News in Review - October 2008 Commuters, Cars and Bicycles

As fuel costs continue to rise, more Canadians are using bicycles to commute. But that ride can be a difficult and frustrating one. In this News in Review story we’ll look at some of the roadblocks to biking. We’ll also examine how bike theft has become a big problem and what riders can do to try to keep their bicycles ...
  • 2008
  • 00:14:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2008

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Venture Corporate Whistleblowers: Honesty Has Its Price

In 2002, Time Magazine named three women as Persons of the Year because they decided to blow the whistle on their employers. Two of these whistleblowers were accountants, one from Enron and the other from WorldCom. Each decided to draw public attention to the bad behaviour of their bosses at their own personal peril. This program looks at the risks ...
  • 2002
  • 00:13:57
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - February 2008 Cracking Down on Tasers

In late December, the RCMP announced it would be restricting its use of electric stun guns, or Tasers. The announcement came two months after a Polish immigrant at the Vancouver airport died after police used Tasers and then restrained him. In this News in Review story we’ll look at how that death set off a national debate about the safety ...
  • 2008
  • 00:14:07
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/2008

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The National Crime and Punishment: The Politics of Punishment (Part 2 of 2)

Does handing out hard time actually reduce crime? To a society that is increasingly fearful of violent crimes and views the justice system as too soft on offenders, the answer would be yes. Many politicians respond to this public opinion by playing the "get tough on crime card", a sure vote catcher. But this widely held opinion is based on ...
  • 2000
  • 00:23:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Fifth Estate Cruel Camera

As long as they've made movies, animals have been killed or injured to do it. In a landmark investigation over 25 years ago,The Fifth Estate's Bob McKeown uncovered an uncomfortable, even shocking, reality about moviemaking — animals, intentionally put in harm's way, abused, often killed to create the kind of cinematic excitement that draws a crowd. As well,The Fifth Estatefound ...
  • 2009
  • 00:42:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/27/2014

Doc Zone Darfur, On Our Watch

Darfur. The world stands by as the first genocide of the 21st century unfolds. Now, one of the largest citizen movements in decades is trying to make a difference. Celebrities are stepping into the void left by the world’s leaders. Darfur, On Our Watch is a story of why helpless, hapless institutions cannot stop the unfathomable cruelty. It’s also an inspirational ...
  • 2007
  • 00:56:24
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

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

Kim's Convenience Ddong Chim

Jung draws the wrong kind of attention from his boss when he gives Kimchee a Korean wedgie at work. Mr. Kim commissions Janet's friend Gerald to take his photo instead of asking Janet.
  • 2016
  • 00:21:53
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/06/2016

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