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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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Female comics speak out against sexual harassment

"Their first defence is: 'We're all comics. It's a joke."

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Best & worst luggage carousels

Hear about an annual report that ranks Canada's best and worst airport luggage carousels.

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[mp3 file: runs00:28:09]

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Music as medicine

Buffy Sainte-Marie talks about being blacklisted by the entertainment industry, ongoing sex scandals and more.

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Julian Fantino and medical marijuana

The former federal cabinet minister who once compared weed to murder, defends opening medical marijuana business.

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Surviving and thriving in winter

Even though it comes every year, it's easy to feel unprepared for winter. But we're Canadians... and we're better than that. Meet people who are not just surviving winter, but thriving in it!

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Keeping the memory of war alive

From a Syrian refugee working out his pain on a theatre stage in Antigonish to a 92-year-old Holocaust survivor sharing his experiences for the first time - meet Canadians who are keeping the memories of war alive.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:54:46]


Keeping the spark alive

Whether you're in a long-term relationship or on the prowl for a potential love interest, it can be hard to keep the romantic sparks flying. Host Trevor Dineen is the first to admit that he's in a romance rut - so he sought out some advice.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:54:38]


Turning the #MeToo movement into action

Lately it seems like everyone has been talking about women's safety. The Harvey Weinstein scandal led to the #MeToo social media campaign. But there have been hashtags before. So we wondered if this moment will lead to a true turning point.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:54:45]


'Hard-core Churchillians will never give up': portrait of a town in uncertain times

Churchill, Manitoba is known as the polar bear capital of the world. But for the hundreds of people who live here, it's home. And their future has never been so uncertain.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:54:45]


How to improve your neighbourhood

Meet dreamers and schemers who are coming up with creative ways to improve their communities.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:00:32]


Starting a thank you revolution

Hosts Ify Chiwetelu and Trevor Dineen nudge Canadians to say thanks. They try to start a thank you revolution in Winnipeg, unpack Lido Pimienta's unforgettable Polaris Prize acceptance speech, and eavesdrop on some very intimate thanks along the way.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:00:32]


Hustling to find a job - when the odds are against you

It's not easy pounding the pavement to find a job. It's even harder when something keeps getting in your way. Follow five different Canadians hustling to find employment, and how they're turning challenges into opportunities.

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I'm a kid again!

As we get older, we tend to trade things like sleepovers, swingsets and being silly for working late and worrying. So this week on Now or Never we're on a mission to re-awaken the eight-year-old in all of us.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:54:54]


Making the leap to Canada

What's it really like for people building a new life in Canada? Meet some of the thousands who have made the leap to come here. Now that they've crossed the border, they're finding themselves facing a whole new set of hurdles.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:54:39]


What's on your 'Now or Never' list?

Most of us have a mental list of things we'd like to get done in the next year - and today Ify and Trevor push you to take that leap, whether it's reconnecting with an old friend or cannon-balling into a pool! (fully clothed)

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[mp3 file: runs 00:54:58]


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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[mp3 file: runs 00:53:52]


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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[mp3 file: runs 00:50:52]


How do you start a difficult conversation?

Is there a challenging conversation you've been putting off? From confessions, to candid conversations about race and racism, we're getting personal and pointed with friends and family this week.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:54:00]


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?

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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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Bridging the gap between prisoners and the outside world

Canadians are building bridges between two incredibly different spaces — the world of prison, and the outside world. It's not easy to navigate between the two. But a lot of determined people are finding ways to make those connections.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:50:48]


Meet Canadians who are taking a leap for love

Whether you're screwing up the courage to call the one who got away, diving back in to the dating pool after the death of your partner, or applying to be a contestant on The Bachelor — the road to romance is seldom straight.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:51:53]


Refugees helping refugees: how newcomers are empowering one another

This week, a Somali-Canadian refugee got a history-making job offer: Ahmed Hussen is going to be Canada's Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship. He's the first minister of Somali heritage, and came to Canada by himself as a refugee at 16.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:43:47]


Breaking down barriers: Canadians who are redefining life with a disability

Today on Now or Never, you'll meet some tough-as-nails people who are smashing perceptions of what it's like to live with a disability — and who are fighting to shape the world around them.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:53:25]


Why you should be learning a new language right now

Meet students who are racing to learn an endangered Indigenous language and a teenager who speaks a mind-boggling 16 languages - and thinks you can too.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:50:24]


Being Canadian: Celebrating the country with some of its newest citizens

Today we're celebrating Canada Day by hearing what being Canadian means to some of its newest citizens.

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Have you been encouraged to take a leap?

All year, Now or Never has been bringing you stories of Canadians getting up the nerve to make a real change in their lives, no matter how risky or ridiculous it might seem.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:53:59]


Getting vulnerable on stage

Jump in with ordinary Canadians taking a big risk and performing in public. Find out what drives one guy to strip down to his undies on stage, while another sets fire to a grand piano.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:57:32]


What does reconciliation mean to you?

Reconciliation can be a hot topic, and it's not easy work. It takes sweat, tears, and some creativity. Which is why one Winnipeg teacher brought her teenage students into a sweat lodge for their very first time.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:55:58]


Living with obsessive compulsive disorder

Trevor Dineen reveals that he's been living with obsessive compulsive disorder - or OCD - since he was 21 years old. It's a debilitating mental illness that almost took his life. Today, for the first time ever, he'll talk about his fight to overcome it.

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[mp3 file: runs 01:12:54]


Going to the dogs

Jump into the action with all kinds of people who are in the midst of Now or Never moments... with their dogs.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:48:04]