Think Tank

Nelson Mandela’s Bodyguard

Nelson Mandela’s Bodyguard
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Etienne van Eck saw the transformation of South Africa from a unique vantage point. He was co-commander of Nelson Mandela’s protection unit. In this episode of Think Tank he talks to Daphne Bramham about the “profound privilege” of knowing Mandela and about some of his experiences.

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Urban Disaster Protection

Urban Disaster Protection
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This week, World Vision called on policy makers to do more to protect people from disasters. In its report called Cities Prepare, it notes that urban dwellers – especially those in Asia are at particular risk.

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Child Poverty Report Card

Child Poverty Report Card
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First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition. And once again as has been the case for more than a decade, British Columbia has the worst record in the country.

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Why the Women’s Cup?

Why the Women’s Cup?
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Carrie Serwetnyk was the first female soccer player inducted into the Canadian Soccer Hall of Fame. A former national team member, Carrie is the founder of Why the Women’s Cup, which is dedicated to making changes for the betterment of girls and women in Canada both on and off the field.

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Typhoon Haiyan

Typhoon Haiyan
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Carin van der Hor has barely slept since Typhoon Haiyan made landfall on November 8. She is the country director for Plan Philippines. Based in Manila, Carin is operating in the midst of the organized chaos of trying to get supplies to the worst hit areas even as assessments are still being done to determine where the needs are greatest.

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Summer and Winter Games

Summer and Winter Games
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PostMedia’s Olympics Editor Bev Wake has just returned from Rio, which is the host city for the 2016 Summer Games. After having toured the Games construction, Bev talks about her first impressions of that city and the state of its preparations.

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Halloween Without Costumes?

What’s Halloween without costumes? Donna Dobo talks about the trends for this year, how dressing up all year for play all year around is necessary to the creative development of children.

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