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Writer Azar Nafisi argues fiction is vital to democracy - Dec 26, 2014

Author Azar Nafisi introduces us to The Republic of Imagination, where the power of stories and storytelling can determine the strengthof a democracy.

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Travelling the world in search of the social history of ink - Dec 26, 2014

Canadian writer Ted Bishop scoured the world to discover the history of ink.

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Cognitive scientist Steven Pinker rethinks writing in the 21st century - Dec 24, 2014

Cognitive scientist and linguist Steven Pinker is fed up with sloppy, awkward communication. In an effort to change this, he offers up The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century.

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Chris Hadfield answers a five-year-old's questions about Voyager - Dec 24, 2014

Astronaut Chris Hadfield answers questions from a five-year-old who is worried about the Voyager being lost in space.

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How music helped one woman make a remarkable recovery after brain surgery - Dec 24, 2014

After a complicated brain surgery to treat an aneurysm, Allison Woyiwada couldn't speak. Her family was heartbroken to witness all that she'd lost. But then they realized she still had her music.

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Canadians still find warmth in Roch Carrier's Hockey Sweater, 30 years later - Dec 24, 2014

As the classic children's story <em>The Hockey Sweater celebrates its 30th year in print in English Canada, its writer, Roch Carrier, joins us to reflect on its literary legacy.

Download Canadians still find warmth in Roch Carrier's Hockey Sweater, 30 years later - Dec 24, 2014
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Introverted or Extroverted: What determines our personality type? - Dec 23, 2014

Brian Little is a Canadian psychologist who's been studying the science of personality for decades . His guide to if you're an introvert or extrovert pre-dates Buzzfeed. His new book helps answer the question of whether your personality is your destiny.

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How holiday newsletters brag about being frantically busy and proud of it - Dec 23, 2014

It's the end of the year, your inbox or mailbox, may be filling up with annual brag sheets from friends and family. We hear from a professor of communications who's been collecting those holiday newsletters for years ... to study the way we live today.

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Hundreds of Ebola cases a week but Canadian doctor sees hope in Sierra Leone - Dec 23, 2014

With 2014 coming to a close, we're asking how close the global effort is to stamp out Ebola throughout west Africa. Today, we check in with Canadian doctors working on the front lines determined to putting the brakes on the Ebola outbreak.

Download Hundreds of Ebola cases a week but Canadian doctor sees hope in Sierra Leone - Dec 23, 2014
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Parents should find a way to believe in Santa, says Eric Kaplan - Dec 23, 2014

Kris Kringle has captivated the minds of many through the years. Author Eric Kaplan wants all the grownups to gather round because he says the questioning of Santa's existence should be a philosophical investigation. He may even make a believer of you.

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Elf on the Shelf normalizes surveillance state for kids, says Academic - Dec 22, 2014

Santa knows if you've been bad or good because the Elf on the Shelf is filling him in! We hear from a Canadian academic who has some qualms with a certain new Christmas tradition.

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'Give Directly' advocates for cash in the hands of the Poor - Dec 22, 2014

It's a time of year that puts many of us in a charitable frame of mind. 'Give Directly' is a new style of charity that aims to give cash to those who need it, no strings attached. Today, we speak to some experts about whether it works in the long term.

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Afghanistan is a nation ruled by drug lords, says Matthieu Aikins - Dec 22, 2014

In the years after 9/11, the West went into Afghanistan to root out the Taliban, and improve Afghan life. The military mission is largely over now, but journalist Matthieu Aikins says, after 13 years of war, Afghanistan is now a "Narco State."

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10 years since Indian Ocean tsunami, still gaps in disaster prep - Dec 22, 2014

A decade ago on Boxing Day, many woke up to news of the Indian Ocean tsunami. The number of dead from the Asian tsunami would be more than 200, 000 spread out over several countries. We speak with a woman who barely escaped the tsunami's waves that day.

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The British Museum's loan of Parthenon Marbles to Russia ignites repatriation debate - Dec 19, 2014

The Parthenon Marbles have sat for centuries in the British Museum. Calls to return them to their homeland of Greece have grown louder each year and have reached fever pitch now that the marbles have been loaned to Russia for a museum display.

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Dalhousie's decision to use Restorative Justice can be traumatizing for women, says counsellor - Dec 19, 2014

Dalhousie University plans to use Restorative justice to resolve complaints of sexually violent Facebook posts made by students. A women's trauma counsellor says Restorative Justice in this case is not a good way to address the abuse. She tells us why.

Download Dalhousie's decision to use Restorative Justice can be traumatizing for women, says counsellor - Dec 19, 2014
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Ashley Smith's mother says it's time to limit solitary confinement in prison - Dec 19, 2014

The death of Ashley Smith sparked many questions about the use and abuse of solitary confinement and inmates' access to mental health care. Her death also sparked more than a hundred recommendations to government. Ashley's mother speaks up.

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Pressure is on the U.S to retaliate against Sony hackers, but who's behind attack? - Dec 19, 2014

The Sony Pictures flick, "The Interview", about snubbing out North Korea's leader Kim Jung-Un has led to retaliation. But is the Hermit Kingdom really behind the Hack? And what kind of precedent is Sony Pictures setting by halting the release of the film?

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Checking-in on the price gap in Canada, hospital security and detained in North Korea - Dec 18, 2014

It's Thursday - time to check in on your feedback about some of the stories from the past week. Plus, we have an interview with Rehtaeh Parons father, Glen Canning. And speak with Jeffrey Fowle, the Ohio man who spent six months in a North Korean jail.

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The design behind the perfect greeting card - Dec 18, 2014

From Santa to singing tacos, there's a greeting card to cover all of life's occasions. Behind those cards is a fiercely competitive billion-dollar industry that taps into your deepest emotions. Today, we delve into the making of the perfect greeting card.

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A new era for U.S. and Cuba relations - Dec 18, 2014

When U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower imposed the first trade embargo with Cuba in the early 60s, Barack Obama hadn't even been born. Now Barack Obama's decision to restore relations with Cuba has political opponents considering the move catastrophic.

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Meet the world's hottest pepper creator who will leave you in tears - Dec 17, 2014

Our project By Design looks at the creation of the world's hottest pepper so incendiary, workers have to wear gloves to handle it. So potent that its creator has donated it to science for medical research. Today we introduce you to the Carolina Reaper.

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Retired judge John Reilly on 'Bad Justice' for Aboriginal offenders - Dec 17, 2014

He was a provincial court judge for three decades, confronted daily with Aboriginal offenders who he felt were not being served by our justice system. Today, John Reilly shares his view on a system that he says leads only to Bad Judgement.

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The fight for who owns the Arctic: The players and their strategy - Dec 17, 2014

Denmark may be the latest country to provide scientific evidence for its right to the Arctic, but the fight for who will claim the Arctic Circle as part of it's territory also includes Canada, the U.S. and Russia. It's a a new kind of cold war.

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Apology legislation helps doctors say 'I'm sorry' to patients - Dec 16, 2014

Across this country we have Apology Legislation that allows doctors and other medical professionals a degree of protection, if they can bring themselves to say - "I'm Sorry". Today we explore the power and the paucity of the medical apology.

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Reporting on Sony hack has some blaming media as enabling crime - Dec 16, 2014

An epic leak of top-secret info. Unguarded e-mails by power-brokers revealed. Secret projects exposed in detail. Sony's hack attack has Hollywood red-faced and some calling for the media to be more responsible when offered salacious scoops from hackers.

