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Past Episodes: October 2010 Archives

Trick or treat?

PART 1  In her native Jamaica, Olive Trujillo remembers the spirits of the dead being too close for comfort.  Elvira Truglia and her husband light candles and make a special meal to draw in their dead relatives.  Quade Hermann visits a medium to see if she can make peace with her mother.  Heather Gardham wonders if it was a visitation or just a bird that came rushing in on the breeze? 

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PART 2  Julia Browne finds inspiration in the "black ghosts of Paris". "Trick or WHAT?"  Susan Mullard's first Halloween in Canada was confusing and hilarious.  Pamela Brown finds spiritual comfort among a ruined church and the red rock canyons of New Mexico.

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Conversations about cancer

PART 1. Seana O'Neill talks to Jackie who's just out of cancer surgery to offer her a much needed holiday. Rosanne Cohen tells her young daughter why she feels guilty for hating the colour pink.  Leah Rumack's mother died of cancer on Leah's first birthday. She seeks out her mother's best friend hoping for answers to long held questions.

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PART 2. Advances in medical science have opened up new questions, discussions and conversations around cancer.  It's now possible to test for a genetic predisposition to breast cancer.  Women in Sarah Bridge's family have a high incidence of breast cancer and have to decide whether to take the test and if it's positive whether to have their breasts removed before cancer can develop.

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A passion to perform

PART 1. Samantha Hodder's passion is to be a one man band. Corinne Lea's passion is to bare more than her soul!. Tim Ma's passion to be a world class ballroom dancer almost came true. Shula Robin performs her poems of life and love with energy and passion that belies her age.

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PART 2. Rosella Fraser's passion is in the blood; gospel and country music she learned growing up in a family of fifteen.  Elia Kirby's passion is for theatre and to pass that passion on to his children. Can the passion to perform be doused by old age or by falling on hard times? The retired performers at Vancouver's Performing Arts Lodge are still 'treading
the boards'!

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