May 12, 2010

On today's show...from Dartmouth, NS... An army corporal mourns her pal -- and her son's hockey coach -- a naval petty officer and bomb disposal expert killed in Afghanistan last week. He was the Canadian Navy's first casualty there... from Thunder Bay... CBC Radio celebrated the Navy's centennial by doing a special broadcast from the local naval base, HMCS Griffon, which included an interview with husband and wife naval officers, Admiral Retired Ray Zuliani and his wife Captain Anne Zuliani. They are also the parents of sailors currently serving in the Navy... from Calgary... an interview on the Mother-of-All-Beaver Dams. It's in Wood Buffalo National Park and is 850 meters long, about the size of the Hoover Dam. It's so big it's visible from outer space. It's so big, if you tipped it up on its edge, it would be 40 percent taller than the CN Tower... from Vancouver... a 94-year-old former Dutch resistance fighter talks about surviving the Nazis and then 65 "bonus" years after the war, most of them in his adopted country of Canada... from Quebec City... Aboriginal women march from the Quebec City area to Ottawa to draw attention to their cause. They say they are discriminated against, compared to Indian men who marry outside their race... from Toronto... an interview on a new documentary on a man calling himself Furious Pete, who went from battling anorexia to becoming a successful competitive eater... from Moncton... CBC's Moncton's Blue Collar Philosopher, Lucien, on why he's as mad as hell, la, at a (mostly) English-only casino in his hometown.

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