News Media

Live or print interviews or news media segments featuring Martha Paynter, RN

April 12, 2022. Interviewer Jean Laroche. Advocates urge NS government to make contraceptives widely available, free. CBC News.

March 21, 2022. Interviewer Victoria Walton. North end Halifax thrift shop bought by anti-abortion group. The Coast.

March 8, 2022. Interviewer Stephen Wentzell. Incarcerated Mothers in Nova Scotia Deserve Better. Rabble.

January 26, 2022. Interviewer Ardelle Reynolds. Dalhousie researcher leads study into reproductive health outcomes for incarcerated Indigenous women. Saltwire.

January 14, 2022. Interviewer Dawn Morrison. New CIHR-funded collaboration to address health inequities of Indigenous incarcerated women.

January 7, 2022. Interviewer Paul Hunter. COVID-19 in prisons. Power and Politics CBC TV.

January 4, 2022. Interviewer Sarah Smellie. Calls grow for inmate releases as COVID-19 cases climb in Canada’s jails and prisons. The Canadian Press.

January 1, 2022. Interviewer Graeme Benjamin/Alex Cooke. N.S. prison reform groups call for inmate releases as COVID-19 spreads. Global Television News.

December 31, 2021. Interviewer Haley Ryan. COVID-19 outbreak announced at Burnside jail, cases rise at women’s prison. CBC News.

December 30, 2021. Interviewer Amber Fryday. Nova Prison and COVID-19. Global Television 6pm News.

December 30, 2021. Advocates want Ottawa to release vulnerable inmates as COVID-19 hits N.S. women’s prison. CBC News.

December 29, 2021. Interviewer Alex Guye. COVID-19 cases at Nova Prison for Women. CBC Radio Mainstreet.

 December 20, 2021. Interviewer Travis Fortnum. New Brunswickers mask up against Omicron. Global News.

December 15, 2021. Interviewer Stephen Wentzell. Activists call new government bill to remove some mandatory sentences ‘incomplete’. Rabble.

December 1, 2021. Interviewer Danielle Edwards. N.S. called on to do more to help vulnerable pregnant women after ending birth alerts. Canadian Press.

December 1, 2021. Interviewer Feleshia Chandler. Nova Scotia ends use of controversial birth alerts but calls for change persist. CBC News.

November 30, 2021. Interviewer Alex Guye. The Nova Scotia Ban on Birth Alerts. Mainstreet CBC. 

November 9, 2021. Interviewer Jeff Douglas. Mother Child Program in Prisons for Women. Mainstreet CBC. 

October 29, 2021. Interviewer Alicia Draus. N.B. one of last Canadian provinces to end controversial birth alert practice. Global News.

October 10, 2021. Interviewer Sarah Smellie. Protestors outside Newfoundalnd jail call for better care for prisoners after inmate suicide. The Globe and Mail.

June 29, 2021. Interviewer Alex Cooke. Calls renewed to end controversial birth alert practice in Nova Scotia. Global News.

June 28, 2021. Interviewer Amy Smith. CBC TV News. Birth Alerts.

June 21, 2021. Interviewer Frank Campbell. Residents sound off about defunding HRM police, committee gathers public input. The Chronicle Herald/Saltwire.

May 17, 2021. Interviewer Nebal Ziafati. Chronicle Herald. This was ‘truly unjust’: protests at #FreePalestine rally plan to fight tickets.

May 7, 2021. Interviewer Robert Devet. Nova Scotia Advocate.

May 6, 2021. Interviewer Natasha Pace. CTV News Atlantic. Advocates call for immediate release of some NS inmates as COVID cases rise.

May 5, 2021. Interviewer Alex Cooke. Global News. How COVID 19 has hindered and helped abortion access in NS.

April 29, 2021. Interviewer Victoria Walton. The Coast. Women scramble to find childcare in lockdown again.

April 27, 2021. Interviewer Yvette Dentremont. Halifax Examiner.

April 13, 2021. Interviewer Sheldon McLeod. Saltwire News.

March 31, 2021. Interviewer Heidi Petracek. CTV News

March 19, 2021. Interviewer Alexa MacLean. Global News.

February 7, 2021. Interviewer Portia Clark. Calls to ban birth alerts grow louder as other provinces end controversial practice. CBC Info AM.

January 12, 2021. Interviewer Dan MacDonald. Should dry celling be banned across Canada. Iheartradio 800am.

January 11, 2021. Interviewer Ben Mulroney. Your Morning CTV.

January 6, 2021. Interviewer Kimberley Johnson. CTV News.

December 26, 2020. Interviewer Lauren Krugel. Canadian Press. Advocates say immediate action needed to curb COVID-19 outbreaks in jails and prisons.

November 25, 2020. Interviewer Matt Brand. Conference to discuss future of reproductive justice and prison abolition in Nova Scotia. Halifax Today.

November 23, 2020. Interviewer Ceilidh Millar. Black doula training program aims to create diversity in the profession. CTV News.

October 27, 2020. Interviewer Noushin Ziafati. Renowned Nova Scotian teen becomes Wellness Within’s first junior artist in residence. The Chronicle Herald.

October 22, 2020. Interviewer Touria Izri. Anxiety builds for family members of Headingly inmates as outbreak grows. CTV News.

September 22, 2020. Interviewer Martine Laberge. Outiller le personnel a la sante a practiquer un avortement.

