Mar 13, 2015 | 0:58Canada Reads Canada Reads 2015: The Inconvenient Indian Video
Canada Reads Canada Reads 2015: The Inconvenient Indian Mar 13, 2015 | 0:58Written by Thomas King, it is both an idiosyncratic history and a personal meditation on what it means to be "Indian." Along the way, it's also a unique, searing and witty look at everything from first contact to pop culture stereotypes to today's aboriginal activism. It is being defended by Craig Kielburger, co-founder of Free The Children.
Mar 13, 2015 | 1:01Canada Reads Canada Reads 2015: Intolerable Video
Canada Reads Canada Reads 2015: Intolerable Mar 13, 2015 | 1:01Written by Kamal Al-Solaylee, it is both a coming-out story and a memoir of an Arab family whose fortunes are waning. As Al-Solaylee trades intolerance for freedom, he witnesses his once-liberal family taking on the hard-line interpretations of Islam that have reshaped the Middle East and the modern world. It is being defended by Kristin Kreuk, star of the TV drama, Beauty and The Beast & former star of Smallville.
Mar 13, 2015 | 1:00Canada Reads Canada Reads 2015 - When Everything Feels like the Movies Video
Canada Reads Canada Reads 2015 - When Everything Feels like the Movies Mar 13, 2015 | 1:00Written by Raziel Reid, it is an edgy and unforgettable coming-of-age story. Jude insists on being true to himself - flamboyant, fashion-loving and celebrity-obsessed - even as he faces increasing hostility at home and at school. It is being defended by Elaine "Lainey" Lui, co-host of CTV's The Social and an etalk reporter.
Mar 13, 2015 | 0:57Canada Reads Canada Reads 2015: And the Birds Rained Down Video
Canada Reads Canada Reads 2015: And the Birds Rained Down Mar 13, 2015 | 0:57Written by Jocelyne Saucier, it is the story of three old men determined to live out their lives on their own terms in backwoods northern Ontario, but their plan is disrupted by death -- and the arrival of two unusual women. It is being defended by singer/songwriter Martha Wainwright.
Feb 25, 2015 | 0:54Definitely Not the Opera The hockey stick xylophone Video
Definitely Not the Opera The hockey stick xylophone Feb 25, 2015 | 0:54As a music teacher and an avid recycler, Mark Sepic came up with a most inventive use for broken hockey sticks - turning them into xylophones. Mark brought one of his home-made creations to our DNTO studios and set up his own one-man band!
Feb 10, 2015 | 2:15The Current Gone With a Trace Video
The Current Gone With a Trace Feb 10, 2015 | 2:15Every year, tens of thousands of migrants try to cross the US-Mexican border. Along the way, many lose or abandon items -- shoes, hats, books. Hundreds lose their lives. Photographer Richard Misrach and composer Guillermo Galindo have been collecting those objects and transforming them into instruments. To hear more, visit www.cbc.ca/thecurrent.
Jan 12, 2015 | 4:36Definitely Not the Opera DNTO: Live in Halifax Video
Definitely Not the Opera DNTO: Live in Halifax Jan 12, 2015 | 4:36Featuring new Halifax voices and some DNTO favourites, our theme for the evening was turning points - moments where your life is suddenly launched in a whole new direction. A diverse group of local raconteurs took to the stage, each sharing meaningful stories of moments where their lives were flipped upside down.