News in Review

News in Review, now in its 24th season, is our current-events series non-pareil. Some highlights of this popular series are available in your base subscription to Curio.ca or on DVD, including our Best of News in Review collections: Bullying, Native Studies, Canadian History, Business and Law.

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News in Review - March 1998 Algeria: The Reign of Terror

This rare look by CBC Correspondent Paul Workman at the horror in Algeria is a reminder of the kind of news story that many television consumers have great difficulty understanding and coming to terms with. The nullification of election results in Algeria that denied power to the victorious Muslim fundamentalists and the terror that has followed in its wake have ...
  • 1998
  • 00:11:06
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/04/2017

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News in Review - March 1998 The Pope in Cuba: Church and State

The historic visit of Pope John Paul II to the only Communist state in the Western Hemisphere is an event fraught with irony and déjà vu. Hoping to emulate his visit to Poland – which led, in part, to the dismantling of Communism in the Soviet Bloc – the Pope meets with one of the last apostles of Communism. Although ...
  • 1998
  • 00:15:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/04/2017

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News in Review - December 2016 ​Enemies of the State: Silencing Dissent in Russia

Russia is in the throes of an old-fashioned crackdown on suspected enemies of the state. The secret police are spying on their own and accusing them of being traitors. Many ordinary Russians are being swept up in this manhunt and jailed on bogus charges of high treason. The CBC’s Susan Ormiston met with one family in the midst of a ...
  • 2016
  • 00:12:58
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/13/2016

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News in Review - December 2016 ​The Heroin Solution: Giving Drugs to Addicts

Giving free drugs to addicts seems like an oxymoron, but a controversial program in Vancouver is doing just that. The Crosstown Clinic allows addicts to get access to safe pharmaceutical-grade heroin and the tools to allow them to use without the risk of overdose, crime or infection. The program permits users to function in fairly normal lives, but it’s not ...
  • 2016
  • 00:12:41
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/13/2016

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News in Review - December 2016 ​U.S. Election 2016: Trump Nation

Donald J. Trump was considered an outsider and long shot from the start. An American businessman and reality-show host, he announced his candidacy for president of the United States in June 2015. With no real political experience, it looked certain that his opponent, former Secretary of State and Washington insider Hillary Clinton, had the leading edge. Still, it became one ...
  • 2016
  • 00:18:24
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/13/2016

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News in Review - December 2016 ​Sexual Assault: Isabelle Raycroft's Fight for Justice

When Isabelle Raycroft decided to remarry at 69, she did not expect it to end in the courtroom. Isabelle accused her husband of sexual assault. She won her case. But the guilty verdict was stunningly overturned by another judge and she faces a second trial. Now she’s telling her story of how the justice system is failing women.
  • 2016
  • 00:16:17
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/13/2016

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News in Review - November 2016 Imprisoned in Iran: Homa Hoodfar’s Fight for Freedom

She is a highly regarded anthropologist and academic and an expert on the role of the veil in Muslim societies. Yet at 65 years of age Homa Hoodfar, a Canadian–Iranian scholar, was arrested while researching in Iran. She was thrown into the notorious Evin Prison and cut off from her friends, family and any kind of legal assistance for 112 ...
  • 2016
  • 00:18:56
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/23/2016

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News in Review - November 2016 Norse of the North: Vikings in Canada

A thousand years ago, Vikings were renowned as a great seafaring nation and known to have travelled far and wide in their long ships. Back in the 1960s, researchers found evidence of a Viking settlement in Newfoundland. Now, thanks to satellite imaging, a new discovery indicates that the Norse may have travelled further inland in Canada than originally thought.
  • 2016
  • 00:13:44
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/23/2016

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News in Review - November 2016 Flying High: Hoverboard Inventor Develops Dreams

In May 2015, Montreal inventor Catalin Alexandru Duru was recognized as having broken the world record for the longest hoverboard flight. He flew up to five metres above a lake for more than 275 metres aboard his homemade propeller-powered personal flying device. Now, Duru and his company Omni Hoverboards are working on the next generation — one we all may ...
  • 2016
  • 00:15:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/23/2016

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News in Review - November 2016 The Torture Files: Canada's Involvement in Acts of Rendition

Canadians tortured abroad — sent by their own government and national police force: many would consider it unthinkable. Yet, after 9-11 both Canada’s spy agency (CSIS) and the RCMP were complicit in helping arrest and render Canadians for torture. In this special investigation for CBC, Terence McKenna, reveals the stories of three Canadian men and their accounts of torture and ...
  • 2016
  • 00:15:56
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/23/2016

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