Your hosts this week, Lynn, Levon, and Marc (Please see special notice at bottom)
It’s not just a smelly problem, lack of proper toilets and sanitation is a serious health issue.
UNICEF says lack of sanitation is causing the death of about 800 children every day. The agency also says the diseases associated with it results in reduced physical and mental development.
The agency says millions of people defecate in the open every day, roughly one in every eight people in the world.
Levon spokewith Meg French. She is the Chief of International Programs and Public Affairs at UNICEF Canada. UNICEF has released a new report to coincide with the World Toilet Day, which was this past Thursday. And their new research shows that the lack of toilets creates a viciuos cycle of intestinal diseases and malnutrition. Here’s an extract from that conversation.
They are small birds, about the size of a soft drink can, but they are tough.
They are puffins.
The colourful little birds are well-known in Atlantic Canada, perched on rocky cliffs of Newfoundland for example where they come in the thousands to breed.
However, as is the case more and more in so many places, climate change is making their hard life , even harder.
They are featured in a new documentary called “Puffin Patrol”
Lynn spoke with the Rosemary House, co-producer of the film.
The month of November is not over and yet there have several deadly attacks and shootouts in Beirut, Paris, and elsewhere in Europe.
Terrorists operating for ISIS or DAESH as it’s now being called by world leaders, have killed over 120 innocent people in a number of attacks in Paris alone.
Many people around the world, including Canada are wondering about security as tens of thousands of migrants and refugees flood across Europe.
Ray Boisvert is a former senior official with the Canadian spy agency CSIS, (Canadian Security Intelligence Service) and in this edited version of a conversation with Marc he explains what happens in security services around the world when an attack such as in Paris, takes place.
All members of RCI are mourning the sudden loss this week of William Westenhaver Bill was an integral member of the RCI team for years, handling our mail and prize mailouts, as well as participating in a number of shows over several years, especially on the various iterations of the “mailbag” shows. Bill adored shortwave radio, and with the budget custs, found work in another department of Radio Canada, but stayed in touch with many of us, always with a smile and friendly word in the hallways of this big building. We shall miss him dearly.