The National What We Eat

In North America, food is a multi-billion dollar a year industry encompassing everything from advertising to production to sales. Everyone needs food. The biggest paradox is this: we’ve known for 100 years what we should be eating, and now we know even more about what we’re eating. So why then, in a culture that focuses on thin, is obesity on ...
  • 2006
  • 00:44:52
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

You Can't Ask That Wheelchair Users New

With different reasons for using a wheelchair, Canadians from all across the country tell us about what it's like to be a wheelchair user.
  • 2019
  • 00:22:05
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/28/2020

The Current Where's the Male Birth Control Pill?

Drug companies may be willing to supply a birth control pill for men - however there is that little problem of demand. CBC Radio's The Current asks about the slow pace of research into contraceptives for men. 
  • 2013
  • 00:25:21
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 11/15/2013

The Nature of Things While You Were Sleeping

Why do we sleep? Contrary to what we have long believed, the sleeping brain is emerging as an energetic and purposeful machine. “In parts of sleep, the brain is at least as active and maybe more active than it is during waking,” says Dr. Robert Stickgold, one of the world’s leading sleep researchers. From regulating our weight to consolidating our ...
  • 2016
  • 00:44:06
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/04/2016

Witness Who Owns My Life? The Sue Rodriguez Story

This moving documentary chronicles the last 18 months in the life of a courageous woman who battled a fatal disease while fighting for her legal right to doctor-assisted suicide. We go behind the scenes and beyond the issues to spend intimate moments with this gracious, yet determined woman who allowed her personal pain to become public in her bid for ...
  • 1994
  • 00:50:53
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

CBC Kids News Why are schools closed for the coronavirus?

Extended March Break? Sweet! Or not? Some schools in Canada are shutting down to keep the coronavirus from spreading quickly. Even though kids who get the coronavirus are experiencing really mild symptoms, they can spread it, and that puts a strain on the health care system. If your school closes, you might still have homework and there will be plenty ...
  • 2020
  • 00:01:11
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 03/30/2020

CBC Kids News Why is the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic?

Why is the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic? It means it’s new and it’s spreading around the world. At first the coronavirus was called an outbreak. Then, on March 11, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced it was going to start calling it a pandemic. What’s a pandemic? A pandemic is a new virus that’s infecting a lot of people. It ...
  • 2020
  • 00:01:06
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 03/19/2020

The National Why teens aren't getting enough sleep

A number of U.S. school boards plan to start classes later so students will be more alert. CBC's Duncan McCue revisits the stories of the young and the sleepless.
  • 2019
  • 00:09:34
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/28/2019

Doc Zone Wind Rush

The battleground for the pro- and anti-wind forces is southern Ontario. New large turbines, two and three times the size of previous generations, have led to chronic sleeplessness for many people living close to wind farms. And further health complications can follow, like diabetes, depression and heart disease. Other neighbours have been affected by inner ear and equilibrium issues. Doctors ...
  • 2013
  • 00:41:32
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/24/2014

News in Review - November 1994 World Population: Controlling the Explosion

The 1994 Cairo Conference and its recommendations for improving the conditions of women in order to control global population are the focus of this report.
  • 1994
  • 00:13:35
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/1994

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