Past Episodes: September 2011 Archives

October 2nd and 4th, 2011

This week on the program hear the story of a francophone Quebecker, who has made it his business to teach English to students around the world.

And learn about the latest bilingual movie from the producer of "Bon Cop, Bad Cop", Kevin Tierney. It's called "French Immersion".

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English by Phone

French Immersion

September 25th and 27th, 2011

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Meet two ground-breaking Quebec entrepreneurs.

One is a chocolate maker with a social conscience.

The other is a urban farmer with a vision.

Combined, they serve up a feast!

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Photo: Chocolatière Geneviève Grandbois


Chocolats Genevìeve Grandbois

Lufa Farms


September 18th and 20th, 2011

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This week we bring you a love story -- in the most unlikely of places.

Leanne and Philippe met planting trees in northern British Columbia.

She was an anglophone from BC. He was a francophone from Quebec.

Find out about how they connected despite dirt, black flies, and the language barrier.

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Also on the program, Radio-Canada's Florence Meney talks about the launch of the fall literary season in French.

Here are the books she mentions:

"Burqa de chair", by Nelly Arcan. One of the stories in this book relates to the author's experience on the Radio-Canada program Tout le monde en parle, and has sparked something of a controversy.

"Ne vous taisez plus!" by Denise Bombardier and Françoise Laborde

"Maggie", by Daniel Lessard

"Les dernier jours de Smokey Robinson", by Catherine Mavrikakis