The Sunday Edition — September 30, 2018
On this week's episode with host Michael Enright:
Michael's essay: How the Republican Party sees women
From Anita Hill 27 years ago, to Christine Blasey Ford today, Republicans are tone-deaf to the concerns of women.
'For them, it was just politics and it was a game': Anita Hill
It has been 27 years since law professor Anita Hill appeared before a U.S. Senate committee to testify that she was sexually harassed by her boss, Clarence Thomas — now a U.S. Supreme Court judge. We rebroadcast Michael's 2006 interview with Hill.
Seeking comfort and community at the dog park
Bill Smart and his pal Casey were sent to the off-leash park for some re-education. It was an illuminating and therapeutic experience for both dog and human. Bill's essay is called "Off Leash."
Ontario man with dementia on crusade to plan his own death
A London, Ont., man in the early stages of dementia wants the right to end his life with medical assistance when his condition gets worse. But current laws make no provision for advance requests — effectively excluding people with Alzheimer's and dementia.
Political twists mean the Quebec election is now too close to call
Two veteran Quebec-watchers, Lise Ravary and Francine Pelletier, lay out what's at stake in the province's upcoming election, which is turning out to be much more exciting than was initially predicted.
Novelist Kate Atkinson on why she writes wartime fiction
The first of Kate Atkinson's ten novels, Behind the Scenes at the Museum, catapulted her to literary fame. Her latest, Transcription, is set in the early days of the Second World War. The heroine is an 18-year-old girl who has been recruited by MI5 for a covert operation. It touches on grand themes of betrayal, loyalty, patriotism and fear.
Thompson Egbo-Egbo says he has a responsibility to help inner-city kids learn music
Canadian jazz pianist Thompson Egbo-Egbo was born in Nigeria and came to Canada at the age of four. He began playing the piano when he was just six. Today, he performs across the country, and through his arts foundation, helps Toronto kids transcend their social and economic circumstances.