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The Sunday Edition from CBC Radio (Highlights)

CBC Radio's The Sunday Edition is a lively three-hour program of conversation, documentaries and music. Michael Enright, an accomplished journalist and broadcaster, is the host and tackles everything from politics to pop culture, in Canada and around the world.

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Making the banks pay - Michael's essay; Estates, wills and the entitled generation; Mail about war and Remembrance Day; Karl Ove Knausgaard; Mail about paid sick leave

Podcast for November 23rd, 2014

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Making the banks pay - Michael's essay

Six years after the financial collapse, why have no high-level executives been prosecuted? Thoughts about the search for justice, fairness and honesty in the ranks of high finance and big business.

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Karl Ove Knausgaard

A feature interview with Karl Ove Knausgaard, whose six-volume, 3,600-page autobiographical novel, My Struggle, has made him a darling of the international literati.

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A soldier writes about Remembrance Day

There have been many requests for a letter from a listener, that Michael Enright read on the program. It was in response to his statement on air that he doesn't usually wear a poppy on Remembrance Day. Rick Mitchell of Gabriola Island, B.C. wrote this.

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Family feuds over wills and estates

About one trillion dollars will change hands in Canada over the next two decades, the biggest inter-generational transfer of wealth in Canadian history. Two lawyers talk about the surge in family feuds over wills and estates.

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TSE Nov 16, 2014

Child Poverty; John Cleese; Mail; Paid Sick Leave; Revolution Baby; Living Arrangements - Episode 3

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Why can't we end child poverty in Canada?

Michael Enright's opening essay for Nov. 16, 2014

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Living arrangements - Living Apart Together

An essay by Kyla Hanington of Prince Rupert, British Columbia. She is a member of a growing demographic known as LATs, Living Apart Together.

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John Cleese

A feature interview with actor, writer, producer and author John Cleese about his new memoir, "So, Anyway..."

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Sexual assault and the law

Many believe our justice system fails victims of sexual assault. Four legal experts join Michael with their thoughts on how to make things better for women who wish to come forward.

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Remembering Alistair MacLeod; Sexual assault and the law; In praise of the theremin; WW1 - "What for?" and "Vimyism"

Remembering Alistair MacLeod; Sexual assault and the law; In praise of the theremin; WW1 - "What for?" and "Vimyism"

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Out of Thin Air - In praise of the theremin

Producer Lindsay Michael takes a look at why the eerie, ethereal musical instrument known as the theremin is having a mainstream moment in Canada.

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How the Ghomeshi revelations are playing out in the workplace; Dick Cavett; Documentary - Couch living; Dr. James Orbinski; Mail - Listeners respond to our panel on the shooting in Ottawa; Documentary - Radical rest homes

How the Ghomeshi revelations are playing out in the workplace; Dick Cavett; Documentary - Couch living; Dr. James Orbinski; Mail - Listeners respond to our panel on the shooting in Ottawa; Documentary - Radical rest homes

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New age couch-surfing

Documentary producer David Gutnick looks at the newest way to travel and find free accommodations.

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Dick Cavett

Michael speaks to legendary talk show host Dick Cavett

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James Orbinski

A conversation about Ebola with Dr. James Orbinski, founder of Medécins Sans Frontières or Doctors Without Borders. He is one of the world's top experts in global public health, particularly in developing countries riven by strife and crisis.

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TSE Podcast October 26 2014

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Taking the temperature of American politics

With the U.S. midterm elections about to take place, Michael talks with a panel of experts on the state of American politics.

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Reflections on going to war against ISIS; For the Record - mentoring; Documentary - School of Fish; Mail about sitting and busking; A child's eye view of PTSD

Reflections on going to war against ISIS; For the Record - mentoring; Documentary - School of Fish; Mail about sitting and busking; A child's eye view of PTSD

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Reflections on going to war with ISIS

Michael questions the reasons given for going to war against ISIS.

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The authentic Dolly Parton

Michael and Sunday Edition "music man" Robert Harris discuss why Dolly Parton is a phenomenon.

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School of Fish

Karin Well's documentary on Nova Scotian fisherman Beau Gillis and his struggle to make a living fishing.

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Children of soldiers with PTSD

A conversation with filmmaker Laura Sky about "Soldiers' Children", her new documentary series about the impact of PTSD on the children of military families.

