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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: Silent Summer Camps

5/28/2021
This week on Atlantic Voice, Emma Davie looks at the pandemic’s impact on summer camps like Big Cove and Camp Kadimah. For the second summer in a row the sounds of swimming, archery, canoeing and fun may be replaced with zoom calls.

Duration:00:26:19

Atlantic Voice: Waiting for the Time

5/23/2021
Waiting for the Time is about a lullaby writing project at a women’s prison. Lullabies are deceptively simple songs... usually a statement of love or connection between a parent and child. The International Lullaby Project is using the songs to build hope in places where that may be lacking: refugee camps, neo-natal units, drop-in centres and prisons. Angela Antle attended the Canadian premiere of the Lullaby project at the Clarenville Corrections Centre for Women. Newfoundland’s only...

Duration:00:26:19

Atlantic Voice: Taking the Lead: South coast musher finds freedom and Hollywood fame with her huskies.

5/15/2021
A Hollywood dog and his owners teach us to let go of judgement and live a good life. When CBC Producer Gavin Simms watched the Disney movie Togo, he couldn't shake the feeling that he had seen the star sled dog before. Not just anywhere but in his own tiny hometown of Hermitage, Newfoundland.

Duration:00:26:19

Atlantic Voice Encyclopedia of Local Knowledge - Middle River

5/8/2021
The Encyclopedia of Local Knowledge (ELK) is growing. Artist Pam Halls started the project a decade ago on Newfoundland's Northern peninsula. The newest edition co-authored with Jerry Evans shares some of the rich knowledge of the Mi'kmaw community of Miawpukek near Conne River.

Duration:00:26:20

Atlantic Voice: Long Lost Sisters

5/1/2021
Long Lost sisters tells the story of an amateur genealogical sleuth who helped reunite two sisters who didn’t know about each other. Separated by the Atlantic ocean and seven decades. Sheila and Carol Ann meet face to face for the first time here.

Duration:00:25:56

Atlantic Voice: El Jones on Defunding the Police

4/24/2021
In light of the guilty verdict for Derek Chauvin and the global focus on racism and policing, I am re-airing an interview with poet and activist El Jones, She was asked by the Halifax Board of Commissioners to define defunding the police. The chair said El Jones with the contacts she has in the community will give us the information we need.

Duration:00:26:06

Atlantic Voice: Laura's Gift

4/17/2021
This week on Atlantic Voice, CBC New Brunswick’s Myfanwy Davies brings us the story of Laura Stairs - a loving and generous young woman and by all accounts an incredible hugger. This is the story of her heart and how it brought together two families.

Duration:00:26:33

Atlantic Voice: Lisa's Story: Inside a Dry Cell

4/10/2021
Shaina Luck takes us into a dry cell. It’s a windowless prison cell with no working plumbing. The lights are always on and there’s 24-7 monitoring. Guards wait and watch for days, even weeks for prisoners to expel suspected contraband from their bodies. Some consider dry cells torture.

Duration:00:26:19

Atlantic Voice: Ready & Able

4/3/2021
Today on Atlantic Voice, I'll speak with Wendy Bergfeldt who is launching a new CBC series called “Ready and Able" about the Nova Scotia government’s commitment to make the province fully accessible to all - by 2030. Wendy is going to introduce to some of the advocates behind this progressive new legislation.

Duration:00:26:34

Atlantic Voice: Lost River - Harry Thurston's memoir

3/20/2021
We herald the first signs of spring with poet, fisherman and environmental activist Harry Thurston, an award-winning writer who’s been published in Audubon, Canadian and National Geographic and many more. His memoir Lost River: The Waters of Remembrance traces the changing riverscape of Nova Scotia and how those changes have impacted work, life and nature.

Duration:00:26:49

Atlantic Voice: A Recipe for Language

3/6/2021
Andrea McGuire introduces us to the world of conlangers. “Constructed languages” (or “conlangs” for short) is a term used for languages that are deliberately and consciously created. Esperanto, for instance, was invented by a Polish eye doctor in the late 19th-century. J.R.R. Tolkien created multiple languages for the Lord of the Rings series. And over the last 25 years, Jamin Johnson, a man living in Halifax, N.S., has nimbly invented over nine languages.

