Monday, April 18
CHINESE LAUNDRY KIDS
Chinese hand laundries used to be a fixture in every town and city.
They were so common place that the occupation of "laundryman" became
synonymous with the Chinese. They were socially isolated, and endured a
life of drudgery and racial hostility. CBC producer Yvonne Gall
explores the legacy of these Chinese pioneers through the stories of the children who grew up in their parents' laundries.
Tuesday, April 19
WACHTEL ON THE ARTS
Eleanor Wachtel, host of Writer's and Company, talks with American soprano Renee Fleming and Canadian baritone Russell Braun, two of the greatest opera singers in the world today.
Wednesday, April 20 - Thursday, April 21
THE BOOK OF EXODUS
It is a story of epic proportions: an enslaved people's liberation from
bondage and their transformation into a nation. Considered one of the
most important books in the Bible, the influence of Exodus transcends
religious boundaries. CBC producer Frank Faulk explores how this powerful story has reverberated through the centuries and shaped the imagination of the West.
Friday, April 22ORIGINAL SPARE STRANGE
Gerard Manley Hopkins
embraced the ecstatic in nature. Conflicted by a
repressed homosexuality, he entered the priesthood and adopted the
rigours of Jesuit celibacy. He wrote highly original poetry, and
produced some of the greatest poems of faith and doubt in the English
language. A portrait by Cindy Bisaillon