News in Review - December 2008 Electronic Waste and China

When we dispose of electronic devices like computers and cell phones we don’t throw them in the garbage. Because they contain toxic substances, we dump them at places where they can be recycled. But a lot of this electronic garbage is ending up in China. In this News in Review story we’ll look at one Chinese town where so-called e-waste ...
  • 2008
  • 00:16:52
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/2008

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News in Review - February 2016 Emotional Marketing: Advertisers Target the Heart

It's not new for advertisers to use emotions to sell products, but are they sincere or is it blatant emotional manipulation? The CBC's Ioanna Roumeliotis catches a ride with WestJet's Blue Santa for the day to explore how storytelling and social media are reshaping advertising.
  • 2016
  • 00:11:56
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/16/2016

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Mystery Manhunt Enigma Man

The team is on the hunt for a man in his fifties with a large muscular upper body, an intimidating look and an eastern European accent. He's quite fit, but technically obese, and has a huge scar across his back. They think he's a power lifter, so Bill looks into power lifter training regimens before heading off and following a ...
  • 2011
  • 00:45:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/27/2016

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The Nature of Things Everyday Einstein

Explore the life of one of the world’s most prolific inventors and perhaps the greatest thinker of the 20th century. The theory of relativity is his most famous legacy, but Albert Einstein revolutionized the scientific world in many other ways. Discover how this Nobel Prize winner is connected to everything from cameras and television to electricity and nuclear power. Scientifically ...
  • 2006
  • 00:44:55
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

What a Waste eWaste

Fifty million tons of electronic waste, including cell phones, computers and toasters, are piling up every year, leaching poisons into soil and groundwater. Science is helping us extract valuable minerals (like gold!) hidden within our discarded gadgets.
  • 2014
  • 00:27:30
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/08/2014

Fortune Hunters Facebook Factor: Social Networking for Profit

Log on, sign in, and cash out. That seems to be the business model for the multitude of social networking sites that have taken over cyberspace in the past few years. Sites like MySpace, Facebook and Twitter dominate the dot com world and our free time. Canadians spend an average of 43 hours per month online, with Facebook and MySpace ...
  • 2009
  • 00:19:10
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Doc Zone Facebook Follies

Love it or hate it, Facebook is the world’s most successful social networking site. Our relationships, our thoughts, our pastimes, our memories, our lives and deaths — all are now routinely recorded on Facebook. It represents a paradigm shift in communications as significant as the printing press, the telegraph or the television. Inevitably, mishaps, embarrassment and trouble accompany such change. ...
  • 2011
  • 00:44:13
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

On the Money Fighting Sexism

Keith Mann did a great job of getting the online marketplace Witchsy up and running — except he's a complete fabrication created by company co-founders Penelope Gazin and Kate Dwyer who were finding that sexism was a barrier to their progress as a start-up.
  • 2017
  • 00:06:29
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  • Added on: 09/18/2017

News in Review - April 1997 Film Animation: Canada on the World Stage

An art form and craft pioneered in Canada, animation is a medium that is a significant part of a multi-million dollar industry as well as an important expression of Canadian identity.
  • 1997
  • 00:15:43
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/1997

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Venture Firing Your Customer

Sometimes companies have customers who cost more to support than the profit they generate. It may be because they make only small purchases, buy only on sale, miss appointments, take up a lot of time on nuisance calls or open accounts but don’t buy anything. New technology makes it possible to develop customer profiles that highlight such cases. This program ...
  • 1998
  • 00:08:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013