Apr 26, 2015 | 53:58In the Field Soldiers' stories Audio
In the Field Soldiers' stories Apr 26, 2015 | 53:58How has the Canadian military handled, or mishandled, the case of a young soldier who committed suicide? PLUS "Voices of war dreams of peace"; the impact of WW1 on a Toronto church.
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.
Feb 8, 2015 | 53:59In the Field Romance life Audio
In the Field Romance life Feb 8, 2015 | 53:59The idiosyncratic passions that drive people's lives. A Jamaican chef shares his knowledge, a 78-year-old tap dancer reflects on her feet. Plus: a love letter to the theremin, and the German obsession with audio books.
Mar 23, 2014 | 52:59In the Field Afghanistan then and now Audio
In the Field Afghanistan then and now Mar 23, 2014 | 52:59It ended with no marching bands, just a simple ceremony. Was it "twelve years of bravery" or "a quiet end to a long war that solved nothing". Using interviews, news and documentary reports from 2001 to the present day we look back at Canada's gruelling an
Apr 19, 2015 | 53:58In the Field Back to Buhari Audio
In the Field Back to Buhari Apr 19, 2015 | 53:58Can Nigeria’s new president “escape the old battles”? A 1985 documentary takes us to Nigeria when Buhari was last in power; journalists and historians, school children and teachers, taxi drivers, nurses, nuns and newly weds.
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.
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?
Mar 8, 2015 | 53:58In the Field Odd couples Audio
In the Field Odd couples Mar 8, 2015 | 53:58Stories of unexpected pairings and relationships that cross generations, cultures, and even oceans. Professional musicians and a children's choir, young soccer players and old retirees, and more.
Mar 15, 2015 | 53:58In the Field Broke and broken Audio
In the Field Broke and broken Mar 15, 2015 | 53:58The science behind "Broken Heart Syndrome," and the bittersweet stories of two elderly couples facing death. And mill town Iroquois Falls ponders the future when their mill is forced to shut down.
Jul 31, 2012 | 24:58In the Field Burn Recovery (May 2012 Encore) Audio
In the Field Burn Recovery (May 2012 Encore) Jul 31, 2012 | 24:58In part one of this episode. Newfoundlander Pat Stamp was working as a welder on a tanker ship when there was an explosion.He was injured. Badly injured. He had basically lost his face.This healthy, handsome man with a bright future had burns to 40% of his body.Help came from an unlikely source: A former CIA operative, in Virginia. We meet the doctor who is restoring his looks and brightening his outlook on the future:
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 7, 2012 | 27:28In the Field Human Egg Donations (May 2012 Encore) Audio
In the Field Human Egg Donations (May 2012 Encore) Aug 7, 2012 | 27:28In part two of this episode. In Canada it is illegal to pay for human eggs. That law has been in effect for almost a decade. But it's widely known in the business that there is a black market in this country but no charges have ever been laid.The fertility business remains the wild west of medicine. It also is fraught with danger for the women who donate their eggs.
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.