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Are you “Plugged In”?

PLUGGED IN is an entertaining and educational news show about everything kidney. We want to keep you informed, inspired and in the know. The program is produced by our British Columbia and Yukon Branch but is available to view everywhere.

We cover topics such as:
  • Your kidney health: preventative information and tips on how to keep your kidneys healthy.
  • What you need to know about kidney disease: risk factors, symptoms, treatment options, etc.
  • Organ donation and transplantation: the importance of organ donation, miracle of transplantation, and the gap between supply and demand for organ transplant and much more! 
Our goal is to create a fun show with informal conversations about topics that are important to the kidney community and the public-at-large. One of the best ways for us to do this is through stories – powerful stories – from those living with kidney disease and the many heroes who help save their lives everyday.

How do I view PLUGGED IN?

Check out your Shaw TV, Shaw Direct, or Shaw Multicultural listings, or view all episodes on the Kidney PLUGGED IN YouTube channel

Be sure to let us know what you think!  Send us your feedback and the story ideas you’d like to see on the show.

 

Episode List

  • 2021
    Episode 136: It's time to "Warm the Sole" in the Okanagan! (Mandarin) 
    Episode 135: Learn how an initiative in the Okanagan is Warming the Soles of dialysis patients 
    Episode 134: Learn about the link between heart and kidney disease. More with Kidney Community Calls! 
    Episode 133: Check out some great tips to help you achieve your New Year's Resolutions 
    Episode 132:  2021 is here! Join us for a look back a highlights of our 2020 episodes! (Mandarin) 
    Episode 131: Happy New Year! Check out our 2020 year in review episode! 
  • 2020
    Episode 130: Introducing the new Kidney Community Calls initiative in this special holiday episode! 
    Episode 129: Season's Greetings! Welcome to a special holiday episode of Kidney PLUGGED IN! (Punjabi, Hindi and English)
    Episode 128: 2020 BC Kidney Days goes Virtual! Check out highlights this event!
    Episode 127: Learn about a dynamic new research project and one man's journey to kidney transplantation
    Episode 126: Nephrologist and researcher, Dr. Lan, discusses his new kidney research project (Mandarin)
    Episode 125: November is Diabetes Awareness Month. Learn about the link between diabetes & kidney disease 
    Episode 124: Dr. Nickerson, Kidney Foundation Research Council Co-chair, explains the granting process
    Episode 123: Dr. Caroline Lamarche discusses the results of her KRESCENT Research Project (French)
    Episode 122: Dr. Caroline Lamarche discusses the results of her KRESCENT Research Project
    Episode 121: From Kidney Kids Camp to Kidney March. The Kidney Foundation has it all (Mandarin) 
    Episode 120: A journey with kidney disease - The Chief Michael Recalma's story
    Episode 119: From Kidney Kids Camp to Kidney March. Learn about these Kidney Foundation programs.  
    Episode 118: Exercise will help keep your kidneys healthy. Plus, join Kidney March!
    Episode 117: 11th annual Kidney March starts now with the finale on Sept 11-13! Learn more!
    Episode 116: PLUGGED IN looks at kidney transplantation, COVID-19 tips, and Kidney March!
    Episode 115: The danger of high potassium levels in your diet and how to control it (Mandarin)
    Episode 114: Happy 153rd Birthday Canada from The Kidney Foundation of Canada!
    Episode 113: Find out more about National Indigenous Peoples Day
    Episode 112: More information on how prescription drugs are brought to market (Cantonese subtitles)
    Episode 111: More information on how prescription drugs are brought to market
    Episode 110: How prescription drugs are approved by Health Canada (Cantonese subtitles)
    Episode 109: How prescription drugs are approved by Health Canada

    Episode 108: Dealing with COVID-19: Household and health tips for kidney patients
    Episode 107: PLUGGED IN visits the Festival du Bois! (FRENCH)
    Episode 106: Celebrate National Volunteer Week and NOTDAW with us!
    Episode 105: From Kidney Gala to Green Shirt Day, it's about kidney disease and organ donation
    Episode 104: It's time for the Kidney Gala!

