Creative Tools for Truth-Telling
Cortes Island Academy partnered with local and award-winning writers, Indigenous journalists, numerous creative knowledge-holders, and the Cortes Community Radio Society to explore with 20 students the history of what we have come to consider “truth-telling”, the foundations of journalism, art and mechanics of podcasting, and the joy of live radio. The result? The voices of our future shaping the sounds and minds of listeners near and far.
This initiative is made possible by the Radio Fund of Canada.
In our Creative Tools for Truth-Telling block, students produced their own 15-40 minute podcasts. Students not only acquire the technical expertise required for podcasting but also hone their storytelling abilities, mastering the art of weaving narratives that captivate and engage audiences.
Each podcast you’ll find here represents the culmination of meticulous research, thoughtful storytelling, and the dedication of our students to the pursuit of truth and storytelling. They have delved into the depths of diverse topics, amplifying voices, challenging perspectives, and shedding light on the multifaceted nature of the world we inhabit. Listen along below!
The Way of the Wolves
Food and Its Effects
Tale of Two Markets
The Immigration Podcast
Set to Play
School on Cortes
The Benefits of Pets
The Masked World
The Cortes Forestry General Partnership
Produced in the initial week of the Tools for Truth Telling Program, these satirical advertisements were crafted by students who began with little knowledge of audio recording and production. In just five days, they progressed from novices to creators of unique personal observations.
Ripple effect is a five episode podcast series created, written and produced by the students of CIA.
Episode 1 - Cosmic Confidential
Episode 2 - The Wild Island
Episode 3 - Teens as Teachers
Episode 4 - Fixing the Curriculum
Episode 5 - Just the Essentials
Produced in the very first week of the Tools for Truth Telling Program, these short sound poems were created by students reflecting on their time spent on Cortes Island. In the span of five days, students went from knowing nothing about audio recording and production to creating these truly unique personal observations.
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