In the Field | Nov 22, 2011 | 27:29

November 22 2011 Part 2

In part two of this episode. About every ten minutes in this country, someone is hit by a stroke.Strokes are the third leading cause of death in Canada.And for the 90 percent of people who survive, their lives are never the same. About 40 percent of survivors are left with moderate to severe impairments. They may have trouble with language....or moving an arm or leg.10 percent of peopl are so severely disabled they require long-term care. We meet a couple dealing with the long term consequences:

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In the Field - December 27, 2011 Part 2Dec 22, 2011 | 27:29In the Field December 27, 2011 Part 2 Audio
In the Field December 27, 2011 Part 2 Dec 22, 2011 | 27:29Saying Olga Kotelko is aging well is a little like saying Wayne Gretzky was pretty good with the puck. The track and field star owns 23 world records, has won more than 650 medals. And she is 92 years old.She took up track and field when she was 77. Unlocking the secrets of Olga's athletic prowess and remarkable longevity could mean future treatments for a host of age-related diseases, including dementia
In the Field - December 27, 2011 Part 1Dec 22, 2011 | 24:57In the Field December 27, 2011 Part 1 Audio
In the Field December 27, 2011 Part 1 Dec 22, 2011 | 24:57It's a world of pink satin and punishing surfaces, complicated feet, crushed toes and personal cobblers. And out of it comes such grace. There are many things that are important to a ballerina, but probably nothing more than her shoes, her pink pointe shoes. The National Ballet of Canada has an entire room set aside for shoes. The shelves are crammed from floor to ceiling with thousands of pairs.Lorna Geddes knows shoes and she knows feet. She has danced with the company for over fifty years.
In the Field - December 20, 2011 Part 1Dec 20, 2011 | 24:58In the Field December 20, 2011 Part 1 Audio
In the Field December 20, 2011 Part 1 Dec 20, 2011 | 24:58With just a few shopping left until Christmas, the malls are packed with shoppers. And they almost all have a certain something in common. They are women. It's a truth that women have been silent about for far too long. Women it seems are doing all the shopping for the men in their lives. We blow the cover on this shocking practice.
In the Field - December 20, 2011 Part 2Dec 20, 2011 | 27:28In the Field December 20, 2011 Part 2 Audio
In the Field December 20, 2011 Part 2 Dec 20, 2011 | 27:28When you think of Montreal, the things that come immediately to mind are: hot bagels, slushy sidewalks, the lovely sounds of "la langue francaise" But Montreal is also the site of the triennial Canadian International Organ Competition. Enthusiasts from around the world enjoy a two-week orgy of pipe organ music. We'll bring you the story of Casavant Freres. The foremost organ builder in Quebec.
In the Field - December 13, 2011 Part 1Dec 13, 2011 | 24:58In the Field December 13, 2011 Part 1 Audio
In the Field December 13, 2011 Part 1 Dec 13, 2011 | 24:58With just a few shopping left until Christmas, the malls are packed with shoppers. And they almost all have a certain something in common. They are women. It's a truth that women have been silent about for far too long. Women it seems are doing all the shopping for the men in their lives. We blow the cover on this shocking practice.
In the Field - December 13, 2011 Part 2Dec 13, 2011 | 27:28In the Field December 13, 2011 Part 2 Audio
In the Field December 13, 2011 Part 2 Dec 13, 2011 | 27:28When you think of Montreal, the things that come immediately to mind are: hot bagels, slushy sidewalks, the lovely sounds of "la langue francaise." But Montreal is also the site of the triennial Canadian International Organ Competition. Enthusiasts from around the world enjoy a two-week orgy of pipe organ music. We'll bring you the story of Casavant Freres. The foremost organ builder in Quebec.
In the Field - December 6, 2011 Part 2Dec 6, 2011 | 27:29In the Field December 6, 2011 Part 2 Audio
In the Field December 6, 2011 Part 2 Dec 6, 2011 | 27:29For the last twenty years Chris O'Neil and Ken Schwartz have produced a string of critical theatrical successes. Enticing audiences to come to them, halfway up the North Mountain, in Kings County, Nova Scotia. That's where you'll find the Ross Creek Centre for the Arts, home of Two Planks and a Passion,and much more. It's where Chris and Ken raised their children and built a camp.
In the Field - December 6, 2011 Part 1Dec 6, 2011 | 24:58In the Field December 6, 2011 Part 1 Audio
In the Field December 6, 2011 Part 1 Dec 6, 2011 | 24:58In part one of this episode.There is a business monopoly in Canada like no other. It centres around fine workmanship, tiny bottles of decorative paints and hard working, usually glamorous, women. Nail salons that have popped up in every mall in the country many of them run by Vietnamese women. In the Field takes you to a Lavish nail salon on Whyte Avenue in Edmonton to find out why Vietnamese women have such a lock on the nail business.
