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Marketplace Addicted to your phone?

Are you addicted to your smartphone? Companies are using science and artificial intelligence to keep you hooked, but tech insiders reveal to the Marketplace team how you can curb the urge to constantly stay connected. Plus they track a family's device usage over several months and reveal the staggering results — from the eight-year-old son, the teenage daughters to the parents. And ...
  • 2017
  • 00:22:36
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/2018

News in Review - January 2018 #MeToo: How a Hashtag Launched a Revolution

The #MeToo Campaign of 2017 could well be the most important movement of a generation. The hashtag took off in October and allowed victims of sexual harassment all over the world to unite on social media. It started with stunning revelations about film mogul Harvey Weinstein and grew into a global movement. The bravery of these women sharing their stories ...
  • 2018
  • 00:17:57
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 01/26/2018

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The National Should public schools use crowdfunding?

Canadian public schools are using crowdfunding programs like myclassneeds to help secure the resources they need. But critics say the approach is a step towards privatization. Hear from voices on both sides of this issue.
  • 2017
  • 00:08:52
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/27/2017

News in Review - October 2017 Social Influencers: Leveraging Popularity for Paydirt

In a world where those with the most followers means popularity and leverage, there’s a new celebrity in town. They’re called social influencers. They tweet, blog and video their brand picks all the way to the bank. And companies are willing to spend big bucks to get their endorsement if they can link their brand to new customers. But what ...
  • 2017
  • 00:14:18
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 10/18/2017

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Jaxon and Song’s Maple Mystery The Beaver's Tail

Where is one of the oldest expanses of rock in the world upon which you can actually eat a beaver tail? Jaxon and Song report the beaver tail eating crime to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and in doing so, find the party at last!
  • 2017
  • 00:05:00
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 10/11/2017

Jaxon and Song’s Maple Mystery The Longest Tooth

What animal has the longest left front tooth in the world? In snowshoes, Jaxon and Song tiptoe past a polar bear in search of the animal with the longest left front tooth. Their search takes them to the Innuitians.
  • 2017
  • 00:05:01
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 10/10/2017

Jaxon and Song’s Maple Mystery Bergy Bits and Growlers

Where will you find bergy bits and growlers? Jaxon and Song narrowly miss a hoodoo as they hunt for the answer to this riddle. They end on the coast of Hudson’s Bay.
  • 2017
  • 00:05:00
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 10/10/2017

Jaxon and Song’s Maple Mystery The Breadbasket

What giant breadbasket has no bread in it? To solve this, Jaxon and Song go bronco riding at the Stampede and end up in the prairies.
  • 2017
  • 00:05:00
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 10/10/2017

Jaxon and Song’s Maple Mystery The Sunrise

You see sunrises every morning, but where do you have to stand to see the very first one in Canada? Hunting for the solution to this riddle takes Jaxon and Song on an iceberg slide.
  • 2017
  • 00:05:01
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 10/10/2017

Jaxon and Song’s Maple Mystery The Raven

Where can they find a raven that soars, but never moves? The adventure takes Jaxon and Song over the Capilano Suspension Bridge and to the land of the Haida to find the answer.
  • 2017
  • 00:05:00
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 09/22/2017

Jaxon and Song’s Maple Mystery The Invitation

When one giant sized maple leaf lands in front of Jaxon and Song, it issues an invitation to the biggest birthday party ever. The only thing they have to do is figure out who, what, where and when.
  • 2017
  • 00:05:00
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 09/21/2017

On the Money Fighting Sexism

Keith Mann did a great job of getting the online marketplace Witchsy up and running — except he's a complete fabrication created by company co-founders Penelope Gazin and Kate Dwyer who were finding that sexism was a barrier to their progress as a start-up.
  • 2017
  • 00:06:29
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/18/2017

The National Computer Coding Concepts Explained

Algorithms, loops, "if" statements – what do they actually mean? Paul Gries, senior lecturer in Computer Science at the University of Toronto, explains these coding basics.
  • 2015
  • 00:01:45
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 09/15/2017

Dot. The Holiday Tree

Dot is horrified to discover she’s accidentally gotten rid of all the decorations for the town tree; she works round the clock to make new ones and discovers the joy that comes with giving and sharing.
  • 2016
  • 00:11:02
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 09/08/2017

Dot. A Song for Everyone

Dot and her friends work together to write a song for the Winter Concert that will speak to the entire town, regardless of what holiday they celebrate, but their performance is threatened by a snow storm.
  • 2016
  • 00:11:02
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 09/08/2017

Dot. Dinner for Thirty

Over-excited at the chance to use a 3D food printer, Dot accidentally prints far too many dog bones and has to ask for help when her house goes to the dogs.
  • 2016
  • 00:11:02
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 09/07/2017

Dot. Snow Day

Dot plans the ultimate snow day when her Grandma comes to visit, but when a lack of snow derails her itinerary, Dot finds out that simply spending time together is all that really matters.
  • 2016
  • 00:11:02
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 09/07/2017

Dot. Ghoul Away

When a ghost moves into Mister Sherman’s house, Dot takes on the job of getting rid of it in the hopes she can sway her neighbour into liking Halloween again.
  • 2016
  • 00:11:02
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 09/07/2017

Dot. Scaremaster 2.0

Dot gathers the crew together to give her Dad, the self-acclaimed “Scaremaster”, a fright he won’t soon forget… but in the end, it’s the one person she didn’t see coming who delivers the final Halloween scare.
  • 2016
  • 00:11:02
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 09/06/2017

News in Review - January 2017 Revealing Selfies: The Consequences of Sexting

Sharing a sexy selfie with your latest crush may seem harmless, but once online those images live forever. Recently six male teens found out the hard way that sharing intimate pictures of their female schoolmates was also against the law. CBC reporter Ioanna Roumeliotis went to a high school in Nova Scotia to talk to teens about the pressure to ...
  • 2017
  • 00:15:37
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/27/2017

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News in Review - January 2017 Disinformation and Lies: The Dangers of Fake News

When a man walked into a New York pizza parlour in December 2016 with an assault rifle and said he was checking out the story that there was a child sex-trafficking ring in the basement, run by former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, the world took notice. It was a fake news story called "Pizzagate", planted online, that went viral. Now ...
  • 2017
  • 00:21:25
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/27/2017

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The National Helping through Social Media

A B.C. woman has harnessed the power of social media to help feed people in Canada's North.
  • 2016
  • 00:08:33
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 01/11/2017

The National How Social Media is Shaping the U.S. Presidential Race

Social media is playing a hugely important role in the U.S. presidential race. Hillary Clinton's and Donald Trump's campaign teams are really trying to capitalize on the ability to track in real time what's trending, to know if their message is working. One unanswered question, however, is will the non-stop Facebook and Twitter buzz get people out to vote?
  • 2016
  • 00:05:05
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/21/2016

News in Review - February 2016 Emotional Marketing: Advertisers Target the Heart

It's not new for advertisers to use emotions to sell products, but are they sincere or is it blatant emotional manipulation? The CBC's Ioanna Roumeliotis catches a ride with WestJet's Blue Santa for the day to explore how storytelling and social media are reshaping advertising.
  • 2016
  • 00:11:56
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/16/2016

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Power & Politics Digital Democracy: E-petitions

The federal government has taken a small step towards decreasing the "democratic deficit". Canadians can now sign and submit e-petitions through Parliament's website. Rosie Barton discusses the initiative with its champion, Kennedy Stewart, BC NDP MP, who believes the change will increase citizen participation in government. He discusses the planning and deliberation by parliamentary committee that helped this measure pass.
  • 2015
  • 00:06:45
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/11/2016