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Making sense of 'lone-wolf' attackers in the wake of Sydney café siege - Dec 16, 2014

Man Haron Monis acted alone in the Sydney hostage-taking that terrorized his victims. He was what they call a Lone Wolf. Today, we look at the difference in the psychology of the Lone Wolf and those who commit acts of terror in an organized group.

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Avian flu outbreak in B.C. due to farming practices, say researchers - Dec 15, 2014

Poultry farms affected by avian flu increased over the weekend. Some say the way poultry is farmed is contributing to the virulence of this disease. Today, we're asking about massive farm operations and whether they're sowing the seeds of pandemic.

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Actor Khaled Abol Naga sued for criticizing Egyptian president - Dec 15, 2014

When Egyptian actor Khaled Abol Naga dared to criticize the new Al-Sisi government at the Cairo International Film Festival, he was sued for treason. Today, we speak to the man they call the Brad Pitt of Egypt on the high cost of Free Expression.

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Government says it will crack down on US retailers 'gouging' Canadians - Dec 15, 2014

The federal government's Price Transparency Act is designed to expose those who charge Canadians a premium for a product that sells for much less in the U.S. But critics question why tariffs and price protection for certain Canadian acts continues.

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B.C. nurses' union calls for increased security in psychiatric facilities - Dec 12, 2014

In recent weeks a doctor and a nurse have both been attacked by patients in B.C. psychiatric units. The B.C. nurses' union is calling for better protection. But the solution may not be as simple as added security.

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Kiese Laymon: My Vassar College faculty ID does not make racism OK - Dec 12, 2014

Kiese Laymon is a black college professor at upstate New York's prestigious Vassar College. His on-campus experience has taught him a lesson in race relations. When harassed by security guards, he can always flash his Faculty ID to make everything OK.

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Quebec IVF treatment policies bans anyone over 42 from eligibility - Dec 12, 2014

Celine Dion who gave birth to twins through IVF is one of the public faces of the campaign that led to Quebec's provincially-funded IVF program a few years ago. Now the province is trying to adapt its laws regarding IVF and critics are calling it ageist.

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Checking-in on battling domestic violence, undercover in North Korea & injustice for David McCallum - Dec 11, 2014

Our Friday host Piya Chattopadhyay joins Anna Maria in studio to hear what you have to say about our recent stories, in our weekly segment, Checking-In.

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Anne V. Hereford and the secret WWII code-busting world of Bletchley Park - Dec 11, 2014

The Current producer Howard Goldenthal follows up on a listener's email only to uncover new details of a mother's secretive war-time work for the British in our documentary "In Search of Anne."

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Nazila Fathi's account of growing up in Revolutionary Iran - Dec 11, 2014

Nazila Fathi was a nine-year-old girl when revolution transformed her homeland. She spent her life telling the stories of Revolutionary Iran to as a journalist... until being forced into exile herself five years ago. Today, we go inside modern Iran.

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Rolling Stone campus rape story scandal a lesson to journalists - Dec 11, 2014

One woman's traumatic ordeal at a fraternity house at an America university has evolved into apologies from the publication and criticisms over journalism to insensitivity. We look at responsibility and transparency in the covering of sexual assault.

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The Design Behind ... The Parking Meter - Dec 10, 2014

Dr. Bob Blackburn, Exec Director of the Oklahoma Historical Society brings us the story behind how the parking meter was born and introduces us to the two men behind it, Oklahoma's chair of the traffic committee Carl Magee and engineer Gerald Hale.

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Antibiotic-resistant superbugs could begin a global epidemic beyond India - Dec 10, 2014

Tens-of-thousands of newborns are dying of antibiotic-resistant infections. Health care critics say, a rampant use of antibiotics has now rendered significant amounts of bacteria immune to the drugs and the world could be entering a Post-Antibiotic Era.

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Paul Salopek, year two of his seven year historical walking tour - Dec 10, 2014

Two years ago, Paul Salopek began to walk the migratory path of the world's first peoples. We catch up with him as he leaves the Middle East where he found kindness in conflict zones and witnessed extraordinary scenes of thousands fleeing Syria on foot.

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Report on CIA torture opens door to prosecution of top Bush officials - Dec 10, 2014

The US Senate report on CIA torture practices documents interrogation techniques that reached a level of depravity. With details now available, there are renewed calls for the prosecution of top officials in the Bush administration and in the Agency.

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Don Tapscott revisits 'The Digital Economy', his internet predictions - Dec 9, 2014

From apps to uploads, smartphones to digital dailies ...technologies have disrupted businesses, society, government and privacy. And 20 years ago, Canadian business executive Don Tapscott signaled much of the change in the book, "The Digital Economy".

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David McCallum exonerated after 29 years, thanks to two Canadians - Dec 9, 2014

David McCallum spent the prime of his life behind bars for a murder he didn't commit. Twenty-nine years of unjust incarceration, he never gave up hope. He's free thanks to the help of the late Ruben 'Hurricane' Carter and a couple of Canadian filmmakers.

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Newborns should have the right to die, ethicist says - Dec 9, 2014

It's not an easy subject but some say newborns with severe terminal conditions should be part of Canada's end-of-life conversation. Critics argue euthanasia for newborns should not be an option since one can never be certain conditions won't improve.

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Divestment trend shifts focus to 'ethical investments' - Dec 8, 2014

The biggest trend in investment is divestment -- and large institutions have heard the call to divest themselves of unethical holdings. As part of our By Design series, we look at what it means to invest ethically.

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How writer Suki Kim embedded herself with North Korea's elite - Dec 8, 2014

For two semesters, Suki Kim taught English to the sons of North Korea's elite at a private university. She emerged with a book about a segment of that society that has, until now, been mostly hidden from the outside world.

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#CrimingWhileWhite, #AliveWhileBlack ignite conversation about white privilege - Dec 8, 2014

#CrimingWhileWhite is slicing across social media in the U.S. as white Americans share stories of police letting them off. The hashtag has received an enthusiastic response, but not everyone is convinced that it's actually helping to improve the situation

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European olive oil crisis could send prices soaring - Dec 5, 2014

There's an olive oil crisis seizing Italy and Spain, and the shortage could affect prices around the world. We hear why every golden drop of olive oil may be getting a little more precious.

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'Barle the polar bear' rescued from sweltering Mexican circus act - Dec 5, 2014

A Manitoba couple was shocked to discover polar bears in performance at a sweltering Mexican circus show. We hear the story of Barle the polar bear and her return from a southern circus to the snowy north.

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Ferguson, New York cases draw protests aimed at grand jury decisions - Dec 5, 2014

In both the Eric Garner and Michael Brown cases, grand juries have decided not to indict police officers with any crime. With so many feeling that justice has not been done, we're asking if the American grand jury system actually works.

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Checking-in on ride-sharing service Uber X, Drones and Raju the elephant - Dec 4, 2014

We round up listener feedback on some of the stories we've brought you lately.... including the battle between Uber X and Taxi drivers and the battle between drones and passenger planes. Plus an update on the story of Raju the elephant.

