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Shift: Stories Behind the Stats from CBC Radio - SHIFT - Youth EmploymentJan 5, 2011 | 19:00Shift: Stories Behind the Stats from CBC Radio SHIFT - Youth Employment Audio
Shift: Stories Behind the Stats from CBC Radio SHIFT - Youth Employment Jan 5, 2011 | 19:00Youth Employment - The percentage of young people working or looking for work is at its lowest level in more than a decade. Some say that's a reflection of an extremely tough job market for young people. But others say it has more to do with young people's changing expectations when it comes to work.
Shift: Stories Behind the Stats from CBC Radio - Shift - Jewish VotersApr 22, 2011 | 19:16Shift: Stories Behind the Stats from CBC Radio Shift - Jewish Voters Audio
Shift: Stories Behind the Stats from CBC Radio Shift - Jewish Voters Apr 22, 2011 | 19:16Conservative Leader Stephen Harper's staunch support for Israel appears to be attracting a sizeable number of Jewish voters, many of whom have traditionally voted Liberal. Some observers suggest this could be a significant factor in this federal election. We gauge the strength of the shift and hear from a number of Jewish voters about who they are backing and why.
Shift: Stories Behind the Stats from CBC Radio - Urban by Nature (Documentary)May 4, 2011 | 24:00Shift: Stories Behind the Stats from CBC Radio Urban by Nature (Documentary) Audio
Shift: Stories Behind the Stats from CBC Radio Urban by Nature (Documentary) May 4, 2011 | 24:00As part of our project, Shift, we look at how nature shapes our brains and how the absence of nature can undermine our health. Freelancer contributor Robert Walker brings us her documentary, "Urban by Nature".
Shift: Stories Behind the Stats from CBC Radio - Shift - Frank Graves on Polling PredictionsJun 22, 2011 | 19:19Shift: Stories Behind the Stats from CBC Radio Shift - Frank Graves on Polling Predictions Audio
Shift: Stories Behind the Stats from CBC Radio Shift - Frank Graves on Polling Predictions Jun 22, 2011 | 19:19As he watched the results of last month's federal election roll in, pollster Frank Graves, the President of EKOS Research Associates, was struck by a painful question How could I have screwed up so badly? In previous elections, Graves' predictions had been very close to the actual results but not so this time. Graves now believes his polling was off because of Canada's unique, complicated and quickly shifting demographics.
Shift: Stories Behind the Stats from CBC Radio - Shift: Caring for the Elderly - Aging Part 2 (Episode 10)Aug 29, 2011 | 27:30Shift: Stories Behind the Stats from CBC Radio Shift: Caring for the Elderly - Aging Part 2 (Episode 10) Audio
Shift: Stories Behind the Stats from CBC Radio Shift: Caring for the Elderly - Aging Part 2 (Episode 10) Aug 29, 2011 | 27:30As Canada's Baby Boomers hit their golden years, they will put pressure on society to care for them. But this demographic shift will also take a personal toll... as more families and individuals become caregivers for aging friends and relatives. How will our country ensure for the well-being of seniors in the future? It's a crucial policy question, and we're tackling it.
Shift: Stories Behind the Stats from CBC Radio - Demographer's DilemmaSep 7, 2010 | 27:30Shift: Stories Behind the Stats from CBC Radio Demographer's Dilemma Audio
Shift: Stories Behind the Stats from CBC Radio Demographer's Dilemma Sep 7, 2010 | 27:30We kick off this season's major project, Shift. It will examine the seismic demographic changes that are altering our work, our health, our families and our politics. We begin with The Demographer's Dilemma, a documentary that examines the challenges of tracking the trajectory of that ever-elusive subject, humankind.
Shift: Stories Behind the Stats from CBC Radio - Shift - CPP Reform Panel (Part 1)Nov 22, 2010 | 18:10Shift: Stories Behind the Stats from CBC Radio Shift - CPP Reform Panel (Part 1) Audio
Shift: Stories Behind the Stats from CBC Radio Shift - CPP Reform Panel (Part 1) Nov 22, 2010 | 18:10Faced with an aging population and drastic changes being imposed in other countries, Canada is in the midst of a debate over the future of the Canada Pension Plan. We hear from three experts with differing prescriptions for reform.
