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The Nature of Things The Power of Play

From youngsters fooling around to adults having a laugh, playing is a fact of human life. But new findings in animal behaviour show us that play is no laughing matter — in fact, it's key to survival. And it’s not just people and pets that play, but reptiles, amphibians and insects, too.
  • 2019
  • 00:44:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/14/2019

The Nature of Things Laughing and Crying

“Ha ha,” “hee hee,” “boo hoo,” “waaa, waaa”... the unmistakable sounds of laughing and crying are recognizable all over the world. They’re pillars of human communication, yet some researchers say that when it comes to studying human behaviour, there’s nothing as poorly understood as laughs and tears. Why did we develop these unusual vocal communication techniques? How uniquely human are ...
  • 2019
  • 00:44:13
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/13/2019

Scout & The Gumboot Kids The Case of the Crunchy Carpet

Scout discovers a crunchy carpet on his walk and asks the Gumboot Kids to figure out what on earth it could be.
  • 2017
  • 00:05:02
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 05/28/2019

Scout & The Gumboot Kids The Case of the Giant Fruit

Scout gives the Gumboot Kids three clues to uncover the mystery of a fruit that can weigh more than a horse!
  • 2017
  • 00:05:02
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 05/28/2019

Scout & The Gumboot Kids The Case of the Wooden Timekeeper

While on his walk, Scout discovers something in nature that can tell us how old it is. What could it be?
  • 2017
  • 00:05:02
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 05/28/2019

The National How can governments help stop overwork?

The National has been exploring modern workplaces and why so many Canadians are battling burnout. But it's clearly not just a Canadian problem and depending on where you go around the world, the consequences and solutions can be quite extreme. So here's the question: How can governments help stop overwork?
  • 2019
  • 00:03:42
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/28/2019

Scout & The Gumboot Kids The Case of the Vanishing Caterpillar

When Scout misplaces his caterpillar friend, it’s up to the Gumboot Kids to put the clues together and find him again.
  • 2017
  • 00:05:02
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 05/27/2019

Scout & The Gumboot Kids The Case of the Story Rock

While in a valley, Scout unearths a story rock and sends the Gumboot Kids to figure out what it is. After putting the clues together, the Gumboot Kids discover that nature has marvellous stories to share if they’re willing to dig for it!
  • 2018
  • 00:05:01
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 05/27/2019

Scout & The Gumboot Kids The Case of the Growing Bird Feeder

Scout sends the Gumboot Kids to a garden to find a bird feeder that grows as he waters it.
  • 2017
  • 00:05:02
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 05/27/2019

News in Review - April 2019 Loneliness: The New Silent Killer

More people are lonely than ever before. Studies show that one in five Canadians identify as being lonely. Loneliness is more than a feeling of occasional solitude – it’s a prolonged feeling of perceived isolation. While long seen as being bad for mental health, loneliness is now recognized as being physically harmful too. It's being called the silent killer – ...
  • 2019
  • 00:19:05
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/09/2019

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The National The U.K. could ban social media sites in the wake of teen's death

The suicide of a young girl in the U.K. is prompting a heated debate about the responsibility of social media sites to remove harmful content. Her family says she had been viewing disturbing content about self harm on Instagram and Pinterest. Now the British government is considering banning certain platforms if companies don't comply.
  • 2019
  • 00:02:12
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/12/2019

The National New lens on life: using photography to heal from trauma

Suicide rates for Indigenous youth in Canada are up to seven times higher than for other young people. A remote community in northern Saskatchewan has been hit particularly hard in recent years, but now they're trying to change that, by discovering the healing power of photography.
  • 2019
  • 00:03:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/22/2019

The National Syrian refugee family reunites with parents in Canada

Reporter Susan Ormiston witnessed an extraordinary reunion in Windsor, Ont., as a Syrian refugee family welcomed their parents to Canada.
  • 2018
  • 00:05:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/22/2019

