Wed November 18, 2009 at 2:00 AM
The spirit of Hana's Suitcase is in Winnipeg, MB. Her story has inspired students at Maple Leaf School to create an art project. Local artist Tamara Weller asked the grade six students to research a child affected by the Holocaust and create a suitcase for him or her. After we hear about that story, we'll hear from Gladson Makowa, a producer with the Story Workshop in Malawi, and Kevin Perkins, the Executive Director of Farm Radio International.
Tue November 17, 2009 at 3:00 AM
Today on the podcast, we'll meet a visually impaired runner (Noella Klawitter of Ottawa, ON), a violinist who was born without a right hand (Adrian Anantawan of Toronto, ON) and an actress who stutters (Krystal Garib, originally from British Columbia) but can now perform on international stages, including Broadway, thanks to a little help from the bard.
Mon November 16, 2009 at 3:00 AM
Last weekend, many Prince Edward Islanders took part in the Nichola Goddard Light up the World fundraiser. Captain Goddard was the first female Canadian soldier to die in combat. Her parents live on PEI. The events started Saturday afternoon with the opening of an art show at the Confederation Centre Gallery. Photographer Dianne Bos traveled back to Papua New Guinea with the late Captain Goddard's parents, Sally and Tim.
Fri November 13, 2009 at 2:00 AM
Have you ever visited a flea market and seen old war medals for sale? Ever wonder who owned those medals and how they got there?
Sherri Lang and her husband have set up a website to help families find missing war medals. After hearing from her, we'll hear from Ralph Brant. He's the manager of flight operations with Serco, the company that provides Services for Base 5 Wing Goose Bay in Labrador. He discusses the future of unmanned vihicles in the military.
Thu November 12, 2009 at 2:00 AM
Playing is something we assume our children know all about but it turns out not all kids know what to do when they have down time. A pilot program of the Cape Breton Victoria Regional School Board is adding the lesson of playing to their curriculum. After that story, we'll hear an item from Daybreak Montreal. The world celebrated the fall of the Berlin Wall earlier this week. To mark the occasion, host Nancy Wood spoke with four Montrealers who are originally from Germany.
Wed November 11, 2009 at 2:00 AM
The casualties of war are particularly vivid today. We hear their names and we're reminded of the numbers. What we are less aware of are the invisible casualties - the soldiers who've survived with injured hearts and minds. For years, Ted Barris has been chronicling the otherwise untold tales of Canadian war veterans. His latest book is a remarkable foray in to the lives of men and women who "just don't talk about it."
Tue November 10, 2009 at 2:00 AM
Taylor Mitchell was the young singer-songwriter who was killed by coyotes while hiking in Nova Scotia. Mitchell's death has evoked a visceral response from people around the Maritimes. Biologist Bob Bancroft visited host Costas Halavrezos in the Maritime Noon studio to tell us about the relationship between coyotes and humans.
Mon November 9, 2009 at 3:00 AM
First up, an interview with Gordon Laird, the author of "The Price of a Bargain: The Quest for Cheap and the Death of Globalization." Following that conversation we'll hear from Tim Unger. He's a co-owner of The Fairfield Bicycle Shop in Victoria, BC and he's responding to Mountain Equipment Co-op's preparations to release their own line of bicycles. We'll also hear a reaction to the criticisms from a public affairs manager with MEC, Tim Southam.
Fri November 6, 2009 at 3:00 AM
Today, we'll hear about the new documentary film entitled Inside Hana's Suitcase. Filmmaker Larry Weinstein and Hana's brother, George Brady, spoke with guest host Jesse Wente on Q.
Thu November 5, 2009 at 2:00 AM
Today, we have two stories from the program As It Happens. Durness Parish School was built in 1760 in the far north of Scotland but for 19 years, the headmaster lived and worked at Durness Parish School with no students. After hearing from the current headmaster, host Carol Off speaks with false feline follicle specialist Julie Jackson. She makes wigs for cats. They're called Kittywigs.