Testing Supermarket Shrimp
Friday, March 15, 2019 at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) on CBC and the CBC Gem streaming service
Marketplace tests frozen imported shrimp from across Canada for antibiotic resistant bacteria. What’s lurking on your shrimp?
CBC Docs POV *Broadcast premiere
Friday, March 15, 2019 at 9 p.m. (9:30 NT) on CBC and the CBC Gem streaming service
My Farmland explores how Chinese investment is affecting Canada’s agricultural sector by following three families: two in tiny Saskatchewan farming communities, the other in the wine-making region of Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. The film tells a very human story of how communities react to an influx of people from a different culture who hope for a better life by working the land. With intimate and unique access, the film captures the subjects’ deep emotional journeys in a changing world and the challenges both cultures face in the agriculture business. My Farmland delves into many sides of this complex, unfolding transition. Is the increase in foreign ownership resulting in xenophobia or racism? Can two very different cultures find common ground and work side by side?
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Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CBC News Network and the CBC Gem streaming service (repeats Sunday, March 17 at 10 p.m. ET/PT and Wednesday March 20 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CBC News Network)
Doctors are discovering that addiction is not merely a lack of willpower; drug abuse produces significant chemical changes in the brain — changes that are hard to control, and hard to reverse. What’s worse, many addictions start with prescription or even over-the-counter pain killers for entirely legitimate ailments. And it is not just drugs — alcohol, sugar, caffeine, even exercise can incite addictive behaviours. How do addictions work? And what can the science of addiction tell us about how we can resolve this chronic, treatable medical condition?
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The Nature of Things *Pre-emted for Junos
The Fifth Estate *Pre-emted for Junos
documentary Channel *Broadcast premiere *documentary Channel original
Sunday March 10, 2019 at 9 p.m. ET/PT (repeats Tuesday, March 12 at 7 p.m. ET)
The phrase “cool dad” has gained a kind of currency in recent years to describe fathers that haven’t let parenthood stand in the way of being cool. But what if your dad was too cool? Kenny Colman is a legendary Canadian jazz crooner and perhaps the ultimate cool dad. His successes include major record deals, his own TV show, the admiration of Frank Sinatra, and gigs around the world. Kenny’s biggest worry today is not his dwindling money and health, though: it is his forty-three-year-old son Chase, who has decided to leave behind his real estate career to follow in his father’s musical footsteps. Kenny thinks his son is crazy to try his hand at show business, especially at mid-life, and he is torn between trying to help him and trying to stop him.
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From famous restaurants to dirty dives, the most compelling human stories come from the dish pit. Transients, dreamers and wanderers attempt to realize their full potential in some of Montreal’s finest kitchens. Dish Pigs reveals a unique cross-section of class and culture – one that lies just beyond the kitchen door of your favourite establishment.