Marketplace, CBC – “Uneasy Money”
Canadians are taking on record levels of household debt, and money is top of mind for many trying to tighten their belts. But if you need cash, are companies being clear about what you’re signing up for? In Uneasy Money, MARKETPLACE investigates the business tactics of a popular loan company that offers easy loans to people who need money. Erica Johnson investigates how high interest rates and added charges can add up to a bad bottom line for borrowers. And, MARKETPLACE puts a major bank to the test about the biggest debt that many of us ever sign up for: a mortgage. Not all mortgages are created equal, but how upfront is the bank about what’s hiding in the fine print?
The Fifth Estate, CBC – “The War on Wheat”
It’s a multi-billion dollar battle for your belly. Millions of people are joining the anti-wheat revolution. Kellogg’s, the world’s largest cereal maker, has seen its biggest drop in sales since the 1970s. Food companies are selling off their struggling bread divisions. It’s all because best-selling health evangelists say that wheat is causing everything from fat bellies to schizophrenia. But do they have science on their side? Mark Kelley takes a hard look at what’s driving a movement that is dramatically changing the way we eat.