Sunday, April 15, 2012 | Categories: Episodes
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 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
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