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Why we crave quiet; Neglected tropical diseases; Mail - Question Period; The health consequences of too much sitting; Documentary - Spicy Luke

Why we crave quiet; Neglected tropical diseases; Mail - Question Period; The health consequences of too much sitting; Documentary - Spicy Luke

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Spicy Luke

The story of retired Canadian master chef Luke Campbell, who now volunteers his time training young chefs looking for a second chance. A Karin Wells documentary.

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The Man with the Violin

The story of how violinist Joshua Bell inspired author Kathy Stinson's children's picture book "The Man with the Violin".

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Sir James Galway

Michael speaks with Sir James Galway about his musical career.

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Dr.Julie Jacobson

Michael speaks with Dr.Jacobson about neglected tropical dieseases.

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Fixing QP; If Nuns Ruled the World; Open Textbooks; "Debo" Mitford; Manjusha's Match; Sunday on the Amazon

The Sunday Edition podcast for October 5, 2014

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Documentary: Manjusha's Match

When Manjusha Pawagi, a 47-year-old mother, writer and judge, developed aggressive leukemia, her only hope was a stem cell transplant. That's when her friends swung into action to find a match.

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Jo Piazza - If Nuns Ruled The World

Award-winning journalist Jo Piazza profiles nuns who have extraordinary forces for good and profound change despite the restrictions placed on them by the Church.

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Michael's essay - Loving Oblomov; Is Pakistan the world's most dangerous country; Essay - Hip hop class; The art and craft of Alex Colville; Tribute to Bob Carty

Michael's essay - Loving Oblomov; Is Pakistan the world's most dangerous country; Essay - Hip hop class; The art and craft of Alex Colville; Tribute to Bob Carty

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The Unstable World - Pakistan

How religious extremism, sectarian violence, poverty, dysfunctional institutions and political crises have made Pakistan perhaps the world's most dangerous country.

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Essay - Hip Hop Class

Rebecca Hass signs up for a dance class and puts hip hop and hope together with surprising results.

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Tribute to Bob Carty

Our tribute to a great colleague, mentor and documentary maker, Bob Carty, including his classic doc, "Banjo Bob," and a track from his CD, "Desert Eyes."

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Alex Colville at the AGO

Michael tours the Alex Colville exhibit at the Art Gallery of Ontario with Director and CEO, Matthew Teitelbaum.

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Michael's Essay - Loving Oblomov

Michael admits to a losing battle with War and Peace, but recommends Ivan Goncharov's book, Oblomov, as a Russian novel to love (and finish).

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The Long Flight

Bob Carty, the great CBC documentary maker who died this week, has a special interest in, and affection for, Latin America. His documentary, The Long Flight, was originally broadcast in 2003, 30 years after the Chilean coup.

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Opening the Gates of Heaven

Another classic radio documentary by Bob Carty. "Opening the Gates of Heaven" follows adopted Canadians searching for their birth families. It was awarded a Gold Medal at the 2007 New York Festivals.

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Kevin's Sentence

As part of our tribute to our late colleague and mentor, Bob Carty, this is his 1995 documentary, Kevin's Sentence - winner of a Peabody Award, a Gabriel Award, and a United Nations Gold Medal.

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Banjo Bob

The late Bob Carty's much-loved ode to the five-string banjo.

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Textbook prices that break the bank - Michael's essay; Kim Philby, a spy among friends; The barbershop - Essay; "The Unstable World" - Saudi Arabia; The right thing to do - Documentary

Textbook prices that break the bank - Michael's essay; Kim Philby, a spy among friends; The barbershop - Essay; "The Unstable World" - Saudi Arabia; The right thing to do - Documentary

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Rising above on-line hate

When Evie Ruddy visited a Regina barber, little did she realize the experience would lead to a human rights complaint and a torrent of on-line hate. She has risen above it and tells her story.

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The Right Thing to Do

Karin Well's documentary tells the story of a man who paid the cost of a proper funeral for a deceased employee.

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Kim Philby, a spy among friends

Michael speaks with writer Ben Macintyre about his new book on the infamous British spy Kim Philby.

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Michael Essay - Text Book Prices that Break the Bank

With two sons in university, Michael reflects on the high cost of text books.

