The Best of The Sunday Edition

 
 

The Best of The Sunday Edition

A podcast of the best of this lively program with host Michael Enright who tackles everything from politics to pop culture, in Canada and around the world.

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Newfoundland and Labrador's fiscal crisis; lessons from the two world wars; Pete Seeger

Listen to this week's episode with guest-host Anthony Germain: The Rock in a hard place: 38:945 A better tomorrow or back to normal? 21:38 The bard of protest, Pete Seeger (reprise): 44:05

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Michael Enright's final episode as host: a look back at the past 20 years; the world's transformation; an exit interview; audio postcards; and Michael's final essay

This week, a very special program — Michael Enright’s last as host of The Sunday Edition, a position he has held for 20 years. To mark the close of this latest and longest chapter in his storied career as a journalist and broadcaster, Michael will be joined by guests who have become friends of the program. The decades-long battle to achieve fairness for Indigenous kids in Canada: Cindy Blackstok: 0:37 Our turbulent times and hope for the future: Paul Rogers 16:37 Canada’s First Lady of Literature: Margaret Atwood: 33:40 How the pandemic has changed our lives: Adam Gopnik: 48:30 Peter Brown Skit 1:09:37 Turning the tables: Michael’s exit interview with Matt Galloway 1:14:37 Our “Man About Music”: Robert Harris 1:31:02 Goodbye messages from listeners: 1:46:59 Goodbye messages from friends of the show: 1:59:00 A lifelong obsession with radio and 20 years of The Sunday Edition — Michael’s essay: 2:18:24

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Confinement chronicle; Martha Friendly; Mary Hiester Reid on childcare; Anita Hill (reprise); Richard Ford's new book; only Canadian who met Beethoven

Listen to this week's episode with host Michael Enright: A COVID-19 confinement chronicle: week 14 — Michael's essay: 0:39 A national childcare strategy will be a lynchpin of our economic recovery: 5:36 A revolutionary artist in traditionalist garb: 36:26 'For them it was just politics and it was a game': Anita Hill (reprise): 1:02:24 Richard Ford, the art of short fiction and the state of America: 1:24:37 The only Canadian to meet Beethoven: 1:51:13

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Confinement chronicle; Police reform; Joseph Stiglitz; Tantramar Marsh; Socially-distanced square dancing; Procrastination; Mamma in the Mirror

A COVID-19 confinement chronicle: week 13 — Michael's essay: 0:39 Police reform, the case for defunding, and the obstacles to both: 5:18 A Nobel laureate on reviving the global economy after the COVID-19 shutdown: 43:52 An inspiration for artists and poets, the Tantramar Marsh is under threat: 1:09:19 Bill Richardson and the pandemic version of the "Safety Dance": 1:30:20 There's a reason we procrastinate and it's not laziness: 1:37:06 Documentary: Mamma in the Mirror (reprise): 2:00:54

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Racism and police brutality in America and Canada; Rutger Bregman on the kinder, gentler species; Modern Monetary Theory; Sourdough Sabbath; Sunday School

Listen to this week's episode with host Michael Enright: Michael’s Essay — America’s reckoning with racism and police brutality: 0:40 The Fire This Time — A one-hour special on racism and police brutality in America: 5:35 How the spectacle of U.S. racism allows Canada to overlook its own: 46:52 Are humans really a kinder, gentler species? 54:56 Where’s the money coming from? 1:32:47 Sourdough Sabbath: 2:09:49 Sunday School — The dark art of the two-fingered whistle (reprise): 2:16:58

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COVID chronicle; Fighting Amazon; Year of the balcony; Zimbabweans in Falkland Islands; Improving hospital food; Wedding bells during a pandemic; Larry Kramer; David at the Banya; Icelandic Corner

Listen to this week's episode with host Michael Enright: A COVID-19 confinement chronicle: week 11 — Michael's essay: 0:38 Fighting Amazon’s dominance to protect local economies and neighbourhoods: 6:26 2020 — The year of the balcony: 35:50 Zimbabweans finishing the last battle of the Falkland Islands War: 43:56 Why hospital food is so bad and how we can make it better: 59:23 Wedding bell blues in the age of COVID: 1:31:22 Remembering Larry Kramer (reprise): 1:36:30 The day that David Gutnick got a sore throat and went to a Russian steam bath (reprise): 1:58:30 Icelandic Corner — Pufflings (reprise): 2:08:30

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Michael Enright leaving The Sunday Edition to host new CBC Radio program

Award-winning broadcaster Michael Enright is leaving The Sunday Edition after 20 seasons of hosting the current affairs radio show to host a new program on CBC Radio.

