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The authentic Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton performing at Glastonbury Music Festival/Photo by Jonathan Short

Dolly Parton performing at Glastonbury Music Festival/Photo by Jonathan Short

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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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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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Sir James Galway

Sir James Galway
Known as the "man with the golden flute", Sir James Galway has sold over 30 million recordings.

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The man with the violin

The man with the violin
Last week, hundreds of people crammed into a crowded Washington subway station to hear Joshua Bell, one of the world's best violinists, play a free concert - underground. Seven years ago when he did the same thing, it went a little differently.

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The sound of silence - Michael's Essay

The sound of silence - Michael's Essay
As we tuck into a bounteous repast tonight or tomorrow, it's hard to find a whole lot to be thankful about with all the horror, natural and man made, at work in the world.

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