The Nature of Things Cuba: The Accidental Revolution – Sustainable Agriculture (Part 1 of 2)

Since the collapse of the Soviet Bloc in 1989, Cuba has revolutionized agriculture to produce more food on less land with very little environmental impact. With no fuel available to transport food, they’ve transformed traditional practices and brought farming into the cities. Many nations are now turning to this iconic island nation for guidance in making their own agricultural practices ...
  • 2006
  • 00:44:57
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Doc Zone Customer (Dis)Service

We are in a customer service crisis. Overseas call centers, long wait times and ineffective representatives have left customers angry, frustrated and confused. What ever happened to the good old days of the personal touch? Has it been replaced by automated voices and self-serve machines? Can service providers and customers get back on track, mend the strained relationship and take ...
  • 2011
  • 00:43:42
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Marketplace Debt Nation: Personal Finances in Crisis

As never before, Canada is a nation in debt. In fact, we’ve reached the point where the average Canadian family owes more than it earns. Marketplace met with three families living close to the edge. Like so many Canadians, they are living on credit and paying massive amounts of interest. Is there any way out in a world where money is ...
  • 2008
  • 00:50:13
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - April 2017 Degrees of Disappointment: Is Higher Education Failing?

Young Canadians are feeling betrayed. They were told that if they went to university and got a good education they would get a secure job and a stable future. But that promise isn’t always coming true these days. Many graduates are ending up in precarious jobs with no future. Nick Purdon looks at the promise of higher education and asks ...
  • 2017
  • 00:15:41
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/20/2017

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News in Review - March 2000 Devco: What Price Loyalty?

This case study of the last generation of Cape Breton coal miners who held out for a better deal when their jobs disappeared is the starting point for examining issues such as the one-industry municipality in Canada, the interdependence of employer and employee, the commitment and loyalty to the workplace, and the rewards or lack of them in these crucial ...
  • 2000
  • 00:11:20
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/2000

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Venture Discount Days

'Tis the season to be shopping, but guess where you'll find most Canadians? Thanks to high taxes and shrinking incomes, Canadians are stuck in the discount aisles. Venture explores the various economic factors that effect the spending habits of Canadians and also why upscale retail is such a bust in Canada.
  • 2000
  • 00:07:32
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

BBC Documentaries Don't Panic: How to End Poverty in 15 Years

The legendary statistical showman Professor Hans Rosling returns with a feast of facts and figures as he examines the extraordinary target the world commits to this week – to eradicate extreme poverty worldwide. In the week the United Nations presents its new goals for global development, Don't Panic: How to End Poverty in 15 Years looks at the number one goal for ...
  • 2015
  • 00:59:18
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/11/2020

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News in Review - February 1999 Down on the Farm: Crisis in Agriculture

As an industry, farming has placed Canada in the forefront of developed nations, and historically, farm products have been among our major exports. But the Canadian family farm has also been a social institution in and of itself, as anyone who has ever spent time at one of Canada’s many agricultural exhibitions knows. This News in Review report examines how ...
  • 1999
  • 00:10:37
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/1999

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Dragons' Den Dragons' Den, Season 9, Episode 2

A new Dragon exercises his will and tightens his wallet; an athletic pitch hopes to line-up a deal; and siblings try to yodel their way into the Dragons’ hearts. Pitches in this episode: Pure Vibe Fitness Studio; RosterBot; The Naked Nursing Tank; Schnitzel Queen; PÜR Gum.
  • 2014
  • 00:43:05
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/19/2015

Dragons' Den Dragons' Den: Best of Season 1, Volume 1

Episode 1: The Dragons make their debut, as hopeful entrepreneurs pitch a portable, multi-use exercise device using rubber bands; an exercise “banana” that helps women tighten their pelvic muscles; electronic gift cards; Omega-3 salad dressing; napping centres for overtired executives; and a tidal-powered turbine to generate electricity. - - Episode 6: Ideas pitched in this episode include glass that can be ...
  • 2006
  • 01:25:34
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/17/2015