Sep 27, 2012 | 8:50Up To Speed Flag of Faces Audio
Up To Speed Flag of Faces Sep 27, 2012 | 8:50Tim Van Horn is taking pictures to create a Canadian mosaic made up of 36,000 portraits taken of people from all across the country. The photos will be put together in a 30 by 100 foot flag. It will be unfurled on On Canada Day in 2017 for our 150th birthday.
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.
Mar 5, 2013 | 8:58Up To Speed Musi App Audio
Up To Speed Musi App Mar 5, 2013 | 8:58There seems to be an app for just about everything these days.
But three local students from Vincent Massey Collegiate and St Paul's High School have created one that is catching on in a big way.
"Musi" is a streaming music app that allows you to make playlists from YouTube and operate them through the app rather than the usual download approach.
Aaron Wojnowski, David Bell and Christian Lunney are the brains behind this creation and they spoke about it with Larry Updike.
May 22, 2012 | 6:23Up To Speed Activist Attacked Audio
Up To Speed Activist Attacked May 22, 2012 | 6:23Michael Champagne works to build community spirit and change stereotypes of the North End, but over the weekend he was attacked while walking down the street. He shares the story with Larry Updike.
May 23, 2012 | 9:42Up To Speed PSA Tests Audio
Up To Speed PSA Tests May 23, 2012 | 9:42A U.S. government panel says healthy men shouldn't routinely have a blood test that screens for prostate cancer. But Ed Johner, a local prostate cancer survivor, says it was that test that saved his life.
May 23, 2012 | 15:30Up To Speed Bear Attack Audio
Up To Speed Bear Attack May 23, 2012 | 15:30The man who survived a bear attack armed with only a wad of toilet paper tells his story of survival. Gord Shurvell tells so vividly and with such humour, you won't want to miss it! Then, his friend Dan Alexander tells us how he saved his friend.
May 24, 2012 | 8:55Up To Speed EI Changes Audio
Up To Speed EI Changes May 24, 2012 | 8:55Frequent EI claimants will likely have to expand their job search and accept lower wages. Neil Cohen from the Community Unemployed Help Centre reacts to the news.
May 24, 2012 | 7:27Up To Speed One Person Makes a Difference Audio
Up To Speed One Person Makes a Difference May 24, 2012 | 7:27A remarkable story of heroism . We speak to Manli Ho, the daughter of the late Dr Feng Shan Ho. He was a Chinese envoy based in Vienna during World War Two who singlehandedly rescued 18,000 European Jews from certain death.