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Life is full of burning questions. Why don't spiders get stuck in their own webs? Do animals have belly-buttons? Why does rain fall in drops and not buckets? To the average person these questions are illusive at best, but to Bob McDonald, host of CBC radio's Quirks and Quarks, finding answers to these questions is all in a day's work. He'll be in to share some of the best questions (and answers) that he's heard over the past decade. This show contains 2 taped pieces, "Wildthings" by Studio2 and Mini-Med "Diverticulitis". Show is phone-in based and viewers can also participate via email.
What does an addict need to change to kick addiction? At the Westover Treatment Centre in Ontario, it's just one thing-everything. Come Clean follows addicts through a 19-day residential substance dependence program and for 18 months afterwards.
Dr. Williams & Dr. Pettifer team up to figure out if a 21 year old cat will survive tooth surgery; Dr. Bryer treats a tiny dog with a deadly virus; Dr. Boyd performs surgery on a working dog with bone fragments in its legs.
The tabloids' voracious appetite for royal stories feeds an insatiable hunger for regal revelations. The Royals decry the intrusion, but over the last 60 years the press has repeatedly dug up tales of Royal misbehavior.
In November 2012, Jim Foley is taken hostage whilst working in Syria. He is one of a handful of journalists daring to report in Syria as it heads towards civil war. Back in the US, his parents are desperate for information.