Jul 2, 2012 | 27:28Global Perspectives The Gristle in the Stew Audio
Global Perspectives The Gristle in the Stew Jul 2, 2012 | 27:28Huronia Regional Centre was an Ontario home for the mentally disabled. It opened in 1876, but didn’t close until 2009. Parents were told their children would be cared for. It’s now coming to light that this was not the case. For the first time, adults who grew up in these places are telling harrowing stories of abuse and neglect.
Jun 30, 2011 | 27:29Global Perspectives Squatters Rights? Audio
Global Perspectives Squatters Rights? Jun 30, 2011 | 27:29Squatters have been a well established feature of Dutch life for decades. However, in October 2010, a new anti squat law came into effect to force squatters out of Dutch cities once and for all. But the squatters are not about to let it go that easily. For them, it's a matter of principle. (Radio Netherlands Worldwide)
Jul 7, 2011 | 27:29Global Perspectives Escape from Honduras Audio
Global Perspectives Escape from Honduras Jul 7, 2011 | 27:29In this documentary "Who says I can't" takes on a multiple meanings. There is the defiance of Eduardo Lopez. There are the Honduran police who try to muzzle his anti-government opinions. And then there is the Canadian immigration official who denies Lopez entry into Canada as a political refugee. (CBC)
Jul 14, 2011 | 27:29Global Perspectives The Ancestors are Calling Audio
Global Perspectives The Ancestors are Calling Jul 14, 2011 | 27:29Lesego Mangwanyane's great grandfather was a traditional healer but her grandmother and mother didn't want to take it on. Lesego is starting to have premonitions that the ancestral finger is pointing at her. But she doesn't want to be sucked into that world of ancestral spirits and herbal medicines. She just wants to get on with her life as a young African woman in the 21st Century. Will she listen to the call of the ancestors or not?
Jul 21, 2011 | 27:29Global Perspectives The Too Hard Basket Audio
Global Perspectives The Too Hard Basket Jul 21, 2011 | 27:29Physically disabled people are rarely touched in a loving way or thought of as sexually beings. Yet they have the same need for a sexual life as everyone else. John Blades, who has a major disability himself, talks to sex workers about why they work with disabled clients and the importance of touch to every human being. Note: mature subject matter.
Jul 28, 2011 | 27:29Global Perspectives Who Says I Can't Serve Audio
Global Perspectives Who Says I Can't Serve Jul 28, 2011 | 27:29The New Zealand Navy prides itself on being somewhat progressive - even in matters considered taboo in many other countries. This is the story of a gay naval officer and the approach of the New Zealand military to what it called "sexual diversity
Aug 11, 2011 | 27:29Global Perspectives Who Says I Can't Fish Audio
Global Perspectives Who Says I Can't Fish Aug 11, 2011 | 27:29Troubles in the fishery are painfully familiar to our coastal communities here in Canada. But they are a global phenomenon. In Britain, fishermen rail against the landlocked bureaucrats of the European Union, the people who regulate their catch with little logic and less compassion. In today’s documentary, the BBC's Charlotte Smith visits Fred Normandale, one of the few remaining fishermen in the small town of Scarborough in the North East of England, to tell this story from a British perspective.
Aug 5, 2011 | 27:29Global Perspectives Watch My Stick, Please Audio
Global Perspectives Watch My Stick, Please Aug 5, 2011 | 27:29In 1999, Resa Kochberg was an itinerant music teacher with a dream - to bring people back to playing instruments they had left behind, often decades earlier. Maybe they didn’t the time, or anyone to play with. Maybe somebody told them: you’re not good enough to play. Perhaps they even whispered it to themselves. But that was before they met Resa. Here’s Alisa Siegel’s documentary, Watch My Stick, please.
Aug 18, 2011 | 27:29Global Perspectives Couscous and Cultural Diplomacy Audio
Global Perspectives Couscous and Cultural Diplomacy Aug 18, 2011 | 27:29Today we meet two men who are not afraid of a challenge. We travel to Iowa—to a town of 1500 people-- surrounded by corn and soybean farms. It’s about the last place you’d expect to find a gay couple starting an Algerian restaurant in homage to a 19th century jihadist.
But Elkader is not your ordinary town. It happens to be the only town in the US named after an Arab Muslim. From WAMU in Washington, DC, producer Andrea Wenzel takes us to meet two unlikely restaurateurs.
Aug 25, 2011 | 27:29Global Perspectives In His Own Right Audio
Global Perspectives In His Own Right Aug 25, 2011 | 27:29From Hong Kong, the story of one man who asked “Who says I can’t” very publicly. Bun Chai has been paralyzed from the neck down for the past twenty years. He made an open appeal to the government for the right to end his life. But that was then. These days he has found a new way to live.
Sep 1, 2011 | 37:07Global Perspectives The Women are Coming Audio
Global Perspectives The Women are Coming Sep 1, 2011 | 37:07What a day it was. Monday May 11, 1970. Thirty-five women infiltrated the public galleries of the House of Commons. They chained themselves to their chairs. During Question Period, they started to shout. The business of parliament came to a halt. It was the culmination of what became known as the Abortion Caravan, a defiant country wide trek aimed at putting the issue of abortion access on the national agenda. The roots of the protest began two years earlier at Simon Fraser University. For our final episode of Global Perspectives this season, Karin Wells documentary, "The Women are Coming". This web version is the longer original piece first heard on The Sunday Edition
Jun 25, 2012 | 27:29Global Perspectives A Family Business Audio
Global Perspectives A Family Business Jun 25, 2012 | 27:29The Bernardes family business is a century-old hardware store in the East End of London. Inventory is still kept using pen and paper, but there is pressure to introduce modern technology to the store.
Jul 9, 2012 | 27:29Global Perspectives Chatworth: A Chance for Change Audio
Global Perspectives Chatworth: A Chance for Change Jul 9, 2012 | 27:29This week’s documentary from South Africa is a story of addiction in the township of Chatsworth near Durban. Chatsworth was set up as an Indian township under apartheid in the 1960s and retains its Indian character today. Chervon Chetty grew up in Durban with relatives in Chatsworth. She returns to Chatsworth to examine the chaos created by a drug called Sugars, and a detox process that is finally giving long-term addicts a Chance for Change.
Jul 16, 2012 | 27:29Global Perspectives The War of the Camphor Laurels Audio
Global Perspectives The War of the Camphor Laurels Jul 16, 2012 | 27:29One million camphor laurel trees have spread throughout the Bellingen valley, in the north coast hinterland of Australia’s New South Wales. It’s taken them a hundred years to dominate the land. Locals either see the trees as beautiful, or as giant weeds. And for a year now the town’s been at war over whether four camphor laurel trees should be chopped down. The debate over the trees has become a debate over the changing nature of Bellingen. Everybody in town has an opinion; sometimes several.
Jul 23, 2012 | 27:30Global Perspectives Mrs. Parker Audio
Global Perspectives Mrs. Parker Jul 23, 2012 | 27:30The 1954 Parker-Hulme matricide was the famous murder behind Peter Jackson’s film Heavenly Creatures. Two teenage girls – Pauline Parker and Juliet Hulme murdered Pauline’s mother. RNZ producer Ruth Beran has managed to gain access to both recordings and documents not previously available. She speaks with participants in the murder and the investigation. The incredible changes to societal attitudes are clearly apparent, and it has say a lot about Christchurch and New Zealand both now and then.