May 4, 2014 | 52:59In the Field Mental Health Audio
In the Field Mental Health May 4, 2014 | 52:59This is Mental Health Week here in Canada. On today’s show, we have three documentaries: all of them which explore different aspects of a subject which is all too often taboo.
Dec 22, 2011 | 27:29In the Field December 27, 2011 Part 2 Audio
In the Field December 27, 2011 Part 2 Dec 22, 2011 | 27:29Saying Olga Kotelko is aging well is a little like saying Wayne Gretzky was pretty good with the puck.
The track and field star owns 23 world records, has won more than 650 medals.
And she is 92 years old.She took up track and field when she was 77.
Unlocking the secrets of Olga's athletic prowess and remarkable longevity could mean future treatments for a host of age-related diseases, including dementia
Aug 7, 2012 | 27:28In the Field Human Egg Donations (May 2012 Encore) Audio
In the Field Human Egg Donations (May 2012 Encore) Aug 7, 2012 | 27:28In part two of this episode. In Canada it is illegal to pay for human eggs. That law has been in effect for almost a decade. But it's widely known in the business that there is a black market in this country but no charges have ever been laid.The fertility business remains the wild west of medicine. It also is fraught with danger for the women who donate their eggs.
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.
Jan 1, 2013 | 54:00In the Field Our Raylene Rankin tribute (Season's best) Audio
In the Field Our Raylene Rankin tribute (Season's best) 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.
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 5, 2014 | 52:58In the Field The music show Audio
In the Field The music show Jan 5, 2014 | 52:58Singing for seniors, singing for mental health, yodelling and busking on Toronto's subways; PLUS "The strange case of Benjamin Britten"; looking for traces of the English composer's short stay in a small Quebec town in 1939.
Jan 12, 2014 | 52:58In the Field The mining show Audio
In the Field The mining show Jan 12, 2014 | 52:58Fracked oil has led to a boom in the US and Canada but also deadly explosions of rail cars transporting it. A nickel mine in Guatemala is the centre of a violent dispute and rape charges which, in a legal first, will be argued in a Canadian court.
Mar 23, 2014 | 52:59In the Field Afghanistan then and now Audio
In the Field Afghanistan then and now Mar 23, 2014 | 52:59It ended with no marching bands, just a simple ceremony. Was it "twelve years of bravery" or "a quiet end to a long war that solved nothing". Using interviews, news and documentary reports from 2001 to the present day we look back at Canada's gruelling an
Jun 8, 2014 | 52:59In the Field After the Army Audio
In the Field After the Army Jun 8, 2014 | 52:59Two documentaries on life after the army. Caroline Hillier reveals the lingering legacy of a US military base in Newfoundland. Molly Segal's An Unlikely Friendship tells the story of a suicidal soldier, a troubling encounter and a surprising alliance.
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.