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.
Aug 28, 2012 | 24:58In the Field Converting to Islam (May 2012 Encore) Audio
In the Field Converting to Islam (May 2012 Encore) Aug 28, 2012 | 24:58In part one of this episode.Winnipeg's Muslim community has come a long way since the city's first Mosque opened in 1976. Today, there are 4 mosques and Muslim centres across the city and 2 full time Islamic schools.Some of that growth is due to immigration.And some is due to a growing number of Canadians converting to Islam.
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.
Apr 28, 2013 | 54:00In the Field April 28, 2013 Audio
In the Field April 28, 2013 Apr 28, 2013 | 54:00Surviving jail while dealing with a mental illness...the story of Tona MIlls. The Huda School in Regina deals with immigrant students. A profile of Kevin Little, a minister in Nova Scotia shepherds two very different flocks.
Mar 9, 2014 | 52:59In the Field Final wishes, final actions Audio
In the Field Final wishes, final actions Mar 9, 2014 | 52:59"He was loved in so many different ways"; say friends of loner Jude LeBlanc. "Jerome's Bowl"; fulfilling a strange farewell request.
"Habtom's path"; a refugee prefers death to being sent back to Africa.
Mar 29, 2015 | 53:58In the Field Tourists and travelers Audio
In the Field Tourists and travelers Mar 29, 2015 | 53:58Stories for the traveler, tourist, and tour guide in all of us. An aspiring London guide prepares for a big test, a town in Spain paints itself blue. Plus: A boat that doesn't go anywhere.
May 17, 2015 | 53:58In the Field Prison stories Audio
In the Field Prison stories May 17, 2015 | 53:58How dance is helping convicted criminals find ‘freedom’ behind bars. An ‘inside story’ of solitary confinement. PLUS; “Freddie’s freedom”; on parole and trying to go straight.
May 24, 2015 | 53:58In the Field Crossing borders Audio
In the Field Crossing borders May 24, 2015 | 53:58Saeed Jama’s deportation from Canada to Somalia involved a kidnapping, a ransom and a gun-toting gang. PLUS “Lost with a trace”; objects left behind by Mexicans trying to cross into America are memorialised in art.
Jun 21, 2015 | 53:58In the Field Back to Africa Audio
In the Field Back to Africa Jun 21, 2015 | 53:58Dr. Eilish Cleery once lived in Sierra Leone. Now she returns to help stop the spread of Ebola. Sifiso Ntuli was a student when he escaped apartheid South Africa to find refuge in Canada. He returns to ask 'can my old home be my new home?'