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  • Sunday December 28, 2014

    Moving on and letting go

    “My mother’s voice”; a dying woman reflects on life and the end of life. PLUS; an animal shelter helps women in an abusive relationship move out and move on.

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  • Wednesday December 24, 2014

    Her Mother's Voice

    Last June Sophie Kohn took a microphone and a recorder to her mother's house in Toronto, with a single goal in mind: to preserve the sound of her mother's voice. Her mom Maureen, an internationally-renowned neuropsychologist, was diagnosed with cancer.

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  • Sunday December 21, 2014

    The Christmas show

    A fresh cut tree, gifts from a rich uncle, a Christmas pudding recipe from Charles Dickens PLUS stories and music from the Exultate Chamber Singers.

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  • Sunday December 14, 2014

    My body and me

    A grand tour of the body; hair, teeth, brain and breasts. PLUS "The pain of love"; why so many women experience painful sex and what can be done to help.

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  • Sunday December 07, 2014

    Different trains, different tunnels

    Stories about trains and tunnels, real and remembered, dark and dangerous.

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  • Sunday November 30, 2014

    The end of the line

    They call him “the wise man of the woods”. Jenni Schine calls him a friend. 80 year old Billy Proctor lives off the grid in Echo Bay, BC, the heart and soul of a community with just seven full time residents.

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  • Sunday November 23, 2014

    The "five crazy guys"

    Each week Tom, Mike, David, Gary and Hamid get together to talk and tell jokes as they try to cope with the effects of a brain injury.

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  • Sunday November 16, 2014

    Born to perform

    A one woman band. A burlesque “virgin”. A couple who “face the music and dance” and Connie Coe’s songs and poems; pictures from the past.

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  • Sunday November 09, 2014

    Voices of war, dreams of peace

    With letters and documents, St. Andrew's church in downtown Toronto examines the impact of the First World War on its congregation then and now. ow the first world war affected this church community 100 years ago and how it still affects it today.

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  • Sunday November 02, 2014

    Neighbours

    Noisy neighbours, nosy neighbours, neighbours from hell, neighbours from heaven; Living out Loud goes up close and personal with stories on the perils and pleasures of proximity.

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  • Sunday October 26, 2014

    One day at a time

    If you're healthy and stay clear of crime your life will be long and sublime. But I'm sure you've observed when life throws you a curve, you take it one day at a time.

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  • Sunday October 19, 2014

    Mothers and daughters

    Stories from the front lines of a confusing and complex relationship; sagas of perpetual struggle, high regard and disregard, conflict and competition, admiration and denigration, love and hate.

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  • Tuesday October 14, 2014

    Arthur's story (Encore)

    After twelve years living on the streets of Vancouver Arthur is making a new life for himself in supportive housing but his old life keeps rising up demanding to be heard; you can't peel off the past and throw it away like a bundle of old street clothes.

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  • Sunday October 05, 2014

    Men of the Cloth (September 2013 Encore)

    An old man dies leaving behind a rack of beautiful custom made suits. A young man tries them on and asks; “who was this man and what can I learn from him?” PLUS; Mickey Katz; tailor to the stars of yesterday.

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  • Sunday September 28, 2014

    The p

    Fear of heights, fear or water, riding a bike, flying through the air - even going nude at a beach resort; they said “there’s no way I can do that” – and then they found they could.

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  • Sunday September 28, 2014

    The possible dream

    Fear of heights, fear or water, getting back on a bike, flying through the air - even going nude at a beach resort; they said, “there’s no way I can do that” – and then they found they could.

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  • Sunday September 21, 2014

    Where do boats take you?

    Humble tugboats, grand ships that fall on hard times, houseboats that go nowhere and a detective story; what links the warships of the Spanish Armada to an archeogical find in Labrador?

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  • Sunday September 14, 2014

    S is for September and So much more...

    Sweet and Sour Sounds of Summer, a Small girls's Shame on her first day of School, Singing Stark naked in the Shower and the Shoes she Stripped in So long ago but Still can’t bear to part with.

