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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

The National Mental health spotlighted by Toronto shooting

Experts are warning against drawing a direct link between mental illness and violence. They believe doing so can stigmatize others when using a broad brush approach on a matter that's much more complicated.
  • 2018
  • 00:04:14
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/03/2018

The National Canada's LGBT seniors fear discrimination in elder care

Many of Canada's LGBT seniors fear discrimination in elder care, believing they'll have to once again hide their pride to avoid prejudice.
  • 2018
  • 00:07:15
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/11/2018

CBC Docs POV Searching for Winnetou

Searching for Winnetou explores the controversy surrounding cultural appropriation of Indigenous culture in an innovative, hilarious, unnerving, yet inspiring way. Ojibway author and humorist Drew Hayden Taylor embarks on a quest to understand the roots of the German obsession with Native North Americans.
  • 2018
  • 00:45:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/04/2018

CBC Docs POV Love, Hope & Autism

Based on home movies, Love, Hope & Autism is an extraordinarily intimate look inside a family as they deal with autism from birth to adulthood — and agonize over what happens next. The film exposes the powerful effects of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) on a family, from the strain on the marriage to the inevitable shift in family dynamics.
  • 2018
  • 00:45:01
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 07/04/2018

CBC Docs POV The Way Out

More than 100 Canadians have left home to join the war in Syria, to become members of Daesh (also known as ISIS, ISIL). One of them was a 19-year-old Montreal woman — referred to in the documentary as Amina — who left in November 2014, shocking her mother with the news only after she’d left the country. On arrival, she ...
  • 2017
  • 00:44:10
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/28/2018

CBC Docs POV Skinhead

Brad was a prime target for neo-Nazi recruiters — a white 18-year-old punk, in and out of trouble with the law, a street brawler already in his fourth high school, a kid without direction. Lured by the promise of comradeship in a gang of “like-minded” men, Brad found what he wanted most: belonging. He spent 13 years in “the movement,” ...
  • 2017
  • 00:44:09
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/27/2018

Ideas The Fat Wars (Part 2 of 2)

North Americans have been waging a war since the early 20th century, on two main fronts – health and fashion. "We have turned thinning into a new religion in this country," observed Roberta Seid, social historian and author of Never Too Thin: Why Women are at War with their Bodies. The second part of this two-part series traces the evolution of ...
  • 1997
  • 00:55:11
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/05/2018

Ideas The Fat Wars (Part 1 of 2)

In 1978, Susie Orbach wrote her ground-breaking book Fat is a Feminist Issue. She hoped that children growing up then might be free of the disabling body-image and eating problems that had so beset her generation. But despite the inroads of feminism, women's obsession with weight did not decrease over the next two decades, and men became preoccupied by body image ...
  • 1997
  • 00:55:49
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/05/2018

The National Service dogs won't get funding without a national standard

Service dogs in Canada won't get funding from the federal government without a national standard — and that's unlikely to happen anytime soon, after a group aiming to establish those guidelines was disbanded. Veterans Affairs is now taking over, but some people suffering from PTSD aren't optimistic.
  • 2018
  • 00:02:42
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/23/2018