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Lesson 52: Once a Refugee, Always a Refugee?

December 11, 2009 | 09:51 AM

Refugees flee difficult and terrifying situations. What happens when they settle in a new country? What challenges do they face? Is there a point where they no longer consider themselves refugees? These are some of the questions explored in this lesson.


Lesson 51: Where have All the Children Gone?

November 27, 2009 | 09:41 AM

Each November, Canadians are reminded of the sacrifices made by soldiers in past wars. However, after WW1, more civilians than soldiers have died in war efforts, and more than half of the civilians have been children. Artist Tamara Weller has found a way to get students thinking about how war affects children like themselves. Find out about her unique art project in this lesson.


Lesson 50: The H1N1 Vaccine

November 13, 2009 | 09:33 AM

What is H1N1? How are people responding to the pandemic and to the vaccination program? Find out more about H1N1 and vaccines in this lesson.


Lesson 49: How Government Works

October 30, 2009 | 09:49 AM

Learn a little about Manitoba's new Premier Greg Selinger and find out more about the responsibilities of Canada's three levels of government.


Lesson 48: Second-hand Smoke

October 20, 2009 | 01:51 PM

Smoking has been banned in most indoor public places across Canada. In 2010, Manitoba will ban smoking in vehicles when children under the age of 16 are passengers. Concern about the effects of second-hand smoke is also leading to calls to ban smoking in outdoor public spaces. In this lesson, you learn more about the issues and get a chance to express your views.


Lesson 47: The Pope Apologizes

May 25, 2009 | 10:25 AM

Two aboriginal Manitobans talk about their personal reaction to the Pope's apology for past wrongs at church-run residential schools and about the impact residential schools have had on their families.


Lesson 46: The Hidden Job Market

May 07, 2009 | 10:58 AM

Did you know that only 20 percent of the jobs in Manitoba are advertised? If you're looking for work, it's important to develop a network of contacts so you can find out about opportunities in the hidden job market. Get started with this lesson!


Lesson 45: The Role of the Police

March 19, 2009 | 09:51 AM

The role of the police and public perceptions of the police are not the same in every country. In addition to solving and preventing crime, police forces across Canada also face the challenge of policing an increasingly culturally, ethnically and racially diverse population.


Lesson 44: Your Senses, Your Hearing

March 12, 2009 | 11:11 AM

Imagine how challenging it would be to try to learn English if you couldn't hear the language! Listen to an interview with a teacher who teaches sign language and English to newcomers. Learn about how you can protect your own hearing at home and at the workplace.


Lesson 43: Manitoba Homecoming 2010

March 05, 2009 | 10:52 AM

Manitoba is planning a year long party in 2010 to celebrate the province's 140th birthday. The organizers hope that Homecoming 2010 will encourage former Manitobans to come back and take a fresh look at what the province has to offer. Find out how you can join in the festivities!


Lesson 42: Romance Across Cultures

February 26, 2009 | 11:59 AM

How does romance differ across cultures? What qualities are you seeking in an ideal partner? Listen to Manitoba author Mary George talk about her career as a writer of historical romance novels and find out what she thinks is true romance.


Lesson 41: Weathering the Economic Storm

February 12, 2009 | 10:05 AM

Find out how Steinbach and the rest of Manitoba is weathering the current economic storm. Listen to an interview with the president of the Steinbach Chamber of Commerce.


Lesson 40: Religious Beliefs and Human Rights

February 05, 2009 | 09:03 AM

A lesbian couple has filed a human rights complaint against a doctor who told them homosexuality is against her religious beliefs. This lesson explores myths, facts and attitudes toward homosexuality and human rights.


Lesson 39: The Story of Minnedosa's Piano

January 29, 2009 | 08:43 AM

Manitoba small towns are famous for their community spirit. Learn more about living in a small community and find out how the CBC radio program The Vinyl Cafe helped the town of Minnedosa get a piano. (You can listen to the show which was taped in Minnedosa on CBC on March 21, 22 and 24, 2009.)


