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Fighting for their rights: one family's incredible story

Photo Courtesy: Navid Khavari

Photo Courtesy: Navid Khavari

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When we did an episode to mark the opening of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, we knew we were taking on a challenge. An episode all about moments that mobilize us to fight for our rights? It's a topic that is deeply interwoven with emotion, history, and beliefs.

So when DNTO storyteller Navid Khavari sent us the incredible story of his aunt, Zarrin Moghimi, we knew we had to help him share it with the world. His mother, Simin Moghimi, joined him to help tell her tale. 

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Fighting for their rights: one family's incredible story

Your DNTO

Fighting for their rights: one family's incredible story
When we did an episode to mark the opening of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, we knew we were taking on a challenge. An episode all about moments that mobilize us to fight for our rights? It's a topic that is deeply interwoven with emotion, history, and beliefs.

So when DNTO storyteller Navid Khavari sent us the incredible story of his aunt, Zarrin Moghimi, we knew we had to help him share it with the world. His mother, Simin Moghimi, joined him to help tell her tale. 

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How Tom Wilson learned a family secret from a stranger

Encounters with Strangers

How Tom Wilson learned a family secret from a stranger
When DNTO headed to Hamilton, Ontario for a live show, there was one guest we definitely wanted on the bill.

Canadian music legend and famed storyteller Tom Wilson of Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, Junkhouse and LeE HARVeY OsMOND, grew up in Steeltown and still lives there. 

But when we asked him to come on the show and share the story of a life-changing encounter with a stranger we never expected a story like this. You can listen to the story in Tom's voice - the first time he has ever spoken about this publicly - or keep on reading. 

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Vinay Virmani didn't expect to be in the spotlight

Vinay Virmani didn't expect to be in the spotlight
By his own admission, Vinay Virmani was a shy, overweight kid from Brampton, Ontario who had a stutter and was scared of public speaking. 

But he always had a creative mind and loved telling stories, so he planned for a career as a writer or producer. And never imagined he'd end up in front of the camera. 

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Taking a stand...and being heard

The Fight for Human Rights

Taking a stand...and being heard
Airdate: September 20, 2014

To celebrate the opening of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg, we're celebrating everyone's rights as humans, and sharing the mobilizing moments that made you want to fight for them. 

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When the Canadian chanteuse met the celebrated Canuck rocker

When the Canadian chanteuse met the celebrated Canuck rocker
This past summer, Jill Barber was boarding a flight to go perform at the Festival d'ete in Quebec City.
 
It's a huge music festival with rock stars from around the world.  Jill was travelling with her one year old son Joshua, and a nanny.

And she decided to wait until everyone else was on the plane before taking her seat. 

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Celebrity sighting! Your #DNTOceleb photos and stories

Photo Wall

Celebrity sighting! Your #DNTOceleb photos and stories
This week, DNTO is taking a hard look at celebrity culture and wondering: who the heck are we so obsessed with? 

Admit it: everyone is starstruck by somebody. But you know what's even better than meeting a celebrity? Having a photo so you can brag to friends! So with that in mind, DNTO is collecting your best celebrity encounters - and posting them on our photo wall. 

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How close have you gotten to a celebrity?

Brushes With Fame

How close have you gotten to a celebrity?
Airdate: September 13, 2014

This week is all about celebrities and the brushes with fame we experience trying to get close to them. 

From a mini Iron Man at TIFF waiting to meet his idol, to former prime minister Paul Martin not recognizing a Hollywood power couple, we've got all kinds of tales of awkward, surprising and funny celebrity encounters.

We're even collecting your best celebrity selfies, check out the photo collection and add your best shot.

Here's what else is on the show:

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Sook-Yin Lee compared Madonna to Ronald McDonald...to her face

Sook-Yin Lee compared Madonna to Ronald McDonald...to her face
I have met a lot of superstars, especially when I was working at MuchMusic.

I thumb-wrestled and lost to Tom Jones, I got trapped in a tiny elevator with Moby - which was truly terrifying - and Patti Smith gave a shout out to me from the stage just before she belted a song and peed her pants which is one of her rock star moves.

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Chased by a wolf: one cyclist's story

Chased by a wolf: one cyclist's story
It's been a bike-life at DNTO this week as we've been sharing amazing accounts from people and their spoked-steeds. But one story really put everyone on the edge of their saddles... 



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DNTO LIVE in Hamilton

DNTO Sept. 27 / Oct. 7

DNTO LIVE in Hamilton
Heads up, DNTO fans: we've hit the road and high-tailed our way to Canada's Steel City - Hamilton, Ontario!

Live from the beautiful Zoetic Theatre, Sook-Yin and the Hammer's finest storytellers tell tales about something we've all experienced: an encounter with a stranger. 

From a mysterious old man with an incredible story, to an intense encounter with a four-legged friend - the city's best raconteurs share their best 'stranger' stories.

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