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Dec 25, 2007

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Segments From this episode

Long commute for Canadian oil worker

Dec 25, 2007
Most of Canada's crude oil is out west, in the oil sands of Alberta. Thirty-thousand people work there. Blair Ghent lives in Newfoundland, on the other side of the country. He makes the long commute alone, but he's not…

Being too poor not to go to the dump

Dec 25, 2007
Sometimes it's not how much you pay but where you find things. Commentator Mary Annette Pember says for Native Americans the town dump has historically been a key part of the economy.

Crisco: A marketing revolution

Dec 25, 2007
Crisco is a staple in many American kitchens and a must-have for homemade pies. But it's also an invented food made by chemists, and the story of how the white stuff became a must-have has become a marketing legend. Sarah…

Our nanny's a day-trader

Dec 25, 2007
More than 100 million Chinese invest in the stock market, four times the number there were last year. And, as Scott Tong found out, some of them are closer to home than he expected.

TV-PC convergence is coming fast

Dec 25, 2007
You know that harmonic convergence of your television set and PC you've been hearing about? Nancy Marshall-Genzer reports that it's finally on its way.

Music from the episode

White Christmas The Blue Hawaiians
Such Great Heights The Postal Service
Lil Cc's Matthew A. Harrison
Mesmerise Chapterhouse
Mesmerise Chapterhouse