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  • Sunday September 07, 2014

    Voices lost and found

    Voices lost; missing and murdered aboriginal women. A voice found; a woman who nearly lost her life during years of drug addiction and prostitution. PLUS; why aboriginal students leave home to go to school.

    Listen 53:58
  • Sunday December 29, 2013

    Mozart: Man, Myth, and Music (Holiday Special) - Part 2

    Which of Mozart's arias were composed in return for sexual favours? Do we see in Don Giovanni a coded quest to kill his father? Why did Mozart gamble so recklessly? Was the mysterious "grey messenger" who commissioned the Requiem the harbinger of his d

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  • Sunday December 22, 2013

    Mozart: Man, Myth, and Music (Holiday Special) - Part 1

    From boyhood triumphs to burial in a common grave; a Mozart "grand tour" with historians, archivists, musicians, musicologists, even a Freudian analyst, recorded in Paris, London, Prague, Vienna and Salzburg. PLUS excerpts from Mozart's letters.

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  • Sunday December 15, 2013

    D is for....

    D is for the dark of December, drums of deep blue fire, dirty deeds done long ago, driving on the dark side, an unlikely Dracula devotee, drag racing and a delightful but demanding dog.

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  • Sunday December 08, 2013

    A question of gender

    "Pray away the gay"; two men who once believed they were sinful 'lost souls' and the woman whose change of heart brought them back into the fold. "Middle C"; listening to a singer changing from woman to man.

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  • Sunday December 01, 2013

    To give and to receive

    "The gift of life"; Carol Penner donated one of her kidneys to someone she didn't know and would never meet. "Follow the band"; a small boy, a Salvation army band and the gift of music.

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  • Sunday November 24, 2013

    The ice and snow and hockey show

    Reflections on snow from scientists, poets, writers, old timers and new Canadians. PLUS skating stories; gliding, wobbling and small town stickhandling.

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  • Sunday November 17, 2013

    The choir show

    "How do you get to Carnegie Hall?"; for a small Toronto church choir it was sheer dumb luck! PLUS; "Singing with chaperones"; on the road with a youth Choir; AND; "If you're sad or lonely just sing!"

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  • Sunday November 10, 2013

    "The good Italian?"

    What happened to the Jews of Italy under the Fascist government of Benito Mussolini? Newly released documents in Italian archives challenge the long held view that Italy was a relatively safe haven for Jews.

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  • Sunday November 03, 2013

    Earth, Air, Fire, and Water - Part 2 (October 2012 Encore)

    "The big swim". A woman sets off to challenge her body, and because she always swims naked, to relish the feel of the water on skin. Plus; "Stormy weather"; rain, thunder and lightning and memories.

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  • Sunday November 03, 2013

    Earth, Air, Fire, and Water - Part 1 (October 2012 Encore)

    "A Viking farewell". Edward Moll, with his brother and sister try to fulfil their father's wishes; to put his ashes in a boat, send it out on Lake Erie, burn it and fire flaming arrows over it - all to the music of Wagner's "Ride of the Valkyries".

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  • Sunday October 27, 2013

    This Old House part 2

    "28 Lonsdale Road". A house is sold a family moves on and another moves in. For one it's a house of music and memories, for the other a place of promise and new life.

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  • Sunday October 27, 2013

    This Old House part 1

    "The wedding house of J. S. Woodsworth"; this old house has a history and a double life; museum and wedding parlour. "Empty house, empty nest"; this house feels old because of the silence when the the kids left home.

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  • Sunday October 20, 2013

    Letters of Love, Loss, and Longing

    "Box of memories"; letters to a pen pal and a box of journals chart youthful flings and the rise and fall of a marriage. "Grownups read things they wrote as kids"; hormone driven explosions of love, lust and confusion.

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  • Sunday October 13, 2013

    Arthur's story

    After twelve years living on the streets of Vancouver Arthur is making a new life for himself in supportive housing but his old life keeps rising up demanding to be heard; you can't peel off the past and throw it away like a bundle of old street clothes.

    Listen 52:58
  • Sunday October 06, 2013

    Crossing Oceans

    The Canadian Kontiki"; in 1956 four men and two kittens set out from Halifax on a raft to cross the Atlantic - and they made it. PLUS; Hon Lu's escape from Vietnam"and the sinking of "The Silver".

