At The Table is a late-night television series featuring engaging conversations with Maritimers. The half-hour programs introduce compelling guests from all walks of life.
On April 11, 2009 David Shannon became the first person in world history with quadriplegia to reach the North Pole. Now as Director and CEO of the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission, Shannon continues to get his message out... there is no dream that cannot be realized.
As President of St. Mary's University in Halifax, Colin Dodds has been a leader in attracting international students. Currently, one in four students at SMU is from outside Canada. These students not only help to build diversity on campus but are critical to the financial viability of the university.
As a stay at home mom in rural New Brunswick in the 1960's, Margaret McCain was very involved in her community. She became an activist in the quest to eliminate family violence. In 1994, she became Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick and continued to use her voice to fight for the rights of women and children. Today, at 77, she is still passionate about making high quality childcare accessible across the country.
Musician Dave Carroll’s life changed in July 2009 when United Airlines broke his guitar and refused to pay for it. He turned his customer service gripe into a video called “UNITED BREAKS GUITARS”. The video went viral. Today, over 11 million people have viewed it. Now in addition to being a musician, he’s travelling the world as a corporate speaker on customer service and the power of social media.
As a marine geologist, Steve Blasco has a professional interest in ship wrecks. In 1990, he spent 17 hours in a small submarine studying the most famous shipwreck of them all, the unsinkable Titanic. On the 100th anniversary of the infamous marine disaster, he remembers what it was like to see the titanic up close…from both a scientific and emotional point of view.
As the Chief of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery at the IWK Hospital, Dr. Camille Hancock Friesen has watched childhood obesity reach epidemic proportions. In 2005, she began the Heart Healthy Kids program. (H2K) has become an innovative initiative… encouraging kids to lead heart healthier lifestyles.
Harry Thurston is a biologist, poet, environmentalist and award winning nature writer. He writes about the world around him from the salt marsh in his own back yard to the oases of Egypt. His latest book 'The Atlantic Coast' is a sweeping exploration of the east coast of North America.
Measha Brueggergosman grew up in Fredericton singing in the local Baptist church choir. She is now an award winning, critically acclaimed Canadian opera singer...her career takes her around the globe. This spring she came home for a series of sold out recitals in a Fredericton coffee shop and a Halifax tavern.
Pete Luckett’s career started with $250 worth of produce in a stall at the Saint John Market. Since then, 'Pete’s Frootique' has grown into a multi –million dollar venture employing over 300 people. And Pete has become a father, grandfather, public speaker, tv personality and now vintner.