News in Review - February 2000 Y2K: Much Ado About Nothing

In light of the much touted Y2K bug, preparations on a global scale and enormous expenditures may well have resulted in what many consider a non-event. Like preventive medicine, however, planning and preparation are always preferable to disease control or crisis management. Were the costs justified or necessary? What is for certain is that it was a spectacular party that ...
  • 2000
  • 00:13:35
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/2000

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The Nature of Things Yellowstone to Yukon: The Wild Heart of North America

We journey through the vast, untamed grandeur of the Rocky Mountains, from Yellowstone Park in the United States to Canada's Yukon Territory. Efforts are underway to protect and reconnect this pristine wilderness and the diverse life forms it supports by creating a 3,000 km biological corridor. We encounter the many animals, including grizzly bears, wildcats and wolves, that range this ...
  • 1997
  • 00:45:53
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Brain Games You Decide

Think you’re in charge of your own destiny? Do you believe the decisions you make are rational? Do you consider yourself good at weighing the options? Think again. This episode of Brain Games puts your decision-making process to the ultimate test with a series of fast-paced interactive games, surprising experiments, and a team of experts to prove that the decisions ...
  • 2013
  • 00:22:30
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/18/2017

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What a Waste Zero Waste

Is it possible to live a life of zero waste? Host Torah Kachur talks with scientists and innovative people who believe it's only a matter of time. People like Willie Franke, who has generated only one bag of garbage in the last decade.
  • 2014
  • 00:27:30
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/17/2015

The Weekly Zeynep Tufekci on Facebook's business model

Socio-technologist Zeynep Tufekci says Facebook’s business model is problematic. She tells the CBC’s Wendy Mesley that your data can be used to identify your politics and your personal weaknesses – even if you have never disclosed it.
  • 2018
  • 00:06:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/23/2018

News in Review - April 2015 ​B.C. Wolf Cull: Saving Endangered Caribou?

In early 2015, British Columbia launched a controversial five-year cull of the province's wolf population in order to preserve endangered herds of mountain caribou. Animal experts call it cruel, environmentalists say culls don't work, and many agree humans are the real culprit in the caribou decline. Just how far should we go to preserve one species?
  • 2015
  • 00:10:48
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2015

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News in Review - April 2016 ​Clean Energy: Seeking Renewable Sources

In March 2016 Canada’s federal government met with provincial premiers to put together a national climate plan, one that will address carbon emissions. Canada is far behind other industrial nations in outlining measures to reduce the burning of fossil fuels. Many experts argue that taxing the population may not be the best solution to a cleaner planet. So how do ...
  • 2016
  • 00:15:34
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/18/2016

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News in Review - October 2015 ​Coding for Kids: Programming the Future

Computers govern our lives, at school, at home, at work. Even smart phones are basically a small computer. Yet most of us know very little about how to program them. That's a problem some educators are addressing today. They’re putting computer coding into the school curriculum so children can learn how to interface with their future.
  • 2015
  • 00:12:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/14/2015

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News in Review - April 2015 ​Do Our Cities Still Work?

Our cities are making us fatter and sicker. That's what city planners are saying about our North American commuter lifestyles. They say our cities were designed in an era when the car was king. Now they're calling for big changes to the way we design our cities and get around. But can it be done? 
  • 2015
  • 00:19:49
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2015

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News in Review - March 2016 ​Driverless Cars: Giving up ​C​ontrol in the ​F​ast​ ​Lane

The automobile: the first one was built about 130 years ago and today it's estimated there are 1.2 billion of them worldwide. They've changed how and where we live, work, shop and play. We've rebuilt our cities to accommodate them and created vast industries to build, fuel and service them. So it's no surprise that for young people around the ...
  • 2016
  • 00:16:34
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  • Added on: 03/17/2016

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