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The Sunday Edition with Michael Enright

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 ...

  • 24:04
    For our occasional series about Canadian novels that have not had the attention they deserve, poet, playwright and scholar George Elliott Clarke introduces us to a book by the late Austin Clarke. The Origin of Waves describes one night in the lives of two friends, as they recall five decades worth of memories.
    Feb 15, 2019
  • 07:18
    Like the hundreds of thousands of others who have walked the Camino de Santiago in Spain, Margaret Lynch saw herself in a new light. She tells the story of this personal journey of discovery in her essay.
    Feb 15, 2019
  • 29:00
    It's called the Dunning-Kruger Effect. When social psychologists David Dunning and Justin Kruger first wrote about it in 1999, it wasn't taken seriously. Now it's seen as a phenomenon that is having a very real impact on world events, from the 2008 financial crisis to the election of Donald Trump. David Dunning, a professor of psychology at the University of Michigan, is Michael's guest.
    Feb 15, 2019
  • 34:36
    On the 40th anniversary of the revolution, we explore how it redrew the geopolitical map, and how that realignment still shapes our world. Michael talks to Gary Sick, who was principal White House aide for Iran at the time of the revolution. Sick is now an adjunct professor of International Affairs and a senior research scholar at Columbia's School of International & Public Affairs. He's the author of "All Fall Down: America's Tragic Encounter with Iran."
    Feb 15, 2019
  • 03:59
    "The comforting myth is that the Congress and the White House act on the wishes of ordinary Americans. If that were the case, gun ownership would be sharply restricted and there would be a single payer health system, both issues which Americans overwhelmingly support. And of course it will never happen."
    Feb 15, 2019
  • 29:40
    Educators say incidents of verbal and physical violence by students targeting staff and fellow classmates are leaving them exhausted - and they're calling on governments and school boards to provide more support.
    Feb 15, 2019
  • 53:59
    In 1979, the Iranian Revolution ousted the shah and brought Ayatollah Khomeini to power. Michael talks to the preeminent historian of modern Iran, Ervand Abrahamian, and to Homa Hoodfar of Concordia University, who was held in Tehran's Evin prison for 112 days on charges of "dabbling in feminism." We also hear from an Iranian-Canadian who participated in the revolution as a university student, and Chowra Makaremi, whose mother was a political dissident executed by the Islamic Republic. Our special one-hour broadcast is called "Azadi: Freedom and Revolution in Iran."
    Feb 8, 2019
  • 05:33
    "There is a kind of social grace released by heavy snowfall. Strangers push the cars of other strangers out of banks. The young volunteer to shovel the walkways of the old. Falling snow ignores boundaries. It is there for all, serenely democratic if you will."
    Feb 8, 2019
  • 26:06
    At the beginning of the 20th century, being a train porter in Canada was the exclusive domain of black men who laboured long hours for miserable pay. Cecil Foster is a journalist and academic whose book, They Call Me George; The Untold Story of Black Train Porters and the Birth of Modern Canada, chronicles the story of the "Pullmen" of the Canadian rail lines, and their fight for social justice.
    Feb 8, 2019
  • 23:33
    Some see Angela Merkel as the lone guardian of the liberal world order; others, as the unwitting architect of the populist wave now tearing Europe apart. We examine the reign of Germany's about-to-be-former chancellor with Constanze Stelzenmüller, Robert Bosch Senior Fellow at the Center on the U.S. and Europe, the Brookings Institution.
    Feb 8, 2019
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