Ideas The Business of Race

"She cut off her nose to spite her race." That's what Dorothy Parker once quipped about Fanny Brice, the Jewish actress who had a nose job in 1923. Ninety years later, the racial targeting of the cosmetics industry is booming: eye-lid surgeries, chemical hair-straightening and skin-bleaching are just a few of the options advertised to people of colour. Ideas contributor ...
  • 2013
  • 00:53:59
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 01/30/2014

Canada: The Story of Us The Canadian Experiment (1976-1999)

Canada seeks to navigate the complexities of its diverse population, keeping its borders open to those who have nowhere else to turn while trying to negotiate a new relationship with Indigenous peoples. This unique example of nationhood serves as an example for the world as Canada moves into the 21st century. Features stories/events include: the Vietnamese boat people, the Oka ...
  • 2017
  • 00:44:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/10/2017

Ideas The Degrowth Paradigm

The degrowth movement is a relatively new contender in the economic and political debates that swirl around humanity's future. Degrowthers believe we need a more modest and sane alternative to the constant pressures of expansion that are destroying the ecological basis of our existence. Author and essayist Richard Swift explores the degrowth alternative, in theory and in practice.
  • 2013
  • 00:54:00
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 08/11/2014

News in Review - November 1995 The Dionne Quintuplets: A New Perspective

This story looks at what the Dionnes represented in Canada 60 years ago and how their recent disclosure impacts the universal issue of the exploitation of children and others.
  • 1995
  • 00:09:53
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/1995

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News in Review - April 1998 The Dionne Settlement: Justice At Last

At a time when government cutbacks require average citizens to make sacrifices for the benefit of the collective economic health of society, the settlement with a shamefaced Ontario government by the surviving Dionne quintuplets has focused attention on the needs of the individual. This story explores where the millions of tourist dollars went that were made in the name of ...
  • 1998
  • 00:12:07
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/1998

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Hidden City The Disabled City

One way to get a different perspective on any city is to see it through the eyes of people who have disabilities. What's it like to get around if you need a wheelchair, if you're blind, or if you suffer from mental illness? What kind of help is available, from sidewalk ramps and "singing traffic signals" to clinics and support ...
  • 2007
  • 00:30:30
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/08/2014

Ideas The Enright Files: Aboriginal Canadians and What Society Owes

In conversation with Judge Murray Sinclair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and six longtime observers of the situation facing Aboriginal Canadians, Michael Enright asks if Canada can ever get this situation right.
  • 2010
  • 00:54:00
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 02/14/2014

CBC News The First Gay March

They called it "Gay Day." 100 protesters gathered in Ottawa in August 1971 for the first large-scale public protest for gay rights in Canada. Speakers addressed the fact that amendments to the criminal code in 1969 legalized their sexual relations but did little to alleviate the oppression of the gay community in everyday life. This protest came on the heels ...
  • 1971
  • 00:01:47
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/29/2018

News in Review - December 2009 The Great U.S. Health Care Debate

Shortly after assuming office U.S. President Barack Obama announced plans to reform his country’s health care system. The announcement set off a furious debate with both sides citing Canada’s Medicare system to back up their arguments. In this News in Review story we’ll look at why the American system needs to be reformed and one good reason Canada's system might ...
  • 2009
  • 00:14:46
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/2009

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The Hour The Hour Gets Character

George Stroumboulopoulos brings us captivating stories about people who have made a difference in our world: James Orbinski, the founder of Doctors Without Borders, former UN commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour, and the riveting story of Master Corporal Paul Franklin, to name a few. Featuring interviews with Louise Arbour, Master Corporal Paul Franklin, Andrew Young, Julio Montaner, John Bul ...
  • 2009
  • 01:52:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013