Between Friends is the story of one woman’s coming to terms with being sexually victimized by her father.
As Jody Porter tells her story, she comes to understand the burden she placed on her lifelong girlfriend -- the only person she trusted with her terrible secret during her childhood.
Between Friends won the Radio Impact Award in the 2006 Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition.
Jody Porter works as a reporter for CBC Radio in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. Documentary work helps her escape the daily news grind and has garnered several awards, including the 2006 Third Coast International Audio Festival Best Documentary - Radio Impact Award. Jody is also the editor of the forthcoming book, Stories of Struggle and Strength from First Nations, Inuit and Metis Peoples in Canada, being published by McGraw-Hill Ryerson in May 2011. Her latest project is a social/radio experiment that brings strangers together to make a meal and discuss race-relations in Thunder Bay. You can hear some of the results here: http://www.cbc.ca/thecurrent/episode/2011/02/08/common-ground-cafe/
Neil Sandell hears voices for a living. He is a senior producer at CBC Radio. He produced the CBC's Outfront for five years. His documentaries been honoured by the Gabriel Awards, the New York Festivals, Amnesty International, the RTNDA, the Gracies, and the Third Coast Festival. My Life So Far was a selection at the IFC in 2009 in Dublin. Sandell has taught radio workshops in Oslo, Chicago, Alert Bay BC ,and Nuuk, Greenland. In 2009 he created a Chicago Sound Drop called Carl, with an El.
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