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

Doc Zone Defying Putin Classroom Favourites

All eyes were on Russia during the tumultuous lead-up to the Sochi Olympics — and with recent events in Ukraine, the scrutiny continues. Find out more about the man who has ruled Russia for a dozen years. He could be in power for another dozen. But as we now know, a new generation of Russians is rocking the boat in ...
  • 2014
  • 00:43:52
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 05/05/2014

Power & Politics Digital Democracy: E-petitions

The federal government has taken a small step towards decreasing the "democratic deficit". Canadians can now sign and submit e-petitions through Parliament's website. Rosie Barton discusses the initiative with its champion, Kennedy Stewart, BC NDP MP, who believes the change will increase citizen participation in government. He discusses the planning and deliberation by parliamentary committee that helped this measure pass.
  • 2015
  • 00:06:45
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/11/2016

The Current Disability and the Justice System

What do you do with an adult daughter whose disability keeps her in perpetual childhood and whose outbursts of anger and violence lead to criminal charges? In Halifax this week two parents went public, raising these concerns about their respective daughters and arguing that their children's behaviour is being criminalized when they should be treated with compassion and receive help. ...
  • 2014
  • 00:19:44
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/19/2014

The Lang & O'Leary Exchange Diversity in Ads

There are concerns that minority groups are depicted very differently in commercials than white Canadians, perhaps even playing into outdated stereotypes. Amanda Lang looks at a new study that suggests race representation is problematic in ad campaigns. The University of Toronto's Shyon Baumann, lead author of that study, discusses advertising in Canada and its patterns of racism and bias.
  • 2013
  • 00:05:56
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/30/2014

On the Money Diversity in the workplace

Diversity is good for business, and yet many companies fall far short of near universal expectations for a more representative workforce. Paolo Gaudiano, founder and CEO at Aleria, believes diversity targets are futile, and explains why we should first focus on performance.
  • 2017
  • 00:06:27
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/01/2017

News in Review - March 2018 Divide and Conquer: The Trump Effect

Since his election as president, Donald Trump’s policies have been dividing the United States. But there are signs that the so-called “Trump Effect” may be backfiring. With midterm elections around the corner, Democrats are hoping to win back some power. And they’re being backed by some very unlikely supporters. It seems some lifelong Republicans have had enough. CBC’s Paul Hunter ...
  • 2018
  • 00:19:26
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/27/2018

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News in Review - October 2000 Domestic Violence: Deadly Rage

Recently, a number of disturbing and high profile incidents of domestic violence have shocked Canadians and have been prominently covered by media. These tragic events have as a result brought the often neglected issue of domestic violence to the forefront. In Canadian schools today we have numerous programs designed to raise awareness of and prevent violence in schools and to ...
  • 2000
  • 00:11:40
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2000

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News in Review - October 2013 Egypt Uprising

Caught up in the wave of Arab Spring uprisings, Egyptians convinced their leader of 30 years to step aside. Promising change and a better future for Egypt, the new government quickly fell short of expectations and was out the door as well. Years later, the quest for a stable democratic government continues.
  • 2013
  • 00:19:42
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2013

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News in Review - March 2012 Egypt's Revolution One Year Later

It has been one year since a popular revolution toppled the government of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. But many Egyptians remain dissatisfied by the pace of democratic reform. In this News in Review story we look at why so many feel betrayed and ask some of them where they think their country should be going.
  • 2012
  • 00:15:33
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/2012

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