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: Shouldn't Need Sayin

This week a new documentary from Heather Barrett about a groundbreaking project in Newfoundland to bring a photographer, a songwriter, sex workers and the police together to try to find common ground. For the survivors of sex work, revealing their secret selves — the ones they used to hide from the world — is a step toward figuring out a better system for those still tied to the industry. Songwriter Amelia Curran met with the women and admits struggling to craft a song that resolved the tension between female exploitation and a woman’s freedom to choose her own path. The song Curran eventually wrote is called "Shouldn’t Need Sayin" and that's the name of the documentary.

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Atlantic Voice: The Failure of Food Banks

Despite nearly 40 years of fundraising and food drives, the number of people in need continues to rise. In this Atlantic Voice, re-aired from the New Brunswick podcast series "The Hook", Vanessa Blanch talks to New Brunswickers who are calling for an end to food banks.

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Atlantic Voice: Art & Rivalry

An interview with author Carol Bishop-Gwyn about her unauthorized biography "Art & Rivalry: The Marriage of Mary and Chris Pratt."

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Atlantic Voice: Bernice Morgan Reads from "Seasons Before the War."

Newfoundland author Bernice Morgan remembers Christmases past in a reading from her memoir "Seasons Before the War."

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Atlantic Voice: The Last Singer

On this week’s show, 79-year-old Akat Piwas is from Mushuau Innu First Nation in Natuashish. Akat is the last elder who sings the old hymns in the Mushuau dialect.She and her daughter, Manishan came to the CBC studio in St. John’s, so that her renditions could be recorded and preserved. Bailey White was at the session and brings us this documentary.

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Atlantic Voice: Level Playing Field

Like many Canadian kids, Kurtis Deveaux of Glace Bay wanted to play for the NHL - ideally Centre for the Boston Bruins. But a birth defect that affects his mobility, kept him from skating into that future. In this Atlantic Voice doc called “Level Playing Field” from Nicole MacClennan, we’ll hear how playing for a team called the Sledgehammers helped Kurtis develop a new dream....to level the playing field for a new generation of Cape Bretoners regardless of ability.

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Atlantic Voice: Passing the Gavel - Remembering Jackie Webster

A few weeks ago, New Brunswick lost a great storyteller when journalist Jackie Webster died at the age of 97. A writer and columnist for the Globe and Mail, Maclean's, Peter Gzowski’s Morningside, The Sunday Times and many more, Jackie lived large and was frequently seen holding court at the Boyce Farmer’s market in Fredericton on Saturdays and at her beloved Tuesday Club which met on...Wednesdays at the Beaverbrook Hotel. A lunch meeting since 1987 - co-founded with Dalton Camp, academics, politicians, business people and journalists all share a love of NB, politics. Last year, Atlantic Voice listeners got a glimpse into Jackie Webster’s spirit when the CBC’s. Myfawny Davies attended the Tuesday Club for the passing of the Gavel after 32 years.

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Atlantic Voice: Atlantic Canadian slave ships

This summer, at a contemporary art festival called the Bonavista Biennale, I visited an installation that changed my understanding of the slave trade. Canadian artist Camille Turner's installation revealed that 19 of the ships used to transport people from Africa into slavery were built in Newfoundland. And it's not just NL, many shipbuilding communities in Atlantic Canada constructed purpose-built slave ships. Here's our interview about the work.

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Atlantic Voice: The Pear Tree

A doc from freelance producer Rebecca Nolan about Dr. Elias Bartellas that bridges the Turkish invasion of Cyprus, the disappearance of a village and his determination to grow fruit trees in a rocky Newfoundland cliff.

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Atlantic Voice: Finding Max

We revisit one of the most dramatic news stories of the 1930s - The Hindenburg Disaster - with Viola Pruss’s award winning documentary “Finding Max”. It's the untold story of her great grandfather Max Pruss - the Hindenburg's heroic captain.

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Atlantic Voice: Finding Florence

A special Remembrance Day documentary by Richard Woodbury called Finding Florence - it’s a story with many twists about Cape Breton pilot Ed Mann and his favourite spitfire - a plane he named after his wife. The story of one ww2 airplane and its connection to generations of people across many countries.

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Atlantic Voice: The Intervention by Elizabeth Chiu

It’s a startling statistic: Everyday, about 11 Canadians die by suicide. This week on AV, how some Nova Scotia parents are fighting for change in the health care system. The doc explores the friction between a patient's privacy and the families’ need to support loved ones struggling with suicidal thoughts. Here’s is Elizabeth Chiu’s documentary The intervention. The first voice you’ll hear is Spencer Conway’s - his brother died by suicide in 2018.

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Atlantic Voice: A live interview with writer Michael Crummey from the Writers at Woody Point Festival

Afeature interview with Michael Crummey recorded live at the Woody Point Writers' Festival in beautiful Gros Morne National Park. Michael Crummey’s latest novel THE INNOCENTS examines the relationship between an orphaned brother and sister struggling to survive alone in a remote cove. Since this recording, the novel has acheived a kind of Canlit triple crown: nominated for The Governor General’s Literary Award, the Rogers Writers' Trust Award and the Giller Award. The Giller jury citation said: "Crummey's novel has the capacity to change the way the reader sees the world."

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Atlantic Voice: "Making Visible - Middle River"

Pam Hall and Jerry Evans launched a new chapter of the Encyclopedia of Local Knowledge (ELK) set in Conne River. The ELK is a way of gathering, honouring and sharing living knowledge, the stuff that is often undervalued, but deeply tied to place.

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Atlantic Voice: Mandy Rennehan is on a mission

The Atlantic Business Magazine CEO of the Year wants to solve Canada's shortage of skilled trades workers.

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Atlantic Voice: Never Too Old an interview with Olive Bryanton and filmmaker Marcia Connolly

Never Too Old made its debut at the FIN Atlantic International Film Festival. The doc follows the journey of 81 year old Olive as she completes her PhD and forces viewers to confront their own ageism. This week on Atlantic Voice, an interview with Olive Bryanton and filmmaker Marcia Connolly.

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Atlantic Voice: Crow Gulch was Here

The CBC's Lindsay Bird is going to take us to the forgotten village of Crow Gulch just outside Corner Brook, Newfoundland. Her doc explores how attitudes around race, can shape the perceived value of a place and impact generations.

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