    Episode 103: March is Kidney Health Month - Find out ways you can keep your kidneys healthy!
    Episode 102: Celebrate with us as PLUGGED IN turns 100! (Mandarin)
    Episode 101: Celebrate with us as PLUGGED IN turns 100!
    Episode 100: A living kidney donor love story
    Episode 99: Kidney friendly tips to help you keep your New Year's resolutions!
    Episode 98: PLUGGED IN 2019 Year in Review!
    Episode 97: PLUGGED IN 2019 Year in Review (Mandarin)
  • 2019
    Episode 96: How prevalent is kidney disease diagnosis? Physicians from across Canada weigh in
    Episode 95: Important info on kidney disease - in French! (French)
    Episode 94: This Giving Tuesday, we focus on the hidden scars of kidney disease
    Episode 93: South Asian Community Initiative for Kidney Disease Awareness - Starry Night Benefit
    Episode 92: Living kidney donor shares her story of challenge and triumph
    Episode 91: Saving Lives event for kidney disease and organ donation awareness!
    Episode 90: Learn about the link between kidney disease and mental illness
    Episode 89: Dos and don’ts of kidney-friendly cooking at the Kidney Cuisine Cook-off
    Episode 88: Dos and don’ts of kidney-friendly cooking at the Kidney Cuisine Cook-off (Cantonese)
    Episode 87: Kidney Kids busy raising awareness about kidney disease and organ donation!
    Episode 86: Kidney March inspiration found in the swimming pool
    Episode 85: Need kidney disease info in Portuguese?
    Episode 84: Living Kidney Organ Donation? Let’s start the conversation!
    Episode 83: What does a PKD diagnosis mean for you and your family? (Mandarin)
    Episode 82: What does a PKD diagnosis mean for you and your family?
    Episode 81: 2019 Kidney Walk Highlights – Walking in support of those with kidney disease
    Episode 80:  Are you of Indigenous descent?  You may be at higher risk of kidney disease (Mandarin)
    Episode 79: Are you of Indigenous descent? You may be at higher risk of kidney disease
    Episode 78: Recycle your vehicle through Kidney Car program and help save lives.
    Episode 77: How Well Do They Know You're Kidney Mate???
    Episode 76: If you are South Asian descent you are at higher risk of kidney disease (Punjabi)
    Episode 75: Bring on the Green!
    Episode 74: It's National Tissue and Organ Donation Awareness Week (NOTDAW) English
    Episode 73: It's National Tissue and Organ Donation Awareness Week (NOTDAW) Mandarin
    Episode 72: It's National Volunteer Week!
    Episode 71: Could YOU lose 80% of something without noticing???
    Episode 70: Are You Kidney Smart?
    Episode 69: Warm Hearts and Warm Soles
    Episode 68: Celebrating the Chinese New Year
    Episode 67: Kung Hei Fat Choy!! (Mandarin)
    Episode 66: What's Up in 2019??
    Episode 65: Happy New Year!
    Episode 64: Happy New Year! (Mandarin)
  • 2018
    Episode 63: Celebrate the Holiday Season with the Kidney Kids
    Episode 62: 2018 BC Kidney Days is On!
    Episode 61: Over 2 million kilometers logged and counting
    Episode 60: Over 2 million kilometers logged and counting....(Mandarin)
    Episode 59: The Truth About TOO Much Potassium!
    Episode 58: The Truth About TOO Much Potassium! (Mandarin)
    Episode 57: Raising the Flag for Organ Donation
    Episode 56: Raising the Flag for Organ Donation! (Punjabi)
    Episode 55: Up Close and Personal at the Nanaimo Home Dialysis Clinic
    Episode 54: PKD - It's All In The Family!
    Episode 53: Kidney Kids Surprise Room Renovations!
    Episode 52: Vancouver 2018 Canadian Transplant Games
    Episode 51: Vancouver 2018 Canadian Transplant Games (Mandarin)
    Episode 50:  Hot & Healthy
    Episode 49:  Kidney Cuisine Cook Off
    Episode 48:  The 2018 Kidney Gala (Part 2 - Mandarin)
    Episode 47:  Fore!
    Episode 46:  Action!!! It's the 2018 Kidney Gala
    Episode 45:  We Are the Champions
    Episode 44:  Ready...Set...Race-Walk!
    Episode 43:  Curious about PKD?
    Episode 42:  How Well Do You Know Your Kidney Mate?
    Episode 41:  #Light BC Green! Have You Signed Up?
    Episode 40:  #Light BC Green! Have You Signed Up? (Mandarin)
    Episode 39:  The Challenge is On! Have you signed up?
    Episode 38:  The Truth About Women and Kidney Health
    Episode 37:  Are You Kidney Smart?
    Episode 36:  Celebrating the Chinese New Year!
    Episode 35:  Kung Hei Fat Choy! (Cantonese)
    Episode 34:  Touching Hearts this Valentines Day
    Episode 33: Still room on your New Year's Resolution List?
    Episode 32:  Happy New Year!
  • 2017
    Episode 31: Holiday Special Show
    Episode 30: Easy Riders!
    Episode 29: Are You ORGANized??
    Episode 28: Jun Hua Chinese Opera Benefit Performance - Part 2
    Episode 27: Jun Hua Chinese Opera Benefit Performance - Part 1
    Episode 26: These Shoes are Made for Walkin'!
    Episode 25: Every Kilometer Counts!
    Episode 24: Get the Scoop....on Organ Donation!
    Episode 23: Ready...Set...Walk!
    Episode 22: Lace It Up!!
    Episode 21: Walk, Bike or Boogie with The Kidney Foundation!
    Episode 20: Poolside... with PLUGGED IN!
    Episode 19: You're Our Everything ... Thank you to our Volunteers!
    Episode 18: He Shoots! He Scores!
    Episode 17: Spring er..... Summer Cleaning for your Kidneys!
    Episode 16: Recycle.....Yourself?
    Episode 15: Mother’s Day on PLUGGED IN!
    Episode 14: Vancouver Vaisakhi Festival 2017!
    Episode 13: Our Volunteers ROCK!
    Episode 12: Score One for Organ Donation!
    Episode 11: Inspirtation, Triumph, Hope! It's the 2017 Kidney Gala!
    Episode 10: It's Kidney Health Month!
    Episode 9:  Love is in the air and the March Drive gears up on the ground!
    Episode 8: February is Heart and Stroke Month.
    Episode 7: Kung Hei Fat Choy!
    Episode 6: Ring in 2017 with PLUGGED IN!
  • 2016
    Episode 5: Kidney Kids flip over the holidays!
    Episode 4: Is there a Doctor in the house?
    Episode 3: November is Diabetes Month.
    Episode 2: Ghosts Goblins??? It’s Hallowe’en!
    Episode 1: Lights! Camera! Action! We're the New Kid in Town