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ISIS wants to redraw the Middle East, and may be succeeding - Dec 4, 2014

The fight against ISIS is often portrayed as a fight against another terrorist group. But the Islamic State, as they call themselves, looks more like a state every day. Loretta Napoleoni says the key to defeating ISIS could be recognizing that fact.

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Zahra Abdille tried to leave domestic abuse but system failed - Dec 4, 2014

Zahra Abdille and her two sons were found murdered last Saturday, believed to be victims of the abusive husband she had left. Her job paid enough to disqualify her for help but not enough to cover it on her own. We look at escaping abuse across Canada.

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Transgender children need support in school, say gender identity experts - Dec 3, 2014

Across the country a few school boards have formal policies to try to make transgender kids feel safe. As part of our project By Design, we explore how to improve schools to recognize the growing number of students struggling with gender identity.

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Preston Manning argues Conservatives should support carbon pricing - Dec 3, 2014

He's a leading Canadian Conservative voice with concerns over the environment. Preston Manning has long believed in the link between Conservatism and Conservation but his support for carbon pricing has some on the right seeing red.

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Are Canadians hoping to fight ISIS alongside Kurds making a mistake? - Dec 3, 2014

Kurdish Peshmerga fighters are getting a moral boost as foreign fighters take up arms to help them in the fight against ISIS. Among them, Canadian military. But the army they're joining is not anything like the army they know.

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The Design Behind ... Camouflage - Dec 2, 2014

Camouflage, from the French verb camoufler or "to disguise", has come a long way over the past 100 years. Our producer Lara O'Brien brings us the story behind its roots going back to WW1.

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Renewable energy not enough to stop climate change, say Google scientists - Dec 2, 2014

Two Google scientists have a goal to produce a Gigwatt of power more cheaply than producing it with coal. After 4 years, they gave up saying renewable energy alone can't save us from catastrophic climate change but geo-engineering just might.

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Debating guidelines for declaring someone brain dead - Dec 2, 2014

A family of a teen on life-support is challenging doctors' views that their daughter is brain dead. A health policy researcher who's looked at similar cases says Canada's policy of determining brain death could be violating the Charter rights of patients.

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Federal Election 2015 and the making of election issues - Dec 2, 2014

With another Federal Election looming, the jostling for ownership of the election issue appears to have begun. We convene a panel to look at how certain election issues come to be and why they have the power to make or break campaigns.

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Taxi drivers are calling UberX app unfair, riders are hailing it - Dec 1, 2014

The company that brought you Uber is getting a rough ride over its newest incarnation - UberX. It calls itself a ride-sharing company, its detractors call it a Taxi Company that exempts itself from the basic regulations taxi drivers are forced to follow.

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Listeners speak up about death and end of life care - Dec 1, 2014

When we dared to talk about death 2 weeks ago, we were overwhelmed with emails, full of personal stories and powerful insights. We realized we needed to revisit this topic by sharing with everyone what individual listeners were sharing with us.

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Drones, planes, too close for comfort in Canadian skies - Dec 1, 2014

The technology that is transforming everything from wedding photography to scientific research is becoming every pilot's nightmare. Drones - no bigger than a toy, with the potential to put planes and their passengers at risk.

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'Exodus' whitewashing is bad for Christianity - Nov 28, 2014

A new film about dramatic times of the old testament is cast with actors who might be more at home in a Viking saga than a Mediterranean one. Critics call "Exodus" a whitewash. Today, a look about our beliefs and representations of Biblical history.

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Gay Iranians pressured to surgically change gender, seek asylum - Nov 28, 2014

Gay people in Iran know that life in their country can be horrific. They can face execution. Those who wish to remain in Iran often receive shocking advice from the medical community. And it involves surgery to change their gender.

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Kinder Morgan pipeline protesters stay put, judge rejects injunction - Nov 28, 2014

BC's top court has ruled the company, Kinder Morgan needs to finish its work and leave Burnaby mountain in just a few days. Protesters who oppose the controversial pipeline project are delighted, Kinder Morgan disappointed.

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Checking-In on Marley Pot, Ditching Makeup, Identical Twins and Costly Groceries in the North - Nov 27, 2014

We're checking-in on listeners' thoughts on stories of the week from big money behind marijuana to big bills for little groceries in the far North ... from siblings as alike as reflections and reflections on wearing too much makeup.

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The Design Behind ... The Canadian Flag - Nov 27, 2014

In 1964, historian George Stanley was on a mission, to have an official Canadian flag that was instantly recognizable and represented all Canadians. Ruth Stanley, George's wife and daughter Della share the story behind the making of the Canadian flag.

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Aging ships may force Canadian Navy to borrow from allies - Nov 27, 2014

The engine-room fire that left the HMCS Protecteur aflame last February is emblematic of what critics say is a rudderless Naval Defence policy. Two aging supply ships are out of commission, critics say the Navy may be forced to borrow ships from allies.

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Canadian Labour Congress: Employers can help stop domestic violence - Nov 27, 2014

A new Canadian study shows that the brutality of violence and abuse at home spills into the workplace, creating empathy, unease and unexpected costs. Today, we look at what employers and co-workers can do to stop domestic violence.

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Ferguson turns to U.S. Justice Department after Michael Brown verdict - Nov 26, 2014

The fires in Ferguson, Missouri continue to burn. And the anger at the local police force may simmer for years. But thanks to a U.S. federal law, there may be something that can be done about it.

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'Two of a Kind': The Mysterious World of Identical Twins - Nov 26, 2014

Identical twins are siblings whose lives are entwined like no others. What makes them so alike? But also why is it that in matters of health, they might be so different. Filmmaker Leora Eisen takes us on her journey, as an identical twin.

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Syria Disappeared - Nov 26, 2014

Syrians who have endured years of imprisonment and torture at the hands of the Assad regime are sometimes getting picked up again by opposition groups. The lucky ones are eventually released with traumatic stories to tell but thousands simply disappear.

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India's family planning sterilization camps unsafe, 13 women dead - Nov 25, 2014

In the central Indian state of Chhatisgarh, a doctor working with 2 assistants performed government sponsored sterilization surgery on more than 80 women, 13 are now dead. We look at the fallout over a population control plan that sets surgery targets.

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Anchor Tracey Spicer ditches makeup to protest 'dolled up' pressure - Nov 25, 2014

Many women are rebelling the whole idea of resembling painted dolls just to go to work. TV anchor Tracey Spicer is one of those women, she gave up her "extreme grooming" routine hoping other women to feel they can make the same choice if they want to.

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Ferguson riots erupt after Officer Wilson cleared for fatal shooting - Nov 25, 2014

Last night Ferguson, Missouri erupted into a firestorm as the distrust in a predominantly Black community patrolled by an overwhelmingly White police force re-ignited. We look at the sense of injustice along racial lines that spreads far beyond Ferguson.

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First Nations youth offer solutions to under representation of First Nations on juries - Nov 24, 2014

The Supreme Court is considering what the courts should do about ensuring more First Nations are seated in jury boxes. The decision isn't expected until the new year, but young people have lots of ideas in the meantime.

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Marley Natural becomes the first ever corporate pot brand - November 24, 2014

A corporate deal between Privateer Holdings and the estate of Bob Marley will allow its medical marijuana company to use the Marley brand. With Wall St. and Bay St. now deep into the weed ... the grass has never been greener.

