This hour: the delicate interdependence between being in need and answering the call to help.
by Jonathan Goldstein, Mira Burt-Wintonick, Cristal Duhaime & Ryan Knighton (Wiretap, 2010, Distributed in the U.S. by PRI, Public Radio International)
Raising kids is one of life's biggest and most complicated adventures. Sometimes a basic task can present a monumental challenge - especially for new parents. And especially for this new parent, as he embarks upon a simple stroll around the block with his daughter.
Brian & Norm
by Shevonne Hunt (ABC Radio National, 2010)
At the beginning of life, we are completely dependent. But often, at the end of life we require care-takers again. Much of the time, that care-taking falls to our families and partners. Brian and Norm is a love-story and rememberance that begins at the end and looks back on a visceral bond that defined two lives.
Dad & Sam
by Jay Allison (Life Stories Collection, 2000)
A short meditation on brotherhood, friendship and family.
Fire and Ice Cream
by Brent Runyon, Christina Egloff & Jay Allison (Life Stories Collection, 2000)
There was little to feel good about when Brent Runyon ended up in the hospital after severly burning much of his body. Luckily, the right nurse happened to be there at the right time. Also from the Life Stories Collection, this piece concerns the special bond between a compassionate caretaker and a 14 year old care-takee.
The Amazing Dr. Buzz
by Steve Wadhams (CBC's Outfront, 2007)
Dr. Buzz is a very unusual cat, and his name is just the beginning. Normally, we like to think of ourselves as taking care of our pets, not the other way around. Sure, our dogs and cats can provide some passive comfort and unconditional love on a bad day. That’s normal. Then there’s Dr. Buzz. Not so normal.
This episode of Re:sound was produced by Katie Mingle.
Find out more about Ryan Knighton.
Hear more from the Austrialian Broadcasting Corporation.
Check out the entire Life Stories Collection.
Hear more stories from the CBC's Outfront.
Melodium, "You're Gone," Music for Invisible People, (Autres Directions in Music, 2006)
Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto, "Uoon," Vrioon, (Raster Noton, 2002)
E Vax, "What We Meant," Parking Lot Music, (Audio Dregs Records, 2001)
Balun, "To My Room," Something Comes Our Way, (Brillante, 2006)
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