Maritime Magazine with Pauline Dakin

No Fat Jokes Here

Posted by Christina Harnett

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Eat less, move more.
If it was actually that easy to lose weight everyone would do it.
Instead we have a multi-billion dollar diet industry, an obesity crisis - and a health care system with few tools to help people who need to change their lifestyle.
Pauline Dakin spoke with Dr Arya Sharma, one of the country's leading obesity researchers.
He's trying to dispel some of the myths about weight gain, and he's using comedy to get his message across.

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The "Business" of Universities

Posted by Christina Harnett

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Are students "customers" at the universities they attend? Should they be?
How should schools be funded...and how much of that money should come from private business?
Those are just some of the questions tackled in part two of our series about the future of universities in Atlantic Canada.
We were invited to record a symposium sponsored by the Royal Society of Canada.

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University of the Future

Posted by Christina Harnett

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There are sixteen universities in Atlantic Canada, with more than 75,000 students, and millions of dollars in public money.
That makes them big business in this region.
But what should be the "business" of the University in the 21st century?
That was the question posed to six important thinkers as at recent symposium held by the Royal Society of Canada.
This week we bring you part one of that discussion.

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Poet Laureate of Youth Now

Posted by Christina Harnett

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This week on Atlantic Voice, we meet Aidan Cromwell, in prison for second degree murder.
Once a week he calls a radio station to read his poetry on the air...and because of him, some other prisoners are now doing the same.
The fact is that Aidan killed a man, devastating his victim's family, and his own.
Still some people, including his father Dave, see a spark of hope in Aidan's writing.
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Sable Island Diary

Posted by Christina Harnett

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Sable Island is one of those places many people dream of visiting, though few ever will.
A 42 kilometre strip of sand in the Atlantic, it's the most remote part of Nova Scotia.
There is only one full-time resident, along with a changing cast of researchers and other workers. It's home to dozens of grey seals, hundreds of shipwrecks...and an iconic population of wild horses.
It's also Canada's newest national park reserve. And earlier this month CBC Halifax broadcast the first ever live radio program from there.
This week we hear the CBC's Eileen McInnis' audio diary from that trip.

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Sable Island: A Living Treasure

Symphony of Ghosts

Posted by Christina Harnett

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We all know the feeling...you get to the end of a good book, and wish it could keep on going.
Dan MacCormack figured out one way to make that happen.
The young singer-songwriter - and father of two - spent six years making an album based entirely on the novels of his favourite writer.
And not just any writer...David Adams Richards, one of the country's most celebrated literary figures.

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Annie Clair

Posted by Christina Harnett

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This week on Atlantic Voice, we launch our new season with a story from activist, journalist, mother and grandmother Annie Clair.
During the summer an increasing number of people have called on the federal government to hold a public inquiry into the numbers of missing and murdered aboriginal women in this country
It was one of the items on the agenda at the Premier's conference in Charlottetown - and most recently it looks as though the government will participate in a round-table on the issue
Annie Clair is waiting for something to happen
Originally from Elsipogtog, New Brunswick, Annie talked to three native families dealing with the loss of a loved one. And she talks about her own experience as an aboriginal woman.

Blood Ties

Posted by Christina Harnett

In 2011, the Federal government created the Qalipu Mi'kmaq First Nation, a brand new, landless band.
Members would be recognized as status Indians and be entitled to benefits.
More than one hundred thousand people applied, shocking government officials.
Now, thousands of people who say they can prove they are of Mi'kmaq ancestry, are having their applications rejected.
Hector Pearce is one of them, and he's leading the group's bid for recognition.
Leigh Anne Power brings us the story...

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D-Day Anniversary

Posted by Christina Harnett

This week on Atlantic Voice, memories from the Invasion of Normandy.
Amid all the official ceremonies and events this week to mark the seventieth anniversary of D-day, we'll hear stories from men who were there, members of the North Nova Scotia Highlanders, many of whom were just teenagers in 1944.
Former CBC reporter Rob North recorded their stories more than ten years ago. This week we are re-playing his documentary from 2003.


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Hidden Horrors

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This week the CBC's Angela MacIvor brings us a project in conjunction with CBC Investigates.
It's about two nurses from Truro, Nova Scotia who began counselling victims of what they call "non-state torture" about twenty years ago.
Now they want the Criminal Code changed to recognize what they say those victims are facing.