Category: RADIO

  • The enduring spirit of St. Bride’s Church

    The enduring spirit of St. Bride’s Church

    A feature report for BBC Radio 4’s Sunday programme, about the remarkable St. Bride’s Church of Fleet Street, London. (Click here. Report begins at 29:30)  

  • UK Radio Academy awards

    The Radio Academy award (ARIAS) for Best News Coverage 2017 went to the Stephen Nolan Show on BBC Radio 5 live for its coverage of the London Bridge attacks, when eight people were killed and dozens more were injured. I was part of the BBC Radio 5 live team that night, reporting from the scene.…

  • Cycling the border

    Cycling the border

    In August 2017, I cycled the length of the Irish border to speak to local people about what a change to the frontier might mean after Brexit. I produced a three-part radio series on the trip; first for BBC Radio 5 live, and then for RTÉ Radio 1. Here is the series as it aired…

  • London Bridge attack

    London Bridge attack

    #LondonBridge witness “we saw someone (getting) CPR laying on the floor” @GlobalNational @BBCBreaking @bbc5live — Redmond Shannon (@RedShannon) June 3, 2017 Police urging people to leave scene #LondonBridge — Redmond Shannon (@RedShannon) June 3, 2017 BBC World News TV Global National television (Click on image): Global National news report June 4, 2017 (Click…

  • The Brexit effect on Ireland

    My last assignment for CBC News after seven years with Canada’s national broadcaster. Below are the radio file and a link to the written piece.

  • Cannabis makes up 22% of veteran drug payments

    More than one-fifth of the money paid to veterans by the federal government for prescribed drugs in the fiscal year 2015-16 went toward medical cannabis. That’s up from just 0.5 per cent in 2013-14. Read more here:

  • Mother calls for province to start publicizing teacher discipline

    Two mothers say their children had to move schools after the result of a teacher discipline case was not made public. Read here: Watch here:

  • NB Power pays J.D. Irving $12.3M in gypsum deal penalties, fees

    A CBC News investigation reveals that provincial utility provider NB Power has paid a J.D. Irving company more than $12.3 million in penalties and contract renegotiation fees since 2009.

  • City improves security of bus passes

    In March 2014, I illustrated how easy it is to make a copy of the new 2014 Fredericton transit passes. The city has now decided to add holograms for 2015. 

  • New MLA legislation in New Brunswick

    Following the reports I filed on the expenses of New Brunswick MLA Greg Davis in March (including exclusive details of a party loan and how it remained secret), the province’s Legislative Assembly has introduced new legislation to ensure MLA expenses are reported more frequently and more transparently.

  • New Brunswick PC Party loan to MLA Greg Davis

    An exclusive report for CBC News on March 14, 2014. It details how the Progressive Conservative Party of New Brunswick misrepresented a $5,125 loan to MLA Greg Davis in its 2012 financial statement. It came two days after I first reported on the loan’s existence. It was given to Davis to cover five months of rent arrears on…

  • Back to the well

    In February 2013, the Japanese government helped install clean-water taps across Kambia, Sierra Leone. But two months later, the new taps were all turned off, forcing residents to return to wells, that by then, were no longer sanitized. In my role as a JHR trainer, I headed to Kambia in May 2013 with Africa Young Voices reporter…

  • History, out of reach (CBC The World This Weekend)

    A small group of people in Sierra Leone are trying to shed light on a dark part of the country’s history. The West African nation once supplied slaves to the south eastern United States, and Bunce Island was the last place they touched African soil.

  • A forgotten island (Deutsche Welle Radio)

    Sherbro Island is located in the Atlantic Ocean, off the south western coast of Sierra Leone, and bears the name of one of the ethnic groups living in the country before the colonial era. Almost 200 years ago, it was a settlement for a group of freed slaves sent back from North America. But today…

  • Air Canada wildcat strike (CBC World Report)

    Ground crews and baggage handlers at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport walked off the job to protest the suspension of three workers who applauded sarcastically as Labour Minister Lisa Raitt walked through the airport.