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  • Sunday September 29, 2013

    The Stuff of Dreams (May 2012 Encore)

    Snoring, strange African voices, a slimy surprise in a bookshop and healing voices from "firewoman". PLUS "Train Dreams" and "Dreaming Georgina"; a singer's dream and nightmare.

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  • Sunday September 22, 2013

    Dealing with the demons

    "The Controller in his mind"; Kit Skelly's diary offers rare and valuable insights into his battle with Schizophrenia. "Saving Sarah"; why did it take so long to find the treatment that saved her life?

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  • Friday April 29, 2011

    April 29, 2011 - Part 1

    Keeping love alive: no spinach on a date, learn the tango, plan to end it the day you begin, let someone else arrange your marriage.

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  • Friday April 29, 2011

    April 29, 2011 - Part 2

    It's never too late for love; a young woman and her tuba are "Joined at the Lip"; love conquers history and culture in Canada's north.

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  • Sunday September 08, 2013

    We begin our NEW SEASON with "Summers sweet and sour"

    1. Sixty years ago, the summer of 1953 saw the worst polio epidemic in Canada's history. Polio was called "the crippler" and until a life saving vaccine was introduced in the mid 1950's it caused paralysis, deformed limbs and in the most severe cases de

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  • Friday March 30, 2012

    Sarajevo: Watching it Happen (Part 1)

    A special edition to mark the 20th anniversary of the beginning of the siege of Sarajevo, the longest siege of a capital city in the history of modern warfare and the equally bitter and devastating war Croatians fought to break away from Jugoslavia. The programme features recordings made in 1992 and 1993.

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  • Friday March 23, 2012

    The things peope do - Part 2

    A Toronto teacher drives to North Carolina to compete at the international whistlers convention. A would be flier takes a run at the sky in a powered paraglider. A perfectly healthy woman plans her own funeral. Plus "Dear Thomas"; love letters to an composer who's been dead for four centuries.

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  • Friday March 23, 2012

    The things people do - Part 1

    A wrestler whose whole life is a collection of the strange and the dangerous. A 'natural born' pillow fighter turns professional. A man goes for the national record for holding your breath under water. A hopeful romantic travels to Scotland to entice the Loch Ness monster from the deep.

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  • Friday April 06, 2012

    This I believe - Part 2

    Ben and Elisabeth are Old Order "horse and buggy" Mennonites who believe in modesty, simplicity and community. "This powerful place"; Ojibway people believe a hydro development will interfere with the rushing water that helps them communicate with their ancestors.

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  • Friday April 06, 2012

    This I believe - Part 1

    Katie Alton's great aunt is a rock solid Christian but she doesn't push her beliefs on others. "This I don't believe"; a young woman decides she's been 'living a lie' and must leave the church that's been her spiritual home all her life.

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  • Friday March 30, 2012

    Sarajevo: Watching it Happen (Part 2)

    A special edition to mark the 20th anniversary of the beginning of the siege of Sarajevo, the longest siege of a capital city in the history of modern warfare and the equally bitter and devastating war Croatians fought to break away from Jugoslavia. The programme features recordings made in 1992 and 1993.

    Listen 27:28
  • Friday April 20, 2012

    Farewell to the farm, back to the land - Part 2

    A woman returns to an agricultural commune to put emotional 'ghosts' to rest. A young couple buy a farm but didn't expect the old owner to more or less move in with them. Wannabe hippie Harry Rudolfs checks out 'back to the landers' in the Ottawa valley

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  • Friday April 13, 2012

    Places we have known - Part 2

    Louis Danto's fabulous tenor voice took him from wartime Poland to Russia, Italy, America and Toronto where he was cantor in a large synagogue for 25 years. A mother and a daughter, still together after decades of war and upheaval, have bittersweet memories of many homes and many husbands.

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  • Friday April 13, 2012

    Places we have known - Part 1

    Shula Klinger searches for information about her grandmother whose early life in the cultured city of Czernowitz was shattered by the anti semitism and the rise of the Nazis. Gina Roitman goes back to the German city she left as a baby and receives a priceless gift from the Mayor.

