Monday, November 7, 2011 | Categories: Episodes |
Just a few of the highlights from the latest show. For a more detailed rundown, click on "Read More" at the bottom of this entry. Or consult the box marked "Latest Audio" at the right-hand side of the webpage.
OCCUPY VICTORIA. Occupy no more. Protesters in Victoria are given eviction notices and a deadline to pack up their camp and leave. Carol speaks to Victoria City Councillor Geoff Young, who has never been a fan of the encampment.
LEELA GILDAY WINS. She's on a winning streak. This weekend, Leela Gilday was handed some nice hardware for winning Female Entertainer of the Year at the Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards in Winnipeg. Last year, Ms. Gilday won the award for the Best Folk and Acoustic CD at the APCMAs. She also won a Juno in 2007. And she's won two Western Canadian Music Awards. So it's fair to say she's doing something right. Carol speaks to her tonight.
ITALY EUROZONE. Silvio Berlusconi is no stranger to scandal. But his most recent scandal may be the one that brings him down. This time, the allegations don't involve wild partying or late-night cavorting with young women. This time, the allegations are of economic misadventure. And they are proving harder to deflect. Will he survive? A former Italian ambassador weighs Mr. Bunga Bunga's chances of making it through an expected confidence vote.
MARGARET ATWOOD KNITS. Margaret Atwood is a woman of many talents. She's an award-winning fiction writer, celebrated poet, author of children's books, inventor of the LongPen, social activist, and a respected essayist. And guess what? She's also an accomplished knitter, who has just knitted a Great Auk for a new London exhibit on extinct birds. Who knew?
LENNON TOOTH. Michael Zuk just paid thirty-one-thousand dollar for a tooth. A pretty ordinary-looking tooth, really. Only remarkable thing about it is that it once resided in the mouth of John Lennon. Carol talks to Michael Zuk at his dental office in Red Deer, Alberta.
FOR THE RECORD: ROY ROMANOV - PATRIATION. It was like going to Constitution Fantasy Camp. This weekend in Edmonton, government officials past and present gathered for The Patriation Negotiations Conference. It was thirty years ago this month that 10 premiers gathered with Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau to try to agree on bringing Canada's constitution home. Roy Romanow was the Attorney General for Saskatchewan. Hear how he remembers the negotiations.