Thursday, November 1, 2012 | Categories: |
Photo by: Giampaolo Macorig http://www.flickr.com/photos/gmacorig/249260142/
Heather Gold tells her tale of finding redemption on the basketball court, at a Zionist summer camp in Sudbury of all places.
From criminal to counsel, lawyer Kathryn Smithen found redemption by giving up a life of crime to become a lawyer.
As a teenager, Bob Lee watched an innocent man get beaten - and didn't intervene. Thirty years later, he had a chance to redeem himself... but found it harder than he expected.
Sook-Yin Lee hits the streets to find out why we feel that need to redeem ourselves.
Indian residential school survivor George Muldoe and former United Church moderator Marion Best reflect on the difference between apology and redemption.
Following some questionable calls during an Olympic soccer match, team captain Christine Sinclair had a few choice words for the referees. She shares why she feels no need to redeem herself, despite being slapped with a four game suspension. (Left: Christine Sinclair, photo by)
James FitzGerald was born into one of Canada's most important families. His grandfather was one of the medical greats of the 20th century, and his dad Jack was a pioneer in the field of allergies. But their names have been swept under the rug of Canadian history. James will tell us why he felt he had to write his book, What Disturbs Our Blood, to redeem his family name.
High school yearbooks aren't exactly known for their wit and insight. But for Robin Tomlin, what was written under his picture really hurt, just like the bullying he'd put up with as a student. Forty-two years later, he sought redemption.
Danielle Lemon had no part in the riots that shook Vancouver following the 2011 Stanley Cup playoffs. But she felt the need to redeem her city in the eyes of the rest of the country, and to reclaim the city for herself. (Left: the clean up. Photos courtesy Danielle Lemon.)
A pilot, a cabinet minister, a police officer and a prisoner are stranded in northern Alberta. Sounds like the plot of a pretty exciting thriller, doesnt it? Well it happened in 1984. Carol Shaben is the daughter of that cabinet minister, and the author of a book about that fateful trip. She'll tell us the story. (Below left: Redeemed criminal Paul Archambault receives a lifesaving award, as his RCMP escort, Scott Deschamps, looks on. Below centre: Carol's book, Into The Abyss. Below right: author Carol Shaben. Photos courtesy Random House of Canada.)
And here's this week's music playlist:
Inlet Sound - Canadian National
Joni Mitchell - Both Sides Now
Autumn's Cannon - Open Letter (Consider This)
Shy-Anne Hervoka - Glue
Bob Marley - Redemption Song
K'Naan - Bulletproof Pride
Luke Lalonde - Red Wagon
The Matinee - Young and Lazy
Cuff the Duke feat. Basia Bulat - Side by Side
Joshua Hyslap feat. Anna Scouten - What Have I Done
The Elwins - Forgetful Assistance
Aimee Mann's Video Redemption: