Part Two of The Current
Urban By Nature
About 80 per cent of Canadians now live in cities ... cities which have doubled in size over the last decade. And we, as a country are not alone. Worldwide, the migration to cities started after World War Two and has continued ever since ... bringing huge changes with it. Skylines dominated by skyscrapers. City streets jammed with cars. A society fueled by electricity.
So in a short time -- at least in evolutionary terms -- many of us have lost touch with Mother Nature. Some researchers think that actually could be affecting our brains and that we may be suffering from something called nature deficit disorder.
Freelance contributor Roberta Walker set off to investigate the connection between our brains and our surroundings. And she brought us a documentary called Urban By Nature. It first aired on The Current in May.
Last Word - Benhmuda
On Monday, you can hear my conversation with Adel and Aisha Benhmuda. They were deported back to Muamar Gaddafi's Libya after the Canadian government rejected their refugee claim. Adel Benhmuda says the moment he arrived back in Tripoli, he was immediately taken into custody, abused, and tortured by Libyan authorities. He has since been accepted as a refugee in Malta. And the United Nations is asking Canada to resettle him and his family. We aired a preview of our conversation.
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