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Jody Porter

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/

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Planet Kaleigh

Cindy Harasen is not the first the first mother to think that her daughter might be from another planet.

Please describe the genesis of Planet Kaleigh ... how did you find Cindy (Kaleigh's mother) and what made you think her experience would translate for a broad audience?