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Amber Valley (Summer Rebroadcast)

8/13/2018
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"Where are you from, from?" Jesse Lipscombe is tired of being asked this question. Especially because the people asking never seem to accept his answer. Jesse is 4th generation Canadian and his family hail from Amber Valley, Alberta, a community formed by black settlers in 1908. (Originally aired February 27, 2018)

Duration:00:27:39

Wait, is that my sister? (Summer Rebroadcast)

8/6/2018
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Coral and Candace always knew they had a long-lost half-sister, Machelle. They also knew they'd never meet her - they thought she'd been adopted by a family, somewhere far away. But it turns out that for almost 50 years, their sister had been living right under their noses. (Originally aired March 13, 2018)

Duration:00:27:39

Dungeon Master for Hire (Summer Rebroadcast)

7/31/2018
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John Dempsey was in a career crisis until he took a chance on his life's obsession - Dungeons & Dragons. But could he make a living with the game? Things weren't looking good... until help came from an unexpected source: Netflix. (Originally aired October 31, 2017)

Duration:00:27:59

Quest for the Golden Spurtle (Summer Rebroadcast)

7/23/2018
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Held in a tiny Scottish village every year, the Golden Spurtle World Porridge Making Championship is a "grueling" business. (Originally aired January 2, 2018)

Duration:00:29:44

Blackflies and Bears (Summer Rebroadcast)

7/20/2018
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It's a quintessentially Canadian story: the wildlife run in. From The Doc Project's vaults, two stories about bears and what happens when you run into them on their turf. Plus, an updated intro from Acey about her new (and unwelcome) furry roommates. Happy camping! (Originally aired May 2017.)

Duration:00:27:40

Evidence of a Father (Summer Rebroadcast)

7/17/2018
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Author Camilla Gibb's father was brilliant, talented, but also menacing. Thirty years after he disappeared, Camilla got a message from a doctor saying, "I believe I am taking care of your father." Suddenly Camilla knew where he was... and what had happened to him. The discovery sent Camilla on a journey into her past and across the country. (Originally aired April 17, 2018)

Duration:00:28:44

Engaged at 14 (Summer Rebroadcast)

7/9/2018
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Sadia Rafiquddin was a Grade 9 student in Mississauga, Ontario, when her mother said to her, "Your dad and I got a proposal from my sister. Would you agree to marrying her son?" Sadia said yes. She was 14 years old. (Originally aired September 5, 2017. Winner of two silver medals at the New York Festivals International Radio Awards.)

Duration:00:28:17

PODCAST EXCLUSIVE: Forced marriage in Canada

7/9/2018
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Acey Rowe speaks with Aruna Boodram from The South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario about the issue of forced marriage in Canada. Boodram is a licensed paralegal and project coordinator for SALCO's "Non-Consensual/Forced Marriage Project".

Duration:00:17:25

Operation Good Times (Summer Rebroadcast)

7/6/2018
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When Samira Mohyeddin's dad was dying of cancer, she moved into his hospital room and transformed his last 28 days into a non-stop party. She filled it with fun, friends, and his favourite disco music - like Studio 54, including the drugs. She called it "Operation Good Times." (Originally aired February 6, 2018. Gold medal winner at the New York Festivals International Radio Awards.)

Duration:00:27:58

PODCAST EXCLUSIVE: Behind the scenes of "Operation Good Times"

7/3/2018
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Acey Rowe speaks with Samira Mohyeddin, producer of the award-winning documentary "Operation Good Times," about the making of her doc, her family's reaction to it, and what it was really like to live in a palliative care ward for 28 days.

Duration:00:19:21

The Kim Kardashian of cows

6/25/2018
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In 2014, Danny Da Silva moved to Cathedraltown, a suburban development in Markham, Ontario. He was particularly pleased to have found a spot on Charity Crescent - a semi-circle of two-storey houses around a parkette. But one day Danny came home and there was an incredibly large statue in the middle of the parkette. The statue was of a cow. A giant, stainless steel cow, looming two stories high, on stilts. According to its plaque, the statue was an homage to Charity the cow, an...

Duration:00:30:55

The Canadian Shield

6/18/2018
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Colin MacAdam has spent decades digging up the Canadian Shield around his cottage. Now, his daughter Veronica Simmonds digs to the bottom of why... Meanwhile, Jesse Kinos-Goodin pulls over at a rock face by the side of the Trans-Canada Highway, to visit the spot where his mom died - the same spot where she was born.

Duration:00:27:40

"Dearest Joan..."

6/11/2018
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During the Second World War, the Canadian government interned approximately 22,000 Japanese Canadians. And among them were teenagers, taken away from their schools, their homes and their friends. Now, a trove of letters received by one pen pal, Joan Gillis, offers a new glimpse of wartime through teenage eyes.

Duration:00:27:39

Everything old is new again

6/4/2018
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From construction boots at the local dump to a historic but under-attended church, two stories of giving things a much-needed second life.

Duration:00:27:39

Disbanded: Why my grandfather dissolved our reserve

5/29/2018
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Colleen Underwood was raised a "white kid" in suburban Edmonton. Two generations earlier, her grandfather, Johnny Rodgers, led the movement to disband his reserve, the Michel First Nation. What was behind Johnny's determination to assimilate?

Duration:00:27:39

Disbanded: Why my grandfather dissolved our reserve

5/28/2018
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Colleen Underwood was raised a "white kid" in suburban Edmonton. Two generations earlier, her grandfather, Johnny Rodgers, led the movement to disband his reserve, the Michel First Nation. What was behind Johnny's determination to assimilate?

Duration:00:27:39

The Grader Operator

5/23/2018
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April 1, 2017, a snowy Easter Saturday. That's the day Brenda Duhaime thinks it all started going wrong for her husband. Robert Duhaime worked as a grader operator, clearing the roads in rural Saskatchewan. But that day, his grader got stuck in a ditch. And shortly after, Brenda says he started receiving angry phone calls from work. Four months later, Robert took his own life. And now his widow is trying to get answers.

Duration:00:27:39

From homeless to "Homeward Bound"

5/14/2018
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In the small city of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, 120 homeless people have been given housing for less than half the cost of a single house in Vancouver or Toronto. The apartments are fully subsidized and, unlike most shelters, you don't need to be clean to get a spot.

Duration:00:28:09

Weirdest Trade Ever (Rebroadcast)

5/7/2018
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In 1999 two friends struck a strange deal: they traded stories. Each chose his favourite story about himself and told it to the other. From then on, they agreed to stop telling their own story, and to only tell each other's. 19 years later, we find out how the stories held up. Spoiler alert: the results are totally bizarre. (Originally aired January 23, 2018)

Duration:00:28:00

Would you befriend the person who turned you into a viral video?

5/1/2018
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Beulah Chandler was on her favourite Cape Breton beach when she witnessed the most beautiful thing she'd ever seen. It was Duncan Gillis, a stranger, helping his ailing wife walk on the beach. 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.

Duration:00:30:34