The Sunday Edition (CBC)
Arsing around; What are Canadian values? The Crown...10/02/15
Arsing around with the New York Times crossword (00:00:35) What are Canadian values and who decides? (00:04:41) Workers pay high price after marathon Crown Can strike (00:51:32) Listener mail (01:16:55) Bill Lee talks Blue Jay fever (01:23:26)
Yogi Berra; Medicare on Life Support; Alice in Wonderland...
Yogi Berra (34 sec) Medicare (5:07) Alice in Wonderland (44:23) Mail (1:26:18)
Willkommen, Bienvenue, Welcome!
Germany's warm embrace of Syrian refugees: Michael talks to Josef Joffe, publisher-editor of Die Zeit, a weekly German newspaper, about why Germany is flinging open its doors to refugees.
Gay adoptive parents make legal history and create an...
The story of the first gay couple in Canada to co-adopt two children.
Should fledgling politicians be cut down by social media?...
Michael on how we are turning into a nation of "hall monitors" who jump on every thoughtless remark ever made by a would-be politician.
Mail on poetry and politics
Listeners on last week's discussion about the dearth of inspirational language in the ongoing election.
Mail on Michael's essay "Let Them In", and on the poem...
We hear from listeners who both agree and disagree with Michael's essay, and others who were moved by Somali-British poet Warsan Shire's poem "Home".
Why women apologize so much and should stop
Michael speaks with author and columnist Sloane Crosley on why women feel the need to apologize.
Donald Trump - the latest incarnation of the...
Historian Eric Foner says that Trump's anti-immigrant sentiment is a recurring strand of thought in America.
Remembering Oliver Sacks
Excerpt from Michael's conversation with Oliver Sacks from 2001, about his memoir, "Uncle Tungsten: Memories of a Chemical Boyhood".
Flexie's magic brush
Levine Flexhaug was an itinerant prairie painter, whose work was once bound for junk stores. He has become the subject of an art exhibition, a book and a documentary film.
The Sunday Edition, August 30, 2015
Kathy Reichs; Antibiotic resistance; Objects of Burden; John Cleese
Bones sleuth Kathy Reichs on her 18th novel
Forensic anthropologist and best-sellling author Kathy Reichs on her latest book "Speaking in Bones".
Emma Sky on Iraq
Guest host Kevin Sylvester interviews Emma Sky, author of "The Unravelling: High Hopes and Missed Opportunities in Iraq".
Philosophy as therapy
Philosophy professor Tom Stern argues that philosophy is a search for truth, not a short cut to comfort and happiness.
The Sunday Edition, August 16, 2015
Philosophy as therapy; Jean Little's unconventional family; Mozart's sister; Muslims in Europe
The search for extraterrestrial life
Guest host Kevin Sylvester speaks with two scientists about the possibility of life on other planets.
The fight against fracking; Doc - "The Maestro in the...
Interview with Jessica Ernst and her lawyer Murray Klippenstein on fracking in Alberta; Doc on violinist Joshua Bell as busker and author Kathy Stinson; New York magazine photographer Amanda Demme with Barbara Bowman, Cosby accuser; Doc on Iroquois...
Bill Cosby and the power of the image
Guest host Francine Pelletier talks to photographer Amanda Demme, who took the photos and created the stunning image of Bill Cosby's victims for the cover of New York magazine, and to Barbara Bowman, one of the women she photographed.
The fight against fracking
Alberta scientist and energy consultant Jessica Ernst about her lawsuit against fracking that she says has contaminated her water; joined by her lawyer, Murray Klippenstein of Toronto. Interviewer is guest host Francine Pelletier.
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