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as an intern at this pioneering CBC radio science show was a pivotal experience.
Although my time was cut short by a CBC technicians' strike, I was able to finish
chase producing for the Question Show, a special edition of the program dedicated
to answering listeners' queries with the help of scientific experts.
This was a University of King's College,
School of Journalism produced radio show, mimicking the style of the Canadian
Broadcasting Corporation and aired on CKDU-FM.
will need RealPlayer
to listen to these files.
I first encountered Dr. Brown at a lecture he gave on The Scientific Thinking
of Sherlock Holmes. The first question you hear me asking in this interview (about
Dr. Brown' s library) is actually the last question that was in the version that
went to air. (It's also the last question I asked Dr. Brown when I interviewed
him.) I reedited the piece after getting some feedback from a post mortem session.
INTR0: We all have our quirky and interesting pastimes. For some it's bird watching,
for others it's collecting comic books. For Dr. Richard Brown, it's delving into
the exploits of Sherlock Holmes. renée mercuri spoke with the Dalhousie
psychology professor about his passion for the pipe-smoking sleuth.
I am in love with amateur radio even though I am not (yet) an operator myself.
I thoroughly enjoyed recording this soundscape and piecing it together. I think
the soundclips I chose really take you somewhere you may not have been. The only
thing I would change is to take my voice out when it comes in near the end.
INTRO: A fuzzy voice breaks through the distortion. A scout troop in Halifax is
talking to scout's from around the world over amateur radio airwaves. This is
part of Jamboree on the Air, an annual event since 1957. renée mercuri
tuned in with the Scouts at the headquarters of the Halifax Amateur Radio Club,
in the Bloomfield Centre.
In the big scheme of things this is trivial story, but I think I have got all
the elements of a voicer covered here: focus, a strong and to the point intro
that flows, relevant and interesting quotes, background sound and I think my performance
isn't half bad.
INTRO: Trick or treating isn't the only thing kids will be doing tonight. There's
a party at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church on the corner of Oxford and Jubilee.
But it's not to celebrate Hallowe'en. It's to celebrate the eve of All Saints
Day. The feast celebrates the lives of Catholic saints.
I went out on a limb and covered a story I knew nothing about and could do much
background research for. I was ecstatic with the results. Because I wasn't afraid
of sticking the microphone wherever I needed to, I got superb background sound.
This got me so excited that I kicked it up a couple notches with my performance.
INTRO: Traditional dance classes include pink tutus and point shoes. The North
End Dance Co-op is different. It's experimenting with new teaching ideas. The
co-op wants to expose the community to different styles of dance. renee mercuri
went to a recent class to see people try out African dance with live percussion
Coke Addiction mini-doc,
October 29, 2001
This mini-doc needs more work: more background work and better synthesizing of
information. But I like this one because it's an original story idea.
INTRO: For some it's coffee. For other it's cigarettes. For Sonia Koenig, it's
Diet Coke. As renée mercuri found out, when it comes to Diet Coke, Sonia
drinks it for more than the taste of it.