The Sunday Edition

The Sunday Edition — August 19, 2018

Listen to this week's episode with guest host David Gray.
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On this week's program, with guest host David Gray:

'We are the ancestors of the future,' says Blackfoot filmmaker Cowboy Smithx
You've heard of TED talks. Smithx is the founder of REDx talks, a series of public lectures focusing on Indigenous people and issues. He is also, he says, an "elder in the making."

Remembering Mary Pratt, renowned Canadian painter
Mary Pratt created evocative paintings from the objects of everyday life; jars of jelly, a turkey being basted, fish fillets on a cardboard carton. In 2013, she told Michael Enright she just "painted what she saw."

In the 70s, daring young women created the North's first public transit system
A group of gutsy young feminists in Whitehorse, intent on helping women break free of isolation, set up the first public transit system in the North. They called themselves the Yukon Women's Mini-Bus Society.

Why so many people practice 'denialism'
In this summer of extreme heat and wildfires across the Northern Hemisphere, climate change is on a lot of people's minds. But large numbers of people remain convinced that climate change is not real. In his new book, Denial: The Unspeakable Truth, Keith Kahn-Harris argues that denialism is a widespread cultural phenomenon that leads countless people to reject scientific consensus and documented historical fact.

There is no such thing as the 'white race' — or any other race, says historian
At a time when conversations about race are reaching a fever pitch, Nell Irvin Painter, author of The History of White People, argues that race doesn't exist.

Peter Herrndorf on his illustrious career in the arts
Former head of the National Arts Centre, Peter Herrndorf, talks about the rewards of a life in the arts, how he has pried funding from governments of all stripes, and why the CBC broke his heart.