News in Review | Archives

Looking for News in Review stories from a particular month and year? This channel features an archive of News in Review broadcasts dating from the 1990-91 through to 2019-20 seasons, covering the key stories that mattered most to Canadian educators.

Each story comes with a teacher guide that teases out key concepts and questions to help your students develop a well-trained eye and ear for what matters.

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News in Review - October 2014 Michael Brown's Shooting: Racial Divide in America

The shooting death of an unarmed black teen in Ferguson, Missouri this past summer sparked widespread protests and violence. Michael Brown's death brought calls for authorities to address racial tension in the mostly black community that is policed by a mostly white force. It's not an uncommon problem in the U.S.
  • 2014
  • 00:18:15
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/07/2014

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  • NIR-14-10 - Michael Brown's Shooting: Racial Divide in America

News in Review - October 2014 Canada's Disgrace: Our Missing Aboriginal Women

Over the past three decades, more than 1,100 Aboriginal women and girls have been murdered or gone missing in Canada. Despite countless studies, investigations and special committees, there are no clear solutions to this ongoing problem.
  • 2014
  • 00:14:23
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/07/2014

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  • NIR-14-10 - Canada's Disgrace: Our Missing Aboriginal Women

News in Review - September 2014 Homegrown Terrorism

As the threat of terrorism continues throughout the world, many Canadians are also taking up extremist views. They choose to risk their lives in order to further their new beliefs. This story looks at what motivates these individuals and how many go from a middle class lifestyle to planning death and destruction.
  • 2014
  • 00:18:31
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/2014

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  • NIR-14-09 - Homegrown Terrorism

News in Review - September 2014 Korean Ferry Disaster

More than 300 people were killed when a ferry sank off the coast of South Korea in April 2014. Most of the dead were young students taking part in a school trip. Many blame poor emergency procedures for the tragedy, but others say the blame rests solely on crew members who put their safety ahead of their passengers'.
  • 2014
  • 00:14:56
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/2014

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  • NIR-14-09 - Korean Ferry Disaster

News in Review - September 2014 Edward Snowden Exposed

Considered both a hero and a traitor, Edward Snowden was a contractor for the National Security Agency (NSA) in 2013 when he stole a huge quantity of top secret documents. They exposed a massive global surveillance operation run by the agency. Glenn Greenwald, one of two journalists who helped expose the documents, talks about meeting the man who stole them.
  • 2014
  • 00:17:39
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/2014

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  • NIR-14-09 - Edward Snowden Exposed

News in Review - September 2014 Israel-Gaza Conflict 2014

An escalation in violence occurred in early July between Israel and members of the militant group Hamas, based in the Gaza Strip. This latest conflict allegedly erupted after the kidnapping and killing of three Israeli teenagers. After seven weeks of violence, Egypt brokered a tenuous cease-fire, but not before the death of 2,200 people, a majority of whom were Palestinians.
  • 2014
  • 00:16:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/2014

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  • NIR-14-09 - Israel-Gaza Conflict 2014

News in Review - April 2014 The Economic Benefits of Hiring Disabled Employees

Entering the workforce has often been a struggle for people with disabilities. In recent times, however, more employers have been realizing the tremendous potential of this sometimes marginalized group. 
  • 2014
  • 00:11:08
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 04/15/2014

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  • NIR-14-04 - The Economic Benefits of Hiring Disabled Employees

News in Review - April 2014 North Korea: The Unknown Nation

North Korea is an isolated communist nation seeking to become a nuclear power. It is also a potential threat to world peace. The country has been run by a series of hereditary successors for decades. Its latest leader, Kim Jong-un, is a relative unknown to the outside world. Now the United Nations wants him to pay for his country's history ...
  • 2014
  • 00:14:43
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2014

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  • NIR Apr 2014 - North Korea: The Unknown Nation [.pdf]

News in Review - April 2014 Kids & Technology: The Dark Side of the Wired World

This story takes a look at technology and its impact on young people. Many people believe that constant access to wired devices has changed the experience of growing up — not to mention the role technology plays in academic cheating.
  • 2014
  • 00:17:07
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2014

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  • NIR Apr 2014 - Kids & Technology: The Dark Side of the Wired World [.pdf]

News in Review - April 2014 Synthetic Identity Fraud: Costing Consumers Billions

It looks like a victimless crime — because the people involved don’t exist! — but in the end it costs Canadian consumers billions of dollars in false insurance claims, police investigations and money that just disappears without a trace! It’s called synthetic identity fraud and you’ll never believe how complicated it is to track.
  • 2014
  • 00:15:25
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2014

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  • NIR Apr 2014 - Synthetic Identity Fraud: Costing Consumers Billions [.pdf]

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