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Growing Old Ungracefully - Zelda

Benita Hart 33.JPG Raging against the ravages of old age... In this edition of Growing Old Ungracefully, our senior's columnist Benita Hart introduces us to Zelda, one senior who isn't afraid to speak her mind. Listen audio (runs 5:13)

Nipissing University art installation based on Iroquois legends

Sky Woman exhibit.jpg The Muskoka campus of Nipissing University is mounting an art exhibit that tells the stories of the Iroquois. We placed a call to Janet Stahle-Fraser at the Bracebridge satellite campus to find more about the art installation. Listen audio (runs 5:24)

Photo: Teacher Janet Stahle-Fraser and students Kirby Redick, Megan Osterndorff Lyn Russell and Nicholas Botticella are working on the poles representing the four directions for the Legend of Falling Woman exhibit. (Mary Beth Hartill/Facebook)

Business with Brian Vendramin - crowdfunding

Brian Vendramin 41.JPG Crowdfunding has become quite popular as a method to raise funds for all kinds of endeavours. Our business columnist Brian Vendramin tells us what crowdfunding is and how best to use it. Listen audio (runs 7:44)

The political life of Marianne Matichuk

Matichuk 09.jpg Marianne Matichuk took a shot at becoming the federal Liberal candidate for Sudbury. She was beaten Paul Lefebvre. We have sound from the nominations. We also have a retrospective look at the political career of Marianne Matichuk prepared by Erik White. Listen audio (runs 8:22)

New postpartum strategy

One in five women experience postpartum mood disorder. A new strategy created in the north will help bring more awareness about the illness. Kaarina Ranta of the Northern Initiative for Social Action spoke about it with the CBC's Martha Dillman. Listen audio (runs 4:04)

More cutbacks likely at Health Sciences North

health sciences north 2.jpg Financial headaches are expected to continue at Sudbury's hospital. The CEO of Health Sciences North, Joe Pilon explained some of the decisions being made in a conversation with Markus Schwabe. This is the second part of that conversation. Listen audio (runs 7:27)

Construction delays at L. U. School of Architecture

laurentian-school-of-architecture-phase-2-build.jpg Construction at Laurentian University's School of Architecture is behind schedule. Founding Director Terrance Galvin spoke with the CBC's Kate Rutherford about the delays and contingency plans to accommodate students. Listen audio (runs 5:31)

Photo by Kate Rutherford/CBC

Wasse Abin High School robotics team

Wasse Abin Robotics Team.jpg The robotics team at Wasse Abin high School in Wikwemikong is competing in North Bay at the FIRST Robotics Competition. The CBC's Kate Rutherford paid the team a visit while they were hard at work putting together their first robot. Listen audio (runs 4:28)

Photo: The Wasse Abin Robotics Team... Shaelynn Recollet, Hannah Peltier, Annie Wemigwans, Reynold Assiniwe, Eileen Letander-Trudeau, Coach Chris Mara, Tim Pitawanakwat was absent for the photo (Supplied by Chis Mara)

"Red" hits the stage at the Sudbury Theatre Centre

Caleb Marshall 05.JPG We pull the curtain back on the latest production to hit the stage at the Sudbury Theatre Centre. Artistic director Caleb Marshall joined us in studio to talk about the play "Red" described as visceral study of art. Listen audio (runs 5:52)

How the public can decide on spending of so-called slush funds in Sudbury

It's a process called participatory budgeting. It has taxpayers voting on certain budgetary issues. Some taxpayers would like to see this system implemented in Sudbury, in particular when it comes to spending decisions regarding the so-called slush funds. The CBC's Erik White joined us in studio to tell us more. Listen audio (runs 8:23)