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Icons of Change: Episode 1

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Game Changer - Seventeen math equations that changed the worldMar 28, 2012 | 22:31Game Changer Seventeen math equations that changed the world Audio
Game Changer Seventeen math equations that changed the world Mar 28, 2012 | 22:31There is a story behind every equation and the very best of those equations have helped us to understand and shape our world. Ian Stewart has just written a book about 17 equations that he says changed the world.
Game Changer - Primate Scientist Jane GoodallMar 21, 2012 | 26:08Game Changer Primate Scientist Jane Goodall Audio
Game Changer Primate Scientist Jane Goodall Mar 21, 2012 | 26:08Today, Jane Goodall is one of the world's most respected animal scientists. And one of the best-known scientists of any kind. Among her groundbreaking discoveries was the fact that humans are not the only animals with the capacity to make and use tools. She's also become an extremely active conservationist and humanitarian. A new documentary about Jane Goodall has just been released and she joins us to talk about her remarkable life and work.
Game Changer - Predator drones as Game ChangersMar 19, 2012 | 22:06Game Changer Predator drones as Game Changers Audio
Game Changer Predator drones as Game Changers Mar 19, 2012 | 22:06In warfare, death from the sky is almost as old as the Zeppelin. But the Predator drones may have brought something new to violent conflict. It's been ten years since the unmanned vehicles were first put to use as weapons in Afghanistan. Today, we hear how they've turned backyards into battlefields.
Game Changer - Reconciliation and forgiveness in the Anglican Church of CanadaMar 19, 2012 | 22:47Game Changer Reconciliation and forgiveness in the Anglican Church of Canada Audio
Game Changer Reconciliation and forgiveness in the Anglican Church of Canada Mar 19, 2012 | 22:47James Ferry was told 20 years ago that he did not belong as a priest in the Anglican church. This past weekend at Holy Trinity in Toronto, he returned to a warm welcome. It's a story of remarkable reconciliation.
Game Changer - Environmental Activist Game Changer: Vandana ShivaMar 16, 2012 | 25:05Game Changer Environmental Activist Game Changer: Vandana Shiva Audio
Game Changer Environmental Activist Game Changer: Vandana Shiva Mar 16, 2012 | 25:05Her influence has taken root in India and is growing around the world. She's fighting for farmers, the seeds they plant and the food we eat. Today, we speak with environmental activist Vandana Shiva.
Game Changer - Climate Change Game Changer: Michael MannMar 14, 2012 | 24:59Game Changer Climate Change Game Changer: Michael Mann Audio
Game Changer Climate Change Game Changer: Michael Mann Mar 14, 2012 | 24:59The average author might have been delighted at the idea that reviews were already popping up for a book not yet published. But for Michael Mann, the excoriating e-views haven't been so welcome. Michael Mann is a leading climate scientist and a lightening rod for those who believe Climate Change is anything from a plot to a lie. From harassing phone calls to angry emails to death threats, he's paying a price to pursue his science. Today we speak with Michael Mann on the chill over Climate Change.
Game Changer - Cyber Warfare Game Changer: The Stuxnet VirusMar 12, 2012 | 21:12Game Changer Cyber Warfare Game Changer: The Stuxnet Virus Audio
Game Changer Cyber Warfare Game Changer: The Stuxnet Virus Mar 12, 2012 | 21:12As viruses go there has been none more stealthy or sophisticated. The Stuxnet virus wormed its way into untold numbers of computers around the world back in the summer of 2010. But it was after only one thing - the centrifuges at Iran's Natanz nuclear facility. Our project Game Changer examines the power of Stuxnet to turn Malware into Warfare.
Game Changer - Native Health Game Changer: Waneek Horn-MillerMar 12, 2012 | 27:04Game Changer Native Health Game Changer: Waneek Horn-Miller Audio
Game Changer Native Health Game Changer: Waneek Horn-Miller Mar 12, 2012 | 27:04Waneek Horn-Miller came of age in the political turmoil of Oka and went on to become one of the few Aboriginal Canadians in Olympic competition. She's now trying to Change the Game for other First Nations people through health and wellness.
Game Changer - After Fukishima's Nuclear DisasterMar 9, 2012 | 21:45Game Changer After Fukishima's Nuclear Disaster Audio
Game Changer After Fukishima's Nuclear Disaster Mar 9, 2012 | 21:45A year ago a single country was rocked by triple disasters in a single day. The first anniversary of Japan's 3/11 is this Sunday. The massive earthquake, and the mammoth tsunami that followed claimed more than 22,000 lives. But it was the ensuing nuclear disaster, the largest since Chernobyl, that had the entire world worried. And nerves over nuclear still persist. Was the crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant a game changer for the nuclear industry?
Game Changer - The Hand of Fate Game Changer: Dr. Sarah JonesFeb 29, 2012 | 21:11Game Changer The Hand of Fate Game Changer: Dr. Sarah Jones Audio
Game Changer The Hand of Fate Game Changer: Dr. Sarah Jones Feb 29, 2012 | 21:11In the summer of 2009, Sarah Jones was a pediatric surgeon hanging out with her family at their home in the country when an accident severed three of her fingers and part of her thumb. So how does a person whose work brings such a sense of purpose confront the consequences of one random moment?
Game Changer - Robo-Call Scandal - Will it Stick?Feb 29, 2012 | 19:24Game Changer Robo-Call Scandal - Will it Stick? Audio
Game Changer Robo-Call Scandal - Will it Stick? Feb 29, 2012 | 19:24The outrage and questions over the Conservative's alleged robo-call election tactics keep on coming down the line. Is this a controversy that will change the Game for Stephen Harper's Conservative government? Or is it a fight from which the public will disconnect ?
Game Changer - Avon Calling Game ChangerFeb 20, 2012 | 24:55Game Changer Avon Calling Game Changer Audio
Game Changer Avon Calling Game Changer Feb 20, 2012 | 24:55It is the company that empowered generations of women with a ring of a doorbell. Avon spread from North America to Russia and soon to China. But allegations of bribery have appeared on its doorstep, as increasing numbers of Avon saleswomen walk away. Today, our project Game Changer looks at Avon's future and whether a new kind of retail will push it out of the game.
Game Changer - Ovarian Cancer Game ChangerFeb 13, 2012 | 21:34Game Changer Ovarian Cancer Game Changer Audio
Game Changer Ovarian Cancer Game Changer Feb 13, 2012 | 21:34A Quebec cancer researcher may have made a real game changing discovery for women's health. Dr. Lucy Gilbert believes ovarian cancer can be detected more quickly and treated more successfully.
Game Changer - Tangshan Quake in 1976Jan 30, 2012 | 24:16Game Changer Tangshan Quake in 1976 Audio
Game Changer Tangshan Quake in 1976 Jan 30, 2012 | 24:16Our project Game Changer looks back at 1976... when the ground shifted seismically and politically for China. Ten years into the cultural revolution, the earth moved in one of the most devastating earthquakes in world history. We trace the dots, back to the Tangshan Quake in a bid to understand how tragedy and disaster spurred today's China.
Game Changer - Chile's Game Changer: Ricardo LargosJan 26, 2012 | 22:04Game Changer Chile's Game Changer: Ricardo Largos Audio
Game Changer Chile's Game Changer: Ricardo Largos Jan 26, 2012 | 22:04It is hard to imagine that one television discussion could change a nation, but that is exactly what happened when Ricardo Lagos publicly denounced Chilean dictator General Augusto Pinochet. That conversation set in motion the change that led to Pinochet's ouster and the restoration of democracy. Ricardo Lagos later became President. Now, in the midst of the Arab uprisings, he says the world can learn from his little country.

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