Jun 5, 2012 | 24:58In the Field Fair Trade Diamonds Audio
In the Field Fair Trade Diamonds Jun 5, 2012 | 24:58In part one of this episode. They are marketed around the world as a symbol of love and commitment.But in Sierra Leone diamonds have a much darker history.The gems helped finance rebel fighters that terrorized the country during its bloody civil war.Now ,a decade after the war ended the diamond mining continues in Sierra Leone. Very little of that money ends up in the hands of the people that pulled the diamonds from the ground. that's something a Canadian NGO is trying to change.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jan 24, 2012 | 24:59In the Field January 24, 2012 Part 1 Audio
In the Field January 24, 2012 Part 1 Jan 24, 2012 | 24:59The scientific name is Echinoderms.
But for most of us calling them Sea Urchins will do just fine. The winter months are prime season for this unusual fishery that provides a livelihood for several hundred British Columbians. Sea Urchins under appreciated in Canada but elsewhere in the world they are a delicacy. We'll take you to dock in Port McNeill on Vancouver Island.
Jan 31, 2012 | 27:29In the Field January 31, 2012 Part 2 Audio
In the Field January 31, 2012 Part 2 Jan 31, 2012 | 27:29When humanitarian workers go abroad they do so with the idea of helping those in need. Anything else, politics, greed, self-interest, it's all supposed to fall by the wayside. Trouble is that it often does not. Every day aid workers around the globe have to make challenging, controversial, life-altering decisions. Doctors Without Borders, is marking its 40th anniversary with a collection of stories about life in the field.
Jan 31, 2012 | 24:59In the Field January 31, 2012 Part 1 Audio
In the Field January 31, 2012 Part 1 Jan 31, 2012 | 24:59In the 1940's, W.T. Hawkins Limited was a North American salty snack food giant. The Chicago based company shipped boxcars full of potato chips and popcorn across the continent. Then one of the owners invented Cheezies. It was going to be the next big thing.But the company made some disastrous business decisions and the whole thing went bust. But then a Canadian company came to the rescue. We'll have the story of Hawkins cheezies.