Jodie Martinson

Story Producer

Jodie Martinson is a Emmy-Award winning journalist who works with CBC Radio in Vancouver. She's the producer of the CBC Podcast Other People's Problems and has made numerous documentaries. You can reach her at

Latest from Jodie Martinson

A school they called Alcatraz: Survivor reflects on sisters' deaths at Kuper Island Residential School

Many children who were forced to attend Kuper Island Residential School off the coast of Chemainus on Vancouver Island died trying to leave. Survivor Karen McCallum, whose half-sisters were presumed drowned trying to escape, is still looking for answers.

Homeless city resident pairs with Vancouver realtor to open new emergency warming shelter

The temportary warming shelter is one of only a handful of places where people experiencing homelessness on the West Side of the city can seek refuge from the cold.

In the shadow of a pandemic, demand soars for eating disorder treatment

Advocates say more people are experiencing eating disorders and struggling to get treatment because of the COVID pandemic.

New HIV infections reach an all-time low in B.C. despite COVID-19 challenges

Dr. Julio Montaner says that while B.C. is doing well, international leadership on HIV/AIDS has declined and he is concerned that COVID-19 could impact progress globally.

Dr. Peter Diaries still resonate after 30 years, drawing parallels between the battles against AIDS and COVID

The stories Dr. Peter Jepson-Young told of a deadly new virus killing marginalized people and traumatizing doctors and nurses in the 1980s and early 1990s feel freshly relevant as a second wave of COVID-19 changes the way we live.

These parents say jail is the safest place for their son, after B.C.'s addiction treatment system failed him

After nine years of trying to get help for their son, who struggles with addiction, a Vancouver Island couple are disillusioned with B.C.’s treatment system.

High school hopes: B.C. teens share their dreams and fears as they return to class

Three B.C. teens voice their concerns about returning to the classroom in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Endless phone calls, painful conversations part of COVID contact tracing in B.C.'s hardest hit region

A team of up to 250 people have placed more than 170,000 phone calls since the first positive cases were identified in February to people in the Fraser Health region who have confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19.

How volunteer movers keep victims of violence safe as they escape abusive homes

Moving day and the days of planning leading up to can be an especially dangerous time for victims fleeing an abusive partner. Shelter Movers helps keep them safe by moving their belongings for them, as well as picking up the costs of a such a move, which can often spiral.
Still Standing

Still skiing: Vancouver snow sport repair shop going strong for 4 decades

CBC's The Early Edition regularly spotlights a local business beating the odds and thriving in the Lower Mainland in a series called Still Standing. Vancouver Ski & Board Services has been supporting snow sport enthusiasts since 1972.