Shift: Stories Behind the Stats
Ebola Panic Goes Viral: Is media coverage of the...10/17/14
We hear differing opinions on just how much we should worry about a disease that's hard to catch and hard to cure, and the media's role in perpetuating the panic that surrounds it.
U.S. courts must decide if United Nations is responsible for bringing...
There is a cry for justice from those who blame the United Nations for Haiti's cholera outbreak. The UN has responded with a deafening silence, but now the matter is headed to court. We find out more about the lawsuit and its potential implications.
Martin Lee: The father of Hong Kong's democracy movement on the ongoing...
Martin Lee is affectionately known as the father of Hong Kong democracy. As its streets remain choked with resentful protestors, Mr. Lee joins us to explain what the people want, and what they're likely to get.
Facebook and Apple add egg freezing to employee benefit plans, spark...
While some tout they can set-the-clock back on fertility with frozen eggs, other women in the workforce worry they will be no room for promotion. Apple and Facebook are now offering to cover the costs of egg freezing and storage. Perk or pressure?
'160 Girls' landmark lawsuit ruling propels Kenyan police to develop...
Kenya's police are seeking help after a ruling that faulted its government for not protecting girls and young women from rape. The Canadian organization that helped win that case is still involved and training Kenyan police courtesy of Canadian police.
Checking-In on listener feedback from perfect apples in Canada to bad...
Social media's role in relationship train wrecks and fears of actual train wrecks. We share listeners' thoughts on stories of the week. Plus Kim Jong-un is back in the spotlight and long-time Kim-watcher Bradley K. Martin wonders if we're being played.
Health Canada warns surgery using a morcellator could spread undetected...
Not long ago, only surgeons and patients would have heard of a morcellator. Gynecological surgeons say morcellation minimizes the risks of certain surgeries, but others see the procedure to be a cause of risk, especially for women with undetected...
'Who am I to judge?' says Pope Francis on homosexuality. Will the...
Cardinals and bishops meeting in a Synod are said to be changing their tone on homosexuality but they aren't confronting the doctrine that classifies it a sin. Still, Pope Francis wants to embrace the reality or modern relationships, rather then shun.
Canada By Design: A plan to develop the 'Mid-Canada Corridor' - Oct 15,...
North of our Southern metropolises and still South of the treeline lurks an economic sweet spot. Our series By Design considers the Mid-Canada Corridor, home to up to 70 per cent of Canada's wealth but not a lot of its people.
The Ebola crisis prompts some health care workers to call for a...
Six months ago, Intl. President of MSF identified Ebola's devastating potential but could get no traction from the WHO on rapid action. Now the hemorrhagic fever has the world's attention underlining how unprepared we are for such a public health...
Mindfulness meditation moves into the classroom - Oct 14, 2014
When did you last take any time at all to do nothing? No emailing, no internet, not chatting. There's a new trend in some classrooms aimed to incorporate Mindfulness as daily practice. Our producer Peter Mitton takes us on a trip inside ourselves.
Hospitals offering family-centered health care say the best way to make...
Our ongoing project, By Design, looks at the architecture of health care from the physical and visible, to the psychological and familial. Today our conversation includes a debate on policies to allow loved ones to be present during resuscitation.
The quest to design the perfect apple - Oct 13, 2014
Forget red delicious, horticulturists are racing to design for a market that demands better tasting, longer lasting, apples. Author of "Apples of Uncommon Character" says we're experiencing an apple renaissance sparked by the success of the Honey...
'Texts from your Ex' is the new normal, 87 per cent of young people...
In the old days, returning a box of your ex-lover's stuff was the hardest bit of housekeeping during a break-up. But now splitting up might mean unfriending and unfollowing. Today, we look at why breaking up can be harder to do in the internet age.
How the love of music helped one woman make a remarkable recovery after...
After a complicated brain surger, Allison Woyiwada couldn't speak. Her family was heartbroken to witness all that she'd lost. But then they realized she still had her music. Today we rebroadcast a moving story of a remarkable comeback through music.
Debating prescribing opioids for treating chronic pain - Oct 10, 2014
People who've used opioids like Oxycontin to relieve chronic pain know how effective they can be. But people who've come to rely on opioids know the harrowing downside. Now there's a push to have doctors stop prescribing them to most patents.
Obama's former Chief Leon Panetta weighs in on fighting ISIS and the...
In a Canadian exclusive, former director of the CIA Leon Panetta speaks about hunting Bin Laden, drone attacks, and what he believes will be decades of war with Islamic extremism.
North Korea's Kim Jong Un disappears from official life, sparks rumour...
North Korea's Kim Jong Un, one of the world's most volatile state, hasn't been seen in public since early September. Is he sick? Has there been a coup? We ask North Korean experts what the disappearance of the Hermit King means for the Hermit Kingdom.
With ISIS at its border in Kobani, Turkey bides its time, staying...
The fight with ISIS over the city of Kobani is raging but the weapons and troops stationed on Turkey's side of the border have been noticeably immobile. But where other nations see ISIS as the key element to quash, Turkey sees other tentacles of...
13 days that shaped the future of the Middle East: The Camp David...
More than 3 decades ago, Carter, Begin and Sadat hunkered down in Camp David and emerged with an Israeli-Egyptian peace deal. Journalist and author Lawrence Wright connects the dots back to those ground-breaking 13 Days in September of 1978.
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