The Whale’s Choice helped to kick off the New Year at the Sunday Edition. This program was originally broadcast in October 2012 and the introduction is posted in that original entry. January 6, 2013.
Did you know that there are 1,500 volcanoes in the world and only about 100 volcano observatories? The eruption of Iceland’s Eyjafjallajökull volcano in 2010 left millions stranded and cost airlines an estimated €900 million.
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.
I just got back from an interview with Leonard Lee, founder of Lee Valley Tools. I didn’t know that he grew up on a homestead in Saskatchewan, then worked for the foreign service and THEN founded Lee Valley Tools (which started by selling barrel stoves and now has 850 employees). He and his wife also own Algrove Publishing….
I had a call this week with Todd Hunter, birder extraordinaire. He was telling me about the Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute, which has plans to monitor all the plants and critters on a 20km by 20km grid that covers the entire province. Todd’s job is to identify birds. Instead of going into the field, like…
“The Whale’s Choice” is rebroadcast on In the Field. Tuesday, November 20 and Sunday, November 25, 2012.
October 7, 2012: In this documentary, listeners share the extraordinary experience of being nose to nose with a humpback whale in the wild waters of Southeast Alaska. From Michael Enright’s introduction: “In the Pacific Ocean, along the coasts of B.C. and Alaska, moments of connection between humans and whales do happen. But they are very…
Summer 2012: ‘He came and dwelt among us.’ Meet Father Joseph Buliard, a missionary whose arrival in the Garry Lake region of Nunavut signalled the end of a traditional way of life, and a series of tragedies that emptied an entire region of its people.
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.
When Arthur Moffatt set off for the Barrenlands in 1955, he envisioned a land of plenty. He was plenty wrong. This story captures some of the history of the Moffatt expedition on Nunavut’s Dubawnt River.
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.
I thought that making my own maple syrup would be easy and romantic. I would tap that gorgeous old maple and boil it down. How hard could it be? Read about the mess I made and the results in this issue of Cottage Life magazine.
March 17, 2012: A tape talk with CBC’s Michael Bhardwaj about Almonte’s historic clock tower. Ron Caron has been looking after Almonte’s clock tower since 1996. He rebuilt it himself and now winds it twice a week. This story takes listeners up the tower and reveals who Caron will choose as his apprentice and successor….
December 2, 2011: Producer Steve Wadhams created this re-vision of my New Tribe documentary. His radio magic with my tape and voice creates an audio portrait gallery. To listen to this piece, go to the Living Out Loud page and then click on the audio link. This story was rebroadcast on September 7 and 9,…
November 8, 2011: New Tribe was rebroadcast on this program which “celebrates the art of the radio documentary.” Visit the documentary’s webpage on In the Field and click the audio link. Or you can go through The Sunday Edition’s documentary section listed below.