Oct 6, 2012 | 11:25Day 6 New Mafia Kingpins - The 'Ndrangheta Audio
Day 6 New Mafia Kingpins - The 'Ndrangheta Oct 6, 2012 | 11:25xplosive allegations of organized crime's power in Quebec dominated the headlines again this week. So far at the at The Charbonneau inquiry we've been hearing a lot about the Cosa Nostra group which has strong ties to Sicily. But now another name is emerging -- The 'Ndrangheta. And their power base is in Calabria, the toe of Italy's boot. The organized crime group dominates in Europe and now we're learning just how much power and pull they have in Ontario. We'll dig deeper with mob watcher Antonio Nicaso and former RCMP chief superintendent Ben Soave.
Aug 10, 2012 | 9:59Day 6 White Supremacist Music Audio
Day 6 White Supremacist Music Aug 10, 2012 | 9:59On Sunday, Wade Michael Page walked into a Sikh temple in Wisconsin and killed six people. Page had ties to the white supremacist movement and played in a number of white power bands. We spoke with former neo-Nazi and author of Skinhead Confessions, TJ Leyden, about music as a recruiting tool. Devin Burghart, author of Soundtracks to the White Revolution and vice-president of the Institute for Research & Education on Human Rights explained the past and present landscape of the white supremacist music scene.
Aug 17, 2012 | 13:42Day 6 Day 6 - August 18 - The Gatsby Curve Audio
Day 6 Day 6 - August 18 - The Gatsby Curve Aug 17, 2012 | 13:42With the US presidential campaign heating up - we're all going to be hearing a lot more talk about The American Dream and what it means in coming months.
Which may explain why a novel published in 1925 holds such appeal in 2012.
A movie adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby is due out next summer. A musical version just opened in London, and an eight-hour reading of the novel got rave reviews in New York.
There's even a Great Gatsby makeup line in the works.
Sarah Churchwell teaches literature at the University of East Anglia, and is working on a book about Gatsby.
And Miles Corak researched what's been called "The Gatsby Curve". He teaches economics at the University of Ottawa.
Nov 17, 2012 | 14:08Day 6 Deep Sixed: Economic Growth Audio
Day 6 Deep Sixed: Economic Growth Nov 17, 2012 | 14:08In the Deep Sixed series, we take on aspects of life we take for granted today that might not survive tomorrow. This week: economic growth. We examine the future of growth with help from Matthew Lazin-Ryder, host of CBC radio's The Invisible Hand, Jeff Rubin, former chief economist for CIBC World Markets and author of The End of Growth,a nd Roger Pielke Jr, Professor of Environmental Studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder, and author of "The Climate Fix". To vote on the future of growth, click here.
Jan 27, 2012 | 9:25Day 6 Jon Ronson on The Next DSM Audio
Day 6 Jon Ronson on The Next DSM Jan 27, 2012 | 9:25The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders - better known as the DSM - is the American Psychiatric Association's bible for mental health clinicians. A new edition of the big book, the DSM-5, is due out next spring. Last week, there was outcry over a proposed tightening of the definition of autism. And in recent days, a new debate over depression and grief in the DSM-5 broke out. Here's Jon Ronson on the controversies.
Jun 8, 2012 | 8:02Day 6 Day 6 - Magnotta and The Media Audio
Day 6 Day 6 - Magnotta and The Media Jun 8, 2012 | 8:02Dr. Park Dietz is a criminologist, forensic psychiatrist and an expert on the role media plays in covering senstational crimes. He shares some thoughts on how the Magnotta case should be handled.
Oct 5, 2012 | 2:08Day 6 COMMENT: The "Most Important" Important Election Audio
Day 6 COMMENT: The "Most Important" Important Election Oct 5, 2012 | 2:08This U.S. election is the most important one in history. No, seriously, according to all kinds of people, it's the most important election to take place. Ever. If you're tired of hearing that phrase, you're not alone. Day 6 contributor Brent Cox shares his thoughts on why this overused phrase is overly annoying.
Nov 9, 2012 | 6:21Day 6 The Rise of Libyan Cinema Audio
Day 6 The Rise of Libyan Cinema Nov 9, 2012 | 6:21During the revolution in Libya that overthrew Muammar Gaddafi's regime last year, protestors used their phones and cameras to capture the rebellion on the streets. They put their footage up on YouTube and other social networks for the world to see, planting the seeds of Libyan cinema. Filmmaking wasn't allowed under Gaddafi, and now film festivals are popping up in various cities around the country. Mohamed Maklouf is organizing one such festival, set to take place in Benghazi next month. A filmmaker himself, he's just moved back to Libya after living as a dissident in England for 37 years.