Now or NeverAuthor: CBC Radio
18 Feb 2019

Now or Never

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Hosts Ify Chiwetelu and Trevor Dineen leap into the action with Canadians who are making things happen. Sometimes things go right. Sometimes they go off the rails. Either way, Now or Never nudges you to make a change, big or small.

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    Who is your chosen family?

    You don't get to choose the family you're born into. Sometimes it's good, sometimes it's not - the decision was never yours. But then this funny thing happens as you go through life. You meet people and form connections that enrich your life and provide support when you most need it.

  • Posted on 16 Feb 2019

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    Capturing the moment

    This year, it's estimated that people around the world will take over one trillion photographs. When you've always got a smartphone camera in hand and an unlimited amount of photos at your fingertips, what gives a photo meaning? On this episode of Now or Never, we are hearing from professional photographers and regular joes who are capturing real, meaningful moments through pictures. Each has a story to tell that will nudge you to change the way you capture images. A prairie photographer takes portraits of babies who've passed away. A woman carves out a niche using squirrels for muses. A cancer survivor bypasses wigs for her bald head, using homemade dioramas instead. Plus, you'll get insight into what makes people "click", and meet some unexpected shutterbugs.

  • Posted on 09 Feb 2019

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    Let's talk about sex

    Sex is everywhere. You can't make it through a movie without a sex scene, sex education curriculum has become a big issue for politicians, and the #MeToo movement has started important conversations around consent. But do we talk about sex enough? For many, it remains a taboo topic only addressed behind closed doors. On this Now or Never, we are eavesdropping on the awkward, vulnerable, and honest conversations people are having about sex. Because, in the wise words of Salt-N-Pepa: "It keeps coming up anyhow. Don't decoy, avoid, or make void the topic. Cuz that ain't gonna stop it."

  • Posted on 02 Feb 2019

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    It's time to get out of your rut

    Being stuck in a rut can be comfortable: you know exactly what to expect, and exactly how things are going to turn out. But life in a rut has a dark side, reinforcing old habits and preventing you from stepping out of your comfort zone. Just ask Ronnie Hoffman, who changed his life using a few pieces of paper and a box. Every month for the past five years, Hoffman pulls out a hand-written goal from his box and challenges himself to explore something new - from freestyle rap to learning how to write Hebrew. Inspired by Ronnie, this Now or Never features the unique ways that Canadians are digging themselves out of their ruts. A woman desperate to kick her cell phone addiction gets help from a master of mindfulness. Unsuspecting shoppers are convinced to get out of their grocery store grooves. A guy who has basically worn the same outfit for 15 years has a style intervention. And a woman pulls herself out of a romantic dry spell... by challenging herself to go on 50 dates.

  • Posted on 26 Jan 2019

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    What rite of passage are you facing right now?

    From your first day of kindergarten, to losing your virginity and your last day of work before retirement - rites of passage come in many shapes and sizes. They mark the end of the life you've known and the beginning of something new. Life is peppered with these transitional moments: some of them you look forward to, others you dread. But as you'll find on this episode of Now or Never, they almost always lead to learning. (This encore episode first aired in May, 2018)

  • Posted on 19 Jan 2019

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