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 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 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 | 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.