Sunday EditionCanada's ungenerous refugee policy (Michael's Essay)Dec 5, 2014 | 3:59Canada has a proud history of welcoming those fleeing conflict zones. But that has changed. Today, the UN estimates there are 3.5 million refugees from war-torn Syria; Canada has agreed to take a meagre 1300.
Sunday EditionThe Itinerant Life: Amy Attas (Living Arrangements)Dec 4, 2014 | 6:56Many of us - most of us - yearn for some kind of stability, a place to call our own, hang a hat, put down roots. But there's another kind of living arrangement - on the move, most of the time - that suits a subculture just fine.
Sunday Edition"Ours for Keeps" (Living Arrangements)Dec 4, 2014 | 18:06In our continuing series, Living Arrangements, a look inside this unconventional, but deeply loving, family. Cate Cochran's documentary is called "Ours for Keeps."
Sunday EditionDr. Ezekiel Emanuel says he wants to die at 75, and we should all do the sameDec 4, 2014 | 28:12Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel is serious about his intention to die at age 75, and encourages the rest of us to follow his example. He says when he reaches that age, he will refuse all tests and treatments, and allow his body to take its natural course.
Sunday Edition"Inside Kingston Penitentiary" Photographer Geoffrey James (Interview)Dec 4, 2014 | 21:28Geoffrey James has just released a book of photographs of inmates inside Canada's oldest and most notorious maximum-security facility. "Inside Kingston Penitentiary: 1853-2013" shows prison life as you have never seen it before.
Sunday EditionThe Legacy of African-American Novelist and Essayist James BaldwinNov 28, 2014 | 28:13Baldwin would have been 90 years old this year, but his analysis of race and sexuality is very much alive in America today. Michael talks to renowned choreographer Bill T. Jones, artistic director of a New York Arts Festival devoted to Baldwin.
Sunday Edition"Jiminy Cricket, I'm Hungry" (Documentary)Nov 27, 2014 | 13:44Darren Goldin owns a farm that raises an unusual kind of livestock: crickets -- for human consumption. Producer Frank Faulk visits Goldin's farm to find out what all the chirping is about.
Sunday Edition"Fields of Blood" author Karen Armstrong (Interview)Nov 27, 2014 | 56:40Michael interviews religious historian Karen Armstrong about her new book "Fields of Blood: Religion and the History of Violence".
Sunday Edition"Tough on crime" policy poses dangers for societyNov 27, 2014 | 18:00Michael talks with Catherine Latimer, executive director of the John Howard Society, about problems with the federal government's "tough on crime" policy.
Sunday EditionNovember 23, 2014 - PodcastNov 23, 2014 | 1:16:52Making the banks pay - Michael's essay; Estates, wills and the entitled generation; Mail about war and Remembrance Day; Karl Ove Knausgaard; Mail about paid sick leave
Sunday EditionMaking the Banks Pay (Michael's Essay)Nov 21, 2014 | 4:04Six years after the financial collapse, why have no high-level executives been prosecuted? Thoughts about the search for justice, fairness and honesty in the ranks of high finance and big business.
Sunday Edition"My Struggle" author Karl Ove Knausgaard (Interview)Nov 20, 2014 | 29:51A feature interview with Karl Ove Knausgaard, whose six-volume, 3,600-page autobiographical novel "My Struggle," has made him a darling of the international literati.
Sunday EditionFamily feuds over wills and estatesNov 18, 2014 | 29:59About one trillion dollars will change hands in Canada over the next two decades, the biggest inter-generational transfer of wealth in Canadian history. Two lawyers talk about the surge in family feuds over wills and estates.