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Governments change, economies tumble and soar, and headlines trumpet the scandal of the day. All the while, Tapestry deals with the more subtle news of life -- a thoughtful consideration of what it means to be human. Tune in for an engaging, provocative and unexpected hour of radio: an hour in which rabbis and poets get equal time on the topic of faith, science-fiction writers and physicist-priests ponder the great creation myths, athletes explore the hero's journey as a spiritual metaphor, and architects examine the idea of space for the soul.

Governments change, economies tumble and soar, and headlines trumpet the scandal of the day. All the while, Tapestry deals with the more subtle news of life -- a thoughtful consideration of what it means to be human. Tune in for an engaging, provocative and unexpected hour of radio: an hour in which rabbis and poets get equal time on the topic of faith, science-fiction writers and physicist-priests ponder the great creation myths, athletes explore the hero's journey as a spiritual metaphor, and architects examine the idea of space for the soul.
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Toronto, ON

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CBC

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Governments change, economies tumble and soar, and headlines trumpet the scandal of the day. All the while, Tapestry deals with the more subtle news of life -- a thoughtful consideration of what it means to be human. Tune in for an engaging, provocative and unexpected hour of radio: an hour in which rabbis and poets get equal time on the topic of faith, science-fiction writers and physicist-priests ponder the great creation myths, athletes explore the hero's journey as a spiritual metaphor, and architects examine the idea of space for the soul.

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English

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Episodes

Lessons for caregivers

11/16/2018
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Author Mike Barnes talks about what it's like caring for his mother, who suffers from dementia. White Coat, Black Art host Dr. Brian Goldman explains why doctors have a skewed idea of caregivers - and what it might take to change that. And Rose Andrews says after her husband Gerald suffered a brain hemorrhage, doctors told her to take him off life support. Instead, she's spent the last 20 years helping him recover.

Duration:00:53:24

Relationships with robots

11/2/2018
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What's so human about comedy? And what's the point of having AI learn to mimic- and possibly even surpass - human efforts? Comedian and PhD Candidate in Humour Studies Christopher Molineux weighs in. And .. Fed up with dating, artist Fei Liu is making a robot boyfriend as part of a project called "Build the Love You Deserve."

Duration:00:54:43

A case against forgiveness

10/26/2018
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Following a sexual abuse allegation, the burden is often on the women to forgive their abusers for any wrongdoing. Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg and journalist Kaya Oakes say that it's time for the men to make amends before they start expecting any clemency.

Duration:00:54:43

Change of Mind

10/19/2018
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Eleanor Gordon-Smith, a philosophy Ph.D. student at Princeton University, explains why changing people's minds has less to do with reason and a lot to do with egos. And the story of how one woman's picture perfect image of Canada was shattered - only to be rebuilt, from the unlikeliest of places.

Duration:00:54:43

How Indigenous elders made Regina home for a Rwandan refugee

10/19/2018
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In her documentary, Tina Pittaway tells the story of a young woman from Rwanda who came to Canada with high hopes. This refugee discovered Canada isn't exactly the place on the postcard.

Duration:00:23:50

Why your approach to changing people's minds is all wrong

10/19/2018
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Eleanor Gordon-Smith, a Ph.D. student in philosophy at Princeton University, says if you think reason changes minds, you're wrong. Turns out everything that makes you human goes into how you make decisions - and how you can influence others.

Duration:00:27:54

Lightening the load

10/12/2018
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Omid Safi, Director of Duke University's Islamic Studies Center, says our concept of success needs an overhaul - and the teachings of Islamic mystics offers a new way forward. Lorenzo Lewis explains the idea behind an initiative to get black men talking to their barbers about mental health.

Duration:00:54:43

Ink and Identity

9/28/2018
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Alethea Arnaquq-Baril, director of Tunniit: Retracing the Lines of Inuit Tattoos and Angry Inuk, explains why deciding to get traditional Inuit face tattoos was emotionally fraught. Memphis Cadeau, co-owner of Grim City Tattoo Club in Hamilton, Ont., opens up about how tattoo removal and therapy are more similar than you might think.

Duration:00:54:43

Should I stay or should I go?

9/21/2018
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Why one lifelong Catholic abandoned the church in the middle of mass - and is now grappling with where to turn to next. The other, a convert and a lesbian, says leaving 'wasn't even a question.'

Duration:00:54:43

Debunking cultural myths

9/14/2018
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How the world we imagine isn't quite how we know it to be. A talk with the Sikh Captain America and a look at the cooperative's role in world history.

Duration:00:44:57

How are you doing...really?

9/7/2018
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We live in challenging times. From climate change to mass shootings, it's easy to feel despair. Sister Helen Prejean, author of Dead Man Walking and a leading figure in the campaign to end the death penalty, is feeling it herself. And if you are too, Prejean has some advice for you.

Duration:00:40:31

Your own hands

8/31/2018
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What happens when we get out of our heads and into our hands?

Duration:00:54:57

Three unlikely places to find transformation

8/24/2018
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One man's journey from pastor to salesman. How jam changed three people's lives. The sweet solidarity of a night of interfaith comedy and Margaret Atwood on The Handmaid's Tale, thirty-three years later. In this episode, we're opening the Tapestry vault to bring you some of our most memorable stories of personal transformation and reflection with guest host Yassin Alsalman.

Duration:00:54:57

Fatherhood in diaspora

8/17/2018
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Guest host Yassin 'Narcy' Alsalman explores what it means to be a father when you're far from home and all that you hold dear. Yassin speaks to his father about his traumatic youth in a turbulent Iraq, and also talks to filmmakers Jihan "Jiji" Kikhia and Sol Guy about retracing their own father's stories.

Duration:00:49:51

The redemptive power of hip-hop

8/10/2018
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Guest host Yassin Alsalman, a.k.a. Narcy, explores how hip hop can change lives and nourish the soul. Feature conversations with Toronto hip-hop legend Kardinal Offishall, Witch Prophet and OVO music producer Noah '40' Shebib and his sister Suzanna Shebib.

Duration:00:52:54

Narcy in the Dot: Witch Prophet

8/10/2018
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"Does nobody know that there's actually so many female rappers, and so many queer female rappers in Toronto?" - Witch Prophet

Duration:00:26:30

Narcy in the Dot: Kardinall Offishal

8/10/2018
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"The music industry, just being honest, - is gonna sound crazy, maybe not - it's fundamentally the exact opposite of how I choose to live my life. And it's so super difficult to exist in a place where the values, the morals, the people, the practices, goes against everything that you believe in." - Kardinal Offishal

Duration:00:32:36

Narcy in the Dot: Noah '40' Shebib and Suzanna Shebib

8/10/2018
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"You know, the city is going through a lot and there's lots happening in the world right now, and I think it's a pretty confusing place. So I feel a responsibility to like, push forward narratives I think are positive and helpful. And especially to the young people in this city." - Noah '40' Shebib

Duration:01:06:42

Sin, spiritual experiences and survival

8/3/2018
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This week, Tapestry is revisiting four stories about sin, spiritual experiences and survival with guest host Christa Couture.

Duration:00:54:57

Rethinking disability

7/27/2018
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"I've accepted my disability, but lately I've wondered: could I also celebrate it?" Guest host Christa Couture explores loving her differences on the summer edition of Tapestry.

Duration:00:54:57