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 - March 2015 ​Vaccines: Pass or Fail?

Vaccines have long been hailed for preventing the spread of illness and reducing child mortality. But they have their detractors, too. In the case of the recent measles outbreak in North America, health officials blame the spread on a recent wave of so-called anti-vaxers. Is this a natural backlash to the flaws in vaccines or a trend that could have ...
  • 2015
  • 00:14:26
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/17/2015

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News in Review - March 2015 ​Syrian Refugees: A Humanitarian Crisis

Millions of Syrians are being forced to flee their own country in the midst of a three-year civil war and the growing violence of ISIS — or the Islamic State terrorists. Nearly half of Syria's population has fled to neighbouring countries that are struggling to cope with the influx. Many have criticized the international community for its lacklustre response to ...
  • 2015
  • 00:16:58
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/17/2015

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News in Review - March 2015 ​Drones: Military or Mainstream?

So, are drones a toy or a weapon? It turns out they're both. A few years back they entered our consciousness as a weapon of war but their use has rapidly expanded. Multiple industries employ them to search hard to reach places, while hobbyists are eager to get a bird's eye view of just about anything. But as with many ...
  • 2015
  • 00:15:30
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/17/2015

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News in Review - March 2015 ​Auschwitz Liberation: 70 Years Later

In the face of growing anti-Semitism worldwide, "let not the past be our children's future" was the unified call as Jews and non-Jews, survivors and their families gathered in Poland in January to pay respect to those who lost their lives in the notorious Auschwitz concentration camp.
  • 2015
  • 00:17:15
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/17/2015

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News in Review - February 2015 Sony Hack

When cyber-terrorists hacked the computer system of one of Hollywood's largest film companies, they exposed damaging emails to the public. They also demanded a stop to the release of a comedy movie depicting the assassination of North Korea's leader. Was North Korea responsible? And what does this kind of breach mean for the security of any country?
  • 2015
  • 00:17:01
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  • Added on: 02/13/2015

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News in Review - February 2015 Evolving Terrorism

Deadly attacks in Paris, Australia, Canada and Pakistan show a change in the way terrorists are planning and orchestrating their offensives. How are they different and what can governments do to protect their citizens against these insidious acts?
  • 2015
  • 00:17:39
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  • Added on: 02/13/2015

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News in Review - February 2015 The United States and Cuba: Friends Again?

A few days before Christmas in 2015, U.S. President Barack Obama made a sudden and surprising announcement. After a 50-year freeze, the United States and Cuba were resuming diplomatic relations. This News In Review story looks at the reasons behind a half-century stalemate and the factors that allowed it to endure for so long.
  • 2015
  • 00:16:04
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  • Added on: 02/13/2015

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News in Review - February 2015 Anger and Authority in the United States

The deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown unleashed waves of anger and resentment across the U.S. Both victims were black and died at the hands of white police officers. And in both cases, authorities declined to press charges. These events brought to the surface long standing tensions in the U.S. between police and the very people they're expected to ...
  • 2015
  • 00:17:21
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  • Added on: 02/13/2015

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News in Review - January 2015 First Nations Land Disputes

Since Europeans first arrived in Canada, non-Natives have laid claim to lands that were once under the control of the Native population. Increasingly, First Nations people are asking for their land rights to be honoured. Here are two very different cases where a land dispute could leave someone in financial ruin.
  • 2015
  • 00:17:46
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  • Added on: 01/21/2015

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News in Review - January 2015 Our Canada: Are We Racist?

Many Canadians see their country as safe, clean and equal. But is that third notion really true? Do we actually treat each other the same regardless of skin colour? Duncan McCue sets out to answer the big question: are we racist?
  • 2015
  • 00:17:49
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  • Added on: 01/21/2015

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