Lisa's radio experience began in Seoul, Korea where she freelanced and taught English. She was also a writer and photographer for an English magazine in Seoul. Lisa's stories were featured on CBC's World this Weekend, the hourly news and Dispatches. She also mixed stories for Public Radio International. Lisa has also filed to programs including World Report and World at Six.
Features & current affairs
In a documentary for the Doc Project: As she awaits the birth of her first child, Lisa Xing gives her parents what she thinks is the ultimate honour: She tells them she wants them to choose their granddaughter-to-be's Chinese name. But Lisa's parents, who immigrated to Canada when Lisa was a child, tell her she should have a Western name. Of course, Lisa's parents have seen how Lisa struggled with her own Chinese name, Yaxi, and want to ease the way for their granddaughter. Now that COVID-19 has sparked a resurgence in anti-Chinese racism, should Lisa take her parents' advice? Web story HERE.
In a documentary for The Doc Project, Lisa told a personal story of her cousin-in-law's country garage, Swinn's Service, trying to survive changes in demographics and technology over the decades. Web story HERE.
In a three-part series, The Affect Effect, Lisa and a colleague explored how various accents are perceived socially and in the workplace. This talk tape launched the series. Metro Morning. *nominated for RTDNA digital award 2019
Lisa's follow up to her sexual assault policies series garnered national attention. Metro Morning.
In a three-part series in Sept. 2017, Lisa explored campus sexual assault policies in Ontario. Metro Morning.
Half a year after Lisa first spoke with Adam Maier-Clayton about lobbying the government for assisted dying right for the mentally ill, he killed himself at age 27. World this weekend.
26-year-old Windsor man pushes for assisted dying for mentally ill. Windsor Morning. *Nominated for RTDNA Dave Rogers Award, 2017, long feature
Shabana Shahab's son lives with autism and a gap in services leaves her his sole caregiver. The Morning Edition KW.
Indigenous children overrepresented in foster care. Windsor Morning.
Razing homes to plant trees in Detroit. World this Weekend.
Workers at Canada's biggest airport say they're say they're afraid to be on the job after an employee at one of the duty-free shops died from COVID-19.
The 2019 federal election saw several prominent MPs lose their seat. In Milton, Conservative MP Lisa Raitt lost by a large margin to political newcomer and Olympic star Adam van Koeverden.
The tension over taxes affecting high fuel prices continues to escalate across the country. In Ontario, a sticker campaign by the government. In British Columbia, a billboard from the opposition. World Report.
A Boeing 737 charter jet arriving at a Florida naval air station from Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, slid off the runway into a nearby river. World Report.
A Guyanese-Canadian serving as a member of Guyana's parliament has caused a political storm in the country. That's after Charrandas Persaud voted against his own government in a no-confidence motion - tabled by the opposition. He then fled to Toronto - becoming the most talk-ed about man in the community.
One of the country's biggest translation firms is in deep debt as big clients sever ties. CBC first reported Able Translations failed to pay many of its workers. Now, we've found out the company has faced hundreds of lawsuits and owes more than a million dollars in taxes and unpaid wages.
Three provincial party leaders squared-off in the first debate ahead of the 2018 provincial election hosted by the black community. Toronto News.
A Mississauga mom was shocked when her son got a drama assignment to re-enact cooking and injecting crystal meth. World at Six.
Coffin Academy The last story Lisa filed from South Korea was an eight-minute documentary for CBC Dispatches. The story is about a man who started a "Coffin Academy" to help South Koreans find the meaning of living through simulating their own funerals. His endeavour was a direct response to South Korea having the highest suicide rate of any developed nation. Click below to listen.
Plastic surgery for high schoolers
One of Lisa's favourite stories filed from Seoul was about high school students getting plastic surgery procedures as a graduation present from their parents. They get a bit of work on their faces in order to have an edge in a competitive market, where most employers require a photo submission along with their qualifications for the job. This story aired in December 2010 on CBC's World this Weekend. Click below to listen.
Another feature Lisa mixed from Seoul was a story about a virtual girlfriend app for the iPhone. Being one of the technology capitals of the world means some of the innovation also goes toward improving citizens' personal lives. This aired on CBC's World this Weekend. Click below to listen.