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COVID-19 chronicle; Anne Enright's latest novel Actress; the New School; economy and COVID-19; Eric Hoffer and The True Believer; Emily Dickinson

Listen to this week's episode with host Michael Enright: A COVID-19 confinement chronicle: week ten — Michael's essay: 0:38 Anne Enright's latest novel Actress is imbued with mother-daughter dynamics: 04:53 Stream, announce, assign, post, comment — Sam Heffer learns to teach from a distance: 31:52 To rebuild the economy after COVID-19, we'll need more government, not less: 39:29 Why Eric Hoffer was so wary of "followers": 1:07:50 Beauty, death, nature and the soul — Emily Dickinson for the 21st century: 1:28:17

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Confinement chronicle; Charles Taylor on the path forward; pondering freedom and privilege; balcony concert bridges divide; the pandemic and food security; crossword puzzles; remembering Little Richard

Listen to this week's episode with host Michael Enright: A COVID-19 confinement chronicle: week nine — Michael's essay: 0:40 Charles Taylor on what the pandemic has revealed about us and the path forward: 5:45 A new appreciation for freedom and privilege: 32:20 Music from balconies bridging communities: 40:19 How the pandemic has laid bare food insecurity: 57:52 A Winnipeg mom on life without the joys of baseball: 1:24:00 1-across and 2-down — the history and mysteries of the crossword puzzle: 1:31:12

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COVID-19 chronicle; Vaccines; a different type of Mother’s Day; the Class of 2020; Solitude; pondering essential work; hair stylist offers empathy and advice; unlocking the mysteries of MBS; Dame Vera Lynn

Listen to this week's episode with host Michael Enright: A COVID-19 confinement chronicle: week eight — Michael's essay: 0:37 Developing a COVID-19 vaccine for all: 4:21 A very different kind of Mother’s Day in the pandemic year: 30:32 About to take their place in a world that's utterly changed: 42:47 Solitude — the “sad nurse of care”: 1:06:17  Bill Richardson ponders essential work: 1:26:49 A Newfoundland hair stylist offers empathy and advice during COVID-19: 1:33:54 Unlocking the mysteries of MBS, the presumptive king of Saudi Arabia: 1:38:58 Dame Vera Lynn (reprise): 2:08:54

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Confinement chronicle; Mourning without rituals; The Wave; Managing a public health emergency; A New Entrée; A mother's story of mourning; Women's shelters amidst COVID-19; Pandemic reading recommendations

Listen to this week's episode with host Michael Enright: A COVID-19 confinement chronicle: week seven — Michael's essay: 0:38 Grieving for the dead and caring for those left behind during the pandemic: 5:34 Living with anxiety and panic — before the pandemic: 34:57 Managing a public health emergency and moving beyond left, right and centre: 42:27 Delivering a better deal for restaurants and food couriers: 1:05:56 A mother's story of mourning in isolation: 1:18:07 Calls are down to women's shelters in the pandemic, and it's not good news: 1:25:38 Some people don't know what they don't know (reprise): 1:43:55 Pandemic reading, Part 3: 2:07:11

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Tragedy in Nova Scotia; long-term care in Canada; supporting Ottawa's homeless; Amir Attaran on WHO; visible mending; making more ventilators; Jean Little

Listen to this week's episode with host Michael Enright: A COVID-19 confinement chronicle: week six — Michael's essay on the N.S. tragedy: 0:37 Pat Armstrong on long-term care in Canada: 4:38 Two Nova Scotians reflect on an unthinkable tragedy: 32:51 Pandemic crisis management where crisis is a constant: 39:01 Amir Attarn on reforming the WHO: 51:21 Mending the world one torn garment at a time: 1:17:47 A Canadian Nobel laureate's quest to build a better ventilator: 1:30:50 Remembering Jean Little: 1:55:17

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Isolation chronicle; COVID-19 and civil liberties; Josée Legault; Stratford and Colm Feore; foreign-trained doctors; long-term care meltdown; changing course of evolution; dementia in Denmark

