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The Doc Project

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The Doc Project is a CBC summer radio series that celebrates documentaries and audio storytelling. Each episode showcases original Canadian documentaries and introduces listeners to the people on the other side of the microphone. It's a behind-the-scenes peek at the joys, frustrations and challenges of documentary production.

The Doc Project is a CBC summer radio series that celebrates documentaries and audio storytelling. Each episode showcases original Canadian documentaries and introduces listeners to the people on the other side of the microphone. It's a behind-the-scenes peek at the joys, frustrations and challenges of documentary production.
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Toronto, Ontario

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CBC

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The Doc Project is a CBC summer radio series that celebrates documentaries and audio storytelling. Each episode showcases original Canadian documentaries and introduces listeners to the people on the other side of the microphone. It's a behind-the-scenes peek at the joys, frustrations and challenges of documentary production.

Language:

English


Episodes

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

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

4/30/2018
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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:00:29:04

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

4/30/2018
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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:00:29:04

Crossing the divide

4/23/2018
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From university students bunking with seniors to an outpouring of support for a northern Ontario hockey team, two stories of the remarkable rewards that come from reaching out to others.

Duration:00:28:25

Evidence of a father

4/16/2018
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Camilla Gibb's father was brilliant, talented, but also menacing. Thirty years after he disappeared, Camilla suddenly learned his whereabouts, sending her on a journey both into the past and across the country.

Duration:00:29:08

Evidence of a father

4/16/2018
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Camilla Gibb's father was brilliant, talented, but also menacing. Thirty years after he disappeared, Camilla suddenly learned his whereabouts, sending her on a journey both into the past and across the country.

Duration:00:29:08

Saving the train to Churchill

4/9/2018
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When the Hudson Bay Railway shut down in 2017 it didn't just hit Churchill's polar bear tourism industry... it cut off a major lifeline to the northern communities along the railroad, places that depend on the train for survival. But the people who live along the tracks have a plan — a dark horse plan, one that's 15 years in the making — to save the train.

Duration:00:30:01

The border next door

4/2/2018
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On Roxham Road in Quebec, some 19,000 asylum seekers sought entry into Canada last year. That's near where Sue Heller and Frances Ravensbergen live. They want to help these people, but aren't sure how -- because they've never really spoken to them. Also, Acey makes a call to an airport restaurant where security plays out like dinner theatre.

Duration:00:28:59

How Michael Jackson helped a homeless man get his life back (Rebroadcast)

3/26/2018
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At 20, living on the streets with a drinking problem, Robert L'Hirondelle was spinning out of control. Until he moonwalked his way into a new life. (Originally aired December 5, 2017)

Duration:00:27:42

When saving lives makes you a target

3/20/2018
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As a doctor in Venezuela, José never considered himself a political person. But with the country's economic collapse, his ongoing work to get medical aid to those who needed it became increasingly dangerous.

Duration:00:28:00

When saving lives makes you a target

3/19/2018
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As a doctor in Venezuela, José never considered himself a political person. But with the country's economic collapse, his ongoing work to get medical aid to those who needed it became increasingly dangerous.

Duration:00:28:02

Wait, is that my sister?

3/13/2018
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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.

Duration:00:28:02