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Trading with Saudi Arabia; Co-housing for seniors; Edith Piaf; Syrian Christians; Juan Felipe Herrera

Should Canada do business with Saudi Arabia?: In this week's essay, Michael looks at The Kingdom's abysmal human rights record, and the growing volume of trade between the two countries. BC Seniors build a new way to age in place - a Karin Wells documentary: Older people are coming together to form their own communities. It's called co-housing. It's big in BC and gaining ground across North America. A tribute to Edith Piaf: In her centenary year, we celebrate the beloved French cabaret singer known as "The Little Sparrow". Syrian priest warns his country's Christians are in grave danger Nadim Nassar, the only Church of England priest from Syria, describes what life is like inside the war-torn country, for its vibrant Christian community. Newfoundland actress with stage 4 cancer tackles Lady Macbeth: Although diagnosed with terminal cancer, Janet Edmonds continues to perform. Juan Felipe Herrera is the first-ever Latino Poet Laureate of the US, and the son of Mexican migrant workers. He talks to Michael Enright about his pride in his heritage at a time when some in the U.S. Republican Party say they want to ship 11 million back to Mexico.

Should Canada do business with Saudi Arabia? MIchael's essay 

Michael looks at The Kingdom's human rights record, and the growing volume of trade between the two countries. "Saudi Arabia and barbaric cultural practices go together like peanut butter and strawberry jam."

BC Seniors build a new way to age in place - a Karin Wells documentary: A school bus driver, a mountain guide, a teacher, a hard living old DJ, a bunch of nurses, and an anthropologist - 44 people in all - have formed their own community. They are prepared to live together and look after each other till the end of their days. It's called co-housing. It's big in BC and gaining ground across North America, as older people search for new forms of community, support and caring.

A tribute to Edith Piaf: In her centenary year, we celebrate the beloved French cabaret singer known as "The Little Sparrow".

Syrian priest warns his country's Christians are in grave danger: We see images of desperate refugees fleeing Syria's civil war every day. Nadim Nassar, the only Church of England priest from Syria, describes what life is like inside the war-torn country, for its vibrant Christian community. 

Newfoundland actress with stage 4 cancer tackles Lady Macbeth: "It keeps me alive," says Janet Edmonds. Despite her diagnosis, she continues to perform with passion and style.

Meet Juan Felipe Herrera, first-ever Latino Poet Laureate of the US: Herrera, the son of Mexican migrant workers, talks to Michael about the power of poetry, and his pride in his heritage at a time when some in the U.S. Republican Party say they want to ship 11 million back to Mexico - and build a wall!

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