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Hosts Ify Chiwetelu and Trevor Dineen leap into the action with Canadians who are making things happen. Sometimes things go right. Sometimes they go off the rails. Either way, Now or Never nudges you to make a change, big or small.

Hosts Ify Chiwetelu and Trevor Dineen leap into the action with Canadians who are making things happen. Sometimes things go right. Sometimes they go off the rails. Either way, Now or Never nudges you to make a change, big or small.
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Hosts Ify Chiwetelu and Trevor Dineen leap into the action with Canadians who are making things happen. Sometimes things go right. Sometimes they go off the rails. Either way, Now or Never nudges you to make a change, big or small.

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English


Episodes

Making big dreams come true

6/22/2019
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Today Now or Never is dreaming big. Shooting for the stars. Punching above their weight. Getting right up alongside Canadians who are chasing a big (seemingly impossible) dream, and overcoming huge obstacles to get there. A 50-year old bodybuilder in Calgary overcomes a troubled past to make one last attempt at becoming Mr. Universe. A First Nations community ends 100 years of isolation when their "Freedom Road" officially opens. And a super-fan gets to meet her childhood hero, figure...

Duration:00:54:38

How prepared are you for your retirement?

6/15/2019
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Retirement is supposed to be our 'golden years' - a chance to relax, re-invent ourselves, and start the next chapter of our lives. But it can also be filled with uncertainty, poverty and loneliness. Today we're diving in with Canadians facing the challenges of their retirement head on.

Duration:00:54:39

Finding real connections in digital communities

6/8/2019
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The amount of time we spend glued to our devices can sometimes be overwhelming. Whether it's social media, video games or group chats, why is it so gosh darn hard to peel yourself away? But it would be a mistake to label all of our screen time as negative or harmful. Because there are great things happening online. Beyond the likes and the follows, there are strong communities being built and meaningful relationships being formed. On this Now or Never, meet Canadians who are using their...

Duration:00:54:38

The Now or Never environmental challange

6/1/2019
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Since the United Nations released a shocking climate change report in October, 2018, a lot of people have been moved to take action. The report is truly life-or-death - it says we have only 12 years to make drastic changes to limit global warming or face devastating consequence like droughts, floods, extreme heat, and poverty, just to name a few. Hearing news like that can be paralyzing. What can any one person do to slow the destruction of the earth in just 12 years? Well, on this Now or...

Duration:00:54:39

What's in your mental health toolbox?

5/25/2019
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In any given year, 1 in 5 people in Canada will personally experience a mental health problem or illness. If that's not you, it's definitely someone you know. There are few things as troubling as not understanding what's going on with your mind - or having any idea of how to deal with it. So on this Now or Never, meet people fighting hard to find mental health tools that work for them. Hear how hitting the comedy stage for the first time - at the age of 64 - helped one P.E.I. woman with...

Duration:00:54:39

Get up, go outside and experience life on the land

5/18/2019
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Studies have shown that there are benefits to connecting, meaningfully, with the land. People tend to feel happier when they're surrounded by nature. But the majority of people in Canada feel it's easier to just spend time indoors. So on this Now or Never we're strapping on snowshoes, digging in the dirt, and fighting for vanishing wilderness with people who are determined to connect with the land. A group of refugee and newcomer women go backcountry hiking for the very first time. One...

Duration:00:54:38

What are you doing to prepare for a good death?

5/11/2019
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Preparing for a good death isn't easy, because the first step is addressing the fact that one day you're going to die - and that is not a fun thing to consider. Here's the thing... you can try to ignore it all you want, but death is a fact of life. The least we can do is think about death, which means being brave, having some uncomfortable conversations, and considering what you want your last days to look like. On this Now or Never, meet people who are finding ways to make peace with...

Duration:00:52:49

The different paths to parenthood

5/4/2019
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For many people, the path to becoming a parent is a winding and difficult one. Whether it's deciphering ovulation charts or visiting a sperm bank, finding a surrogate or planning for adoption - the journey to parenthood can be filled with unexpected surprises and crushing disappointments. On this Now or Never, we're discovering what it takes to actually become a parent. A single, gay man has everything in place to be a father including the embryos... now he just needs a womb. How an...

Duration:00:54:44

Beyond the shelves: Discovering the magic in public libraries

4/27/2019
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There is so much more to a library than just the reading material inside. Whether in a small town or a big city, libraries can be a place to build community, connect to resources, or spend time when you have nowhere else to go. From people polishing up their resumes to children discovering the magic of storytelling, you never know who you're going to find at the library - and what they're there to check out. This week, hosts Trevor Dineen and Ify Chiwetelu bring you into the brand new...

Duration:00:53:39

What's making you dance right now?

