Oct 17, 2011 | 18:54Game Changer 1973 Oil Embargo Audio
Game Changer 1973 Oil Embargo Oct 17, 2011 | 18:54The U.S. still walks a tightrope with events that began at this precise time four decades ago, when infuriated Saudis along with other Arab leaders essentially turned off the spigots with a devastating Oil Embargo. The year was 1973, half the lights on the Golden Gate Bridge went out. The Washington Monuments went to black. And gas station lineups snaked around corners. Today, our project Game Changer looks at the decision that affects Canadian energy policy and U.S. politics to this day.
Oct 24, 2011 | 25:31Game Changer Women's Health & Patients' Rights Game Changer: "Our Bodies, Ourselves" Audio
Game Changer Women's Health & Patients' Rights Game Changer: "Our Bodies, Ourselves" Oct 24, 2011 | 25:31It was trouble. Libraries banned it. Women hid their copies.
Critics called it trash and pornographic. It dedicated chapters to lesbians, abortions, masturbation and health issues faced by women but ignored by male doctors. And 9 editions, 25 translations and 4 million copies later, the book Our Bodies, Ourselves is considered the book that changed the game on women's health and patients' rights overall.
Oct 25, 2011 | 27:04Game Changer African American Game Changer: John Carlos Audio
Game Changer African American Game Changer: John Carlos Oct 25, 2011 | 27:04It was the year of the Tet Offensive in Vietnam, the Prague Spring in Czechoslovakia, the assassination of Martin Luther King and the slaughter of student and worker protesters in Mexico City. Against that backdrop of unrest and uncertainty two African Americans stood on the Olympic medals podium in Mexico and raised their fists in the Black Power salute. And in a flash, John Carlos became both victorious and vilified.
Oct 26, 2011 | 21:11Game Changer After the Storm Audio
Game Changer After the Storm Oct 26, 2011 | 21:11Right now across this country as the weak October light comes through the window, someone who you don't know or someone you know all too well is beginning another day helping the person they love through the day. Thousands of Canadians experience stroke. And their families experience it right along with them. Today, we share the story of Joe. He was 51 when he had a stroke and Shirley the woman who loves him who becomes his caretaker.
Oct 26, 2011 | 26:53Game Changer Afghan Women Game Changer: Sally Armstrong Audio
Game Changer Afghan Women Game Changer: Sally Armstrong Oct 26, 2011 | 26:53Back in the late 90s, Homemakers' Magazine shared the wrenching story of Afghan women and their treatment under the Taliban. With that article , Homemakers' editor Sally Armstrong galvanized the women of this nation, inspiring them to reach out in projects that would last until this day. And along the way, a nine year old girl who heard her speak decided she too, wanted to help Afghan girls.
Nov 22, 2011 | 23:02Game Changer The threat of bovine growth hormones to public safety Audio
Game Changer The threat of bovine growth hormones to public safety Nov 22, 2011 | 23:02In the late 80s and through the nineties, three veterinarians with Health Canada were growing increasingly uncomfortable as they investigated bovine growth hormones to determine whether to approve their use. There was pressure from the manufacturers and from their bosses. And when they went public with concerns over safety and human health, they were eventually fired for insubordination. Fifteen years on , one is back at work and two cannot be reinstated.
Dec 5, 2011 | 40:19Game Changer Past Aboriginal Housing Crises Audio
Game Changer Past Aboriginal Housing Crises Dec 5, 2011 | 40:19Today, our project Game Changer looks back at First Nation communities and asks why wasn't each a Game Changer for itself and for the next community? We hash out the aboriginal housing crisis and look at what we can do to solve it, once and for all. Plus, we'll try to learn something from a community that's been branded a success story.
Dec 6, 2011 | 25:13Game Changer The discovery of stem cells by Canadian scientists Audio
Game Changer The discovery of stem cells by Canadian scientists Dec 6, 2011 | 25:13It was one of those Sundays, where one scientist was spelling off the other, checking the lab mice in a project that was all about using radiation for cancer treatment. So imagine their surprise when the two scientists realized what was really happening to those mice. They were growing stem cells. The year was 1960. The scientists were right here in Canada. Today, the story of James Till and Ernest McCulloch, two of Canada's most accomplished and least heralded scientists.
Dec 7, 2011 | 27:26Game Changer Chevron oil spills in Latin America Audio
Game Changer Chevron oil spills in Latin America Dec 7, 2011 | 27:26Also today, our project Game Changer is tracking the political and judicial treatment of big oil in Latin America. From an oil spill off the coast of Brazil to a multi-billion dollar judgment in Ecuador, each involving Chevron and each sending a message about environmental culpability.
Dec 12, 2011 | 27:02Game Changer Technologies and other innovations of the MIT Media Lab Audio
Game Changer Technologies and other innovations of the MIT Media Lab Dec 12, 2011 | 27:02They developed The Kindle, Guitar Hero and the little robot vacuum cleaner that scuttles along the floor. But they've also created the exo-skeleton robots you can hug and cars that can fold up. Today we bring you the story of MITs Media Lab where very smart people are given the space to play and come up with fantastic off-the-wall ideas for new technology.The only catch ... once they Dream It, they have to Build It.
Dec 15, 2011 | 22:23Game Changer Reinventing Office Communications Game Changer: No more internal email for Atos Audio
Game Changer Reinventing Office Communications Game Changer: No more internal email for Atos Dec 15, 2011 | 22:23It began as simple time saver. No more stamps, no more phone calls when a quick email would suffice. It changed the game in office communications. But for all the ease ... writing, reading, answering and culling emails can take up to five hours a week of valuable office time and all that information - too much information is estimated to cost US corporations a trillion dollars a year. Our project Game Changer follows a communications technology company ready to delete email.
Dec 14, 2011 | 25:07Game Changer Switching CFCs to HFCs in an effort to reduce global warming Audio
Game Changer Switching CFCs to HFCs in an effort to reduce global warming Dec 14, 2011 | 25:07Remember how we all stopped using CFC's in fridges, in hairspray, all because of the hole in the Ozone layer? We replaced CFCs with HFCs and the hole did get smaller but now we know HFCs are even worse for the atmosphere. Our project, Game Changer looks at the chemistry that caused another conundrum as we explore tales of Earnest Environmental Efforts .. gone wrong.