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    As It Happens | May 4, 2015

    They've walked the walk to prevent teachers from talking The Talk. Thousands of parents in Ontario kept their children home from school because they're unhappy with the province's new sex ed curriculum. We speak to Claudia Ruili, one of those parents

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    The Current | May 5, 2015

    Married for nearly 40 years, they saw each other through ups and downs and now she's standing by him as he transitions. Today, we bring you the story of change that at first triggered confusion and anger but also exposed fierce loyalty and enduring love.

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    Definitely Not the Opera | Apr 24, 2015

    Doctor Alberto Hazan was on a routine call: a construction worker had been cut on the job and needed a few sutures on his arm. However, it was what was beside the laceration that caught the doctor's attention - a large, red, swastika tattoo.

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    Jurgen Todenhofer spent 10 days embedded with ISIS in Iraq and Syria, and believes the West underestimates the threat they pose.

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Spark - 260: Cassette comeback. The future of music. Hacking maternal health. Knowledge bases. Sensing depression.Sep 28, 2014 | 53:59Spark 260: Cassette comeback. The future of music. Hacking maternal health. Knowledge bases. Sensing depression. Audio
Spark 260: Cassette comeback. The future of music. Hacking maternal health. Knowledge bases. Sensing depression. Sep 28, 2014 | 53:59This time on Spark, find out why some people still love the cassette. What U2's deal with Apple says about the future of the music industry. Hacking maternal health. The coming revolution in search. And how your smartphone can tell if you're depressed.
Spark - Responsive art and architecture, Focus at will, Software carpentry, Physicists and computers, and Social physicsMar 2, 2014 | 53:59Spark Responsive art and architecture, Focus at will, Software carpentry, Physicists and computers, and Social physics Audio
Spark Responsive art and architecture, Focus at will, Software carpentry, Physicists and computers, and Social physics Mar 2, 2014 | 53:59Dave Colangelo on art and responsive architecture. Rodolphe el-Khoury on responsive architecture. Will Henshall on Focus at will. Greg Wilson on software carpentry. Ben Davies on physicists and computers. Alex Pentland on social physics.
Spark - 271: Life-changing passwords, hilarious bots, connected toothbrushes and moreJan 11, 2015 | 53:59Spark 271: Life-changing passwords, hilarious bots, connected toothbrushes and more Audio
Spark 271: Life-changing passwords, hilarious bots, connected toothbrushes and more Jan 11, 2015 | 53:59How changing your password can change your life, why our brains respond to positive affirmations, posting photos of kids online, oddities from this year's Consumer Electronics Show, hilarious bots and how algorithms create a black box society.
Spark - Data, Design, and Open ScienceDec 11, 2011 | 54:00Spark Data, Design, and Open Science Audio
Spark Data, Design, and Open Science Dec 11, 2011 | 54:00(Spark 165): Tony Haile on the problem with prediction and real-time data analysis. Anshuman Iddamsetty, Suneet Tuli and Anjali Kelkar on designing tech products to serve the needs of people with the lowest incomes. Michael Nielsen on his book Reinventing Discovery: The New Era of Networked Science. Seth Cooper on contributing to science through his online game Foldit. Anthony Philbin of meTracker on collecting and analyzing our personal data sets.
Spark - The Future of Privacy, Surveillance Society, Mobile Security, and Genome Identification.Oct 20, 2013 | 53:59Spark The Future of Privacy, Surveillance Society, Mobile Security, and Genome Identification. Audio
Spark The Future of Privacy, Surveillance Society, Mobile Security, and Genome Identification. Oct 20, 2013 | 53:59(Spark 228): Elizabeth Denham on information rights. Fiaaz Walji on mobile security. Charmaine Borg on amending privacy law. Kevin Haggerty on surviving surveillance society. Peter Chow-White on genome identification. Ian Kerr on the future of privacy and consent.
Spark - Link Rot, Image vs. Reality, Payphone Resurgence, Virtual Economies, God and Tech.Oct 27, 2013 | 53:59Spark Link Rot, Image vs. Reality, Payphone Resurgence, Virtual Economies, God and Tech. Audio
Spark Link Rot, Image vs. Reality, Payphone Resurgence, Virtual Economies, God and Tech. Oct 27, 2013 | 53:59Kendra Albert on link rot.Jody Culham on image versus reality.Celine Legault, Caitlin Williams, Mark Thomas, and Peter Coombe on the resurgence of the payphone.Eyjo Gudmundsson on virtual economies.Jeremy Stolow on the ties between religion and tech.
Spark - Robot Gender Stereotypes, Facebook Relationship Analysis, Open Annotation, the History of Marginalia, and How Noise AnnoysNov 3, 2013 | 53:59Spark Robot Gender Stereotypes, Facebook Relationship Analysis, Open Annotation, the History of Marginalia, and How Noise Annoys Audio