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Canada's broken promise on child poverty, 25 years later - November 24, 2014

Twenty-five years ago, MPs voted unanimously in the House of Commons to bring an end to child poverty by the year 2000. It hasn't happened yet. We speak with Ed Broadbent behind the motion and from people who know all too well about poverty.

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U.S. financial institutions using robo-witnesses to foreclose homes - Nov 21, 2014

Years after the financial crisis, many homeowners in the United States believe they've lost their homes to foreclosure based on the accounts of so-called robo-witnesses.

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Documentary 'Next Goal Wins' follows the world's worst soccer team - Nov 21, 2014

A decade after a devastating defeat that branded them the "the worst soccer team in the world," filmmakers Steve Jamison and Mike Brett spent months with the American Samoa team as they faced a daunting task--qualifying for last summer's World Cup.

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Bill Cosby scandal erupts years after first accusations made public - Nov 21, 2014

As Bill Cosby's popularity and career unravel following accusations of sexual assault, we look at why the story is only now gaining momentum.

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Checking-in on eggless mayo, techno-creep and Ronnie the Bren Gun girl - Nov 20, 2014

Our listeners' thoughts on some of the stories of the week. Plus, Ronnie the Bren Gun Girl's daughter tells us more about her mother, Veronica Foster.

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Will Band Aid's Christmas single really help fight Ebola? - Nov 20, 2014

Songwriters hope a new version of "Do They Know It's Christmas?" will inspire listeners to fight Ebola. Critics say the fundraising didn't solve the problems thirty years ago with the original song, and is unlikely to this time.

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Barbaric Cultural Practices Act will not help women, critics say - Nov 20, 2014

The act is designed to address so-called cultural issues that can result in violence and abuse against women and girls. But some women's rights groups and legal experts say a law aimed at immigrant families exposes an underlying racist agenda.

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Orly Shamir becomes first Canadian to receive 'bionic eye' - Nov 19, 2014

As part of our series By Design we hear why doctors believe this kind of technology may transform the lives of the visually impaired.

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Tension in Ferguson builds, highlighting divides among activists - Nov 19, 2014

As a grand jury weighs whether to indict the Ferguson police officer in the killing of Michael Brown, a new wave of African American activists is asking why the civil rights activism of an earlier generation is leaving them behind.

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Canada should break NewLink Ebola vaccine contract, critics say - Nov 19, 2014

In 2010, the Canadian government licensed Iowa company NewLink Genetics to carry out clinical trials and be the sole producer of an ebola vaccine, VSV-EBOV. Now, four years on, critics say that process has been too slow and the delay is costing lives.

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Journalism project uses virtual reality to recreate Syrian conflict - Nov 18, 2014

A new journalism project uses virtual reality technology to recreate an actual attack that occurred in Aleppo, Syria. Some say this innovation has the potential to change the way we report and consume the news.

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Are youth publication bans always in the best interest of the victim? - Nov 18, 2014

Following a controversial court-imposed publication ban on the name of a teenaged girl who took her life after an alleged sexual assault, we look at the laws surrounding youth publication bans, and whether it's time to rethink whose names stay hidden.

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Eggless mayo company draws multi-million dollar lawsuit from competitors - Nov 18, 2014

It may look like a simple jar of sandwich spread, but mayonnaise sales are in the billions of dollars. And the owners of the dominant brand have been whipped into a fury over an upstart company selling a vegan mayo without eggs.

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Palliative care experts say it's time for Canadians to talk about end of life care Pt. 2 - Nov 17, 2014

We hear from Canadians involved in end of life care about what needs to change when it comes to end of life conversations.

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Palliative care experts say it's time for Canadians to talk about end of life care Pt. 1 - Nov 17, 2014

Dr. Atul Gawande is a surgeon who found in his own practice that he was concentrating too much on extending life, even if it meant sacrificing its quality.

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Critics say Keystone Pipeline will keep Canada from hitting 2020 greenhouse gas emissions targets - Nov 17, 2014

Canada has committed to cutting its greenhouse gas emissions by the year 2020. But with the Keystone XL Pipeline edging closer to approval, some researchers expect a jump in oil sands production will make it impossible to meet the Copenhagen targets.

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Nicki Minaj's 'Only' video offends many linking fascism and superheros, Noah Berlatsky says it's a typical mashup of pop culture's power fantasies - Nov 14, 2014

Perhaps not since Donald Duck was in a wartime anti Nazi propaganda cartoon have fascist iconography and pop culture collided as they do in Nicki Minaj's new video. We look at the unsettling blend of the rap star, superheroes and Triumph of the Will.

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Why there's no clear and effective way for MPs and staff to make claims of workplace harassment on Parliament Hill - Nov 14, 2014

Liberal MP Judy Sgro says the people she knows who've been harassed on the Hill, felt quitting was the only way to deal with it. After two weeks of people talking about sexual harassment, we look at why it's hard to crack down on harassment on the Hill.

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Keystone controversy comes to a showdown as the US House and Senate votes on the Canadian pipeline - Nov 14, 2014

Earlier this year, Barack Obama urged caution when it came to approving Keystone. But now there are two bills in the U.S. congress urging quick action on the pipeline and a lame-duck President facing a hostile House and Senate.

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Non-aboriginal Canadians need to wake up to the rising power of Aboriginal Peoples - Nov 13, 2014

Aboriginal youth and a whole new generation of First Nations thinkers are speaking up but arguably non-aboriginal Canadians haven't been listening. We bring you a conversation about empowerment ... in what John Ralston Saul calls "The Comeback".

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Checking-In on sand mining, data mining, paid sick days and mobilizing the Arab Spring through art - Nov 13, 2014

Remembering some of Europe's darkest days and new ideas to combat Ebola. Our listeners' thoughts on some of the stories of the week. Plus an update on two girls who refused conventional cancer treatment in favour of Indigenous traditional treatment.

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Tallying the cost to Canadians of a balanced budget - Nov 13, 2014

Finance Minister Joe Oliver is predicting times good enough to put money-in-your-pocket and jobs-in-your-future. He's touting a financial timeline that could lead right into an election. But critics warn the balanced budget means a high cost to services.

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Shock over ISIS beheadings but silence over Saudi Arabia beheadings, Janine di Giovanni says oil prevents criticism - Nov 12, 2104

Crimes of ISIS extremists often feel unhinged but the beheadings of captives seem especially depraved. And yet Saudi Arabian executioners carry out beheadings in public. Today, we look at the brutal practice through the prisms of politics and history.

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Writer Azar Nafisi says fiction is vital to democracy, imagination defies limitations - Nov 12, 2014

Azar Nafisi says totalitarian regimes fear the power of ideas and nowhere are ideas more forceful than in fiction. Today, the author of "The Republic of Imagination" tells us how the power of stories and story-telling determine the strength of democracy.

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Men need to get involved in the fight against sexism and misogyny in Canada - Nov 12, 2014

In the span of two weeks, the issue of silence and shame around sexual assault has appeared to have encouraged women across the globe to speak out. But those who see this as hopeful progress are listening for other voices as well - the Voices of Men.

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Tim Cook on Remembrance Day, 2014 - Nov 11, 2014

Today at 11 o'clock the country will stop to remember its war dead. Soldiers have been on Canadians mind more than usual. Tim Cook is one of Canada's most respected military historians. He reminds us why this day often brings us together.

