The Nature of Things Cuba: The Accidental Revolution – Health Care (Part 2 of 2)

Despite the collapse of the Soviet Union, Cubans were able to maintain the backbone of their society — an elevated standard of social programs. The Cuban government believes universal access to education and health care are fundamental to their economic success. Keeping pace with doctors who make regular house calls and visiting a rural school with solar-powered computers, this is ...
  • 2006
  • 00:45:03
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Nature of Things Dad and the Dandelions

A filmmaker tries to unlock the mystery behind his father's blood cancer, Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. Is there a connection to golf's manicured perfection? In the world of pearl white bunkers and velvety putting greens, Andrew Nisker discovers that these “greenspaces” are anything but. Along the way he meets numerous experts including Jay Feldman, urban planner and Executive Director of the non-profit ...
  • 2017
  • 00:44:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/24/2017

The Fifth Estate Dark Crystal

Exploring the dark experiences of methamphetamine addicts, journalist Gillian Findlay digs into the scarred lives of three young people — a reformed addict with a bright future, a 16-year-old girl struggling in rehab, and a man who cannot let go of the drug. Findlay takes the viewer on a voyage into the shady corners of a small town wracked by ...
  • 2004
  • 00:41:37
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Moblees Dasha Shakes it Up

It’s Shaky-Shake Season on Terra Mova and Dasha and her friends have to solve to clues to a Scavenger hunt to get Terra Mova to shake them to the next place.
  • 2016
  • 00:11:30
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 01/10/2017

The Fifth Estate Dead Enough

It’s a question you might think medical science would have answered long ago — when are you dead? But in Dead Enough, The Fifth Estate explores how the standards for when and how people are declared dead can vary from province to province and even from hospital to hospital. Host Bob McKeown looks at how, in the rush to meet the need for ...
  • 2014
  • 00:38:48
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 08/27/2014

News in Review - October 2008 Deadly Bacteria Strike Canadians

In mid August 2008, an outbreak of deadly Listeria bacteria led to a massive recall of contaminated lunch meats and other products. By early September, 12 people had died. In this News in Review story we’ll look at listeriosis and what is being done to improve the safety of the food we eat.
  • 2008
  • 00:13:47
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2008

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News in Review - September 2000 Deadly Water: The Lessons of Walkerton

Safe drinking water is a prime resource for all humans and something we in Canada may have taken for granted. The tragedy that occurred in the town of Walkerton, where several people died and many more were made very sick by the presence of E. coli bacteria in the municipal water supply, is not only an important and ongoing news ...
  • 2000
  • 00:14:14
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/2000

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The Nature of Things Dealing with Drugs: New Options

With crime and disease associated with drugs continuing to plague the world, Dealing With Drugs asks if the escalating "war on drugs" is doing more harm than good. This program examines the drug problems and policies of four major cities, finding inspiring success in the "harm reduction" policies of Amsterdam and Vancouver, and terrible failure in New York where addicts ...
  • 1997
  • 00:45:53
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Fifth Estate Death in Paradise

It's a story that has become tragically familiar: travellers, often young and healthy, visit sun splashed tourist destinations, fall ill and suddenly die. In the sudden deaths of Canadians Noémi and Audrey Bélanger, Thai authorities are quick to speculate on what might have happened, including drugs and food poisoning. There are even suspicions about a toxic cocktail laced with a ...
  • 2013
  • 00:42:37
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 10/20/2014

The Nature of Things Designing for Dignity: Engineering for Body Parts

The body is nature's work of art. It is no surprise then that providing replacement pieces for it requires both the talents of an artist and the skills of a surgeon. Ears made to order. Knee joints from an assembly line. Replacement heart valves grown from human cells in the laboratory. For people with damaged or missing body parts, new ...
  • 1999
  • 00:53:43
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013