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: Rennie's River Walk
Like many Bojan Furst has taken up daily walks to deal with the pandemic. This week on AV, he invites listeners on his stroll along St. John’s Rennie’s River Trail. It’s a place of refuge from the many invasions we now face.
Atlantic Voice: Bosom-less Buddies
Bosom-less Buddies is a new doc from Elizabeth Chiu. In it, she revisits Christina Belding the breast cancer survivor who caused a stir this summer by going topless on beaches proudly displaying her mastectomy scars.
Christine’s story has had an international impact. Women far and wide have reached out to thank her for her bravery, honesty and spirit. Elizabeth introduces Christina to Jana, a woman from Glace Bay who has made a similar choice around breast resconstruction. Their meeting is full of humour, joy and frank talk about body image, sisterhood and cancer.
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.