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  • Friday April 20, 2012

    Farewell to the farm, back to the land - Part 1

    Quebec musician Gilles Losier helps tear down the barn of the old family farm with a song written for the occasion. Stacey Loewen's most precious memories of her father are his daily farm diaries. Ian Reid's parents leave him alone on the farm and it's lambing season!

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  • Friday May 04, 2012

    Follow the band - Part 1

    Nick de Vries, Herman Rombouts and Hans den Hartog were among hundreds of young Dutch musicians who came to Canada after world war two to play in our military bands. Nobody told them they'd have to wear kilts!

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  • Friday May 11, 2012

    The Stuff of Dreams - Part 2

    "Dreaming Georgina"; a country singer leaves St. John's carrying guitar and suitcase but also a haunting voice of warning; the broken dreams of another young Newfoundlander who left a century earlier for the opera houses of Europe.

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  • Friday May 11, 2012

    The Stuff of Dreams - Part 1

    Laughter, snoring and a strange voice from Africa; a dungeon with beauty and a beast; a bookstore with a slimy surprise; a 'First nations' dream; "Firewoman and falling children"; a father and son clash on baseball's "field of dreams". "Train dreams"; a regretful daughter and an absent father.

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  • Friday May 04, 2012

    Follow the band - Part 2

    Steve Wadhams tells how as a young boy in England following a Salvation Army band one Christmas night changed his life. Steve tells his own story and also the story of the turbulent history and present dilemma of the Salvation Army in Canada.

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  • Friday May 25, 2012

    "Two days in June" (G20 revisited) - Part 2

    Tommy Taylor's graphic account of conditions inside the G20 detention centre where he and a thousand others were held in wire cages, begging police for food, water and medical attention. Tommy Taylor was eventually released without charge or apology but the nightmare experience changed his life; "my heart broke, I mean this my country." Tommy Taylor is a theatre director and actor. He tells his story together with clips from the play he wrote and performed about the Toronto G20. It's called called "You should have stayed at home".

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  • Friday May 25, 2012

    "Two days in June" (G20 revisited) - Part 1

    The G20 summit of 2010 is back in the news. Last week a new and comprehensive report was released which led to fresh charges and renewed calls for a full public inquiry. It contains details of unlawful arrests, incidents where police used excessive force and cases of clear Charter rights violations. We hear from the author of this new report and the Toronto police chief. And we follow the story of one man who was caught up in the chaos and violence. "I wasn't an activist before G20" says Tommy Taylor, "but they've made me an activist now." In Part 1 Tommy Taylor describes how he and his girlfriend were peacefully protesting, then arrested and taken to a makeshift detention centre.

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  • Friday June 08, 2012

    Born to perform - Part 2

    Rosella Fraser was born into a Nova Scotia family of gospel singers. The performance gene in Elia Kirby's family is for acting and Bob Coe's mom raised a family of four on a shoestring but her passion was to sing and perform her "people's poetry".

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  • Friday June 08, 2012

    Born to perform - Part 1

    For one woman performing means learning to be a one "man" band. For another it means taking off her clothes. For a ballroom crazy couple it comes down to a sentence; "let's face the music and dance". And performing her poetry of life and love is the passion of a lady in her twilight years.

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  • Friday June 01, 2012

    Deep Wireless - Part 2

    "The ice ceiling"; listening to how creatures spend the winter hibernating under the ice of ponds and small lakes. PLUS: shoppers in a Montreal market, put on headphones, listen to 'audio art' and comment and visiit the "silophone"; a disused grain silo in the old port of Montreal, now a giant echo chamber.

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  • Friday June 01, 2012

    Deep Wireless - Part 1

    "Walk with me"; an investigation into the the unreliable nature of memory. "Free energy"; a survey of mysterious 'free energy' inventions, some real, some overt scams.

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  • Friday June 22, 2012

    The music of fathers and sons - Part 2

    A father hated opera until he realised it was the key to understanding a young man he calls his 'fragile son'. A jewish violinist makes a living in the tough times of the great depression by playing Quebecois jigs and reels and keeping his true identity secret from his audiences.