Duration:00:26:19

Atlantic Voice: Dirty Birds

2/27/2021
This week on AV, debut Cape Breton novelist Morgan Murray. His debut novel was longlisted for Canada Reads this year and Giller winner Will Ferguson said of Dirty Birds, "Canadians Rejoice, Our Vonnegut has arrived! Morgan Murray's debut is a great brawling, sprawling, muscular glory of a story, funny dark and wholly original." This week a chat with Morgan about his experience as a writer and the creative community of Mabou, Cape Breton where he resides.

Duration:00:26:19

Atlantic Voice: Visitation Place

2/20/2021
A documentary from Isabella Zavarise of CBC PEI that explores a possible solution to the region's many under-used convents. In Charlottetown, Sister Sue Kidd created Visitation Place - university students are invited to live in the convent - no strings attached - while they explore their role in the community.

Duration:00:26:19

Atlantic Voice: Moratorium Children

2/13/2021
This doc follows friends Toni Kearney and Sarah Bromley from tiny community of Conche Part of the first generation of Newfoundlanders to grow up without the cod fishery's rhythm. The girls’ friendship was rocked by the fishery’s closure when Toni’s family left for Alberta. Three decades later - They’re together again launching a tourism project called Moratorium Children.

Duration:00:26:19

Atlantic Voice: Chicken Balls and Baymen

2/6/2021
When William Ping found an old photo album of his grandfather's featuring Chinese restaurants and take outs, he didn't know it would open up a portal into the history of Chinese immigration in Newfoundland and Labrador and give him more clues to his own identity.

Duration:00:26:19

Atlantic Voice: A Deep Dive into Freediving

1/30/2021
Everyone has tried to hold their breath for as long as they can. Perhaps as a challenge with your friends or to see if you can swim the length of a pool, underwater. Few of us can manage much more than a minute. But a growing sport in Nova Scotia encourages people to push the limits of breath-holding. It’s called freediving and as its name suggests, it means diving into the ocean free of scuba gear and air tanks and staying underwater for minutes at a time.

Duration:00:26:19

Atlantic Voice: Coming Home: The fight for Black hair care in Nova Scotia

1/16/2021
Meet the Nova Scotia woman pushing for equal access to beauty.

Duration:00:26:19

Atlantic Voice: A House Needs a Human Breath

1/9/2021
A documentary by Luke Quinton called “A House Needs a Human Breath.” Inspired by his NL born grandfather, Guggenheim and TED fellow Matthew Mazzotta, is winning accolades for boundary pushing art projects that filled an airport terminal with a giant flamingo and remade a storefront to unfold into the street as an outdoor theatre.

Duration:00:26:19

Atlantic Voice: Deadweight at Best: The Frozen Voices of Women Explorers - Part 2

1/2/2021
In part two of Deadweight at Best: The Frozen Voices of Women Explorers, host and producer Latonia Hartery, an archaeologist and member of the famed Explorer’s Club tells the stories of: Amelia Earhart, Mikmaw midwife Mary Webb, Anne Stine Ingstad the archaeologist who excavated L'Anse aux Meadows and Ferryland’s Sarah Kirke.

Duration:00:26:19

Atlantic Voice: Deadweight at Best: The Frozen Voices of Women Explorers - Part 1

12/19/2020
Deadweight at Best is a new radio documentary about the unknown, some might say erased, achievements of women explorers. It is hosted and produced by archaeologist and Explorer’s Club member Latonia Hartery. Hartery was inspired by a 1937 newspaper article with the headline “Women Want to Go!” 1300 women applied for and were turned for an open spot on a British Antarctic Survey expedition. The BAS said women, would be “deadweight at best, and disarray at worst.” The article got Hartery...

Duration:00:26:35