The Sunday Magazine

The Sunday Edition — April 8, 2018

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On this week's program:

Michael's essay:  It's willful blindness to think Canadians aren't racist
As the world marked the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., some disturbing data about the status of black people in Canada was compiled by CBC News.

In many Indigenous communities, business is booming
With favourable court rulings piling up, First Nations communities find themselves in the catbird seat when it comes to resource development on their ancestral lands. In boardrooms across the country, they're signing mega-deals to bring jobs and billions of dollars to struggling communities.

A fateful thirty-year-old choice, re-imagined and lived anew
Helen Leask's essay is called, "The Train, Re-Taken."

Documentary: "Life is a whole lot more than a PhD"
They've come a long way from geochemistry and anthropology. A florist, an instrument maker, a carpenter and a bike shop owner on why they, like so many others, said goodbye to academia, and how they built their "post-ac" lives. Donya Ziaee's documentary is called "So You Like to Work With Your Hands?"

Peter Navarro meets April Fools' Day
Actor Ray Landry joins Michael to review our listeners' response to our joke interview with President Trump's advisor on international trade, aka Peter Rabbit.

What rumours reveal about our deepest hopes and fears
We live in the age of "alternative facts" and "fake news", but rumours have been with us forever. Jo Fox, director of the Institute of Historical Research at the University of London, explains how rumours offer insight into complex behaviours during times of crisis, both during the Second World War and today.

Why so few women make it to the top of the corporate ladder
Veteran journalist Joanne Lipman says the culprit is "unconscious bias." She's the author of That's What She Said: What Men Need to Know (and Women Need To Tell Them) About Working Together.