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Death On-Screen in the Digital Age - Michael's Essay; Justin Trudeau; Mail: Universities; Naomi Klein; Doc - Librarian to the Maestro

Death On-Screen in the Digital Age - Michael's Essay; Justin Trudeau; Mail: Universities; Naomi Klein; Doc - Librarian to the Maestro

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Death On-Screen in the Digital Age - Michael's Essay; Justin Trudeau; Mail: Universities; Naomi Klein; Doc - Librarian to the Maestro

Death On-Screen in the Digital Age - Michael's Essay; Justin Trudeau; Mail: Universities; Naomi Klein; Doc - Librarian to the Maestro

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Naomi Klein

Michael's interview with Naomi Klein

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Michael's Essay - Death On-Screen in the Digital Age

Michael reflects on the media's display of violent and graphic images.

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Justin Trudeau

Michael Enright's interview with Justin Trudeau

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Librarian to the Maestro

Karin Wells profiles Canadian Robert Sutherland and his work overseeing millions of sheets of music that belong to New York's Metropolitan Opera.

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Mail: Universities

Our listener respond to Ira Basen's documentary "Class Struggle"

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Optimism in the face of a world gone mad - Michael's Essay; Clive James; Mackenzie King - Archives; Doc - Slave Labour in the Ivory Tower?

Optimism in the face of a world gone mad - Michael's Essay; Clive James; Mackenzie King - Archives; Doc - Slave Labour in the Ivory Tower?

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Class Struggle

Ira Basen's documentary looks at the plight of part-time teachers in Canadian universities.

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The Passage of Time - Michael's Essay

While driving his teenaged son to university, Michael reflects on our changing world.

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Clive James

Michael Enright talks with famed cultural critic and broadcaster Clive James.

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Haiti - Jonathan Katz

Jonathan Katz, author of The Big Truck That Went By: How the World Came to Save Haiti and Left Behind a Disaster, discusses the aftermath of Haiti's earthquake and the country's future.

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Beethoven's Bust - Documentary

In 2003 piano teacher Daniel Mergler was dying for colon cancer. He found comfort in his relationship with a nine-year-old pupil, a Chinese immigrant girl by the name of Xin Ben. immigrant

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Michel Marc Bouchard; Haiti in the wake of the 'quake; Lifelines - Sharon Johnston; Doc - That's Me Playin' Man; Doc - Beethoven's Bust

Michel Marc Bouchard; Haiti in the wake of the 'quake; Lifelines - Sharon Johnston; Doc - That's Me Playin' Man; Doc - Beethoven's Bust

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Michel Marc Bouchard

Karin Wells talks Quebec playwright Michel Marc Bouchard backstage at the Shaw Festival.

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Race in America; Michael Crummey; Doc - "Good Enough"; Profile of a Pope; The fight within the Muslim world

Race in America (0:40); Michael Crummey (20:55); Documentary - "Good Enough" (47:25); Profile of a Pope (1:07:02); The fight within the Muslim world (1:36:35)

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

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Podcast for Aug 10, 2014

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

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Podcast Aug 3, 2014

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

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Podcast July 27, 2014

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Podcast July 20, 2014

Women on Corporate Boards; Elizabeth Renzetti; Benjamin Britten, documentary; Joy Manson, Essay; Scott Stossel; Margarethe von Trotta; Nadine Gordimer

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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

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David Adams Richards

His latest novel tells the tale of childhood friends, three boys who are inseparable, who are loyal and who trust no one but themselves. In Crimes Against My Brother, we find out what happens when that bond is tested.

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Sean Rehaag on Canada's refugee policies

Where are all the Syrian refugees the Canadian government agreed to accept? Sean Rehaag, Associate Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School puts that commitment in context. How does it fit the big picture of Canada's immigration record?

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Cara Hoffman on Women and War; Documentary - Soccer Stars and Seniors; Documentary - How Does Your Engine Run; Scott Simon on Grief; Sunday School - How to Think Like Sherlock; Self-care for the Caregiver; Colm Feore on King Lear

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Author Cara Hoffman on Women and War

It's a story often told in books and on film ... a soldier returning home from war and struggling to cope; but it's seldom told from the perspective of a female soldier. In her new novel Be Safe, I Love You, Cara Hoffman does just that.

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Filmmaker Nayani Thiyagarajah on Shadeism

A conversation with journalist and filmmaker Nayani Thiyagarajah about a form of interracial discrimination known as shadeism. She is producing a documentary about the growth of the industry that feeds the notion that lighter skin is more desirable.

