63 episodes

This podcast is all about life in the Mauricie and Centre-du-Québec regions of the province of Québec, and features interviews with interesting people who live or work here, discussions about bilingualism, and amazing but little-known stories about local history.

MCQ Views and Voices CASE-MCQ

    • Society & Culture

This podcast is all about life in the Mauricie and Centre-du-Québec regions of the province of Québec, and features interviews with interesting people who live or work here, discussions about bilingualism, and amazing but little-known stories about local history.

    Green Thumbs and Cracked Pots: "The Little Plastic Bucket"

    Green Thumbs and Cracked Pots: "The Little Plastic Bucket"

    In this episode of the local gardening series, contributors Julia Frid, Marilyn Mastine and Sharon St-Onge join host Julie Miller to chat about their favourite garden tools - the ones they just can't live without. Besides rakes and hoes, there are some interesting implements tucked away in their gardening sheds! Who knew that a subject like "Gardening Tools" could inspire such a great conversation? Musical interludes this week are from Canadian composer and banjo player, Jay...

    • 36 min
    Green Thumbs and Cracked Pots: "Veggies: Mouth-Watering When Home Grown!"

    Green Thumbs and Cracked Pots: "Veggies: Mouth-Watering When Home Grown!"

    This is a mouth-watering episode, as regular contributors and green thumbs Sharon St-Onge, Marilyn Mastine, and Julia Frid are back to talk with host Julie Miller about their favourite vegetables to grow. Pumpkins, eggplant, peas, tomatoes, spinach and more, including favourite varieties, a hull-less pumpkin grown in Nicolet, and lots of anecdotes. They'll give their opinions on the best, most reliable and most intriguing seed companies from which to order seed in Canada.&nb...

    • 26 min
    Green Thumbs and Cracked Pots: "Why Garden?"

    Green Thumbs and Cracked Pots: "Why Garden?"

    For this second installment of our series about gardening, host Julie Miller and contributors and green thumbs Julia Frid, Marilyn Mastine, and Sharon St-Onge share personal stories and thoughts about why they garden and what gardening means to them. You never know what is going to come up when gardeners sit down together for a chat!

    • 23 min
    Green Thumbs and Cracked Pots: Introducing a New Series!

    Green Thumbs and Cracked Pots: Introducing a New Series!

    We're launching a new series which brings together passionate gardeners with green thumbs who have had their share of cracked pots over the years to share stories and discuss issues related to gardening, with a focus on experience in our own region, the Mauricie and the Centre du Québec. In this introductory episode, you'll meet the series' regular contributors: Julia Frid, Marilyn Mastine, and Sharon St-Onge - and you'll find out that the MCQ V&V regular host Julie Miller also love...

    • 26 min
    Bridges and Rivers: Talking with Poet Zoë Skoulding

    Bridges and Rivers: Talking with Poet Zoë Skoulding

    English/Welsh poet Zoë Skoulding will be appearing several times at the 38th edition of the Festival International de la poésie de Trois-Rivières. In this chat with host Julie Miller, Zoë talks about her fascination with translation, her interest in both soundscapes and landscapes, how a visit to Montreal galvanized her to begin speaking French, and how a hidden river is at the heart of her recent award-winning collection of poetry, Footnotes to Water. To hear some of Zoë's perfor...

    • 31 min
    A Passion for Medicine: Getting to Know Anya Bussière-Filion

    A Passion for Medicine: Getting to Know Anya Bussière-Filion

    This fall (2022) Anya Bussière-Filion entered her 3rd year of medicine at the University of Sherbrooke. In a chat with host Julie Miller, Anya talks about the program and what brought her to study medicine in the first place. Originally from Drummondville, Anya has grown up with both English and French, attending elementary and high school and also Cegep in English, before making the switch to full time studies in French at U de S. She takes a look at how being "in-between"...

    • 32 min

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