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In the aftermath of the Parliament Hill shooting

RCMP patrol at the National Memorial in Ottawa on Thursday, October 23, 2014/Canadian Press: Sean Kilpatrick

RCMP patrol at the National Memorial in Ottawa on Thursday, October 23, 2014/Canadian Press: Sean Kilpatrick

This Sunday we present a special live broadcast in the first hour of the program. We will look back at the events of the week: the killings of two soldiers on Canadian soil and gunfire in the Centre Block of the House of Commons. 

How do these events fit in the context of Canadian history and our past response to threats? Where is the balance between our desire for freedom and our need for security?

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Taking the temperature of American politics

Taking the temperature of American politics
Next Tuesday, November 4th, Americans will vote in the midterm elections that mark the halfway point of each presidency. There will be hundreds of elections for the House of Representatives, the Senate and state governorships and legislatures.

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Nilofer Merchant on "sitting is the new smoking"

Nilofer Merchant on
Physical inactivity has been called the biggest public health problem of our time. It's linked to heart disease, diabetes and cancer. But sitting ... is the trans fat of inactivity. Aside from being hard on your back, sitting too much means your metabolism changes, so you burn less fat ... it increases your risk of disability in old age ... it's bad for your immune system and it's been tied to all manner of chronic diseases ... it even diminishes your brain power.

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In the aftermath of the Parliament Hill shooting

In the aftermath of the Parliament Hill shooting
This Sunday we present a special live broadcast in the first hour of the program. We will look back at the events of the week: the killings of two soldiers on Canadian soil and gunfire in the Centre Block of the House of Commons. 

How do these events fit in the context of Canadian history and our past response to threats? Where is the balance between our desire for freedom and our need for security?

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Unanswered questions about Canada and ISIS; For the Record - mentoring; Documentary - School of Fish; Mail about sitting and busking; A child's eye view of PTSD

Unanswered questions about Canada and ISIS; For the Record - mentoring; Documentary - School of Fish; Mail about sitting and busking; A child's eye view of PTSD
This week on The Sunday Edition, October 19, 2014:

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Children of soldiers with PTSD

Children of soldiers with PTSD
We have learned a great deal about Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder since the early 1980s, but we know less about its ripple effects on a family.

Canadian filmmaker Laura Sky has produced a documentary series on this subject, called Soldiers' Children: the Voices of Children in Military Families Living with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. 

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Unanswered questions about Canada and ISIS

Unanswered questions about Canada and ISIS
Are we at war or not? The vote, which takes us into the U.S.-led coalition against the marauders of Islamic State, split the House of Commons along party lines: 157 to 134. The vote not only highlighted the divisions within our politics, it raised many more questions than have thus far been answered. For example, if the threat of Islamic State is as dire as the government suggests, why is our contribution to the coalition so piddling?

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One man's struggle to make a living fishing

One man's struggle to make a living fishing
Beau Gillis is an enterprising man. He has planted trees in Alberta, taught English in Korea and physics in South Carolina. He came back home to Freeport, Nova Scotia, on the Bay of Fundy, about ten years ago. Fishing had been the finest time of his life. He wanted to fish again; but fishing isn't what it used to be. 

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The authentic Dolly Parton

The authentic Dolly Parton
This summer, the young patrons at the Glastonbury Music Festival in England - recently named the most influential music festival in the world - were blown away by one of the event's headliners. But it wasn't Ed Sheeran, or Metallica, or Canada's Arcade Fire who fired up the hip Glastonbury faithful.

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Why we crave quiet; Neglected tropical diseases; Mail - Question Period; The health consequences of too much sitting; Documentary - Spicy Luke

Why we crave quiet;  Neglected tropical diseases; Mail - Question Period; The health consequences of too much sitting; Documentary - Spicy Luke
This week on The Sunday Edition, for October 12, 2014:

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Spicy Luke

Spicy Luke
Elisha Luke Campbell is resplendent in his spotless white uniform and chef's hat, moving from barbecue to stove, laughing, orchestrating dinner for a hundred people without blinking an eye. When you've managed food for 700, this is just fun.

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