IDEAS annual Labour Day Levee: What's coming up this season

At the beginning of every broadcast season Paul Kennedy hosts a session with contributors and producers who are currently preparing shows that are scheduled to be broadcast in the days and weeks to come. Among other topics, this year's levee will include a discussion of "memorization", and a consideration of the mythology surrounding the famous Canadian artist Tom Thomson.
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At the beginning of every broadcast season Paul Kennedy hosts a session with contributors and producers who are currently preparing shows that are scheduled to be broadcast in the days and weeks to come. Among other topics, this year's levee includes a discussion of "memorization", and a consideration of the mythology surrounding the famous Canadian artist Tom Thomson.

As a token acknowledgement of the honour accorded by an appearance on the Labour Day Levee, Paul's guests nominate a piece of music that is somehow appropriate to the particular show that they are currently preparing. These musical selections are often extremely eclectic, and this year is no exception. Nominations range from traditional Georgian Chants and a Louis Armstrong classic to a contemporary scream for justice by an Lakota Sioux singer/songwriter from the United States and post-mortem release from Jimi Hendrix.

Guests in this episode:

  • Jess Shane explores what happens when the art of memorization is lost in a documentary called Memory Wipe: What's Lost When We've Forgotten to Remember. It airs on Thursday, September 6th.

  • Toronto Star journalist Tanya Talaga will be delivering the 2018 CBC Massey Lectures – All our Relations: The Path Forward – in five cities across Canada this fall. The lectures will be broadcast during the week of November 12.

  • Sean Foley is producing a documentary about the mysteries and the legends surrounding early 20th century Canadian painter Tom Thomson. It airs on October 22nd.

  • Michael Enright is the host of The Sunday Edition on CBC Radio One. He also contributes a regular monthly feature called The Enright Files to IDEAS. The show usually appears on the first Monday of every month, but since this Monday is Labour Day, we'll hear Michael tomorrow.
     



**This episode was produced by Paul Kennedy.

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