Nov 20, 2012 | 27:30In the Field The uplift episode contd. on hope against all odds and whales Part 2 Audio
In the Field The uplift episode contd. on hope against all odds and whales 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 at Christmastime and for hippies Part 2 Audio
In the Field Timing is everything at Christmastime and for hippies 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 for plane crash survivors and a 90 year business Part 1 Audio
In the Field Timing is everything for plane crash survivors and a 90 year business 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 of the 20th Century Part 2 Audio
In the Field War and Remembrance of the 20th Century 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 of Afghanistan Part 1 Audio
In the Field War and Remembrance of Afghanistan 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.
Oct 30, 2012 | 25:00In the Field Great institutions we should all pay attention to Part 2 Audio
In the Field Great institutions we should all pay attention to 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 30, 2012 | 27:30In the Field Great institutions we should pay attention to, or not Part 1 Audio
In the Field Great institutions we should pay attention to, or not Part 1 Oct 30, 2012 | 27:30On this episode on organization we also look at how a degree of disorganization denies needed health care to those looking after family members with multiple physical and mental handicaps. On a brighter note, another documentary finds out why great organization has given Regina a ground-breaking new school.
Oct 23, 2012 | 27:30In the Field Canadian beauty is about Raylene Rankin's singing Part 2 Audio
In the Field Canadian beauty is about Raylene Rankin's singing 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 Two Audio
In the Field The Meaning of Work, Part Two 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.