Feb 5, 2013 | 6:29Canada Reads Toronto Reads: Hugh McLellan, "Two Solitudes" Audio
Canada Reads Toronto Reads: Hugh McLellan, "Two Solitudes" Feb 5, 2013 | 6:29On today's edition of Toronto Reads, we hear from Radio-Canada's Yves-Gérard Mehou-Loko. The onetime Quebec resident talked about Hugh McLennan's Two Solitudes. The 1945 novel explores what it means to be both English and French. Mehou-Loko began by reading from the book.
Mar 7, 2014 | 5:36Here and Now Toronto Parkdale Roadrunners Audio
Here and Now Toronto Parkdale Roadrunners Mar 7, 2014 | 5:36The Parkdale Roadrunners running crew is marking International Women's Day with a special route. Guest host Mary Ito spoke to the Womens' Run Leader, Preety Mudhar, about honouring a legendary Toronto female track athlete.
Apr 15, 2014 | 6:32Here and Now Toronto Opening Heaven's Door Audio
Here and Now Toronto Opening Heaven's Door Apr 15, 2014 | 6:32Author Patricia Pearson combined research and her own experience dealing with the deaths of her father and sister in her new book Opening Heaven's Door: What the Dying May be Trying to Tell us About Where They're Going. Gill spoke with her about the book.
Feb 4, 2013 | 7:02Canada Reads Toronto Reads: "February" by Lisa Moore Audio
Canada Reads Toronto Reads: "February" by Lisa Moore Feb 4, 2013 | 7:02The chilly weather is perfect for curling up with a good book. Last Friday night we curled up with FIVE worthy novels -- the contenders in the Canada Reads debates, which are just around the corner. We've got some special insight into the books from people who know the terrain of each novel. Here is CBC Radio 2 host Tom Power, a native of St. John's, talking about the Atlantic contender in Canada Reads. It's Lisa Moore's novel February. The novel captures life after the Ocean Ranger oil rig went down thirty one years ago, claiming 84 lives.
Feb 6, 2013 | 7:24Canada Reads Toronto Reads: David Bergen's "The Age of Hope" Audio
Canada Reads Toronto Reads: David Bergen's "The Age of Hope" Feb 6, 2013 | 7:24Don't have time to read all the books in this year's Canada Reads? No worries, we've got an abridged edition coming up. Investigative Reporter Diana Swain looks into the novel from Manitoba and surprises herself with what she finds in David Bergen's novel "The Age of Hope."
Feb 7, 2013 | 8:15Canada Reads Toronto Reads: Richard Wagamese, "Indian Horse" Audio
Canada Reads Toronto Reads: Richard Wagamese, "Indian Horse" Feb 7, 2013 | 8:15Indian Horse, by Richard Wagamese is representing British Columbia and the North for Canada Reads. It's being championed by Olympic wrestler Carol Huynh in the debates that begin next week. At our Toronto Celebrates Canada Reads event, our champion for the book was Don Kelly. He hosted CBC's program Trailbreakers, about aboriginal leaders in different fields. That made him the perfect person to talk to CBC host Mary Ito about Saul Indian Horse, the aboriginal hockey player who is the centre of Richard Wagamese' novel.