Do you think love can be arranged? Natasha Fatah was asking herself that question when she went to her cousin’s wedding in Karachi, Pakistan. Natasha grew up in Canada and she’s extremely sceptical about her cousin’s prospects for a healthy, loving marriage and that’s because he doesn’t even know his bride-to-be. As Natasha watches the event unfold, she begins to wonder whether the arranged marriage system is actually better than falling in love first. Here’s her story.
A mentor and a student report from the 2009 Robotic Championships in Atlanta where they are competing. Also, A woman from Sydney, Cape Breton has an idea that she thinks could be a huge boost to the island’s tourism industry and she’s pitching it on Dragon’s Den.
The Antikythera Mechanism was discovered a hundred years ago in the wreckage of a 2000-year-old ship. For much of the last century, researchers, like Dr. Daryn Lehoux in the Classics Department at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, have been trying to figure out what this complex mechanical device can do. Dr. Lehoux spoke with host Bob MacDonald on Quirks and Quarks.
Reporter Barbara Roberts was at the Boyce Farmers’ Market in Fredericton, New Brunswick last Thursday, reporting from the local events marking the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. Here’s Barb in conversation with Jessie Sagawa of the New Brunswick African Association. Jessie talks about some of the problems she encountered when she came to Canada from Malawi. Some of the language you’ll hear is explicit.