CBC Radio's Day 6 kicks off its fall season with Facing the Change, a special series profiling five communities in Canada facing serious threats from climate change right now.
Friday October 28, 2016
Last spring, a kindergarten teacher in Tacoma, Washington was fired for being drunk on the job. The story was widely reported and the teacher was ridiculed on social media. Three months later, Klara Bowman took her own life. News Tribune columnist Matt Driscoll decided to learn more about her struggle with addiction and found a cautionary tale for the social media age.
Friday August 26, 2016
This week, we found out that some of the painkillers found in Prince's home after he died contained fentanyl, a synthetic opioid that's 50 to 100 times more powerful than heroin. David Armstrong, a reporter with the health and medical news site STAT, says across North America, it's now common to find fentanyl pills masquerading as commonly prescribed painkillers and that it's is making an already bad situation much, much worse.
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The Canadian military is still issuing a malaria drug that produces anxiety, paranoia and psychotic behaviour
When Canadian soldiers deploy on an upcoming peacekeeping mission in Africa, some of them may be taking an anti-Malaria drug called mefloquine. Soldiers who have taken it before say they experienced paranoia, hallucinations and psychotic behaviour. Health Canada says the effects can last for years. The US special forces has banned mefloquine. But the Canadian military continues to issue it, albeit far less often than it used to. More audio