Host Steve Rukavina takes you into the spaces of people making modern Montreal.

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The Refugee

Award-winning novelist Kim Thúy has called Montreal home since making the harrowing journey from communist Vietnam by boat with her family in 1979.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:32:36]

The Rabbi

As her temple's first female — and lesbian — rabbi, Lisa Grushcow's focus on inclusion, diversity, cross-cultural partnerships and modern motherhood challenges conservative religious traditions.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:33:01]

The Prodigy

Saint-Lambert's Daniel Clarke Bouchard has played Carnegie Hall, The Ellen Show, studies piano at The Juilliard School and takes advice from Oliver Jones. All this, and he's just recently turned 17.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:31:43]

The General Manager

Meg Hewings is the general manager of the city's first professional women's hockey team, Les Canadiennes, checking gender stereotypes in Montreal's iconic sport.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:33:17]

The Survivor

His two-year battle with an aggressive form of cancer inspired Jamaican-Canadian rapper, producer and performer Jonathan Emile to take on social issues through art and activism.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:31:23]

The Enforcer

From walking the beat in the 1970s to putting away Hells Angel Maurice "Mom" Boucher, retired head of the SPVM Major Crimes Unit André Bouchard casts a critical eye on shifts in Montreal's law enforcement culture.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:26:38]


Kahnawake-born filmmaker Tracey Deer brings the raw, funny and rarely explored experiences of women on the rez into the spotlight through her hit TV series, Mohawk Girls. Her place in her own community is now uncertain.

[mp3 file: runs 00:35:36]


Internationally renowned chef Antonio Park can stand the heat. After fire ravaged two of his restaurants, the South Korean/South American Montrealer is expanding his culinary empire. But that has a cost.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:34:46]


Host Steve Rukavina takes you inside the spaces of people making modern Montreal. New episode each Monday

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