CBC Radio Doc : The Other Side of the Glass

Someone was stabbed outside the bookstore window when I was working there years ago at Queen and Sherborne.

This was the first radio doc I ever made, and WOOOOH, was it a ride. Funny to listen to it now. CBC Radio OUT FRONT (which I went on to work for as Associate Producer, a couple of years later) wanted the teller of the story to be very present in the piece. I like the other voices SO much, I wish mine wasn’t so ‘present’. What amazing strangers I met wandering Queen Street while working at the bookstore. My greatest mentor to date, Steve Wadhmans, radio doc producer extraordinaire, held my hand for the editing process and taught me all about sound pictures and scenes. Greatest sound storyteller ever… from CBC, now retired and singing tenor in Victoria, BC.
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  4 comments for “CBC Radio Doc : The Other Side of the Glass

  1. February 11, 2018 at 5:51 pm

    Hi Dawn,

    I enjoyed listening to your documentary.

    Hope you’re well.

    Karin xo

    • Dawn Matheson
      February 12, 2018 at 8:48 pm

      It’s an oldie.
      Miss you Karin! How is Montreal!?!

  2. Nancy Ariss
    March 14, 2018 at 6:31 pm

    Hello Dawn, I just listened. You are so talented! I felt like I was walking along the street with you, envisioning all the stories you told.

    Nancy

    • Dawn Matheson
      January 17, 2019 at 3:50 pm

      Nancy!! So nice of you to comment.
      I miss radio. Hope to make more docs down the road.
      I must get this site up to date .
      Hope you are well.

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