April 2013 Archives

In His Head

Posted by Christina Harnett

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We all get headaches from time to time, but for most of us it's an issue that goes away with a couple of aspirin and a good sleep.

Richard Levangie has had headaches, migraines actually, almost daily since 1993.

Christina Harnett brings us Richard's story of loss - and gain - over the last twenty years.


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Talking to Rita

Posted by Christina Harnett

People have been paying tribute to the late Rita MacNeil, a true icon in the Canadian music industry, and as many have noted, her life was anything but easy.

In her early years she struggled as a single mother, facing poverty, abuse and at times, addiction issues.

However something about the way she handled all her challenges inspired others, and endeared her to millions of music fans.

The CBC's Steve Sutherland spoke with Rita MacNeil in 2009, about her role as a leader in her community.

Steve joined Harry to talk about that meeting.


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Pros and Cons of a West-East Pipeline

Posted by Christina Harnett

It's Open Season for people who might have an interest in shipping Alberta bitumen from East Coast ports.
For the next few months, TransCanada Corp is looking for solid expressions of interest surrounding its plan to have a West -East pipeline, from Alberta, perhaps all the way to New Brunswick.
The Irvings support the idea, as does the New Brunswick government.
This week Harry Forestell talks to three guests about the potential advantages - and pitfalls - of the proposal.

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Transgender Students on Prince Edward Island

Posted by Christina Harnett

Jay Jonah and Trevor Williams have a lot in common.
They both go to school at the University of Prince Edward Island.
They were both born female, but now identify as male.
And, because of that, they both face challenges many of us would never think about...such as which public bathroom to use.
This week on Maritime Magazine, the CBC's Julia Cook talks to Jay and Trevor about the struggle to re-define themselves, in a society that only sees people as male or female.

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Two Flocks (One Shepherd)

Posted by Christina Harnett

The Revered Kevin Little is minister at St Luke's United Church in Upper Tantallon, Nova Scotia, in the suburbs of Halifax.
He also looks after Brunswick Street United, a tiny congregation in the heart of Halifax's innner city.
It's a leap, but as freelancer Philip Moscovitch found out, these two flocks both reflect the way Rev. Little sees the world.

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