The World this Weekend

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The World This Weekend is a dynamic half-hour program that showcases first- rate journalism on the news of the day from Canada and around the world. We tell stories you won't hear anywhere else that connect you with remote places and people.

twtw sat aug 11 2012 Aug. 11, 2012
An incident aboard a train in Northern Ontario revives memories of racism. After an elder is refused service the outcry from a First Nations community leads to a company apology. And Canada is sending millions of dollars to help Syrians fleeing the civil war. These stories plus all the news …
twtw sun aug 5 2012 Aug. 5, 2012
"It's bleak... it's beautiful... it just takes you to Mars as soon as you go there..." That's a NASA scientist describing a location in Canada where he leads studies because it so closely resembles Mars. Simulations conducted in the area, including its large crater, contributed to the landing of the …
twtw sat aug 4 2012 Aug. 4, 2012
A proud day at the Games in London as Canada wins gold, silver and bronze. Rosie MacLennan takes the gold in the women's trampoline event. Victoria swimmer Ryan Cochrane takes a silver medal in the men's 15-hundred metre freestyle. And the Canadians also earn a bronze in the women's team …
twtw sun july 29 2012 July 29, 2012
Whatever happened to the Keystone XL? Its very much in the pipeline. On Friday TransCanada was issued the necessary permits for its re-named southern leg -- the Gulf Coast Pipeline. The northern half does not yet have a Presidential permit, which it must have in order to cross international borders. …
twtw sat july 28 2012 July 28, 2012
From the streets of London, summer has finally settled in, and this city is crammed with Olympic spectacle. We have the flavours and the sights. Also news from Aleppo where unfortunate citizens are bracing for a violent siege, and a report from a refugee transit point in Jordan, where that …
twtw sun july 22 2012 July 22, 2012
Stories from the those caught in the terrifying melee at the theatre in Colorado -- stories about sacrifice, and stories of those lives now gone. In Toronto, a neighbourhood stages dance productions on the front porches of homes -- as children and parents collaborate with choreographers on home-made dance works. …
twtw sat july 21 2012 July 21, 2012
Investigating the movie rampage suspect's home -- technicians from several agencies gain entrance to the dangerous lair of James Holmes. Holmes himself is placed in solitary confinement for his own protection. In Peru, the Shining Path is still a force, 20 years after their most devastating attack -- a car …
twtw sun july 15 2012 July 15, 2012
The Red Cross calls the situation in Syria a civil war. The declaration comes as United Nations monitors investigate allegations of a massacre in the village of Tremseh. Drought conditions hammer farmers across the US. Counties in 26 states have been declared natural disaster areas because of the drought. And …
twtw sat july 14 2012 July 14, 2012
The search for survivors continues in the British Columbia town of Johnson's Landing after Thursday's landslide. In Egypt, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton offers a show of support for new leader Mohammed Morsi. And in Kabul, a deadly attack at a wedding leaves 23 people dead.
twtw sun july 8 2012 July 8, 2012
Wimbledon ends very well for Canadians with two more wins as Filip Peliwo follows Eugenie Bouchard taking another junior final, and Bouchard herself wins again in doubles. In Egypt President Morsi engages in a constitutional power play as he invites back the parliament that was dismissed last month by the …
twtw - sat july 7 2012 July 7, 2012
Libyans are voting today in the first national election in four decades. We have sounds and words from Libyans, a report on the unfolding drama in Tripoli and where the new government is headed, and comment from Libyans in Canada. Also a Canadian winner at Wimbledon; monarch butterflies far, far …
twtw - sun july 1 2012 July 1, 2012
On Canada Day we feature some great travel stories on the show. There is a new service pairing visually impaired travellers with sighted guides, who travel at a discount, earning their keep by describing the sights. We look at France's rich heritage of church buildings, many in immediate peril of …
twtw - sat june 30 2012 June 30, 2012
A suffocating heatwave in the Eastern United States spawns violent storms. More than a dozen people have been killed and millions are without electricity. And we have a report from the Canadian Track and Field Championships in Calgary, where a series of huge upsets have changed the landscape of women's …
twtw - sun june 24 2012 June 24, 2012
Toronto's Heavy Urban Search and Rescue squad is in Elliot Lake tonight helping to find the missing in the Algo Mall collapse. Also we have analysis of the final result of the Egyptian Presidential elections and reaction from inside Israel, which shares a border and peace treaty with Egypt. And …
twtw - sat june 23 2012 June 23, 2012
We have a report from the Tsawout First Nation on Vancouver Island, where they are contributing to a giant on-line reserve of endangered languages established by the charitable arm of Google. The ancient language of the Tsawout is called Senchotin. Volunteers are transcribing and cataloguing its words and phrases, and …
twtw sun june 17 2012 June 17, 2012
More on the capture of the suspect in the shooting deaths of three Edmonton people -- the latest from an RCMP news conference and emotional recollections from those who knew the dead. There is also the latest on the fatal stage collapse accident at the Radiohead concert in Toronto. Also …
twtw - sat june 16 2012 June 16, 2012
Travis Baumgartner, wanted for the murder of three Edmonton armoured vehicle guards, has been caught while trying to cross into Washington State. One member of the crew is dead in a stage collapse in Toronto just as the gates open for a Radiohead concert. And -- a major environmental shift …
twtw sun june 10 2012 June 10, 2012
Norway is growing rich on oil revenue from off-shore production. The government has six hundred billion dollars accumulated in an oil fund -- that's over $100,000 for each citizen. The fund is still growing and the government has decided to cut spending of oil revenue by a billion dollars a …
twtw - sat june 9 2012 June 9, 2012
Marseille France has the world's largest proportion of Muslims and Jews residing in a single urban area. They have co-existed for generations and share many things in common -- a North African heritage, similar food and even languages... but a few shocking acts of violence have both communities alarmed. Our …
Mercury pollution at the Grassy Narrows First Nation has taken a grievous toll. Families who have several generations of people suffering from the effects of poisoning must make do with a small monthly payout from the Province's mercury compensation fund. We have the story of the patriarch of a stricken …