May 4, 2014 | 52:59In the Field Mental Health Audio
In the Field Mental Health May 4, 2014 | 52:59This is Mental Health Week here in Canada. On today’s show, we have three documentaries: all of them which explore different aspects of a subject which is all too often taboo.
Jan 4, 2015 | 53:58In the Field Working the streets Audio
In the Field Working the streets Jan 4, 2015 | 53:58A day, and night, in the lives of two veteran Halifax pan-handlers. Pioneering women taxi drivers in the streets of Delhi. PLUS "Spare change" - do you give yours to people on the street?
May 11, 2014 | 52:59In the Field Music Audio
In the Field Music May 11, 2014 | 52:59On this episode, stories of music. You'll meet Tom Schilling, Broadway vocal coach now living in Hamilton; a group of German refugees who tell their story through music; and the musical passion of Montreal singer Betty Bonifassi.
Jun 22, 2014 | 52:59In the Field The Big C Audio
In the Field The Big C Jun 22, 2014 | 52:59Two inspiring stories about fighting cancer: the amazing Dr. C in St. John's and two big-hearted strangers who stepped into the life of a mother suffering from cancer.
Dr. Joshi was on top of the world in the fall of 2013.
Jul 10, 2012 | 27:28In the Field Tooker Gomberg Audio
In the Field Tooker Gomberg Jul 10, 2012 | 27:28In part two of this episode. Tooker Gomberg was an Edmonton bicycle crusader, environmentalist, would-be-mayor of Toronto, sunflower lover and activist extraordinaire.With Angela Bischoff, his partner of 17 years, Tooker went about trying to change the world until he flamed out and tumbled into a deep depression.Not long ago, family friends, family and fellow rabble rousers gathered to mark the 8th anniversary of his death.
Jan 1, 2013 | 54:00In the Field Our Raylene Rankin tribute (Season's best) Audio
In the Field Our Raylene Rankin tribute (Season's best) Jan 1, 2013 | 54:00Today's special encore holiday episode features a documentary on the late Raylene Rankin. Before her untimely death in the autumn of 2012 Rankin secured her place in the Canadian pop music pantheon with her gorgeous performances of hits like All The Diamonds and Rise Again. In interviews recorded just months before her death, Rankin talks frankly about her career, her family and her hopes and fears for the future.
Jun 16, 2013 | 54:00In the Field June 16, 2013 Audio
In the Field June 16, 2013 Jun 16, 2013 | 54:00We are calling this show Tsuk Ekanum...which is Chinook for "water stories". UBC journalism students report on the importance of water in aboriginal communities. Guest host Duncan McCue
Jun 19, 2012 | 24:58In the Field Keeping native languages alive in the city Audio
In the Field Keeping native languages alive in the city Jun 19, 2012 | 24:58In part one of this episode. It's no secret that many First Nation bands are struggling to keep the languages alive on the reserves across Canada. But what about in the city? Many aboriginal people choose to live off reserve in cities like Calgary. Desirae Desnomie (Deh-NO-mee) is trying to preserve her Cree language and culture in an urban setting.
Jul 31, 2012 | 27:29In the Field Workplace Bully (May 2012 Encore) Audio
In the Field Workplace Bully (May 2012 Encore) Jul 31, 2012 | 27:29Later on In the Field.We know there are bullies on the school ground, and we know who they're picking on. It's the small kids, the new kids, the ones who don't speak English so well. The ones who don't have support from their peers. In the workplace, we know there are bullies too, that's no surprise to anyone. But you might be surprised to hear how often it happens. And it might be a big surprise to hear who's getting bullied.
Aug 14, 2012 | 27:28In the Field Fighting Student Apathy (August 2012 Encore) Audio
In the Field Fighting Student Apathy (August 2012 Encore) Aug 14, 2012 | 27:28In part two of this episode. In Moncton, a couple of teachers were at wits end. When they looked around their classroom they saw groggy teenagers spending their free time typing the most mundane details of their lives into a laptop, or a smart-phone. Updating their friends about how long it took to brush their hair this morning, or what they had for supper. Those two teachers decided they were going to fight back against student apathy.
Sep 11, 2012 | 24:58In the Field Healing Power of Music Audio
In the Field Healing Power of Music Sep 11, 2012 | 24:58David has the story of how a Calgary Alzheimer patient is being helped by taking up the accordion again. A dynamic program called "Blueprint for Life" is helping Inuit youth at risk through hip hop.