The National After the bullet: Helping gun violence victims suffering in silence

The shooting death of a 22-year-old in north Toronto marks the city's 89th homicide this year, matching a grim record that has stood unbroken for nearly three decades. The city is now being forced to confront some ugly truths about the root cause of gun violence. This includes how it deals with the hundreds of survivors it sees every year, ...
  • 2018
  • 00:04:47
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/07/2019

CBC Docs POV Next of Kin

Nearly 50,000 Canadian children are in foster and group homes. Most will stop receiving support at age 19. Compared to their peers, youth aging out of care do not fare well. Too often they drop out of school, suffer PTSD and substance abuse, end up on welfare, in jail or homeless. In St. Catharines, Ontario an innovative non-profit believes connecting youth ...
  • 2018
  • 00:45:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/26/2018

The Nature of Things The Memory Mirage

Memory is under heavy scrutiny by a new generation of scientists — and they’re posing an uncomfortable question: Can we trust what we remember about our lives? Just as we often recall someone’s name incorrectly, scientists say we can misremember critical personal events, catastrophes and even crimes we think we saw committed. Recent studies are questioning the fragile unreliability of ...
  • 2018
  • 00:45:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/22/2018

Studio K Why is Cottonball Feeling Lonely?

When Tony, Victor and Janaye start taking about their Thanksgiving plans, Cottonball begins to feel lonely.
  • 2017
  • 00:02:36
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 11/20/2018

Studio K Gary Worries About the News

Sometimes the things we hear on the news can be scary. Gary wonders what to do when you hear about things that worry you.
  • 2018
  • 00:02:11
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 11/08/2018

Studio K Cottonball Learns That Nobody’s Perfect

The Studio K team is ready to watch Cottonball's show, but she's not so ready to do it. She's not used to things not being perfect.
  • 2017
  • 00:02:50
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 11/07/2018

The National Canadian startup uses AI to reduce job interview bias

A Canadian startup is using artificial intelligence to try to reduce bias in the hiring process. CBC News visited Knockri's headquarters to find out more about the promises its technology makes and the challenges it faces.
  • 2018
  • 00:05:54
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2018

The National Gaming disorder now a disease according to WHO

For a diagnosis to be made, the negative effects of too much gaming must continue for at least a year. However, the World Health Organization says only one to three per cent of gamers meet the criteria.
  • 2018
  • 00:02:50
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/12/2018

News in Review - September 2018 Tragedy on the Prairies: The Humboldt Broncos Bus Crash

In April 2018, 16 people died and 13 others were injured in a bus crash at a rural intersection in Saskatchewan. The bus was carrying the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team when it collided with a semi-trailer. Most of the dead and injured were teenagers. The crash prompted an outpouring of sympathy from people across the country, including hockey leagues, ...
  • 2018
  • 00:16:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/10/2018

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CBC Short Docs Vika

This film tells the story of Vika, a 17-year-old orphan in Eastern Ukraine, in her final year under state care before she ages out and is forced to leave behind the only support she's ever known. It’s also the story of the bond she fights to maintain with her 10-year-old sister, Arina. Arina was adopted by a family in Toronto ...
  • 2017
  • 00:25:33
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/14/2018

CBC Short Docs Home No More

In the aftermath of the terrorist attack on a Quebec City mosque, three Muslim women contemplate leaving the place they call home. Home No More explores what it’s like living as a Muslim woman in Quebec City, one year after one of Canada’s worst terrorist attacks — the deadly shooting at the Islamic Cultural Centre of Quebec (CCIQ) on January ...
  • 2018
  • 00:19:15
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/14/2018

CBC Short Docs Fourth Period Burnout

Three teens document how they’re overwhelmed by high expectations and pressure to succeed. High school students today have to balance heavy workloads at school with increasing pressure to succeed. Fourth Period Burnout pools the creative energies of three youth — Juliette (16), Daniel (18) and Theresa (15) — and their mentor, Madison Thomas, to create a short documentary about their ...
  • 2018
  • 00:14:57
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/13/2018