Good People with Mark Sakamoto

In this series, author Mark Sakamoto travels across North America looking at some of the biggest problems of our age— homelessness, addiction, what we do with the masses of waste we create — and meets people tackling these problems head on. He talks to people who've found innovative solutions, and learns about the path that led them to those solutions.

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Episodes

Good People with Mark Sakamoto Waste New

Ingersoll, ON fights a proposed landfill while Nanaimo, BC extends the life of theirs with a more circular economy.
  • 2019
  • 00:22:06
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/23/2020

Good People with Mark Sakamoto Veterans New

Host Mark Sakamoto takes a hard look at Canada's treatment of military veterans, and looks to a small entrepreneur program for inspiration.
  • 2019
  • 00:22:05
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/23/2020

Good People with Mark Sakamoto Opioids New

Prince George, BC shows the bigger toll opioids have on smaller communities. Burlington, VT offers hope by getting more people in treatment through their "hub and spoke" approach.
  • 2019
  • 00:22:05
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/22/2020

Good People with Mark Sakamoto The Root of Violence New

Toronto has had its worst year yet for gun violence. But why? And what's being done? Host Mark Sakamoto searches for the people looking to make a difference. Among those he speaks with are members of the One by One Movement, a group of former gang, extremist and organized crime members aiming to give youth alternatives to extreme violence.
  • 2019
  • 00:22:06
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/22/2020

Good People with Mark Sakamoto Between the Cracks New

Host Mark Sakamoto investigates the homelessness crisis in Hamilton, Ontario before looking to Medicine Hat, Alberta for innovative solutions — specifically the Housing First approach.
  • 2019
  • 00:22:07
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/22/2020