In the Field - November 29, 2011 Part 1Nov 29, 2011 | 24:59In the Field November 29, 2011 Part 1 Audio
In the Field November 29, 2011 Part 1 Nov 29, 2011 | 24:59Thousands of Canadians are alive today thanks to organ donation programs. But what donor families rarely get is a "thank you." That's because provincial regulations prevent contract between organ recipients and the families of the deceased. In some case, anonymous correspondence is allowed. But in the U.S., the UK and Australia both donor families and recipients are allowed to exchange information and even meet. Still, very occasionally, these two groups do come together in Canada.
In the Field - November 29, 2011 Part 2Nov 29, 2011 | 27:29In the Field November 29, 2011 Part 2 Audio
In the Field November 29, 2011 Part 2 Nov 29, 2011 | 27:29In part two of this episode.You can't turn around in Newfoundland without running into someone who's writing a book, recorded a song, or put paint to canvas. But even by local standards, Dave Paddon is a bit unusual. Dave Paddon is a senior pilot with Air Canada. He's also a writer and performer of recitations. In Newfoundland a recitation can be best described as an epic poem of local proportions. We introduce you to the poet pilot.
In the Field - November 22 2011 Part 2Nov 22, 2011 | 27:29In the Field November 22 2011 Part 2 Audio
In the Field November 22 2011 Part 2 Nov 22, 2011 | 27:29In part two of this episode. About every ten minutes in this country, someone is hit by a stroke.Strokes are the third leading cause of death in Canada.And for the 90 percent of people who survive, their lives are never the same. About 40 percent of survivors are left with moderate to severe impairments. They may have trouble with language....or moving an arm or leg.10 percent of peopl are so severely disabled they require long-term care. We meet a couple dealing with the long term consequences:
In the Field - November 22, 2011 Part 1Nov 22, 2011 | 24:59In the Field November 22, 2011 Part 1 Audio
In the Field November 22, 2011 Part 1 Nov 22, 2011 | 24:59In part one of this episode..they are called preppers, and no they don't wear designer label polo shirts and carry this year's purse. They're people who actively preparing for disasters from earthquakes to nuclear meltdowns. The idea is that they'd be able to survive any calamity. We'll tell you about the growing Preppers movement in Canada.
In the Field - November 15 2011 Part 1Nov 15, 2011 | 24:59In the Field November 15 2011 Part 1 Audio
In the Field November 15 2011 Part 1 Nov 15, 2011 | 24:59In part one of this episode.President Bill Clinton came up with the phrase "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." It was his way of stickhandling through the thorny issue of the rights of gay men and women serving in the American military. Thanks to President Obama gay and lesbian soldiers will be able to serve openly. But the legacy of Don't Ask Don't Tell, and the official discrimination that preceded it, won't disappear with the stroke of a pen. We bring you the stories of three former soldiers and their experiences of being gay in the U.S. military.
In the Field - November 8, 2011 Part 2Nov 8, 2011 | 27:29In the Field November 8, 2011 Part 2 Audio
In the Field November 8, 2011 Part 2 Nov 8, 2011 | 27:29In part two of this episode: Bob Gordon's phone rang. He answered, and someone who said they were from Missionaries from Vancouver was on the other end.The fellow said he wanted to know if Bob wanted to help lift a curse.To do it he'd have to grab a plane and fly half-way around the world, to an island called Vunautu. Its in the South Pacific near Australia. Here's the remarkable story of how Bob Gordon and his daughter-in-law Susan, travelled all the way to Vanautu... and back 150 years into the past.
In the Field - November 8, 2011 Part 1Nov 8, 2011 | 24:59In the Field November 8, 2011 Part 1 Audio
In the Field November 8, 2011 Part 1 Nov 8, 2011 | 24:59In part one of this episode: President Bill Clinton came up with the phrase "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." It was his way of stickhandling through the thorny issue of the rights of gay men and women serving in the American military. Thanks to President Obama gay and lesbian soldiers will be able to serve openly. But the legacy of Don't Ask Don't Tell, and the official discrimination that preceded it, won't disappear with the stroke of a pen. We bring you the stories of three former soldiers and their experiences of being gay in the U.S. military.

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