Michael Winter, Ursula Franklin
In this episode (originally aired November 10, 2015):
* Michael Winter on Into the Blizzard: Walking the Fields of the Newfoundland Dead
* Frances Itani on Tell
* Ursula Franklin on Ursula Franklin Speaks
* Joe Clark on Engaging China by Paul Evans
Shelagh's extended conversation with Michael Winter:
Into the Blizzard describes the physical and psychic journey Michael took when he followed the path taken by the Royal Newfoundland Regiment one hundred years ago. He juxtaposes his journey with that of the young soldiers who came from city, town, and outport to the battlefields of Europe. It's part memoir and part meditation on how we remember.
Michael Winter has won the Writers' Trust Notable Author Award and his work has been longlisted for the Scotiaband Giller Prize, the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, the Writer's Trust Fiction Prize, and the Commonwealth Writers' Prize.
Michael is from Newfoundland, and divides his time between St. John's and Toronto.
We hope you enjoy this extended version of his conversation with Shelagh about Into the Blizzard.
Shelagh's extended interview with Dr. Ursula Franklin
Ursula Franklin isn't an American but she is a member of that great generation of people shaped personally by the War - very personally in her case.
She was born in Germany and spent the war in a forced labour camp. Her parents were both in concentration camps.. Miraculously, all three survived and came to Canada.
Ursula Franklin has spent her life in this country devoted, as she says, to "being useful". She's put her intelligence, discernment, and humanity to many uses. She's a physicist who has made important discoveries and advancements in science, a Quaker who has advocated tirelessly in the service of peace, and a ground breaking feminist.
Ursula Franklin Speaks is a collection of speeches and interviews from 1986 to 2012. She collaborated on it with her friend and University of Toronto colleague Sarah Jane Freeman.