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'From the Ashes': Rebuilding after the B.C. wildfires

Jennifer Chrumka visits four people whose lives were changed this past summer by the Elephant Hill wildfire, one of the most devastating fires in a record-breaking wildfire season in B.C. Her documentary is called “From the Ashes.”

Meet two young, talented musicians from the piano quartet Ensemble Made in Canada

Two musicians from the piano quartet Ensemble Made in Canada join Michael to talk about studying classical music from childhood, the laser-like focus required to succeed, and their joy in performing together as a group.

How a powerful message from the world's oldest tree saved a man from a midlife crisis

When Oliver Gunther turned 40, his wife “saw a train wreck coming.” So she took him to visit a 4,849-year-old tree in the California desert. Oliver’s essay is called, “Methuselah in the Clouds.”

Poetry is a sugar cube in the bitter coffee of everyday life, says Pino Coluccio

His day job is in an office, but Canadian writer Pino Coluccio’s passion is writing poetry. He crafts sharp, witty poems about the absurdities of modern life, some of which are collected in his latest book, Class Clown.

My Mother's Threads: daughter weaves garment factory stories into art

Artist Sara Angelucci spent nine months in the Hamilton, Ont., factory where her mother once worked as a seamstress. The images, objects and recordings she collected are featured in her exhibit, Piece Work. Alisa Siegel's documentary is called “My Mother's Threads.”
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Life inside a travelling school bus powered by vegetable oil

With artists, engineers and musicians, the mother and son at the heart of The Soulfire Project have travelled 30,000 miles in a colourful, rickety bus, using vegetable oil for fuel. They're on a musical/artistic/environmental mission. Brittany Amodeo's documentary is called "The Magic School Bus."

'From the Ashes': Rebuilding after the B.C. wildfires

CBC Radio visits four people whose lives were changed last summer by the Elephant Hill wildfire, one of the most devastating fires in a record-breaking wildfire season in B.C.

How a powerful message from the world's oldest tree saved a man from a midlife crisis

When Oliver Gunther turned 40, his wife 'saw a train wreck coming.' So she took him to visit a 4,849-year-old tree in the California desert called Methuselah.

Researcher wants to build a 'retirement home' for an aging orca

Psychologist and whale researcher Paul Spong wants to create a 'retirement home' for aging orca Corky so she can be close to her relatives.

Former inmates re-invent themselves as criminologists

After leaving prison, some ex-convicts are entering academia, and using their intimate knowledge of life in jail to reshape the way we think about crime and punishment.

The Sunday Edition — August 12, 2018

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Researcher wants to build Corky, the aging orca, a 'retirement home'

Psychologist and whale researcher Paul Spong wants to create a "retirement home" for aging orca Corky so she can be close to her relatives.
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There used to be just one way to open a bottle of wine: Corks versus screw-caps

What's the best way to seal a bottle of wine?

Guest host David Gray

David Gray, host of The Calgary Eyeopener, is our guest host on August 12 and August 19.
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The anti-democratic reign of Facebook, Apple, Google and Amazon

Franklin Foer believes the hegemony of the Big Four poses grave dangers for democracy in the digital age. His book is called “World Without Mind: The Existential Threat of Big Tech.”

Do you know who I am?: Alzheimer's disease stole my husband

In her essay, Pauline Buck describes a terrifying moment as wife and caregiver to the man she loved. He had Alzheimer's disease.

Turkey is a cautionary tale for the rest of the world, says writer Elif Shafak

Elif Shafak is a political scientist, and Turkey's most widely-read female novelist. Her new book, Three Daughters of Eve, explores terrorism, women's rights, and tensions between the religious and the secular.
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Lyme disease — the first epidemic of climate change

As global temperatures climb, disease-carrying ticks are moving into new areas. Lyme disease is hard to diagnose, and inflicts harrowing symptoms which can linger long after treatment.

Turkey is a cautionary tale for the rest of the world, says writer Elif Shafak

Elif Shafak is a political scientist, and Turkey's most widely-read female novelist. Her new book, Three Daughters of Eve, explores terrorism, women's rights, and tensions between the religious and the secular.

Think again: Corks versus screw-caps

There’s no doubt a screw-cap is easier to use — so why do some vintners insist on continuing to seal their wine bottles with cork?
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The 'Men's Shed' movement helps older men stave off loneliness

David Gutnick visits The Men's Shed in Winnipeg — a place where several dozen older men regularly get together to drink coffee, play cards and chat. There are no rules, no uniforms and no expectations.

Lyme disease: The first epidemic of climate change

As global temperatures climb, disease-carrying ticks are moving into new areas. Journalist Mary Beth Pfeiffer reports on how human activity has propelled this growing menace, and how modern medicine has underestimated its danger.
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The anti-democratic reign of Facebook, Apple, Google and Amazon

Franklin Foer believes the hegemony of the Big Four poses grave dangers for democracy in the digital age. His book is called “World Without Mind: The Existential Threat of Big Tech.”

'Do you know who I am?'

In her essay, Pauline Buck describes a terrifying moment as wife and caregiver to the man she loved. He had Alzheimer's disease.
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Shipocalypse Now: How online shopping is changing our cities and our lives

We are drowning in packages, thanks to the boom in online shopping. Our insatiable appetite for more stuff and our demand for instant gratification will affect the environment, the design of cities, who we work for and even where we live.