Sep 4, 2012 | 24:59In the Field Elite University Audio
In the Field Elite University Sep 4, 2012 | 24:59It's a new season for "In the Field" and a new university year for thousands of Canadian students. Today David Gutnick brings us the story of "Quest" an elite college in British Columbia that is a delight for students and teachers alike.
Sep 4, 2012 | 27:28In the Field "Some Kind of Wonderful" Audio
In the Field "Some Kind of Wonderful" Sep 4, 2012 | 27:28In Part two, hear about the creator of one of the most covered songs in history. "Some Kind of Wonderful" was written by John Ellison, now living in Hamilton, Ontario, but originally from the coal mining district of West Virginia.
Aug 28, 2012 | 24:58In the Field Converting to Islam (May 2012 Encore) Audio
In the Field Converting to Islam (May 2012 Encore) Aug 28, 2012 | 24:58In part one of this episode.Winnipeg's Muslim community has come a long way since the city's first Mosque opened in 1976. Today, there are 4 mosques and Muslim centres across the city and 2 full time Islamic schools.Some of that growth is due to immigration.And some is due to a growing number of Canadians converting to Islam.
Aug 28, 2012 | 27:28In the Field Montreal Women's Symphony (May 2012 Encore) Audio
In the Field Montreal Women's Symphony (May 2012 Encore) Aug 28, 2012 | 27:28In part two of this episode. The story of Ethel Stark and the Montreal Women's Symphony Orchestra . In 1940 ,the same year that Quebec women got the vote , the celebrated violinist and conductor pulled together a rag-tag group of women who loved to play music. Within months, she conducted their first concert on the top of Montreal's Mount Royal. Just 7 years later they were at Carnegie Hall.
Aug 21, 2012 | 24:59In the Field T'Suu T'Ina Language (May 2012 Encore) Audio
In the Field T'Suu T'Ina Language (May 2012 Encore) Aug 21, 2012 | 24:59In part one of this episode.According to the United Nations, 88 Aboriginal languages in Canada are nearing extinction.And among them, Tsuu T'ina, a language spoken on a reserve near Calgary, is one of the most endangered. Only a handful of people know it and at sixy three ,Gerald McGuinnis,is the youngest speaker. But things are changing on that reserve. There is push on to keep T'suu T'ina alive.
Aug 21, 2012 | 27:28In the Field God I'm angry (May 2012 Encore) Audio
In the Field God I'm angry (May 2012 Encore) Aug 21, 2012 | 27:28In part two of this episode. God may be subtle,Albert Einstein once said,but he isn't mean. It seems a lot of people would disagree.Recent research has found that many people hold God personally accountable for bad things that happen in their life. And they are not afraid to show it.
Aug 14, 2012 | 24:58In the Field Cree Culture (May 2012 Encore) Audio
In the Field Cree Culture (May 2012 Encore) Aug 14, 2012 | 24:58In part one of this episode. The Cree School Board in Northern Quebec is determined to make sure that young Cree feel at home with their traditional roots and language.From the first day they step into a pre-kindergarten class right through Grade 2 students only speak Cree in class. And right throught to the end of high school every student has to take courses in Cree culture.
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.
Aug 7, 2012 | 24:59In the Field Photo Booths (May 2012 Encore) Audio
In the Field Photo Booths (May 2012 Encore) Aug 7, 2012 | 24:59In part one of this episode.Chances are, the last time you took a photo, you didn't need film.Maybe you used the camera in your cell phone, or attached to your laptop.And bingo you see the results instantly. Patience used to be a key part of photography....you'd take your film to a shop and a week later your prints would be ready. But in fact instant photography existed before the digital age.Think of photobooths.That technology has been around for more than a century.And they still have a passionate following.
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.
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.
Jul 24, 2012 | 24:58In the Field King of the Clowns Audio
In the Field King of the Clowns Jul 24, 2012 | 24:58In part one of this episode. You ever wonder where actor Sach Baron Cohen learned how to make you laugh so hard? Like lots of other actors, Baron-Cohen studied with a master french clown named Philippe Gaulier. This winter the legend has been teaching 'the art of the clown' in Toronto.They've come from across North America to learn from his notoriously cruel and unusual teaching methods.
Jul 24, 2012 | 27:28In the Field Nisga'a Real Estate Audio
In the Field Nisga'a Real Estate Jul 24, 2012 | 27:28In part two of this episode. The Nisga'a are a small band who live 20 hours drive north of Vancouver. And twelve years ago, the Nisga'a became the first band in Canada to sign a modern treaty. That treaty gave them a measure of self-government, and control of their land. This summer they will be able to own their own homes and to sell those homes to anyone - Nisga'a or not. The Nisga'a were the first aboriginal people to get their land back . Now they are the first to sell it off. But that has many concerned for the future of the Nisga'a Nation.