Shift: Stories Behind the Stats
Civilians caught in the crossfire of ISIS and Iraqi...07/23/14
ISIS has broadcast an ultimatum in Mosul demanding Christians convert to Islam, pay a special tax, or be killed. Most chose none of those options -- they fled -- clearing out of their homes and leaving everything behind.
Lawrence of Arabia and the making of the modern Middle East - July 23,...
Actor Peter O'Toole brought Lawrence of Arabia to life. Now, war correspondent Scott Anderson is bringing him back. We look at his research into the war, deceit, and folly that shaped the modern Middle East.
Will there be a full investigation into the crash of Flight MH17? -...
Since the crash of Flight MH17 nearly five days ago, the site of evidence has been disturbed, removed and possibly tampered with. We hear about how a difficult investigation like this should unfold, and what might be lost if it doesn't.
Missing Microbes: Dr. Martin Blaser says we're killing off bacteria at...
Dr. Martin Blaser argues the overuse of antibiotics has altered the delicate balance of microbes living in all of us, making us vulnerable to a range of new diseases.
Life Under Attack: A view from Gaza and Israel - July 21, 2014
The death toll of the conflict now sits at more than 500, as the ground invasion in Gaza continues. We hear from regular people in Gaza and Israel about what it's like to live in a war zone with no ceasefire on the horizon.
Malcolm Gladwell on re-imagining the underdog - July 21, 2014
We talk to Malcolm Gladwell about unlocking the the secret power of disadvantage, and his book, David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants.
Israel launches ground offensive in Gaza - July 18, 2014
The Israeli military campaign against Hamas has entered a new phase with an ordered ground assault on the Gaza Strip. Lyse Doucet, the BBC's Chief International Correspondent, is in central Gaza. She updates us on the situation on the ground.
Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 shot down near Ukraine-Russia border,...
There are still many unanswered questions about yesterday's crash of a Malaysian Airlines plane near the Ukraine-Russia border. We talk to an aviation safety expert about the downing of Flight MH17.
Virtual Unreality: Author Charles Seife navigates truth and lies on the...
Just because the internet told you, how do you know it's true? Author and journalism professor Charles Seife joins us to talk about his new book, Virtual Unreality.
How will the Mike Duffy scandal change Canada's political landscape? -...
With a federal vote set for 2015, many political watchers are asking how the the Senate expense scandal could upset the Canadian political landscape -- and Stephen Harper's chances at re-election. We convened a panel of journalists to share their...
Stephen Poloz on inflation, economic recovery and running the Bank of...
After serving for more than a year as the Governor of the Bank of Canada, Stephen Poloz joins us from Ottawa to talk about the challenges of steering monetary policy in turbulent times.
A Wild Invention: How a 13-year-old Maasai boy is saving lions and the...
Tired of seeing his family's livelihood threatened by lions, Kenyan teenager Richard Turere came up with an idea to trick the beasts into staying away. Hear about his invention in Alison Armstrong's documentary, Wild Invention.
Gaza Conflict: What will it take to reach a ceasefire agreement between...
We hear perspectives from both sides of the conflict on why Egypt's proposed ceasefire failed, and the likelihood of another ceasefire agreement in the future.
Shopping For Votes: Susan Delacourt on how Canada became a nation that...
Journalist Susan Delacourt believes the relationship between Canadians and their politicians has changed since the consumer boom of the 1950s. She joined us to talk about her book, Shopping For Votes: How Politicians Choose Us and We Choose Them.
Graeme Smith reflects on covering the war in Afghanistan - July 15, 2014
For years, Graeme Smith was a Globe and Mail foreign correspondent covering Canada's involvement in Afghanistan. He went to great lengths and into great danger to start talking to the Taliban. Smith tells us what he thinks went right, and what went...
Unaccompanied migrant children attempt U.S. entry in record numbers -...
Immigration has long been a controversial issue in the United States. But this summer, a surge of young migrants from Central America has brought the debate to a fever pitch. We look at why children are risking death on epic journeys to the U.S.
Unifor says major junior hockey players need a union - July 14, 2014
There are those who argue that players -- some as young as 16 -- are not being fairly compensated for the all the hours they put in to train and play. Now, the largest private sector union in Canada says it's time they were represented.
Authors argue the 'confidence gap' is one reason many women are still...
When journalists Katty Kay and Claire Shipman started asking around, they discovered even the most successful women admitted to having a surprising number of insecurities.
Is Israel's assault on Gaza justified? - July 11, 2014
Critical voices are being raised to denounce the Israeli military operation as disproportionate. But faced with an opponent — Hamas — which says all Israelis are now legitimate targets, is it? We look at that question.
This Land is My Land: Nisga'a becomes only First Nation to privitize...
We visit the Nisga'a First Nation, the first Aboriginal group ready to approve ownership of private property. As part of Project Money, Laura Lynch looks at a plan some are excited to begin, and others want to stop before it starts.
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