Tomson Highway, Domestic Suspense, Malcolm Gladwell (Encore)

Tomson Highway, Domestic Suspense, Malcolm Gladwell (Encore)

"There certainly wasn't any room in the dogsled for a 9-foot Steinway grand."
-- Tomson Highway. 

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

* Tomson Highway on The (Post) Mistress
* Sarah Weinman on Troubled Daughters, Twisted Wives
* Cassie Stocks on Dance, Gladys, Dance
* Malcolm Gladwell, author of David and Goliath, answers the Proust Questionnaire

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Shelagh's extended conversation with Tomson Highway (Encore)

Shelagh's extended conversation with Tomson Highway (Encore)
Tomson Highway started his life on December 6, 1951, in a tent pitched on a snowbank in the corner of Manitoba that touches both Saskatchewan and Nunavut. He was the eleventh of twelve children, and when he was six Tomson left home to go to residential school. He learned to play the piano there, and went on to study music at university. At the age of thirty - he decided to write.

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Shelagh's extended conversation with Sarah Weinman (Encore)

Shelagh's extended conversation with Sarah Weinman (Encore)
When Shelagh was a kid "True Detective" was a popular magazine.  It always featured lurid pictures of women in some kind of distress and it was the kind of magazine that parents kept away from kids... which only made Shelagh more interested in reading it.

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Jane Christmas, Tom Howell (Encore)

Jane Christmas, Tom Howell (Encore)

"There's been a whisper in my ear about this all the way through my life."
-- Jane Christmas. 

In this episode (originally aired December 2, 2013):

* Jane Christmas on And Then There Were Nuns
* Kiran Ahluwalia on ghazal poetry in her music
* Tom Howell on The Rude Story of English
* Anne Budgell on Dear Everybody
* Wayne Johnston, author of The Son of a Certain Woman, answers the Proust Questionnaire

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Robbie Robertson, if you liked "Wheat Belly Cookbook" (Encore)

Robbie Robertson, if you liked

"These were the originators."
-- Robbie Robertson. 

In this episode (originally aired November 11, 2013):

* Robbie Robertson on Legends, Icons & Rebels: Music That Changed the World
* Shakura S'Aida reviews Omens by Kelley Armstrong
* Treasa Levasseur
says if you liked The Wheat Belly Cookbook by William Davis, you'll love UnDiet by Meghan Telpner

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Robbie Robertson and the Music That Changed the World (Encore)

Robbie Robertson and the Music That Changed the World (Encore)
Robbie Robertson has had a stellar music career.  He was inducted into the Canadian Songwriter's Hall of Fame in 2011 for his work with The Band and for solo hits like Somewhere Down the Crazy River and Broken Arrow.  Recently, Robbie Robertson turned his pen from songs to non-fiction and co-authored a book for young people called Legends, Icons & Rebels: Music That Changed the World.  

Legends, Icons & Rebels is very obviously a labour of love.  It's a collaboration between Robbie, his son Sebastian, his long-time manager Jared Levine, and musical colleague Jim Guerinot.  The book introduces young readers to 27 musicians that the authors see as seminal.  And the big, beautifully illustrated book also comes with two CDs of selected songs.

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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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