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.
Dec 18, 2012 | 27:30In the Field Christmas comes to the makers of isty-bitsy, teen weeny furniture Audio
In the Field Christmas comes to the makers of isty-bitsy, teen weeny furniture Dec 18, 2012 | 27:30It puts Santa's Workshop to shame. A documentary on a group of miniaturists who got together this autumn in Annapolis Royal in Nova Scotia. What's a miniaturist? They're hobbyists who delight in making tiny, perfect replicas of furniture and other household objects. But the inhabitants of Camp Mini Ha Ha also gather for a kind of informal group therapy.
Dec 18, 2012 | 25:00In the Field Christmas comes to Thunder Bay, Calgary and charitable gift givers Audio
In the Field Christmas comes to Thunder Bay, Calgary and charitable gift givers Dec 18, 2012 | 25:00The holidays on In The Field as a couple of facebook friends help out families in Thunder Bay who've lost all their decorations, as Torontonians debate giving a charitable donation in someone else's name (instead of actual gifts), as Prairie folks agonize over whether or not to send Christmas cards and as a nice Jewish girl in Calgary tries to decide whether or not to put up a tree and lights this year.
Dec 11, 2012 | 25:00In the Field Our history together - Part 2 Audio
In the Field Our history together - Part 2 Dec 11, 2012 | 25:00A Haitian proverb says, "With hands together ... the weight is not heavy." And that certainly applies to a small community in upstate New York where people replaced a failed retail business and fended off a huge multinational corporation by starting their own community department store. And a 67-year-old in Regina working friends to achieve collective online gaming glory.
Dec 11, 2012 | 27:30In the Field Our history together - Part 1 Audio
In the Field Our history together - Part 1 Dec 11, 2012 | 27:30Young Angel Wolfe could have retreated into grief when she discovered her mother's remains were among those discovered on the Pickton farm outside Vancouver. Instead, Angel decided to follow a better path by speaking out and organizing people to better protect other women against violence. And she believe she is getting the full support of her mum from the great beyond..
Dec 4, 2012 | 27:30In the Field Presenting ourselves - Part 1 Audio
In the Field Presenting ourselves - Part 1 Dec 4, 2012 | 27:30Frank Faulk asks whether it's better to strike back at someone bullying you, or to show some restraint. The answer may supply you as Frank talks to victims and the bullies themselves. And a visit with Thunder Bay's foremost Elvis, impersonator, who, uh, thank you very much, is taking care of business.
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.
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.
Nov 27, 2012 | 25:00In the Field Grace under pressure - Part 2 Audio
In the Field Grace under pressure - Part 2 Nov 27, 2012 | 25:00A look this week at Hemingway-eque grace under pressure. There's the graceful welcome by an immigration officer to a young Canadian man fleeing danger in Syria. The physically disabled Toronto women learning to defends themselves at their Wen-Do class. And the man in Yellowknife who is building his way out grief after losing his wife of 52 years.
Nov 20, 2012 | 25:00In the Field The uplift episode - Part 1 Audio
In the Field The uplift episode - Part 1 Nov 20, 2012 | 25:00Uplifting tales to tide us over the dark days of later November. There's the story of a Thunder Bay man with cerebral palsy who finds the world's most beautiful classical music makes life in a wheelchair more meaningful. Why doctors find laughter really is the best medicine. And how the revelation of one woman's big secret to her new boyfriend only deepened their love.
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.
Nov 13, 2012 | 25:00In the Field Timing is everything - Part 2 Audio
In the Field Timing is everything - Part 2 Nov 13, 2012 | 25:00A looking at timing and how it can govern the course of our lives. Retailers deciding on earlier and earlier starts for their Christmas sales campaigns are increasing premature holiday stress on us all. And group of superannuated hippies decide the time is right for a nostalgic return to their old commune deep in the countryside of rural Nova Scotia.
Nov 13, 2012 | 27:30In the Field Timing is everything - Part 1 Audio
In the Field Timing is everything - Part 1 Nov 13, 2012 | 27:30Survivors of a horrific plane crash in northern Alberta reflect on a time 30 years ago when a series of seemingly minor decisions ended up saving their lives -- and ending those of their unfortunate fellow passengers. A Copps has been be a shoe selling institution in B.C. for nearly a century. But after a lot of "sole searching" the head of the family-run business has decided to hang 'em up.
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 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.