News in Review - February 2015 Anger and Authority in the United States

The recent deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner unleashed waves of anger and resentment across the U.S. Both victims were black and died at the hands of white police officers. And in both cases, authorities declined to press charges. These events brought to the surface long standing tensions in the U.S. between police and the very people they're expected ...
  • 2015
  • 00:17:21
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  • Added on: 02/13/2015

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The Nature of Things Apocalypse Cow: The Mad Cow Story

A cautionary two-part tale about mad cow disease from how it began as a brain disorder of cattle to how it jumped to humans. The show maps the origin of the disease from when it first appeared in cattle in Britain in the 1980s to becoming an epidemic that has reached 80 countries and infected hundreds of people. Part One, ...
  • 2004
  • 01:30:20
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Marketplace Are We Racist?

Looking for a job, shopping, renting an apartment: Does your name or the colour of your face matter? A special one-hour Marketplace investigation looks at consumer racial profiling, blind recruitment and implicit bias. It also puts Canada to the test and the results may surprise you.
  • 2016
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  • Added on: 08/19/2016

News in Review - September 2009 Asbestos, Canada's Ugly Secret

Asbestos is a mineral that was once widely used in the construction industry. Canada produces about 10 percent of the world’s supply, but because it can cause severe lung problems, its use in this country is limited. Instead most of it is shipped to developing countries. In this News in Review story we’ll look at how those sales are helping ...
  • 2009
  • 00:12:48
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  • Added on: 09/15/2009

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The National Asbestos: Canada's Ugly Secret

The National reports on how Canada's overseas sales of asbestos may be breathing new life into a dying industry, but it's also exposing a new generation of workers to one of the world's deadliest substances. Our best customers are developing countries like India and China, where lax industrial standards are exposing thousands to this deadly export. Indian and Canadian activists ...
  • 2008
  • 00:15:54
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Witness Ask a Silly Question

Opinion polls are very influential, determining everything from how we are governed to what we eat for breakfast. But this is a completely unregulated industry, subject to human frailty and open to abuse. This offbeat and often hilarious documentary uses bogus polls to show how easily people will comment on subjects they clearly know nothing about. Viewers are then taken ...
  • 1998
  • 00:44:42
  • 13-14
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Calgary Eyeopener Athabasca Chipewyan blogger on Neil Young tour

Angelina Pratt, a blogger from the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, talks about her conflicted reaction to musician Neil Young's recent fundraising tour on behalf of her community. She discusses in particular her wish that the "Honour the Treaties" tour had discussed the treaty issues more, particularly given her concerns for her community's health and surroundings.
  • 2014
  • 00:07:13
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As It Happens Attawapiskat's New School

At last the people of Attawapiskat are getting a new school. It's been 14 years since the former elementary school there was condemned for toxic contamination. As It Happens speaks with Chelsea-Jane Edwards, one of the people who campaigned hard for the school. Chelsea co-founded Shannen’s Dream, a campaign for safe, comfortable schools and equitable education on reserves across Canada. The campaign ...
  • 2014
  • 00:08:31
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  • Added on: 08/08/2014

News in Review - October 2002 Back to School in Afghanistan

Following the defeat of the Taliban regime in Afghanistan, schools were re-opened throughout the country, but with a difference. For the first time in five years women were allowed to teach in schools and girls of all ages were allowed to be pupils. A documentary piece by Carol Off on the revitalization of the Afghan educational system.
  • 2002
  • 00:13:29
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  • Added on: 10/15/2002

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The National Back to School in Afghanistan

Recently 1.5 million students went back to school in Afghanistan, in a country welcoming peace for the first time in years, but where images of war are still present in the classroom. The conditions are appalling, but the students are anxious for some kind of normal routine. Education is the government's number one post-war priority. But the big question is: ...
  • 2002
  • 00:22:54
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  • Added on: 06/14/2013