Shift: Stories Behind the Stats from CBC Radio - Shift - CPP Reform Panel (Part 2)Nov 23, 2010 | 19:58Shift: Stories Behind the Stats from CBC Radio Shift - CPP Reform Panel (Part 2) Audio
Shift: Stories Behind the Stats from CBC Radio Shift - CPP Reform Panel (Part 2) Nov 23, 2010 | 19:58We continue our discussion on the future of the Canada Pension Plan by talking with Canadians who are currently retired or planning for their retirement. We ask how important is the CPP to them and what reforms do they see as necessary?
Shift: Stories Behind the Stats from CBC Radio - SHIFT - Filial ResponsibilityJan 17, 2011 | 31:37Shift: Stories Behind the Stats from CBC Radio SHIFT - Filial Responsibility Audio
Shift: Stories Behind the Stats from CBC Radio SHIFT - Filial Responsibility Jan 17, 2011 | 31:37China is considering a law that would force children to visit their elderly parents. And here in Canada, nearly every province has a law on the books allowing parents to sue their children for financial support. Meet a daughter who is being sued by her mother.
Shift: Stories Behind the Stats from CBC Radio - The China Shift -  Promo for Jan 19Jan 18, 2011 | 2:28Shift: Stories Behind the Stats from CBC Radio The China Shift - Promo for Jan 19 Audio
Shift: Stories Behind the Stats from CBC Radio The China Shift - Promo for Jan 19 Jan 18, 2011 | 2:28Join Anna Maria Tremonti for a special edition of The Current on Wednesday, January 19th. As part of our demographics project SHIFT, The Current will spend the entire show exploring how China is grappling with the largest -- and most rapidly changing -- population in the world.
Shift: Stories Behind the Stats from CBC Radio - Shift - Modern MarriageJan 19, 2011 | 19:16Shift: Stories Behind the Stats from CBC Radio Shift - Modern Marriage Audio
Shift: Stories Behind the Stats from CBC Radio Shift - Modern Marriage Jan 19, 2011 | 19:16For the first time, there are more un-married people in Canada than married people. We look at an ever-evolving institution. And we meet some couples who are helping broaden its horizons.
Shift: Stories Behind the Stats from CBC Radio - Shift - Middle East DemographicsJan 29, 2011 | 11:05Shift: Stories Behind the Stats from CBC Radio Shift - Middle East Demographics Audio
Shift: Stories Behind the Stats from CBC Radio Shift - Middle East Demographics Jan 29, 2011 | 11:05As part of our project, Shift, we'll look at the demographics behind the protests that are sweeping over Tunisia, Egypt and now Yemen. Nearly one in five people living in the Middle East are between the ages of 15 and 24. And many of them are stuck - unable to launch into adulthood thanks to poor educational and job prospects. Many observers say this is a key element in the protests and that it is likely to fuel more.
Shift: Stories Behind the Stats from CBC Radio - Shift - This Old Town (Doc)Feb 8, 2011 | 20:17Shift: Stories Behind the Stats from CBC Radio Shift - This Old Town (Doc) Audio
Shift: Stories Behind the Stats from CBC Radio Shift - This Old Town (Doc) Feb 8, 2011 | 20:17Rural Newfoundland is one of the oldest places in the country. For a lot of towns, an aging population would be a problem. But the town of Garnish is trying to make it a virtue.
Shift: Stories Behind the Stats from CBC Radio - Shift - SlackistanFeb 21, 2011 | 25:14Shift: Stories Behind the Stats from CBC Radio Shift - Slackistan Audio
Shift: Stories Behind the Stats from CBC Radio Shift - Slackistan Feb 21, 2011 | 25:14"Slackistan" is a movie that presents a slice of life in Pakistan that's very different from what we normally hear about. It's a story of four rich, privileged kids who aren't quite sure what they want to do with their lives. And it has received favourable reviews at film festivals around the world. But the Pakistani Censor Board won't let it screen in Pakistan ... unless the director agrees to make dozens of cuts. We talk to the the writer and director of "Slackistan".
Shift: Stories Behind the Stats from CBC Radio - SHIFT - Farming DisputesFeb 28, 2011 | 26:16Shift: Stories Behind the Stats from CBC Radio SHIFT - Farming Disputes Audio
Shift: Stories Behind the Stats from CBC Radio SHIFT - Farming Disputes Feb 28, 2011 | 26:16As agricultural land is increasingly swallowed up by urban development, communities are often left divided because they are challenged with finding a balance between land for food and land for living.

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