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What did you find in the garbage?

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DNTO Nov. 29 / Dec. 9

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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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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How far did you go to survive?

DNTO Nov 8 / 18

How far did you go to survive?
Buckle up: this week, we bring you truly incredible stories about life, death, and the moment you thought you might not be able to make it. Because whether your instincts kick in or not, moments of survival can bring out the best and worst in us. 

And it's not just epic tales of survival in far-flung locales: there are all kinds of everyday difficulties that are hard to endure.

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Wanda Koop's class field trip inspired her to become an artist

How art changed her life

Wanda Koop's class field trip inspired her to become an artist
Wanda Koop is one of Canada's most celebrated contemporary artists. She's had her work shown at the National Gallery in Ottawa and all over the world.

She was raised by immigrant parents in Winnipeg. When she was a child she was chosen by the Winnipeg School Division to take art classes at the Winnipeg Art Gallery.

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DNTO LIVE at the Halifax Central Library

DNTO Dec. 3

DNTO LIVE at the Halifax Central Library
Heads up, Halifax: DNTO is heading your way! 

A city with some of the country's best storytellers and musicians, Halifax is also home to the brand new Halifax Central Library. A gorgeous new building in the heart of downtown, it's being billed as the city's 'living room' - a place to build community and share stories. 

So to help celebrate its opening, we're hosting a special live show at the library on Wednesday, December 3rd at 7:30pm. Doors will be open by 7:00 - but we encourage you to arrive early. 

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DNTO is taking charge!

DNTO Nov. 1 / 11

DNTO is taking charge!
Clear across Canada, there have been many leadership races in recent weeks. From Vancouver to Winnipeg to Toronto to the upcoming federal election, there are a lot of folks angling for the top jobs in their communities. 

That got us thinking: what happens when actually you find yourself in charge? Whether you're running a city or simply babysitting kids for the first time - what happened when you were handed the reins?

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