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Atlantic Voice is the home of east coast documentary storytelling. Settle in for thoughtful radio docs and interviews that dive deep into the people of Atlantic Canada and what they're up to.

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Halifax, NS

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Atlantic Voice is the home of east coast documentary storytelling. Settle in for thoughtful radio docs and interviews that dive deep into the people of Atlantic Canada and what they're up to.

Language:

English


Episodes
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Tons Love, Doug

6/15/2024
In this award winning documentary, Erin Moore uses her grandfather's war letters to tell the untold story of the nearly 2000 Canadians who went to Vietnam to observe and safeguard peace accords. Erin’s grandfather, Lieutenant Commander Douglas Babineau of Nova Scotia, was one of them.

Duration:00:27:18

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Introducing: Come by Chance

6/8/2024
If you’ve ever been to Newfoundland, you know it’s a place where fog can envelop you so deeply, you don’t know where you’re going or where you came from. When two men, born in the same rural Newfoundland hospital on the same day, discover an unbelievable 52-year-old secret, it changes the way they see themselves forever. But this isn’t the end of the story. Because it turns out these men are not alone. A series of other close calls and near misses have begun to emerge, and not only at Come by Chance hospital. Come By Chance is a story about what it means to belong in a family — and how a twist of fate can upend the life you thought you knew. More episodes are available at: https://link.chtbl.com/guyX_5kI

Duration:00:30:35

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After Anne

6/1/2024
At 30 years old, ballerina Hannah Mae Cruddas has taken her final bow and has retired. Although she will no longer be playing Anne Shirley on stage in Anne of Green Gables: The Ballet, she plans to keep the essence of the iconic fictional character in her life.

Duration:00:26:19

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Ramadan diaries of a morning show host

5/25/2024
Rhivu Rashid, host of CBC’s Labrador Morning, expected a lonely Ramadan — something he was not used to, growing up with 32 family members in the same house. To keep himself busy, he recorded an audio diary — but by the end of the holy month, he found community in a surprising place.

Duration:00:26:19

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To The Moon

5/18/2024
When pro-wrestler Jennifer Crawford (a.k.a. Moon Miss) faces a setback, they’re determined to make a comeback. This doc by Dave Irish and Emma Smith recently won a 2024 Atlantic Journalism Award for Sports Reporting.

Duration:00:26:19

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A bundle of trauma, a patchwork of healing

5/11/2024
Stories of pregnancy, birth, loss and trauma are stitched into a community quilt that celebrates honest and raw perinatal journeys. A documentary by Caroline Hillier, on Carole Rankin and Connecting Threads.

Duration:00:26:19

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The starting line

5/4/2024
From seeing his daughter take her first breath, to competing in an Ironman race in Sweden, Mike Dawe has experienced many ups and downs in his cancer journey. He focuses on the positive. Listen to Adam Walsh's documentary.

Duration:00:26:20

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Coming full circle

4/27/2024
From a sentencing circle to a visiting room in jail, Heidi Atter's documentary tells the story of how Johannes Semigak — who caused the death of his brother — has embarked on a journey to learn about and heal from intergenerational trauma.

Duration:00:26:19

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There's something about Lee's

4/20/2024
When Lan and Phai Nguyen started one of Halifax's first family run nail salons, the nail industry wasn't what it is today, so the business was off to a slow start. But now, nearly 30 years later, after running a successful business, raising four children, and seeing a novel inspired by them published, Lan and Phai are getting ready to retire.

Duration:00:26:19

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Mushroom people

4/13/2024
Whether you're a mushroom person or not, mushrooms and fungi are amazing organisms that baffle and wonder even the experts who study them. Lindsay Bird goes on foraging adventures and mushroom tastings in this documentary that celebrates all things mushrooms.

Duration:00:26:19

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Why is Anne of Green Gables so famous?

4/6/2024
If you think you know all you need to know about Anne, think again. Nicola Macleod, host of Good Question P.E.I., quizzes islanders and finds an Anne expert to answer the question: why is Anne so famous?

Duration:00:26:19

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On the doorstep

3/23/2024
For months, the CBC's Taryn Grant visited a tent encampment at Halifax's Grand Parade, meeting Ric Young and other residents there. She follows their stories as they are evicted from the encampment and have to find other places to live.

Duration:00:26:19

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Baby's Birthday Dance

3/16/2024
Baby Christina De La Cruz came to Happy Valley-Goose Bay ten years ago, and has helped build the Filipino community there. Now, as she plans her big 40th birthday party, she's reflecting on her past in the Philippines and on her future in Labrador. A doc by Andrea McGuire.

Duration:00:26:20

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Speaking of Home

3/2/2024
For first generation Atlantic Canadians, learning heritage languages can be a struggle. For their parents, losing the language can be upsetting. Mariam Mesbah's documentary Speaking of Home.

Duration:00:26:19

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Bury me naked: Green burials in Atlantic Canada

2/24/2024
Many of us live with the climate in mind, but people are dying with the climate in mind, too. Caroline Hillier’s documentary ‘Bury Me Naked’ looks at where green burial cemeteries are — and are not — available in Atlantic Canada.

Duration:00:26:19

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Martha's Garden

2/17/2024
When you think of farming, you might not think of Catholic nuns — but in Antigonish, N.S., the Sisters of St. Martha are behind a farming mentorship program that allows participants to experience running a farm before owning one. Rose Murphy's doc "Martha's Garden."

Duration:00:26:20

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To Grow In Love

2/10/2024
For the first time in the seven years she's lived in St. John's, Esther Aina was finally able to see her vibrant culture on full display at her friend's big, traditional Nigerian wedding. Here is Esther Aina's documentary To Grow In Love.

Duration:00:26:19

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The Excavation of W.H.

2/3/2024
The remains of a black sailor — now known as W.H. — were found on the coast of Labrador in 1987. Now, there’s a renewed interest in finding out who W.H. was and what his presence could signify for Newfoundland and Labrador’s history. A documentary by Alisa Siegel.

Duration:00:21:11

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Jack In The Box

1/27/2024
Jack Whalen spent nearly two years in solitary confinement as a child. Now, he's fighting for change. Ryan Cooke's documentary follows Jack as pushes Newfoundland and Labrador and New Brunswick to remove the statute of limitations for child abuse.

Duration:00:26:20

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Through the Fog

1/20/2024
Fog has shaped culture, history and tragedies in Atlantic Canada. Natalie Dobbin's fascination with fog takes her to Sable Island and then back to her home in Herring Cove in this documentary exploring the science, history and romanticization of fog.

Duration:00:26:19