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The Band Played On

CBC Radio

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This investigative series unravels a complicated web of five decades of historical sexual abuse involving dozens of teens–preyed upon by three teachers. Warnings were ignored, abuse continued, and the ...
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42:33 | May 31st

When the court documents are finally unsealed, they reveal a disturbing portrait of a sex offender who began preying on students in the late 1960s. Authorities, including police, were aware of the teacher's encounters with teens. The fresh details dr...Show More

45:58 | May 31st

There's a confrontation as a victim demands accountability from the institution he says failed them all. Meanwhile, the drama heads back to court, with more charges and fresh convictions. Survivors gather together with Peter Hamer to laugh, heal and ...Show More
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40:53 | May 30th

The coach was successful, charismatic and powerful, and in 1968 he treated student Rob Ferron like he was special. Years later, Madeleine Glaus discovers her son had been groped by the same coach, and had also been preyed on by a music teacher. Both ...Show More

45:10 | May 30th

In 1986, Peter Hamer told a school administrator about his vulgar, abusive music teacher. Soon, the teacher was gone. Other adults had known what was going on, but it was a different time. This episode explores the institutional failure that allowed ...Show More

39:10 | May 30th

A predatory music teacher has his day in court, and victims are there to watch. When Peter Hamer tried to reveal his secret decades ago, authorities failed to act. Now they're listening. But after so much time has passed, will this man go to prison? ...Show More

48:30 | May 30th

On a clear spring day in 2017, witnesses call 911 to report a fiery car crash. Inside the burning vehicle is a high school music teacher who'd been facing charges of sexual assault. That teacher's former student, Laurie Howat, is the one who pulls th...Show More

40:42 | May 30th

It's the summer of 1985. Peter Hamer is a typical, goofy teenager partying with his friends. They're drinking beer and coolers. Then he invites his music teacher to join them, with sinister intentions. Thirty-three years later, Hamer returns to his h...Show More

03:07 | May 17th

Investigative reporter Julie Ireton unravels a complicated web of five decades of historical sexual abuse involving dozens of teens. They were preyed upon by three teachers who worked at the same school. Warnings were ignored and abuse continued. The...Show More