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The fight for paid sick leave is making strides in the US, but what about Canada? - Nov 11, 2014

A growing number of U.S. cities and states impose paid sick leave for employees, but in Canada, many are discovering we have a patchwork quilt of sick day coverage that can leave vulnerable workers without cover. Today, we're comparing the two nations.

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From the CBC archives, Matthew Halton reports on the liberation of Paris - Nov 11, 2014

Last week, former CBC correspondent David Halton joined us to talk about his father Matthew Halton, and his groundbreaking reports during the Second World War. Here's Matthew Halton reporting on the liberation of Paris.

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Proposed war memorial along Cape Breton's trail causing controversy - Nov 11, 2014

The Never Forgotten Memorial Foundation plans to re-vise the image of the Canada Bereft statue that now stands over Vimy Ridge for a monument they would call Mother Canada in a National Park. But opponents question the location and the artistic merit.

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Recent Boko Haram bomb attack targets school children and highlights education for both genders in danger - Nov 11, 2014

Nigeria's Boko Haram leader came to greater prominence when his insurgents kidnapped hundreds of schoolgirls earlier this year. Boko Haram translates as Western Education is Forbidden and its campaign against learning is not restricted to one gender.

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How sand mining is threatening the world's beaches - Nov 10, 2014

From the deserts of Morocco to the beaches of the Caribbean, boatloads of sand are being spirited away, legally and Illegally to enhance shorelines from Spain to Florida to Singapore. But sand is a major natural resource that is now running out.

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Unapologetic abortion: Writer Katha Pollitt says it's time to stop the language of shame around abortion - Nov 10, 2014

Katha Pollitt argues language around abortion doesn't reflect the realities of who is choosing the procedure. Even major pro-choice organizations speak in words of shame. She says it is time to change that, to reflect abortion that is "a social good."

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Who Wins and Who Loses with Income Splitting - Nov 10, 2014

So who in our society will benefit from the income splitting tax measure that has been both championed and questioned within Conservative ranks? And if this is a tax break that benefits a certain segment of Canadians, is that a mistake or is it by design?

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The story of Harry Manson, the first aboriginal person to be inducted into the Soccer Hall of Fame - Nov 7, 2014

It's been a hundred years since Canada's first aboriginal soccer star stormed onto the pitch. Harry Manson was a member of the Snuneymuxw First Nation on Vancouver Island. This weekend, he will be inducted into the Soccer Hall of Fame.

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Pounds for Pounds: Britain takes on obesity, by paying people to lose weight - Nov 7, 2014

Director for the Centre for Public Health in Britain, Mike Kelly estimates that obesity rates have doubled in Britain in the past decade. If better health can't entice people to lose weight, what about cash money?

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Jill Amery says reporting sexual violence and going through the trial process was worse than being assaulted - Nov 6, 2014

Jill Amery knows first hand how hard it can be to report sexual violence. In 1997, she woke up to find a stranger looming over her in her bed in Toronto. She did report it to the police ... a decision that affected her life for years to come.

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Checking-In: Reporting Sexual Violence to the Police - Nov 6, 2014

Our listeners' share some of their own experiences related to #BeenRapedNeverReported. And we hear from Jill Amery who did report a sexual assault, a decision that affected her life for years to come. Her story explains why others may not come forward.

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'Technocreep' author says new technologies have been invading our privacy like never before - Nov 6, 2014

From the battlefield, to the shopping aisles ...from your home computer, to the smartphone in your pocket ...those who want to know who we are and how we live have an increasing number of ways to find out. Tom Keenan exposes 'Technocreep'.

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Sexism and violence against women may be getting attention, but some say the watershed moment is still to come - Nov 6, 2014

The headlines, the online posts, the airwaves have been dominated by the conversation around the abuse of women in the last 2 weeks ... but is this a watershed moment?

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As the Kilauea Volcano oozes lava through small Hawaiian town, residents debate diverting its path - Nov 5, 2014

A lava flow is oozing a destructive path as Hawaii's Kilauea volcano continues to erupt. Residents of the town it is starting to overtake are considering their options - divert it, get out of its way or leave it up to the volcano Goddess Pele.

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Canada's move to deny visas to people travelling from West Africa is slammed by critics - Nov 5, 2014

A Winnipeg woman says the chance to bring her family from Guinea to Canada is up in the air with Ottawa's decision to close its doors to people from West African countries battling Ebola. Critics say it's a decision based on fear, not science.

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Republicans sweep Senate in U.S. Midterms, Barack Obama has a tough 2 years ahead - Nov 5, 2014

Yesterday's vote saw the Republicans seizing control of the U.S. Senate, defeating Democrats in several races for State Governor. All of it a strong message to a President heading into a final stretch. But what is that message?

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Matthew Halton: Canada's Voice At War - Nov 4, 2014

The Second World War was a tough time to learn the new craft of broadcast journalism. Today we hear about the lasting imprint of one of the early stars. David Halton joins us to talk about his father, Matthew Halton's life and groundbreaking work.

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'No Man's Land: Saeed Jama's deportation to Somalia (Part Two) - Nov 4, 2014

We continue our special 2-part documentary, 'No Man's Land' and tell you how Saeed Jama's deportation to Mogadishu ended. And you'll hear of Mohammed Barre Bulle's deportation story, he never even made it into Somalia and was dumped in the Kenyan bush.

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No Man's Land: The story of Saeed Jama's deportation to Somalia (Part One) - Nov 4, 2014

Saeed Jama left Edmonton two years ago, forced out of the country in a deportation to a place he had never lived. The CBC's John Chipman has been investigating Saaed's story and brings us a 2 part documentary on Canada's practices in deportations.

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Competition for Solutions finds new ideas to contain Ebola through crowdsourcing - Nov 3, 2014

As frontline workers continue to fight Ebola, we bring you the story of non-experts, smart people brainstorming fast solutions to problems facing medical team. We chronicle the clever way they found what appear to be real solutions to tough problems.

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Frank Gehry: Most architecture today has 'no sense of design, no respect for humanity' - Nov 3, 2014

It seems there's some titanium-cladded contempt from a modern architect for modern architecture. Today we're on STARchitects from Frank Gehry's outrage and the middle finger to the uneasy questions of Ego and Edifice.

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#BeenRapedNeverReported: Why women go online to report sexual assault but not to police - Nov 3, 2014

Women in several countries are, for the very first time, using their names and twitter handles to speak up about their own experiences of sexual assault. We speak to journalist Antonia Zerbisias on the phenomenon she created with #BeenRapedNeverReported.

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Women in Afghanistan still face violence and abuse, but some advocates say conditions are slowly getting better - Oct 31, 2014

You don't need to be told that women struggle for their rights in Afghanistan. But even the fight to live can be revoked by some families who feel they've been shamed. It's illegal of course, but that doesn't seem to matter much.

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Video puts street harassment front and centre, 100 instances in 10 hours walking in NYC - Oct 31, 2014

Many women have endured cat calls when out in public. Many men can't understand why women don't enjoy the attention. A movement called Hollaback has made a video to highlight the impact of street harassment and put a spotlight on the issue.

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Refugee advocates say omnibus bill will cut off refugees from social services - Oct 31, 2014

The welcome mat for prospective Canadian refugees is getting a little frayed around the edges. Ottawa says changes that could see financial aid suspended for claimants is really aimed at bogus refugees to Canada. But critics aren't so sure.

