Dec 14, 2012 | 24:58Living Out Loud The Making of Handel's "Messiah" - Part 1 Audio
Living Out Loud The Making of Handel's "Messiah" - Part 1 Dec 14, 2012 | 24:58A small town Ontario choral society plucks up its courage, musters all its resources and puts on a performance of Handel's great masterpiece. We go behind the scenes to hear how it all got started. Also we go to Europe to hear how Handel conceived and composed it in such a short time. And do you know why when the choir sings "For unto us a child is born" the accent in the wrong place? Test your knowledge with our Messiah quiz.
Dec 14, 2012 | 27:28Living Out Loud The Making of Handel's "Messiah" - Part 2 Audio
Living Out Loud The Making of Handel's "Messiah" - Part 2 Dec 14, 2012 | 27:28In Parry Sound Ontario, the local choral society finally gets on stage but not without a few mishaps on the way. And we hear how Handel beat charges of blasphemy and what happened to Messiah after Handel's death when the Victorians decided bigger was better - much much bigger!
Jan 18, 2013 | 24:58Living Out Loud A is for Aardvark Part 1 Audio
Living Out Loud A is for Aardvark Part 1 Jan 18, 2013 | 24:58"A is for Aardvark" was a popular TV and radio show hosted by Lister Sinclair. We revive it now with the first of a series of "alphabetically themed" programmes - beginning at the beginning, with the letter "A".
PART 1 For Jane Nelson who loves back country skiing, A is for the avalanche that nearly buried her alive. For Billy Miedemar, A is for Animals, but only dead ones. For Nicole Boudreau, A is for Acadia and her beloved but ridiculed Acadian language.
Feb 8, 2013 | 24:59Living Out Loud Love, loss and longing Part 1 Audio
Living Out Loud Love, loss and longing Part 1 Feb 8, 2013 | 24:59"Alfred and Isabel". They fall in love but they can't seem to find a way to stay together and they go their separate ways, live separate lives. But love is strong and stubborn and they keep the flame alive with letters, 81 letters over 25 years. "Nora and George"; a young man goes off to fight in the First World War. His sister Nora cherishes the two letters he sent home before the slaughter claimed him.
Mar 8, 2013 | 27:28Living Out Loud Finding a voice Part 2 Audio
Living Out Loud Finding a voice Part 2 Mar 8, 2013 | 27:28Many voices, one person; Samantha Hodder learns how to be a one woman band. In earlier times many women found their voice but were held back from using it. But no-one could suppress the songs and poems of Bob Coe's amazing mother Connie. A young man says he wants to learn how to "sing like Marvin". Good luck with that because it's Marvin Gaye he's talking about! Find your voice and sing from the heart - like Rosella Fraser, raised in a home filled with baptist faith and gospel and country singing.
"OH NO, SAY IT AIN'T SO!" THE "VOICE" OF LIVING OUT LOUD WILL FALL SILENT FOR THE NEXT FEW MONTHS AS WE DONATE OUR AIR TIME TO "THE 180", A NEW SHOW HOSTED BY JIM BROWN. WE WILL RETURN WITH LOTS OF GREAT NEW STORIES IN JULY. AU REVOIR; FROM CHRIS HOWDEN AND STEVE WADHAMS.
Nov 10, 2013 | 52:58Living Out Loud "The good Italian?" Audio
Living Out Loud "The good Italian?" Nov 10, 2013 | 52:58What happened to the Jews of Italy under the Fascist government of Benito Mussolini? Newly released documents in Italian archives challenge the long held view that Italy was a relatively safe haven for Jews.
Jun 22, 2012 | 27:28Living Out Loud The music of fathers and sons - Part 2 Audio
Living Out Loud The music of fathers and sons - Part 2 Jun 22, 2012 | 27:28A father hated opera until he realised it was the key to understanding a young man he calls his 'fragile son'. A jewish violinist makes a living in the tough times of the great depression by playing Quebecois jigs and reels and keeping his true identity secret from his audiences.
Sep 7, 2012 | 24:58Living Out Loud Between two worlds - Part 1 Audio
Living Out Loud Between two worlds - Part 1 Sep 7, 2012 | 24:58Many aboriginal students in Canada face a dilemma; "how
can I get an education that will equip me for life and work
and a career without changing who I am? Can I straddle
two worlds - native and non native - without losing myself
in the process?"
