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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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Not if, how

On the cusp of her 39th birthday, recently divorced Michelle struggles with a complicated new romance.

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Secrets in sport

Mark Tewksbury talks about gold medals and gay athletes.

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Ripples in a pond

In Fault Lines CBC Vancouver Seismologist Johanna Wagstaffe guides you through two disastrous scenarios so you can prepare yourself.

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Catch of the day

How one of the strangest, and frankly blandest-tasting animals you’ll ever encounter, might just be exactly the fish the planet needs.

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When your life changes in an instant

The blink of an eye: that's how fast life can be turned upside down. And there's no going back, no matter how much you may want to. You just have to figure out what comes next.

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What's making you sing right now?

On this Now or Never, meet people who are singing for some very personal reasons... even if they don't all sound like Celine.

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Out with the old!

Meet Canadians who are starting 2018 by lightening their load and getting rid of the things they don't need anymore - from a comic book collection to deep-seated shame.

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What do you want to accomplish in 2018?

Whether it's donating bone marrow, mastering an endangered Indigenous language, or finally learning how to drive - meet Canadians who are on a personal mission in 2018.

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How are you changing up the holidays?

From the 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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How are you helping others?

It's the time of year when a lot of us are thinking of ways we can give back. So today on Now or Never, jump in with Canadians coming together to help each other out.

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Get a pep talk from Now or Never live!

From an aspiring comedian who needs a confidence boost to a lifelong teacher on the cusp of retirement, listen along as Canadians get some encouragement to tackle their own Now or Never moments.

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Living with OCD

Trevor Dineen has been living with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder - OCD - since he was 21 years old. It's a debilitating mental illness that almost took Trevor's life, and today he reveals his fight to overcome it.

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'I really need a solid Burnsy pep talk': Reconnecting with the teacher who changed my life

When Arif Jaffer was in high school, Mr. Burns gave him some advice he never forgot. Now he's at another crossroads in his life, and could really use another Burnsy pep talk.

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Arif calls up his old teacher for a pep talk

'I really need a solid Burnsy pep talk': Reconnecting with the teacher who changed my life

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Who do you need to reconnect with?

Meet Canadians who took a risk and reconnected with somebody from their past. A young man gets a pep talk from his old high school teacher. Two brothers, ripped apart by war, reunite. A woman thanks the lifeguard who saved her from drowning.

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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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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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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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'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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How to improve your neighbourhood

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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? 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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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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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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