2010

 

A Little Before the Day

CP PHOTO/Tom HansonUnlike most of Canada where Christmas happens just for Christmas Day, and then everybody goes shopping and it's all over, in the province...

A Short Sweet Song for Camille Saint-Saens

If you select the "images" option of Google, and enter the name Camille Saint-Saens into the search engine, your screen will fill with hundreds of...

The Dark End of the Spectrum

Positron emission tomography image of a human brain - image by BlatantNewsFor parents, the realization that their child may be autistic often comes slowly. A...

Risky Business

CP PHOTO/Frank GunnIf you stand outside any hospital in Canada, you'll probably see all kinds of vehicles picking up patients and dropping them off. Some...

Forbidden Love: Genetic Sexual Attraction

Photo by DragunskIn June of 2009, Ontario's public adoption records were unsealed for the first time since the province started recording adoptions in 1921. Ontario...

News 2.0: The future of news in an age of social media

It's been a long while now since "tweet" was a sound a bird made, and a new friend was just someone with whom you'd recently...

A Woman of No Consequence / A Fragile Son

Hindu devotees bathe in the River Ganges (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh) This week on And The Winner Is... we are presenting two documentaries, both about people from India. Born...

The Idea of Jerusalem

Dome of Rock Mosque in Jerusalem - AP Photo/Muhammed MuheisenFor the next two weeks "And The Winner Is..." is featuring a documentary about Jerusalem, one of the...

Gustav Holst: Planet Maker

This episode of "And The Winner Is..." is devoted to one of the greatest composers and music teachers of the twentieth century, Gustav Holst. A lot of people...

Burned: The Anatomy of a Plastics Fire

THE CANADIAN PRESS/Daniel HaydukBetween July 9th and July 12th of 1997, six hundred and fifty people were forced to leave an industrial neighborhood in Hamilton....

For God and Country

There is a dark grey compound - a jumble of concrete buildings - that sits on the outskirts of Baghdad. It has a twisted past....

The Viking Millenium - Part Three

Historians tell us that the age of the Vikings began in the year 793, when a band of Norse marauders sacked the British monastery of...

The Viking Millenium - Part Two

Viking statues at L'Anse aux Meadows site in Newfoundland            Photo by D.Gordon E.RobertsonAbout a thousand years ago, the Vikings sailed into northern Newfoundland and became...

The Viking Millenium - Part One

Photo by Viking Ship MuseumOn June 8th of 793, Lindisfarne Abbey, located on a tidal -island on the north-east coast of England, was ravaged by...

Living on Oxford Time

Photo by eabod The guidebooks say that "time stands still" among the dreaming spires of Oxford - and modern physics seems to agree. In...

Guitarology 101

AP Photo by Jacquelyn Martin He's best known as lead guitarist, and a founding member, of both The Guess Who and Bachman-Turner Overdrive. And...

Baby Rescue

A woman walks past a billboard highlighting sexual violence in Nairobi, Kenya. AP Photo/Khalil Senosi Putting a child up for adoption is one of life's most...

Soul in the City (two-part series)

(CP Photo/Peter McCabe)One of the main principles of Intelligent Urbanism is conviviality. In theory, an example of good urban planning is a city that has...

Canada 2050: : Our Future in Changing Climate

CP Photo - Adrian WyldIn the coming decades, Canada is going to be transformed by climate change; perhaps more than any other country on the planet....

Isinamowin, The Whiteman's Indian

AP photoBefore there were movies like "Smoke Signals" or "Atanarjuat", there was a century of celluloid stereotypes. Throughout its history Hollywood has made over 4,000...

The Waltonsteins

(AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)In 1998 actor-comedienne Franny Sheridan brought her one-woman show, "The Waltonsteins", to Ottawa. The show tells the story about Franny's family, who lived...

Tragic Trials

AP Photo/Darron Cummings In 2003 CBC Radio and Television aired a series on clinical trials in Canada. The CBC investigation uncovered serious flaws in the...

Trucker Alex: North of Nowhere / This Car Was Made For Me

(CP PHOTO/HO/History Channel)Alex Debogorski is an ice road trucker. He hauls freight to those tiny pin-pricks of light on the dark, empty Canadian barrenlands where...

The Age of Persuasion / The Poetry Of The Woods

(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)Have you ever wondered why word "small" doesn't exist on the Starbucks' menu? Well, size matters in the world of advertising -- and... Read More »

WOMEX 1998 - A Global Village Special

WOMEX 09 Ground Stage Photo by Jeremy Llewellyn-Jones Each year, on the last weekend in October, professionals from the worlds of folk, roots, ethnic and...

A Level Playing Field / Jackie Robinson: The Legend and The Legacy

 Fans cheer their team as players of Boca Juniors and River Plate enter the field before an Argentine soccer league match in Buenos Aires...

Tina and Kim Pittaway's Watery Road to Hell / Kindred Spirits in Kenya

 AP Photo/HATEM MOUSSAIf you ever think about how much water you use, it's enough to make you produce some of your own -- from...

A Woman Of No Consequence / A Fragile Son

 Hindu devotees bathe in the River Ganges (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh) This week on And The Winner Is...we are featuring two documentaries, both about people from India....

Living on Oxford Time

Photo by eabod The guidebooks say that "time stands still" among the dreaming spires of Oxford - and modern physics seems to agree. In...

Guitarology 101

AP Photo by Jacquelyn Martin He's best known as lead guitarist, and a founding member, of both The Guess Who and Bachman-Turner Overdrive. And...

Soul in the City - Part Two

The idea has been around for a very long time. You want to get in touch with your soul? You go to the countryside. To...

Soul in the City - Part One

Call it "Walden Pond Syndrome." You want to get in touch with your soul? You go to the countryside. To the mountains. And you go... Read More »

Has Thank You Lost Its Meaning?

Canadians say "thank you" a lot.  We thank people for holding doors open for us.  We thank the person who hands us our morning coffee. ...

When Rose Met Suzanne / Baby Rescue

Putting a child up for adoption is one of life's most wrenching decisions. And it doesn't just affect the child or the birth parents who... Read More »

Cities: Where Worlds Collide

Just listen to the music of the traffic in the... mega-city. This week And The Winner Is... goes global, exploring downtown Shanghai, Singapore and Buenos...

Canada 2050: Our Future in Changing Climate

Listen to "Canada 2050: Our Future in Changing Climate"...

Isinamowin, The Whiteman's Indian (Part Two)

Before there were movies like "Smoke Signals" or "Atanarjuat", there was a century of celluloid stereotypes. Throughout its history Hollywood has made over 4,000 movies...

Cheetah of the Sky

They are among the fiercest and fastest predators of our sky. But they are also very fragile. 40 years ago Peregrine Falcons were almost wiped...

Isinamowin, The Whiteman's Indian (Part One)

Before there were movies like "Smoke Signals" or "Atanarjuat", there was a century of celluloid stereotypes. Throughout its history Hollywood has made over 4,000 movies...
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