4/20/2019
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Grab your dance shoes, wiggle those hips, and hit the dance floor with Canadians who have deeply personal reasons for getting their groove on. Like a 15-year old who's reinventing the traditional hoop dance - and has big plans to share it with the world. And a group of senior citizens who are tango-ing away the symptoms of Parkinson's disease. Plus, Trevor and Ify attempt to start an impromptu dance party on the streets of Winnipeg.

Duration:00:52:46

We need to talk about organ donation

4/13/2019
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At this moment, 4,600 Canadians are living in limbo as they wait for a life-saving organ transplant. The vast majority of Canadians say they support the idea of organ donation, but less than 25 per cent have registered to do it. Nova Scotia is on track to become the first jurisdiction in North America where consent for organ donation is presumed, which means citizens must opt out if they do not wish to donate their organs. But every year, hundreds of people still die while waiting for an...

Duration:00:54:50

How messages from the past can change the present

4/6/2019
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Whether it's an unearthed letter from an ancestor, a cassette tape message from a high school buddy, or a meaningful note you can't bear to part with - old messages can truly transport us back in time. But they can also change the way we view the future and behave in the present . On this Now or Never, meet people who are being motivated by meaningful messages from the past: A daughter who still carries her mother's suicide note in her wallet, 30 years later. Two friends whose bond is...

Duration:00:54:49

Building bridges and finding hope

3/30/2019
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Since the shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand, many people around the world have been asking: what do we do now? There are no easy or comfortable answers to why these things happen or how to move forward when they do. But one things clear: change can't happen unless we are willing to push ourselves to understand communities different from ours. On this Now or Never, we are diving in with people who are building bridges and finding hope as they meet in the middle.

Duration:00:49:51

Buckle up: Meet Canadians who are becoming better drivers

3/23/2019
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Getting behind the wheel is something most of us do every day. Driving from point A to point B can become so routine that we forget we're in control of a giant, complicated machine - and that one mistake or distraction could be life-changing. On average, 10 people are killed and 424 more are injured in collisions on Canada's roads every day. Those numbers have been going down over the past decade, but we can do better. So this week, Now or Never hosts Ify Chiwetelu and Trevor Dineen are...

Duration:00:54:50

How to say you're sorry

3/16/2019
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When was the last time you said you were sorry? Saying "I'm sorry" is a life lesson we learn as children, but admitting you did something wrong and asking for forgiveness is not an easy thing to do. In this age of clap-back culture, of #MeToo, and the swelling demand to right historical wrongs, more and more people are making public apologies, with varying success. Whether it's a corporation apologizing to a customer, or a couple of kids on a playground, an apology done right can bring a...

Duration:00:54:48

How do you feel about your body?

3/9/2019
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When you look in the mirror, how do you feel about your body? Social media and selfies mean that you can constantly compare your body to everyone around you. It is so easy to feel like you don't measure up. Having a negative body image can have a huge impact on your quality of life, not to mention your physical and mental health. Improving self-image is a challenge, but feeling comfortable in your skin can be truly transformational. So on this Now or Never, meet people who are learning to...

Duration:00:54:49

Stuck in a cycle? Here's how to break out

3/2/2019
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On this Now or Never, meet people smashing their way out of the cycles that have them stuck. Because breaking free of patterns and cycles isn't easy - but there can be an incredible sense of freedom when you finally do. A young musician fights back against drug addiction by training in mixed martial arts. Two best friends, one Palestinian and the other Israeli, come together through food. How a stay-at-home Dad is breaking free of toxic masculinity when raising his son. ... And more...

Duration:00:54:48

Just ditch it

2/23/2019
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Chances are, you or someone you know is Marie Kondo-ing their life right now - decluttering, tidying up, or throwing out anything that doesn't spark joy. So on this week's episode of Now or Never, meet people who are shouting, "Just Ditch It" - even if it sparks conflict between friends or family members. A wife who tells her husband it's time to let go of his comic book collection. A young woman who is using Indigenous ceremony to release her shame. Not to mention all of us who desperately...

Duration:00:54:48

Who is your chosen family?

2/16/2019
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You don't get to choose the family you're born into. Sometimes it's good, sometimes it's not - the decision was never yours. But then this funny thing happens as you go through life. You meet people and form connections that enrich your life and provide support when you most need it.

Duration:00:54:42

Capturing the moment

2/9/2019
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This year, it's estimated that people around the world will take over one trillion photographs. When you've always got a smartphone camera in hand and an unlimited amount of photos at your fingertips, what gives a photo meaning? On this episode of Now or Never, we are hearing from professional photographers and regular joes who are capturing real, meaningful moments through pictures. Each has a story to tell that will nudge you to change the way you capture images. A prairie photographer...

Duration:00:51:21