Feb 22, 2013 | 12:17Quebec AM Canadian producer Ariel Nasr is suiting up for Oscar Audio
Quebec AM Canadian producer Ariel Nasr is suiting up for Oscar Feb 22, 2013 | 12:17Montreal producer Ariel Nasr's movie Buzkashi Boys is up for best live-action short film at the Oscars.
Filmed in Kabul, the movie follows the lives of two best friends who struggle to achieve their dreams in a war-torn country. The two boys dream to be part of Afghanistan's National sport of Buzkashi, a brutal game of horse polo played with a dead goat.
The movie Buzkashi Boys goes beyond headlines of war in Afghanistan and dresses a human portrait of the essence of childhood. Ariel Nasr is currently in Los Angeles where he is getting ready for Hollywood's biggest event along with the two stars of his movie who came in from Afghanistan for the ceremony. We reached him by phone yesterday morning.
Feb 21, 2013 | 11:57Quebec AM FEUQ President Martine Desjardins' hopes for summit on higher education Audio
Quebec AM FEUQ President Martine Desjardins' hopes for summit on higher education Feb 21, 2013 | 11:57Next week, a year's worth of carrés rouges, pot-banging, and street demos comes together in the Quebec government's summit on higher education. A lot's at stake, for the student federations in particular, because they're the ones who took the battle over tuition fees to the streets. We're hoping to bring our listeners up to speed on what's up for debate. We spoke with Martine Desjardins, the president of the university students' federation (FEUQ).
Feb 19, 2013 | 7:42Quebec AM Concerns over centralization of Carnaval events Audio
Quebec AM Concerns over centralization of Carnaval events Feb 19, 2013 | 7:42Now that the 59th edition of Quebec City's famous Winter Carnaval has wrapped up, people are airing their grievances about what they'd like to see done differently. Concerns over the centralization of the popular winter festival on the Plains of Abraham are high on the list. CBC's Julia Caron brings us a look at how things used to be done in the St-Sauveur neighbourhood.
Feb 19, 2013 | 9:42Quebec AM Fundraising campaign to keep Gemini Pizzeria's alive Audio
Quebec AM Fundraising campaign to keep Gemini Pizzeria's alive Feb 19, 2013 | 9:42A pizzeria in downtown Quebec announced it was closing its doors... but fans of the pizzeria's signature pizzas were having none of it! Olivier Ouellet is the owner of the Gemini Pizzerias in Quebec City. He recently closed his two restaurants after inspectors told him he had to upgrade the ventilation system in one of his locations - an improvement he can't afford. We spoke to him about the surprise fundraising campaign which may come to the rescue. Julie Tremblay-Potvin is a fan of Gemini Pizzeria and one of the organizers.
Feb 18, 2013 | 12:07Quebec AM Wind in the sails of the wind energy business in the Gaspé Audio
Quebec AM Wind in the sails of the wind energy business in the Gaspé Feb 18, 2013 | 12:07There are many reasons why the economy along the Baie des Chaleurs is showing signs of improvement. The wind energy business is one in particular that has showcased the versatility of local entrepreneurs, and lead to growth in the region. CBC's Glenn Wanamaker took a tour of the new wind farm near New Richmond, and hear how one local industry has re-made itself.
Feb 18, 2013 | 9:37Quebec AM New Carlisle curlers throw rocks for a good cause Audio
Quebec AM New Carlisle curlers throw rocks for a good cause Feb 18, 2013 | 9:37One of the well know treasures of New Carlisle is the curling rink. It's a real ice rink, with no artificial refrigeration. For one winter weekend for the past ten years, dozens and dozens of people from the community and beyond crowd into the rink for the Linda Lemore-Brown Cancer Foundation bonspiel. Cathy Brown is one of the founders. Susan spoke with Cathy and Maria Chatterton about the big weekend.