Edging Forward by Ann Dale

Edging Forward by Ann Dale

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March 25, 2015

Ideas: It’s the Economist, Stupid

Ideas. (Producer). (2016, November 28). It’s the Economist, Stupid [Audio Podcast]. Retrieved from http://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas

Interest rates. Unemployment. GDP. Markets. Austerity measures. Economists tell us what we, as societies, can and can’t afford. But how do they decide? What values are at play? IDEAS producer Mary O’Connell speaks with two economists about how modern mantras on the economy limit our choices and shut down civic debate.

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Yellow Cedar of the Alexander Archipelago

Oakes, L. and Sawe, N. (Producer). (2016). Yellow Cedar of the Alexander Archipelago [Audio Recording]. Retrieved from https://soundcloud.com/climate-central/yellow-cedar-of-the-alexander-archipelago

Barren trunks and dying yellow cedar trees are transforming the rainforest landscape along the Alaskan coast caused by the warming northern climate. To track the effects that climate change is having on this species, Stanford PhD student, Lauren Oakes, collected raw data from forty-eight tree plots. After years of interpretation, music helped Oakes see her research in a whole new light. Using data sonification technology, her colleague, Nik Sawe, translated her data into hauntingly beautiful and melancholic melodies set in the Key of D Minor.


The Current: Alan Kurdi photo demands the world to care about refugees 

The Current. (Producer). (2015, September 4). Alan Kurdi photo demands the world to care about refugees [Audio Podcast]. Retrieved from http://www.cbc.ca/radio/thecurrent

Piya Chattopadhyay discusses how the powerful image of Alan Kurdi has caught the world’s attention and formed a narrative around the dire Syrian refugee crisis.


The Next Chapter: Shelagh Rogers tribute to Richard Wagamese (23:03)

The Next Chapter. (Producer). (2017, March 13). Shelagh Rogers tribute to Richard Wagamese [Audio Podcast]. Retrieved from http://www.cbc.ca/radio/thenextchapter

Shelagh Rogers remembers her friend and acclaimed Indigenous author, Richard Wagamese, who passed away on March 10, 2017.