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Fighting for our personal space in the skies and back on earth

A fight for leg room on an airline flight shines a light on a bigger issue: personal space. People are losing more and more of their personal space in our modern world and they want to fight for what they've got. z0mgitsryan via photopin

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Some recent incidents of passenger air rage may point to a larger issue of people believing they're losing control of their personal space. From close talkers ... to those who hover. we're crowding into your personal space today, examining what-it-is about North Americans that makes. in-your-face encounters out-of-bounds.

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Fighting for our personal space in the skies and back on earth

Fighting for our personal space in the skies and back on earth
Some recent incidents of passenger air rage may point to a larger issue of people believing they're losing control of their personal space. From close talkers ... to those who hover. we're crowding into your personal space today, examining what-it-is about North Americans that makes. in-your-face encounters out-of-bounds.

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B.C. teachers continue strike advocating for size & composition over their classes but some say it's a government decision

B.C. teachers continue strike advocating for size & composition over their classes but some say it's a government decision
B.C. parents were told yesterday that Tuesday won't be back-to-school day. The mediator has walked away and a teachers' strike continues with issues of class size and composition... dominant and divisive. But is that a fight solely for any teachers union or does it demand a wider debate with more sides weighing in?

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Journalism in China is facing strict laws in media control, forcing journalists to go underground

Journalism in China is facing strict laws in media control, forcing journalists to go underground
if a couple of Canadian coffee shop operators can face charges of stealing state secrets by the Beijing government, imagine how carefully Chinese journalists must tread to research and write a story. We hear from two Chinese journalists who know first hand the perils of trying to do their job.

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Should Nato intervene in the escalating crisis between Russia & Ukraine?

Should Nato intervene in the escalating crisis between Russia & Ukraine?
Dmytro Kuleba, Ukraine's ambassador at large, hopes the West won't leave Ukraine to stand alone. As Russian troops spill across the border, the pressure is on NATO to do something, while remaining mindful of Montgomery's first rule of War: Don't march on Moscow.

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Sheri Fink on the crisis of how Hurricane Katrina drove doctors to extreme measures

Sheri Fink on the crisis of how Hurricane Katrina drove doctors to extreme measures
When Hurricane Katrina savaged New Orleans nine years ago today, it crippled many of the institutions that would normally help the injured survivors. Hospitals struggled without power and supplies. We hear from an author who believes doctors made some harrowing decisions during those dark days and nights.

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Monday: What? Too Close? The fight for personal space

Monday: What? Too Close? The fight for personal space

A fight for leg room on an airline flight shines a light on a bigger issue: personal space. People are losing more and more of their personal space in our modern world and they want to fight for what they've got.

Monday, we're looking at personal space... why it's important to us and what kind of conflict is unleashed when our space is violated. We'd love to add your stories.

Bye Bye Summer... Hello Season 13 of The Current

Bye Bye Summer... Hello Season 13 of The Current
Today is the last day of the summer edition of The Current. Anna Maria is back in the host's chair on Monday. It's hard to say farewell to summer but our season ahead packs a punch with a new season-long series on how design affects our lives, documentaries, feature interviews, in-depth analysis of current news and there's always room for the unexpected.

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Frosh Week Reforms: What's being done and is it enough?

Frosh Week Reforms: What's being done and is it enough?
Whether it's called orientation, frosh or welcome week-- some have become so drunken and out of control, some schools plan prohibition. But even those that tolerate alcohol are implementing ways to control those moments to remember.

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Physician-assisted death in Oregon

Physician-assisted death in Oregon
Oregon is one of the few jurisdictions in North America where doctors may legally help desperate patients end their lives. As Quebec prepares to offer similar treatment, we look at how Oregon has dealt with the consequences of assisted death.

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Last Word: 'Treme' character Creighton Bernette's rant on Katrina

Last Word: 'Treme' character Creighton Bernette's rant on Katrina
Tomorrow is the ninth anniversary of the day Hurricane Katrina shattered New Orleans, shattered the lives of its residents and shattered their faith in their rescuers. We'll hear from Sheri Fink, author of Five Days at Memorial about the harrowing choices doctors faced during and after the storm.

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