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  • Friday August 31, 2012

    The Idea of Canada - Part 2

    What forces might split Canada apart? What might keep us ogether? Most countries have a strong founding myth or a deep shared history. What do we have? What is our idea of nationhood? Do we even have one? This special edition of the program explores these questions in an unusual way. "The Idea of Canada" is an audio composition; part documentary, part music, part dream, part nightmare, with moments of chaos, quiet resignation, anger, hope and humour. It first aired in 1992, during a time of great fear that Canada might break up. It was commissioned to mark the tenth anniversary of the death of Glenn Gould whose groundbreaking contrapuntal radio documentaries of the late 1960's also captured competing ideas of nationhood and Canadian identity. Part 2 5. Quebec; poesie and protest" 6. What do you do with all that freedom?" 7. Je suis moitie moitie 8. Stories that bind

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  • Friday August 31, 2012

    The Idea of Canada - Part 1

    "The Idea of Canada" is about competing ideas of nationhood; Originally aired in 1992 for the tenth anniversary of the death of Glenn Gould, it's a counterpoint of ideas which tries to express Canadians' competing beliefs about what this country is. It's an audio composition; part documentary, part music, with moments of chaos, quiet resignation, anger, hope and humour.

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  • Friday June 22, 2012

    The music of fathers and sons - Part 1

    A father and his young son explore "Grandpa Arnold's" old vinyl records and find wisdom between the grooves. A father and a son separated for many years are reunited thanks to their love of music - and such different music.

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  • Friday September 14, 2012

    Blood is Blood (Part 1): War, peace, and poetry

    Endre Farkas and Carolyn Marie Souaid are Montreal poets, who believe that in spite of everything, peace in the Middle East is possible. Endre is the child of Jewish Holocaust survivors, Carolyn is of Lebanese Christian descent. Their poem "Blood is blood" is a roller coaster ride of sadness, anger, love, bitterness and hope which they perform for any audience who'll give them a hearing.

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  • Friday September 07, 2012

    Between two worlds - Part 2

    For most students, going back to school means excitement, maybe anxiety, but not a long journey to a strange and intimidating place far from home to a school much bigger and very different from the one you left behind where graduation comes not just with a certificate but perhaps another identity. At a high school in Cochrane, northern Ontario, we hear the very personal and poignant stories of aboriginal teens who have moved there from small communities on the James Bay and Hudson Bay coast; places such as Peawanuk, Moosonee, Moose Factory, Fort Albany and Attawapiskat.

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  • Friday September 07, 2012

    Between two worlds - Part 1

    Many aboriginal students in Canada face a dilemma; "how can I get an education that will equip me for life and work and a career without changing who I am? Can I straddle two worlds - native and non native - without losing myself in the process?" PART 1 At a 'bush university' in the North West Territories - twenty minutes by float plane from Yellowknife - a small group of passionate and idealistic young people - some native, some not and some half and half - are trying to create a new form of aboriginal education which combines formal university training with "first nations knowledge" which they believe can only come from the land. Who are the students? Why do they come? And what do they get here that they can't get anywhere else?

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  • Friday September 14, 2012

    Blood is Blood (Part 2): The Lemon Tree

    A house with a lemon tree in the yard is claimed by two families but only one can live in it. It was built by a Palestinian family in 1936, then in 1948 taken from that family and given to a Jewish family of Holocaust survivors. The Arab family had a son, Bashir, six years old in 1948. The Jewish family had a daughter; Dalia. Years later Bashir returns to his old family home, meets Dalia and asks if he can come in and look around. "The Lemon Tree" is a remarkable story of friendship across a tough and intractable divide, a friendship which will be severely tested

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  • Friday October 05, 2012

    Thanksgiving and giving thanks - Part 1

    A busy multitasker discovers the secret to making perfect grape jelly is 'simply concentrate'. Thanksgiving dinner for a family of fourteen involves vast amounts of food and a ton of love. "Lunch with Ella"; an immigrant thanks Canada for providing refuge from war and revolution with her home cooking and her poetry.

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  • Friday September 28, 2012

    Ultrasonique: Audio art of Quebec - Part 2

    Meet Anna Friz and her talkative audio rebels led by the lonely, determined "Pirate Jenny". A 'sound walk' with Andra McCartney along Montreal's Lachine Canal. A 'radioactive' composition that will emit sound for half a million years, and the "silophone", an huge echoey grain silo in the old port of Montreal is now a musical instrument anyone can use. Finally we invite you to "shut up and listen" for just thirty seconds; "be fresh in the face of the sound".

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  • Friday September 28, 2012

    Ultrasonique: Audio art of Quebec - Part 1

    Audio artist Mario Gautier asks us to open our ears and "be fresh in the face of the sound". Serge Olivier puts that to the test, asking busy shoppers in a Montreal market to listen to clips of audio art. "Hole in the head"; Christof Migone's audio compositions are inspired by mental illness and aphasia. "Wall of sound"; Monique Jean's eerie sound installation is made of old car radio speakers.

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  • Friday October 19, 2012

    "Five crazy guys" - Part 1

    The human brain can store more information than any library in the world and sort, organize and retrieve that information faster than any machine - as long as nothing bad happens to it. We'll meet a group of men who know that all too well, men who live with the long term effects of a brain injury. They call themselves the “five crazy guys” and they meet every week with a psychologist at the Community Head Injury Resource Services of Toronto. We'll hear their stories and eavesdrop on the group sessions where they help each other battle anger, depression, loss of motivation, loss of a job and loss of a partner with remarkable cheerfulness and determination. Part 1 Hamid and Gary

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  • Friday October 05, 2012

    Thanksgiving and giving thanks - Part 2

    A family gives thanks for not going hungry by raising money for those who are. A father and daughter are surprised by the people who work at their local food bank. A woman becomes disabled, and hungry. A mother puts food on the table on a very tight budget. A cheap storage cupboard turns jars of home made jam into a sticky mess. A 'free range' guy pays musical tribute to the chickens he raises and then eats.

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  • Friday November 02, 2012

    Horses, Courses, and Cows - Part 1 (June 2012 Encore)

    "The zen of cows"; a veterinary student finds enlightenment in a cow's anatomy. "Preg test day" on a ranch sees pregnant cows kept and the others sold for hamburgers. "The Change in Farming"; A young composer hears wisdom and music in his grandfather's stories.

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  • Friday October 26, 2012

    Bells and whistles - Part 2 (May 2012 Encore)

    The "Bell of Batoche", still missing since the Metis rebellion of 1885. "Bells in Europe"; during WW2 80,000 bells were taken from churches by Hitler's army and melted down into guns. PLUS; a fatal high speed chase in a model T Ford leads to the gift of a 12 bell carillon to a church in Regina.

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  • Friday October 26, 2012

    Bells and whistles - Part 1 (May 2012 Encore)

    How much longer will the old town clock in Almonte, Ontario chime unless the 75 year old custodian finds a younger person to replace him? Cara Sullivan launches herself into the world of competitive whistling. PLUS; the "Oh Canada" whistle for the 1967 Confederation train.

    Listen 24:58
  • Friday October 19, 2012

    "Five crazy guys" - Part 2

    The human brain can store more information than any library in the world and sort, organize and retrieve that information faster than any machine - as long as nothing bad happens to it. We'll meet a group of men who know that all too well, men who live with the long term effects of a brain injury. They call themselves the “five crazy guys” and they meet every week with a psychologist at the Community Head Injury Resource Services of Toronto. We'll hear their stories and eavesdrop on the group sessions where they help each other battle anger, depression, loss of motivation, loss of a job and loss of a partner with remarkable cheerfulness and determination. Part 2 David, Tom and Mike.

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  • Friday November 02, 2012

    Horses, Courses, and Cows - Part 2 (June 2012 Encore)

    "On the backstretch"; on a racecourse opposite the homestretch is where you find trainers and jockeys, grooms and vets, owners and agents, muckers and hot walkers, and of course gamblers.

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  • Wednesday November 07, 2012

    The Spanish Crucible - Jules Paivio #3

    Jules Paivio describes his journey from France to Spain - over goat tracks high in the Pyrenees mountains.

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  • Wednesday November 07, 2012

    The Spanish Crucible - Peter Hunter #2

    Peter Hunter - at that time an organiser for the Young Communist League - describes how in Toronto he organised volunteers who came from all over Canada getting them fitted up to go to Spain with cheap clothes, some money and a ticket to New York to get the ship to Europe - trying to make them look like tourists to dodge the RCMP - it was illegal to go to fight in Spain.

    Listen 2:32
  • Wednesday November 07, 2012

    The Spanish Crucible - Michael Petrou #1

    November 1936 Michael Petrou reads a letter in the National archives written by Hazen Size to his aunt in Canada which describes working under bombardment in Madrid. PLUS Rosaleen Ross describing how she gave blood herself and saw the tranfusion 'bring men back from the dead'

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  • Wednesday November 07, 2012

    The Spanish Crucible - Mike Hyduk, Nick Elendyk, and Fred Kostyk #6

    Battle of Belchite. Mike Hyduk, Nick Elendyk and Fred Kostyk describe the brutal close quarters combat and street fighting that was needed to win the town for the International Brigades

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  • Wednesday November 07, 2012

    The Spanish Crucible - Marvin Penn #5

    Marvin Penn's experience of the battle of Jarama; the first major battle involving Canadian volunteers.

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  • Wednesday November 07, 2012

    The Spanish Crucible - Ron Liversedge #4

    Ron Liversedge describes the sinking of the ship "City of Barcelona" by an Italian submarine.

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  • Wednesday November 07, 2012

    The Spanish Crucible - Toronto Star report #10

    Coming home to a frosty welcome. Toronto Star report of men arriving at Halifax PLUS Alex Chambers describes being harrassed by the police and when the second world war broke out trying to recruit but turned away with the words; "we don't want your revolutions"

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  • Wednesday November 07, 2012

    The Spanish Crucible - Mike Hyduk #9

    Mike Hyduk describes the chaotic retreats and the final stand at the Ebro River to CBC interviewer Mac Reynolds

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  • Wednesday November 07, 2012

    The Spanish Crucible - Jules Paivio #8

    Jules Paivio is captured and nearly executed by firing squad

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  • Wednesday November 07, 2012

    The Spanish Crucible - Hugh Garner #7

    Hugh Garner believes he was given a 'suicide assignment' by his commander for the "crime" of eating more than his fair share of the food when the soldiers were up at the front

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  • Sunday November 11, 2012

    The Spanish Crucible - Episode 1 (Part 2)

    Show 1 part 2 "The road to Spain" The Spanish civil war, 1936 -1939. More than 1600 Canadians went to fight to defend its elected government against a military coup led by General Francisco Franco. Over 400 of them died in battle or went missing. The exact figures will never be known. Who were these men? Why did they volunteer to risk their lives for a cause some of them hardly knew anything about? How did they fight? How did they die? And why were the survivors who limped home in defeat treated so badly - some blacklisted - even spied on by police and government officials? Thanks to an remarkable archive of recordings made nearly fifty years ago but until now never broadcast we can answer those questions and present, for the first time, the Spanish civil war as witnessed by Canadians who fought in the front lines. The story is told in two special editions of Living out Loud.

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  • Friday November 16, 2012

    The Spanish Crucible - Episode 2 (Part 2)

    Drawing on interviews recorded nearly fifty years ago but never before broadcast, this second and final part of "The Spanish Crucible" takes us to the battlefields of the Spanish civil war to ask how did the Canadians fight, how did they die and why were the survivors harrassed and spied on by the RCMP?

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  • Friday November 16, 2012

    The Spanish Crucible - Episode 2 (Part 1)

    Drawing on interviews recorded nearly fifty years ago but never before broadcast, this second and final part of "The Spanish Crucible" takes us to the battlefields of the Spanish civil war to ask how did the Canadians fight, how did they die and why were the survivors harrassed and spied on by the RCMP?

