The Doc Project

 
 

The Doc Project

High-stakes storytelling at its most artful and human -- radio documentary on the next level. Stories lived, stories told.

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Trump! Trudeau! Trade!

Who is doing a better job on trade - Trump or Trudeau?

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Take the survey

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Kim Thúy on Montreal

The award-winning novelist has called the city home since leaving communist Vietnam by boat.

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Young and Indigenous in the city

Millennials discuss how they are combining urban and Indigenous cultures.

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Evidence of a Father (Summer Rebroadcast)

Author Camilla Gibb's father was brilliant, talented, but also menacing. Thirty years after he disappeared, Camilla got a message from a doctor saying, "I believe I am taking care of your father." Suddenly Camilla knew where he was... and what had happened to him. The discovery sent Camilla on a journey into her past and across the country. (Originally aired April 17, 2018)

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Engaged at 14 (Summer Rebroadcast)

Sadia Rafiquddin was a Grade 9 student in Mississauga, Ontario, when her mother said to her, "Your dad and I got a proposal from my sister. Would you agree to marrying her son?" Sadia said yes. She was 14 years old. (Originally aired September 5, 2017. Winner of two silver medals at the New York Festivals International Radio Awards.)

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PODCAST EXCLUSIVE: Forced marriage in Canada

Acey Rowe speaks with Aruna Boodram from The South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario about the issue of forced marriage in Canada. Boodram is a licensed paralegal and project coordinator for SALCO's "Non-Consensual/Forced Marriage Project".

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PODCAST EXCLUSIVE: Behind the scenes of "Operation Good Times"

Acey Rowe speaks with Samira Mohyeddin, producer of the award-winning documentary "Operation Good Times," about the making of her doc, her family's reaction to it, and what it was really like to live in a palliative care ward for 28 days.

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Operation Good Times (Summer Rebroadcast)

When Samira Mohyeddin's dad was dying of cancer, she moved into his hospital room and transformed his last 28 days into a non-stop party. She filled it with fun, friends, and his favourite disco music - like Studio 54, including the drugs. She called it "Operation Good Times." (Originally aired February 6, 2018. Gold medal winner at the New York Festivals International Radio Awards.)

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The Kim Kardashian of cows

In 2014, Danny Da Silva moved to Cathedraltown, a suburban development in Markham, Ontario. He was particularly pleased to have found a spot on Charity Crescent - a semi-circle of two-storey houses around a parkette. But one day Danny came home and there was an incredibly large statue in the middle of the parkette. The statue was of a cow. A giant, stainless steel cow, looming two stories high, on stilts. According to its plaque, the statue was an homage to Charity the cow, an award-winning Holstein. Award-winning or not, Danny and his neighbours wanted the cow gone. But moo-ving Charity wasn't going to be that simple.

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The Canadian Shield

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.

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"Dearest Joan..."

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.

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Everything old is new again

From construction boots at the local dump to a historic but under-attended church, two stories of giving things a much-needed second life.

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Disbanded: Why my grandfather dissolved our reserve

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?

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The Grader Operator

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.

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From homeless to "Homeward Bound"

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.

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Weirdest Trade Ever (Rebroadcast)

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)

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

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.

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Crossing the divide

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.

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Evidence of a father

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.

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Saving the train to Churchill

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.

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The border next door

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.

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

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)

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When saving lives makes you a target

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.

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Wait, is that my sister?

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.

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All the people on my street

Tom Howell always assumed his street just wasn't very neighbourly. But after he started knocking on doors, he realised he couldn't have been more wrong.

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"Where are you FROM, from .. this question sucks"

The Lipscombes hail from Amber Valley, Alberta. And they're getting kind of tired of being asked, "Where are you from, from?" The answer is Amber Valley, a community formed by Black settlers starting in 1908.

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Charting a course through life and death

In this episode, two men navigate the shifting tides of life and death. A Quebec coroner explains his poetic streak; and a California man with terminal cancer turns to the laws of the sea to decide when to die.

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Nature and Nurture

A stoic trapper in rural Manitoba and an anxiety-prone writer in downtown Toronto tell "tails" of connecting with nature, from the debate around the contemporary fur trade to how to make a baby squirrel pee on command.

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Operation Good Times

When Faraj Mohyeddin was admitted to the hospital with terminal cancer, his daughter Samira wouldn't settle for the regular visiting hours and care regime. She moved in, and turned the last days of his life into a non-stop party.

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Surviving the shooting

A year after the mosque shooting, a survivor fights to rebuild his life in Quebec City. Meanwhile, in Yukon, a small community of Muslims are turning a trucking warehouse... into a mosque.

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Weirdest trade ever

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 had to stop telling their own story, and could only tell each other's. 19 years later, we find out how the stories held up. Spoiler alert: the results are totally bizarre.

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Sexy, strong, and sixty something

65-year-old neighbours Debbie Wight and Lulu Keating are slamming stereotypes as the newest (and oldest) members of the League of Lady Wrestlers.

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Finding family

Two stories of Canadians who broadened their family circles, whether by blood or choice, sheer luck or planned generosity.

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The Quest for the Golden Spurtle

Held in a tiny Scottish village every year, the Golden Spurtle World Porridge Championships are a "grueling" business.

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Hey Good Lookin'

When Josh Ruth was in Grade 8, he saw a classmate do something so bold, romantic, and downright embarrassing — that he has never forgotten it. Now, 20 years later, Josh has tracked that classmate down to ask him why he did it. (Originally aired June 2017)

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Big food, big feels

The holidays can be joyful, but they can also be tough — especially for those who've lost family members. And when those family members helmed the food side of the proceedings? It hits you right in the gut.

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3 concussions gave Miranda Currie a (temporary) French accent, and a new outlook on life

When Miranda Currie woke up on the ice, she was confused. Her phone was ringing. It was her dad. "I don't know where I am," she told him... Miranda would fight for the next six years to get her life back.

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The man who became Michael Jackson in an Edmonton homeless shelter

At 20, living on the streets with a drinking problem, Robert L'Hirondelle was spinning out of control. Until he moonwalked his way to becoming Edmonton's only Métis Michael Jackson tribute artist.

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The things that made the trip

What's that thing you just can't leave behind? Objects that stay with us, and what they mean.

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Podcast Exclusive: How three bags of chips almost ruined a documentary

A hilarious, behind-the-scenes chat between Acey Rowe and Pete Morey, maker of the doc "Dungeon Master For Hire". Hear about the scene that was almost ruined by chips, the surprising cost of hiring a Dungeon Master, and how Pete unearthed this story.

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Gâteau à l'orange: The story of a recipe that survived the Holocaust

In the Ravensbruck women's concentration camp, Rebecca Teitelbaum risked her life to write down every recipe she could remember, on stolen paper. Now, her nephew is sharing them to keep her story alive.

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Travel disasters

Two journeys gone wrong: a couple survive six natural disasters during their honeymoon, and a volunteer works to save the life of a migrating sparrow after a brutal collision.

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Camp 33: A Remembrance Day special

During the Second World War, the RCMP rounded up close to 600 Canadian residents of Italian origin. One of them was Francesco Scappatura. He was interned at Camp 33, now CFB Petawawa.

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Humans of the Arctic: the expedition that's discovering the true north (UPDATED)

Meet someone, listen to their story, ask to be introduced to someone else, repeat — how Jennifer Kingsley's simple formula is transforming her perception of the Arctic.

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