Part Two of The Current
Thursday's Check In
It's Thursday, and that means it's time to check in with you, dear listener ... and get some of your thoughts on some of the stories of this past week.
Manners: Vanity Fair humourist and author Henry Alford told us this week about the things people say and do that drive him nuts. The use of "no problem" is near the top of his list. And it irked some listeners to write in. As well as "Excuse and pardon me" vanishing from public discourse. We shared some essential manner tips from our listeners.
Adult Virgins: Their numbers are higher than you might think. We spoke to three of them this week, to find out why. Well, needless to say, our voicemail was vibrating with virgin views. And it wasn't just our voicemail that was brimming, we shared some e-mail too.
Chevron Update: Our producer, Pedro Sanchez shared an update on a story we brought you last month. Now new allegations have been levelled against the company.
From the Embers: And now on to a story we brought you Tuesday. Piya Chattopadhyay's documentary, From The Embers, was about Mohammed Bouazizi, a Tunisian fruit seller who set himself on fire in protest of the government. His death, one year ago this week, was credited with triggering the Arab Spring.
The changes in Mohamed Bouazizi's homeland resonated all the way here to Canada. This week, we caught up with Mokhtar Asmi, a Tunisian Canadian living in Toronto.
Harper Doctrine: This week we looked at what former conservative strategist Geoff Norquay calls the Harper Doctrine - and its impact on Ottawa's relationship with the provinces. Mr. Norquay says PM Harper has moved away from public conferences with the premiers to quiet and private one-on-one meetings. Our discussion about it got some of you really going. We shared some listener comments.
And our comedic colleagues at CBC's The Content Factory came across another voicemail for us.
Under the Radar: Well, as the name suggests, this is where we bring you a story that may be flying under everyone's radar. Like ... what ever happened to the Occupy movement in Canada? Occupy Fredericton was shut down this week, leaving just Occupy Newfoundland & Labrador is standing - well, occupying. It's the last occupy camp in Canada and one of the last in North America. Thomas Jordan is the one of organizers of Occupy Newfoundland & Labrador.
Mike Finnerty is the host of Daybreak, CBC Radio's Montreal morning program. He is Friday this week. He joined Anna Maria from our Montreal studio.
Other segments from today's show: