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Living with dementia, Robert Semrau’s plea to soldiers in despair, sharing economy, and the disappearing middle class (Check-in)

Sharing war stories and the sharing economy. Our listeners' thoughts on some of the stories of the week. And we'll revisit the conundrum of the middle class in Canada, and the obstacles that could prevent its kids from holding on to it.

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