March 2014 Archives

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

Posted by Christina Harnett

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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

Posted by Christina Harnett

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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

Posted by Christina Harnett

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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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