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News in Review on CURIO: A Closer Look at Current Events

October 25, 2016

CBC News in ReviewCBC News in Review is a news feature that analyzes the top 4 CBC News stories every month, from September through April and provides a 15-minute documentary for each topic. Crafted for students, but appropriate for curious minds of all ages, this series gives you deeper insight into current events as they are happening. Check out the News in Review, October edition by clicking on the images below (RRC network log in required).

News in Review, October Edition

 U.S. Election 2016: Trump and the Evolution of the GOP

U.S. Election 2016: Trump and the Evolution of the GOP“U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is a strong contender for the White House. To his supporters he is a self-made man who tells it like it is. To his detractors he uses paranoia and personal attacks to make impact statements lacking credibility. His style and tactics have polarized the “Grand Ole Party” with many Republicans coming out against him. …” (from News in Review | Current Edition on CBC Curio.ca)

The Cross Lake Experiment: Reaching Indigenous Kids

The Cross Lake Experiment: Reaching Indigenous Kids“Suicide rates among Indigenous youth in Canada, who are five to six times more likely to take their own lives than non-Indigenous teens, are reaching epidemic proportions. The CBC’s Nick Purdon follows cultural awareness teacher Kerry Muswagon on a goose hunt with students from Mikisew school in Cross Lake, Manitoba. He believes if he teaches the students about their culture, …” (from News in Review | Current Edition on CBC Curio.ca)

Syrian Refugees: Resettling the Farwans

Syrian Refugees: Resettling the Farwans“In late 2015 to 2016, Canada opened its doors to more than 31,000 Syrian refugees fleeing their war-torn homeland. Many newcomers left everything behind to get their family to safety. The Farwans are one such family who resettled in Lethbridge, Alberta. Mother, father and eight children are starting life over in a foreign land. The CBC’s Adrienne Arsenault spent time …” (from News in Review | Current Edition on CBC Curio.ca)

Black Lives Matter: Activism in the Face of Racism in the U.S.

Black Lives Matter: Activism in the Face of Racism in the U.S.“The Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement was formed in 2013 to bring attention to the plight of black people in America and to campaign against violence and systemic racism. African-Americans are five times more likely to be killed by police than white men in the U.S. The summer of 2016 saw still more black men shot by police. Activists responded …” (from News in Review | Current Edition on CBC Curio.ca)

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