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Lucy DeCoutere speaks out about Jian Ghomeshi: 'From smooching to smacking... there was no build up' - Oct 30, 2014

She is 44 years old. It happened over a decade ago. But the story she tells parallels those of other women stepping forward in other media and the CBC to tell of violence in encounters with former CBC host Jian Ghomeshi. We hear from Lucy DeCoutere.

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Checking-in on stories of the week from Canada's radical makeover according to Michael Harris to judging celebrity makeovers - Oct 30, 2014

We're checking-in on stories of the week with our listeners' thoughts from old chemical weapons that may still lie in the sands of Iraq to new lies from North Korea. From Stephen Harper's Party of One to celebrity makeovers.

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NYT's James Risen willing to be jailed for not revealing his sources on NSA's wiretapping story - Oct 30, 2014

NYT journalist James Risen documents outrageous accounts, including the hiring of a man who claimed to decipher secret messages in Al Jazeera newscasts ... a con only uncovered after he'd been paid millions. We speak to the author of 'Pay Any Price'.

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Author Michael Harris argues Stephen Harper is 'profoundly anti-democratic' - Oct 29, 2014

Stephen Harper may have said the public doesn't care about the maneouvres of parliament and the wording of motions but the author of a new book tracking his time in the PMO argues it's Stephen Harper who doesn't care.

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Rats switch to random mode when up against hard-to-beat competitors and we should too - Oct 29, 2014

Laboratory rats can flip their brains from strategic predictable decisions to random choices and if they can do that scientists say we can embrace the joys and the reduced pressure of random decision-making. We're looking at rats as role models today.

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Anti-terror bill C-44 is needed to keep Canadians safe, says Public Safety Minister Steven Blainey - Oct 29, 2014

This week, the government introduced Bill C-44 that will give CSIS new powers at home and abroad, but it won't step-up its oversight. Some wonder whether any of these proposed changes would have stopped either of the two attacks on Canadian soldiers.

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Hurricane Hazel retires as mayor of Mississauga at 93, but says she won't slow down - Oct 28, 2014

Hold on to your hats, Hurricane Hazel is blowing in. Hazel McCallion, the outgoing 93 year old mayor of Mississauga, Ontario talks to us about what she did to persist as mayor of Mississauga for so long and reflect on the evolution of women in politics.

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Jian Ghomeshi and the Rush to Judgment - Oct 28, 2014

The facts may not be all in, or even understood, in the Jian Ghomeshi file. But lots of people have already made up their minds. Today, we look at how the rush to judgment can be a torrent when celebrity is involved.

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John Tory elected Toronto Mayor: 'It is time for the city to come together' - Oct 28, 2014

Toronto has a new mayor and for those of you who don't live in the city--don't roll your eyes--because what happens in the so-called centre of the universe does affect you. Today, we break down the new era that's dawning in Toronto's municipal politics.

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White Supremacists and Neo-Nazis are forming alliances with North Korea - Oct 27, 2014

Many members of white supremacist groups are attracted to North Korea's philosophy of self-reliance and independence. Today, we look at race based nationalism that suits both American racists and Asian fascists.

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Out of the box ideas are a hard sell for most innovators, some say investors fear innovation - Oct 27, 2014

Thomas Edison was lucky enough to have JP Morgan back his light bulb but most inventors struggle to find investors willing to take a gamble on new creations. A Harvard University study explores the reasons behind why creative ideas are such a hard sell.

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How to deal with radicalized youth while there's still time - Oct 27, 2014

The RCMP says Michael Zehaf-Bibeau's motives were ideological and political. Martin Couture-Rouleau's father says he told police about his son's disturbing behaviour. What happens when a parent or a religious leader notices disturbing changes in someone?

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The roasting over Renee Zellweger's new look says more about us than it does her - Oct 24, 2014

Rene Zellweger changes her appearance and suddenly the media's hair is on fire. What is it about a celebrity's look that causes such intense curiosity? It almost certainly says more about the observers than the observed.

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NYT reporter C.J. Chivers: U.S. soldiers wounded by chemical weapons in Iraq, then told to keep quiet - Oct 24, 2014

Most people believe the U.S. military never uncovered chemical weapons in Iraq. But a New York Times reporter C.J. Chivers says they did -- and soldiers were injured by the discovery.

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Why the police should have said 'We don't know' during the Ottawa shooting chaos - Oct 24, 2014

Canadians had to find out the name of the Ottawa shooting suspect from a foreign news agency and some say it's incomprehensible Canadian authorities weren't more forthcoming during crisis, especially when our soldiers are in active service overseas.

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After Ottawa attack, some experts say we need new ways to fight homegrown terror - Oct 23, 2014

An attack on Parliament Hill leaves one soldier dead and one gunman dead, prompting many questions. Questions about Canada's ability to prevent terror attacks inside the country and about government plans to expand powers to intelligence services.

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Checking-In on teaching mindfulness, living outside the Mid-Canada Corridor and redesigning libraries - Oct 23, 2014

It's Thursday. We look back on the week from mindfulness in classrooms to finding the economic sweet spot in the Mid-Canada Corridor. Plus, a look at a call from international scientists who want PM Harper to restore funding for Canadian scientists.

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Parliament security questions resurface after Ottawa's shooting - Oct 23, 2014

One of the striking questions after yesterday's attack is how did a man with a gun - who'd already shot a soldier - make it inside our Parliament building, within striking distance of the government caucus. Will violence on the Hill transform us?

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How Israel's spy agency Mossad created a 'Canadian' assassin - Oct 22, 2014

Eleven Israeli athletes murdered at the Munich Olympics triggered an operation to kill the killers by Israel's spy agency Mossad. Today, the interlocking story of Israel's Sylvia Raphael, the CIA's Robert Ames and Black September's Ali Hassan Salameh.

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China accused of harvesting the organs of political prisoners, researchers say it's time Canada take action - Oct 22, 2014

Eight years ago, China admitted it took organs from those facing execution. Now, researcher Ethan Guttman says political prisoners, including members of Falon Gong and Uyghurs, are dying in Chinese prisons at the hands of surgeons harvesting their organs.

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Canadian junior hockey faces a muliti-million dollar lawsuit from former players - Oct 22, 2014

A $180 million lawsuit launched last Friday against the CHL says players should be compensated for not being paid minimum wage. We speak with Sam Berg behind the lawsuit and CWHL Commissioner who wants her players to be paid for their skills too.

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ISIS's Muslim death toll could be key to their defeat - Oct 21, 2014

The West may fear the threat of ISIS extremists. But most of the militants' victims are Muslim. Dean Obeidallah says greater awareness of that fact may discourage recruits. Canadian Imam Syed Soharwardy agrees and he's working hard to combat extremism.

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Me, Myself and Us: Renowned Canadian psychologist tells us how our personalities shape our lives - Oct 21, 2014

If you've ever wondered why you act the way you do and whether you can change, it turns out it's probably just as complicated as you feared. Psychologist Brian Little tell us how your personality affects your life and what you can do about it.

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Ebola scare sparks PR blitz from hospitals, businesses and government agencies - Oct 21, 2014

Barack Obama has appointed an Ebola Czar. Canada has Ebola dry runs and rapid response teams. Airports, cruise lines and hospitals are adding PR heavyweights to their payrolls. Cynics may sneer but some say full-on public messaging is simply smart.

