Griffiths is an author and financial expert, and she says the study is proof more Canadian young people need to receive financial literacy training.

Click on the link below to hear her speak with Dave.

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Smashing the North American melting pot

A lot of observers are looking at the United States and seeing a deeply divided country right now, but Colin Woodward says those divisions have been there since the origins of the country, and they're no more pronounced now than they ever were.

Woodward explores this idea in his new book, American Nations: A History of the Eleven Cultures of North America.

Click on the link below to hear him speak with Dave.

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