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Jagmeet Singh's struggle to define the NDP while dousing fires in his caucus

The leader of the federal NDP is articulate & stylish. But who is he really? We can’t see him in action in parliament because he doesn’t have a seat. And he's been preoccupied with disciplining several caucus members accused of sexual assault.

Dismissed in her lifetime, African-American writer Zora Neale Hurston is considered a legend in ours

As Hurston's non-fiction book about the last survivor of the last slave ship is finally released to the public, Michael Enright speaks with writers and scholars about her extraordinary life and legacy.

Dismissed in her lifetime, African-American writer Zora Neale Hurston is considered a legend in ours

As Hurston's non-fiction book about the last survivor of the last slave ship is finally released to the public, writers and scholars talk about her extraordinary life and legacy.

Assumptions made about black people can be harmful, even deadly: Michael Enright's essay

"We make assumptions about black Americans and Canadians that would never occur to us if they were white."

Michael's essay: Assumptions made about black people can be harmful, even deadly

"We make assumptions about black Americans and Canadians that would never occur to us if they were white."

Jagmeet Singh's struggle to define the NDP while dousing fires in his caucus

The leader of the federal NDP is articulate and stylish. But who is he really? We can’t see him in action in parliament, because he doesn’t have a seat. And he has been preoccupied with disciplining several caucus members accused of sexual assault.

Singing the heavenly music of 18th century Quebec nuns

A group of professional singers known as Ensemble Scholastica is bringing religious history back to life in Quebec City. They’re performing music that was once sung by the nuns of the Congrégation de Notre Dame in the 1700s.

Journalism is the foundation of fiction, said the late Tom Wolfe

Two decades ago, Michael talked to the novelist, journalist and trenchant observer of American life, Tom Wolfe, who died this week. They talk about “the new journalism”, the depression that can follow a heart-attack, and that famous white (sorry, cream) suit.

Meatless meat, miracle berries and big money. Welcome to the future of food

Ira Basen explores how science and innovation aim to save the world from food shortages.

Meatless meat, miracle berries and big money. Welcome to the future of food

Ira Basen's documentary, Table Stakes, explores how science and innovation aim to save the world from food shortages. Ira visits the Future Food-Tech Summit in San Francisco.
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Meatless meat, miracle berries and big money. Welcome to the future of food

Ira Basen's documentary, Table Stakes, explores how science and innovation aim to save the world from food shortages. Ira visits the Future Food-Tech Summit in San Francisco.

The Sunday Edition — May 20, 2018

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'Crazy' & 'mind-boggling stuff': Ali Velshi on covering the Trump era through Canadian eyes

'Chaos reigns & some people really like that,' says Ali Velshi of the Trump White House. Velshi, a Canadian, is a host on MSNBC, the U.S. cable network. He talks about Trump's 'lies,' what he's done right, the 'weaponizing of culture' and more. Listen now.

A lesson in living, from a dying mother

It is said that our mothers are our first teachers. If we're lucky, our mothers keep delivering lessons - especially life lessons - right to the end.

Ford turns its back on the family sedan: Michael Enright's essay

The Ford motor company has announced it won’t make sedans anymore - just SUVs and trucks. “Setting aside the economic realities of the industry, the coming disappearance of the family sedan connotes a sea change in our love affair with the car.”
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Doctors need to know the cost of the drugs they prescribe

Patients who can't afford to buy the drugs they need may face life-altering consequences. Dr. Iris Gorfinkel says authorities must mandate drug price transparency.

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.”

A lesson in living, from a dying mother

It is said that our mothers are our first teachers. If we're lucky, our mothers keep delivering lessons - especially life lessons - right to the end. Gary Westover's essay is called “Final Days.”

In a digital age, Ken Whyte ventures into the publishing world

The former editor of Maclean's and the National Post talks to Michael about why he’s launching The Sutherland House -- a publishing business that will focus on long-form non-fiction books.

Doctors need to know the cost of the drugs they prescribe

Patients who can't afford to buy the drugs they need may face life-altering consequences. Michael talks to Dr. Iris Gorfinkel, who says authorities must mandate drug price transparency.

Covering the Trump era through Canadian eyes

The scandal-plagued Trump White House is daily fare for MSNBC, the left-leaning cable TV network where Ali Velshi, who grew up in Toronto, is a respected host and anchor. He’s Michael’s guest.

Michael's essay: Ford turns its back on the family sedan

The Ford motor company has announced it won’t make sedans anymore - just SUVs and trucks. “Setting aside the economic realities of the industry, the coming disappearance of the family sedan connotes a sea change in our love affair with the car.”

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.”

The Sunday Edition — May 13, 2018

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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.