The Reason Episode 4

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The Reason Episode 4

1:00 - 5:03 For years, London's artists and musicians have been gathering at the Alex P Keaton.The popular bar is now closed, but its longtime customers gathered for its final night. Claire Michalewicz went to watch them say goodbye.

5:04 - 10:22 A group of students is doing everything they can to help their community fifteen thousand kilometers away. Sri Lanka has been in Civil War for over twenty-five years.Members of Toronto's Tamil community decided they had to do something - and they're walking nine hundred kilometers to do it. Music by V K Raman.

11:08 - 15:26 Athletes for Africa is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting human rights.They're the group behind Guluwalk - a fundraiser for youth in northern Uganda.Athletes for Africa founder and executive director Adrian Bradbury joins us from Toronto.

15:27 - 17:19 Social networks like Facebook and Twitter are changing the ways we think about friends and community. We sent reporter Cameron MacLean to ask people how they connect online.

17:21 - 22:14 Sometimes it takes a worthy cause to bring a community together. Sometimes it can just happen for fun. In the case of a London community art project, it was both. For three days, A-T-N Access Incorporate set up shop on the second floor of the Covent Garden Market. They painted a mural, and invited everyone to come down and help out.

22:14 - 26:30 In our final piece we'll introduce you to a hidden community of people who fish through garbage, searching for clothes, furniture, and even food. They're called freegans. They're not doing it out of desperation. They've made a conscious life decision not to buy things. Cameron MacLean went out to meet some of London's freegans to find out what's so great about garbage.

 

 

 

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