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January 09, 2009

Who and What - Jan.10

On the Jan.10th edition - Stubborn Memories

Russell Wangersky talks about being a firefighter in his memoir Burning Down The House.

Rich Terfry from Radio Two's Drive tells us about the books he's got on the go right now. [full list]

We play "Riverbed Two" from Rich's (aka Buck 65's) CD, Talkin' Honky Blues.

Leila Nadir brings personal insight to the effects of the Iraq conflict, in her memoir, The Orange Trees of Baghdad: In Search of My Lost Family.

And finally, The Next Chapter's fictional therapy columnist Joanne Saul drops by to suggest apt Canadian books for an ego-wounded soldier, Lt.-Col. Donald McPhee. [full list]

What Rich Terfry / Buck 65 is reading:

The Culprits by Robert Hough
Existentialism Is A Humanism by J.P. Sartre
The Ode Less Travelled: Unlocking the Poet Within by Stephen Fry
Animal Farm by George Orwell
Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood

Jo Saul's Fictional Therapy suggestions for retired men who feel ignored and patronized by younger generations:

Fifth Business by Robertson Davies
What We All Long For by Dionne Brand
Simple Recipes by Madeleine Thien
Buying On Time by Antanas Sileika
Natasha and Other Stories by David Bezmozgis

Posted by The Next Chapter at 07:55 PM
Comments (4)




Comments

Do you really not understand the difference between a lieutenant-colonel, and a lieutenant?

Don't you even care enough to get the man's title correct?

I look forward to hearing your on-air apology.

Gary Young




Can CBC please post the Russell Wangersky interview. It is close to the most amazing radio that I have ever heard. Please post this so I can listen again. Thank you all!

Marc

ex-Windsor Fire Rescue firefighter




Love the show, its so great to hear you again Shelagh.

It always amazes me how processes repeat themselves. On Sat the 10, the Lt. Col ( retired) wrote in about feeling not important and sort of unimportant.

Well, he was referred to throughout the interview as a Lieutenant. That is three ranks below his rank of Lt. Colonel - and so he might well have felt not well heard and disregarded all over again.

And he might find books such as the Life of Pi interesting. Or the Lord of the Ring might have caught his warrior ears. Or the Education of Little Tree, one of the world's all time great books. Or the World without Us.

So, an apology for lack of proper research and recognition is due the Lt. Colonel. Sort of like calling the senior show producer a rookie reporter.

Love the show, time is hard to catch but that's ok.

Liz Massiah
Edmonton




Quick progress report: cracked open the Fifth Business, now roaring through it; your therapist needn't worry about the lieutenant business; if anything, made me feel young again.

Regards.
Don.




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