Maritime Magazine with Pauline Dakin

Changing Trains

Posted by Christina Harnett

Motherhood can be a maze of complex emotions, from euphoric highs to crushing lows.
It's been called the best job in the world...and the toughest.
Sometimes it's both, at the same time.
The CBC's Sarah Keaveny Vos brings us the story of a mother from Charlottetown who was forced to face her deepest fear, and ended up learning the greatest lessons of her life.

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* Catherine will be starting her new blog this week. We'll post a link when it's ready.

Bàocháng (Quid pro quo) Chinese Students in Halifax

Posted by Christina Harnett

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This week the CBC's Margot Brunelle brings us a story about why universities in the region are courting foreign students, and what those students bring to the cities in which they live.
Halifax has six universities, and the largest population of Chinese-born students in Atlantic Canada.
As you can imagine, that's something to which local businesses are paying close attention.


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A House Built To Last

Posted by Christina Harnett

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This week Pauline visits Larry and Sally Messenger at their fully accessible home in Mineville, Nova Scotia.

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Accents

Posted by Christina Harnett

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Why is it some people never lose their accents, no matter how far from home they live?
Rex Murphy comes to mind, or Mark Critch.
Meanwhile others pick up accents wherever they go.
They may live in Canada all their lives, but suddenly a trip to London has them speaking like Prince William.
On Atlantic Voice we're looking for the answers to those questions and more.
The topic is accents, and how they shape our identities when we are away from home.
Our guests are writer Lynn Coady, actor Cathy Jones and Dr Michael Kiefte from Dalhousie's Accent Modification Clinic


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Chief Gregory Rich

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A tragedy born of addiction and neglect devastated the former community of Davis Inlet twenty-two years ago.

It was also a turning point in Gregory Rich's life. All five of his children died that night while he and his wife were at a Valentine's Dance.

Shortly after his election last fall, Chief Rich talked to the CBC's Kate Adach about how he managed to keep going afterwards.

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Home and Alone

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Traditionally in Atlantic Canada, when someone needs help, family and friends rally around.
But with an aging population, a more transient population - and an increasing number of immigrants without established supports, that may not always be possible.
This week on Atlantic Voice,the story of two people in New Brunswick who need 24 hour care and the lengths they and their families are going to find it.

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Re-Wiring Our Kids Part 2

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This week Pauline brings us more startling research about the way technology is affecting our brains.
All those hours spent looking at smartphones and other devices doesn't just have an
impact on attention spans.
It may actually be causing physiological changes, especially among young people.
She also looks at how the rise of the Internet - and the prevalence of reality tv - have affected the way young people perceive fame.

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Re-Wiring Our Kids

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American data shows teenagers consume an average of almost 11 hours of digital media every day.
A Canadian survey from 2012 shows teens use their smart phones... not ipads or laptops or tvs, just their phones...an average of five hours a day on school days.
So what affect is all that technology having on brains that are still developing?
This week on Atlantic Voice, Pauline Dakin speaks to some of North America's leading thinkers on the issue.

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Moncton High

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Over the next couple of weeks Atlantic Voice is launching a series about the long term effects technology is having on our kids.
Host Pauline Dakin travelled across North America to speak with leading researchers on the subject.
And some of what she found was, frankly, disturbing.
But one of the things that first got her interested in the topic was the story of two teachers at Moncton High.
And how, dismayed at what they were seeing in school, they tried to get their students re-engaged in the community.

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Keeping Seniors At Home

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Dr Don Shiner and his team spent seven years - and more than a million dollars - talking to seniors here and around the world.
They looked at why so many people want to stay in their homes as long as possible...and why so few are able to do it properly.
They compiled all their research, came up with some basic conclusions, and straightforward recommendations.
And then.....nothing happened.
This week we check in with Dr Shiner about the kinds of things he thinks we should be doing to help seniors.

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