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AJAs 2020 Finalists

The Banished Sea


Date Aired or Published June 14, 2020
Media outlet where first aired or published: CBC Radio 1
Name of Program: The Sunday Edition
If co-produced, list partner: Karen Levine, Documentary Producer, The Sunday Edition
List awards, grants:
Running time (TV/Radio): 20:57

Short explanation of the story and how it developed:

I lived in Sackville, NB during my 20s and have been haunted by the lonesome beauty of the Tantramar Marshes ever since. The landscape has long attracted poets and artists - I wanted to feature some of that poetry as well as highlight the vulnerable environment of the tidal marshes, particularly changes happening with the climate.

Resources of the newsroom (money and time) available to complete the story:

I pitched a feature about the unique landscape and cultural history to Karen Levine, the former Doc Producer at Sunday Edition. She commissioned it, and was a great producer to work with. Bruce Wark of Wark Times in Sackville, NB also provided insight and assistance.

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