Sally Armstrong, Mark Abley, Ken Setterington (Encore)

Sally Armstrong, Mark Abley, Ken Setterington (Encore)

"If you can't talk about it, you can't change it.  And today, the world over, the women are talking."
-- Sally Armstrong. 

In this episode (originally aired November 18, 2013):

* Sally Armstrong on Ascent of Women
* Shad on Becoming Human by Jean Vanier
* Mark Abley
on Conversations With a Dead Man: The Legacy of Duncan Campbell Scott
* Ken Setterington on Branded by the Pink Triangle

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TNC Bonus: Shelagh's conversation with Jean Vanier (Encore)

TNC Bonus: Shelagh's conversation with Jean Vanier (Encore)
On this week's episode of The Next Chapter, the rapper Shad talked about reading Jean Vanier's book Becoming Human.  Shad described it as "a beautiful book by a beautiful man".  Jean Vanier is perhaps best known as the founder of L'Arche, the international federation renowned for its innovative work in creating homes, programs, and support networks for people with intellectual disabilities.

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Shelagh's extended conversation with Mark Abley (Encore)

Shelagh's extended conversation with Mark Abley (Encore)
Who really was Duncan Campbell Scott?  How could he be a celebrated poet and, at the same time, be the engineer behind Canada's notorious residential school system?  That's the baffling contradiction and mystery at the heart of Mark Abley's new biography Conversations With a Dead Man: The Legacy of Duncan Campbell Scott.

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Michael Winter, Margaret Atwood (Encore)

Michael Winter, Margaret Atwood (Encore)
"What is a dangerous life?  What does it mean to risk things?"
-- Michael Winter. 

In this episode (originally aired November 4, 2013):

* Michael Winter on Minister Without Portfolio
* Zaki Ibrahim on Sushi and Tapas by Pepukaye Bardouille and Gim Huay Neo
* Donna Bailey Nurse
says if you liked A Mercy by Toni Morrison, you'll love The Purchase by Linda Spalding
* Deirdre Kelly
on her day job at a dance clothing store
* Krista Bridge on The Eliot Girls
* Margaret Atwood answers the Proust Questionnaire

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Shelagh's extended conversation with Michael Winter (Encore)

Shelagh's extended conversation with Michael Winter (Encore)
Michael Winter "is a writer who dangles the delicate bait because he knows we will take it, then sets the hook and reels us in hard. And when he has us in his boat, all we can do is stare up at him, gasping, not sure if he'll club or release us. And frankly, as readers, we don't care. We're thrilled, simply, to be along with him for the ride." So says Joseph Boyden on the cover of Michael Winter's new novel Minister Without Portfolio. We at The Next Chapter couldn't agree more.

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Elizabeth Ruth, Daniel David Moses (Encore)

Elizabeth Ruth, Daniel David Moses (Encore)

"Art is not a democracy. It's a dictatorship and you are in charge."
-- Elizabeth Ruth. 

In this episode (originally aired September 30, 2013):

* Elizabeth Ruth on Matadora
* Elise LeGrow on Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling
* Jen Sookfong Lee
 on fantasy in literary fiction and The Miracles of Ordinary Men by Amanda Leduc
* Elisabeth de Mariaffi
on How to Get Along With Women
* Daniel David Moses on A Small Essay on the Largeness of Light and Other Poems

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Greg Malone, Michael Crummey (Encore)

Greg Malone, Michael Crummey (Encore)

"It's a fraud.  It's a sham.  It's an international crime, is all it is."
-- Greg Malone. 

In this episode (originally aired September 23, 2013):

* Greg Malone on Don't Tell the Newfoundlanders: The True Story of Newfoundland's Confederation with Canada
* Amelia Curran on Moving Pictures by Terry Pratchett
* Michael Crummey
on Under the Keel
* Pamela Yaye says if you liked 50 Shades of Grey by E.L. James, you'll love Blush by Lauren Jameson

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Shelagh's extended conversation with Greg Malone (Encore)

Shelagh's extended conversation with Greg Malone (Encore)
Greg Malone has long been fired up by history and politics.  In the 1980s and 90s, he channeled his passion and critique into his work with the comedy troupe CODCO.  Now, he has taken it to the page.  In his new book Don't Tell the Newfoundlanders: The True Story of Newfoundland's Confederation with Canada, Greg rewrites the story of how Canada acquired its tenth province...

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Shelagh's extended conversation with Michael Crummey (Encore)

Shelagh's extended conversation with Michael Crummey (Encore)
Michael Crummey made a big splash a few years ago when he published his third novel Galore.  It began with an unforgettable opening scene of the starving residents of an 18th-century Newfoundland outport cutting open the belly of a beached whale and finding mute, reeking man inside.  

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Lauren B. Davis, 1950s Mothers and Daughters (Encore)

Lauren B. Davis, 1950s Mothers and Daughters (Encore)

"If I had continued drinking, I would have died."
-- Lauren B. Davis. 

In this episode (originally aired September 9, 2013):

* Lauren B. Davis on The Empty Room
* Stephen Fearing on A Good Man by Guy Vanderhaeghe
* Lorri Neilsen Glenn
and Sheila Norgate on Untying the Apron: Daughters Remember Mothers of the 1950s
* Charles MacPherson on The Butler Speaks
* Frank O'Dea, author of Do the Next Right Thing, answers the Proust Questionnaire

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