Radiotonic: Arctic Sound, Lost and Found
While cruising the Northwest Passage, Jennifer sought out the sounds of her environment and found a friend who helped her connect back to the land outside the window.
Banff Centre Radio: A Mighty Force of Nature
Jennifer Kingsley revisits the bear attacks that shook Banff National Park in 1980 when The Black Grizzly of Whiskey Creek was on the move.
Now You See It: An Orchestra of Words
Many months ago, composer Lola Perrin and sound recordist Christian Dymond got in touch with me about this project. They wanted voices to speak about climate change and asked if I would participate. The result is a mix of voices and music being debuted this month in the U.K.
Arctic Audio Souvenirs
This post contains some sounds from the the High Arctic to help you imagine the place. Some of this sound will be used in an upcoming audio essay I created for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's program, Radiotonic. Click through and listen.
A Mighty Force of Nature
I'm back in Banff this week for the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival, so I wanted to post a documentary I made at the centre with the guidance of radio super hero Dick Miller. It's about bear attacks and the search for a memory. Click through to listen.
Banff Centre Radio: Take off!
On June 23, 2014 Banff Centre Radio hit the air. Congratulations to the team of hard-working, pub-going, sound-creating, question-asking producers who went above and beyond for so many days to launch Canada's most exciting new station. Bravo!
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.
Third Coast: The Whale’s Choice
It's official: I have crossed the border. This is my American debut. My audio documentary, The Whale's Choice, has been picked up and featured by the Third Coast International Audio Festival. Click through to LISTEN and read my interview with Third Coast's Artistic Director, Julie Shapiro.
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.
The Banff Centre: Listen
The listening room is fancy. We go there in our first week at The Banff Centre and sit in front of the super-tweety-bassy-worth-more-than-a-new-car speakers. If I'm going to learn to design sound, I must also learn to listen. Read on . . .
Banff Centre Radio
The Banff Centre, Canada's premiere destination for creative minds, is getting into the radio business. This year, the centre plans to launch three stations: renovations of the English and French Park Radio stations that have broadcast in various forms for years, and a new English music station. I have the opportunity to spend the summer at the Centre to help get these stations off the ground.
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.
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.
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.
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.