Sunday, April 1, 2012 | Categories: Episodes
Governor Mitt Romney
Since the Iowa caucuses in January, The Sunday Edition has had a standing request for an interview with former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, who appears to be closing in on the Republican nomination for the 2012 U.S. presidential election. Michael Enright reached Governor Romney on the phone from his summer home in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire.
Documentary: Hartley's Violin
The sinking of the Titanic a century ago was not just a moment in history; it became the stuff of legend. One of the legends is that as the ship sank, a small group of musicians played the hymn "Nearer, My God, to Thee". Wallace Hartley was the violinist and bandmaster of the Titanic. We'll hear his story in Hartley's Violin, a tale of courage and consolation. Produced by John Corcelli, with assistance from Dean Ples.
The T Word
CBC Radio's sketch comedy troup, The Irrelevant Show, brings us an irreverent take on one of the issues around this week's federal budget, which in many ways offered proof of how much Canada has changed.
Ideas that were mainstream only a decade ago, have fallen into such disrepute that no self-respecting politician would even consider proposing them in 2012. And there are words so toxic, they can destroy a career with a single utterance.
The Irrelevant Show team brings us a powerful portrait of a family torn apart by the filthiest word in Canadian politics. It's called The T-Word.
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Finance Minister Jim Flaherty released his long-awaited budget this week, and while the pain was not as severe as many were predicting, the cuts were still significant...chopping 19,200 public-service jobs and $5.2 million in program spending. How did we get here? The Sunday Edition sits down with two renowned economists to find out.
Scott Clark was deputy Finance Minister from 1997 to 2000, under then-Finance Minister Paul Martin. And Jack Mintz served on Mr. Flaherty's economic council, which was convened in December 2008 after the economic collapse.
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Documentary: Occupy Next
Last September 17th, hundreds of people flooded into Lower Manhattan to protest economic inequality and the corporate stranglehold on democracy. Within weeks, Occupy Wall Street had spread to hundreds of camps in cities in the U.S., Canada and across the globe, with its rallying cry, "We are the 99%!"
The New York police broke up the camp in their city after 60 days and camps in most other cities also disappeared. Occupy seemed to be fraying at the edges, but its power is still felt in astonishing ways. And in New York, six months after it all began, Occupy Wall Street is preparing for a high risk second act. Ira Basen's documentary is called Occupy Next.
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