Tuesday, January 3, 2012 | 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.
CATERPILLAR LOCKOUT Equal work for pay of half the value. We hear from workers at a London locomotive plant who refused to take a fifty-percent pay cut, and now find themselves locked out.
NEW YEAR'S EVE BABIES Second time's a charm. Instead of dancing the night away on New Year's Eve, an Alberta woman gave birth to her town's first baby of the year. Again. For the second year in a row. We speak to proud mom, Bobbi Jo Ketcheson.
SKVORECKY OBIT Josef Skvorecky left Czechoslovakia for Canada in 1968, after the Soviets rolled their tanks into Prague. In Toronto, he started up 68 Publishers, printing books that were banned in then-Czechoslovakia -- books by writers like Milan Kundera and Vaclav Havel. Skorvecky has died at the age of 87. We speak to Czech writer and philosopher Erazim Kohak about his friend and collaborator.
MYANMAR AMBASSADOR Burma behind bars. Despite democratic reforms, most of Burma's political oppositions remains behind bars. We speak with H E Kyaw Tin, the country's Ambassador to Canada, about the situation.
ENCORE: DIANE KEATON The incredible journal. An encore presentation of our feature interview with actor Diane Keaton. She discusses her memoir Then Again, which also includes entries from her mother's diaries.