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Past Episodes: January 2012 Archives

SUNDAY, January 29

0730 We all need a vacation from time to time. But just how important is that time away from work? The answer might surprise you. Toronto psychiatrist Irvin Wolkoff joined Mary to offer some thoughts on the subject.
Listen audio (runs 10:41)


0800 Personal finance journalist Alison Griffith's latest financial book is called Count On Yourself: Take Charge Of Your Money. She talked with Mary about the challenges we all face in making our money stretch farther.
Listen audio (runs 9:01)
Count On Yourself: Take Charge Of Your Money is published by Simon and Schuster in Canada.
Learn more at Alison's


0830 It's the sixth and final season for CBC Television's groundbreaking show, Little Mosque On The Prairie. Star Zaib Shaikh joined Mary to talk about the impact of the programme around the world...and how it's also changed his life.
Listen. audio (runs 12:13)
Little Mosque On The Prairie airs Monday nights at 8:30 pm on CBC Television.
Learn more about the show at the Little Mosque website.

What's On for January 29


Here are Mariel's What's On selections:

India Republic Day-Brampton

Global Jam
Carleton's Global Jam-Ottawa

Wiarton Willie


Would you like Mariel to feature YOUR event? Let her know about it!
Just click on this What's On contact form to send her your event information.

SATURDAY, January 28

0730 Convenience stores are a fact of life in communities across Ontario. Many of them--especially in larger centres---are run by Korean-Canadians. How that happened is the underpinning for Kim's Convenience. It's a play by actor and playwright Ins Choi. It's currently on-stage at Soulpepper Theatre Company in Toronto. And Ins Choi joined Mary to talk about it.
Listen audio (runs 10:26)
Kim's Convenience runs through February 11th at Soulpepper Theatre Company and then returns to Soulpepper for another run in the spring.
All the details are on the Soulpepper website.


0800 8th Fire is a CBC documentary series that's shining the spotlight on a new generation of Aboriginals. People who are challenging stereotypes, and pushing hard for a better relationship with the rest of Canada. CBC reporter Waub Rice is doing that with words. He's the author of "Midnight Sweatlodge", and he's writing a blog about aboriginal literature for the 8th Fire project. Waub elaborated when he joined Mary.
Listen audio (runs 10:57)
You can see the last 8th Fire documentary this Thursday, February 2 at 9 pm on CBC-TV and on Friday, February 3 at 10 pm on CBC News Network
All the relevant info is on the 8th Fire website.


0830 It's the weekend...but thanks to technology, many people never stop working, even when the weekend arrives. Scott Schieman is studying the impact of that trend. Scott is a professor of sociology at the University of Toronto and he's leading a large Canadian study looking into this issue. He joined Mary to talk about what he's learned so far.
Listen audio (runs 14:55)
Learn more about Scott at his U of T webpage.
The audio for this item will be posted on the following Monday.