Jul 10, 2012 | 27:28In the Field Tooker Gomberg Audio
In the Field Tooker Gomberg Jul 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.
Jun 19, 2012 | 24:58In the Field Keeping native languages alive in the city Audio
In the Field Keeping native languages alive in the city Jun 19, 2012 | 24:58In part one of this episode. It's no secret that many First Nation bands are struggling to keep the languages alive on the reserves across Canada. But what about in the city? Many aboriginal people choose to live off reserve in cities like Calgary. Desirae Desnomie (Deh-NO-mee) is trying to preserve her Cree language and culture in an urban setting.
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.
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.
Sep 11, 2012 | 24:58In the Field Healing Power of Music Audio
In the Field Healing Power of Music Sep 11, 2012 | 24:58David has the story of how a Calgary Alzheimer patient is being helped by taking up the accordion again. A dynamic program called "Blueprint for Life" is helping Inuit youth at risk through hip hop.
Nov 5, 2012 | 25:00In the Field War and Remembrance - Part 1 Audio
In the Field War and Remembrance - Part 1 Nov 5, 2012 | 25:00On this episode of In The Field, Remembrance Day week in Canada is seen in the light of our experience in Afghanistan. A documentary by veteran CBC journalist Rick MacInnes-Rae features a moving interview with a Canadian soldier just days after he was critically wounded on an Afghan battlefield. And the story of Suzanne Steele, Canada's official war poet in Afghanistan.
Nov 20, 2012 | 27:30In the Field The uplift episode - Part 2 Audio
In the Field The uplift episode - Part 2 Nov 20, 2012 | 27:30Erin Kapela and her very brave friend Lee-Anne Peters at a birthday party. Lee-Anne is dying from a terminal disease, but is cheerfully determined to seize the days left to her by working down her bucket list, including having an enormous bash when she turned 27 recently. And also in this episode, getting up close and personal with humpback whales off the coast of Alaska.
Dec 4, 2012 | 25:00In the Field Presenting ourselves - Part 2 Audio
In the Field Presenting ourselves - Part 2 Dec 4, 2012 | 25:00In this part David Gutnick has some odd experiences reaching out the operators of a shadowy essay mill and after a flurry of e-mails he's left wondering whether he's writing a robot, or even a highly intelligent dog. A two women talk about what it's like to survive and then live with severely scarring injuries from when they were kids. They say they were shaped, but not defined by the trauma that they lived through.
Jan 3, 2012 | 27:28In the Field January 3, 2012 Part 2 Audio
In the Field January 3, 2012 Part 2 Jan 3, 2012 | 27:28It's January. The Christmas holidays are over and the kids are back in school.A chance for the students to keep up their good grades or to pull up their socks and improve on a less than stellar beginning. It's a time alive with acadmic possibility. But for some children, all that promise just doesn't pan out.
Provincial governments across the country have long tried to figure out why some students barely scrape by, fail classes or drop out of school, while others flourish.
What they've found is that the gap between ambition and achievement isn't so easy to close.
Jan 3, 2012 | 24:58In the Field January 3, 2012 Part 1 Audio
In the Field January 3, 2012 Part 1 Jan 3, 2012 | 24:58There's an RCMP officer who's been rubbing the residents of Newfoundland's Burin Peninsula the wrong way for the past few years. His reputation for handing out tickets to anyone and everyone has resulted in the nickname The Supercop. We'll take you to Marystown to find out who this legendary police officer is and what the locals think of him.
Jan 10, 2012 | 27:29In the Field January 10, 2012 Part 2 Audio
In the Field January 10, 2012 Part 2 Jan 10, 2012 | 27:29No one knows for sure how many of Canada's former soldiers are living on the street, couch-surfing or camping out in makeshift shelters. We'll bring you the story of a grassroots organization called Veterans Emergency Transition Services or VETS Canada. It's mission, to find homeless or troubled veterans and steer them towards help.
Jan 10, 2012 | 24:58In the Field January 10, 2012 Part 1 Audio
In the Field January 10, 2012 Part 1 Jan 10, 2012 | 24:5850 somethings pretending they are 65 to get a seniors discount. 10% off, on the second Monday of the month at the department store; $4 not $8 for a ride on the commuter train; $9 not $15 for a movie. Respectable, more than middle aged citizens, are back to their adolescent tricks, lying about their age.
Jan 17, 2012 | 27:28In the Field January 17, 2012 Part 2 Audio
In the Field January 17, 2012 Part 2 Jan 17, 2012 | 27:28When it opened in 1921, the Nova Scotia Home for Coloured Children was the only institution in Halifax that would accept black children. Built and run by the African-Nova Scotian community, it's long been considered a source pride and a symbol of independence.
But, as with so many institutions, former residents have been coming forward with stories of abuse and neglect.
Jan 17, 2012 | 24:58In the Field January 17, 2012 Part 1 Audio
In the Field January 17, 2012 Part 1 Jan 17, 2012 | 24:58Even when the boy grows into the man that doesn't always mean old hobbies get forgotten. The bones may be more fragile and the clothes may not be so hip but the love of whizzing around on four little wheels is still alive. We catch up with a group of 30 something skaters,in Calgary, who haven't let their jobs, or kids stop them from doing 'Kickflips'.
Jan 24, 2012 | 27:29In the Field January 24, 2012 Part 2 Audio
In the Field January 24, 2012 Part 2 Jan 24, 2012 | 27:29It's a good thing the crime rate is falling because the new boss of the RCMP has plenty of things to worry about. Low morale, allegations of systemic sexual harassment and the force's tarnished reputation. The Mounties were one of the last police forces in the world to welcome female officers. So the 32 women inducted into the force in 1974 were the first rank. We'll bring you their story.