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: Dirty Birds
This week on AV, debut Cape Breton novelist Morgan Murray. His debut novel was longlisted for Canada Reads this year and Giller winner Will Ferguson said of Dirty Birds, "Canadians Rejoice, Our Vonnegut has arrived! Morgan Murray's debut is a great brawling, sprawling, muscular glory of a story, funny dark and wholly original." This week a chat with Morgan about his experience as a writer and the creative community of Mabou, Cape Breton where he resides.
Atlantic Voice: Visitation Place
A documentary from Isabella Zavarise of CBC PEI that explores a possible solution to the region's many under-used convents. In Charlottetown, Sister Sue Kidd created Visitation Place - university students are invited to live in the convent - no strings attached - while they explore their role in the community.
Atlantic Voice: Moratorium Children
This doc follows friends Toni Kearney and Sarah Bromley from tiny community of Conche
Part of the first generation of Newfoundlanders to grow up without the cod fishery's rhythm. The girls’ friendship was rocked by the fishery’s closure when Toni’s family left for Alberta. Three decades later - They’re together again launching a tourism project called Moratorium Children.
Atlantic Voice: Chicken Balls and Baymen
When William Ping found an old photo album of his grandfather's featuring Chinese restaurants and take outs, he didn't know it would open up a portal into the history of Chinese immigration in Newfoundland and Labrador and give him more clues to his own identity.
Atlantic Voice: A Deep Dive into Freediving
Everyone has tried to hold their breath for as long as they can. Perhaps as a challenge with your friends or to see if you can swim the length of a pool, underwater. Few of us can manage much more than a minute. But a growing sport in Nova Scotia encourages people to push the limits of breath-holding. It’s called freediving and as its name suggests, it means diving into the ocean free of scuba gear and air tanks and staying underwater for minutes at a time.
Atlantic Voice: Coming Home: The fight for Black hair care in Nova Scotia
Meet the Nova Scotia woman pushing for equal access to beauty.