Dr. C column brings home gold radio award

The Dr. C column featured on CBC Radio One took home a gold award at an international radio festival Monday night in New York City.
Dr. Nikhil Joshi celebrates the end of his cancer treatment earlier this year with a trip to a restaurant. (Photo courtesy Nikhil Joshi)

The Dr. C column featured on CBC Radio One took home a gold award at an international radio festival Monday night in New York City.

It was one of two productions out of CBC Newfoundland and Labrador to take home awards at the 2014 New York Festival's International Radio Program Awards.

CBC's Heather Barrett produced the radio feature, following 27-year-old Dr. Nikhil Joshi through his treatment of stage 2A Hodgkin's lymphoma.

Joshi shared the story of his cancer diagnosis and treatment affected his life and work as a young doctor. It aired over successive weeks on radio, with the segment carried on local stations across the country. 

Joshi also wrote a companion online version of the feature, which ran between November and January. 

The radio piece won the top award for a Canadian health/medical piece.

Meanwhile, a CBC Radio feature about Henri Beaudout's 1956 Atlantic Kon Tiki adventure took home a silver award in the profiles/community portraits category.

The feature, produced by CBC's Marie Wadden, looked at the story of Beaudout's 88-day transatlantic raft crossing from Halifax to Falmouth, England.

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