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Now or Never

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.

Copyright: Copyright © CBC 2017

Teen Takeover

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 02:00:00 EDT

For better and for worse, teenagers today are growing up with the world at their fingertips. All this while still dealing with the pressures of figuring out who you are, who you want to be, and what is important to you. From the pressure of being the best 13-year-old basketball player in the country, to the stress of keeping a secret that you know your family won't accept, hear from teens all across Canada who are ready to speak out about their experiences.

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The transformative power of the car

Sat, 10 Mar 2018 02:00:00 EST

A lot of people look at a vehicle and see nothing but an engine, four tires and a tank of gas. Or simply a way to get from point A to point B. But cars can mean so much more. On this Now or Never, meet people whose lives have been shaped by the cars they drive or ride in. From a Toronto cab driver who is on a mission to change up people's boring commutes with his blinged-out taxi, to a young woman whose terrifying ride compelled her to take action... and jump start a new business. And hop in the passenger seat with a son as he takes an emotional drive in his dad's classic yellow Ford — after it's been sitting in a garage for four decades.

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24 hours in the online classifieds

Sat, 03 Mar 2018 02:00:00 EST

People turn to the online classifieds — like Kijiji, Craigslist and Facebook Marketplace — for deeply personal reasons. On this episode we bring you stories behind the surprising things and incredible people found in the online listings.

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Celebrating Black Creatives in Canada

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 16:29:30 EST

Meet Black artists in Canada who are using their creativity to tell stories of identity and community.

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Family Traditions

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 15:44:30 EST

What's the family tradition you're desperately trying to re-boot or keep alive?

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What's making you go it alone?

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 02:00:00 EST

A young woman who decided to stop dating for a year. A 12-year-old ballet dancer who left home to chase her dreams. A guy who stayed silent and alone with his thoughts for ten whole days. What does it take to strike out on your own?

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'We need to talk': Parents and children have tough conversations

Sat, 03 Feb 2018 02:00:00 EST

Do you remember the feeling of dread, knowing that your parents were about to start a conversation that you absolutely didn't want to have? On this Now or Never, families gather their courage and dive in to difficult conversations. A Mom answers her seven-year-old's questions about slavery. Fathers have conversations with their sons about harassment and sexism. A woman works to break the cycle of sexual abuse with her three-year-old daughter.

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Fearlessly Funny: Women taking the stage right now

Sat, 27 Jan 2018 02:00:01 EST

What's so funny? On this Now or Never, meet women who are storming the stand-up stage for the very first time. Sit in the audience for a performance that was 10 years in the making. Listen as a seasoned comic rediscovers her voice after transitioning. Meet a group of young women trying to transform the Iqaluit comedy scene. Plus, hear Ify Chiwetelu's attempt to connect with her comedy idol.

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When your life changes in an instant

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 02:00:01 EST

The blink of an eye: that's how fast life can be turned upside down. And there's no going back, no matter how much you may want to. You just have to figure out what comes next.

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What's making you sing right now?

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 00:00:00 EST

On this Now or Never, meet people who are singing for some very personal reasons... even if they don't all sound like Celine.

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Out with the old!

Sat, 06 Jan 2018 00:00:00 EST

Meet Canadians who are starting 2018 by lightening their load and getting rid of the things they don't need anymore - from a comic book collection to deep-seated shame.

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What do you want to accomplish in 2018?

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST

Whether it's donating bone marrow, mastering an endangered Indigenous language, or finally learning how to drive - meet Canadians who are on a personal mission in 2018.

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How are you changing up the holidays?

Sat, 23 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST

From the Mom who decked out her entire house in purple decorations in honour of Prince to a retired oil executive who finally enrolled in Santa Claus School... this year, people are giving the heave-ho-ho-ho to holiday traditions.

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How are you helping others?

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST

It's the time of year when a lot of us are thinking of ways we can give back. So today on Now or Never, jump in with Canadians coming together to help each other out.

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Get a pep talk from Now or Never live!

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST

From an aspiring comedian who needs a confidence boost to a lifelong teacher on the cusp of retirement, listen along as Canadians get some encouragement to tackle their own Now or Never moments.

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Living with OCD

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST

Trevor Dineen has been living with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder - OCD - since he was 21 years old. It's a debilitating mental illness that almost took Trevor's life, and today he reveals his fight to overcome it.

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'I really need a solid Burnsy pep talk': Reconnecting with the teacher who changed my life

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EST

When Arif Jaffer was in high school, Mr. Burns gave him some advice he never forgot. Now he's at another crossroads in his life, and could really use another Burnsy pep talk.

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Arif calls up his old teacher for a pep talk

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EST

'I really need a solid Burnsy pep talk': Reconnecting with the teacher who changed my life

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Who do you need to reconnect with?

Sat, 25 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EST

Meet Canadians who took a risk and reconnected with somebody from their past. A young man gets a pep talk from his old high school teacher. Two brothers, ripped apart by war, reunite. A woman thanks the lifeguard who saved her from drowning.

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Surviving and thriving in winter

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EST

Even though it comes every year, it's easy to feel unprepared for winter. But we're Canadians... and we're better than that. Meet people who are not just surviving winter, but thriving in it!

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Keeping the memory of war alive

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EST

From a Syrian refugee working out his pain on a theatre stage in Antigonish to a 92-year-old Holocaust survivor sharing his experiences for the first time - meet Canadians who are keeping the memories of war alive.

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Keeping the spark alive

Sat, 04 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EDT

Whether you're in a long-term relationship or on the prowl for a potential love interest, it can be hard to keep the romantic sparks flying. Host Trevor Dineen is the first to admit that he's in a romance rut - so he sought out some advice.

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Turning the #MeToo movement into action

Sat, 28 Oct 2017 00:00:00 EDT

Lately it seems like everyone has been talking about women's safety. The Harvey Weinstein scandal led to the #MeToo social media campaign. But there have been hashtags before. So we wondered if this moment will lead to a true turning point.

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'Hard-core Churchillians will never give up': portrait of a town in uncertain times

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 00:00:00 EDT

Churchill, Manitoba is known as the polar bear capital of the world. But for the hundreds of people who live here, it's home. And their future has never been so uncertain.

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How to improve your neighbourhood

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 00:00:00 EDT

Meet dreamers and schemers who are coming up with creative ways to improve their communities.

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Starting a thank you revolution

Sat, 07 Oct 2017 00:00:00 EDT

Hosts Ify Chiwetelu and Trevor Dineen nudge Canadians to say thanks. They try to start a thank you revolution in Winnipeg, unpack Lido Pimienta's unforgettable Polaris Prize acceptance speech, and eavesdrop on some very intimate thanks along the way.

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Hustling to find a job - when the odds are against you

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 00:00:00 EDT

It's not easy pounding the pavement to find a job. It's even harder when something keeps getting in your way. Follow five different Canadians hustling to find employment, and how they're turning challenges into opportunities.

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I'm a kid again!

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 00:00:00 EDT

As we get older, we tend to trade things like sleepovers, swingsets and being silly for working late and worrying. So this week on Now or Never we're on a mission to re-awaken the eight-year-old in all of us.

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