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Canadian junior hockey faces a muliti-million dollar...10/22/14
A $180 million lawsuit launched last Friday against the CHL says players should be compensated for not being paid minimum wage. We speak with Sam Berg behind the lawsuit and CWHL Commissioner who wants her players to be paid for their skills too.
China accused of harvesting the organs of political prisoners,...
Eight years ago, China admitted it took organs from those facing execution. Now, researcher Ethan Guttman says political prisoners, including members of Falon Gong and Uyghurs, are dying in Chinese prisons at the hands of surgeons harvesting their...
How Israel's spy agency Mossad created a 'Canadian' assassin - Oct 22,...
Eleven Israeli athletes murdered at the Munich Olympics triggered an operation to kill the killers by Israel's spy agency Mossad. Today, the interlocking story of Israel's Sylvia Raphael, the CIA's Robert Ames and Black September's Ali Hassan Salameh.
Ebola scare sparks PR blitz from hospitals, businesses and government...
Barack Obama has appointed an Ebola Czar. Canada has Ebola dry runs and rapid response teams. Airports, cruise lines and hospitals are adding PR heavyweights to their payrolls. Cynics may sneer but some say full-on public messaging is simply smart.
Me, Myself and Us: Renowned Canadian psychologist tells us how our...
If you've ever wondered why you act the way you do and whether you can change, it turns out it's probably just as complicated as you feared. Psychologist Brian Little tell us how your personality affects your life and what you can do about it.
ISIS's Muslim death toll could be key to their defeat - Oct 21, 2014
The West may fear the threat of ISIS extremists. But most of the militants' victims are Muslim. Dean Obeidallah says greater awareness of that fact may discourage recruits. Canadian Imam Syed Soharwardy agrees and he's working hard to combat extremism.
What falling oil prices could mean for Canada's economy - Oct 20, 2014
Following a steep and quick decline in crude oil prices, we examine the economic, political and environmental fallout of the slump.
War and Warming: The Pentagon adds climate change to its list of...
We look at how the the U.S. military is rethinking its military strategies with climate change in mind, and how this stacks up to our policies at home.
Designing libraries that are relevant in a digital age - Oct 20, 2014
With the huge amounts of information now available online, we take a look at how libraries are designing for the 21st century.
Ebola Panic Goes Viral: Is media coverage of the outbreak causing undue...
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.
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