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 19, 2011 | 27:30Game Changer Canadian Environmental Politics Game Changer: Tzeporah Berman Audio
Game Changer Canadian Environmental Politics Game Changer: Tzeporah Berman Sep 19, 2011 | 27:30As a leader in the fight to save B.C.'s Claqouot Sound, environmentalists rallied around her while government and corporate officials called her an eco-terrorist. And then Tzeporah Berman did the unthinkable. She negotiated with the very companies she once vilified, securing groundbreaking deals to save Old Growth Forests. Now some environmentalists consider her a sellout. Today we talk to the woman credited with changing Environmental Politics in Canada.
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 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.