Friday, October 21, 2011


Permission to speak freely. When we last spoke with Kadija Ali from Libya, we couldn't tell you her name -- but the death of Moammar Gadhafi means she's safe to be herself.

The heartless is a lonely hunter. For making videos in which he abuses ducks, a famous American hunter is banned from pursuing prey in Canada.

From Thunder Bay to Bombay. Students at a Lakehead University don't know that their chemical-engineering teacher is also a Bollywood songwriter.

Something to sing against. Helen talks to Sister Fa, a Senegalese singer who uses her music to change attitudes about an outdated and brutal ritual.

A glitch you can't scratch. Talking to an award-winning chatbot program is like talking to an old friend -- if the old friend were deeply confused, and emerging from a general anaesthetic.

And...why must I be a teenager in flux? A new study takes a perilous trip inside the minds of adolescents -- and finds their IQs rise and fall dramatically over time.

As It Happens, the Friday edition. Radio that finds teenagers' intelligence is as spotty as...well, as teenagers.

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