Dec 2, 2011 | 54:00Tapestry A Grittier Brand of Hospitality (2010 Encore) Audio
Tapestry A Grittier Brand of Hospitality (2010 Encore) Dec 2, 2011 | 54:00Is there a more mushy word in the English language? Hospitality. But, no - we aren't talking about Martha Stewart and which spoon to use for the dessert course. This week on Tapestry: a more gritty brand of hospitality. From the woman in Calgary who invites a homeless guy to come and stay, to refugee homes in Winnipeg and Toronto.
Nov 27, 2011 | 54:00Tapestry The Occupy Movement and the Church Audio
Tapestry The Occupy Movement and the Church Nov 27, 2011 | 54:00Is a place of worship meant for quiet prayer - or does the church belong at the front lines in the fight for social justice? Nick Terpstra, who teaches history at the University of Toronto, talks about Christianity's injunction to care for the poor, and describes the history of the sanctuary movement. Lawyer and social critic Wendy Kaminer outlines the legal minefield when groups with even the very best of motives demand the right to "occupy." And Giles Fraser, former Canon Chancellor of St. Paul's Cathedral in London, explains why he resigned rather than acquiesce to the eviction of protestors from the steps of the iconic cathedral.
Nov 20, 2011 | 54:00Tapestry A Few Good Words - Part 2 Audio
Tapestry A Few Good Words - Part 2 Nov 20, 2011 | 54:00Mary Hynes talk to Lou Marinoff, a practitioner of "philosophical counselling", who helps people through difficult times, by "prescribing" thoughts from thinkers like Socrates, Epictetus and Lao Tzu.
Oct 28, 2011 | 54:00Tapestry Relics (2010 Halloween Encore) Audio
Tapestry Relics (2010 Halloween Encore) Oct 28, 2011 | 54:00This weekend on Tapestry Mary Hynes explores the ways we humans reach past the grave to reconnect with those who have left this world. We'll hear about venerated relics of the saintly - the shriveled tongue of St. Anthony, the tooth of Buddha and the whisker of Mohammed, to modern innovations that allow us to send email messages after we die. Guests: Peter Manseau, David Eagleman, and Hilda Panasiuk.
Oct 7, 2011 | 54:00Tapestry All About Hope (2010 Encore) Audio
Tapestry All About Hope (2010 Encore) Oct 7, 2011 | 54:00Hope can be a pretty tricky thing. If you don't have enough, you're going to be miserable. If you have too much, maybe you're in denial about something really bad. Joan Chittister, Benedictine nun and author of more than 40 books, weighs in on what hope means in tough times. Neil Pasricha, blogger about all things awesome, drops by the studio, and writer Teri Degler will share her story about finding hope when she least expected it. And we'll treat you to some of the wisdom of the English novelist Terry Pratchett.
Sep 25, 2011 | 54:00Tapestry In the Beginning was the Word Audio
Tapestry In the Beginning was the Word Sep 25, 2011 | 54:00Around the world, there are lectures, seminars, musical events and celebrations underway, to mark the 400th anniversary of the King James Version of the Bible. Mary talks with Renaissance scholar Gordon Campbell, author of Bible; The Story of the King James Version, 1611- 2011. Also, a documentary by about the spoken word featuring actor RH Thomson.
Jun 12, 2011 | 54:00Tapestry "Allah, Liberty and Love" with author Irshad Manji Audio
Tapestry "Allah, Liberty and Love" with author Irshad Manji Jun 12, 2011 | 54:00Irshad Manji has been inspiring - and infuriating - people with her thoughts on Islam for the better part of the last decade. And with the release of her second book "Allah, Liberty and Love" she is continuing along her path of what she calls her "dare-devil expedition."
May 20, 2011 | 54:00Tapestry Don't Fear the Reaper (2010 Encore) Audio
Tapestry Don't Fear the Reaper (2010 Encore) May 20, 2011 | 54:00This weekend on Tapestry Mary Hynes delves into questions of the afterlife - how our ideas of heaven and hell evolved through history and across cultures. She speaks with journalist Lisa Miller about her book Heaven: Our Enduring Fascination with the Afterlife. She also hears from Eileen Gardiner who runs a website called Hell On Line. And finally she talks with Jeff Greenberg, a psychologist who specializes in death anxiety - our fear of the unknown.
Apr 23, 2011 | 53:59Tapestry Celebrating Eastover, and New Life (2010 Encore) Audio
Tapestry Celebrating Eastover, and New Life (2010 Encore) Apr 23, 2011 | 53:59This Easter weekend Tapestry features stories of finding new life. We'll have a documentary about a Toronto jazz pianist Ron Davis who discovered an old piece of Polish folk music, and through that music uncovered stories about his family’s past and the grandfather he never knew. Shula Klinger lives in Vancouver. Her ancestral roots are all over the place. We'll hear about a new holiday in Shula's household, called 'Eastover'.
Apr 17, 2011 | 54:00Tapestry Death Be Not Scary Audio
Tapestry Death Be Not Scary Apr 17, 2011 | 54:00This week Mary Hynes speaks with University of Alberta's Wendy Duggleby, about the role that hope plays at the end of life. And we'll hear from Sandra Clarke, who 10 years ago founded the first chapter of No One Dies Alone, an all-volunteer program that sees to it that people who are alone at the end of their life are comforted and cared for by a round-the-clock team who remain by their side to their last breath. And Don Ferguson of the Royal Canadian Air Farce shares his memories of his lifelong friend and colleague Roger Abbott.
Apr 3, 2011 | 54:00Tapestry Dominion and Our Relationship with the Animal Kingdom Audio
Tapestry Dominion and Our Relationship with the Animal Kingdom Apr 3, 2011 | 54:00Today we ask whether there is a spiritual dimension to the way people and animals live together on the Earth. We hear from Michael Bruner who is a Presbyterian minister who helped head up A Religious Proclamation for Animal Compassion. We also pay a visit to a halal slaughterhouse near Ottawa. And Mary interviews Ibrahim Abdul-Matin, author of Green Deen: What Islam Teaches about Protecting the Planet. And finally, a rivetting story of a whale rescue by WNYC's Radio Lab.