The Sunday Magazine

June 4, 2017: The Sunday Edition with Michael Enright

Michael Enright: Why JFK was a symbol of change for a generation. On the 100th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's birth, Michael remembers the man who, despite his many faults, endures in our collective imagination. "Sexually, he had the morals of a goat. He could be arrogant, unfeeling, condescending. He played a ruthless game of politics and knew how to hate." Is the war in Afghanistan "unwinnable"? This week's carnage in Kabul underscored the fact that after 16 years of blood and treasure, the Taliban controls more territory now than it did before the arrival of NATO troops in the aftermath of 9/11. As the U.S. considers sending 5,000 more soldiers, Paul Rogers, professor of peace studies at Bradford University, explains what went wrong, why Afghanistan matters to the security of the world, and draws a map for the road ahead. A salute to Morningside, which went off the air 20 years ago this week: Over his 15 years as host of the much-loved radio program, Peter Gzowski talked to powerful politicians , artists and pundits, and people with passions - moose-calling, jam-making, even shirt-ironing. The program was unabashedly, un-apologetically, unmistakably Canadian. Artificial intelligence - wonderful and terrifying - will change life as we know it: Now that "deep learning" allows computers to think in very human ways, everything is up for grabs. Ira Basen's special hour-long documentary is called "Into the Deep: The Promise and Perils of Artificial Intelligence." Your response to: David Hulchanski and housing as a human right The best music anywhere, this week by: Joaquin Rodrigo and Duo Contra-Danza, Mahalia Jackson, guitarist Margaret Stowe, Domenico Scarlatti as played by electronic music composer and keyboardist Wendy Carlos, Duke Ellington and the Fat Tuesday Brass Band.

JFK; Afghanistan "unwinnable"; Morningside remembered; Artificial intelligence changes everything