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.
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.
Jul 17, 2012 | 24:58In the Field Cowboy John Ware Audio
In the Field Cowboy John Ware Jul 17, 2012 | 24:58In part one of this episode.John Ware looms large in the small field of Black history in Alberta. Ware was a big man, a cowboy who played an important role in the early days of the ranching industry in Alberta. He died in 1905.John Ware was born in into slavery in the southern United States. He arrived in Alberta after the U-S civil war and the emancipation of slaves. But it was in Alberta he found his true home.
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.
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.
Nov 5, 2012 | 27:30In the Field War and Remembrance - Part 2 Audio
In the Field War and Remembrance - Part 2 Nov 5, 2012 | 27:30The second part of our program on war and remembrance looks back on the experiences of World Wars I and II. In The Field remembers the catastrophic sinking of a civilian ferry off the coast of Newfoundland in 1942. The boys of the Regina Rifle Regiment who fought through D-Day and beyond. And how the civil rights of loyal Canadians were abused in both world wars.
Nov 27, 2012 | 27:30In the Field Grace under pressure - Part 1 Audio
In the Field Grace under pressure - Part 1 Nov 27, 2012 | 27:30There's a lot of talk about the growing problem of dementia in Canada. For the most part, those who have it are shut away and held under tight supervision. But not in Denmark. Dementia patients are free to travel, keep up on their hobbies and stay as independent as possible for as long as possible.
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.
Dec 30, 2012 | 53:53In the Field Our Denmark as the Promised Land (Season's best) Audio
In the Field Our Denmark as the Promised Land (Season's best) Dec 30, 2012 | 53:53Today's special encore holiday episode features a documentary by The Sunday Edition's Karin Wells. "Gatekeepers To A Promised Land" looks at Denmark and how having the toughest immigration laws in the world affects workers there. Some Danes have a hard time accepting the changing face of their society as more and more foreign workers arrive to do that country's least desirable jobs. A political backlash has meant that in some cases the families of these new Danes are being broken up and, in others, badly needed foreign laborers are being discouraged from coming in the first place.
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.