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APTN Investigates is the first Indigenous investigative news program in Canada, offering viewers hard-hitting reports and stories. Produced by award-winning journalists, APTN Investigates is committed to seeking the truth for our people.
||CleanRetrospective: “My fingers just know where to go”||Trina Roache has worked at APTN – off and on – since 2001. After returning from an “extended” four-year mat leave in 2013, she saw that the equipment had changed and evolved. But the Mi’kmaq video journalist wanted that big old Sony camera...||3/16/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRetrospective: “Hey! I can do more!”||According to APTN Investigates journalist Josh Grummet, the most important thing anyone can do in life is listen. So that’s why his Twitter handle is @joshlistens! Another intriguing mystery solved during this conversation with Executive News...||2/9/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRetrospective: They messed up the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement and fleeced survivors||Kathleen Martens knows this. She’s proved time and again that government did not fairly compensate survivors and some lawyers fleeced them. She’s broken stories, held those in power accountable, some lawyers were disbarred as a result of her...||2/1/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRetrospective: Busking Journalism with Holly Moore||Holly Moore was a fine arts student, a dancer and a street performer. Naturally, the next step in her career was to join CBC’s elite investigative unit. Not so obvious? We talk about how she got from A to B to APTN Today, she is the producer of APTN..||1/25/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRetrospective: Nothing good ever came from staring out the window||Melissa Ridgen has moved from APTN Investigates to host the APTN talk show InFocus. She’s brought her direct style of inquiry and her predilection for getting to the bottom of things in a Frank way. Not everybody likes that. We’ll talk to her...||1/18/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRetrospective: Vulnerable people, what’s the harm of a little journalism?||Veteran reporter Kathleen Marten’s takes us behind the scenes. Matty is non-verbal, suffers from serious disabilities and just aged out of foster care. His foster family wants to keep caring for him, but the state is cutting them off. It’s the...||1/11/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRetrospective: From local print to TV - Covering it all in the world in journalism||Kathleen Martens has done it all, from covering agricultural stories for a small-town paper in rural Manitoba to taking on the complexities of the federal bureaucracy, not to mention just about the entire legal profession. First in local print and...||11/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRetrospective: Prospering in media the hard way||It’s been a unique journey for APTN Vancouver Video Journalist Tina House. She learned how to be in the right place at the right time from her Metis leader father. She picked up the skills she needed to survive and prosper in media the hard way,...||11/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRetrospective: Child labour in the newsroom.||Francine Compton’s father made her transcribe interviews as a child, then encouraged her to study broadcast, telling her one day Indigenous people would have their own TV network. She was still a teenager when she was put in charge of APTN’s...||11/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRetrospective: Single Moms, Lies and Videotape||It became clear early on at APTN that the majority of reporters it was hiring were single moms. Melissa Ridgen talks about balancing motherhood and journalism. As well this episode dives into Ridgen's investigation into the scandal surrounding the...||11/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRetrospective: A shoebox full of documents sealed with duct tape||Kenneth Jackson, a former Ottawa Sun crime reporter trying his hand as a freelancer, got the box. In it were documents with politicians' names, someone who had a personal connection to the prime minister and a mass of information about First Nations...||10/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRetrospective: “I didn’t think that could happen in Canada.”||Todd Lamirande had been at APTN for only a year when he transferred to BC to open the Vancouver bureau – located in his one bedroom apartment. Shortly thereafter, the police illegally seized his car and his tapes. It was a precarious start, but so...||10/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRetrospective: Through the Looking Glass||For a long time Paul Barnsley was the only investigative journalist on the Native beat, and today he remains one of the most respected journalists among Indigenous people in Canada. In Through the Looking Glass he talks about his career and offers...||10/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRetrospective: The story that saved lives||Award-winning Cheryl McKenzie, known as the face of APTN for more than a decade speaks about her career, a breakthrough story that saved dozens of lives, and the of launch Investigative journalism by Indigenous peoples – a first in the world. It’s..||10/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Interesting and informative!
Great topics that you dont usually get information on.
I think the journalists interviewed are interesting and candid.