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  • Sunday December 02, 2012

    Going back and moving on - Part 2 (March 2012 Encore)

    Andra McCartney retraces her steps quite literally; in her mid 40's she's re-learning to walk. Travis Schouten fought in Afghanistan but is struggling to escape images from the past. For Corinna Hodgson, moving on meant walking a couple of hundred steps, at night, from a Toronto subway station to her home.

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  • Sunday December 02, 2012

    Going back and moving on - Part 1 (March 2012 Encore)

    Carolina Echeverria returns to Chile in order to be able to forget her painful past there. Dan Misener and friends return to an old graveyard to give back what was taken. Suzanne Ahearne crosses the Atlantic on a real ship but with a cargo of memories and unfinished business.

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  • Friday December 07, 2012

    Hockey lockout show - Part 2

    Ashley Walters meets another great from yesteryear; Danny Lewicki, ex Leafs, Chicago Black Hawks and New York Rangers. PLUS "The Lightning; the slowest team in a very slow league.

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  • Friday December 07, 2012

    Hockey lockout show - Part 1

    Ashley Walters visits with Wally Stanowski, 93, and one of the great players who helped build the league in the early days of hockey; Wally had seven seasons with the Toronto Maple Leafs and won four Stanley Cups. PLUS; Foster Hewitt and coaching tips from Gordie Howe and Red Kelly!

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  • Friday December 14, 2012

    The Making of Handel's "Messiah" - Part 1

    A small town Ontario choral society plucks up its courage, musters all its resources and puts on a performance of Handel's great masterpiece. We go behind the scenes to hear how it all got started. Also we go to Europe to hear how Handel conceived and composed it in such a short time. And do you know why when the choir sings "For unto us a child is born" the accent in the wrong place? Test your knowledge with our Messiah quiz.

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  • Friday December 21, 2012

    Foreign Travel - Part 2

    "Women of Morocco". Carma Jolly travels to Morocco to talk with three women who live very different lives; One is a mother of two young children who has done something very rare in Morocco; she's left an abusive husband and taken refuge in a women's shelter. Another is a young single woman living confidently and alone with a car, a job and her own apartment. The third is is an older woman who says she's lived a happy life even if most of it has been spent behind the closed doors of her family home.

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  • Friday December 21, 2012

    Foreign Travel - Part 1

    When Raffy Boudjikanian (BOO-JEE-CAR-NYAN) travelled to Turkey to sit among the ruins of the ancient hilltop town where his Armenian great grandfather used to live before being taken away to be killed, he expected to be angry. What he didn't expect was a question that suddenly sprung up and urgently needed an answer; "can I forgive?" Judy McFarlane travels to a village in Rwanda with a shipment of blankets made by women in Vancouver, home made blankets - that is if you can call prison a home.

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  • Friday December 14, 2012

    The Making of Handel's "Messiah" - Part 2

    In Parry Sound Ontario, the local choral society finally gets on stage but not without a few mishaps on the way. And we hear how Handel beat charges of blasphemy and what happened to Messiah after Handel's death when the Victorians decided bigger was better - much much bigger!

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  • Friday January 18, 2013

    A is for Aardvark - Part 1

    "A is for Aardvark" was a popular TV and radio show hosted by Lister Sinclair. We revive it now with the first of a series of "alphabetically themed" programmes - beginning at the beginning, with the letter "A". PART 1 For Jane Nelson who loves back country skiing, A is for the avalanche that nearly buried her alive. For Billy Miedemar, A is for Animals, but only dead ones. For Nicole Boudreau, A is for Acadia and her beloved but ridiculed Acadian language.

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  • Friday January 11, 2013

    In search of refuge (Redux) - Part 2

    Mathilde Mkesharugo came to Canada after the horrors of Rwanda's genocide. Life has been tough, but throughout it all she had a dream; to go to a University. In Quebec 70% of abused women won't leave the family home if they can't take their pets with them. Nicole Messier opened her own home as a temporary refuge for dogs, cats, birds, fish, even snakes, in order for women to find safety. In his small apartment in Vancouver a young man seeks refuge from noisy neighbours and police sirens.

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