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Women and Corporate Boardrooms

What's wrong with this picture? Not enough women in the boardroom says Canadian Senator Hervieux-Payette. Photo:flickr.com/photos

What's wrong with this picture? Not enough women in the boardroom says Canadian Senator Hervieux-Payette. Photo:flickr.com/photos

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If you were to peek into the boardrooms of the nation, you would notice something - or someone - missing. Even though women have excelled in virtually every walk of life, they hold just 10 per cent of the seats on corporate boards of directors.  In fact, 40 per cent of the top 500 Canadian companies have no women at all on their boards.  None.

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Women and Corporate Boardrooms

Women and Corporate Boardrooms
If you were to peek into the boardrooms of the nation, you would notice something - or someone - missing. Even though women have excelled in virtually every walk of life, they hold just 10 per cent of the seats on corporate boards of directors.  In fact, 40 per cent of the top 500 Canadian companies have no women at all on their boards.  None.

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The Curious Case of Benjamin Britten, documentary

The Curious Case of Benjamin Britten, documentary

Benjamin Britten was born in Suffolk, England on November 22, 1913. He was one of the most prolific and versatile composers of the 20th century. He wrote operas, choral music, requiems .. as well as orchestral music. His work was melodic, personal and had the power to touch listeners' deepest emotions.

This documentary is accompanied by a photo gallery on the CBC Music website. To watch while you listen, click here


 

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Margarethe von Trotta

Margarethe von Trotta
When the top-grossing films of the last two years include The Dark Knight RisesIron Man 3, and Fast and Furious 6, it doesn't take a brain surgeon to figure out how to get a big audience into a movie theatre: make a male-themed, action adventure movie.

Not a film about a woman whose major activity is thinking. 

But that's exactly what German director Margarethe von Trotta did when she made her most recent film about the renowned philosopher, Hannah Arendt.

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Elizabeth Renzetti

Elizabeth Renzetti
Guest host Laura Lynch talks to Elizabeth Renzetti about her new novel, Based on a True Story

Augusta Price isn't the kind of woman you'd invite to an intimate dinner party.  Nor is she someone you'd want to count on for anything. She is an unlikeable British actress, a has-been who's self-centred when she's sober and self-destructive when she's inebriated.  Which is pretty much all of the time. 

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Women and Corporate Boards; Elizabeth Renzetti; Joy Manson, Essay; Scott Stossel; Margarethe von Trotta; Nadine Gordimer

This week on The Sunday Edition for July 20, 2014.

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Sean Rehaag on Canada's Refugee Policies; David Adams Richards; Euphemisms for Dying; Rebecca Solnit; Concert Hall Etiquette; John Mighton on the Beauty of Math

Sean Rehaag on Canada's Refugee Policies; David Adams Richards; Euphemisms for Dying; Rebecca Solnit; Concert Hall Etiquette; John Mighton on the Beauty of Math

This week on The Sunday Edition for July 13, 2014.


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Sean Rehaag on Canada's Refugee Policy

Sean Rehaag on Canada's Refugee Policy

It has become an enduring mystery: where exactly are the Syrian refugees Canada has agreed to accept? Last summer, the government agreed to allow 13-hundred refugees from the war-ravaged country to immigrate here by the end of this year. Immigration Minister Chris Alexander admits that most have not arrived yet, but promises to speed up the process. The bigger question is this: is 1,300 the right number?

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James Ehnes, Tracy Dahl and William Littler on Concert Etiquette

James Ehnes, Tracy Dahl and William Littler on Concert Etiquette
If you're tired of turning to shush the lady behind you who is noisily unwrapping a candy; if you're unsure whether to applaud or sit on your hands because there might be another movement yet to come -- join Michael and his guests for a lively discussion of concert etiquette.

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Passed away? Kicked the bucket? Euphemisms for death and dying

Passed away? Kicked the bucket? Euphemisms for death and dying
Kick the bucket. Put to bed with a shovel. There are 200 euphemisms meaning "to die", in the English language. But it's not just us. In France, it's "swallowing your birth certificate". In Cuba, "moving to a face-up neighbourhood". In Denmark, "leaving your clogs behind". What stops so many of us from telling it like it is?  Using the plain words - death, dying, died? Not surprisingly, there is more than one answer to that question. Frank Faulk's documentary is called A Word About the Deceased.

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David Adams Richards on his new novel, Crimes Against My Brother

David Adams Richards on his new novel, Crimes Against My Brother

There is no black and white truth in the novels of David Adams Richards. But there is a whole lot of grey ... grey in the sense of moral uncertainty. His latest book, Crimes Against My Brother, is chockablock with gossip, betrayal, violence and lying. Oh and there's a little murder, a bit of adultery and some corporate skull-duggery in there too.

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