The Sunday Magazine

The Sunday Edition for June 23, 2019

Listen to this week's episode with host Michael Enright.
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Reflections on the 1960s and Woodstock at 50:  As the tumultuous 1960s drew to a close, about half a million people converged on Max Yasgur's dairy farm in New York state. It was more than a music festival. Woodstock was a massive celebration of counterculture, free love, and peace. York University's rock 'n' roll professor, Rob Bowman, takes us back to those heady days half a century ago, with some of the tunes that installed Woodstock on the musical map.

How an innovative program is using housing, safer drugs to get people off the streets: He quit his prestigious job as chief medical officer of the Ottawa Hospital to launch a program that offers opioid addicts a home and clean drugs. It's the only one of its kind in the country. Alisa Siegel's documentary is called Where I Want To Be.

Your reaction to: Michael's interviews about the right to repair movement, and with evolutionary biologist and author Marc Bekoff on animals' intelligence and complex inner lives.

Maureen's Bells brings people of all ages and abilities together to make music: About once a month, retired teacher Diane Martello hosts a communal bell ringing in memory of her late mother, Maureen, who loved music. We sent along our music producer and bell ringing novice, Pete Morey, to join in. His documentary is called Ring Joy.

Lessons for living from two eloquent convocation speeches: We revisit a fine speech by Canadian Supreme Court Justice Rosalie Abella at Yale University Law School in 2016. There wasn't a dry eye in the auditorium — you will hear why. And we revisit host Michael Enright's 2012 convocation address to York University's faculty of liberal arts and professional studies.

Music this week by: Erich Leinsdorf and the Boston Symphony, Ludwig van Beethoven, Joni Mitchell, Joe Cocker, Sly and the Family Stone, Jimi Hendrix, Jayme Stone, Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington, Srul Irving Glick, Omara Portuondo and François Couperin.