Dec 19, 2010 | 48:30Sunday Edition December 19, 2010 - Hour 1 Audio
Sunday Edition December 19, 2010 - Hour 1 Dec 19, 2010 | 48:30A year ago, a bi-partisan committee of the Senate issued a 300-page report offering up 70-plus recommendations for government action on poverty.
It received unanimous support in the Upper House.
The response of the Harper Government to the report was polite; it would take the recommendations under advisement, the time tested non-response of a non-responsive government. Hugh Segal, surely the very last of the Red Tories, was the Conservative co-chair of the committee. When we last spoke, he was optimistic that his report would be taken seriously.
Senator Segal is back in our first hour to talk about his personal and continuing war on poverty and the fate of his report; we'll feature a personal essay on learning to skate; the great Charlie Brown Christmas; and Michael's essay about a Christmas concert in the school gym.
Dec 19, 2010 | 54:00Sunday Edition December 19, 2010 - Hour 2 Audio
Sunday Edition December 19, 2010 - Hour 2 Dec 19, 2010 | 54:00In our Middle Hour, the internet and the threats to our privacy. In the era of Facebook and Google, 'privacy' is rapidly becoming a quaint holdover from the pre-digital age. And we add to the problem by handing over to the web an amazing amount of private information. We volunteer to reduce our personal wall of privacy. In this hour, we'll have an international roundtable on the peril to privacy; Producer Frank Faulk introduces us to the Patwa Bible. It features the Christmas Story in the Gospel of Luke as you've never heard it before - in Jamaican Creole. Now this path breaking work has been released in the Jamaican Diaspora including Canada.
Dec 12, 2010 | 52:59Sunday Edition December 12, 2010 - Hour 3 Audio
Sunday Edition December 12, 2010 - Hour 3 Dec 12, 2010 | 52:59This week Haiti was on fire again, its streets racked by violent protests against the results of an election that seems to be neither fair nor democratic. Leaving a people's hopes for a way out of their misery hanging in the balance. In our first hour, we get an update on the situation from our producer David Gutnick, from the capital Port-au-Prince; And actor and director Ted Dykstra will be here to talk about his colleague and friend David French.
Dec 12, 2010 | 53:59Sunday Edition December 12, 2010 - Hour 2 Audio
Sunday Edition December 12, 2010 - Hour 2 Dec 12, 2010 | 53:59A discussion about common law break-ups which you may find surprising. The laws that govern how couples divide their assets are not what you may think they are; Writer Gail Caldwell will be here to talk about her new book, Let's Take the Long Way Home: A Memoir of Friendship.
Dec 5, 2010 | 54:00Sunday Edition December 5, 2010 - Hour 2 Audio
Sunday Edition December 5, 2010 - Hour 2 Dec 5, 2010 | 54:00Someone once asked if God was, in fact, Google. It may not be the divinity but it has become in the last few years almost an autonomous nation state. In our Middle Hour, Ira Basen explains how Google became all-powerful.
Nov 21, 2010 | 48:30Sunday Edition November 21, 2010 - Hour 1 Audio
Sunday Edition November 21, 2010 - Hour 1 Nov 21, 2010 | 48:30When we die. Under what circumstances we die. These are all variations on the inevitable. Dr. Balfour Mount joined us this Sunday for a poignant conversation about death and dying with host Michael Enright.