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For the past twelve years, contributing editor and host Allan Gregg has had in-depth conversations with some of the world's most prominent authors, artists, and cutting-edge thinkers. "Whether the subject is evolutionary paleontology or the culture of amateur hockey, whether our guests are household names like Adrienne Clarkson or Salman Rushdie, or less well-known but important thinkers like Malcolm Gladwell or Edward O. Wilson, our show endeavours to reach beyond the headlines to explore the forces that create the news," says Gregg. By investigating not merely the whats of current affairs but also the whys, Allan Gregg in Conversation tries to give viewers a context in which to understand the world around them.

For the past twelve years, contributing editor and host Allan Gregg has had in-depth conversations with some of the world's most prominent authors, artists, and cutting-edge thinkers. "Whether the subject is evolutionary paleontology or the culture of amateur hockey, whether our guests are household names like Adrienne Clarkson or Salman Rushdie, or less well-known but important thinkers like Malcolm Gladwell or Edward O. Wilson, our show endeavours to reach beyond the headlines to explore the forces that create the news," says Gregg. By investigating not merely the whats of current affairs but also the whys, Allan Gregg in Conversation tries to give viewers a context in which to understand the world around them.
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For the past twelve years, contributing editor and host Allan Gregg has had in-depth conversations with some of the world's most prominent authors, artists, and cutting-edge thinkers. "Whether the subject is evolutionary paleontology or the culture of amateur hockey, whether our guests are household names like Adrienne Clarkson or Salman Rushdie, or less well-known but important thinkers like Malcolm Gladwell or Edward O. Wilson, our show endeavours to reach beyond the headlines to explore the forces that create the news," says Gregg. By investigating not merely the whats of current affairs but also the whys, Allan Gregg in Conversation tries to give viewers a context in which to understand the world around them.

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Episodes

Money Manager Stephen Jarislowsky Gives Advice

11/13/2012
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Canadian money manager Stephen Jarislowsky is the author of "The Investment Zoo". Jarislowsky is known for his defence of shareholders' rights and as an advocate of good corporate governance. He is opposed to excessive CEO packages that include options and bonuses. His advice to investors is to find a company you understand and that is the best-managed in the industry and stay with it. Originally aired June 2005.

Duration:00:11:42

Mark Kingwell On Glenn Gould

11/8/2012
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Pianist Glenn Gould is the subject of a new book by philosopher Mark Kingwell. Born in Toronto, Glenn Gould became a towering figure in the world of classical music. Eccentric and reclusive his fame has only grown since his death in 1982. Kingwell's book "Glenn Gould" is part of the Extraordinary Canadians Series. Originally aired January 2010.

Duration:00:27:34

Jeremy Rifkin On Entering The Third Industrial Revolution

10/26/2012
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Economist Jeremy Rifkin is the author of "The Third Industrial Revolution". According to Rifkin, industrial revolutions occur when new energy regimes emerge and new communications systems enable them to become operational. We are now entering a third industrial revolution, one which combines renewable energy and internet technology to transform the power grid.

Duration:00:27:17

David Pecaut On The Impact Of Technology In The Workplace

10/26/2012
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David Pecaut and Carla Lipsig-Mumme discuss the impact of technology in the workplace. Does is lead to a reduction in the workforce?Does it empower the workforce? David Pecaut went on to co-found the Toronto annual arts festival Luminato. Sadly, David Pecaut died on December 14th, 2009. This programme was broadcast in April 1995.

Duration:00:12:42

Yann Martel On The Illustrated Version Of Life Of Pi

10/26/2012
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Canada's Yann Martel shot to international fame with his novel "Life of Pi". He won the prestigious Booker Prize and his novel went on to sell six-million copies worldwide and a movie version was made with director Ang Lee. Now Martel has come out with a special illustrated edition of "Life of Pi". Originally aired February 2008.

Duration:00:13:13

Noah Richler

10/9/2012
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Noah Richler is the author of, "What We Talk About When We Talk About War". He claims that Canadians are being influenced to think of themselves as a "warrior nation", rather than the peacekeeping nation that has historically been part of our national identity.

Duration:00:12:35

Michael Reist

10/9/2012
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Teacher Michael Reist is the author of "Raising Boys In A New Kind Of World". Reist explains why boys are lagging academically and he gives advice on how to help them succeed in school. He believes teaching definitely needs more male teachers.