PART 1 At a 'bush university' in the North West Territories
- twenty minutes by float plane from Yellowknife - a small
group of passionate and idealistic young people - some
native, some not and some half and half - are trying to
create a new form of aboriginal education which combines
formal university training with "first nations knowledge"
which they believe can only come from the land. Who are
the students? Why do they come? And what do they get
here that they can't get anywhere else?
Oct 19, 2012 | 27:28Living Out Loud "Five crazy guys" - Part 2 Audio
Living Out Loud "Five crazy guys" - Part 2 Oct 19, 2012 | 27:28The human brain can store more information than any library in the world and sort, organize and retrieve that information faster than any machine - as long as nothing bad happens to it. We'll meet a group of men who know that all too well, men who live with the long term effects of a brain injury. They call themselves the “five crazy guys” and they meet every week with a psychologist at the Community Head Injury Resource Services of Toronto. We'll hear their stories and eavesdrop on the group sessions where they help each other battle anger, depression, loss of motivation, loss of a job and loss of a partner with remarkable cheerfulness and determination.
Part 2 David, Tom and Mike.
Nov 11, 2012 | 27:28Living Out Loud The Spanish Crucible - Episode 1 (Part 2) Audio
Living Out Loud The Spanish Crucible - Episode 1 (Part 2) Nov 11, 2012 | 27:28Show 1 part 2 "The road to Spain"
The Spanish civil war, 1936 -1939. More than 1600 Canadians went to fight to defend its elected government against a military coup led by General Francisco Franco. Over 400 of them died in battle or went missing. The exact figures will never be known. Who were these men? Why did they volunteer to risk their lives for a cause some of them hardly knew anything about? How did they fight? How did they die? And why were the survivors who limped home in defeat treated so badly - some blacklisted - even spied on by police and government officials?
Thanks to an remarkable archive of recordings made nearly fifty years ago but until now never broadcast we can answer those questions and present, for the first time, the Spanish civil war as witnessed by Canadians who fought in the front lines.
The story is told in two special editions of Living out Loud.
Jan 25, 2013 | 27:28Living Out Loud Apologies; how do you say you're sorry? Part 2 Audio
Living Out Loud Apologies; how do you say you're sorry? Part 2 Jan 25, 2013 | 27:28The town of Cumberland BC apologises to Japanese Canadians
taken away to internment camps during the second world war.
James Motluk discovers his Ukrainian born grandfather was
interned during the First World War. Why do some apologies succeed and others fail? The case of Christian brothers in Toronto and Ottawa.
Feb 1, 2013 | 24:58Living Out Loud To B or not to B Part 1 Audio
Living Out Loud To B or not to B Part 1 Feb 1, 2013 | 24:58B is for bassoon and how strange things can happen to a Budding Bassoonist. B is for Bed and Bannock, a guest house in northern
BC which helps guests with the abuse of booze. B is for the Barrage of ads for Body Beautiful and a woman's "Flat Belly Blues".
Feb 15, 2013 | 27:28Living Out Loud "Different trains, different tunnels" Part 2 Audio
Living Out Loud "Different trains, different tunnels" Part 2 Feb 15, 2013 | 27:28"Kids again"; when they were young Jay Brown and his brother often explored the train tunnel near their home, plunging into its seductive depths. Years later it still pulls them in. "Infiltrators"; for some people a 'do not enter' sign is an irresistable invitation to open up a manhole to the forbidden tunnels that lie deep below busy city streets. "The Screaming tunnel" near Niagara Falls has a dark and mysterious past and it's where locals and tourists go at midnight to strike a match and scare themselves half to death. Our brave investigator Sam Pane was the only one to venture into its darkness alone.
Feb 22, 2013 | 24:58Living Out Loud Shades of black Part 1 Audio
Living Out Loud Shades of black Part 1 Feb 22, 2013 | 24:58"I hate being black", Joseph Daley said to his parents his ears ringing with racial epithets hurled at him by his kindergarten classmates. Not any more - not since he began fighting racism with humour and poetry. "Black ghosts of Paris"; in the small Ontario town where she was raised, Julia Browne and her family felt isolated and alone, almost the only black people around. When Julia moved to Paris she found her spiritual home and some long gone but inspiring people she calls her "black ghosts". Jamal Robinson wants a career in broadcasting. When we hooked him up with a top CBC producer he was in for some surprises, most of them good.