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Scottish Dream of Regaining Independence

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The clock is ticking on the Scottish dream of regaining independence.

Three hundred years ago, the parliaments of England and Scotland formally agreed to join forces as one country ... Great Britain. And for some time, Great Britain was the most powerful nation on Earth. But many Scots bridled at feeling like junior partners in the arrangement with the far more populous England.

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Scottish Referendum; Therésè Casgrain; Psychiatric Care in Belgium; Operatic Mute Briane Nasimok; Lorrie Moore; Science of Hope and Optimism

Scottish Referendum; Therésè Casgrain; Psychiatric Care in Belgium; Operatic Mute Briane Nasimok; Lorrie Moore; Science of Hope and Optimism
This week on The Sunday Edition for Aug 17, 2014, with guest host Francine Pelletier.

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Scottish Dream of Regaining Independence

Scottish Dream of Regaining Independence
The clock is ticking on the Scottish dream of regaining independence.

Three hundred years ago, the parliaments of England and Scotland formally agreed to join forces as one country ... Great Britain. And for some time, Great Britain was the most powerful nation on Earth. But many Scots bridled at feeling like junior partners in the arrangement with the far more populous England.

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How a little town in Belgium may show us how to care for the mentally ill

 How a little town in Belgium may show us how to care for the mentally ill
Once, there was a tall, elegant woman in her 70's, who lived with a family in the small Flemish town of Geel in Belgium. Her name was Louise, she spoke four languages and liked to discuss the lives of princes. At night she would stand by her window and pick up messages from the sky.

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Kasari Govender on Cyber Misogyny

Kasari Govender on Cyber Misogyny

The stories are legion.

A Member of Parliament uses Twitter to lobby for a woman's image to be used on British currency and she is threatened with rape and murder.

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Ralph Nader

Ralph Nader
Four years ago, a family in San Diego, California died when the gas pedal in their Lexus got stuck. It wasn't until that crash and a number of other deaths that Toyota finally acknowledged publicly there was a problem and recalled 3.8 million Toyota and Lexus vehicles.

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Justice Murray Sinclair on Truth and Reconciliation

Justice Murray Sinclair on Truth and Reconciliation
Think back to your child's first day of school - meeting the teacher, the excitement, the possibilities. Now paint a different picture: imagine your child being wrenched from your family, sent away to who-knows-where, under who-knows-what conditions. 

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Documentary: Black Box (Chile)

Documentary: Black Box (Chile)
Silence can take many forms. Between people, it can occupy a space that, left unattended, grows over time. But breaking a long-held silence can have consequences of its own.

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Cyber Misogyny; Roller Derby; Opening Chile's Black Box; Justice Murray Sinclair; Sarah Jeffrey on the Oboe; Ralph Nader

Cyber Misogyny; Roller Derby; Opening Chile's Black Box; Justice Murray Sinclair; Sarah Jeffrey on the Oboe; Ralph Nader

This week on The Sunday Edition for Aug 10, 2014, with guest host Francine Pelletier.

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Minding Mandela, Zelda la Grange; The Miracle Mile; Jim Munro retires; Eleanor Catton, 2013 Man-Booker winner; Documentary - Doris Anderson; Howard Norman memoir

This week on The Sunday Edition for Aug 3, 2014.

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Documentary: Doris Anderson

Documentary: Doris Anderson
It was almost as if Doris - with her gorgeous white hair, her signature gravelly voice - was watching from the wings, and cheering.  And why wouldn't she be? Doris Anderson  - who died in 2007 - was a sharp-witted journalist and outspoken feminist now being brought back to life on an unlikely stage. A group of theatre students in their early 20's, chose Anderson's autobiography, "Rebel Daughter", as the subject of their final-year production.

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