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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 2018 The Killing of Colten Boushie: Exposing Racial Divides

The trial of Gerald Stanley in the death of Colten Boushie exposed deep racial divides in our Canadian culture. Boushie was a young Cree man from the Red Pheasant First Nation in Saskatchewan. He and his friends drove onto the farm of Gerald Stanley, a 56-year-old white farmer, in August 2016. When the dust settled, Boushie was dead and Stanley ...
  • 2018
  • 00:21:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/27/2018

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  • NIR-18-03 - ​The Killing of Colten Boushie: Exposing Racial Divides

News in Review - March 2018 Power Plays: The Tangled Politics of Lebanon

Lebanon may be a small country, but it’s a major player in Middle East politics. But what’s happening there lately is actually less about Lebanon and more about the big powers of Iran and Saudi Arabia. Lebanon is also Hezbollah heartland. Founded in 1982, Hezbollah, which stands for Party of God, was formed to resist Israeli occupation. But with its ...
  • 2018
  • 00:13:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/27/2018

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  • NIR-18-03 - ​Power Plays: The Tangled Politics of Lebanon

News in Review - March 2018 Divide and Conquer: The Trump Effect

Since his election as president, Donald Trump’s policies have been dividing the United States. But there are signs that the so-called “Trump Effect” may be backfiring. With midterm elections around the corner, Democrats are hoping to win back some power. And they’re being backed by some very unlikely supporters. It seems some lifelong Republicans have had enough. CBC’s Paul Hunter ...
  • 2018
  • 00:19:26
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/27/2018

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  • NIR-18-03 - ​Divide and Conquer: The Trump Effect

News in Review - March 2018 Trump vs. the Media: The War on Journalism

US President Donald Trump has declared a war on mainstream media. His repeated allegations of "fake news" is undermining the credibility of the fourth estate. As a result, journalists say the integrity of their work is more important now than ever. We take a look at how the media is responding to this war on journalism.
  • 2018
  • 00:20:25
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/27/2018

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News in Review - February 2018 ​Halifax Explosion: 100 Years On​

It’s considered one of the deadliest disasters in Canadian history. On December 6, 1917, two vessels collided in Halifax Harbour. One was carrying explosives. The ensuing explosion ripped through the city, literally flattening the north end. Two thousand people were killed and another 9,000 were injured or maimed. It's an accident that scarred the city and its residents for decades. ...
  • 2018
  • 00:14:08
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 02/22/2018

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  • NIR-18-02 - ​Halifax Explosion: 100 Years On​

News in Review - February 2018 Raqqa in Ruins: Former ISIS Capital Reclaimed

Raqqa was once a thriving city in Syria; until 2014, when the jihadist group ISIS declared it as its self-proclaimed capital. In 2017, the battle for Raqqa began with Russian and Syrian bombers providing air strikes and the U.S. led Syrian Democratic Forces on the ground. The battle took many months, but eventually ISIS was driven out. The city is ...
  • 2018
  • 00:18:36
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 02/22/2018

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News in Review - February 2018 ​Tomorrow’s Energy: The Race for Fusion Power

The production of electricity remains an expensive and often dirty industry. Just think of fossil fuels or nuclear reactors. But nuclear fusion may hold the key to the world’s energy problems.  It’s clean and sustainable. The only thing is, nobody’s been able to create it yet. So, the race is on. Frédéric Zalac of CBC/Radio-Canada's Découverte looks at companies in California and ...
  • 2018
  • 00:21:05
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/22/2018

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News in Review - February 2018 Sexual Slavery: The Shocking World of Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is big business in Canada, with girls, some as young as 12, coerced into sexual slavery. Ninety percent of the victims come from within Canada. They are controlled by pimps who may initially pose as their boyfriends, showering them with attention and gifts. Then they are threatened, beaten, held captive and even branded. The problem has become so ...
  • 2018
  • 00:19:39
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 02/22/2018

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  • NIR-18-02 - Sexual Slavery: The Shocking World of Human Trafficking

News in Review - January 2018 After Maria: Puerto Rico Struggles to Rebuild

The summer of 2017 was devastating for the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico. The island was already struggling from an economic crisis when two back to back hurricanes hit. The second, Maria, battered the island, tearing out its already fragile infrastructure – including electricity and water. Two months later, recovery is slow and island residents feel forgotten.
  • 2018
  • 00:18:57
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/26/2018

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News in Review - January 2018 #MeToo: How a Hashtag Launched a Revolution

The #MeToo Campaign of 2017 could well be the most important movement of a generation. The hashtag took off in October and allowed victims of sexual harassment all over the world to unite on social media. It started with stunning revelations about film mogul Harvey Weinstein and grew into a global movement. The bravery of these women sharing their stories ...
  • 2018
  • 00:17:57
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 01/26/2018

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  • NIR-18-01 - #MeToo: How a Hashtag Launched a Revolution