Listen to this week's episode with host Michael Enright:  A COVID-19 confinement chronicle: week five — Michael's essay: 0:38 Preventing surveillance and invasions of privacy from becoming normalized: 5:07 Sisters in isolation: 36:11 Stratford shut down during COVID-19, but Colm Feore keeps rehearsing: 43:37 Regulatory bodies on foreign-trained doctors: 1:10:44 Bill Richardson remembers his father's time in long-term care: 1:33:23 The evolution of evolution, under human influence: 1:40:31 Redefining dementia in Denmark with a well-rooted philosophy for elder care (reprise): 1:58:32

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COVID-19 chronicle; Rachel Mahon; Physical distancing during the holidays; I Will Be A Bird; Foreign-trained doctors; The Meaningful Man; Pat Capponi

Listen to this week's episode with host Michael Enright:  Michael’s Essay: 0:37 Rachel Mahon and the Coventry Cathedral organ: 4:54 Holidays and coronavirus: 36:50 Documentary: I Will Be A Bird: 44:15 Foreign-trained doctors: 1:11:32 The Meaningful Man (reprise): 1:30:24 Pat Capponi: 2:20:40

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COVID-19 and Spanish Flu; Pandemics shaping history; Janitorial workers; Dan Wells of Biblioasis; Two-metres apart film festival; Book club on the phone; Robert Harris’s 20 pieces of music

Listen to this week's episode with host Michael Enright: Michael's essay: 0:37 Frank Snowden on how pandemics have shaped history: 5:28 Heather MacDougall on 1918 and COVID-19 in Canada: 29:38 'Invisible workers' cleaning up COVID-19 need better protection: 43:34 Dan Wells of Biblioasis: 1:11:11 Satire: Two-metres apart film festival: 1:35:08 Doc: A book club for two on the phone (repeat): 1:40:07

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Confinement chronicle; Geopolitics during the pandemic; Declaration of indolence; COVID-19 and catastrophe medicine; Health and urban Indigenous population; A case for universal basic income; Pandemic reading, Part 2; Pandemic poetry

Michael’s Essay — A Confinement Chronicle Week Two: 0:38 Geopolitics during the pandemic: 6:38 A pox upon your productivity obsession: 46:03 COVID-19 and catastrophe medicine: 52:00 How the pandemic will affect Canada’s urban Indigenous population: 1:18:48 A Canadian conservative makes the case for universal basic income: 1:51:36 There's poetry for any occasion, even a pandemic: 2:23:44

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Introducing The Dose with Dr. Brian Goldman

The Dose with Dr. Brian Goldman is a new health podcast from the team behind White Coat, Black Art. In this episode, infectious disease specialist Dr. Isaac Bogoch separates COVID-19 fact from fiction and answers questions like how can you tell the difference between a cold or flu and COVID-19, and should you self-isolate if someone you know is getting tested and has symptoms? Subscribe at smarturl.it/thedosecbc

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Our great unifier; CMA president on COVID-19; What's One More?; Reading in isolation; Rebecca Solnit; I Shall Stand Upon My Balcony

Michael’s Opening Essay 0:38 Dr. Sandy Buchman 06:02 Doc: What’s One More 41:42 Reading In A Time Of Pandemic 1:14:12 Rebecca Solnit 1:30:01 Essay: Bill Richardson 2:13:05

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Silent spring of COVID-19; Civil liberties and a public health emergency; Israel's stalled politics; How much water do you really need to drink; Anton Chekhov for the 21st century

Michael's essay: The silent spring of COVID-19 — 0:37 Public health policy expert Colleen Flood on COVID-19 response — 3:40 Yossi Klein Halevi on Israeli politics — 48:54 Listener mail — 1:18:10 Think again: Drinking water — 1:26:27 Anton Chekhov (We must go on living) — 1:36:51

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India riots, costs of mining for green energy, Monique Bégin, an angry, queer Somali boy, Alberta's orphan oil well problem, grandparents and climate change, and ethics in tech

Listen to this week's episode with guest host Peter Armstrong: Do the Delhi riots spell the end of India's secular identity? 0:36 The social and environmental costs of mining for green energy: 24:28 Fifty years later, Monique Bégin reflects on the Royal Commission on the Status of Women: 40:37 Exile, addiction and racism: what it means to be a gay, Muslim immigrant: 1:04:03 Alberta's orphan oil well problem: 1:31:30 A study in contrasts: how two grandparents responded to young climate change activists: 1:53:42 Teaching a code of ethics to tech workers before they write computer code: 2:01:20

