Howsound: You just won’t know if you don’t ask

I talked with Rob Rosenthal of Howsound about my CBC documentary “Meet the North.” We chatted about searching out people in...

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Gabriel Award winner

“Meet the Elverums,” a documentary that I made for CBC’s the Sunday Edition, has won first place in the Radio Documentary,...

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CBC Books: On Canada Writes

"Before the jury decides on a shortlist and winner for each cycle of CBC Literary Prizes, all of the entries received in each category are carefully winnowed down to a longlist by a team of readers who themselves are published Canadian authors. Jennifer Kingsley was a reader for the 2015 CBC Creative Nonfiction Prize. In her own words, she tells us how the experience reshaped her map of Canada."

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Nieman Foundation recognizes “The Whale’s Choice”

In December 2013, the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University chose "The Whale's Choice" as a top pick of the year in their "Best of Narrative" list. Click through to learn about the list and the line-up.

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CBC In Town and Out: Mississippi River

The Mississippi River Canoe Route is one of the oldest recreational canoe routes in Canada, but it doesn't get very much use these days. In the last 20 years, it has fallen out of favour in the paddling community, though little along the river has changed. Mike O'Mally and Alex Broadbent are hoping to put this paddler's paradise back on the map. Click through to the full post for an audio link to this story from CBC's In Town and Out.

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CBC In Town and Out: Finding a Garden

Now that the ground is thawing, gardeners are coming out in force. For those who have a green thumb but no land to use it in, how do you find a garden of your own? That was the focus of last week's story for CBC Ottawa's In Town and Out. Host Giacomo Panico and I talk about community gardening and land sharing, and we touch on some of the community benefits of public gardens. Click through to the full post for an audio link.

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CBC In Town and Out: Backyard Maple Syrup

Fulton's had their first Backyard Sugar Makers' Workshop this past weekend, and I went ahead to meet to owners for a crash course on DIY maple syrup making. My story aired on CBC's In Town and Out on Saturday, February 15, 2013. Click through to the full post for an audio link.

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CBC Living Out Loud: Killing the Bees

Beekeeping isn't all honey and sunshine, oh no. There are parts of the experience beekeepers don't often share. Like when you have to kill the bees and burn them. Our bees got sick, and this story of our attempts to kill them aired on CBC's Living Out Loud, February 1, 2013.

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CBC In Town and Out: Leonard Lee

Leonard Lee of Lee Valley Tools has many informal consultants from around the Ottawa Valley who offer product ideas. Some of these ideas end up in the Lee Valley catalogue. Meet some of Mr. Lee's creative inspirations in this story for CBC Ottawa's In Town and Out.

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CBC The Sunday Edition: The Whale’s Choice

October 7, 2012: In this documentary, listeners share the extraordinary experience of being nose to nose with a humpback whale in...

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CBC Living Out Loud: Almonte Clock Tower

May 18, 2012: In part one of this episode, Bells and Whistles, we hear from Ron Caron at Almonte's Clock Tower about how he restored the clock and what he hopes for its future. We also meet an apprentice who hopes, one day, to take the reins.

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CBC Tapestry: Landon Coleman

This documentary style profile of singer-songwriter Landon Coleman is an exploration of faith and music. Landon Coleman may seem like another indie musician in a jean jacket, but he is bringing the good news to a bar near you.

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In Town and Out: CBC Radio One

March 17, 2012: A tape talk with CBC’s Michael Bhardwaj about Almonte’s historic clock tower. Ron Caron has been looking after...

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CBC The Sunday Edition: New Tribe

Find out what happens when you take a land-based course about indigenous governance and decolonization and add the Royal Family's newest celebrities, Will and Kate. This radio documentary takes listeners to Dechinta Bush University on Dene Land in the Northwest Territories. The main character, Erin Freeland Ballantyne is the visionary behind this project, and she works closely with young leader Kyla Kakfwi Scott.

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