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Smoke from an Israeli strike rises over the Gaza Strip. AP Photo/Hatem Moussa

Smoke from an Israeli strike rises over the Gaza Strip. AP Photo/Hatem Moussa

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Paul Rogers on Ukraine, Gaza and Other Geopolitical Hotspots - For the past couple of weeks, the western world's attention has been tightly focused on two international crises ... Gaza and Ukraine.

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Podcast: July 27, 2014

This week on The Sunday Edition for July 27, 2014.

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Documentary: Sheer Lunacy

Documentary: Sheer Lunacy
With these ingredients...

1. The bent and brilliant Bill Richardson (he loves alliteration)
2. A whole bunch of sheep
3. A school for shearing in rural Manitoba.

How could it be anything other than......

SHEER LUNACY !
(originally aired Sept 2013)

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Making Sense of a Messy World

Making Sense of a Messy World
Paul Rogers on Ukraine, Gaza and Other Geopolitical Hotspots - For the past couple of weeks, the western world's attention has been tightly focused on two international crises ... Gaza and Ukraine.

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Wagner vs Verdi

Wagner vs Verdi

Two operatic titans. Two bicentennials. 

Robert Harris joins Michael Enright to conduct an epic battle.

In one corner - Wagner - the tortured intellectual who wrote complex, poetic works about heroes and gods. In the other corner - Verdi - the modest everyman who penned some of the most beloved operas of all time. 

Robert Harris ... with Wagner versus Verdi (originally aired Dec 2013). 

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Women and Corporate Boardrooms

Women and Corporate Boardrooms
If you were to peek into the boardrooms of the nation, you would notice something - or someone - missing. Even though women have excelled in virtually every walk of life, they hold just 10 per cent of the seats on corporate boards of directors.  In fact, 40 per cent of the top 500 Canadian companies have no women at all on their boards.  None.

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The Curious Case of Benjamin Britten, documentary

The Curious Case of Benjamin Britten, documentary

Benjamin Britten was born in Suffolk, England on November 22, 1913. He was one of the most prolific and versatile composers of the 20th century. He wrote operas, choral music, requiems .. as well as orchestral music. His work was melodic, personal and had the power to touch listeners' deepest emotions.

This documentary is accompanied by a photo gallery on the CBC Music website. To watch while you listen, click here


 

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Margarethe von Trotta

Margarethe von Trotta
When the top-grossing films of the last two years include The Dark Knight RisesIron Man 3, and Fast and Furious 6, it doesn't take a brain surgeon to figure out how to get a big audience into a movie theatre: make a male-themed, action adventure movie.

Not a film about a woman whose major activity is thinking. 

But that's exactly what German director Margarethe von Trotta did when she made her most recent film about the renowned philosopher, Hannah Arendt.

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Elizabeth Renzetti

Elizabeth Renzetti
Guest host Laura Lynch talks to Elizabeth Renzetti about her new novel, Based on a True Story

Augusta Price isn't the kind of woman you'd invite to an intimate dinner party.  Nor is she someone you'd want to count on for anything. She is an unlikeable British actress, a has-been who's self-centred when she's sober and self-destructive when she's inebriated.  Which is pretty much all of the time. 

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Women and Corporate Boards; Elizabeth Renzetti; Joy Manson, Essay; Scott Stossel; Margarethe von Trotta; Nadine Gordimer

This week on The Sunday Edition for July 20, 2014.

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Sean Rehaag on Canada's Refugee Policies; David Adams Richards; Euphemisms for Dying; Rebecca Solnit; Concert Hall Etiquette; John Mighton on the Beauty of Math

Sean Rehaag on Canada's Refugee Policies; David Adams Richards; Euphemisms for Dying; Rebecca Solnit; Concert Hall Etiquette; John Mighton on the Beauty of Math

This week on The Sunday Edition for July 13, 2014.


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