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Episode date 11 November 2012
Arts-Culture #20 (Sun Nov 11, 2012) Documentary filmmaker Barry Stevens re- Kapyong: the forgotten battle
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Welcome to our arts and culture spotlight, show #20.

Today is Remembrance Day, and in connection with this important National day of remembrance, a look at a new documentary film which highlights one of the most heroic battles in Canadian military history.  During the Korean war a group of several hundred Canadian soldiers on top of Hill 677 at Kapyong, faced thousands of communist troops after they had chased the South Korean army into full retreat, and pushed the British , Australian and New Zealand troops from their positions.  Alone, and against impossible odds, their position overrun, Canadians in hand to hand combat in many cases, halted the Communist advance and prevented the fall of Seoul, in what would be a pivotal battle in the Korean War.

Barry Stevens talks about his documentary film " Kapyong: the forgotten battle"
Politics Today November 11, 2012

On this edition of "Politics Today" RCI's Wojtek Gwiazda focussed Canadian reaction to the election of U.S. President Barack Obama, on the official visit to India of Canada`s Prime Minister Stephen Harper, and on the Canada-Panama free trade agreement. He also dealt with the race for the leadership of the ruling Liberal party in Canada`s most populous province of Ontario, and the sudden resignation of Gérald Tremblay as mayor of Canada`s second biggest city, Montreal.
Air Pollution from Building to Building
Courtesy of Concordia University,
Air pollution is how many people became environmentally aware in the 1960’s and early 1970’s.  Then came sick-building syndrome, and many people thought twice about the environments they were working, and sometimes living in.  Now, another kind of air pollution is in need of attention. 

Ted Stathopoulos, a professor in the Department of Building Civil & Environmental Engineering of Concordia University, explains how the smell of a hamburger made him aware of this new challenge;  that designing buildings without any thought to the other surrounding structures, can cause a lot of problems.

Now he and Bodhisatta Hajra are working on new design standards and guidelines, to update those set down by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers.  This is the international technical society that sets the rules for building ventilation.

Carmel Kilkenny spoke with Professor Stathopoulos about his work:
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