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In Show #10 - the field piece looks at Judy Milli who believes prayer heals. Doctors didn't know what cured her cancer, but after years of prayer and meditation, it's gone. Maureen's studio guest is Dr. Thomas Knapp, a Toronto-area radiologist discuss "full-body scans" which are done with a million-dollar x-ray machine called a CT scan. Dozens of people in Vancouver have forked out almost a thousand dollars each to get a three-dimensional look at their insides. The problem is, their doctors didn't order these tests, and may be medically unnecessary. Aside from the issues around using publicity-funded equipment to help hospitals make extra money, these patients are also exposing themselves to a heck of a lot of radiation. Dr. Paul Caldwell's 'Medicine 101" explains are X-rays give doctors a better picture.
Coming at a moment of profound political and social crisis, What Is Democracy? reflects on a word we too often take for granted. Featuring a diverse cast including celebrated philosophers, trauma surgeons, factory workers, refugees, and politicians.
Denise Ho: Becoming the Song explores the openly gay singer's remarkable journey from Cantopop superstar to outspoken political activist, putting her life and career on the line to support the struggle for democracy and freedom in Hong Kong.
In this episode, we're in the east of Britain. Finds Include revelations from 'Britain's Pompeii,' the theatre where Shakespeare premiered Romeo and Juliet and Henry V, and evidence that we may have found the location of the Battle of Barnet.