Feb 20, 2012 | 24:55Game Changer GC: Avon Calling Audio
Game Changer GC: Avon Calling Feb 20, 2012 | 24:55It is the company that empowered generations of women with a ring of a doorbell. Avon spread from North America to Russia and soon to China. But allegations of bribery have appeared on its doorstep, as increasing numbers of Avon saleswomen walk away. Today, our project Game Changer looks at Avon's future and whether a new kind of retail will push it out of the game.
Feb 29, 2012 | 21:11Game Changer GC: Dr. Sarah Jones - The Hand of Fate Audio
Game Changer GC: Dr. Sarah Jones - The Hand of Fate 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?
Sep 28, 2011 | 21:59Game Changer Game Changer: Gloria Steinem Audio
Game Changer 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 Game Changer: The Mayor of Mogadishu Audio
Game Changer Game Changer: The Mayor of Mogadishu 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 Game Changer: A Small Act Audio
Game Changer 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 6, 2011 | 19:06Game Changer Game Changer: Steve Jobs Audio
Game Changer Game Changer: Steve Jobs Oct 6, 2011 | 19:06The year was 1976 and in a suburban California garage, a 21 year old college drop out, Steve Jobs and a high school buddy started a company called Apple. Long before the news of his death yesterday, Steve Jobs was recognized as a genius. The man behind not only the elegant and increasingly indispensable array of digital devices but the creator of our transformative digital lifestyles.
Oct 17, 2011 | 18:54Game Changer Game Changer: 1973 Oil Embargo Audio
Game Changer 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 18, 2011 | 27:30Game Changer Food Game Changer Audio
Game Changer Food Game Changer Oct 18, 2011 | 27:30We've got billions of people to feed on this planet and billions more on the way and yet 75-percent of the world's farm land is used to graze livestock or grow livestock feed. Now a major report says it is time to shift our diets around the world. Among other things it says Eat Less Meat. We hear from the McGill researcher at the forefront of cultivating what he and his colleagues believe would change the game on world hunger, food prices and keeping farmers in business.
Oct 24, 2011 | 25:31Game Changer Game Changer: Our Bodies, Ourselves Audio
Game Changer 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 25, 2011 | 27:29Game Changer Game Changer: John Carlos Audio
Game Changer Game Changer: John Carlos Oct 25, 2011 | 27:29It 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 protestors 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 25, 2011 | 27:04Game Changer Game Changer: Olympian John Carlos Audio
Game Changer Game Changer: Olympian 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 | 21:11Game Changer Game Changer: After the Storm Audio
Game Changer Game Changer: After the Storm Oct 26, 2011 | 21:11Right now across this country as the weak October light comes through the window, someone who you don't know or someone you know all too well is beginning another day helping the person they love through the day. Thousands of Canadians experience stroke. And their families experience it right along with them. Today, we share the story of Joe. He was 51 when he had a stroke and Shirley the woman who loves him who becomes his caretaker.
Oct 26, 2011 | 26:53Game Changer Game Changer: Women for Afghanistan Audio
Game Changer Game Changer: Women for Afghanistan 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.