Atlantic Voice

 
 

Atlantic Voice

Atlantic Voice tells stories about issues and people throughout the region. We present documentaries prepared by journalists that take a thoughtful approach to the changes going on in our region. We talk about the things that pull us together as a region - and sometimes tear us apart!

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Atlantic Voice: 25 + 3

Family doctor and radio documentarian Monica Kidd digs into the headlines around the dramatic decrease in premature births since the start of the pandemic.

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Atlantic Voice: Making the Private Public

Journalists are meant to give the public insight into how society works, and that includes our what happens inside our courthouses. But when it comes to sexual assault trials, the details of what goes on behind those closed doors can be particularly distressing. How can journalists tell the truth without re-traumatizing victims.

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Atlantic Voice: A Level Playing Field

Nicole MacLennon introduces us to the Cape Breton family who set up Cape Breton's first sledge hockey team, the Cape Breton Sledgehammers. They wanted to give their son, Kurtis, the chance to play hockey, now Kurtis has joined them to provide that same opportunity to more kids.

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Atlantic Voice: Reporter Nic Meloney on the Mi'kmaw Regulated Lobster Fishery

We’re going to the wharf in Saulnierville, Nova Scotia where a Mi’kmaw regulated lobster fishery opened. CBC Indigenous Unit reporter Nic Meloney was there for the opening and some of the protests that followed. I invited him onto the program to give a backgrounder on the protests, what the fishery means to Sipekne'katik First Nation and what it could mean in the rest of Atlantic Canada.

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Atlantic Voice: A Feature Interview with writer Ami McKay

Nova Scotia writer Ami McKay on "Daughter of Family G," a memoir of Cancer genes, love and fate. The story of her family’s genetic history and how the determination and bravery of Ami’s ancestors is now fuelling early cancer detection. It's a story that started back in 1895 with her great great aunt Pauline - the seamstress.

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Atlantic Voice: A House Needs a Human Breath

A documentary by Luke Quinton introducing listeners to the work of Guggenheim and TED fellow Matthew Mazzotta. His internationally recognized art practise helps small towns see themselves in a new light and was inspired by his Newfoundland-born grandfather.

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Atlantic Voice: Michael Crummey and The Innocents

Michael Crummey won the Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award last week for his novel The Innocents. The $25,000 prize recognizes the best work of fiction by an Atlantic Canadian writer. On this week's Best of Atlantic Voice, we're re-airing Crummey reading and Angela Antle's live interview with him from last summer's Writers at Woody Point Festival.

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Atlantic Voice: Iceland Innovation

Jane Adey of The Broadcast accompanied Newfoundland fisheries companies on a visit to Iceland's Ocean Cluster House. A start-up incubator that is transforming the fishery there.

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Atlantic Voice: Camille Turner Newfoundland-built Slave Ships

This week on the Best of Atlantic Voice an interview with artist Camille Turner who installed her Afronautic Research Lab at the Bonavista Biennale in 2019. The lab exposed viewers to the history of Newfoundland's role in the trans-Atlantic slave trade as the builder of many of the ships.

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Atlantic Voice: Breaching Tradition

This week on the best of Atlantic Voice, Moira Donovan’s documentary Breaching Tradition about the the threat posed by climate change to Nova Scotia’s Acadian dyke system and how scientists and communities are at odds.

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Atlantic Voice: Finding Florence - winner of a silver Atlantic Journalism Award

Richard Woodbury's documentary about a WW2 spitfire named Florence. The surprising story of Cape Breton pilot Ed Mann and his favourite plane - an aircraft with connections to generations of people across many countries.

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Atlantic Voice - Elias' Pear Trees - winner of an Atlantic Journalism Award

Here is Rebecca Nolan’s documentary Elias’ Pear Trees, gold medal winner at this year’s Atlantic Journalism Awards. Our story starts this week with a trio of pear trees growing on a cliff in the Battery. Storms sometimes sweep in from the North Atlantic and take sheds right off the rocks in this former fishing village at the mouth of St. John’s harbour. But the trees are thriving. Their fruit symbolizing how the determination and boundless empathy of Dr. Elias Bartellas enriched Newfoundland.

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The Best of Atlantic Voice: An Interview with Polaris Prize winner Jeremy Dutcher from 2019

My feature interview with outstanding New Brunswick musician Jeremy Dutcher. We originally aired this interview right after he won the coveted Polaris Prize for his album Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa. The songs feature Jeremy‘s vocals and piano mixed with the archival voices of his ancestors singing from wax cylinders. With fewer than 100 speakers left of the Wolastoqiyik language, Dutcher is bringing his culture to a new younger audience. I started our discussion asking Jeremy how he discovered the song archives.

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Atlantic Voice: Anguish

This has been a heartbreaking week in Nova Scotia. Indeed, throughout the Atlantic region we are feeling pain and frustrated by the physical distancing that doesn’t allow us to express our solidarity with those who have lost loved ones. Roy Ellis says feelings of anger, hopelessness, guilt, and sadness are perfectly normal after trauma. Roy is a grief counselor in Nova Scotia. Who says what we're feeling is "Anguish."

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