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Past Episodes: December 2012 Archives

Celebrating the longest night of the year

We managed to escape those doomsday predictions for today, but Dec. 21 is still a significant date. It's the winter solstice, the longest night of the year, and it's being celebrated by many...including the Children's Peace Theatre in the city's east end, and Wonderworks in the Annex. Here and Now spoke with Rochelle Holt, the owner of Wonderworks, a store that focusses on spirituality, and Karen Emerson, Artistic Director of the Children's Peace Theatre. For more information go to:


Nutcracker Kids

Tonight, dozens of tiny dancers will showcase their version of the Nutcracker. CBC's Dagna Pielaszkiewicz went behind the scenes with students from Pia Bouman's School for Ballet and Creative Movement. Members of the cast talked about what it's like to play a supporting role in a production involving over 90 youth. Listen audio (runs 5:47)


Reported Cases Of The Flu Are On The Rise

Roll up your sleeve. That's the message from public health, now that we're in the middle of flu season. The number of reported cases are up from the yearly average. Dr. Vinita Dubey, Toronto's associate medical officer of health talked about the need for flu prevention. Listen audio (runs 5:43)