Feb 15, 2013 | 24:58Living Out Loud "Different trains, different tunnels" Part 1 Audio
Living Out Loud "Different trains, different tunnels" Part 1 Feb 15, 2013 | 24:58"End of the line". For decades "The Northlander" has snaked 700 kilometers from Toronto to Cochrane, through farmland and the hard rock of the Canadian shield - a train with a long and proud history. Last year the Ontario government cancelled it. Some people on its last run were travelling on routine business, others to savour a sad moment and to remember. "Noises off". What is it about train sounds that stimulate our imagination and our memories? We asked people to put on headphones, listen to the sounds of trains and talk.
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 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.
Feb 8, 2013 | 27:27Living Out Loud Love, loss and longing Part 2 Audio
Living Out Loud Love, loss and longing Part 2 Feb 8, 2013 | 27:27"Remembering Angela"; a man a women are found shot dead in an SUV following a 400 kilometer police chase. Cameron Tiesma hears the story on the radio and realises the dead woman was the first love of his life. "David and Lisa"; a love story with a rocky start but a happy ending. And a message; if you want to keep your love learn the tango! "Dear piano"; can you love an inanimate object? Can you fall out of love with an inanimate object? Can you be unfaithful to an inanimate object?! Can Michelle Morra ditch her faithful old piano for a digital keyboard?
Feb 1, 2013 | 27:28Living Out Loud To B or not to B Part 2 Audio
Living Out Loud To B or not to B Part 2 Feb 1, 2013 | 27:28B is for Buddies; two young runners who race arm in arm because one of them is Blind. B is for "bi-racial"; the Best of Both worlds - or is it? B is for Brass Bands and a musician who wonders where he Belongs. B is for bees and the honeyed sweetness of a hobby turned bitter. B is for Betty who at 71 is learning to drive, Bravely and Belatedly.
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".
Jan 25, 2013 | 24:58Living Out Loud Apologies; how do you say you're sorry? Part 1 Audio
Living Out Loud Apologies; how do you say you're sorry? Part 1 Jan 25, 2013 | 24:58A childhood accident and an adult apology; Kevin Craig once threw a rock that hit his brother and lied about it for 20 years. Poornima Ranawana writes a letter of apology to her deceased grandfather. Margot Van Sluytman receives an apology from the man who murdered her father.
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.
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.
Jan 18, 2013 | 27:28Living Out Loud A is for Aardvark Part 2 Audio
Living Out Loud A is for Aardvark Part 2 Jan 18, 2013 | 27:28For Teresa Goff, A is for Aphasia which has has robbed her once talkative father of his ability to speak to her. As family farms disappear in Canada, A is for the Auction says singer and storyteller Enoch Kent. A is for Annoying and also for Attitude; as in men's refusal in the early days of radio to let women be Announcers. And finally A is for Advice, sex advice, from Amanda Jardine.
Jan 11, 2013 | 24:58Living Out Loud In search of refuge Part 1 Audio
Living Out Loud In search of refuge Part 1 Jan 11, 2013 | 24:58When the German army occupied Holland in World War 2, many Dutch families risked their lives to give sanctuary to Jewish children. One was the Smit family. In 1940 Showkie Smith was a fourteen year old girl. She tells how one day her father brought home a little boy, a new 'cousin', to live with the family. Today that 'cousin' is a grateful man in his mid 70's who describes those wartime years in hiding and his new life in Israel.
Jan 11, 2013 | 27:28Living Out Loud In search of refuge Part 2 Audio
Living Out Loud In search of refuge Part 2 Jan 11, 2013 | 27:28Mathilde Mkesharugo came to Canada after the horrors of Rwanda's genocide. Life has been tough, but throughout it all she had a dream; to go to a University. In Quebec 70% of abused women won't leave the family home if they can't take their pets with them. Nicole Messier opened her own home as a temporary refuge for dogs, cats, birds, fish, even snakes, in order for women to find safety. In his small apartment in Vancouver a young man seeks refuge from noisy neighbours and police sirens.
Dec 21, 2012 | 24:58Living Out Loud Foreign Travel - Part 1 Audio
Living Out Loud Foreign Travel - Part 1 Dec 21, 2012 | 24:58When Raffy Boudjikanian (BOO-JEE-CAR-NYAN) travelled to Turkey to sit among the ruins of the ancient hilltop town where his Armenian great grandfather used to live before being taken away to be killed, he expected to be angry. What he didn't expect was a question that suddenly sprung up and urgently needed an answer; "can I forgive?"
Judy McFarlane travels to a village in Rwanda with a shipment of blankets made by women in Vancouver, home made blankets - that is if you can call prison a home.
Dec 21, 2012 | 27:28Living Out Loud Foreign Travel - Part 2 Audio
Living Out Loud Foreign Travel - Part 2 Dec 21, 2012 | 27:28"Women of Morocco". Carma Jolly travels to Morocco to talk with three women who live very different lives; One is a mother of two young children who has done something very rare in Morocco; she's left an abusive husband and taken refuge in a women's shelter. Another is a young single woman living confidently and alone with a car, a job and her own apartment. The third is is an older woman who says she's lived a happy life even if most of it has been spent behind the closed doors of her family home.
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.