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Episode date 13 February 2013
Interviews and reports
Can we save the polar bears?
(A.E. Derocher, University of Alberta)
In Canadian parks the public is warned to not feed the bears. But scientists say things will get so bad for polar bears, officials may have to consider providing food to get them through the coming hard times.

“Based on the best information we have right now, polar bear populations are going to be challenged by climate change quite severely,” said Andrew Derocher, professor of biological sciences at the University of Alberta.

“We know that we are going to lose about two-thirds of the world’s polar bear populations from the best science we have and the best projections in time. And on the way of getting there it’s going to be very bumpy for the bears and people who live in polar bear habitat.”

Prof. Derocher is one of 12 world experts who prepared this new study looking at ways to best manage the coming changes. RCI’s Lynn Desjardins spoke with him.
Insider trading, yes it happens
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Maybe you have some money to invest, and you’ve heard that a particular company has just won a major contract, or made a big discovery. So you think its stock value will go up and you can make lots of money.  

Well, you’ll be far from the first person to call your broker to buy stock. The inverse could be true as well. If something bad is happening to a company you hold stock in, by the time you’re aware of it, the stock value has almost certainly begun to drop as people who knew about it days before buy or sell the stock.

How does that happen? Its insider trading.

Three Canadian finance professors at Wilfrid Laurier University have just been announced as the winners of the Toronto CFA Society and Hillsdale Canadian Investment Research Award for their study called “Do Brokers of Insiders Tip Other Clients?”
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Jill Barber en francais
photo courtesy of jillbarber.com
Her singing career began in folk music and then she crossed over into jazz. Now Jill Barber has evolved into French, with the release of her latest album, Chansons. She says it was an appearance at the Montreal International Jazz Festival that was the catalyst. [...]
Coming up, Canada's national flag day
(Sean Kilpatrick/Canadian Press)
Canada’s national Flag Day is coming up on February 15. It will be the 48th national flag day. It was a chilly day at the Parliament buildings in the national capital, Ottawa, when the final version of Canada’s new flag was raised for the very first time in 1965. [...]
A new national park in the Atlantic
(Arcadia)
Its called Sable Island, but really it’s a long thin sand dune rising from the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. [...]
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