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The Children of Fairbridge Farm

12/10/2018
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From the 1860s to the 1940s, more than 100,000 British children were separated from their families and sent to Canada. They were known as British Home Children, and were often treated as free farm labour. Fairbridge Farm, on Vancouver Island, was supposed to be different. The farm school promised better training, and a better life. But it didn't always work out that way. Now, a legacy of "Fairbridgians" and their children are looking for answers.

Duration:00:28:07

A Tale of Two Jennifers

12/3/2018
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Two different Jennifers, at 11 years old, take flight towards a whole new identity. Jennifer Yoon came to Canada when she was 11. But when she arrived, she had only been "Jennifer" for a few minutes. On the flight from Korea, her mom told her to choose a more Western name. Now, 14 years later, Jennifer is wondering - should she make it official and become Jennifer legally? PLUS the night before her Grade 6 school photo, Jennifer Warren walked into the hair salon across the road from her...

Duration:00:28:07

PODCAST EXCLUSIVE: Music from "The Pipeliner Wives Club"

11/26/2018
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Adrienne Pan, producer of the documentary "The Pipeliner Wives Club," speaks to singer-songwriter Chelsea Savage about music, inspiration, and the pipeline life. This behind the scenes conversation pairs with the episode "The Pipeliner Wives Club."

Duration:00:15:31

The Pipeliner Wives Club

11/26/2018
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Adrienne Pan is a host at CBC Edmonton. Her husband, Ben, is a utility welder who works on pipelines. When they first met, Ben had decided to leave that life behind. Then, three years into their marriage, he got back into it. Ben is now on a seven-month Enbridge contract, living over 1,000 km away from his wife. This is not the marriage Adrienne had in mind. So, she's reaching out to a group she's suddenly found herself a part of - a group she calls "The Pipeliner Wives Club."

Duration:00:30:22

Addict Samaritan

11/20/2018
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Danny MacKillop was homeless and struggling with addiction, stealing to get money for his next high. But when a Toronto special constable left $40 in an ATM, Danny chased him down and returned the money. The officer posted about Danny's good deed on Facebook and tagged him. Danny's mother, Mary, hadn't seen him in 8 years, but she saw the post. Mary knew immediately what she had to do. She packed a bag and flew from her home in Cape Breton to Toronto, to search the streets for her son, and...

Duration:00:28:01

Addict Samaritan

11/19/2018
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Danny MacKillop was homeless and struggling with addiction, stealing to get money for his next high. But when a Toronto special constable left $40 in an ATM, Danny chased him down and returned the money. The officer posted about Danny's good deed on Facebook and tagged him. Danny's mother, Mary, hadn't seen him in 8 years, but she saw the post. Mary knew immediately what she had to do. She packed a bag and flew from her home in Cape Breton to Toronto, to search the streets for her son, and...

Duration:00:27:31

Music in the Attic

11/12/2018
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After Pat Maloney's death, his widow, Joanne, found dozens of tapes hidden away in the attic. Now she's called up her neighbour who's a musician to help digitize them. He presses play. And just like that, a neighbour and a family discover the hidden life of Pat Maloney.

Duration:00:27:35

Going The Distance

11/5/2018
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When Sarah Roselen got sick, she got sick fast. What she thought was bronchitis, or maybe pneumonia, turned out to be Acute Lymphoblastic Lymphoma, an aggressive cancer. And just like that, her life in remote Fort Smith, Northwest Territories, was put on hold. For months of harsh chemotherapy, she's had to relocate to Edmonton, a 14-hour drive away from her partner and young son. But Sarah is finding a surrogate family in her new Edmonton home: Compassion House, where women with cancer from...

Duration:00:27:39

Psychic Pet Detective

10/29/2018
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Robert Lindblad is a self-described psychic in Montreal. His friends say he developed this ability after a traumatic childhood accident. Robert doesn't charge for his services... like when Portland, Oregon's Lisa Lieberman swears he helped find her beloved Dachshund-Yorkie mix, Lucy, in real time, using Google Maps, from over 4,000 kilometres away. And when a Montreal couple were thrilled to learn the whereabouts of their beloved grey tabby, Titite. Learn more about the man who pet owners...

Duration:00:27:36

The Invisible Woman

10/22/2018
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In Canada, more than 200 languages are spoken. So how does this play out in our hospitals? For palliative care physician Evan Schneider, communicating bad news is a fundamental part of the job. Every day he has to navigate emotionally charged conversations - sometimes with patients don't speak the same language as him. Meanwhile, Maria Anna Calamia tries to be invisible at work. It's her job as a medical interpreter - translating between doctors and patients who don't speak the same...

