Feb 5, 2013 | 54:00In the Field In The Field February 5, 2013 Audio
In the Field In The Field February 5, 2013 Feb 5, 2013 | 54:00This week on In The Field, Vancouver freelancer Eileen Power tries to restore a family heirloom to its former glory, or at least get it in tune. And former Accordion Idol Justin Martin takes his button accordion to an elementary school in Sheshatshiu Labrador.
And Karin Wells takes us to El Salvador, where there is a lot of opposition to a Vancouver junior mining company's attempt to open a gold mine.
Jan 29, 2013 | 53:59In the Field In The Field January 29, 2013 Audio
In the Field In The Field January 29, 2013 Jan 29, 2013 | 53:59This week on In The Field, we'll head south of the border ... to a gym in Connecticut where a hijab-wearing personal trainer teaches more than physical fitness. We will also follow an Ottawa architect to Washington DC's Gallaudet University, where he is building bridges...by tearing down walls. We also meet one resident of a Regina apartment building built to help female addicts get back on track, and a university student whose own condition, Treacher Collins Syndrome, prompted his area of study.
But let's begin closer to home, in Toronto, with medical story that you will not want to miss.
Jan 22, 2013 | 54:00In the Field January 22, 2013 Audio
In the Field January 22, 2013 Jan 22, 2013 | 54:00This week on In The Field we revisit a trip David made to Haiti three years ago just after the 2010 earthquake, and a day he spent in one of the makeshift tent camps. We also meet a man who offers up free prayers in Kelowna and we head to Winnipeg to say goodbye to the Paddlewheel restaurant and go backstage to meet the costume designer for a local production of Gone With the Wind.
Jan 15, 2013 | 53:59In the Field From Africa to Edmonton in 54 minutes Audio
In the Field From Africa to Edmonton in 54 minutes Jan 15, 2013 | 53:59This week on In The Field we travel from the Nile Basin in Eastern Africa to a skating rink in Quebec ... and from hockey fights to civil war. We'll meet some icy entrepreneurs in an Edmonton schoolyard... and we'll buy a ticket pour le cinema in Quebec's Laurentians.
Jan 8, 2013 | 54:00In the Field To our good health in 2013 episode Audio
In the Field To our good health in 2013 episode Jan 8, 2013 | 54:00As we all try begin the New Year on a healthy footing, the show looks at stories involving disease and nutrition, including, a series of documentaries on how a community-centred group is effectively fighting AIDS/HIV in Cape Breton ... yet fears for its future, why seniors and the poor face hardship over the loss of a chain of department store lunch counters, why Newfoundlanders are so passionate about their bologna and why a store that sells nothing but olive oil and vinegar is thriving in Moose Jaw.
Jan 1, 2013 | 54:00In the Field The season's best, our Raylene Rankin tribute episode Audio
In the Field The season's best, our Raylene Rankin tribute episode Jan 1, 2013 | 54:00Today's special encore holiday episode features a documentary on the late Raylene Rankin. Before her 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. In interviews recorded just months before her death, Rankin talks frankly about her career, her family and her hopes and fears for the future.
Dec 30, 2012 | 53:53In the Field The season's best, our Denmark as the Promised Land episode Audio
In the Field The season's best, our Denmark as the Promised Land episode 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 in retailing and elders' online gaming Part 2 Audio
In the Field Our history together in retailing and elders' online gaming 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 with one person fighting violence against women Part 1 Audio
In the Field Our history together with one person fighting violence against women 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 | 25:00In the Field Presenting ourselves online and as victims of scarring injuries Part 2 Audio
In the Field Presenting ourselves online and as victims of scarring injuries 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.