August 2013

Stratford Festival takes on the right to die

The Stratford Festival is no longer a place just to watch plays anymore. This year, the festival...

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Elmore Leonard

On Tuesday, the great American crime novelist Elmore Leonard died at the age of...

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Documentary: Marian McPartland's Lush Life

We re-broadcast Jean Dalrymple's documentary profiling the jazz pianist and composer Marian McPartland, who died...

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The Sunday Edition - August 25, 2013

This week on The Sunday Edition, with guest-host Karin Wells:...

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Idle No More - former Indian Affairs ministers

US humorist Dave Barry once wrote, "If you had to identify, in one word, the...

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Documentary: David at the Russian steam bath

This is a story about the silver lining in a cloud. About hunches and good health. About...

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Natalie Zemon Davis

It is a hugely talented and rare historian who herself makes history. Natalie Zemon Davis...

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The Quebec student protests - one year later

The beat of helicopter propellers, the wail of sirens and the banging of pots and...

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A Marker to Measure Drift: Alexander Maksik

One woman finds herself on an island in the Aegean Sea. She is alone. She...

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PTSD and the Padre

It has been called many things over the years ... soldier's heart, shell shock, combat...

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Why Finland's public schools are so successful

The hand wringing over the state of public education in North America has produced a...

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Margaret Atwood on Al Purdy's A-Frame

About two and half hours east of Toronto, beside a tiny lake on a rather...

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The Sunday Edition - August 18, 2013

This week on The Sunday Edition, with guest-host Francine Pelletier:...

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How should the police react in crisis situations

This week, Ontario Ombudsman André Marin announced that his office would examine the guidelines set...

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Glaciologist and heart transplant recipient Lonnie Thompson

In the sober, careful world of climate science, Lonnie Thompson has a reputation for being...

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About guest-host Francine Pelletier

We are delighted to welcome Montreal-based journalist, columnist and filmmaker Francine Pelletier to The Sunday...

Stephen Lewis

Michael Enright and Stephen Lewis go way back ... forty-two years in fact. Michael was...

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Baba Yaga's House

Thérèse Clerc has a moon face, bright eyes and 14 grandchildren. She makes a mean veal...

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Baba Yaga House, The Sequel

Baba Yaga is on her broom, and taking flight in France, and now in Canada....

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The Sunday Edition - August 11, 2013

The Sunday Edition for August 11, 2013:...

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The Sunday Edition - August 4, 2013

On The Sunday Edition for August 4, 2013: ...

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Author Andrew Solomon on "Far From the Tree"

Andrew Solomon is a historian of human difference.In his latest book, Far From the Tree,...

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George Monbiot: Rewilding the landscape - and ourselves

It's little wonder that some people long for nature as it once existed before the...

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The Elephant Listener

There is little more Andrea Turkalo wanted to do in life than spend her days...

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Ben Heppner - World Class Wagnerian is new host of Saturday Afternoon at the Opera on CBC Radio 2

Ben Heppner grew up in Dawson Creek, in the interior of British Columbia, next to...

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Stop my life! I want to get off! Essay

Stop my life! I want to get off! I can almost hear the yearning out...

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Documentary: Phyllis and the Chief

Its proper name is the First Nations Financial Transparency Act.  Bill C-27 became law in...

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