The Late Show | Aug 17, 2011 | 27:28

Engineer Kazim Jafri (Episode 8)

Kazim 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.

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
The Late Show - Remembering Bryce Keller (Episode 4)Jul 20, 2011 | 27:28The Late Show Remembering Bryce Keller (Episode 4) Audio
The Late Show Remembering Bryce Keller (Episode 4) Jul 20, 2011 | 27:28Bryce Keller wanted to be a solider. His parents were concerned, but accepting as their son felt it was a calling. Even in his childhood in Regina, Saskatchewan, Bryce was described as a natural born leader. Someone you could always depend on. But it was in the last few moments of his life that defined the person he had become. It was August 3rd, 2006 - in one of the bloodiest days of fighting for Canadians in the Afghanistan War, Bryce Keller went above and beyond the call of duty. The young man's heroic actions saved the lives of many on that fateful day.
The Late Show - Lynn Thomson (Episode 9)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.
The Late Show - Remembering Writer Noah Augustine (Episode 10)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.
The Late Show - Remembering Father Jean Pochat (Episode 7)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.
The Late Show - Remembering Doctor Ottilia Chareka (Episode 6)Aug 3, 2011 | 27:29The Late Show Remembering Doctor Ottilia Chareka (Episode 6) Audio
The Late Show Remembering Doctor Ottilia Chareka (Episode 6) Aug 3, 2011 | 27:29Ottilia Chareka grew up in a small, rural village in Zimbabwe. A beautiful young woman, her father expected to collect a "bride prize" as quickly as possible, assuming she'd marry young. But Ottilia had other plans. She had ambitions to become the first girl in her clan to finish high school and become a teacher. She succeeded. But when she moved to Canada, she found out her credentials were not accepted. So, she began again. While working as a maid at a hotel in Fredericton, she saved enough money for university tuition. After completing her PhD, she became a highly respected professor in the Faculty of Education at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, NS. She was a spirited mother to five girls and her boundless enthusiasm, intellect and empathy made her a favourite of both staff and students. Tragically, Ottilia died on March 16, 2011. Her husband has been charged with first degree murder.

2 of 2