Lesson 38: When Someone Goes Missing

January 22, 2009 | 09:21 AM

The family of a young man who is missing has put up a billboard in Winnipeg and other Western Canadian cities so the public can help them find him. Find out more about what happens when someone goes missing.


Lesson 37: Out in the C-C-C-Cold!

January 15, 2009 | 09:27 AM

What's it like to live and work in some of the coldest parts of the world? The host of Discovery's Channel's TV program Out in the Cold says his guests love what they're doing and where they live.


Lesson 36: Off to the Movies

December 11, 2008 | 09:30 AM

Listen to a movie reviewer talk about three recently released movies and find out about a website that helps parents decide whether movies are appropriate for their kids to watch.


Lesson 35: Can Immigrating to Canada Make You Sick?

November 27, 2008 | 10:08 AM

Studies are showing that the longer immigrants live in Canada, the greater their risk of developing diabetes and heart disease. Find out what a doctor thinks is affecting the health of immigrants to Canada.


Lesson 34: Music: The Universal Language?

November 20, 2008 | 10:12 AM

A famous musician visits the former Winnipeg home of another famous musician. Find out how the visit went and learn about Manitoba's musical roots.


Lesson 33: Inspired by Obama's Victory

November 13, 2008 | 10:15 AM

Listen to a Manitoba resident of Kenyan heritage talk about what U.S. President-Elect Barack Obama's victory means to him. Find out how others around the world are reacting to Obama's win.


Lesson 32: It's Time to Fix Aboriginal Education

November 06, 2008 | 10:17 AM

The education levels of Manitoba's Aboriginal population are falling behind the rest of the student population. Learn about historical and current challenges faced by Aboriginal students.


Lesson 31: Staying Healthy: The Zimbabwe Hand Jive

October 30, 2008 | 10:19 AM

Learn about the Zimbabwe Hand Jive from a dietician and find out how you can develop healthier eating habits.


Lesson 30: Citizenship and Voting

October 23, 2008 | 10:21 AM

Meet Manitoba's youngest Member of Parliament and learn about the northern riding she represents. Find out more about voter turnout. Just how important Is it that citizens in a democracy go out and vote?


Lesson 29: Living in Rental Housing

October 16, 2008 | 10:23 AM

What are the responsibilities of landlords and tenants? What do tenants need to know? Learn more about rental housing in Manitoba.


Lesson 28: Second Generation Immigrants

October 09, 2008 | 10:25 AM

How are second generation children of immigrant parents doing in the labour market? The findings of this Statistics Canada study may surprise you!


Lesson 27: What Are You Doing This Summer?

May 31, 2008 | 10:28 AM

There's lots to do in Manitoba in the summer! Find out about events taking place across the province and learn some summer safety tips.


Lesson 26: EAL - More Than A Language Program

May 17, 2008 | 10:30 AM

English as an Additional Language (EAL) programs in Manitoba help students adapt to their new culture while they learn the language. Hear how the program works at one Winnipeg high school.


Lesson 25: Action on Climate Change

May 10, 2008 | 10:34 AM

Learn about the causes and effects of climate change. Find out what you can do to help the planet.


Lesson 24: What's in a Name?

April 26, 2008 | 10:39 AM

Find out about the latest trends and traditions in naming babies.


Lesson 23: The Arts and Artistic Expression

March 15, 2008 | 10:41 AM

What's the link between the arts and gender stereotyping? Listen in and find out more about both!


Lesson 22: Three Kinds of Bosses

March 01, 2008 | 10:45 AM

Learn about the personalities of three different kinds of bosses and decide which one you would rather work for!


Lesson 21: Getting to Know Each Other

March 01, 2008 | 01:48 AM

What are the best ways to build understanding across cultures? Find out about a public awareness campaign which aims to dispell myths and encourage dialogue.


