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An existential crisis for the human species, a clear and present danger to civilization, a death sentence for the planet, a weapon of mass destruction: these are just some of the phrases you will find in Naomi Klein's new book, This Changes Everything. The book is a wake-up call about the state of the environment. 

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Death On-Screen in the Digital Age - Michael's Essay; Justin Trudeau; Mail: Universities; Naomi Klein; Doc - Librarian to the Maestro

Death On-Screen in the Digital Age - Michael's Essay; Justin Trudeau; Mail: Universities; Naomi Klein; Doc - Librarian to the Maestro
This week on the Sunday Edition for September 14, 2014, with Michael Enright

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Michael's Essay - Death On-Screen in the Digital Age

Michael's Essay - Death On-Screen in the Digital Age
The final tipping point that persuaded Americans that the United States was tangled up in an unwinnable war was the Tet Offensive of 1968.

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Naomi Klein says this changes everything

Naomi Klein says this changes everything
An existential crisis for the human species, a clear and present danger to civilization, a death sentence for the planet, a weapon of mass destruction: these are just some of the phrases you will find in Naomi Klein's new book, This Changes Everything. The book is a wake-up call about the state of the environment. 

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Librarian to the Maestro

Librarian to the Maestro
At twenty-to-eight on the evening of September 22nd, Robert Sutherland will knock on James Levine's dressing room door at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. He will check to see whether the Maestro needs anything. He will pick up the conductor's music score, slip down to the orchestra pit and place it on the stand. Those are just a few of the things a music librarian does.

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Ethel Bruneau - at 78, she's Montreal's "Tap Queen"

Ethel Bruneau - at 78, she's Montreal's
"Listen to my feet," said John W. Bubbles, the father of Rhythm Tap, "and I will tell you the story of my life." Ethel Bruneau - Montreal's "mother of Tap", has great feet, and they have quite the 
tale too.

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Justin Trudeau on his family's past and his political future

Justin Trudeau on his family's past and his political future
The Liberal Party of Canada was bruised and battered, holding just 34 seats in the House of Commons, when Justin Trudeau took over as leader. Since then, the Liberals have been on a roll. 

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Mail: Reaction to Ira Basen's documentary about low-paid contract university teachers

Mail: Reaction to Ira Basen's documentary about low-paid contract university teachers
We were astonished at the reaction to Ira Basen's documentary, "Class Struggle", which examined how the modern business model of Canadian universities means that they are kept afloat by low-paid contract teachers. The on-line version of Ira's story received nearly 1500 comments, and a ton of e-mail flooded in. 

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Optimism in the face of a world gone mad

Optimism in the face of a world gone mad
What is it about the flight of time anyway? In my mind it was only six months ago or a year or three, that he was seven, learning to throw a fastball and getting his second teeth. Now he is a man in the making. He is 19 and taller than his father. He smiles more easily than me, sees and understands things far beyond my reach. He seems perpetually on the verge of something, something dynamic, something different. He is, like others of his generation, the breathing incarnation of potential.

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Clive James: "Nobody gets out of this world alive."

Clive James:
Clive James has always had a gift for the epigrammatic. But one of his most famous one-liners has taken on an added poignancy of late. "Stop worrying," he wrote, "Nobody gets out of this world alive."

Indeed, that applies to Clive James as well as everyone else. For four years, he has lived with leukemia and emphysema. It's a battle he has publicly stated he's losing, and the end is coming. 

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Exploitation in the ivory tower

Exploitation in the ivory tower
It is a black mark on the ivory tower, a story of insecurity, fear, jealousy, thwarted ambition, poverty and inequality. And it's a reality that university presidents, and many professors, don't like to talk about.

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