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'I made a vow': Jeff Thomas on the power of photography

Photographer and curator Jeff Thomas was recently honoured with the Governor General's Award in Visual and Media Arts. It was a moment that brought him back to a life changing event 40 years ago. 
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Inside nêhiyawak's collaboration with TONTO, a synthesizer with a 'weird name'

When Edmonton-based Cree band nêhiyawak had the chance to play a one-of-a-kind synthesizer during their residency at the National Music Centre, they knew it had the power to transform their sound.
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How 'community-driven' Indigenous architecture is transforming space

For many generations, buildings were designed and built without the consultation or integration of the Indigenous communities they reside in. From residential schools to housing to rinks to community centres, few buildings reflected community values.
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'I own it': Transgender drag queen Quanah Style on living her dream

Quanah Style is a Cree drag queen from Vancouver who was featured in the second season of CBC's Canada's a Drag. Style is also a proud transgender woman who documented her facial reconstruction surgery in a web series called Quanah: Trans Op.
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Transformation: Making change to challenge perceptions

This week on Unreserved, we look at how Indigenous people are transforming space, body and media to change and challenge perceptions.
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DOG EARED: Sharon Butala and Daniel Kalla on the books they love and why

Sharon Butala and Daniel Kalla reveals the books they keep reading and re-reading.
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Bedside Books: Deers' frontman Murray A. Lightburn

Murray A. Lightburn reveals the book that made him laugh out loud.
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Nilofar Shidmehr on Divided Loyalties

Nilofar Shidmehr talks to Shelagh Rogers about her novel Divided Loyalties.
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Antanas Sileika, Gail Gallant -- The Full Episode

Antanas Sileika on his novel Provisionally Yours, Deers frontman Murray A Lightburn on Hope Never Dies and TNC columnist Wendy McLeod McKnight recommends three historical fiction books.
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No, really, calculus can be beautiful and this mathematician will tell us why

Finding the beauty in a dreaded subject: calculus
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Ancient beavers as big as bears died out because of their woodless diet

The giant beaver did not eat wood, which led to its extinction
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Sharks on a bird diet, fossils of fungus, 'lifelike' machines, giant beaver extinction, the beauty of calculus and oil spill dispersants

Flying food for fish? Tiger sharks are somehow eating songbirds; Fungus fossils shows the complexity of Earth's life a billion-years-ago; Scientists create robot-like biomaterial with key traits of life; Ancient beavers as big as bears died out because of their woodless diet; No, really, calculus can be beautiful and this mathematician will tell us why; What happens to oil spills after dispersant is used?
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Flying food for fish? Tiger sharks are somehow eating songbirds

How have sharks developed a taste for twittering songbirds?
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Food as Medicine: Some doctors are prescribing a plant based diet to address a host of health ailments

Two doctors in rural Newfoundland are teaching locals what they need to know about switching to a plant based diet. It's a win-win for their patients who ditch cod and salt beef in favour of tofu and broccoli. Not only are they losing excess pounds, they are also regaining their health.
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Wendy McLeod McKnight recommends three historical fiction books

Wendy McLeod McKnight talks to Shelagh about thee historical fiction she loved and why.
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What happens to oil spills after dispersant is used?

Dispersant breaks oil down into droplets, where bacteria break them down further,
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Megan Gail Coles on Small Game Hunting

Megan Gail Coles on her noel, Small Game Hunting: At the Local Coward Gun Club.
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Fungus fossils shows the complexity of Earth's life a billion-years-ago

Billion-year-old fungus fossils shed light into ancient evolutionary history
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Scientists create robot-like biomaterial with key traits of life

Building machine-like biomaterial with key traits of life
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Antanas Sileika on Provisionally Yours

Antanas Sileika talks to Shelagh Rogers about his espionage novel, Provisionally Yours.
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Schoenberg's Love Letter to Brahms, Webern's romantic side

Hear Arnold Schoenberg's love letter to Johannes Brahms: his colourful orchestration of Brahms piano quartet. Plus the romantic sound of Anton Webern, before he developed his trademark atonal style.
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CBC Here and Now

Every day around the province the Here and Now team pull out all the stops to cover your news and weather.

Ottawa Race Weekend road closures

Runners taking part in Ottawa Race Weekend hit the pavement starting Saturday, but whether you're lacing up or not, here's what you'll need to know about getting around town.

More climbers die on 'extremely crowded' slopes of Mount Everest

Three Indian climbers and an American have died while descending the crowded slopes of Mount Everest, officials say.
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Watch Olympic champion Samuel Girard announce his retirement

Watch live as Canadian short track speed skaters Samuel Girard and Kasandra Bradette announce their retirement together in Montreal.