Wednesday, June 2, 2010 | Categories: Episode Update
On today's show... from Newfoundland and Labrador... one of this province's most popular musicians is strutting around in tights these days -- on the big screen. Alan Doyle, the lead singer with the band "Great Big Sea", is acting beside Russell Crowe in the latest movie version of the Robin Hood legend. Doyle talks about playing Allan O'Dale, one of Robin Hood's "Merry Men"... from Nova Scotia ... Christopher Alkenbrack went to Poland recently for a controversial new medical procedure to relieve his multiple sclerosis. Alkenbrack and his wife are convinced it's already helped him .... from Quebec ... Martha Flaherty comes from a northern Inuit territory called Nunavik. Martha is also a subject of a new National Film Board documentary called "Martha of the North." The film explores her relationship to her grandfather, whose traditional life was profiled in another documentary, this one a classic from the 1920s, called "Nanook of the North"... from Saskatchewan ... Marvin Bernstein has been the province's child advocate for five years. UNICEF Canada has just hired him away, to work for children around the world. He talks about his accomplishments on the Prairies ... from Newfoundland and Labrador ... May Ann Fleming is also interested in children's rights. And she's disappointed the province's child advocate, whose hiring she lobbied for, is unable to officially take over his job. Opposition politicians object to John Rorke's salary and some of his public statements ... and from B.C. ... Chilliwack was formed 40 years ago. "My Girl", "She Talks Crazy Talk" and "California Girl" were some of their biggest hits. The band recently played two reunion shows in Richmond, B.C. and the group's founder, Bill Henderson, spoke afterwards with the CBC.