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Now Or Never

 

Now Or Never

Hosts Ify Chiwetelu and Trevor Dineen leap into the action with Canadians who are making things happen. Sometimes things go right. Sometimes they go off the rails. Either way, Now or Never nudges you to make a change, big or small.

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Rock moms and the stars they raised

Dave Grohl and his mother, Virginia, discuss her new book about rock moms.

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Feminism - 'stop blaming men'

Camille Paglia is never afraid to speak her mind — even when it rankles her fellow feminists.

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"God wasn't there"

William dedicated 22 years of his life to Mormonism, before he committed a serious sin.

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Mississauga mom fears for her son's safety at school prayers

A Mississauga mother says she fears for her eldest son's safety after a number of high-profile incidents targeting Muslim school prayers at the Peel District School Board.

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What money challenge are you facing?

Today we're asking people to open up their wallets, let us snoop around their personal finances and tell us about the biggest money challenge they're facing right now.

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When you look in the mirror, do you wish something was different?

This week you'll hear from people who aren't just thinking - or talking - about making a physical transformation. They're in the middle of changing their bodies right now - and they're choosing to do it for deeply personal reasons.

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Now or Never Live: The Big Reveal

What's your big reveal? Hear storytellers muster up the courage to reveal something on stage for the very first time - whether it's confessing a secret or making their drag queen debut. Plus, live music from Begonia!

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How do you start a difficult conversation?

Is there a challenging conversation you've been putting off? This week on Now or Never we'll help you find your voice and urge you to have that chat right now.

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The art of preserving memories before they disappear

Have you ever wished you had written something down, or recorded it to preserve a cherished memory of someone? It can take some planning, or spontaneous action, but it's well worth it in the end.

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What's next on your bucket list?

Chances are, you have a mental bucket list of of things you'd like to do before it's too late. Today on Now or Never, hear from people busting their butts to turn their bucket lists into reality.

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Taking your food into your own hands

Canadians from all walks of life are taking their food into their own hands. Some are growing vegetables in their apartments or greenhouses, some are bringing new recipes and dishes to Canada, others are getting creative about cutting down on food waste.

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Job hunting in Calgary

Meet Calgarians from all walks of life,who took a personal hit when the economy tanked. They're rethinking their plans, re-inventing themselves, and doing whatever it takes to keep going.

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On the job hunt in Calgary

Meet Calgarians from all walks of life, who took a personal hit when the economy tanked. They're rethinking their plans, re-inventing themselves, and doing whatever it takes to keep going.

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How to unleash your inner artist

When was the last time you expressed yourself through art? Whether it's a lack of time, confidence, or opportunity — many people keep their inner artist locked away. So this week, Now or Never is on a mission to find the key and let that artist out!

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In Search of the Mystery Artist of Yellowknife

Anonymous pieces of art are popping up all over Yellowknife, and that's made reporter Joanne Stassen curious to find out who's behind the mystery art..and why they're doing it.

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Building bridges between prisons and the outside world

Spend time with Canadians who are building bridges between two incredibly different spaces — the world of prison, and the outside world.

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Taking the leap for love

Whether you're screwing up the courage to reach out to the one who got away, diving back in to the dating pool after the death of your partner, or auditioning for The Bachelor - the road to romance is seldom straight.

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How to learn a new language - fast

Stories of people attempting to learn a new language quickly - whether it's for love, work, or to connect with your own culture.

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Canadians who are redefining life with a disability

Trevor and Ify meet tough-as-nails folks who are smashing perceptions and fighting to shape the world around them.

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Survival tips from parents who've been to the brink - and back

Jump in to the action with parents who are in the thick of raising kids.

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Refugees helping refugees

Across Canada - in classrooms and corner shops and mosque basements - there are countless stories of refugees helping refugees. This week, Ify and Trevor introduce you to newcomers empowering one another.

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How's that New Year's resolution going?

Hosts Trevor Dineen and Ify Chiwetelu leap into action with Canadians screwing up the courage to make big changes in the new year.

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Changing up the holidays with Now or Never

From the Edmonton mom who decked out her entire house in purple decorations in honour of Prince to a retired oil executive who finally enrolled in Santa Claus School... this year, people are giving the heave-ho-ho-ho to holiday traditions.

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Episode 7: The race to find affordable housing in Vancouver

When it comes to real estate, Vancouver is at a Now or Never moment. Can it offer affordable housing for its people? Or will it become a city where only the wealthy can find a home? We headed West to find out!

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Episode 6: The faces of Canada's drug crisis

We're facing a public health crisis that is affecting Canadians across the country. This week's Now or Never introduces you to the individuals — mothers, siblings, survivors, addicts and advocates — who are facing Canada's opioid crisis it head on.

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Episode 5: Rocking your golden years

Now or Never is on a mission this week: find out the secret to rocking your golden years! From a 90-year-old fitness buff to Canada's oldest drag queen, there's a lot to be learned from the senior set.

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Episode 4: Unleash your inner crime-fighter

From Brampton Batman to Winnipeg's Bear Clan Patrol, meet the everyday Canadians who got so fed up with what's happening in their communities that they decided to do something about it.

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Episode 3: Transforming your commute

The average Canadian spends 50 minutes every day on their commute. On this week's Now or Never, Ify Chiwetelu and Trevor Dineen speak to people who are adding a little joy to their journeys to work.

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Episode 2: Funding your dreams

Dreams don't come cheap. Join hosts Ify Chiwetelu and Trevor Dineen as they meet Canadians who have found creative ways to finance their big ideas.

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