Heather Reisman - Renée Fleming - CBC Drama


Heather Reisman

Heather Reisman photo.jpgMichael speaks with Heather Reisman, the founder and CEO of Indigo Books and Music, about what the future holds for Canadian booksellers and how her company fits into the picture.

Related Links:

Indigo - Heather Reisman bio

Personal Essay: i-Talk

Ken Dafoe explains why sometimes a virtual conversation is even better than the real kind - especially when it comes to staying in touch with teenaged children.

Music in Hour One:

Teach Me Tonight by Wray Downes, Dave Young, Archie Alleyne and Jim West

Tears by Duane Coté and Dwayne Andrews

Porgi, amor, from Mozart's Marriage of Figaro, performed by Renée Fleming with the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sir George Solti

Vida Breve, from the opera, Danza Espanola, by James Ehnes, Eduard Laurel, and Tim Martyn

Documentary: 21 Chairs Around a Table

quest2.jpgQuest is a small, secular, private, not-for-profit university in British Columbia that values curiosity over job-training.

Documentary producer Karin Wells explores what makes Quest University unique, and why its students seem so much more engaged than students at big campuses like U of T or McGill.

Related Links: Quest University
Renée Fleming

fleming.jpgMichael talks with Renée Fleming, one of the world's most talented lyric and dramatic sopranos: the "People's Diva."

Fleming has performed at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, La Scala in Milan, the Royal Opera House in London and Carnegie Hall and the Metropolitan Opera in New York.  She sang Amazing Grace at Ground Zero and You'll Never Walk Alone at the Inaugural Concert for President Barack Obama.

Now she has written a memoir: The Inner Voice.

Related Links: Renée Fleming

Music in Hour Two:

Water Music: Suite No. 1, Hornpipe by the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra conducted by Jeanne Lamon

O mio babbino caro by Puccini, performed by Renée Fleming

Amazing Grace, performed by Renée Fleming with violinist Mark O'Connor

Amazing Grace, performed by Carlos Del Junco, Kevin Breit, Jorn Juul Andersen, Marc Rogers, Denis Keldie and Matt Brubeck

Theatre of the Mind: A Tribute to CBC Radio Drama

This week it was announced that the drama department at CBC Radio will soon be no more.

This - perhaps inevitable - decision was made, as CBC management copes with a 10% budget cut.

The great Canadian actor Eric Peterson talks with Michael about the special place radio drama occupies in the cultural history of this country.

We also rebroadcast a documentary about one of the most controversial ... and influential ... dramas ever to hit the CBC's airwaves. It was called The Investigator.

Related Links: CBC Rewind: 75 years of Radio Drama

Music in Hour Three:

Paramount by Colin Linden

Burnin' at the Stake, by Lance Anderson, Colin Linden, Rob Gusevs and Michael Fonfara

Guitar Mama by Michael Jerome Browne
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