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Photo Courtesy <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/randar/11174407793/in/photostream/'>Tom Simpson</a>

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DNTO Dec. 20 / 30

For many of us, the holiday season - whether we like it or not - means that it's time to get together with family. But whether you're a kid on Christmas morning or a Mom just trying to survive another Thanksgiving dinner, gatherings of relatives can be complicated. 

Sometimes, we have to get creative to get through the holidays. So this week, DNTO takes a look at the moment family traditions are flipped on their head.

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DNTO rethinks 'family traditions'

DNTO Dec. 20 / 30

DNTO rethinks 'family traditions'
For many of us, the holiday season - whether we like it or not - means that it's time to get together with family. But whether you're a kid on Christmas morning or a Mom just trying to survive another Thanksgiving dinner, gatherings of relatives can be complicated. 

Sometimes, we have to get creative to get through the holidays. So this week, DNTO takes a look at the moment family traditions are flipped on their head.

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DNTO fans share their shopping shame

Shopping Advice

DNTO fans share their shopping shame
Is your closet filled with 'repeat offenders'? Articles of clothing you keep buying over and over again? DNTO producer Rosie Fernandez has a thing for white shirts, but only recently realized she'd accumulated 19 of them! So she turned to stylist Suzanne Colmer for advice on how to stop her retail fixation. 

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Where did your shopping trip take you?

DNTO Dec. 13 / 23

Where did your shopping trip take you?
'Tis the season... when hundreds of thousands of Canadians find themselves at the mall!

So on this week's DNTO we offer a little retail therapy - and look at the moments that shopping is anything but simple. 

Whether it's the billionaire who found himself haggling with a street vendor, or the Toronto shopper who lost hours of her life in the quest for the perfect pair of shoes... what did you really get out of your shopping trip?

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Sook-Yin Lee: behind the scenes of DNTO live in Halifax

DNTO Live

Sook-Yin Lee: behind the scenes of DNTO live in Halifax
Halifax is one of my favourite cities. Steeped in history but brimming with a youthful vitality from universities and an art college, it's a paradoxical place: rough and tumble, progressive and old-fashioned. 

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What did you find in the garbage?

DNTO Nov. 29 / Dec. 9

What did you find in the garbage?
Get this: the average Canadian produces 777 kilograms of municipal waste every year. Talk about trashy! But have you ever really thought about what you throw out? 

Sometimes, what we toss in the trash is more than it seems. From worn out clothes to old family photographs, everything we discard is a snapshot of our day-to-day lives. 

So this week, DNTO wonders: what did you really find in the garbage?

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Zarqa Nawaz surprised by her own prejudice

Zarqa Nawaz surprised by her own prejudice
Zarqa Nawaz is used to straddling two cultures. She's Muslim, with a Pakistani background.  
She grew up in Toronto but now lives in Regina.

In 2007 she created the CBC sitcom Little Mosque on the Prairie and she's just written a book called Laughing All the Way to the Mosque.

A lot of Zarqa's work is about challenging stereotypes. She recently had an encounter with a fan that got her thinking about her own prejudices.

Check out the rest of our conversation about race

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NHL's Jordin Tootoo faced racism as an elite athlete

NHL's Jordin Tootoo faced racism as an elite athlete
Jordin Tootoo grew up in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut, playing hockey for fun. 

Although Tootoo didn't play an organized game of hockey until he was a teenager, he went on to become the first Inuk player in the NHL. 

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Post-Ghomeshi CBC: Sook-Yin Lee on what it's like on the inside

CONFESSIONS

Post-Ghomeshi CBC: Sook-Yin Lee on what it's like on the inside
It's difficult to talk about what bothers you. But it's those very things that can nag and fester over time. When you're finally able to bring it up, it can come out in blurts or gushes, in anger or tears. 

Let's talk about the elephant in the room: Jian Ghomeshi, former host of Q. A lot of people have been wondering what it's like to be inside the CBC right now. I want to share what it's been like for me.

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Where did your confession take you?

Nov. 22 / Dec. 02

Where did your confession take you?
Come clean, people! We've all had a moment when we've been called to confess. 

From cheating on an English test to cheating on a partner - secrets big and small can weigh heavily on us. And when we finally unburden ourselves, things don't always turn out the way we expect. 

This week, DNTO wonders: when you confess, what happens next?

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Coming face to face with race

What happened when you kickstarted a conversation?

Coming face to face with race

The topic of race can be a tough one to talk about. Interwoven with issues of identity, politics, and beliefs... it's sensitive stuff, to be sure.

But in a country as diverse as Canada, race doesn't have to differentiate us: it can also bring us together.


This week, DNTO asks: when did you come face to face with race?  There are so many stories here we couldn't fit them all in one episode - check out part one.

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