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Designing libraries that are relevant in a digital age - Oct 20, 2014

With the huge amounts of information now available online, we take a look at how libraries are designing for the 21st century.

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War and Warming: The Pentagon adds climate change to its list of security threats - Oct 20, 2014

We look at how the the U.S. military is rethinking its military strategies with climate change in mind, and how this stacks up to our policies at home.

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What falling oil prices could mean for Canada's economy - Oct 20, 2014

Following a steep and quick decline in crude oil prices, we examine the economic, political and environmental fallout of the slump.

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Martin Lee: The father of Hong Kong's democracy movement on the ongoing protests - Oct 17, 2014

Martin Lee is affectionately known as the father of Hong Kong democracy. As its streets remain choked with resentful protestors, Mr. Lee joins us to explain what the people want, and what they're likely to get.

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U.S. courts must decide if United Nations is responsible for bringing cholera to Haiti - Oct 17, 2014

There is a cry for justice from those who blame the United Nations for Haiti's cholera outbreak. The UN has responded with a deafening silence, but now the matter is headed to court. We find out more about the lawsuit and its potential implications.

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Ebola Panic Goes Viral: Is media coverage of the outbreak causing undue fear and panic? - Oct 17, 2014

We hear differing opinions on just how much we should worry about a disease that's hard to catch and hard to cure, and the media's role in perpetuating the panic that surrounds it.

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Checking-In on listener feedback from perfect apples in Canada to bad apples in North Korea - Oct 16, 2014

Social media's role in relationship train wrecks and fears of actual train wrecks. We share listeners' thoughts on stories of the week. Plus Kim Jong-un is back in the spotlight and long-time Kim-watcher Bradley K. Martin wonders if we're being played.

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'160 Girls' landmark lawsuit ruling propels Kenyan police to develop training with lessons from Canada - Oct 16, 2014

Kenya's police are seeking help after a ruling that faulted its government for not protecting girls and young women from rape. The Canadian organization that helped win that case is still involved and training Kenyan police courtesy of Canadian police.

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Facebook and Apple add egg freezing to employee benefit plans, spark controversy - Oct 16, 2014

While some tout they can set-the-clock back on fertility with frozen eggs, other women in the workforce worry they will be no room for promotion. Apple and Facebook are now offering to cover the costs of egg freezing and storage. Perk or pressure?

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Health Canada warns surgery using a morcellator could spread undetected cancer, Amy Reed and her husband are fighting to stop the practice - Oct 15, 2014

Not long ago, only surgeons and patients would have heard of a morcellator. Gynecological surgeons say morcellation minimizes the risks of certain surgeries, but others see the procedure to be a cause of risk, especially for women with undetected cancer.

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Canada By Design: A plan to develop the 'Mid-Canada Corridor' - Oct 15, 2014

North of our Southern metropolises and still South of the treeline lurks an economic sweet spot. Our series By Design considers the Mid-Canada Corridor, home to up to 70 per cent of Canada's wealth but not a lot of its people.

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'Who am I to judge?' says Pope Francis on homosexuality. Will the Vatican's Synod on the Family change the Catholic Church? - Oct 15, 2014

Cardinals and bishops meeting in a Synod are said to be changing their tone on homosexuality but they aren't confronting the doctrine that classifies it a sin. Still, Pope Francis wants to embrace the reality or modern relationships, rather then shun.

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Hospitals offering family-centered health care say the best way to make a patient healthy is to include the whole family - Oct 14, 2014

Our ongoing project, By Design, looks at the architecture of health care from the physical and visible, to the psychological and familial. Today our conversation includes a debate on policies to allow loved ones to be present during resuscitation.

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Mindfulness meditation moves into the classroom - Oct 14, 2014

When did you last take any time at all to do nothing? No emailing, no internet, not chatting. There's a new trend in some classrooms aimed to incorporate Mindfulness as daily practice. Our producer Peter Mitton takes us on a trip inside ourselves.

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The Ebola crisis prompts some health care workers to call for a NATO-like rapid reaction force to tackle outbreaks - Oct 14, 2014

Six months ago, Intl. President of MSF identified Ebola's devastating potential but could get no traction from the WHO on rapid action. Now the hemorrhagic fever has the world's attention underlining how unprepared we are for such a public health crisis.

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How the love of music helped one woman make a remarkable recovery after brain surgery - Oct 13, 2014

After a complicated brain surger, Allison Woyiwada couldn't speak. Her family was heartbroken to witness all that she'd lost. But then they realized she still had her music. Today we rebroadcast a moving story of a remarkable comeback through music.

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'Texts from your Ex' is the new normal, 87 per cent of young people contact or track their ex-partner - Oct 13, 2014

In the old days, returning a box of your ex-lover's stuff was the hardest bit of housekeeping during a break-up. But now splitting up might mean unfriending and unfollowing. Today, we look at why breaking up can be harder to do in the internet age.

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The quest to design the perfect apple - Oct 13, 2014

Forget red delicious, horticulturists are racing to design for a market that demands better tasting, longer lasting, apples. Author of "Apples of Uncommon Character" says we're experiencing an apple renaissance sparked by the success of the Honey Crisp.

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North Korea's Kim Jong Un disappears from official life, sparks rumour of a coup - Oct 10, 2014

North Korea's Kim Jong Un, one of the world's most volatile state, hasn't been seen in public since early September. Is he sick? Has there been a coup? We ask North Korean experts what the disappearance of the Hermit King means for the Hermit Kingdom.

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Obama's former Chief Leon Panetta weighs in on fighting ISIS and the story behind hunting down Bin Laden - Oct 10, 2014

In a Canadian exclusive, former director of the CIA Leon Panetta speaks about hunting Bin Laden, drone attacks, and what he believes will be decades of war with Islamic extremism.

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Debating prescribing opioids for treating chronic pain - Oct 10, 2014

People who've used opioids like Oxycontin to relieve chronic pain know how effective they can be. But people who've come to rely on opioids know the harrowing downside. Now there's a push to have doctors stop prescribing them to most patents.

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Checking-in on stories of the week with our listeners - Oct 9, 2014

From using animals for fur to feminism in fashion, misunderstanding Ebola and misunderstanding what we're trying to tell one another when we sit down to write. We look back on our listeners' thoughts on some of the stories of the week.

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13 days that shaped the future of the Middle East: The Camp David Accord revisited - Oct 9, 2014

More than 3 decades ago, Carter, Begin and Sadat hunkered down in Camp David and emerged with an Israeli-Egyptian peace deal. Journalist and author Lawrence Wright connects the dots back to those ground-breaking 13 Days in September of 1978.

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With ISIS at its border in Kobani, Turkey bides its time, staying immobile - Oct 9, 2014

The fight with ISIS over the city of Kobani is raging but the weapons and troops stationed on Turkey's side of the border have been noticeably immobile. But where other nations see ISIS as the key element to quash, Turkey sees other tentacles of trouble.

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Accused troll Brenda Leyland's death sparks debate over how to confront cyberbullies - Oct 8, 2014

Brenda Leyland, who wrote offensive tweets directed at the parents of missing toddler Madeleine McCann, was found dead on Saturday. She was exposed as a Troll on the internet but should she be publicly confronted and shamed?

