Shift: Stories Behind the Stats from CBC Radio | Aug 15, 2011 | 27:30

Shift: Global Shift (Episode 8)

Today on Shift... demographic changes beyond our borders. We take a look at the moving target of global population projections and learn what's driving population growth in Africa. On a different demographic note, China's one-child policy is three decades old... we hear about how the most populous country has been reshaped as a result. We also take a look at demographic trends that helped to spark this year's Arab Spring.

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Shift: Stories Behind the Stats from CBC Radio - Shift - Chinese MothersMar 8, 2011 | 21:39Shift: Stories Behind the Stats from CBC Radio Shift - Chinese Mothers Audio
Shift: Stories Behind the Stats from CBC Radio Shift - Chinese Mothers Mar 8, 2011 | 21:39We talk to Xinran, a Chinese writer who has documented the heart-breaking choices many Chinese women have made because of the country's one-child policy.
Shift: Stories Behind the Stats from CBC Radio - Shift - Work & FeminismMar 8, 2011 | 18:33Shift: Stories Behind the Stats from CBC Radio Shift - Work & Feminism Audio
Shift: Stories Behind the Stats from CBC Radio Shift - Work & Feminism Mar 8, 2011 | 18:33We convene a group of women to debate what feminism means in 2011 in terms of work. Guests include esteemed physicist and feminist Ursula Franklin and 25-year-old Erin Cardone, a controversial Canadian columnist who says that feminism may have gone too far.
Shift: Stories Behind the Stats from CBC Radio - Shift - Dangerous DemographicMar 9, 2011 | 27:13Shift: Stories Behind the Stats from CBC Radio Shift - Dangerous Demographic Audio
Shift: Stories Behind the Stats from CBC Radio Shift - Dangerous Demographic Mar 9, 2011 | 27:13Male Canadians aged 15 to 25 live in dangerous times. Accidents are the leading cause of death. Suicide and homicide run second and third. We have a portrait of a very dangerous demographic.
Shift: Stories Behind the Stats from CBC Radio - SHIFT - Manning UpMar 9, 2011 | 22:31Shift: Stories Behind the Stats from CBC Radio SHIFT - Manning Up Audio
Shift: Stories Behind the Stats from CBC Radio SHIFT - Manning Up Mar 9, 2011 | 22:31Author of "Manning Up", Kay Hymonitz explains why she thinks the rise of powerful women has given men a license to be boys.
Shift: Stories Behind the Stats from CBC Radio - Shift - Election & FamiliesMar 30, 2011 | 19:05Shift: Stories Behind the Stats from CBC Radio Shift - Election & Families Audio
Shift: Stories Behind the Stats from CBC Radio Shift - Election & Families Mar 30, 2011 | 19:05In the early days of the federal election, The Conservatives, the Liberals and the NDP are all targeting families. But the idea of family is undergoing major changes thanks to significant demographic and social shifts. We ask if our political parties' ideas of family match the realities across the country.
Shift: Stories Behind the Stats from CBC Radio - Shift - Federal Seniors PartyApr 1, 2011 | 6:39Shift: Stories Behind the Stats from CBC Radio Shift - Federal Seniors Party Audio
Shift: Stories Behind the Stats from CBC Radio Shift - Federal Seniors Party Apr 1, 2011 | 6:39Today, the news of a new federal party is announced with more details to be unveiled. The new party will be a voice for seniors. Our Friday guest host, Mary Walsh talks to Evan Solomon from "Power and Politics" to find out what he knows from Ottawa. As well as a one-on-one conversation with the party's spokesperson, Gordon Pinsent.
Shift: Stories Behind the Stats from CBC Radio - Shift - Marrying OutsideApr 4, 2011 | 21:13Shift: Stories Behind the Stats from CBC Radio Shift - Marrying Outside Audio
Shift: Stories Behind the Stats from CBC Radio Shift - Marrying Outside Apr 4, 2011 | 21:13Predictions are that from this point forward there will be no more generations of Single Japanese ancestry born to those whose relatives emigrated from Japan over the last 100 yrs. 95-percent of Japanese Canadians choose mixed-race marriages and some believe the reasons for that can be traced back to the Canadian internment camps of the Second World War. Freelance contributor Natalie Higashi brings us this story in her documentary, "Marrying Outside".
Shift: Stories Behind the Stats from CBC Radio - Shift: Aboriginal Canada (Episode 6)Aug 1, 2011 | 27:30Shift: Stories Behind the Stats from CBC Radio Shift: Aboriginal Canada (Episode 6) Audio
Shift: Stories Behind the Stats from CBC Radio Shift: Aboriginal Canada (Episode 6) Aug 1, 2011 | 27:30Canada's Aboriginal populations are bucking the demographic trends that are shaping the rest of the country. Rather than aging, the population is young and growing. We take you to Saskatoon to track how that reality is shaping that city and its economy. Anna Maria speaks with men who are part of an unfortunate statistic ... inmates in a provincial jail, the majority of whom are Aboriginal. And we hear about how demographic changes are expressing themselves in the artwork produced in Cape Dorset, Nunavut.
Shift: Stories Behind the Stats from CBC Radio - Shift: Rural/Urban Shift (Episode 7)Aug 8, 2011 | 27:30Shift: Stories Behind the Stats from CBC Radio Shift: Rural/Urban Shift (Episode 7) Audio
Shift: Stories Behind the Stats from CBC Radio Shift: Rural/Urban Shift (Episode 7) Aug 8, 2011 | 27:30Canada's population is becoming increasingly urbanized and that's having a profound impact on the rural communities left behind. We hear about how urbanization is putting pressure on some of the most productive farmland in the country. And we visit one farm in Saskatchewan that's trying to preserve the rural way of life -- and the culture -- with the help of some big, hairy beasts: bison. We also hear about how city living affects our brains.
Shift: Stories Behind the Stats from CBC Radio - Shift: Global Shift (Episode 8)Aug 15, 2011 | 27:30Shift: Stories Behind the Stats from CBC Radio Shift: Global Shift (Episode 8) Audio
Shift: Stories Behind the Stats from CBC Radio Shift: Global Shift (Episode 8) Aug 15, 2011 | 27:30Today on Shift... demographic changes beyond our borders. We take a look at the moving target of global population projections and learn what's driving population growth in Africa. On a different demographic note, China's one-child policy is three decades old... we hear about how the most populous country has been reshaped as a result. We also take a look at demographic trends that helped to spark this year's Arab Spring.
Shift: Stories Behind the Stats from CBC Radio - Shift: Greying of the Population - Aging Part 1 (Episode 9)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.

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