Duration:00:14:17

Jeffrey Rosenthal Explains Probability Theory

10/3/2012
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In his book "Struck by Lightning: The Curious World Of Probabilities", Professor Jeffrey Rosenthal uses his math skills to explain what probability theory is and how it works. Terrorists, car crashes, flu pandemics; Rosenthal says we're afraid of the wrong things and reveals what we should really worry about. (Originally aired January 2006)

Duration:00:14:52

Richard Alvarez - Integrating Health Care Technology

9/29/2012
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Richard Alvarez, President and CEO of Canada Health Infoway, talks about the benefits of integrating information technology in health care and why it is taking so long to implement in Ontario.

Duration:00:12:32

Ilse Treurnicht On The Purpose of MaRS Discovery District

9/29/2012
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Ilse Treurnicht, CEO of the MaRS Discovery District, explains the purpose of MaRS, which is to foster and promote Canadian innovations by providing an environment where science, technology and social entrepreneurs work side by side.

Duration:00:14:18

Sandra Dean On A Public School Miracle

9/29/2012
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In 1991, Sandra Dean was appointed Principal of South Simcoe Elementary School, a rundown public school in Oshawa, known more for student petty crimes than academic achievement. Dean set about improving the building and the grounds, getting the community involved and initiating a culture of respect for staff and students. Within five years, Dean had turned the school into one of the best in Durham District School Board. Her book is called "Hearts and Minds". (Originally aired September 2000)

Duration:00:28:04

Roger Martin - In Praise Of Integrated Thinking

9/22/2012
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Head of the Rotman School of Business, Roger Martin, is the author of "The Opposable Mind". He interviewed fifty successful business leaders to find common attributes. It turned out they had the ability to think in an integrated fashion. He cites Izzy Sharp, founder of the Four Seasons hotel chain, as a prime example. Martin himself used integrated thinking at the Rotman school, to combine research and teaching. (Originally aired March 2008)

Duration:00:11:09

Dr. James Orbinski On His Humanitarian Work

9/22/2012
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Dr. James Orbinski has witnessed some of the most horrific events of our time, from famine to civil war and to genocide in Rwanda. In a new memoir, he recounts those experiences and how they changed him. It's called "An Imperfect Offering: Humanitarian Action in the Twenty-First Century". As president of "Doctors Without Borders, he accepted the Nobel Prize on behalf of the humanitarian group. (Originally aired October 2008)

Duration:00:12:34

David Suzuki On His Book "Everything Under The Sun"

9/22/2012
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David Suzuki`s new book is "Everything Under The Sun", which explores some of the world`s environmental challenges. Suzuki explains why he left the board of the David Suzuki Foundation and talks about the Harper government's war against the environmentalists.

Duration:00:27:11

Harriet Lerner - How Mothering Transforms Us

9/20/2012
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Psychologist and mother Harriet Lerner is the author of "The Mother Dance: How Children Change Your Life". Lerner believes no mother can be prepared for how her life will change after having children. She says that although society sets improbable standards for mothers, it's okay to be imperfect. Furthermore, children teach us many of life's spiritual lessons. (Originally aired Jan 1999)

Duration:00:25:15

Roberta Bondar On Coming Down To Earth

9/20/2012
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Five years after her trip on board the space shuttle "Discovery", Canada's first female astronaut Roberta Bondar talks about her life after the epic journey. (Originally aired may 1997)

Duration:00:25:58

What Happens When The Baby Boomers Retire?

9/13/2012
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Economic strategist Sherry Cooper's new book is "The New Retirement: How It Will Change Our Future". With a wave of baby boomers about to retire, Cooper looks at the impact on the labour markets, the economy and financial markets. (Originally aired March 2008)

Duration:00:27:40

The Rise and Fall of Canada's Real Estate Market

9/13/2012
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Financial commentator Garth Turner's new book is called "Greater Fool: The Troubled Future of Real Estate". For most of us, buying a house is the biggest investment most of us will ever make. Over the past several years there's been a huge real estate boom. But it appears the boom is over and now the question is - will we see a bust? (Originally aired May 2008)

Duration:00:27:26

Jacquie McNish On Canada's Pension Crisis

9/13/2012
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Jacquie McNish, business writer for the "Globe and Mail", talks about the national pension crisis. Workers are losing their benefits as companies go under. Retirees are under siege and a disturbing number of Canadians don't even have a pension and haven't saved enough to retire. (Originally aired November 2009)

Duration:00:27:36

Daniel Goldhagen Claims Catholic Church Is Anti-Semitic

9/12/2012
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In his book "A Moral Reckoning", historian and Harvard political scientist Daniel Goldhagen examines antisemitism in Europe with a moral inquiry into the Catholic church's role in the holocaust. (Originally aired December 2002)

Duration:00:26:25