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From the Gaspé to the Abitibi, the Eastern Townships to the Lower North Shore, Breakaway has Quebec covered! Entertainment and the arts, sports, business, politics - all with a Quebec twist.

  • 10:59
    Quentin Condo goes by the stage name Q052. He's a Mi'kmaq rap artist from Gesgapegiag, now based in the Eastern Townships. He joined Alison Brunette in our Sherbrooke studio to talk about his debut album Lateral Violence and how music can change the world.
    Nov 16, 2018
  • 14:30
    Eric Dupont's novel La Fiancée Amériacine took Quebec by storm when it was first published in 2012. Now the English translation, Songs for the Cold of Heart, has won the hearts of readers in the rest of Canada. It's been shortlisted for the Scotiabank-Giller Prize, a rare honour for a translated work of fiction. Translator and publisher Peter McCambridge joins host Alison Brunette to discuss the challenges and joys of sharing the story with a new audience.
    Nov 15, 2018
  • 12:38
    A group of high school students connect with the First Wold War by researching local soldiers who attended their school. Breakaway producer Cassandra Leader met with some of the students and teachers behind the project.
    Nov 9, 2018
  • 09:15
    Get ready to be spooked. LouPhi Hébert bought a gothic-style historic manor in Richmond a decade ago. Hear why he transforms it into a terrifying Halloween spectacular year after year. He tells our host Alison Brunette how he gets it all ready for the trick-or-treaters who will be descend in droves come nightfall.
    Oct 31, 2018
  • 10:34
    Marcel Morin travels the world capturing and telling people's intimate stories through his photographs. Many large-format photographs are being exhibited this fall in Sherbrooke at the FARO Roasting house and café. Our host Alison Brunette stopped by to find out more about the stories behind the faces Morin photographs.
    Oct 30, 2018
  • 30:49
    Pascal Asselin records under the name Millimetrik and he's very eager to share his latest album Make It Last Forever with the world. So eager, that he has made it available in as many formats as possible. He joined CBC's Julia Caron in our Quebec City studio to share more about the epic journey that lead to the creation of Make it Last Forever. You hear excerpts from the album, including guests vocalists Little Miss Roy from the Blaze Velluto Collection, Anna Frances Meyer from les DeuxLuxes and Gaspard Eden.
    Oct 30, 2018
  • 17:55
    The head of the school board in Quebec's Inuit territory of Nunavik is urging the province to address the gaping holes in the education system for its 3,700 Inuit students. Robert Watt, president of Kativik Ilisarniliriniq, joined Alison Brunette
    Oct 25, 2018
  • 15:06
    Eva Olsson lived through the horrors of the Holocaust and now she spends her time speaking with young people across the country about acceptance, tolerance and love. She joined guest host Alison Brunette from our Quebec City studio, alongside Mia Tenasco, one of the Quebec High students who helped organize the event.
    Oct 23, 2018
  • 10:26
    The world of 17th century French baroque meets Indigenous Turtle Island culture. That's one of the themes of the new exhibit at the Foreman Art Gallery, called "Le rêve aux loups." Artist Mary Anne Barkhouse belongs to the Nimpkish band, Kwakiutl First Nation, and gives Alison Brunette a pre-vernissage tour of the gallery.
    Oct 18, 2018
  • 07:52
    What would you do if your mother was a spy who held four master's degrees and spoke seven languages? If you're Iona Whishaw, you write a mystery series and base the heroine on her true life. The Canadian author has just published her fifth novel in her Lane Winslow mystery series, and joined guest host Alison Brunette to delve into the inspiration behind the main character.
    Oct 10, 2018
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