News in Review - May 2007 Living as a Homeless Person

Homelessness is a big problem in Canada. Thousands of Canadians spend their nights on the street or in homeless shelters. But what is it really like not to have a place to call home? In this News in Review story CBC reporter Mark Kelley tries to find out by spending seven days as a homeless person in Montreal. We'll follow ...
  • 2007
  • 00:15:47
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/2007

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The Nature of Things Morphine on Trial

Morphine has been a salve for war-weary soldiers, a pain reliever for new mothers and a fuel for writers and poets. The analgesic qualities of the drug are still considered supreme, but so are its addictive properties. The clash over its utility as an effective pain reliever and its identity as an addictive narcotic puts morphine at the centre of ...
  • 2001
  • 00:54:59
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - October 2017 Opioid Epidemic: An Overdose Crisis

The rise of unintentional drug overdoses in Canada is growing faster than anyone could have imagined. Numbers are rising so quickly, it’s being called an epidemic. Fentanyl-laced heroin is one of the worst culprits. Statistics show that many of those falling prey to the potentially fatal mixture are between 15 and 24 years of age. Big cities like Vancouver and ...
  • 2017
  • 00:15:55
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/18/2017

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News in Review - November 2005 Oxycontin Abuse: A Teenager's Story

A lot of young Canadians are trying a new drug these days, with often tragic results. The drug is called OxyContin. It's prescribed by doctors for severe and chronic pain. But when it's abused it can produce a heroin-like high. It's also highly addictive, and it can kill. In this News and Review story we'll look at how Atlantic Canada ...
  • 2005
  • 00:13:28
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/2005

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The Nature of Things Recovering Krystal

This emotionally-charged, spiritual journey follows the tortuous steps of a teenager struggling to escape a life of misery and degradation. Krystal is a 14-year-old drug addict and runaway who is ordered by the courts to attend an alcohol and drug treatment program. What makes Krystal's story distinctive is that her rehabilitation requires that her parents attend counseling as well. Based ...
  • 2002
  • 00:45:17
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - May 2004 Speed Trap: Fighting a Deadly Drug

A dangerous drug has been slowly making its way into communities right across Canada. It’s called crystal meth. It’s cheap, highly addictive, and wherever it goes it leaves a trail of shattered lives. This story looks at what happened when the drug started showing up in several communities along a stretch of the Yellowhead highway near Edmonton, Alberta. We’ll show ...
  • 2004
  • 00:15:53
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/2004

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The Fifth Estate Staying Alive: Canada's Controversial Safe Injection Site

It has been called "an abomination" by a minister of Stephen Harper's government. Its staff members claim it "saves lives." A regular client calls it "a community centre for junkies." Whatever you might call it, Insite is the only one of its kind in North America – a supervised injection site for drug addicts. Insite, located in Vancouver's notorious Downtown ...
  • 2009
  • 00:43:27
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Marketplace Superweed: What’s really in today’s marijuana?

As Canada prepares to legalize marijuana, the Marketplace team takes a closer look at today's weed. They test what's being sold right now, and find out that what's missing should alarm you. They also head to Colorado, where weed is legal, and hook up volunteers to EEG machines to find out what happens to your brain on drugs.
  • 2016
  • 00:22:34
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/18/2017

The Nature of Things Surviving :) The Teenage Brain

Throw away all of your preconceived ideas about the behaviour and nature of teenagers! This Nature of Things documentary delves deep into the science of the teenage brain to discover evolution's masterpiece. The film combines cutting-edge scientific research, YouTube clips of outrageous teen behaviour and a graphic-novel approach to reveal new research on the immense power and potential of the teen brain. ...
  • 2012
  • 00:45:03
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - May 1996 Teen Road Deaths: A Survivor Pays Penance

The controversial sentence received by a teen who killed two of his friends in an alcohol-related accident and his personal account of his agonies as a survivor form the backdrop for this story.
  • 1996
  • 00:11:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/1996

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