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Douglas Coupland takes us inside Alcatel-Lucent, a company wiring the planet and says he misses his 'pre-internet brain'

The internet can be a fabulous and powerful thing but follow it to its core and you'll find wires. In Douglas Coupland's latest book, he explores cyberspace and Alcatel-Lucent, one of the most important internet companies you've never heard of.

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Freight Train operators are falling asleep at the switch and Transport Canada is struggling to prevent it - Oct 8, 2014

Transport Canada is struggling to deal with dangerous levels of chronic fatigue among train operators. CBC's Dave Seglins explains why so many freight train operators are falling asleep at the controls and what Transport Canada wants to do about it.

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Designing safer cities for migrating birds dying from window collisions - Oct 7, 2014

Hundred of millions of birds die every year flying straight into windows. The locals, pigeons and seagulls, aren't as vulnerable but migrating songbirds routinely fly into glass. Today, a look at how glass design with hidden patterns is saving songbirds.

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Graphic novelist Nina Bunjevac recalls how her father was blown up bringing terror to Toronto in 'Fatherland' - Oct 7, 2014

It was 1977, the terrorist cell was here in Canada. Peter Bunjevac had plans to attack the Yugoslav consulate in Toronto, his bomb exploded early. His daughter Nina has now pieced together details of her father's life in the graphic novel, 'Fatherland'.

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Support or oppose the ISIS combat mission vote, all parties face political risks - Oct 7, 2014

The ISIS fight could burnish the legacy of the Harper government or leave it mired in conflict. The major opposition parties are against the mission ... political wisdom or miscalculation? We're asking about the political consequences for all of them.

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'Yes means Yes' bill has some students asking for Affirmative Consent law on Canada's campuses to address sexual assault consistently - Oct 9, 2014

Savannah Badalich turned the trauma of sexual assault into campus activism with a fight that led to a California law called Affirmative Consent. Students are debating if Canada needs this policy but we already have the equivalent of Affirmative Consent.

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Stopping the Spread of Ebola: Airlines and Airports on alert - Oct 6, 2014

As the first Ebola patient on North American soil fights-for-his-life in a Dallas hospital, a New Brunswick doctor is in Nigeria as part of a strategy to contain the virus. We look at how Africa's biggest transportation hub is holding Ebola at bay.

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Google's Eric Schmidt says his greatest fear is government control could end the internet - Oct 6, 2014

Google has created information technologies from how we search for information, to how we communicate, to how we see the world and how it sees us. Today we speak with Google's Eric Schmidt who feels internet freedom is vital to innovation.

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RCMP keeps muskrat hats despite anti-fur campaign, trapping industry surprised by controversy - Oct 3, 2014

An old controversy bristled this week when the Mounties suggested they would retire their muskrat hats. Ottawa says that won't be happening and animal rights activists are stunned. Animals skins still provide lots of work and lots of fury in Canada.

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Canada set to announce ISIS airstrikes, military experts call for boots on the ground - Oct 3, 2014

Today Prime Minister Stephen Harper is expected to detail more of what Canada's role in the struggle against ISIS will be. But Canadians are divided over whether this should be logistical support, soldiers on the ground, or if we should fight at all.

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The Khorasan Group: Fiction or an arm of al-Qaeda? - Oct 3, 2014

A few weeks ago, few Canadians had ever heard of the Khorasan group. Now it's members are apparently poised to kill us. Extremists threats from Syria and Iraq are very real. But there's some debate about whether the Khorasan group is real at all.

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Checking-In on elephants on trial, elements of writing style and the Michener Centre re-opens to gratitude - Oct 2, 2014

We're checking-in on our stories on online data shaping history, the dangers of texting and driving and the controversy in Iqaluit over opening a beer and wine store. Plus we have tracked the stories of those in a place known as the Michener Centre.

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Diane Ackerman on The Human Age, how humanity is transforming the natural world - Oct 2, 2014

Science writer and author of "The Human Age" Diane Ackerman says humans are now the dominant force shaping the natural world. She says all the problems in our world, we've created and now its time to use that same might to fix them.

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Karl Lagerfeld: Designer ... and feminist? - Oct 2, 2014

When Chanel models paraded down the runway in Karl Lagerfeld's show in Paris this week, they were carrying placards in a faux-demonstration for Feminism, a design choice that has critics and supporters unraveling.

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Why one philosopher thinks we are QuickTyping our way into being predictable versions of ourselves - Oct 1, 2014

Today , we look at technology that is often misunderstood ... the pros and cons of Restrictive Sex .. .sorry ... Predictive text. Should we be worried about handing over more control of our lives to technology?

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Steven Pinker says good writing in the 21st century needs clarity and simplicity - Oct 1, 2014

Psycholinguist Steven Pinker is fed up with sloppy, awkward communication. In an effort to change this, he offers up The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century. He believes this book will free people from the antiquated notions of grammar.

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Orphaned children of Ebola shunned by caregivers and the community for fear of infection - Oct 1, 2014

Children of parents who have succumbed to Ebola are in need of help. On a day when we are witnessing the first case of the disease in North America, when the full force of a western public health system is kicking-in, these children have no safety net.

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The Design Behind ... Child Proof Containers - September 30, 2014

Today we look at an invaluable design we are all familiar with... child proof containers and the role Canadian doctor Henri Breault had in the invention of bottle caps that are now known as the 'palm and turn'.

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'Arab civilization has collapsed', says journalist Hisham Melhem - Sept 30, 2014

Much of the Arab world saw the Arab spring movement as a chance for democracy, only to face more tyranny. Lebanese journalist Hisham Melhem says Arab civilization has "collapsed" and the Arab elite must stop blaming the west and work to fix it themselves.

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A Deadly Wandering: The story of how a moment of texting and driving killed two rocket scientists - Sept 30, 2014

An Ontario study suggests teenagers know it's dangerous to drink and drive -- and most don't. But they also know it's dangerous to text while driving -- and that's a behaviour they can't seem to change. We look at how lethal texting and driving can be.

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Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters continue to demand Beijing have free and open elections - Sept 30, 2014

Hong Kong demonstrators are angry and continue to demand free elections. New leader Xi Jinping is determined to preserve China's political system. Protesters says it will take more than tear gas to back down. So will Beijing compromise or crack down?

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Hard hit by Ebola, Liberia's health and economic systems struggle to survive - Sept 29, 2014

The death toll from Ebola passed the 3000 mark this weekend, mixed with the urgency and the grief is the bottom line, as the disease simultaneously attacks the economics of Western Africa. Today, we concentrate on Liberia, the hardest of the hard hit.

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Author of 'Dataclysm', Christian Rudder argues online data is changing history - Sept 29, 2014

The Internet has radically changed the way we study human behaviour. Christian Rudder, the mathematician behind OK Cupid argues aggregated information offers a level of real-time insight into our society that is unprecedented.

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Clayton Miller's parents insist their son was murdered and hope a new investigation will reveal the truth - Sept 29, 2014

For years, Gervase Miller was shunned, even ridiculed, a lone figure with a sign on the streets of New Waterford looking for answers into the death of his 17 year old son. But his persistence has led to questions the authorities cannot ignore.

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Missing Mexico students could mar Enrique Peña Nieto's presidency - Nov 7, 2014

Forty-three students are still missing in Mexico. The mayor, his wife and much of the police force have been jailed - all part of a larger problem that Mexican authorities seem incapable of controlling. Has the president of Mexico lost the war on drugs?

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