(Wednesday January 23 at 10pm ET/PT on CBC Newsworld)
Rogue waves have caused some of the world’s worst naval disasters in our history. These destructive forces are not to be confused with tsunamis or tidal waves, and are not caused by earthquakes or landslides. They are massive, towering walls of water that rise from within the sea, offer no warning to those at their mercy and have baffled scientists for centuries.
Margaret Trudeau burst onto the scene in 1971 when she married Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau. Margaret was as radiant as Trudeau was charismatic. Even after their marriage ended, the media remained fascinated by her, and all her triumphs and private tragedies were fodder for public consumption. Margaret begins the journey into her past with the goal of solving a mystery on her mother�s side involving stories of an Indian princess, and a far-flung colonial outpost of the British Empire.
Smell and taste are the most mysterious and misunderstood senses. What we know about them pales in comparison with what we don’t. In this episode of The Science of the Senses, we explore how smell combines with taste, somewhere in our brain, to create the perception of flavour. Most people wrongly assume that taste dominates. But what actually allows us
to differentiate one food from another beyond the basics of sweet, sour, salty, savory and bitter, is the aroma.
A poisonous ingredient from China finds its way into North America’s pet food chain and thousands of dogs and cats get sick. Many die. Now, the pet food industry is coming under public scrutiny as never before.
Is pet food safe and nutritious? Does it live up to the claims made by its makers? Pet Food: A Dog’s Breakfast investigates. And discovers that a dog’s breakfast may be just that.
(Monday January 21 at 10pm ET/PT on CBC Newsworld)
SHAKE HANDS WITH THE DEVIL
Emmy Award Winner! Canadian Lt.-General (ret.) Rom�o Dallaire may never fully come to terms with the horrific events that unfolded while he commanded the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Rwanda, but the emotionally scarred Dallaire is trying. Over 100 nightmarish days in 1994, more than 800,000 men, women and children were brutally murdered, despite the valiant efforts of Dallaire and his small
number of peacekeepers.
Shake Hands With The Devil: The Journey of Romeo Dallaire follows the former UN General during his first return trip to Rwanda 10 years after the genocide, a searing emotional journey in which he confronts the memories that persistently haunt him.
(Tuesday January 22 at 10pm ET/PT on CBC Newsworld)
THE PRINCE OF POT
Canadian Marc Emery, Canada’s most prominent marijuana legalization activist, is at the top of the U.S, Drug Enforcement Agency’s ‘Most Wanted List’ and now faces extradition to the U.S. and possible life imprisonment. His crime – selling marijuana seeds over the Internet. An occupation he has never denied.
In fact for more than a decade he has dutifully filed his income tax returns in Canada stating his occupation as “marijuana seed seller”. He paid his taxes and was left alone by the Canadian authorities. However Canada’s RCMP suddenly and willingly co-operated when the DEA got him in their sights.
For thousands of young Hondurans, the only hope of finding a way out of the grinding poverty of their existence is to hop a train headed for ‘el norte’–the north; either the United States or Canada. They’ll risk their lives on a dangerous and illegal 5000-kilometre journey.
Travel with them on a sometimes terrifying, always dramatic, route that is their one chance for a new future. It’s reality television like you’ve never seen it before.
(Thursday January 24 at 10pm ET/PT on CBC Newsworld)
SCIENCE OF THE SENSES: TOUCH
In The Science of the Senses: Touch we will take a journey through the skin, into the subcutaneous world of our sensory receptors and up into the brain as we explore the hidden language of our most essential sense.