Life and Times Immovable: The Legend of Maude Barlow

She is possibly Canada's best-known social crusader. Maude Barlow is a fighter for the environment, human rights, workers' rights, health care and any number of issues. Barlow also heads the citizens' watchdog group the Council of Canadians. This justice warrior was once a nice middle-class housewife. Discover what activated her ardour for political issues, a fire that would take her ...
  • 2001
  • 00:45:13
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Inside Canada's Prisons

This CBC News Special provides a thorough and straightforward portrait of how Canada deals with people who break the law: from the special handling unit where the most dangerous are held to a minimum security facility that some say is too soft; from a man who's never been in prison before to those who will spend the rest of their ...
  • 2001
  • 02:09:22
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Fifth Estate Life with Billy

Hana Gartner reports from Bangs Falls, Nova Scotia on the events leading to the murder of Billy Stafford, a cruel and sadistic husband who for years brutalized his wife and children. On March 11, 1982 a desperate Jane Stafford stuck a rifle through an open window and killed her husband as he slept. In a candid interview Jane describes the ...
  • 1984
  • 00:35:30
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Sunday Edition Living in Hope: Viola Desmond's Story Classroom Favourites

This special presentation from CBC Radio's Sunday Edition is a dramatized account of a pivotal moment in Canadian race relations. On November 8, 1946 Viola Desmond refuses to move to the upstairs balcony in the Roseland Theatre, and is forcibly removed from the theatre and thrown in jail. The resulting legal battle was taken all the way to the Nova Scotia Supreme ...
  • 2007
  • 00:54:30
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/02/2017

Doc Zone Love Under Cuban Skies

Canadian women are not shy about holiday flings, especially where Cuban men are concerned. For some it's just mojitos and a mombo but when true love blooms it's a delicate dance indeed. Impoverished Cubans want exit visas. Empowered Canadian women want attentive young husbands. Love Under Cuban Skies is an exploration of female sex tourism in Cuba and the story ...
  • 2014
  • 00:44:00
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 09/04/2015

The National Made in Canada

They manufacture misery – factories of workers bent over their sewing machines as they eke out a subsistence wage. They are exhausted and exploited, but this is no third-world scene. These sweatshops exist in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal. Canadian laws are being broken at a number of plants. Go undercover with reporter Frédéric Zalac as he infiltrates two sweatshops to ...
  • 2004
  • 00:20:34
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Making It Big: Fashion Design for Plus Sizes

One in three Canadians is classified as fat. Those who belong to that group want to be a part of mainstream culture and accepted for their image. According to the Body Mass Index, an average woman of 165 centimeters is overweight if she weighs anything over 68 kilograms and obese if she weighs over 85 kilograms. But all this is ...
  • 2002
  • 00:12:17
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - November 2014 Malala: Youngest Nobel Peace Prize Winner

When a 14-year-old Pakistani girl was shot in the head on a school bus by members of the Taliban, the world was horrified. The young girl had been an outspoken supporter for girls' education in her country. In the wake of the shooting, she went through months of rehabilitation, but emerged an even stronger advocate for her cause. In October ...
  • 2014
  • 00:15:56
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/17/2014

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News in Review - March 1992 Meme: The Cost of Self-Image

The controversy over the risks of silicone breast implants is the starting point for examining cosmetic surgery, self-concept and body concept.
  • 1992
  • 00:11:12
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/1992

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The National Menstruation Suppression Debate

Menstruation suppression is becoming more common as more doctors tell their patients it's ok to skip your period. Doctors are just beginning to study the short-term effects of menstruation suppression on women's health. There is a pill now on the market in the US designed to help women suppress their period. Prescriptions for the drug are skyrocketing — and so ...
  • 2005
  • 00:18:23
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013