News in Review

News in Review, first launched in 1990, is our current-events series non-pareil. Some highlights of this popular series are available in your base subscription to Curio.ca or on DVD, including our Best of News in Review collections: Bullying, Native Studies, Canadian History, Business and Law.

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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
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/13/2015

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  • NIR-15-02 - Sony Hack

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
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/13/2015

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  • NIR-15-02 - The United States and Cuba: Friends Again?

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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  • NIR-15-03 - Auschwitz Liberation: 70 Years Later

News in Review - April 2015 ​B.C. Wolf Cull: Saving Endangered Caribou?

In early 2015, British Columbia launched a controversial five-year cull of the province's wolf population in order to preserve endangered herds of mountain caribou. Animal experts call it cruel, environmentalists say culls don't work, and many agree humans are the real culprit in the caribou decline. Just how far should we go to preserve one species?
  • 2015
  • 00:10:48
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2015

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  • NIR-15-04 - B.C. Wolf Cull: Saving Endangered Caribou?

News in Review - October 2015 ​Coding for Kids: Programming the Future

Computers govern our lives, at school, at home, at work. Even smart phones are basically a small computer. Yet most of us know very little about how to program them. That's a problem some educators are addressing today. They’re putting computer coding into the school curriculum so children can learn how to interface with their future.
  • 2015
  • 00:12:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/14/2015

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  • NIR-15-10 - Coding for Kids: Programming the Future

News in Review - October 2015 ​Deadly Drug: Fentanyl

Fentanyl is a prescribed pain medication, but it’s fast becoming one of the most deadly street drugs in Canada. One hundred times more potent than morphine, this seemingly innocuous drug is relatively easy to get. Overdoses are growing at an alarming rate, and not just among hardened users. Now health officials are sounding the alarm.
  • 2015
  • 00:17:41
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/14/2015

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  • NIR-15-10 - Deadly Drug: Fentanyl

News in Review - April 2015 ​Do Our Cities Still Work?

Our cities are making us fatter and sicker. That's what city planners are saying about our North American commuter lifestyles. They say our cities were designed in an era when the car was king. Now they're calling for big changes to the way we design our cities and get around. But can it be done? 
  • 2015
  • 00:19:49
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2015

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  • NIR-15-04 - Do Our Cities Still Work?

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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  • NIR-15-03 - Drones: Military or Mainstream?

News in Review - October 2015 ​EU Refugee Crisis

In 2015, an unprecedented number of people tried to illegally enter the Euro zone. In a desperate search for a better life, they arrived by land and sea in the thousands. Many of them did not survive the journey and the ones that did make it were not always welcome.
  • 2015
  • 00:13:35
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/14/2015

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News in Review - December 2015 ​Global Warming: Canada's Melting Glaciers

The cause of climate change has long been debated by scientists, but the melting of the planet’s glaciers is an example that the heat is causing serious change. News In Review joins Chris Brown on a breathtaking journey into British Columbia where he witnesses first-hand the disappearing giants. Then meteorologist Johanna Wagstaffe explains some of the effects of long term global warming.
  • 2015
  • 00:14:55
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/2015

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  • NIR-15-12 - Global Warming: Canada's Melting Glaciers

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