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February 5, 2006:
Tribute to Viola Desmond
Listen to Wanda's story

Listen to Witness

Viola Desmond was a successful businesswoman, a beautician, and a pillar of her community in 1940s Halifax. But none of that mattered on a cold afternoon in New Glasgow, in 1946. Then all that mattered was that Viola Desmond was black, and she was refusing to give up her seat in the white section of a segregated theatre.


Viola Desmond's story has been known locally for many years. But the true significance of her act of defiance, and her subsequent arrest is just starting to be widely recognized.  It's a story her sister Wanda is proud to tell. Wanda Robson lives in Cape Breton now, and she's 79 years old. She clearly remembers that pivotal day when her sister failed to call home.

Poet and playwright David Woods has been inspired by Viola Desmond's story. His poem "Witness" is a tribute to her life and spirit.

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Archives
Jan. 7, 2007:
The Life of the Party

Jan. 14, 2007:
Lucky

Jan. 21, 2007:
Authentic Folk

Jan. 28, 2007:
Pat Evans: A Positive Outlook

Feb. 4, 2007:
The Ahmadi in Nova Scotia

Feb. 11 2007:
Close to Home

Feb. 18 2007:
FashionEASTa

Feb. 25, 2007:
African Nova Scotians in Cape Breton: The Search for a Missing Past

March 4, 2007:
Percy Paris, MLA

March 11, 2007:
A Mind of One's Own: John Eldon Green

March 18, 2007:
A Shortage of Vets

March 25, 2007:
Green and Going Greener

April 1, 2007:
Sally Armstrong

April 8, 2007:
The LaPointes

April 15, 2007:
Arthur Motyer:See Through to Me

April 22, 2007:
Two Eyed Seeing

April 29, 2007:
Valley Regional's Extended Warranty Program

May 6, 2007:
Out of Control

May 13, 2007:
In Our Hands

May 20, 2007:
A Story of Addiction

May 27, 2007:
The Mysteries of Motion

June 3, 2007:
While You Still Can

June 10, 2007:
Student Documentaries

June 17, 2007:
On the Road

June 24, 2007:
Thirty One Years of Making Music: The Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra

July 8, 2007:
Maritime Magazine in the Summer

Sept 9, 2007:
Canada's Superheroes: The SARtechs

Sept 16, 2007:
Meet the Mompreneurs

Sept 23, 2007:
Ladies and Scholars

Sept 30, 2007:
What's The Next Big Question

Oct 7, 2007:
From Glenholme...With Love


Oct 14, 2007:
Boomtown, New Brunswick

Oct 28, 2007:
From the Frontseat

Nov 25, 2007:
Eating Local

Dec 02, 2007:
The Underworld

Jan. 8, 2006:
The Girl Next Door from Afghanistan

Jan. 15, 2006:
Robin's Recovery

Jan. 22, 2006:
Keeping Them on the Farm

Jan. 29, 2006:
Jeffrey Spaulding - AGNS Director

Feb. 5, 2006:
Tribute to Viola Desmond

Feb. 12, 2006:
Julie Meet Randy

Feb. 19, 2006:
Lizzie - Lost and Found

Feb. 26, 2006:
Headfirst

Mar. 05, 2006:
Legacy of a Hermit

Mar. 12, 2006:
Redefining Risk:The Story of Awatef Rasheed

Mar. 19, 2006:
John and Mary's Waltz

Mar. 26, 2006:
Remembering Singalong Jubilee

Apr. 02, 2006:
Going Down the Road

Apr. 09, 2006:
No Going Back

Apr. 16, 2006:
The Two Lives of Denise

Apr. 23, 2006:
Neighborhoods
Apr. 30, 2006:

May 7, 2006:
It's Not Easy Building Green

May 14, 2006:
Maritime Mothers

May 21, 2006:
Fighting the Big Box Mentality

May 28, 2006:
Remembering the Maersk Dubai

Jun. 04, 2006:
Joan Orenstein: In the Moment

Jun. 11, 2006:
Captain Dan's Final Investigation

Jun. 18, 2006:
The Supernova Hunters

Jun. 25, 2006:
Dear Prime Minister

July - August 2006
Summer Series

Sep. 10, 2006:
Child Pornography

Sep. 17, 2006:
Wild Blueberry Delight

Sep. 24, 2006:
Off to the Races

Oct. 1, 2006
The Bell Rings True

Oct. 8, 2006
Farmers' Markets

Oct. 15, 2006
A Lesson in Rural Education

Oct. 22, 2006
Voices of Mi'kma'ki

November 2006
Talk of the Block

Dec. 3, 2006
"Backstage Memories"

Dec. 10, 2006
"PEI's Piano Man"

Dec. 17, 2006
"From China, With Love"

Dec. 24, 2006
"Sisters"

Dec. 31, 2006
"The Unretired"

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