Disrupting Design

Hosted by Matt Galloway, Disrupting Design celebrates innovations in Canadian industrial, urban and graphic design.

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Can architecture heal? This Toronto centre sees design as essential to well-being

After opening their new building, the length of stay for Bridgepoint Active Healthcare patients is down by 30%. People are getting better faster.

'Putting the soul into' Toronto's Pan Am Aquatic Sports Centre with graphic design

Explore the aqueous design which summons emotion and engages athletes.

Transforming the unused area under Toronto's Gardiner Expressway into a public art space

The disregarded space under the Gardiner Expressway will become a park, now known as The Bentway — or maybe it's not quite right to call it a park.

How a cozy cave brought people together to fend off winter on a frozen beach

Last winter, a secret fur-lined room inside an imposing sphere appeared on Toronto's east-end beach as an 'invitation to be with strangers' and persevere through winter.

Walls that change colour to your touch: Fighting technological disconnection with more technology

Architecture students Robyn Thomson and Jessica Chen think that even though technology has made our lives easier, we've lost connection in the process.

Could drones eventually get so small you could build with them like Lego? What would you create?

Dr. Vertegaal pictures a future where virtual reality lives in the real world without screens — and according to him, we're closer than you might think.

Design to benefit the world: This solar-powered backpack improves health and education

Many children without electricity need kerosene lamps to study — but kerosene is toxic. Now, Kenyan entrepreneur Salima Visram is using design to change lives.

This retired physics teacher wanted the most sustainable house possible — and it looks great too

"Imagine a world where we don't have to clear-cut forests just to create our housing." Rammed earth shows that sustainability can be beautiful.

The garden, the beach, the sky: Ryerson University's downtown Toronto architectural oasis

The Ryerson Student Learning Centre breaks the routine rhythms and movements of daily student life and empowers students to take full ownership of their space.

Crafty cardboard design activism for special needs children

Ryerson professor Jason Nolan wants to build a world where children with special needs can play and learn in an environment that helps them be more independent.

This Ottawa development shows affordable housing can be enviornmentally sustainable too

Anthony Leaning, leading architect for CSV Architects in Ottawa, showcases the Salus Clementine Passive House, a 42-unit, 4-storey energy efficient apartment building, that sets new efficiency standards for housing and commercial construction in Western Culture.

This Toronto designer wants to revolutionize getting around with his tiny fold-up electric bicycle

Henry Chong thinks people should stop "looking upwards" for big transportation companies to provide solutions for people in congested cities.
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Canada Reads: Finale

It's time for the final showdown! Two contenders go head-to-head, and one will be crowned the winner of Canada Reads 2020!
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Canada Reads: Day Three

Canada's annual book battle heats up as three champions fight to get their contender into the final round. Which book will be eliminated next?
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Canada Reads: Day Two

Four are left in the game on the second day of the great Canadian book debate. Which title will be the next to go?
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Canada Reads: Day One

The battle of the books begins! Five celebrated Canadians champion their book as the "one to bring Canada into focus" and vote to eliminate the first title from the competition.
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CBC Sports Late Night: Olympic Games Replay - Sochi 2014 Women's Hockey

Watch action from the women's Olympic gold-medal games from the Sochi Games.
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Olympic Games Replay: Remarkable Olympic Moments

Watch some of the most inspiring and emotional moments from past Olympic Games
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Communities Create: Visual Arts with Ovila Mailhot

In this session, Ovila will walk participants through the creation of their own graphic and show how he embeds various art forms into his work. He'll discuss his process and how he approaches creating as a Coast Salish graphic artist, as well as how he builds story through design.
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Calgary Stampede Replay on CBC: 2019 Championship Sunday

An encore presentation of Showdown Sunday from the 2019 Calgary Stampede.
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CBC Sports Late Night: Calgary Stampede Replay: 2019 Wild Card Saturday

An encore presentation of Saturday afternoon's show which is an encore of last year's Wild Card Saturday, a high stakes race where only two of the dozen contenders in each event ride, wrestle, rope or race their way to a last-minute booking for the richest day in rodeo – Showdown Sunday.
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Tapestry@25: writer and speaker Ijeoma Oluo

Author Ijeoma Oluo had to have an uncomfortable conversation with her white mother about a joke she told. “, not a joke making fun of black people...but an in-joke in black community… and this coworker of hers rightfully was skeptical and asked her, ‘what do you know about being black?’”
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Conversations about Race - Part 1

Ijeoma Oluo, author of So You Want to Talk About Race, wants to change the conversation about racial oppression. “We need to look at what racial oppression actually is. It is not a collection of people who don’t like people of colour, and in fact it never was.” You'll also hear from Andrea Chiu about how Oluo's book helped Chiu explain her perspective on race to her white wife.
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How Indigenous knowledge could help fight climate change

We look at the value of Indigenous knowledge in the fight against climate change. On one hand, it's being embraced by outsiders like never before. But others say there’s a big difference between extracting information and really listening to it.
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Atlantic Voice: Michael Crummey and The Innocents

Michael Crummey won the Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award last week for his novel The Innocents. The $25,000 prize recognizes the best work of fiction by an Atlantic Canadian writer. On this week's Best of Atlantic Voice, we're re-airing Crummey reading and Angela Antle's live interview with him from last summer's Writers at Woody Point Festival.

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