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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!

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!

Location:

Halifax, NS

Description:

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!

Language:

English


Episodes

Atlantic Voice: Michael Crummey and The Innocents

7/11/2020
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.

Duration:00:26:19

Atlantic Voice: Iceland Innovation

6/21/2020
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.

Duration:00:26:19

Atlantic Voice: Camille Turner Newfoundland-built Slave Ships

6/14/2020
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.

Duration:00:26:19

Atlantic Voice: Breaching Tradition

6/7/2020
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.

Duration:00:26:20

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

5/24/2020
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.

Duration:00:26:19

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

5/17/2020
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.

Duration:00:26:20

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

5/2/2020
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...

Duration:00:26:19

Atlantic Voice: Anguish

4/25/2020
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."

Duration:00:26:19

Atlantic Voice: Sean McCann: Live from the Inside

4/18/2020
Today a new doc from former prison inmate Stephen Miller. It follows Great Big Sea co- founder Sean McCann on his recent visit to Her Majesty’s Penitentiary in St. John’s, where he spoke emotionally about his road to recovery from sexual abuse and addictions.

Duration:00:26:19

Atlantic Voice: Part Two of The Mystery of The Portuguese Waltzes

4/11/2020
In this new two-part documentary, Rebecca Nolan follows musician and writer Richard Simas on his quest to trace the exact origin of the a beloved set of Newfoundland tunes called: The Portuguese Waltzes.

Duration:00:26:19

Atlantic Voice: The Mystery of the Portuguese Waltzes - Part 1

4/4/2020
In this new two-part documentary, Rebecca Nolan follows musician and writer Richard Simas on his quest to trace the exact origin of the a beloved set of Newfoundland tunes called: The Portuguese Waltzes.

Duration:00:26:19

Atlantic Voice: The CAPA Model of mental healthcare

3/28/2020
This week on AV, a conversation with mental health care clinicians at the IWK in Halifax where they’ve all but eradicated wait times for children and adolescents. Dr. Sharon Clarke and Karen Carey are my guests on the program. They’re going to tell us about the CAPA model and how it is changing mental healthcare in Nova Scotia.

Duration:00:26:19

Atlantic Voice: Chicken Balls and Baymen

3/21/2020
This week on AV, Chicken Balls and Baymen, a new documentary from William Ping. It’s an exploration of identity and culture that started when William found an old photo album that belonged to his grandfather. The album contained mysterious photos of take-outs, parking lots and restaurants. Wanting to know why his grandfather would keep a whole album of restaurant pictures, William grabbed a tape recorder and went on this quest.

Duration:00:26:50

Atlantic Voice: Visitation Place

3/14/2020
This week on AV, a brand new doc from PEI’s Isabella Zavarise. It’s the story of Visitation Place a unique space in Charlottetown - that may be the solution to the region’s many emptying convents. Visitation Place offers lodgings and a place for young university students to explore their faith and their role in the community. It’s the brain child of Sister Sue Kidd.

Duration:00:26:19

Atlantic Voice: Fed Up - A Panel on Food Insecurity in NL.

2/29/2020
Fed Up is a reflection on food insecurity from NL with lessons for the Atlantic Region. A few years ago, NL was a poster child in how to successfully tackle food insecurity, It had a specific poverty reduction plan that indexed income assistance to inflation - The province no longer does that and now food insecurity rates are the highest in Canada. Hosted by Jane Adey, Fed Up is part of a CBC series looking at the causes, impacts, and solutions to food insecurity.

Duration:00:26:19

Atlantic Voice: I'm a Soldier - Sheldon Roberts' Fight for Life

2/22/2020
This week we’re bringing you a story about PTSD from the CBC NB podcast series The Hook. In this episode, Harry Forestell introduces Myfanwy Davies to former a military sniper who survived Afghanistan, but has been battling PTSD ever since. Here’s I’m a Solider, Sheldon Roberts’ Fight for Life.

Duration:00:26:19

Atlantic Voice: A panel of Inspiring African Nova Scotians

2/15/2020
This week, Portia Clark brings us a panel of African Nova Scotian leaders in honour of African Heritage Month. You’ll hear the voices of singer-songwriter Reeny Smith, Halifax Councillor Lindell Smith, Psychiatry resident Dr. Cinera States and community leader Bradley Daye.

Duration:00:26:19

Atlantic Voice: Breaching Tradition

2/8/2020
Many coastal areas in Nova Scotia have been protected by dikes since the 17th century. Built by Acadian settlers, the seawalls transformed tidal wetlands in the Bay of Fundy into fertile agricultural fields. The sea level rise associated with climate change is forcing researchers, government officials, and citizens to look for new ways to protect the province’s coast. Moira Donovan’s new doc Breaching tradition:

Duration:00:26:19

Atlantic Voice: The Intervention

2/1/2020
Elizabeth Chiu's doc about the friction between a patient's right to privacy and the family's desire to help loved ones struggling with suicidal thoughts.

Duration:00:26:19

Atlantic Voice: Shouldn't Need Sayin

1/18/2020
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...

Duration:00:26:19