News in Review - May 2010 K’naan: A Canadian Sings for the World

He was born in the war-ravaged African country of Somalia. As a teenager he survived the mean streets in Toronto. Now K’naan is a global singing sensation, and his song, Wavin' Flag, is the official song of this summer’s world soccer championship in South Africa. In this News in Review story we’ll go on the road with K’naan, and ask ...
  • 2010
  • 00:15:25
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/2010

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News in Review - January 2014 Lady Gaga: Icon of Our Era

She is one of the biggest pop performers of our day, with award-winning songs that dominate the charts. Lady Gaga is no shrinking violet when it comes to controversy either. It’s not only the meat dress and her other bizarre costume choices; she has also spoken out against perceived injustice and spearheaded a movement of self-empowerment. Gaga continues to both ...
  • 2014
  • 00:13:33
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/15/2014

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Interrupt This Program Medellin

This episode of Interrupt This Program visits Colombia's city of Medellin, once considered the most dangerous place in the world. Here a rapper, a musician, a filmmaker and an urban planner take us on a tour of their city currently experiencing a cultural renaissance.
  • 2015
  • 00:21:55
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 01/11/2016

Interrupt This Program Port-au-Prince

This episode of the groundbreaking Interrupt This Program series takes us to Port-au-Prince where a radio host, a photographer, a Rabòday singer and a creole rapper showcase the emerging and subversive sounds and images of Haiti in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake.
  • 2015
  • 00:21:54
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 07/14/2016

News in Review - March 2000 Raves: Dancing the Night Away

Adolescence itself is recognized by sociologists and other social scientists as a subculture. In this News in Review story, social values, norms and behaviour patterns unique to this subculture are examined through the phenomenon of the rave – a relatively recent occurrence that recalls other mass-appeal events among young people, and yet one that manifests unique aspects, especially in the area ...
  • 2000
  • 00:15:30
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/2000

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Marketplace Rhyme Pays: Hip Hop and the Marketing of Cool

Join dub poet Clifton Joseph as he jets from France to New York City to Toronto on the money trail linking hip hop artists to high-end brands. Discover how companies get their products placed in songs, how much artists are paid for their singing endorsements, and how this trickles down to the teen consumer. Included are interviews with rappers K-OS, ...
  • 2004
  • 00:57:10
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Nature of Things Science of the Senses: Hearing

Music is perhaps the most the sublime gift of hearing. But why is music so important to us and why does it have such a profound effect on the human heart? In this episode of The Science of the Senses, finding the answer to that question will take us on a journey through the ear, into the brain and right ...
  • 2007
  • 00:45:30
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Nature of Things Sonic Magic: The Wonder and Science of Sound Classroom Favourites

Sound surrounds us. Whether it's sound we choose to hear, like the music we play in our headphones, or sound we'd rather do without, like the noise of the city, we live in a sonic world that we seldom think twice about. Sonic Magic takes us behind the scenes in cutting-edge hospitals and research labs where sound is eliminating cancer ...
  • 2015
  • 00:44:14
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/23/2015

News in Review - December 2017 The Forgotten Soldier: Helping Veterans with PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may be better understood these days, but those who have it often still suffer alone. Jim Lowther served in the Canadian Army, but when he left the service he found his nightmares still dogged him. His search for help brought him to others who were also suffering. So Lowther launched VETS Canada – a network of ...
  • 2017
  • 00:12:24
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/20/2017

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George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight Wab Kinew: Full Interview (Part 2 of 2)

Why are stereotypes of Indigenous people so prominent in Canada? Why is it so hard to get non-Native Canadians to pay attention to the experiences that Indigenous people have endured? Wab Kinew talks with George Stroumboulopoulos about some of the problems facing Canadian society and suggests some possible solutions. Part 1 of the interview is available here.
  • 2012
  • 00:02:57
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 10/25/2017