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Aren't you too old for that? The late life plunge into a PhD

A truck driver, bartender, activist and justice consultant share stories of their bold decision to take up a PhD later in their lives.

Canada's population needs to be 100 million by 2100

We need many more young people in the workforce contributing to the GDP and tax base which are essential to support Canada’s aging population, says Shari Austin, CEO of the Century Initiative.

Canada is unprepared for the demographic time-bomb hurtling at us

By 2031, nearly one-quarter of Canadians will be 65 or older. We do not have the medical, social and financial resources in place that will be needed to cope with the demand.

Fear, anger & outrage: the role emotion plays in politics

Raw emotion has become a clear feature of politics in America. Trump fans & Trump detractors are so angry they can't even talk to each other. We speak with a political philosopher about how it's come to this.

'I want to be here': Pursuing a PhD after 50 a chance to chase passion instead of a job

A truck driver, bartender, activist and justice consultant share stories of their bold decision to take up a PhD later in their lives.

'I want to be here': Pursuing a PhD after 50 a chance to chase passion instead of a job

A truck driver, bartender, activist and justice consultant share stories of their bold decision to take up a PhD later in their lives.

The Sunday Edition — October 14, 2018

Listen to this week's show with guest host Peter Armstrong.

Aren't you too old for that? The late life plunge into a PhD

A truck driver, bartender, activist and justice consultant share stories of their bold decision to take up a PhD later in their lives.

Canada's population needs to be 100 million by 2100

We need many more young people in the workforce contributing to the GDP and tax base which are essential to support Canada’s aging population, says Shari Austin, CEO of the Century Initiative.

Canada is unprepared for the demographic time-bomb hurtling at us

By 2031, nearly one-quarter of Canadians will be 65 or older, and we do not have the medical, social and financial resources in place that will be needed to cope with the demand.

Guest host Peter Armstrong

CBC business correspondent Peter Armstrong is our guest host.
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Why would anyone ever risk taking any of the drugs advertised on TV?

"As I listened to the litany of awful things that could happen, I thought, I'll take my chances with the disease, thank you very much," said CBC Radio host Michael Enright.

We should hold identity with 'a lighter touch,' says philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah

Philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah talks about the falsehoods and contradictions that prevent us from understanding who we really are, and how we can best live together. His book is called The Lies That Bind: Rethinking Identity.

Why aren't most women represented in the last names of their children?

In the old days, there would be no debate. Father's last name. Case closed. But now that many women are keeping their own names, why aren't they represented in the names of their children?

We should hold identity with 'a lighter touch,' says philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah

Philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah speaks with Michael Enright about the falsehoods and contradictions that prevent us from understanding who we really are, and how we can best live together. His book is called The Lies That Bind: Rethinking Identity.
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Seventy is not the new sixty. Just ask my body

If sixty is the new fifty, and forty the new thirty, then doesn't it follow that denial is the new acceptance? Despite our best efforts to pretend otherwise, time marches on. In his essay, David Martin explains his personal resolve to look it squarely in the eye.

Is the goal of 10,000 steps a day really based in science?

Most people who count how many steps they walk every day are focused on the goal of 10,000, but Dr. Catrine Tudor-Locke says there is nothing magical about that number.

A lament for the end of Greyhound buses in western Canada

For years, singer-songwriter Orit Shimoni criss-crossed Canada by bus, performing in dozens of small communities. For her, touring by Greyhound bus represented freedom, independence, and a “connection to human hearts and souls across the country

The Sunday Edition — October 7, 2018

Listen to this week's episode with host Michael Enright.

Michael's essay: Why would anyone ever risk taking any of the drugs advertised on TV?

"As I listened to the litany of awful things that could happen, I thought, I'll take my chances with the disease, thank you very much," said Michael Enright.

Political philosopher Joseph Heath on the role emotion plays in politics

Michael talks to Joseph Heath, who teaches political philosophy at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Toronto about the roles of fear and anger in politics.

The goal of 10,000 steps a day is not based in science, says expert in walking behaviour

Most people who count how many steps they walk every day are focused on the goal of 10,000, but Dr. Catrine Tudor-Locke says there is nothing magic about that number.

Charles Aznavour on the perils of fame, learning from Piaf, and loving Montreal

The French singer and songwriter Charles Aznavour died this week at the age of 94. We re-broadcast a 1974 interview Aznavour did with starstruck, very young host called Michael Enright.
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Seventy is not the new sixty. Just ask my body

If sixty is the new fifty, and forty the new thirty, then doesn't it follow that denial is the new acceptance? Despite our best efforts to pretend otherwise, time marches on. In his essay, David Martin explains his personal resolve to look it squarely in the eye.

Why aren't most women represented in the last names of their children?

In the old days, there would be no debate. Father's last name. Case closed. But now that many women are keeping their own names, why aren't they represented in the names of their children? Julia Pagel's documentary is called "The Tricky One".