Feb 21, 2012 | 24:58In the Field February 21, 2012 Part 1 Audio
In the Field February 21, 2012 Part 1 Feb 21, 2012 | 24:58It's a growing problem in the Aboriginal community. Generations of children growing up without fathers. The percentage of Aboriginal children being raised by a single parent, usually the mother, is double the percentage of other Canadian children.We look at the problem and the solution.
Feb 21, 2012 | 27:28In the Field February 21, 2012 Part 2 Audio
In the Field February 21, 2012 Part 2 Feb 21, 2012 | 27:28If you live in Saint John New Brunswick, or listened to your car radio while passing through, you may have heard a remarkable voice beaming over the airwaves. Because whether or not you've read Clyde Wray's poetry or seen one of his stage productions, it's hard not to remark on his voice.
Feb 28, 2012 | 27:28In the Field February 28, 2012 Part 2 Audio
In the Field February 28, 2012 Part 2 Feb 28, 2012 | 27:28This evening as most of us pull up the covers and get comfy on the pillow some people will be instead lie in fear that , once again , they will be visited by the Old Hag.The Hag is the personification of a sleeping condition that traps some people in a waking nightmare. A sort of sleep paralysis. It's estimated 20 to 30 percent of healthy people will experience this terrifying sleep disorder at least once.
Feb 28, 2012 | 24:58In the Field February 28, 2012 Part 1 Audio
In the Field February 28, 2012 Part 1 Feb 28, 2012 | 24:58This winter many Canadians are zipping around on snowmobiles. Some in the ditches along highways and some in backcountry powder. It's all in good fun. But in the last ten years snowmobilers have accounted for the greatest number of avalanche related deaths in Canada. Some people within the sledding community are trying to change that. We'll take you to the back slopes of Revelstoke B.C.
Mar 6, 2012 | 27:28In the Field March 6, 2012 Part 2 Audio
In the Field March 6, 2012 Part 2 Mar 6, 2012 | 27:28She was a titan among oil rigs and like the Titanic, believed to be unsinkable. Thirty years ago,last month, a storm forced the Atlantic ocean through a porthole window on the Ocean Ranger and began a chain of events that ended in disaster. The Ocean Ranger sank off the east coast of Newfoundland killing all 84 men on board.
Mar 6, 2012 | 24:58In the Field March 6, 2012 Part 1 Audio
In the Field March 6, 2012 Part 1 Mar 6, 2012 | 24:58Most of us have heard there are dozens of words in Inuktitut for snow. Wrong. Inuit languages add suffixes. So a root word for snow is modified as various endings are added hence Inuktitut is highly descriptive. The Innu Aimun in Labrador also have a rich winter vocabulary. Two elders share their words for snow and the stories they inspire.
Mar 13, 2012 | 27:29In the Field March 13, 2012 Part 2 Audio
In the Field March 13, 2012 Part 2 Mar 13, 2012 | 27:29Living through the teenage years can be quite the challenge, far too challenging to throw parenthood into the mix. But many teens do become parents long before they become adults. Teen moms get a lot of sympathy and if they're lucky, they'll get a lot of help. Teen dads typically don't get much of either. We'll hear one man's story.
Mar 13, 2012 | 24:58In the Field March 13, 2012 Part 1 Audio
In the Field March 13, 2012 Part 1 Mar 13, 2012 | 24:58Reg Knelson was a man down on his luck. A troubled childhood left him with addiction issues and living on the streets of Calgary. He lost touch with his wife and his son. But for Reg things turned around when he found art. Art saved his soul and his life.
Mar 20, 2012 | 27:28In the Field March 20, 2012 Part 2 Audio
In the Field March 20, 2012 Part 2 Mar 20, 2012 | 27:28Chickens are what brought jobs and security to St Francois, New Brunswick. And chickens are what's tearing the community apart. It's a story of corporate warfare, public-relations blitzes, and dense legal battles. It's also the story of a once happy community where neighbours and families are now at odds with each other.
Mar 20, 2012 | 24:57In the Field March 20, 2012 Part 1 Audio
In the Field March 20, 2012 Part 1 Mar 20, 2012 | 24:57One of the worst disasters in U.S. naval history occurred 70 years ago off the coast of Newfoundland. A destroyer called the Truxton crashed into the cliffs near St. Lawrence during a storm in 1942. Just a couple of kilometres away an even larger ship called the Pollack went aground. The sea took 200 men that night.
Mar 27, 2012 | 27:29In the Field March 27, 2012 Part 2 Audio
In the Field March 27, 2012 Part 2 Mar 27, 2012 | 27:29In part two of this episode. Nunavut is Canada's youngest territory.
Almost half of Nunavut's population is under the age of 20.
The average age in all of Canada is almost twice that,thirty seven.
So the concerns of young people in Inuit communities are critical.
Today young Inuit look as much to the south, as they do to their elders, for ways to live.They have more choices.With choice comes hard decisions, like how to embrace what's new, without discarding what makes Inuit culture so distinct.
Mar 27, 2012 | 24:59In the Field March 27, 2012 Part 1 Audio
In the Field March 27, 2012 Part 1 Mar 27, 2012 | 24:59In part one of this episode. Junior high school boys often get their information about sex and relationships from their friends and increasingly the internet. And some of it is to say the least neither positive or accurate. But a new program in one Calgary junior high is finding out that sex ed can be upfront and healthy. Wise Guyz is run by the Calgary Sexual Health Centre.
Apr 3, 2012 | 27:30In the Field April 3, 2012 Part 2 Audio
In the Field April 3, 2012 Part 2 Apr 3, 2012 | 27:30In part two of this episode. Suicide is often thought to be a problem of the young. But it's not. A new documentary looks at how one family is dealing with the growing crisis involving seniors who take their own lives. And a pioneering plastic surgeon in B.C. helps her patients put on a happy face with the help of botox and fillers.
Apr 3, 2012 | 25:00In the Field April 3, 2012 Part 1 Audio
In the Field April 3, 2012 Part 1 Apr 3, 2012 | 25:00In part one of the this episode. A writer deals with his impending death by producing a volume of poems called "Cancer Songs." And the Baymen and the building boom. Construction workers from Newfoundland's outports talk about rebuilding St. John's for their urban cousins, whom they call the Townies.
Apr 10, 2012 | 27:28In the Field April 10, 2012 Part 2 Audio
In the Field April 10, 2012 Part 2 Apr 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.