Oct 30, 2012 | 25:00In the Field Great institutions we should pay attention to...or not - Part 2 Audio
In the Field Great institutions we should pay attention to...or not - Part 2 Oct 30, 2012 | 25:00On this episode, how we organize institutions. Organization gives us meaning and structure and allows us to do things, like create an innovative new institution, a retirement home run by the residents, who happen to be a band of militant French feminists. And a short documentary on one of our great institutions, the Canadian Girl Guides.
Oct 23, 2012 | 25:00In the Field Canadian beauty is about good hair, the Yukon, and music - Part 1 Audio
In the Field Canadian beauty is about good hair, the Yukon, and music - Part 1 Oct 23, 2012 | 25:00In this episode of In The Field we explore concepts about beauty, including an entire community in Toronto dedicated to hair care, a Kenyan-Canadian who've discovered la dolce vitae in the tiny community of Old Crow, Yukon, and one of Canada's most beautiful singers.
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.
Oct 16, 2012 | 27:30In the Field Didn't See That Coming - Part 2 Audio
In the Field Didn't See That Coming - Part 2 Oct 16, 2012 | 27:30In Part Two of our show on shock and surprise, few incidents were more shocking in Canada in the early 1970s than the Kingston Prison riot. More than 500 inmates took charge of the prison, grabbed several guards as hostages and started to tear their building apart. The authorities reacted by calling in the army and by preparing themselves for the worst possible outcome. Cool heads on both sides gradually brought this crisis under control, but not without deaths and injuries. Survivors look back more than 40 years after one of the most searing events in the history of Canadian penitentiaries.
Oct 16, 2012 | 25:00In the Field Didn't See That Coming - Part 1 Audio
In the Field Didn't See That Coming - Part 1 Oct 16, 2012 | 25:00In this episode of the show we hear stories that evoke shock and surprise. In Part One we hear the amazing news that Newfoundland is gradually sinking into the North Atlantic – and how Newfoundlanders are taking this in their stride. Then there’s Kelly Hofer who shocked his friends and family by giving up his traditional life on a Manitoba Hutterite colony to move to Calgary to pursue a dream to become a big city photographer. Residents of the island of Haida Gwaii just off B.C.’s coast are surprised and saddened to see enormous amounts of Japanese tsunami debris wash up on their shores. A girl in Ottawa is attracting attention by befriending Walter the crow and … a student at the University of Saskatchewan is promoting greater levels of on campus blasphemy as an exercise in free speech
Oct 9, 2012 | 25:00In the Field The Meaning of Work - Part 1 Audio
In the Field The Meaning of Work - Part 1 Oct 9, 2012 | 25:00On this episode of the show, we look at the meaning of the work. In this part, a documentary on a program for unemployed Toronto youth that teaches them job skills. Also, a story on one of Quebec’s “adapted workplaces” which are designed for people with various physical and mental challenges. Another story on a program in Vancouver that gets the unemployed kitted out for construction work, one of pair of steel-toed boots at a time. And how some unhappy people in Calgary getting work done, millions of dollars worth, on their leaky condos.
Oct 9, 2012 | 27:16In the Field The Meaning of Work - Part 2 Audio
In the Field The Meaning of Work - Part 2 Oct 9, 2012 | 27:16A feature 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.
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.
Sep 25, 2012 | 24:59In the Field Medicare history Audio
In the Field Medicare history Sep 25, 2012 | 24:59From Regina, a documentary about the controversy swirling around free medical care. The early days of Canada's medicare program were not easy, and some thought it was a communist plot. But Tommy Douglas helped pave the way for a program that many believe helps make Canada a great place in which to live.
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.
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.
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.