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Icons of Change: Episode 1

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Game Changer - Feminism Game Changer: Gloria SteinemSep 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.
Game Changer - The discovery of stem cells by Canadian scientistsDec 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.
Game Changer - Love In The Internet AgeAug 17, 2012 | 26:17Game Changer Love In The Internet Age Audio
Game Changer Love In The Internet Age Aug 17, 2012 | 26:17Building the perfect dating profile, modern-day matchmakers and algorithms gone wild!
Game Changer - Quantum Computing Game Changer: David DeutschOct 14, 2011 | 24:20Game Changer Quantum Computing Game Changer: David Deutsch Audio
Game Changer Quantum Computing Game Changer: David Deutsch Oct 14, 2011 | 24:20The physicist David Deutsch considered the father of quantum computing explains what a quantum computer is and what may happen if a big enough one is ever built.
Game Changer - 1973 Oil EmbargoOct 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.
Game Changer - Women's Health & Patients' Rights Game Changer: "Our Bodies, Ourselves"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.
Game Changer - Afghan Women Game Changer: Sally ArmstrongOct 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.
Game Changer - Government Responsibility Game Changer: Leilani Muir sues Alberta for wrongful sterilizationNov 14, 2011 | 19:03Game Changer Government Responsibility Game Changer: Leilani Muir sues Alberta for wrongful sterilization Audio
Game Changer Government Responsibility Game Changer: Leilani Muir sues Alberta for wrongful sterilization Nov 14, 2011 | 19:03She was little girl unloved and unsuspecting when her parents drove her up the hill in Red Deer Alberta. It was a moment that would forever change Leilani Muir's life, abandoned to people zealously experimenting with Eugenics. What they would do to her would result in anguish and eventually lawsuits . Today, Leilani Muir, now in her 60s is ready to tell her story.
Game Changer - The First Ladies of the RCMPNov 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.
Game Changer - Switching CFCs to HFCs in an effort to reduce global warmingDec 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.
Game Changer - Canada's same-sex marriage lawsJan 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.
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 - Pandora's Box: Episode 5Jul 20, 2012 | 27:29Game Changer Pandora's Box: Episode 5 Audio
Game Changer Pandora's Box: Episode 5 Jul 20, 2012 | 27:29The future of mind-reading is upon us. And how to Hack A Planet.
Game Changer - Mogadishu Game Changer: Mayor Mohamed Admed NoorOct 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.
Game Changer - Women's Sexuality Game Changer: The VibratorSep 6, 2011 | 24:52Game Changer Women's Sexuality Game Changer: The Vibrator Audio
Game Changer Women's Sexuality Game Changer: The Vibrator Sep 6, 2011 | 24:52It was the third invention to ever receive a patent. An electrical device ostensibly designed for medical treatment for women in Victorian England. It became known as The Vibrator and revolutionized understanding of women's sexual needs and sexuality.

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