News in Review - October 1996 Human Reproduction: Redefining Life

Technology and the control over human reproduction is the point of departure for examining the related controversial social and ethical issues.
  • 1996
  • 00:14:24
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/04/2017

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The Current Human Trafficking of Inuit Women and Girls

They don't even have a name for it in Inuktitut, but a new study says human trafficking of Inuit women and girls is an alarming trend that must be tackled. There are reports of families approached to sell babies, and Aboriginal youth between 11 and 14 lured with free trips south and then trafficked for sex. Anna Maria Tremonti hears ...
  • 2014
  • 00:22:39
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 02/13/2014

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

BBC Documentaries India: A Dangerous Place to Be a Woman

In December 2012 a young medical student was brutally gang-raped on board a bus in Delhi. Horrified by the attack, 28-year-old British Asian Radha Bedi travels to India to uncover the reality of life for young women there. Warning: Disturbing scenes.
  • 2013
  • 00:52:07
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 03/17/2020

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The Fifth Estate Inside Incel: Alek Minassian and online misogyny

It was characterized as the actions of a lone wolf — the van attack in Toronto last spring. But was it really? Alek Minassian is accused of committing one of the largest mass killings in Canadian history. Before the attack, a post appeared on Minassian's Facebook account that said "the Incel Rebellion has already begun." The term "incel" is an ...
  • 2019
  • 00:22:01
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 09/29/2020

News in Review - November 1991 Judging the Judge: The Clarence Thomas Case

The drama and social and legal issues related to this story constitute the focus. The Canadian system of choosing Supreme Court justices will serve as a contrast.
  • 1991
  • 00:13:34
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/25/2014

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The Fifth Estate Justice for Jassi Sidhu

Nineteen years after a young woman from B.C. was killed during a trip to India, Jassi Sidhu's uncle and mother have been extradited to India to stand trial on murder charges. They are accused of murdering her because she married a poor Indian rickshaw driver instead of the wealthy Canadian they had chosen for her. Bob McKeown investigates.
  • 2019
  • 00:18:53
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/29/2020

Library and Archives Canada La Bolduc: Queen of Canadian Folksingers New

In this episode Library and Archives Canada’s Music Historian and Archivist Rachel Chiasson-Taylor discusses Mary Travers Bolduc, a traditional housewife who became known as the “Queen of Canadian Folksingers.” Find out how and why her career, which began out of simple economic necessity and, building on the music of her own roots, became the stuff of legend.
  • 2016
  • 00:34:34
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/19/2021

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