Jul 26, 2011 | 27:29The Late Show Animal Behaviourist Jon Lien (Episode 7) Audio
The Late Show Animal Behaviourist Jon Lien (Episode 7) Jul 26, 2011 | 27:29Jon Lien was the Whale Man, a shaggy-haired Viking from South Dakota who saved hundreds of whales from certain death in the waters off Newfoundland; the animal behaviourist found a way to get the marine giants co-operation, to let him free them from the fishing nets they were trapped in. In the process, he helped two species - the fisherman and the whale - learn to co-exist. He was also a passionate professor; an organic farmer; and a man who loved life - and his family - in equal measure. Jon was and is an inspiration to those who seek new and innovative answers to old problems.
Aug 17, 2011 | 27:28The Late Show Engineer Kazim Jafri (Episode 8) Audio
The Late Show Engineer Kazim Jafri (Episode 8) Aug 17, 2011 | 27:28Kazim Medhi Jafri was an engineer, scholar and devoted father. He was born in India 1917 but the turmoil of partition forced him to move his family to the new Islamic state of Pakistan. His life changed course again when, as he approached 60, he moved his family to Canada to seek a better life. A devout Muslim, he dotted on his six daughters. He encouraged each of them to pursue higher education. But it was the youngest of his girls who would ultimately test his faith and traditions in his new land.
Aug 24, 2011 | 27:28The Late Show Lynn Thomson (Episode 9) Audio
The Late Show Lynn Thomson (Episode 9) Aug 24, 2011 | 27:28Lynn Thomson had a smile that could light up a room. The tough talking wheelchair bound double amputee dedicated herself to helping young people get off drugs and start new lives in the process. Lynn could relate to the hard life on the streets of Winnipeg since she had been a street kid herself. But in her sobriety, and grateful for a second chance, she lead a generous and selfless life.
Aug 31, 2011 | 27:28The Late Show Remembering Writer Noah Augustine (Episode 10) Audio
The Late Show Remembering Writer Noah Augustine (Episode 10) Aug 31, 2011 | 27:28Noah Augustine lived his life in the promise of his people. He was a proud Mi'kmaq man, a skilled orator, writer and poet, whose words pointed to a better way and a better life for aboriginal communities. His larger than life personality enchanted many who knew him, including some of the most powerful and influential politicians and business people in New Brunswick.
But Noah Augustine also faced tragedy, courted controversy and lived through many highs and lows. And he died young....before he could fulfill his promise as a First Nation leader.
Aug 10, 2011 | 27:28The Late Show Remembering Father Jean Pochat (Episode 7) Audio
The Late Show Remembering Father Jean Pochat (Episode 7) Aug 10, 2011 | 27:28Father Jean Pochat was seen by many as a rebel. An open-minded, trustworthy priest, he was not afraid to challenge the hierarchy of the church. Born in France, he spent nearly 60 years with his feet firmly planted on the permafrost in the Northwest Territories. He was head of the residential school - Grandin College - and charged with producing nuns and priests, instead he encouraged his graduates to become aboriginal leaders and activists. Father Pochat also helped survivors of abuse from other residential schools stand up for their rights. Father Pochat died in 2010 at home, in Behchoko, NWT with his family, the Tilcho.