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Paul Rogers on ISIS; Shadeism; Listener Mail on Chronic Pain; Documentary - A Brand New World; Ann Dowsett Johnston on Women and Alcoholism; Documentary - Olga Kotelko

Paul Rogers on the rise of ISIS; Filmmaker Nayani Thiyagarajah discusses Shadeism; Listener Mail on Chronic Pain; Ira Basen's documentary - A Brand New World; Ann Dowsett Johnston on Women and Alcoholism; John Chipman's documentary about Olga Kotelko

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Olga the Magnificent

John Chipman's documentary about nonagenarian track and field star Olga Kotelko, who died this week at 95.

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The Pleasures of Radio - Michael`s Essay; Joseph Heath pushes politics' "New Enlightenment"; Deb Tully teaches with song; Journalism in the Digital Age; Chronic Pain; Duo Concertante; Youth Poet Laureate Morgan Purvis

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Chronic pain

Pain specialists Jennifer Stinson, Dr. Mary Lynch and Dr. Angela Mailis-Gagnon discuss chronic pain.

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Michael's Essay - For the Love of Radio

An excerpt: "Radio, not television, is all about pictures. The human voice creates a carefully constructed architecture of mental images as alive as any photograph or video. There is an intimacy to radio that can't be found in any other medium."

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What a Wonderful World - Documentary

Alisa Siegel's documentary about Deb Tully, and her efforts through song to help refugee students acclimatize to their new lives in Canada.

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Joseph Heath

UofT philosophy professor Joseph Heath says politicians know it's easier to win elections appealing to voters' hearts, not minds. Heath is calling for a "new enlightenment", which puts rationality and critical thinking at the core of our political culture

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Victoria Youth Poet

Karin Wells' documentary about Victoria's Youth Poet Morgan Purvis.

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Podcast - June 15

Updated version of The Sunday Edition podcast for June 15, 2014

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Young Women in the Trades

British Columbia is trying to entice more women to work in the trades. Karin Wells visited Kamloops to meet some young women who are training as electricians and welders. Her documentary is called "More Equal Than a Girl."

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June 1 Podcast

The Pursuit of Poetry - Michael's essay; The Case Against Psychiatric D-Day, 70 years later - Michael's essay; Erasing Tiananmen; Lifelines - Hugh Segal; Do What You Love; Mail about The Novel Cure; How We View Animals; Richard Ford; Losing Jack MacAndre

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June 8 Podcast

The Pursuit of Poetry - Michael's essay; The Case Against Psychiatric Drugs; Mail: Do What You love; Female Fighter Pilots; Life Lines - Her Excellency Sharon Johnston; Documentary - House of Dreams; The Global Fight Against Corporate Tax Evasion; Essay

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Michael`s Essay - The Pursuit of Poetry

Poetry can come at you at just the wrong time. Like when you are 15 and the only things that matter in life are girls and baseball. Then out of the blue, when least expected, along comes a special teacher who opens the poetry chest and extracts magic.

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House of Dreams

A documentary about three mothers determined to secure a future for their profoundly disabled adult sons. It turns out that bricks and mortar are only the shell of a solution.

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Stone Carvers Eleanor Milne and Mary Crnkovich

Carved in Stone: From one woman to another, the passing of the tools. Alisa Siegel`s documentary about Canada's first Dominion Sculptor, who took a younger lawyer-turned-carver under her wing, and gave her the most precious gift of all.

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Robert Whitaker on Psychiatric Drugs

Tens of millions of people in North America are prescribed psychiatric drugs. But investigative journalist Robert Whitaker warns the drugs don't help many people ... and in some cases, may even make mental illnesses worse.

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June 1 Podcast

D-Day, 70 years later - Michael's essay; Erasing Tiananmen; Lifelines - Hugh Segal; Do What You Love; Mail about The Novel Cure; How We View Animals; Richard Ford; Losing Jack MacAndrew

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Richard Ford

The award-winning America novelist Richard Ford has a passion, bordering on an obsession, for Canada. His latest novel is called simply "Canada." Michael spoke to the award-winning author recently on-stage at Montreal's Blue Metropolis literary festival.

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The Folly of Commemorating Wars

Michael's essay on the folly of commemorating wars.

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