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Past Episodes: March 2011 Archives

Solving the mystery

Part 1; "The wedding dress in the lake".  You're out for a walk on the edge of a lake  when suddenly in the late evening sun you see something floating in the shallow water - something large - rocking gently up and down.  You think - is it a body?  You get closer and you realise it's not a body - it's a wedding dress. Who put it there and why? 

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Part 2.  "The boy who never returned".   In 1967 a young rock guitarist leaves New Brunswick to try to make it in the Toronto music scene.  Soon after, he disappears.  Forty years later police re-open the case.

 

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Grownups read things they wrote as kids

Adults from 25-65 dig into childhood diaries and scrapbooks - and all kinds of other stuff they wrote when they were young - and then pluck up the courage to go on stage and read these 'blasts from the past' in front of an audience in a club in downtown Toronto;  letters home from summer camp, poems about superheros, diary entries, lists of boyfriends and first dates, love and hate between siblings, the angst of raging hormones and unrequited love, a poignant essay about leaving home to come to Canada - and to cap it off, our producer takes to the stage to read excerpts from "The Weekly Whine" - a newspaper for dogs that he and his brother wrote for nearly three years!  Stand by for the exploits of "Lord Yap" and the fearless reporting of "Barker Right" because of course dog journalists never bury their leads!

Part 1

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