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 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 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.
Jan 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.
Feb 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?
May 7, 2012 | 22:00Game Changer Quebec Student Protests as Game Changer? Audio
Game Changer Quebec Student Protests as Game Changer? May 7, 2012 | 22:00Quebec students forced the Charest government into a compromise on the incendiary issue of tuition hikes and one of their leaders is insisting their motivation went beyond tuition to wider economic policies across the province. Today, our project Game Changer asks if that 12-week effort has implications beyond the classroom.
Sep 28, 2011 | 21:59Game Changer Feminism Game Changer: Gloria Steinem Audio
Game Changer Feminism Game Changer: Gloria Steinem Sep 28, 2011 | 21:59For her, the definition has always been rather basic ... a person who believes in the full social, economic and political equality of men and women and acts on it ... That is a Feminist. And she is a feminist Icon, a myth-breaker and Game Changer . Today, Gloria Steinem talks about the past that got her here and the future that keeps her going.
Oct 3, 2011 | 22:39Game Changer Mogadishu Game Changer: Mayor Mohamed Admed Noor Audio
Game Changer Mogadishu Game Changer: Mayor Mohamed Admed Noor Oct 3, 2011 | 22:39If you're looking to make a difference in politics, there are easier places than the capital of Somalia. Devastated by a decade of insurgency and piracy and now ravaged by famine and plagued by vicious violence, you've got to wonder why Mohamed Admed Noor was so ready to abandon refuge in Britain to be Mayor. And while he's dodging death threats, he's organizing garbage collection. Today as part of our project Game Changer, we follow the irrepressible Mayor of Mogadishu.
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.