Shift: Stories Behind the Stats
ISIS's brutal recruitment techniques - August 21, 201408/21/14
Photojournalist James Foley was captured in Syria only to be executed by ISIS militants earlier this week in a barbarous act that shocked the world. Along with international outrage, over the use of brutality as a recruitment tool.
Diagnosis Dementia: Caring for caregivers - August 21, 2014
As we continue our week-long series, "Diagnosis Dementia", we look at the rewards and burdens of the caregivers... how they cope, and what kind of help they can expect from government and the private sector.
Taking on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge - August 20, 2014
The Ice Bucket Challenge has become an Internet sensation, raising millions of dollars for ALS research. But critics call it a gimmick that does nothing to raise real awareness, and gives those who rise to the challenge permission to misbehave.
Diagnosis Dementia: Why researchers can't tell us what causes or cures...
The number of Canadians diagnosed with Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia is expected to double in 15 years, putting our health care system under strain. Today we look at how Canada is both leading and struggling in the field of Dementia research.
Is Ferguson, Missouri really as divided as people think? - August 19,...
Many people in Ferguson say a racial divide has long persisted in the suburb of St. Louis. And the shooting death of unarmed black teen Michael Brown by a white police officer has aggravated the situation. We speak with 3 people living in this unrest.
Person-Centred Care: Getting it right for dementia patients - August...
With the number of Canadians living with dementia expected to reach a million-and-a-half in the next 15 years, quality of care has never been more important. Today, we take you inside a B.C. care facility with successful approach to patient care.
Canadians share their stories living life with dementia - August 18,...
As part of our special week-long series "Diagnosis Dementia," from this season, Anna Maria talks to two women about living with the challenges of dementia, and how it affects their families.
Ebola Outbreak: Why This Time is Different - August 18, 2014
Experts say the Ebola outbreak is potentially more dangerous then ever before because it's in countries that have never seen this. Now the outbreak is seriously depleting health care resources. We're heading to the front lines in Liberia today.
Hack Attack: Nick Davies on breaking the U.K. phone-hacking scandal -...
We speak to Nick Davies, the journalist who broke the News of the World story. His new book Hack Attack is a critical account of the complicity between British media, police and government during the scandal.
An Open Secret: Rabbi Heshi Nussbaum's abuse of boys in Toronto's...
We hear a troubling story of a Toronto rabbi who assaulted young boys in his care and how--despite allegations and rumours in the Jewish community--it took decades to bring him to justice.
What Michael Brown's shooting says about the militarization of American...
The fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Missouri has thrust issues of race and use-of-force into the spotlight. And the tragedy is raising important questions about how, more and more, American police forces are resembling a military.
Collision of Dreams: A Peruvian migrant worker's long journey to Canada...
Juan Jose Ariza first came to Canada as a migrant worker-- seeking a better life for his family. Now, two years after a life-threatening accident that killed 10 others, Juan has returned. We bring you our documentary Collision of Dreams.
Russian Aid to Ukraine: Humanitarian assistance or Trojan horse? -...
Moscow says its convoy of 280 trucks destined for Ukraine is simply moving humanitarian aid. But many in Ukraine and the West fear the operation could be a cover for a military invasion -- and Kyiv says they won't be allowed to cross the border.
Finding Private Lawrence S. Gordon - August 13, 2014
Lawrence S. Gordon grew up in Saskatchewan, joined the U.S. army, went off to war in the 40s, and disappeared. Today, we bring you one family's decades-long search for their relative - a journey that led them to the most unlikely of places.
Jimmy Carter calls violence against women the greatest challenge of our...
The former U.S. President says only the protective framework of the law can the reduce the rate of violence against women around the world. We hear from President and activist Jimmy Carter.
Are drugs the best way to curb the Ebola outbreak? - August 12, 2014
The WHO has ruled that experimental drugs should be made available to countries dealing with the outbreak. We look at the science and ethics of using an unproven Ebola treatment, and if focusing on drug treatments is the best way to curb the outbreak.
Are the Kurdish forces Iraq's best defence against ISIS? - August 11,...
American officials have announced that Washington has begun directly supplying weapons to Kurdish forces - known as the Peshmerga. We look at the situation on the ground, and the the role of Iraq's Kurdish population in the battle against ISIS.
104 Horses: A story of farm and family, Africa and exile - August 11,...
Mandy Retzlaff loved her horses and her life in Zimbabwe. But when government-backed armed thugs began chasing white farmers off their farms, she had to make some dangerous and heartbreaking decisions.
John Dean on what Nixon knew about Watergate - August 08, 2014
Forty years ago tonight, Richard Nixon was brought down by a scandal to which all other political scandals are compared. His former White House legal counsel tells us he tried to warn Nixon, but the President wouldn't listen.
Author Brigid Schulte on why we value busyness over happiness - August...
Most people struggle to achieve a work-life balance and it's likely many believe they're failing. Brigid Schulte leads us through the realities of our scarcest resource and greatest luxury: time.
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