Jan 20, 2012 | 19:27Game Changer Internet blackout against SOPA/Pipa a success Audio
Game Changer Internet blackout against SOPA/Pipa a success Jan 20, 2012 | 19:27In the wake of the coordinated withdrawal of service by prominent internet companies including Wikipedia, U.S. lawmakers are backing away from two controversial proposed anti-piracy bills. Now, some say the black-out is a game-changer which demonstrates just how powerful and uncontainable the internet has become.
Jan 16, 2012 | 22:49Game Changer Canada's same-sex marriage laws Audio
Game Changer Canada's same-sex marriage laws Jan 16, 2012 | 22:49Today our project Game Changer examines Canada's influence in the world-wide fight for same-sex marriage rights. Even as the Justice Minister was pledging to close a "legislative gap" late last week over divorcing same-sex couples, gay rights activists world-wide were on edge watching it unfold. Our laws in Canada reverberate across the globe.
Jan 11, 2012 | 26:33Game Changer Yukon Mining Game Changer: Shawn Ryan Audio
Game Changer Yukon Mining Game Changer: Shawn Ryan Jan 11, 2012 | 26:33In the old days, they panned the rivers and creeks north of here for the gold flakes that sent so many scurrying to the Klondike. Today, we'll introduce you to prospector Shawn Ryan whose low-tech weed extractor and high-tech mapping has pinpointed the Gold many thought was Gone. He now owns 20-percent of all the mineral claims in the Territory. Not bad for a guy with no formal geology training who came here to pick mushrooms.
Jan 3, 2012 | 21:42Game Changer The man who started the Arab Spring: Mohamed Bouazizi Audio
Game Changer The man who started the Arab Spring: Mohamed Bouazizi Jan 3, 2012 | 21:42As the Arab League monitors and the Syrian government continues to kill, it is worth noting that it was exactly a year ago a year ago tomorrow that a frustrated and humiliated young Tunisian street vendor named of Mohamed Bouazizi died. He had set himself alight in a suicidal act a few weeks earlier and fanned the flames of what we now call The Arab Spring. Today, our project Game Changer looks at the life of one man, the family that grieves him, the official who confronted him and the village where change is not absolute.
Dec 23, 2011 | 24:01Game Changer Peak Stuff report Audio
Game Changer Peak Stuff report Dec 23, 2011 | 24:01Anyone who's sat through first-year economics knows societies have to consume to grow. But we may need to rewrite the Economics 101 textbook. We speak with a man who believes we can grow without increasing consumption. In fact, we may already be doing 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.
Dec 14, 2011 | 25:07Game Changer Switching CFCs to HFCs in an effort to reduce global warming Audio
Game Changer Switching CFCs to HFCs in an effort to reduce global warming Dec 14, 2011 | 25:07Remember how we all stopped using CFC's in fridges, in hairspray, all because of the hole in the Ozone layer? We replaced CFCs with HFCs and the hole did get smaller but now we know HFCs are even worse for the atmosphere. Our project, Game Changer looks at the chemistry that caused another conundrum as we explore tales of Earnest Environmental Efforts .. gone wrong.
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 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 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 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.
Nov 30, 2011 | 21:34Game Changer The First Ladies of the RCMP Audio
Game Changer The First Ladies of the RCMP Nov 30, 2011 | 21:34The RCMP was one of the last major police forces in the world to admit women to its ranks in 1974. It took another 16 years for them to get the same Red Serge uniform that is so symbolic of RCMP pride. CBC Producer, Yvonne Gall brings us the story of the first generation of women to change the game in policing in the RCMP.
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.