Game Changer | Jan 10, 2012 | 2:01

Yukon Mining Game Changer: Shawn Ryan (Promo)

Wednesday on The Current meet a Game Changer whose work as a prospector is making its mark in the Yukon. Some people say Shawn Ryan helped start the modern Yukon gold rush.

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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.
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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.
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Game Changer Quantum Computing Game Changer: David Deutsch Oct 14, 2011 | 24:20The physicist David Deutsch considered the father of quantum computing explains what a quantum computer is and what may happen if a big enough one is ever built.
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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.
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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.
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