Jun 5, 2012 | 27:29In the Field Grandfather Clock Audio
In the Field Grandfather Clock Jun 5, 2012 | 27:29In part two of this episode. There are those who love the sound of a ticking clock, and there are those who can't abide it.
Bill Richardso is one of the former. Over the years, at flea markets and at auctions, he has acquired mantel clocks and bedside clocks and library clocks that chime as well as tick. When they all kick into action at once, at midnight and at noon especially, his home sounds like the jungle at dawn.For years, Bill has wanted a longcase clock - a grandfather clock.Recently, he acquired one.
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.
Sep 25, 2012 | 27:28In the Field Learning about Traditions Audio
In the Field Learning about Traditions Sep 25, 2012 | 27:28Parents are taking their children to a shoe store in Edmonton to learn how to tie their shoelaces. Producer Caroline Hillier goes out in the boat with her father to learn how he used to fish cod, and Inuit women attend a workshop to learn how their grandmothers made sealskin boots.
Oct 2, 2012 | 24:58In the Field Truth and Reconciliation Audio
In the Field Truth and Reconciliation Oct 2, 2012 | 24:58Today, stories about people facing adversity, including the heartbreaking account of Charlie Menjack, a First Nations child who was forced into an Indian Residential School, but died running away. This is the legacy Canada's Truth and Reconciliation commission is trying to help heal. There's also the story of Hayward Morgan who chose to die, but first reconciled his family to his decision to stop dialysis. And the truth about navigating construction sites in Toronto, in a wheelchair.
Oct 23, 2012 | 27:30In the Field Canadian beauty is about good hair, the Yukon, and music - Part 2 Audio
In the Field Canadian beauty is about good hair, the Yukon, and music - Part 2 Oct 23, 2012 | 27:30In the second of a two part exploration of Canadian beauty, In The Field showcases a feature documentary on the late Raylene Rankin. Before here untimely death in the autumn of 2012 Rankin secured her place in the Canadian pop music pantheon with her gorgeous performances of hits like All The Diamonds and Rise Again.
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.
Jul 3, 2012 | 25:00In the Field Cancer Songs Audio
In the Field Cancer Songs Jul 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.
Jul 17, 2012 | 27:28In the Field New Brunswick Jewish Community Audio
In the Field New Brunswick Jewish Community Jul 17, 2012 | 27:28In part two of this episode. A story about people who left Israel, partly to escape the constant threat of war.So where did they end up? New York? London? Los Angeles? Montreal? Nope.In all places Saint John New Brunswick, a city where the once thriving Jewish community was in danger of extinction
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.
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 | 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.
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.
Sep 18, 2012 | 24:59In the Field Doing Good Audio
In the Field Doing Good Sep 18, 2012 | 24:59David calls this his "do gooders" edition. We hear about people who are actively trying to make the world a better place. Convicts fixing bicycles for charity; church-going bikers; Prince George's "pavement princesses" and the story of a long life well lived.
Sep 18, 2012 | 27:29In the Field Active Living Audio
In the Field Active Living Sep 18, 2012 | 27:29David introduces us to one of the world's best highland dancers, Katie Lee of Edmonton. The First Nations' revered Sundance is enjoying a revival, as is respect for the knowledge of Inuit caribou hunters in northern Quebec and Labrador.