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Billionaire presidential candidates, Jean Vanier, a daycare in the forest and untold stories of the Ripper's victims

Michael’s essay on mind-boggling wealth: 0:37 Reconciling the good and evil embodied in Jean Vanier (and the rest of us): 4:52 A daycare in the forest: 42:44 The surprising, untold stories of the victims of Jack the Ripper: 1:01:03

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Canada's prisons, housing solutions, a rude awakening, the hype around AI, the Great Vowel Shift and standardized patients

Listen to this week's episode with host Michael Enright: Canada's prisons are not supposed to be nursing homes, hospices or general hospitals — Michael's essay: 0:37 Can Canada find a housing solution for its homeless — these advocates think so: 5:27 The rude awakening: is this what a mid-life crisis feels like? 35:17 Is AI overhyped? Researchers weigh in on technology's promise and problems: 42:46 Sunday School: The Great Vowel Shift (Reprise): 1:14:34 How standardized patients are helping a new generation of doctors by acting out ailments: 1:24:44

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Turning away from baseball, Mark Carney and carbon budgets, a New Brunswick knitting juggernaut, urban design and mental health, the Wet’suwet’en stand-off and English majors

Michael’s Essay — Why I’m Breaking Up With Baseball: 0:37 Banker Mark Carney’s next file — carbon budgets: 6:40 A New Brunswick knitting juggernaut: 38:44 How urban design affects mental health: 57:40 Pipelines, protests, the law and who speaks for Indigenous people in Canada: 01:25:27 An English major is not destined to be a barista: 01:45:34

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Ancient art of flushing a toilet, strangers in their own land, to be a nuisance, vent over tea, plague and politics, art and addiction, Bill T. Jones on James Baldwin

Michael’s essay - Recalling the ancient art of flushing a toilet or turning on a tap: 0:37 Democrats, not Republicans, are now strangers in their own land: 5:39 Sometimes, it’s good to be a nuisance: 36:24 We all want to vent, these people want to listen: 44:10 Not just diseases but ideas can plague us, says this political scientist: 54:48 Artists grapple with the complicated relationship between addiction and art: 1:25:54 Reprise - Bill T. Jones on the life and legacy of James Baldwin: 1:43:11

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Panic and the new coronavirus, Brexit and Northern Ireland, from whitewater to dishwater, pets and the homeless, challenging categories and the bad boys of classical music

Michael’s Essay: 0:37 Brexit: 5:06 Brexit Satire: 30:07 Essay: A Flickering Path: 33:47 Doc: The Guardians: 39:41 Lochlann Jain: 1:01:43 Ted Gioia: Bach & Beethoven: 1:26:34

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Canadians and the weather(s), Finland tackles homelessness, the Riddle Is One’s Life, challenges to weight-loss, Hannah Moscovitch, an ode to the “queen of colours”

Michael’s Essay — Canadians and the weather(s): 0:37 How Finland is eradicating homelessness: 6:30 The Riddle Is One’s Life: 35:45 This obesity expert says we have far less control over our weight than we think: 01:03:45 Uncomfortable conversations about sexual misconduct: 01:22:00 An ode to the “queen of colours”: 01:53:48

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War on pedestrians, privatization vs public sector, bonding over Leonard Cohen, a "professional human," Iraqis fed up with U.S.-Iran conflict and remembering Roger Scruton

Michael's Essay: 0:37 Linda McQuaig: 5:36 Doc: We Are All Sputniks: 48:28 Daniel MacIvor: 1:02:55 Roger Scruton: 1:32:31 Yanar Mohammed on Iraq: 1:59:01

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The Canadian government's responsibility to the families of plane tragedy victims; History and future of U.S.-Iran relations; Iran's crisis of political legitimacy; Gene editing and the food industry; Audio books; John Crosbie obit

Lawyer Amanda Ghahremani on the Canadian government’s responsibility to victims’ families — 0:38 Historian Ervand Abrahamian on the history and future of U.S.-Iran relations — 10:08 Political scientist Nader Hashemi on Iran's domestic crisis of legitimacy — 30:10 Ira Basen’s documentary on gene editing and the food industry — 44:20 Listener mail on walking — 1:20:57 Audio books — 1:28:41 John Crosbie obit — 2:02:20

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