SOUTH SUDANESE IN CALGARY VOTE IN REFERENDUM ON INDEPENDENCE: The Link's Alberta correspondent Frank Rackow takes us to a voting station in Calgary where members of the Sudanese refugee community are casting ballots in the referendum that could split Africa's largest country in two.
SONG: Voce Tem Que Decidir
ARTIST: Monica Freire
ALBUM: Na Laje
RUFO GOES TO THE MOVIES - TRUE GRIT: This week our film reviewer Rufo Valencia shares his thoughts about the new Cohen brothers offering, True Grit. The brilliant American film directing siblings have dared to re-make the classic Western True Grit, which came out in 1969 with the biggest name in the genre, John Wayne, the Duke. Today, Rufo answers the question: Can the Dude be a grittier marshal than the Duke?
HEALTH AND WELLNESS - FAULTY AUTISM RESEARCH EXPOSED: On today's edition of our weekly health column, we go back to Carmel Kilkenny's conversation with child neurologist, Dr. Evdokia Anagnostou. They talk about the retraction in 2010 of an influential study that linked the MMR, or Measles Mumps Rubella vaccine, with autism. And about the effect of the study on parents, some of whom chose not to have their children vaccinated with the result that there have been new outbreaks of these diseases, several deaths and an increased risk of secondary problems.
THE LINK AFRICA PAGE - JEWELS AND OTHER STORIES: The editor of The Link's Africa page, Awakhiwe Dlodlo, drops by to tell us about one of her new features. It's the story of a South African born Canadian woman who lived a privileged life during the apartheid era and whose memories of a repressive system have been compiled in a collection of short stories.
Go to: www.rcinet.ca/english - and click on The Link Africa.
MONTREAL'S CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY LEAPS IN THE NAME OF ART AND HEALTH: Concordia University's PERFORM Centre opens this spring with a figurative and literal "Leap!" Carmel Kilkenny tells us how academics will use exercise science to address health issues, and describes the Centre's impressive entrance featuring a huge work of art known as "LEAP" by Canadian artist Adad Hannah.
Concordia's Perform Centre:
Residents of Australia's third largest city are bracing for a wall of water that's heading their way. Australian officials are urging people who live in low-lying areas of Brisbane to move to higher ground after a deadly flash flood tore through the nearby city of Toowoomba, killing at least 10 people. For more on what's going in Brisbane, we reached Liliana Molina. She's the assistant night editor at the Courier-Mail newspaper.( Photo:AP Photo/Xinhua, Fu Chengwei )
The Link's Alberta correspondent Frank Rackow takes us to a voting station in Calgary where members of the Sudanese refugee community are casting ballots in the referendum that could split Africa's largest country in two.
A pilot project at the Toronto University Health Network has found that hospital workers are better at fighting deadly superbugs than infection control specialists. The initiative has been so successful that it's being adopted in some 30 other institutions. Marc Montgomery talks to Dr Michael Gardam, the medical-director of infection prevention and control at the Toronto University Health Network, to find out how and why it works.
The Northwest Territories is last place in Canada without its own independent television and film commission. Marc Montgomery talks to producer Amos Scott about why it's so important to nurture the territory's film industry.
Concordia University's PERFORM Centre opens this spring with a figurative and literal "Leap!" Carmel Kilkenny tells us how academics will use exercise science to address health issues, and describes the Centre's impressive entrance featuring a huge work of art known as "LEAP" by Canadian artist Adad Hannah.
Artist Asma Arshad Mahmood talks about her current show, at the Arts Square Gallery in Toronto, in which she uses ancient miniatures and the Shalwar to shed light on how Islamic values have been misappropriated and distorted.
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