The Sunday Magazine

The Sunday Edition for August 16, 2020

Listen to this week's episode with guest-host Laurie Brown.

Listen to this week's episode with guest-host Laurie Brown:

How our relationships with work, others, and ourselves are inextricably linked: In his book, The Three Marriages, poet, philosopher and organizational expert David Whyte argues that it's critical to nurture all three of these relationships and to recognize how much they affect each other. It's a reality that has come into clearer focus with the pandemic, as so many of us are negotiating the blurring of work and home.

Why we shouldn't mourn the loss of the U.S. national party conventions: The next two weeks were set to fill our television screens with the political spectacles of both the Democratic and Republican national conventions, but the pandemic put an end to those plans. The party faithful and much of the media may be disappointed, but Pulitzer Prize-winning political journalist David Shribman has been to a dozen conventions and believes that the centuries-old tradition is well past its expiry date.

A world-renowned, but down-to-earth diva (reprise): ​​Michael Enright interviewed some of the biggest stars in opera over the last two decades, and they don't come much bigger than Renée Fleming. We'll replay his 2012 conversation with the superstar soprano who would become known as "The People's Diva."

Music this week by: Jacques Kuba Séguin, Colin Stetson & Sarah Neufeld, The Henrys, Charlotte Day Wilson, Giacomo Puccini and Renée Fleming

Laurie Brown hosted CBC Radio 2's acclaimed late night music program The Signal for 10 years. She is known for her award-winning and wide-ranging music career that has taken her from performing onstage with bands, to MuchMusic VJ, to Senior Arts Correspondent for The National before launching The Signal in 2007.

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