The Swan Song

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Jun 2, 2015

The disease

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She woke up one day and one entire side of her body was numb. Karen Magill was diagnosed with MS when she was 35.
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Mar 26, 2015

Judy Rebick on gender politics

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Former CBC host and founder of rabble.ca speaks with David Swanson about feminism in the age of Occupy, the evolution of gender rights and the importance of International Women's Day.
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Jan 29, 2015

The poet

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Decorated Vancouver poet Timothy Shay reads a few of his pieces, discusses the story behind each and shares some of his thoughts on poetry.
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Jan 9, 2015

The courtship: Part 2

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Dating coach Deanna Cobden discusses having sex on the first date, benefits and drawbacks of online dating, and why love seems to be so elusive for so many people.
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Dec 31, 2014
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The courtship: Part 1

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Dating coach Deanna Cobden speaks about finding that special someone.
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Nov 17, 2014

The Latvian art diaries

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Riga, Latvia's capital, was chosen as the 2014 European Capital of Culture. These are some stories from Riga's creative community.
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Oct 6, 2014

The phobia

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Psychologist Dr. Randy Paterson discuss the personal and social forces sources behind phobias and how he tries to help people overcome their debilitating fears.
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Sep 28, 2014

The bullied

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One girl discusses the anguish she experienced at the hands of her school-yard tormentors and the emotional trauma that resulted.
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Sep 3, 2014

The funeral

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Funeral Director Michelle Vizena shares her knowledge of the embalming process, coping with death, the social value of cemeteries and why funerals are important for grieving.
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Aug 19, 2014
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The street artist

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Dainis Rudens is a pioneer of the Latvian street art community. In this interview, we discuss his experience as a street artist.
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Aug 13, 2014

The god particle

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Lindsey Joseph, a Reform Rabbi, is a graduate from SFU's philosophy program. She discusses the theological implications of the discovery of the Higgs-Boson Particle.
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Aug 6, 2014
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Youth suicide in Canada

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Dr. Michael Markwick discusses how insufficient clinical services funding for youth has impacted youth suicide rates.
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Jul 14, 2014

The Cop

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Sgt. Darrell Fairburn from the Victoria CB Police Department has experienced a lot of high stress situations during his tenure as a cop. These are some of his stories.
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Jul 6, 2014

The porn star

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Former porn star Jessica Mendes aka Jessie Rogers shares stories that shine some light into what the porn industry is really like.
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May 27, 2014

The bus driver

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Bus driver John Semler shares some amazing stories from his career. He's been shot at and physically accosted but also has some heartwarming stories that exemplify human compassion.
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May 14, 2014

The schizophrenia survivor

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Brent Seal was diagnosed with schizophrenia. He had a mental breakdown and attempted suicide. Slowly, he transformed his life. He is now a mental wellness coach.
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Apr 28, 2014

The cancer patient

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Chis Wark was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer six years ago. He beat it using natural and nutritional treatments.
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Apr 21, 2014

The (sexual) identity crisis

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Remy Nassar, President of Helm, a Montreal Lebanese gay rights group, shares his story about growing up as a sexually confused gay adolescent in the conservative country of Lebanon.
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Mar 18, 2014

The Soldier

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Paul Chappell is a former US soldier. He was stationed in Baghdad during the Iraq war. Paul discusses his experience as a soldier and provides insight into war.
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Mar 4, 2014

The Abortion

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David Swanson speaks with 'Jessica' about her experience having two abortions and how it affected her emotionally.

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