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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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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.

    What it takes to farm

    What it takes to farm

    Farming is a way of life that comes with countless highs and lows — especially during harvest season.

    There is a lot that goes into farming, on and off the land, so today Now or Never rolls up our sleeves and digs into the realities of life on a farm.

    • 46 min
    How are you making it right?

    How are you making it right?

    On this Now or Never, we are joining people who are trying their best to right wrongs.

    Whether it's delivering a long-overdue apology, or fighting to move forward by unpacking the baggage from your past — there are many ways to make it right. But it's not always easy.

    Two former university roommates — one white, one South Asian — have an eye-opening conversation about what it's like experiencing subtle racism from your friends.

    Meet a fitness coach who has struggled with body image for much of her life, and find out how she's trying to make sure her two kids love themselves and their bodies.

    You'll hear how for one man, making it right means helping the person who once attacked him on a bus.

    And hosts Ify Chiwetelu and Trevor Dineen try to set something right that's been bothering them since the first week they met, four years ago.

    • 54 min
    Fighting for joy

    Fighting for joy

    On a regular day, joy can be hard to find. Throw in a global pandemic, social injustice, and economic uncertainty, and "finding your joy" can seem downright impossible.

    So what do you do when joy seems like a distant memory?

    You fight for it.

    Today on Now or Never, meet people who are digging deep through grief, loss, oppression, illness and uncertainty, to find their joy.

    Sara Neufeld and Kim Crass are two Winnipeg teachers determined to make sure that play and fun can still be found in their kindergarten classrooms, amidst the new COVID regulations.

    Indigenous activist Michael Redhead Champagne shares the secret to finding joy and purpose in tragic moments.

    CALLING ALL JOYS! People named Joy tell us about the burden and the gift in being named after an emotion, including some perspective from 101-year-old Joy Saunders of Lunenberg, NS.

    After a seven year struggle with infertility, Morwenna Trevenen and Kyle Collins fight toxic positivity, and find small moments of silliness, as they take one last shot at an embryo transfer.

    For Bee Quammie, big hair, bold prints, and a good heel are the keys to unlocking moments of joy in quarantine life.

    And funeral director Richard Rosin has just the instrument to cut through the darkness of dealing with death.

    • 56 min
    Introducing: Seat at the Table Season 2

    Introducing: Seat at the Table Season 2

    We are hard at work on Season 5 of Now or Never and it starts on September 10th, but right now we want to tell you about longtime friends Martine St-Victor and Isabelle Racicot from Seat at the Table who are back with in-depth conversations with notable guests from media, sports and pop culture. Together they capture personal stories about the power of the Black Lives Matter movement, the urgency of this moment, and what it will take to move forward. More episodes are available at http://hyperurl.co/seatatthetable

    • 40 min
    Celebrating the class of 2020

    Celebrating the class of 2020

    This is definitely not the graduation year anyone in the class of 2020 dreamed of.

    Just when they thought their learning was done, the global coronavirus pandemic forced graduates to learn new lessons — and maybe even rethink their future. But some students are reaching for positivity, finding silver linings, and celebrating their accomplishments during this unprecedented moment.

    So on this Now or Never, we are celebrating this year's graduates and the people who helped them make it through.

    • 54 min
    North Preston, Nova Scotia

    North Preston, Nova Scotia

    The conversations around anti-Black racism in Canada and around the world have made us think about North Preston, Nova Scotia.

    It's the largest and oldest black community in the country — a place where history runs deep, and where people are fighting passionately for their future. And it's a place we visited a few years back.

    A man opens up about his criminal past, and how the thought of losing his family — and the future of his town — changed his life.

    A woman opens her heart, and her home, by turning her basement into an unofficial drop-in hub for youth in North Preston.

    A group of elders work hard to keep the long tradition of making and selling Christmas wreaths alive.

    And more stories from this small but mighty community that is fighting to define itself.

    • 54 min

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