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Worried about Ebola? Build up public healthcare in the developing world

Photo of Dr. James Orbinski by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images

Photo of Dr. James Orbinski by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images

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Ebola has already proven to be a public health and economic disaster in the West African countries of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.

Thousands are dead. Thousands more will die. The countries are in turmoil, their health care systems pushed beyond the breaking point and their economic development ground to a halt.

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The Ghomeshi effect; Dick Cavett; Living arrangements Pt. 1 - Couch living; Ebola and global public health; Living arrangements Pt 2 - Radical Resthomes

The Ghomeshi effect; Dick Cavett; Living arrangements Pt. 1 - Couch living; Ebola and global public health; Living arrangements Pt 2 - Radical Resthomes
This week on The Sunday Edition, November 2, 2014:

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Living arrangements - Radical Resthomes

Living arrangements - Radical Resthomes
Radical Resthomes - it sounds like an oxymoron. But that's the idea -- to be radically different from the stereotype.

Aren't seniors' residences boring places for bingo, movie afternoons, and white bread sandwiches with the crusts cut off? Or worse still, prisons for the incarcerated elderly?  

Not in Janet Torge's world.

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Worried about Ebola? Build up public healthcare in the developing world

Worried about Ebola? Build up public healthcare in the developing world
Ebola has already proven to be a public health and economic disaster in the West African countries of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.

Thousands are dead. Thousands more will die. The countries are in turmoil, their health care systems pushed beyond the breaking point and their economic development ground to a halt.

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Living arrangements - Couch living

Living arrangements - Couch living
We begin a new series on the program, called Living Arrangements. The first episode introduces us to young people who have taken to "couch living". (not couch-surfing; couch living!)

We can thank Lord Philip Stanhope, the Fourth Earl of Chesterfield for commissioning the first one in the early 1700s. The purpose was to allow gentlemen to sit in comfort without wrinkling their clothes.

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Dick Cavett

Dick Cavett
TV talk shows have rarely been so bracing. 

In fact, listening to tape of The Dick Cavett Show in the 1960s and 70s today, it sounds almost anachronistic: prime-time television full of erudition and a wry, quick wit; a willingness to ask uncomfortable questions and sit through equally uncomfortable silences; an edgy sense that anything could happen when heavyweight intellects, pop-cultural icons and strong, sometimes volatile personalities got together in front of a live audience and television cameras.

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Michael Enright: The Ghomeshi revelations and the CBC workplace

Michael Enright: The Ghomeshi revelations and the CBC workplace
They buried Ben Bradlee this week in a mighty Washington sendoff with a thousand or more of the great and the good filling the grand cathedral and remembering when his style of journalism got your heart pounding. I was going to write about this warrior editor who exposed Watergate, brought down a president, and sired a generation of journalists out to change the world.

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Living arrangements - an invitation to contribute

Living arrangements - an invitation to contribute
Living arrangements that really work - for the old, for the young and for everyone in between - are hard to fashion. Finding the right architectural and human design, the right amount of togetherness or solitude can be a life-long challenge.

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Mail about children of veterans with PTSD

There were many letters in response to Michael's conversation last week with filmmaker Laura Sky. They talked about Soldiers' Children, her new documentary series about Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and the ripple effect on families. Time did not allow us to read all the mail on air, so we are presenting some letters here.

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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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"I know that land", by Alan Cumyn

Alan Cumyn is an award-winning Canadian novelist who was born and now lives in Ottawa, Ontario. He attended Royal Roads Military College in Victoria, in 1979.

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