2011

 

A Little Before the Day

CP PHOTO/Tom HansonUnlike most of Canada where Christmas happens just for Christmas Day, and then everybody goes shopping and it's all over, in the province...

A Short Sweet Song for Camille Saint-Saens

If you select the "images" option of Google, and enter the name Camille Saint-Saens into the search engine, your screen will fill with hundreds of...

The Top Ten Unanswered Questions in the Universe

Image shows particle tracks as protons collided in CERN's Large Hadron Collider (Dec. 2009) (AP Photo/CERN) Our feature this week covers a little subject called The Universe,...

Sacred Ground (two-part series)

A New York city firefighter pauses at the firefighters memorial wall that displays the names of victims of Sept. 11 (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Sean Kilpatrick)Up...

Hark!

Close your eyes.   Listen.   What do you hear?   If you're in your car, like the motor.  Traffic.  If you're inside, the hum of the modern...

Leonard Cohen in Three Acts

Leonard Cohen performs during his concert in Warsaw, Poland, Oct. 10, 2010. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)On April 16, 2009 CBC radio show Q celebrated its second anniversary and to...

Nine-and-a-half Technologies that Could Change the World

Solar energy farm at Gunthawada in Gujarat state, India (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)Fifty years ago, very few people could have imagined what our world would look like...

John Le Carre Interview (two episodes)

John Le Carre at his home in London (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)Fifty years ago, in his very first novel, John le CarrĂ© introduced a quietly... Read More »

WOMEX 1998 - A Global Village Special

WOMEX 09 Ground Stage Photo by Jeremy Llewellyn-Jones Each year, on the last weekend in October, professionals from the worlds of folk, roots, ethnic and...

Leonard Cohen in Three Acts

On April 16, 2009 CBC radio show Q celebrated its second anniversary and to mark the ocassion it featured an interview with one of the most ageless...

Malcolm / 20 Pieces of Music that Changed the World (Episode 13)

A busload of evacuees is escorted away from a Military airplane at Pierre Trudeau Airport in Montreal after arriving from Haiti. THE CANADIANPRESS/Peter McCabeThis week...

Gustav Holst: Planet Maker

This episode of "And The Winner Is..." is devoted to one of the greatest composers and music teachers of the twentieth century, Gustav Holst. A lot of people...

The Dark End of the Spectrum

Positron emission tomography image of a human brain - image by BlatantNewsFor parents, the realization that their child may be autistic often comes slowly. A...

Forbidden Love: Genetic Sexual Attraction

Photo by DragunskIn June of 2009, Ontario's public adoption records were unsealed for the first time since the province started recording adoptions in 1921. Ontario...

The Idea of Jerusalem

Dome of the Rock Mosque in Jerusalem - AP Photo/Muhammed MuheisenFor the next two weeks And The Winner Is... is featuring a documentary about Jerusalem, one of...

The Wire

This week we kick off our summer season with the incredibly successful series, The Wire. It's won a Peabody, a Prix Italia and the Director's...

NEWS 2.0: The future of news in an age of social media

It's been a long while now since "tweet" was a sound a bird made, and a new friend was just someone with whom you'd recently...

For God and Country

There is a dark grey compound - a jumble of concrete buildings - that sits on the outskirts of Baghdad. It has a twisted past....

The Viking Millenium - Part Three

Historians tell us that the age of the Vikings began in the year 793, when a band of Norse marauders sacked the British monastery of...

The Viking Millenium - Part Two

Viking statues at L'Anse aux Meadows site in Newfoundland            Photo by D.Gordon E.RobertsonAbout a thousand years ago, the Vikings sailed into northern Newfoundland and became...

The Viking Millenium - Part One

Photo by Viking Ship MuseumOn June 8th of 793, Lindisfarne Abbey, located on a tidal -island on the north-east coast of England, was ravaged by...

A Portrait of Herbert Von Karajan

In the world of classical music, Herbert Von Karajan is considered one of the most successful and most powerful conductors of the past century. Born...

Message in a Bottle

Viktor Ullmann and Gideon Klein are two brilliant composers who died in the Holocaust. Now, after almost seventy years, their music is being rediscovered. In this...

Trucker Alex: North of Nowhere / This Car Was Made For Me

(CP PHOTO/HO/History Channel)Alex Debogorski is an ice road trucker. He hauls freight to those tiny pin-pricks of light on the dark, empty Canadian barrenlands where...

The Least Of These

As day jobs go ... this one is pretty tough stuff. Wendy Leaver is a Toronto cop. Her beat is sexual assault crimes. What she...

A Level Playing Field / Jackie Robinson: The Legend and The Legacy

 Fans cheer their team as players of Boca Juniors and River Plate enter the field before an Argentine soccer league match in Buenos Aires...

The Evolution of Charles Darwin

On November 24th, 1859, a new book with a very long title was published in England: " On The Origin of Species by Means of...

The Power and The Glory: The Spirituality of Sport

Jamaica's Usain Bolt crosses the finish line to win the gold in the men's 200-meter final at the Beijing 2008 Olympics in Beijing (AP Photo/Anja...

Leonard Cohen in Three Acts

Leonard Cohen performs during his concert in Warsaw, Poland, Oct. 10, 2010. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)On April 16, 2009 CBC radio show Q celebrated its second anniversary and to...

Tina and Kim Pittaway's Watery Road to Hell / Kindred Spirits in Kenya

 AP Photo/HATEM MOUSSAIf you ever think about how much water you use, it's enough to make you produce some of your own -- from...

Winners of Amnesty International Canada Media Awards

Men hoping for a free hot meal line up behind cots at the Union Mission in the Skid Row area of Los Angeles. (AP Photo,...

Bandwidth Black History Month Concert

Singer-songwriter Jill Barber is one of six music acts that performed at the 2007 Bandwith Black History Month Concert (CP PHOTO/Andrew Vaughan)In Canada and the United States, February is...

The Life and Times of Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

  Giovanni Pierluigi da PalestrinaIn 1994, on the 400th anniversary of his death, CBC Radio paid tribute to Italian Renaissance composer, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina....

The Ring

Yves Studer of Switzerland, left, fights against Samir dos Santos Barbosa of Brazil, right. (AP Photo/Keystone, Peter Klaunzer) Boxing is one of the oldest sports...

The Language of Persuasion

(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)Have you ever wondered why word "small" doesn't exist on the Starbucks' menu? Well, size matters in the world of advertising -- and...
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