September 6, 2020. Interviewer Haley Ryan. Doula training in Mi’kmaw community hopes to better serve families, rural areas. CBC.

September 4, 2020. Interviewer Phil Moscovitch. Is it time for more nurses in schools? Halifax Examiner.

August 26, 2020. Un nouveau cours sur l’avortement sera offert a l’universite Dalhousie. RadioCanada.

August 25, 2020. Interviewer Emma Smith. New abortion course for health students to be offered at Dal this year. CBC News.

August 19, 2020. Interviewer Frank Campbell. Women’s Wellness Within founder provides direction for police interacting with women. Chronicle Herald.

August 18, 2020. Interviewer Pam Berman. Halifax police to post some of its policies online. CBC.

July 27, 2020. Interviewer Elizabeth McSheffery. Protests in two Nova Scotia locations over failure to call a public inquiry. Canadian Press. Global News.

July 27, 2020. Interviewer Nicole Munro. Hundreds join women’s rights activists in rally for public inquiry into mass shooting. The Chronicle Herald.

July 27, 2020. Interviewer Victoria Walton. Activists won’t rest until official public inquiry into shootings is called. The Coast.

July 27, 2020. Rally Hopes to increase pressure for inquiry into April massacre. Canadian Press.

July 27, 2020. Interviewer Yvette Dentremont. Protesters decry ‘shocking and paternalistic’ decision to hold review, not inquiry into Nova Scotia mass shooting. The Halifax Examiner.

July 26, 2020. Interviewer Jillian Kestler-D’Amours. Activists to strike for 22 minutes to call for public NS shooting inquiry. Canadian Press. The Huffington Post; Edmonton City News.

July 25, 2020. Interviewer Francis Campbell. Strike, rally planned for Monday to renew push for public inquiry into Nova Scotia’s April mass killing. The Chronicle Herald.

July 14, 2020. Interviewer Erin Seatter. Ricochet. Defund the police, say doctors and nurses.

July 15, 2020. Interviewer Nebal Snan. Why nurses are joining the call for policing and prison abolition. The Chronicle Herald.

July 8, 2020. Interviewer Stefani Langenegger. Scholars make the case for abolishing prisons in order to combat systemic racism. CBC.

July 8, 2020. Interviewer Sheldon McLeod. News 95.7. Policing Policy Group.

June 15, 2020. Interviewer El Jones. Halifax Examiner.

June 10, 2020. Interviewer Jonna Brewer. Should police be allowed to do wellness checks? CBC Information Morning Moncton.

March 21, 2020. Interviewer Kristen Nelson. ‘It will get worse before it gets better’: Canada copes with COVID-19. The House (CBC).

March 19, 2020. Interviewer John McPhee. Covid-19: Curb jail populations in Nova Sscotia, Advocates Urge The Chronicle Herald.

March 12, 2020. Interviewer Liam Casey. The National Post. Canada’s prisons preparing for COVID-19, want public to limit visits.

March 8, 2020. Interviewer Matt Brand. News 95.7. End Birth Alerts.

March 5, 2020. Interviewer Sheldon McLeod. News 95.7. Gender and Police Response in Halifax.

January 19, 2020. Interviewer Andrew Rankin. Halifax police, Walmart owe Nova Scotia Black community for woman’s violent arrest. The Chronicle Herald.

January 17, 2020. Interviewer Sheldon McLeod. Justice for Santina Rao. News 95.7.

December 16, 2019. Interviewer El Jones. A case of gangrene underscores health concerns at the East Coast Forensic Hospital. Halifax Examiner.

November 19, 2019. Interviewer Emily Baron Cadloff. How PEI became one of the most accessible places for women’s health care in Canada. Chateleine.

August 29, 2019. Interviewer Yvette Dentremont. Public Inquiry Sought for Man who Died in Provincial CustodyThe Star Metro.

August 29, 2019. Interviewer Caora McKenna. Dalhousie nursing students are learning about Naloxone. The Coast.

August 28, 2019. Interviewer Elizabeth McSheffery. Global News.

August 21, 2019. Interviewer Sheldon McLeod. Martha Paynter joins us to talk about the fight to keep 34-year-old Abdilahi Elmi in Canada. News 95.7

August 21, 2019. Interviewer Robert Devet. Deportation of former Somali refugee amounts to death sentence, advocates say. The NS Advocate.

August 8, 2019. Interviewer Jenny Wright. Episode 14: Reproductive Justice. The Academic and the Activist Podcast.

July 29, 2019. Interviewer Lori Isenstadt. Episode 370: Can women in prison breastfeed? All About Breastfeeding Podcast.

July 19, 2019. Interviewer Caora McKenna. Martha Paynter talks about abortion on the big screenThe Coast.

June 13, 2019. Interviewer Caora McKenna. A moving target: What abortion access looks like in Nova Scotia. The Coast.

May 27, 2019. Interviewer Sheldon McLeod. Trudeau Scholarship Recipient Martha Paynter. 95.7.

May 19, 2019. Reporter Victoria Walton. What abortion law changes in the states mean for Canadians. Halifax Today

May 19, 2019. Interviewer Matt Brand. 95.7. Access to abortion in Canada. See minute 23 onwards at 10am.

May 11, 2019. Interviewer Nicole Munro. Free menstrual products still in progress, but military provides free Viagra. 
Chronicle Herald.

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