Duration:00:26:35

The Skinny Twin

10/15/2018
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Bridget and Brianna are identical twins. And they are really close. Growing up, they had the same friends, liked the same sports, and shared everything - except Bridget had and eating disorder and Brianna didn't. Now, a decade since the height of Bridget's illness, the twins are asking if their DNA is identical, why did this happen?

Duration:00:27:40

Raising Hair

10/8/2018
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Amelia "Ed" Pittbrooke will never forget the first time she walked into a barbershop. She was hoping to finally get what she'd always wanted - a typical men's haircut. But it didn't go according to plan. Lots of people have a bad haircut story, but for LGBTQ people, getting your hair cut can be a minefield. ALSO, for almost 20 years Tej Swatch was in a battle... with his beard. And his beard was winning. The story of the lengths one man went to to conquer his beard.

Duration:00:27:40

PODCAST EXCLUSIVE: Behind the scenes with John Alex McDonald

10/1/2018
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Acey speaks with John Alex McDonald and Alison Cook, subject/writer and producer, respectively, of the essay "Can't Remember, Can't Forget." They discuss making a piece about early-onset Alzheimer's while navigating the effects of the disease. This behind the scenes conversation pairs with the episode "All I Have Is Now."

Duration:00:15:58

All I Have Is Now

10/1/2018
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Looking back, there were warning signs. Starting in his late fifties, John Alex McDonald would forget things. He would continually misplace his keys and his wallet, but he chalked it up to absent-mindedness. Then, one day, he was driving on the highway and suddenly forgot everything. Where he was. Who he was. It was 10 minutes before he remembered, and his new reality set in. PLUS, when author Ivan Coyote went to visit their 97-year-old grandma for the last time, they'd been warned that...

Duration:00:28:10

Toronto Blind Jays

9/24/2018
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The Jays have one big dream: to make it to the World Series. Not the Toronto Blue Jays... the Toronto Blind Jays! They play "Beep Ball" - baseball for the blind, so named because the ball beeps, as do the bases. The Blind Jays are Canada's only blind baseball team. They're headed to the World Series of Beep Ball in Wisconsin, determined to beat their rivals and move up in the rankings. One beep at a time.

Duration:00:27:40

The Hopeless Mountain

9/17/2018
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While desperately trying to make space in his home for his girlfriend to move in, Tom Howell unearths 20 years of unfinished To-Do lists. He dubs the chaos "The Hopeless Mountain". What follows is a personal quest in which Tom sets out to master the art of completing a To-Do list. For once.

Duration:00:27:40

Medieval Combat

9/10/2018
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Steve Pearson has had more than his share of challenges. Born with a short femur, he had 26 surgeries on his right leg throughout his childhood and teens. But the surgeries didn't stick, and at 20 his leg was amputated. So what did Steve do? He joined The Company of The White Wolf - Yukon's medieval combat team. Now, Steve is on his way to Scotland to compete against the best knights in the world. And he has a lot to prove.

Duration:00:27:40

Auntie Karrie

9/3/2018
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Karrie Würmann always knew she was adopted. But only last year did she learn the context of that adoption, when a visit to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights introduced her to the Sixties Scoop. This new information changed how she saw her past and her family. Now, Karrie has decided to return to the people and community she was taken from. And her adoptive nephew, Isaac, is going with her.

Duration:00:27:40

Beulah's Beach (Summer Rebroadcast)

8/27/2018
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Beulah Chandler was on her favourite Cape Breton beach when she saw the most beautiful thing she'd ever seen. It was Duncan Gillis, a stranger, helping his ailing wife walk. Beulah posted a video of the couple online. Forty thousand views later, their story is only beginning, starting with the real reason Beulah was on the beach that day. (Originally aired April 30, 2018)

Duration:00:30:56

All the people on my street (Summer Rebroadcast)

8/20/2018
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Tom Howell has lived in his house in Toronto's East York neighbourhood for 15 years. But last year, he learned that there was a New Year's Eve party for the people on his street... and he hadn't been invited. This discovery, and the realization that he has only learned the names of 5 people on his street in 15 years, leads Tom on a quest to find out what exactly it means to be a good neighbour. (Originally aired March 5, 2018)

Duration:00:29:17