3:00 p.m. It's the last show you will ever hear as the world comes to an end tomorrow! However, Dan Riskin says not so fast. The co-host of Discovery's Daily Planet breaks down the ancient Mayan myth. Dan joins David to explain how Christmas and New Years will (most likely) go ahead as scheduled.
3:00 p.m. As the gun law debate brews in the United States after the Connecticut school massacre, it is more apparent how different the laws are in Canada. Kevin Kopp, owner of Saskatoon-based North Pro Sports, explains the differences between the two countries.
3:00 p.m. From heated talks on gun control, to an airline crisis, and cooking with an easy bake oven, John has today's biggest stories of the day.
3:30 p.m. With the shopping craziness upon us, searching for the perfect gift may seem like a challenging task. However, it's not the amount of money you spend that's important. U of S consumer behaviour expert Marjorie Delbaere believes the type of gift should depend on the relationship between the recipient and the giver. Marjorie helps John with some gift giving ideas.
3:00 p.m. The aftermath of the Newtown school shooting has left 27 people dead, 18 of whom were children, and thousands in the small Connecticut community mourning as funerals are set to begin today. John gives you the story so far.
3:30 p.m. The Hobbit surpassed all three previous Lord of the Rings films in its opening weekend with a $223-million (US) performance world-wide. Movie geek Craig Silliphant reviews the much anticipated movie.
3:00 p.m. The rebel fighters are making ground in Syria as reports indicate President Bashar Assad is losing control of the embattled country. Christian Leuprecht, assistant professor of political science with Queen's University and the Royal Military College of Canada, explains what may happen next.
3:00 p.m. A Toronto IKEA turned into a jungle when a monkey broke free from a parked car and wandered into the store. Toronto Animal Services have since taken Darwin the monkey to a sanctuary. But, Darwin's owner is pleading to have him back because they have bonded and are attched to one another. Naturalist Brian Keating, who owns and operates GoingWild.org, explains the habits of primates.
3:00 p.m. Have you had it with your wireless phone carrier? Many Canadians have. Hundreds told the CRTC it should ban the three-year cell phone contract. Dr. David Gerhard, associate professor of computer science with the University of Regina, takes a look at how Canadian phone contracts work.
3:00 p.m. The federal government has given the green light for Chinese state-owned CNOOC to purchase Canadian-based Nexen. However, the Harper Tories' decision to allow the takeover is neither a new era of protectionism, nor is it open-market free trading, according to Globe and Mail chief political writer John Ibbitson. John shares his thoughts with Richard.
3:00 p.m. A tumultuous week for NHL labour talks -- going from optimism to a train wreck in a matter of minutes. After what appeared to be a nearly complete deal, management and union turned away from the table and now all communication is off. Columnist Adam Proteau with The Hockey News explains what went wrong.