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Thao Nguyen blends art and activism

Two weeks ago, I had never heard of Thao Nguyen. However, after recently coming her new CD “We The Common” one morning at the radio station, I cannot get enough of her music or her fascinating life....

Vancouver’s 100-mile carbon hot spots

The efforts of Vancouverites to cut climate pollution are being wiped out a hundred times over by a handful of local carbon rogues.

Saint Mary's craft co-operative helps Indian women overcome gender barriers and double earnings

Handmade crafts make great holiday presents, but how can Canadians ensure a genuine difference for a communities in developing countries? This story explores a Fair Trade co-operative in India.

Text in the time of cholera

When Haiti suffered extensive earthquake damage earlier this year, cellphone companies and relief agencies teamed to allow text message donations. But nothing similar seems to be in place now that the