Jan 15, 2013 | 6:48Up To Speed Human Library Project - Second Chances Audio
Up To Speed Human Library Project - Second Chances Jan 15, 2013 | 6:48CBC Manitoba is very pleased to be part of the "human library" project.
January 24 to 26, you'll be able to go to the Millenium Library and sign up to speak, one on one, with people from our community and hear their stories.
All of these stories have an underlying human rights theme.
Second chances are a part of life according to Mandela Kuet.
He's a Sudanese refugee who made headlines in 2007.
A judge ordered him to face deportation hearings for his criminal behavior inside an African street gang called the Mad Cowz.
Mandela has spent the last three years trying to turn his life around but it's not easy to convince others to believe in him.
He is a part of the Human Library, and he spoke to Larry Updike on Up to Speed.
Dec 14, 2012 | 5:36Up To Speed State of the Inner City Audio
Up To Speed State of the Inner City Dec 14, 2012 | 5:36What better way to take stock of our inner city than by talking to young people who live there? The state of the inner city report was released today. Joshua and Laughlin Kennedy contributed to the report and have lots to say about their neighbourhood.
Dec 5, 2012 | 6:57Up To Speed CP Rail Cuts Audio
Up To Speed CP Rail Cuts Dec 5, 2012 | 6:57Canadian Pacific Railway announced they will 4, 500 jobs by 2016...1, 700 by the end of this year.
How exactly this will effect employees here in Winnipeg is still undetermined.
Barry Prentice is a business professor at the University of Manitoba.
He spoke to Larry Updike about the cuts.
Nov 16, 2012 | 4:15Up To Speed Snowy Sidewalks Audio
Up To Speed Snowy Sidewalks Nov 16, 2012 | 4:15The driving is getting easier, but how's the walking in your neighbourhood? Well imagine if you had to negotiate those slushy mounds in a wheelchair. Guest host Ismaila Alfa speaks to a local woman who has to do just that.
Nov 8, 2012 | 5:34Up To Speed The Loss of a Daughter Audio
Up To Speed The Loss of a Daughter Nov 8, 2012 | 5:34It was a terrible accident that's torn a precious life from the graduating class at Kelvin High School.
Julia Romanow died last week in that terrible crash on Wellington Crescent.
Julia's school mates are finding ways to honour her.
And her mother, Jacqueline Romanow, is setting up a scholarship in memory of her daughter.
She spoke about it with Larry Updike on Up to Speed.
Nov 8, 2012 | 6:07Up To Speed Assessments Up Audio
Up To Speed Assessments Up Nov 8, 2012 | 6:07Many of you have received your property tax assessment notice, and perhaps you noticed quite a jump in the value of your home. Larry talks with the city about those numbers.
Nov 8, 2012 | 7:25Up To Speed Time To Slow Down? Audio
Up To Speed Time To Slow Down? Nov 8, 2012 | 7:25An 11 year old girl is in hospital today after being hit by a car on Portage avenue yesterday. There are schools and a library near where she was hit. Should speed limits be reduced to 30 in school zones, even on Portage avenue? Larry asks CAA Manitoba.
Nov 7, 2012 | 6:32Up To Speed In Need of a Few Good Men Audio
Up To Speed In Need of a Few Good Men Nov 7, 2012 | 6:32Big Brothers has a big waiting list of young men wanting to connect with a mentor. Hear from a Big Brother who watched his little brother grow up to become the man he is today, and hear what a difference it made in both of their lives.
Oct 25, 2012 | 8:51Up To Speed Fighting Obesity Audio
Up To Speed Fighting Obesity Oct 25, 2012 | 8:51The fight against childhood obesity is taking some cues from anti-smoking campaigns. Find out what doctors in Ontario are recommending to combat obesity across the country.