Atlantic Voice tells stories about issues and people throughout the region. We present documentaries prepared by journalists that take a thoughtful approach to the changes going on in our region. We talk about the things that pull us together as a region - and sometimes tear us apart!
Atlantic Voice: El Jones on Defunding the Police
Halifax based poet and activist El Jones has been asked by the Halifax Board of Police Commissioners to define defunding the police. Of the appointment, the chair said
“Involving El Jones and the contacts that she has in the community will give us the information we need moving forward.”
Atlantic Voice: 25 + 3
Family doctor and radio documentarian Monica Kidd digs into the headlines around the dramatic decrease in premature births since the start of the pandemic.
Atlantic Voice: Making the Private Public
Journalists are meant to give the public insight into how society works, and that includes our what happens inside our courthouses. But when it comes to sexual assault trials, the details of what goes on behind those closed doors can be particularly distressing. How can journalists tell the truth without re-traumatizing victims.
Atlantic Voice: A Level Playing Field
Nicole MacLennon introduces us to the Cape Breton family who set up Cape Breton's first sledge hockey team, the Cape Breton Sledgehammers. They wanted to give their son, Kurtis, the chance to play hockey, now Kurtis has joined them to provide that same opportunity to more kids.
Atlantic Voice: Reporter Nic Meloney on the Mi'kmaw Regulated Lobster Fishery
We’re going to the wharf in Saulnierville, Nova Scotia where a Mi’kmaw regulated lobster fishery opened. CBC Indigenous Unit reporter Nic Meloney was there for the opening and some of the protests that followed. I invited him onto the program to give a backgrounder on the protests, what the fishery means to Sipekne'katik First Nation and what it could mean in the rest of Atlantic Canada.
Atlantic Voice: A Feature Interview with writer Ami McKay
Nova Scotia writer Ami McKay on "Daughter of Family G," a memoir of Cancer genes, love and fate. The story of her family’s genetic history and how the determination and bravery of Ami’s ancestors is now fuelling early cancer detection. It's a story that started back in 1895 with her great great aunt Pauline - the seamstress.