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From homeless to "Homeward Bound"

5/14/2018
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In the small city of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, 120 homeless people have been given housing for less than half the cost of a single house in Vancouver or Toronto. The apartments are fully subsidized and, unlike most shelters, you don't need to be clean to get a spot.

Duration:00:28:09

Weirdest Trade Ever (Rebroadcast)

5/7/2018
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In 1999 two friends struck a strange deal: they traded stories. Each chose his favourite story about himself and told it to the other. From then on, they agreed to stop telling their own story, and to only tell each other's. 19 years later, we find out how the stories held up. Spoiler alert: the results are totally bizarre. (Originally aired January 23, 2018)

Duration:00:28:00

Would you befriend the person who turned you into a viral video?

5/1/2018
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Beulah Chandler was on her favourite Cape Breton beach when she witnessed the most beautiful thing she'd ever seen. It was Duncan Gillis, a stranger, helping his ailing wife walk on the beach. Beulah posted a video of the couple online. Forty thousand views later, their story is only beginning, starting with the real reason Beulah was on the beach that day.

Duration:00:30:34

Would you befriend the person who turned you into a viral video?

4/30/2018
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Beulah Chandler was on her favourite Cape Breton beach when she witnessed the most beautiful thing she'd ever seen. It was Duncan Gillis, a stranger, helping his ailing wife walk on the beach. Beulah posted a video of the couple online. Forty thousand views later, their story is only beginning, starting with the real reason Beulah was on the beach that day.

Duration:00:29:04

Would you befriend the person who turned you into a viral video?

4/30/2018
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Beulah Chandler was on her favourite Cape Breton beach when she witnessed the most beautiful thing she'd ever seen. It was Duncan Gillis, a stranger, helping his ailing wife walk on the beach. Beulah posted a video of the couple online. Forty thousand views later, their story is only beginning, starting with the real reason Beulah was on the beach that day.

Duration:00:29:04

Crossing the divide

4/23/2018
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From university students bunking with seniors to an outpouring of support for a northern Ontario hockey team, two stories of the remarkable rewards that come from reaching out to others.

Duration:00:28:25

Evidence of a father

4/16/2018
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Camilla Gibb's father was brilliant, talented, but also menacing. Thirty years after he disappeared, Camilla suddenly learned his whereabouts, sending her on a journey both into the past and across the country.

Duration:00:29:08

Evidence of a father

4/16/2018
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Camilla Gibb's father was brilliant, talented, but also menacing. Thirty years after he disappeared, Camilla suddenly learned his whereabouts, sending her on a journey both into the past and across the country.

Duration:00:29:08

Saving the train to Churchill

4/9/2018
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When the Hudson Bay Railway shut down in 2017 it didn't just hit Churchill's polar bear tourism industry... it cut off a major lifeline to the northern communities along the railroad, places that depend on the train for survival. But the people who live along the tracks have a plan — a dark horse plan, one that's 15 years in the making — to save the train.

Duration:00:30:01

The border next door

4/2/2018
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On Roxham Road in Quebec, some 19,000 asylum seekers sought entry into Canada last year. That's near where Sue Heller and Frances Ravensbergen live. They want to help these people, but aren't sure how -- because they've never really spoken to them. Also, Acey makes a call to an airport restaurant where security plays out like dinner theatre.

Duration:00:28:59

How Michael Jackson helped a homeless man get his life back (Rebroadcast)

3/26/2018
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At 20, living on the streets with a drinking problem, Robert L'Hirondelle was spinning out of control. Until he moonwalked his way into a new life. (Originally aired December 5, 2017)

Duration:00:27:42

When saving lives makes you a target

3/20/2018
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As a doctor in Venezuela, José never considered himself a political person. But with the country's economic collapse, his ongoing work to get medical aid to those who needed it became increasingly dangerous.

Duration:00:28:00

When saving lives makes you a target

3/19/2018
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As a doctor in Venezuela, José never considered himself a political person. But with the country's economic collapse, his ongoing work to get medical aid to those who needed it became increasingly dangerous.

Duration:00:28:02

Wait, is that my sister?

3/13/2018
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Coral and Candace always knew they had a long-lost half-sister, Machelle. They also knew they'd never meet her — they thought she'd been adopted by a family, somewhere far away. But it turns out that for almost 50 years, their sister had been living right under their noses.

Duration:00:28:02

Wait, is that my sister?

3/12/2018
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Coral and Candace always knew they had a long-lost half-sister, Machelle. They also knew they'd never meet her — they thought she'd been adopted by a family, somewhere far away. But it turns out that for almost 50 years, their sister had been living right under their noses.

Duration:00:28:02

All the people on my street

3/5/2018
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Tom Howell always assumed his street just wasn't very neighbourly. But after he started knocking on doors, he realised he couldn't have been more wrong.

Duration:00:29:15

"Where are you FROM, from .. this question sucks"

2/26/2018
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The Lipscombes hail from Amber Valley, Alberta. And they're getting kind of tired of being asked, "Where are you from, from?" The answer is Amber Valley, a community formed by Black settlers starting in 1908.

Duration:00:30:25

Charting a course through life and death

2/19/2018
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In this episode, two men navigate the shifting tides of life and death. A Quebec coroner explains his poetic streak; and a California man with terminal cancer turns to the laws of the sea to decide when to die.

Duration:00:29:10

Nature and Nurture

2/12/2018
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A stoic trapper in rural Manitoba and an anxiety-prone writer in downtown Toronto tell "tails" of connecting with nature, from the debate around the contemporary fur trade to how to make a baby squirrel pee on command.

Duration:00:31:23

Operation Good Times

2/5/2018
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When Faraj Mohyeddin was admitted to the hospital with terminal cancer, his daughter Samira wouldn't settle for the regular visiting hours and care regime. She moved in, and turned the last days of his life into a non-stop party.

Duration:00:28:43

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