October 2012

Philadelphia Story: The Battle for Ballots

Nothing embodies the notion that all persons are equal more than the secret ballot. Americans...

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Fit2Fat2Fit Trainer: Drew Manning

Few people have experienced firsthand the ups and downs of diet and exercise, weight gain...

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Wind Farms; Fat and Fit Debate: Listener Mail

Michael reads listener mail on two much-discussed topics from the past two weeks: controversies over...

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Understanding Odysseus

Michael's Sunday School teacher this week is helping him unravel the puzzle of Odysseus.  There...

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Muhammad Mossadegh, Iran's Lost Leader

In 1951, Iranian prime minister Muhammad Mossadegh, appeared on the cover of Time magazine, as...

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He Rides a Bicycle, People!

It haunts us still. Spend a few days in the Great Republic and you see...

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Rosa Jordan's novel: "The Woman She Was"

The Woman She Was: Rosa Jordan's love story and family drama is set in modern...

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Wind Farms documentary / John Twidell

There's nothing quite like wind ... to set up a howl.Windmills used to be seen...

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Cardinal Thomas Collins, French "Feminary": Listener Mail

Michael Enright is on assignment this week in Pennsylvania, preparing material about the U.S. election...

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Cuban Missile Crisis: Paula Dunning

It's difficult to overstate the fear the Cuban Missile Crisis set off across North America...

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Barb Tarbox: That One Face

"This is what dying of lung cancer looks like." That is one of the new...

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Suzy Wilde & Nancy White

The apple doesn't fall far from this tree. A mother-daughter conversation with two accomplished musicians: Suzy...

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Cuban Missile Crisis: Jim Blight

It was a cool, dry night in Washington DC ... an ordinary autumn evening ... ...

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Cardinal Thomas Collins, Archbishop of Toronto

The Catholic Church's Year of Faith kicks off in Canada on Oct. 14 to mark...

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What's an Algorithm?

Math was never Michael's strong suit. His teachers thought he was a lost cause. So...

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Your thoughts on Raylene Rankin and the UN

Our digital mail-bag was bulging as usual this week. Most of the letters were about...

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Jane Bunnett

In 1982, Jane Bunnett and her husband, trumpeter Larry Cramer made a trip to Cuba...

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The Trouble with a Wi-Fi Education

To fess up: I have an iPad, an iPod, a laptop, a cell phone, a...

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The Whale's Choice; Cicero and Modern Politics (Hr 1)

The Whale's Choice: Jenny Kingsley's documentary about a close encounter with a humpback whale. Cicero:...

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Raylene Rankin; Park Benches Redux; Pets and Parenting (Hr 2)

All the Diamonds:  We rebroadcast Mary Lynk's documentary about Raylene Rankin and her battle with cancer....

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Jeffrey Toobin; Rachel Joyce (Hr3)

The Supremes: Jeffrey Toobin on his book, The Oath: The Obama White House and the...

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The UN in all of us

John Peters Humphrey was one great Canadian. Odds are few other Canadians have ever heard...

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The Real Battle in the United States

You  may have heard there is a dramatic power struggle underway in the United States.It...

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