December 2012

What in the World?: Our Year-end Quiz

What in the world happened in 2012? The Sunday Edition looks back at who...

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Capital vs. Labour: Who's Winning? (Hr. 1)

Random dispatches from the front lines of capital versus labour, torn, as they say from...

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Simon Winchester on the Atlantic Ocean (Hr. 1)

Every summer for the past few years, Michael has taken part in the annual Winterset...

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Too Tall for the Shelf (Hr. 3)

Writer and broadcaster Bill Richardson has collected clocks for years. He has mantel clocks, bedside...

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Janina Fialkowska on Chopin (Hr. 3)

His fellow composer Robert Schumann once said of Frederick Chopin: "Hats off gentlemen - a...

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A Grimm Discovery: The Story of the Brothers Grimm (Hr 1)

A Grimm Discovery - the story behind two centuries of fairy tales, fear and the...

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The Testament of Mary (Hr. 2)

Queen of Heaven. Mother of Mercy. Blessed Madonna. She is the most famous mother in...

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Hallelujah! (Hr. 2)

Everybody's talking Hallelujah. Yes, the book and music worlds are all atwitter about The Holy...

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Your mail: School shooting and Christmas sharing (Hr. 3)

Michael reads listener mail about his essay last week on the elementary school shootings, and...

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Christmas Music with Robert Harris (Hr. 3)

Robert Harris, The Sunday Edition's man about music, joins Michael to reprise his take on...

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What in the World?

What in the world happened in 2012? Good question! The Sunday Edition will once...

Gun Culture in the U.S. will not change (Hr. 1)

The thing we must remember about the slaughter of the children on Friday is that...

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Sharing, Not Buying at Christmas (Hr. 1)

Over the past century, Christmas has become an annual excuse for frenzied, even pathological consumerism....

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Sometimes Diamonds Really are Better than Goats, or Chickens, or Pigs ... (Hr. 1)

'Tis the season for giving ... AND getting an earful on how to fight the...

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Yossi Beilin on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (Hr. 2)

Canadians could be forgiven if they seem confused by Ottawa's policy towards the Israeli -...

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Author Rawi Hage on Carnival (Hr. 3)

There is a Felliniesque quality to Rawi Hage's latest novel, Carnival.  Reading it is like...

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Living Memorial Stones Project (Hr. 3)

Monday in Vancouver will be another day to remember the women: the ones whose lives...

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Boyd Lee Dunlop's sophomore album, The Lake Reflections (Hr. 3)

What is that old saying ... "Good things come to those who wait." For Boyd...

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Patti Morris Essay: Befriending Sherri (Hr. 3)

In this day and age, all it takes to "friend" someone is a click of...

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Rape of Nanking: Mail (Hr. 2)

This past Thursday marked a grim anniversary ... 75 years since the rape of Nanking,...

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Coming Up this Weekend

It's de rigueur to bemoan the crass materialism of Christmas, but some people do more...

Rob Ford, Mayor of Idiotville by the Lake (Hr. 1)

Well, that tears it. When the most important magazine in the English-speaking world cracks you...

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Surviving Youth Crime (Hr. 1)

They are voices we do not often hear on the radio: young adults who grew...

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Sir Andrew Davis (Hr. 2)

To the world, Sir Andrew Davis is considered one of the leading contemporary English conductors...

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Prison garb, Angel Wolfe, Vita Sackville-West; Listener Mail (Hr. 2)

In Canadian courtrooms, the accused is often required to appear in court wearing prison garb...

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Zellers Restaurant; Documentary (Hr. 2)

The closing of Zellers means the closing of the in-store restaurants. For many seniors they...

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Dave Brubeck (Hr. 3)

Dave Brubeck died on Wednesday, one day before his 92nd birthday. With his passing, the...

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Joseph Wong on Rape of Nanking (Hr. 3)

The Rape of Nanking is one of the most violent and least known moments of...

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Presumed Innocent: Does the Shoe Fit (or the Jumpsuit)? (Hr. 1)

A British high court judge from the Thirties named John Sankey once described the presumption...

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Vita Sackville-West (Hr. 2)

Vita Sackville-West was a prolific writer in early 20th-Century Britain who is best remembered not...

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Longmire Author Craig Johnson (Hr. 3)

Twenty-five people live in Ucross, Wyoming. One of them is Craig Johnson. He's a 50-something...

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