Her voice is one of the most recognizable in Canada. And after 17 years as co-host of CBC Radio’s As It Happens, Barbara Budd is recognized around the world too. By cabbies in Washington, St. Paul Minnesota, Toronto and MooseJaw. By long-haul truck drivers from Tallahassee to Seattle. By shop keepers in remote villages on The Cabot Trail in Cape Breton, and by folks listening to their radios and Ipods in Finland, India and Kuala Lumpur. Her professional accomplishments and credits include five seasons in leading roles at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival and performances in French and English with the major symphony orchestras of Canada. Her voice is less recognizable in the countless character voices she has created for numerous animation series.