Aug 22, 2011 | 27:30Shift: Stories Behind the Stats from CBC Radio Shift: Greying of the Population - Aging Part 1 (Episode 9) Audio
Shift: Stories Behind the Stats from CBC Radio Shift: Greying of the Population - Aging Part 1 (Episode 9) Aug 22, 2011 | 27:30We devote the final two episodes of Shift to the greying of our nation. In this episode, we look at the numbers and introduce you to someone from one of the fastest-growing age demographics in the country -- those 100 and older. We also take a trip to Garnish, Newfoundland, a town ahead of the demographic curve when it comes to age. And we talk to an author who says anxiety about an aging population is a recurring theme in history. Plus hear about how the public sector is being hit by demographic changes.
Jan 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.
Jan 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.
Feb 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".