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From the art that inspires us, to the junk TV that entertains us, to whatever gets us off in the bedroom...the things that bring us happiness can often also leave a bittersweet aftertaste. This week, Piya asks: Why does it feel so bad to feel good?
Sometimes, it's sanctioned by society. Most of the time it's not. And for some, it's a necessary tool... no matter what other people think. This week, Piya asks: How does committing violence change you?
When we imagine old age, we tend to picture — and fear — mental decline, physical breakdown, and loss of independence. This week, Piya speaks with people facing additional challenges in the process of getting older... just because of who they are.
Greg Carney wants fentanyl off the shelves after his wife, Ann, died from a prescription to it.
It killed hundreds last year. This year, thousands more will die. And the crisis is cutting across regions, class lines, and ages. This week, Piya talks to people directly affected by fentanyl, the lethal drug that's moving its way across Canada.
Christine Zinni is a harm reduction worker and a former addict who's become a de facto first responder when people overdose in her Toronto neighbourhood of Parkdale.
Their loved ones fell ill, struggled with addiction, found themselves in need and had nowhere else to turn. This week, Piya speaks with people who've become caregivers by circumstance.
What does your family look like? If you're on trend [and we're sure you are]... it's probably more complex than mom, dad and 2.3 kids. This week, Piya goes nuclear on the so-called 'nuclear family' and asks: What makes a modern family?
It's one thing to feel left out and excluded from opportunities. But what happens when you're officially cut out or cut off? Piya will speak with people who've been blacklisted.
Get ready to hear from people who have been blacklisted, stories about how families are being redefined, moving portraits of people who became caregivers by circumstance, and a tough journey to the front lines of the fentanyl crisis.