Lesson 20: Weaving History

February 23, 2008 | 10:50 AM

Carol James weaves replicas of the sashes worn by Louis Riel and the Voyageurs. Learn more about her craft and about Manitoba's history.


Lesson 19: A Unique Gang-Prevention Program

February 16, 2008 | 10:52 AM

Learn about a new program that aims at helping tackle the problem of youth gangs in Winnipeg.


Lesson 18: Blending Cultures and Flavours at Cafe Dario

February 09, 2008 | 10:54 AM

Visit a small restaurant in Winnipeg's west end, meet the owner and be introduced to Nuevo Latino cuisine.


Lesson 17: Why are Canadians Increasingly in Debt?

February 02, 2008 | 10:56 AM

A recent survey shows that Canadians are more and more in debt. Find out why this is happening and whether you should be concerned.


Lesson 16: Embracing and Celebrating Winter - getting the most out of the season

January 27, 2008 | 10:58 AM

Learn about things you can do to enjoy winter. Cheer on a reporter who tries a new winter sport.


Lesson 15: You're Never Too Young to Volunteer - a group of children help out at a food bank

January 19, 2008 | 11:00 AM

Learn about poverty, food banks and volunteering. Join a group of children who are helping out at Winnipeg Harvest.


Lesson 14: A Successful Businessman Decides to Retire - learn about retirement in Canada

January 12, 2008 | 11:03 AM

Learn more about retirement in Canada and how to prepare for retirement - hear a personal story from a successful Winnipeg businessman.


Lesson 13: The Changing Face of Manitoba

December 08, 2007 | 11:05 AM

Learn more about Manitoba's increasing immigrant population - and hear a personal story from one of the province's largest immigrant groups.


Lesson 12: Altona Welcomes Newcomers - Immigrating to Rural Manitoba

December 01, 2007 | 11:09 AM

Learn how the Town of Altona actively recruits newcomers and makes sure they feel welcome in the community.


Lesson 11: Hijabs and Sports - Accomodating Culture in Sports

November 24, 2007 | 11:14 AM

Listen to an interview with a young woman who designs firm fit hijabs for sport and fitness.


Lesson 10: Troy finds his dream job - Finding work in Manitoba

November 17, 2007 | 11:16 AM

Listen to an interview with a young man who overcame many obstacles and found his dream job.


Lesson 9: A Church for the Eritrean Community - Religious Customs in Manitoba

November 10, 2007 | 11:17 AM

Listen to parts of an Eritrean church service and find out about religious customs in Manitoba.


Lesson 8: Collaborative Family Law - Marriage and Divorce Customs in Canada

November 03, 2007 | 12:00 PM

Listen to an interview with Winnipeg lawyers about a a new way to resolve issues in a divorce without going to court.


Lesson 7: Love and Logic - Parenting with respect and control

October 27, 2007 | 12:03 PM

Listen to a Winnipeg doctor give advice about raising children - and read about issues immigrant parents have when raising children in Canada.


Lesson 6: Globix - A Made in Manitoba Healthy Snack

October 20, 2007 | 12:06 PM

Find out about a new healthy snack created by a group of University of Manitoba students.


Lesson 5: You Know You're in Winnipeg When...

October 13, 2007 | 12:08 PM

Find out about a Facebook group that celebrates the uniqueness of Winnipeggers!


Lesson 4: Hockey in Winnipeg's North End

October 06, 2007 | 12:09 PM

Hear about starting the first ever hockey team at St. John's High School in Winnipeg's North End.


Lesson 3: Visit to an Asian Supermarket

September 29, 2007 | 12:11 PM

Go shopping for Blue Crab at an Asian Supermarket.


Lesson 2: Road Trip to Rolling River First Nation

September 22, 2007 | 12:13 PM

This lesson is about newcomers who take a trip to Rolling River First Nation.


Lesson 1: West Nile Virus Vaccine

September 01, 2007 | 12:14 PM

This lesson is about West Nile Virus Vaccine.


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