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The Mystery of the Portuguese Waltzes is a two-part Atlantic Voice radio documentary that is a meditation on memory and truth. Produced by Rebecca Nolan, the story follows Richard Simas's quest to find the source of the enigmatic and beloved tunes. 

The Pear Tree


* 24th Prix Marulic International Radio Festival

Second Place in Documentary Features

*Atlantic Journalism Award 

Won Best Feature 2020


A documentary from freelance producer Rebecca Nolan about Dr. Elias Bartellas that bridges the Turkish invasion of Cyprus, the disappearance of a village and his determination to grow fruit trees in a rocky Newfoundland cliff.

Fishing for Success



Rebecca Nolan joined Kimberly Orren and Leo Hearn of Fishing for Success on a fishing trip! Cod fishing, of course! We were fortunate to have Fred Winsor of Sierra Club Canada, join us, too. Hear about the hook & line fishery only in Petty Harbour and the history of the cod moratorium.

A Story of Bell Island Newfoundland


*Lowell Thomas Award 

for Travel Broadcast 

Bell Island is located in Conception Bay, Newfoundland. It has a real outport feel to it--sleepy and intimate. It’s the kind of place that still has radio bingo, and where people know each other by name.  From 1895 to 1966 Bell Island was one of the world’s largest suppliers of iron ore. In the spring of 1966 the mines were closed for good, devastating the island’s economy. In the late 1990’s Bell Island turned to tourism as a way to revitalize its economy.






Windswept Radio is the collection of works of Rebecca Nolan.


Rebecca is an independent radio producer living in St. John's, Newfoundland. A windswept island full of codfish, icebergs and storytellers. Rebecca comes from a folklore background and tries to incorporate a little bit of magic into each of her pieces.

Rebecca has produced pieces for NPR affiliates KCBX and WCAI as well as CBC's Atlantic Voice and Battery Radio.

She has won the 2020 Atlantic Journalism Award for Best Feature, and she is shortlisted for the 2020 Prix Marulic


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