Jan 11, 2013 | 4:43News Human Library Project: Len Frappier, Sudbury Audio
News Human Library Project: Len Frappier, Sudbury Jan 11, 2013 | 4:43Len Frappier struggled with an addiction to speed, before coming down from his final high to pursue a diploma at Cambrian College to become a Native child and family worker. Len is now the co-ordinator of The Point Needle Exchange in Sudbury’s downtown and is currently advocating for the city to get its own supervised injection site.
Jan 11, 2013 | 6:16News Human Library Project: Dr. Michael Persinger, Sudbury Audio
News Human Library Project: Dr. Michael Persinger, Sudbury Jan 11, 2013 | 6:16Dr. Michael Persinger has been a neuroscience professor at Laurentian University since 1971. His interests aren’t strictly science related – he’s also fascinated by the way neuroscience and the brain are influenced by social sciences, religion, arts, and humanities. Dr. Persinger received international media attention for one of his research projects, touted by many as “the God Helmet,” in which a person’s temporal lobes are stimulated to replicate the feeling of having another presence in the room. Dr. Persinger is a dynamic personality who can talk about everything from his collection of human brains to the cultural significance of the show, The Big Bang Theory.
Jan 11, 2013 | 4:52Audio Human Library Project: Sean Venedam, Sudbury Audio
Audio Human Library Project: Sean Venedam, Sudbury Jan 11, 2013 | 4:52Sean Venedam began playing hockey with the Sudbury Wolves in 1993. Following that, he became a minor league pro with the East Coast Hockey League in the United States, playing with the Bakersfield Condors in California. In February 2008 he suffered a compound leg fracture, an injury that ended his professional career and led to nine surgeries over the next four years. In 2011, after struggling with medical complications and walking on crutches, Sean had his right leg amputated below his knee. Learning to skate again after his amputation, Sean became a member of the Canadian Amputee Hockey Committee’s national team, and played for Canada at the Standing Amputee Ice Hockey World Championship in Finland.
Jun 24, 2012 | 5:29News Mall roof collapse Video
News Mall roof collapse Jun 24, 2012 | 5:29Elaine Quinte, who owns the Hungry Jack's restaurant in Elliot Lake's Algo Centre mall, was working when part of its roof collapsed and remembers walking through debris.
Jan 11, 2013 | 4:51Audio Human Library Project: Denise, Sudbury Audio
Audio Human Library Project: Denise, Sudbury Jan 11, 2013 | 4:51Denise is a former prostitute who began working the streets at the age of 12. Denise currently works with the local group Project P.E.A.C.E. (Peers offering Education, Advocacy, campaigning for Choice and Equality) to support sex workers with everything from ending addictions to filing police reports.
Jan 11, 2013 | 6:15News Human Library Project: John Beaucage, Sudbury Audio
News Human Library Project: John Beaucage, Sudbury Jan 11, 2013 | 6:15John Beaucage has been involved in First Nations leadership at a local, provincial and national level. He was chief of Wasauksing First Nation near Parry Sound for eight years, before becoming Grand Council Chief of the Anishinabek Nation (Union of Ontario Indians) in 2004. A short time later, John ran for leadership of the national Assembly of First Nations, losing to current chief Shawn Atleo. John currently lives in Wasauksing First Nation where he remains involved in the community through his role as chief councillor.
Jan 11, 2013 | 5:27News Human Library Project: John Moore, Sudbury Audio
News Human Library Project: John Moore, Sudbury Jan 11, 2013 | 5:27John Moore lived in Sault Ste. Marie when he faced a criminal charge that changed his life. In 1979, he was convicted of second degree murder for the killing of a local taxi driver. He spent the next 10 years in a maximum security federal penitentiary and remains on lifetime parole. Today, John continues to advocate for his innocence, saying he was not at the scene of the murder and that his Aboriginal background led him to face discrimination in the legal system.
Jan 11, 2013 | 4:48News Human Library Project: Markus Schwabe, Sudbury Audio
News Human Library Project: Markus Schwabe, Sudbury Jan 11, 2013 | 4:48Markus Schwabe has been the host of Morning North in northeastern Ontario since 1996. He got his start with CBC as a part-time researcher in his hometown of Regina, Sask. One of his favourite interviews was done during his time at CBC in Prince George, B.C. when he interviewed an 80-year-old man about a beaver that was determined to attack him. Markus lives in Sudbury with his wife and four children, whom he frequently speaks of on the radio.