Sep 28, 2011 | 21:59Game Changer Feminism Game Changer: Gloria Steinem Audio
Game Changer Feminism Game Changer: Gloria Steinem Sep 28, 2011 | 21:59For her, the definition has always been rather basic ... a person who believes in the full social, economic and political equality of men and women and acts on it ... That is a Feminist. And she is a feminist Icon, a myth-breaker and Game Changer . Today, Gloria Steinem talks about the past that got her here and the future that keeps her going.
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.
Sep 6, 2011 | 24:52Game Changer Women's Sexuality Game Changer: The Vibrator Audio
Game Changer Women's Sexuality Game Changer: The Vibrator Sep 6, 2011 | 24:52It was the third invention to ever receive a patent. An electrical device ostensibly designed for medical treatment for women in Victorian England. It became known as The Vibrator and revolutionized understanding of women's sexual needs and sexuality.
Jan 16, 2012 | 22:49Game Changer Canada's same-sex marriage laws Audio
Game Changer Canada's same-sex marriage laws Jan 16, 2012 | 22:49Today our project Game Changer examines Canada's influence in the world-wide fight for same-sex marriage rights. Even as the Justice Minister was pledging to close a "legislative gap" late last week over divorcing same-sex couples, gay rights activists world-wide were on edge watching it unfold. Our laws in Canada reverberate across the globe.
Oct 3, 2011 | 22:39Game Changer Mogadishu Game Changer: Mayor Mohamed Admed Noor Audio
Game Changer Mogadishu Game Changer: Mayor Mohamed Admed Noor Oct 3, 2011 | 22:39If you're looking to make a difference in politics, there are easier places than the capital of Somalia. Devastated by a decade of insurgency and piracy and now ravaged by famine and plagued by vicious violence, you've got to wonder why Mohamed Admed Noor was so ready to abandon refuge in Britain to be Mayor. And while he's dodging death threats, he's organizing garbage collection. Today as part of our project Game Changer, we follow the irrepressible Mayor of Mogadishu.
Sep 13, 2011 | 21:59Game Changer Alberta's Oil & Gas Sector Game Changer: Former Premier Peter Lougheed Audio
Game Changer Alberta's Oil & Gas Sector Game Changer: Former Premier Peter Lougheed Sep 13, 2011 | 21:59It was in the 60s under the Social Credit government of Ernest Manning that the excavation began. Oil was three bucks a barrel, far less than it cost to get at that bitumen. It would be another provincial premier who ramped up development ...Peter Lougheed's vision for Alberta's massive energy reserves changed the face of federal and provincial politics in this country . And today as we look at Game Changers in Alberta, we talk to Peter Lougheed about growth in the oil and gas sector in Alberta.
Sep 13, 2011 | 23:59Game Changer Alberta's Game Changer: The Oil Sands Audio
Game Changer Alberta's Game Changer: The Oil Sands Sep 13, 2011 | 23:59Alberta's vast oil sands are an engine of economic growth. Production has more than doubled in the last decade and spilling billions of dollars into the economy. On the other side ...They are dogged by issues of environmental degradation and statistics that they account for the largest increase in green house gas emissions in the country. The Oil Sands have been a Game Changer for Alberta, for the country and arguably beyond ... and in more than one way. Today we focus on the communities that surround them.
Sep 26, 2011 | 22:08Game Changer A Small Act Audio
Game Changer A Small Act Sep 26, 2011 | 22:08Sometimes people change people's lives and never even know.
And so it was with Hilde Back, a Holocaust survivor teaching children in Sweden and sending 15-dollars a month off to Kenya in the mail. At the other end, a little boy who got to go to school with that money and grew up to work in human rights around the globe. Today we bring you the story of how one small act of kindness created so much hope.
Oct 6, 2011 | 19:06Game Changer Digital Lifestyle Game Changer: Steve Jobs Audio
Game Changer Digital Lifestyle Game Changer: Steve Jobs Oct 6, 2011 | 19:06The year was 1976 and in a suburban California garage, a 21 year old college drop out, Steve Jobs and a high school buddy started a company called Apple. Long before the news of his death yesterday, Steve Jobs was recognized as a genius. The man behind not only the elegant and increasingly indispensable array of digital devices but the creator of our transformative digital lifestyles.
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 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.