On The Island | Feb 28, 2013 | 6:23

Literacy Cuts

Literacy Cuts

Now Playing on CBC Radio Help Refresh

Live audio streams for phones and tablets: Radio One and CBC Music (Radio 2, Radio 3 and more)

CBC Radio One

Listen Live Ottawa change

CBC Radio 2

Listen Live Eastern change

CBC Radio 3

Listen Live Radio 3
On The Island - Non-profit dental clinic for low-income youth opens.Mar 26, 2015 | 6:59On The Island Non-profit dental clinic for low-income youth opens. Audio
On The Island Non-profit dental clinic for low-income youth opens. Mar 26, 2015 | 6:59A new non-profit dental clinic for youth who come from low-income families has opened in Sidney.
On The Island - Victoria dental clinic puts therapy dogs to workMar 25, 2015 | 6:42On The Island Victoria dental clinic puts therapy dogs to work Audio
On The Island Victoria dental clinic puts therapy dogs to work Mar 25, 2015 | 6:42A Victoria dental clinic has come up with a way to calm jittery patients that is more gentle than knocking them out with a sedative.
On The Island - Website launched to help LGBT seniors plan for end-of-life careMar 24, 2015 | 8:19On The Island Website launched to help LGBT seniors plan for end-of-life care Audio
On The Island Website launched to help LGBT seniors plan for end-of-life care Mar 24, 2015 | 8:19Simon Fraser University gerontology professor Gloria Gutman recently launched LGBT End of Life Conversations, a website that helps seniors find LGBT-friendly service providers.
On The Island - Mystery of baleen whale's hearing may be solvedMar 17, 2015 | 8:56On The Island Mystery of baleen whale's hearing may be solved Audio
On The Island Mystery of baleen whale's hearing may be solved Mar 17, 2015 | 8:56A recent discovery about how baleen whales hear could have implications for the amount of man-made noise in our oceans
On The Island - Artist Connie Watts says too many rules stifle creativityMar 16, 2015 | 6:37On The Island Artist Connie Watts says too many rules stifle creativity Audio
On The Island Artist Connie Watts says too many rules stifle creativity Mar 16, 2015 | 6:37Artist Connie Watts is taking on the regulations around art commissioned for public places, saying too many rules stifle the creative process.
On The Island - Anita Majumdar criticizes use of 'brown face' in Victoria theatre productionMar 11, 2015 | 12:05On The Island Anita Majumdar criticizes use of 'brown face' in Victoria theatre production Audio
On The Island Anita Majumdar criticizes use of 'brown face' in Victoria theatre production Mar 11, 2015 | 12:05Victoria-based theatre Langham Court has come under fire for its production Charles Dickens' The Mystery of Edwin Drood, because it features white performers wearing dark make-up to make themselves look South Asian.
On The Island - Victoria councillor's idea to farm deerMar 11, 2015 | 8:04On The Island Victoria councillor's idea to farm deer Audio
On The Island Victoria councillor's idea to farm deer Mar 11, 2015 | 8:04As controversial deer cull in Oak Bay has wrapped up, a Victoria city councillor has another solution to manage urban deer — farming them to profit off the meat.
On The Island - 9-1-1 on Lasqueti Island: Islanders Kathy and David RogersMar 6, 2015 | 7:45On The Island 9-1-1 on Lasqueti Island: Islanders Kathy and David Rogers Audio
On The Island 9-1-1 on Lasqueti Island: Islanders Kathy and David Rogers Mar 6, 2015 | 7:45Lasqueti Island residents Kathy and David Rogers say plans to implement a 9-1-1 emergency system don't fit with the island's unique lifestyle.
On The Island - 9-1-1 on Lasqueti Island: Powell River Regional District CAO Alan RadkeMar 5, 2015 | 7:46On The Island 9-1-1 on Lasqueti Island: Powell River Regional District CAO Alan Radke Audio
On The Island 9-1-1 on Lasqueti Island: Powell River Regional District CAO Alan Radke Mar 5, 2015 | 7:46The residents of Lasqueti Island are living up to their reputation of doing things differently, as a residents fight against adopting a 9-1-1 emergency system. Alan Radke is the CAO of the Powell River Regional District.
On The Island - Raven coal mine on holdMar 3, 2015 | 5:53On The Island Raven coal mine on hold Audio
On The Island Raven coal mine on hold Mar 3, 2015 | 5:53Plans for the controversial Raven coal mine in the Comox Valley have come to a halt. On Monday, Compliance Energy Corporation withdrew it's application for a second environmental assessment. John Snyder is President of Coalwatch Comox Valley.
On The Island - Kyle Miller's nixie clocksMar 3, 2015 | 8:39On The Island Kyle Miller's nixie clocks Audio
On The Island Kyle Miller's nixie clocks Mar 3, 2015 | 8:39Port Alberni artist Kyle Miller has found a new use for an old technology, using old nixie tubes to build displays for handmade clocks.
On The Island - Alternatives to the big Internet providersFeb 26, 2015 | 7:27On The Island Alternatives to the big Internet providers Audio
On The Island Alternatives to the big Internet providers Feb 26, 2015 | 7:27David Christopher with OpenMedia talks about alternatives to the big Internet provides Shaw and Telus.
On The Island - Michael Lukas' discourse with a mountain lionFeb 25, 2015 | 6:07On The Island Michael Lukas' discourse with a mountain lion Audio
On The Island Michael Lukas' discourse with a mountain lion Feb 25, 2015 | 6:07Michael Lukas' story of being stalked by a cougar will be included in a new anthology about animal encounters.
On The Island - Space travel touted for Vancouver IslandFeb 24, 2015 | 10:06On The Island Space travel touted for Vancouver Island Audio
On The Island Space travel touted for Vancouver Island Feb 24, 2015 | 10:06US-based technology company ET3 is advocating for a futuristic transportation system on Vancouver Island that could transport passengers from Nanaimo to Swartz Bay with nary a car, train, plane, helicopter or Malahat bottleneck in sight.
On The Island - Documentary chronicles history of LundFeb 18, 2015 | 8:10On The Island Documentary chronicles history of Lund Audio
On The Island Documentary chronicles history of Lund Feb 18, 2015 | 8:10An upcoming documentary by filmmakers Tai Uhlmann and Theo Angell, The End of the Road, explores how the Sunshine Coast community of Lund, B.C. became an accidental Utopia for draft dodgers in the late 1960s.

1 of 19