Spark Robot Gender Stereotypes, Facebook Relationship Analysis, Open Annotation, the History of Marginalia, and How Noise Annoys Nov 3, 2013 | 53:59Friedereke Eyssel and Soraya Chemaly on gender stereotypes and robots. Dan Misener on Facebook relationship analysis. Dan Whaley on open annotation. Heather Jackson on the history of marginalia. Emily Thompson on 1920s noise.
Spark - Dirty Web Secrets, the Politics of Memes, In Favour of Paper, No More Bosses, and Looks Like MusicNov 17, 2013 | 53:59Spark Dirty Web Secrets, the Politics of Memes, In Favour of Paper, No More Bosses, and Looks Like Music Audio
Spark Dirty Web Secrets, the Politics of Memes, In Favour of Paper, No More Bosses, and Looks Like Music Nov 17, 2013 | 53:59Limor Shifman on the politics of memes. Yuri Suzuki on music, robots, and dyslexia. Bruce Mau Design in favour of paper. Ryan Carson on the no boss workplace. We Asked the Question: Boss/No Boss? Harry Brignull on the web's dirty secrets.
Spark - The Anti-robot, Couples and tech use, Conservation drones, Music, memory, and sleep, Quilting with code, and Cheap genome mappingJan 26, 2014 | 53:59Spark The Anti-robot, Couples and tech use, Conservation drones, Music, memory, and sleep, Quilting with code, and Cheap genome mapping Audio
Spark The Anti-robot, Couples and tech use, Conservation drones, Music, memory, and sleep, Quilting with code, and Cheap genome mapping Jan 26, 2014 | 53:59Jonathan Tippett on the anti-robot. Michelle Parise on limiting tech use in your relationship. Elizabeth Elliott on coding and quilting. Dan Wetmore on music, memory and sleep. Lian Pin Koh on conservation drones. Peter Chow-White on cheap genomes.
Spark - Crisis text lines for teens, Slow upload speeds, Audio games, Designing better data centres, and The sound the cloud makesMar 23, 2014 | 53:59Spark Crisis text lines for teens, Slow upload speeds, Audio games, Designing better data centres, and The sound the cloud makes Audio
Spark Crisis text lines for teens, Slow upload speeds, Audio games, Designing better data centres, and The sound the cloud makes Mar 23, 2014 | 53:59Bob Filbin and Ron White on crisis text lines for teens. Pete Nowak on Canada's upload speeds. JP Davidson on audio games. Zenon Radewych and Brewster Kahle on designing better data centres.
Spark - 247: From lockup to startup. Secure your smartphone. Grow your own ink. Make change happen. Mindless efficiency.Apr 6, 2014 | 53:59Spark 247: From lockup to startup. Secure your smartphone. Grow your own ink. Make change happen. Mindless efficiency. Audio
Spark 247: From lockup to startup. Secure your smartphone. Grow your own ink. Make change happen. Mindless efficiency. Apr 6, 2014 | 53:59Chris Redlitz and Kenyatta Leal on The Last Mile. Lynn Hargrove on securing our smartphones. Britt Wray on growing your own ink. Rashik Parmar on making change happen. Simon Head on mindless efficiency.
Spark - 261: The human consequence of automation. Anatomy of a viral phenomenon. Remote repossession. Military kill switches.Oct 5, 2014 | 53:59Spark 261: The human consequence of automation. Anatomy of a viral phenomenon. Remote repossession. Military kill switches. Audio
Spark 261: The human consequence of automation. Anatomy of a viral phenomenon. Remote repossession. Military kill switches. Oct 5, 2014 | 53:59A look at automation and human autonomy. Remote repossession if you make a late car payment. The case for kill switches for military weaponry. And, when social activism goes viral.
Spark - 267:  Slow video games, retroactive advertising, gaming the classroom and more.Nov 30, 2014 | 53:59Spark 267: Slow video games, retroactive advertising, gaming the classroom and more. Audio
Spark 267: Slow video games, retroactive advertising, gaming the classroom and more. Nov 30, 2014 | 53:59This time on Spark, new ways of educating, playing, and listening. School standbys get a digital update, Germany's audiobook craze, slowing video games down, and putting new products in old videos.
Spark - 269: Turning prisoners into programmers, fighting unfair parking tickets, chasing down your smartphone thief and more.Dec 14, 2014 | 53:59Spark 269: Turning prisoners into programmers, fighting unfair parking tickets, chasing down your smartphone thief and more. Audio
Spark 269: Turning prisoners into programmers, fighting unfair parking tickets, chasing down your smartphone thief and more. Dec 14, 2014 | 53:59This time on Spark, the art of the workaround. We build systems and technologies for a reason. But sometimes they can get in the way. When is it time to use innovative thinking to work around the system?
Spark - 275: Smart beds, public light therapy, connected pets and moreFeb 8, 2015 | 53:59Spark 275: Smart beds, public light therapy, connected pets and more Audio
Spark 275: Smart beds, public light therapy, connected pets and more Feb 8, 2015 | 53:59A smart bed to help you sleep better, putting light therapy in public spaces, new ways to get rid of waste and raise crops in the city, connecting your pet to the internet, and designing technologies in co-operation with animals.

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