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

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This week on The Sunday Edition for June 29, 2014


Eye on ISIS (at: 37)

How wide is the sphere of influence of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria? And does it have lasting power? Paul Rogers, Professor of Peace Studies at Bradford University in England shares his insights.

Shadeism (at 18:18)

People with dark skin confront not just racism, but shadeism - discrimination based on the lightness or darkness of their skin colour. Nayani Thiyagarajah is a young filmmaker who has lived with the implications of shadeism and is producing a feature documentary on the subject.

Listener Mail (at 34:38)

Listeners weigh in on last week's discussion about chronic pain.

Documentary - Brand New World (at 40:12)

Branding is something farmers used to do to livestock. Now we seem to be doing it to everything, including ourselves. Ira Basen takes us inside the world of brand culture, where corporations want to be your favourite friend as well as your favourite brand.

Women and Drink (at 1:35:55)

The most abused drug in Canada is alcohol, and we tend to think of alcoholism as a male disease. But women are driving increases in alcohol abuse. Women like Ann Dowsett Johnston. The award-winning journalist lived in the high-stressed, pressure-sealed world of the modern woman who wanted to do it all. She turned her life around, then examined the phenomenon of women battling the bottle.

Documentary - Olga the Magnificent (at 1:59:02)

When she was in her 70s, Olga Kotelko decided to take up track and field. In the following two decades, she accumulated countless medals and awards and, along the way, taught us a great deal about the science of aging. We replay John Chipman`s documentary portrait of a woman who lived large and died on Tuesday at the age of 95.

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