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Poem on B.C. fires; Baseball's pace of play; Trump vs. climate change; Telephone book club

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

B.C. poet Lorna Crozier on our complicated relationship with fire; Is it time to speed up baseball?; 2016 Enright essay on baseball; Renowned climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe; Documentary on a read-out-loud book club

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Nonfiction comics; Quebec journalist quits chemo; Former South African Public Protector Thuli Madonsela

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Sarah Glidden and Guy Delisle on using comics to tell serious stories (46 sec); Quebec journalist quits chemo (26:44); Michael Enright's 2016 conversation with Thuli Madonsela, the former Public Protector of South Africa (52:26)

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The Vimy myth; Taking over the ranch; Why Trump supporters are so loyal

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Vimy (40 seconds); Documentary: "The Rate a Heart Can Beat" (37:32); Arlie Hochschild on Trump supporters (55:29)

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Canada in the balance; Biography of O Canada; Three founding peoples; Expo 67 Fashion

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Michael's essay (38 sec); Robert Harris on O Canada (5:12); Peter Russell on Canadian history (44:07); Expo 67 fashion doc (1:04:54)

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Why we hate; Overtreatment and overdiagnosis; Young teacher in Fort Hope; Daphne Merkin on depression

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Michael's essay (38 sec); overdiagnosis panel (4:47); Helen Mirren convocation speech (31:51); Documentary about young teacher in Fort Hope (38:05); Daphne Merkin on depression (1:05:19)

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Privacy; Palliative care physicians on medically-assisted death; Scaachi Koul; Soulpepper Theatre goes to New York

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Michael's essay (38 sec); Palliative care (4:31); Mail: Kennedy (37:53); Scaachi Koul (41:15); Mail: AI (1:07:19); Albert Schultz (1:15:37)

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JFK; Afghanistan "unwinnable"; Morningside remembered; Artificial intelligence changes everything

Fri, 02 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Michael's essay on JFK (38 sec); Paul Rogers on Afghanistan (5:49); Mail & Morningside tribute (27:03); artificial intelligence doc (38:30)

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Death of children; perception of terrorism risk; essay on dying w/grace; new Cons. leader; a special graduation; nat’l housing policy

Sun, 28 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Death of children (00:00:38); perception of terrorism risk (00:05:36); essay on dying w/grace (00:29:47); new Conservative leader(00:36:34); a special graduation (00:51:08); nat’l housing policy (01:03:13)

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RCMP needs reform; Conservative party; Kipnis on sexual paranoia; Willpower is a myth

Fri, 19 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Michael's essay on why the RCMP should come under civilian control (39 sec); Conservative leadership race primer (5:20); Laura Kipnis on gender, power and sexual politics on campus (42:53); Willpower is a myth (1:10:04)

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Why we need young risk-takers; Richard Ford on writing about his own parents; Mothers and 'Radical Inconvenience'; Europe's first all non-white orchestra; Peter Wohlleben and The Hidden Life of Trees

Fri, 12 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Why we need young risk-takers (00:38); Richard Ford on writing about his parents (05:51); Mothers and 'Radical Inconvenience' (33:22); Europe's first all non-white orchestra (40:17); mail on façadism (58:32); The Hidden Life of Trees (01:06:28)

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Digital Sabbath; Dystopian lit; Brexit Vindaloo and Façadism

Fri, 05 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

A day without technology (38 sec); Margaret Atwood, a Sinclair Lewis scholar & a Hannah Arendt scholar on dystopia in the age of Trump (5:46); How Britain's curry crisis helped drive the Brexit vote (45:40); architectural façadism (1:12:21)

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Robert Pirsig; Trump vs. climate science; mail on Dominic Barton; Bee Nation

Tue, 02 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

New version of the April 30, 2017 edition of the program. The documentary has been deleted for editorial reasons, which are explained on The Sunday Edition website.

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Trumpians vs Gumpians; Dominic Barton; referendum in Turkey; Inuit art from Labrador

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Trumpians vs Gumpians (00:38); Dominic Barton (05:12); referendum in Turkey (34:45); Inuit art from Labrador (56:52)

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Airline nightmares; poet Doyali Islam; mail on clichés; The Good Immigrant; mail on Preston Manning; essay on faith

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Airline nightmares (00:37); poet Doyali Islam (5:24); mail on clichés (17:41); The Good Immigrant (21:58); mail on Preston Manning (45:18); essay on faith (51:33)

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Air strikes in Syria; New BQ leader; Vigilantism, Intergenerational choir

Sun, 09 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Father Nadim Nassar responds to the air strikes in Syria (30 sec); Chekhov mail (17:06); new Bloc Québécois leader Martine Ouellet (21:31); Vigilantism (52:17); Choir for teens and people with Alzheimer's (1:12:35)

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Media clichés; Preston Manning; Chekhov special

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Media clichés (00:00:38); Preston Manning (00:05:22); Chekhov special (00:29:32)

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Jimmy Breslin's journalism; Davd Grossman, Bob Robertson, The teenage taxidermist, Robert Harris

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

This week: a feature interview with Israeli novelist David Grossman; how Jimmy Breslin changed journalism; Rachel Matlow's documentary about a teenage taxidermist; and Robert Harris returns with pt. 3 of The Music That Changed Your World

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Doctors on planes; The end of the world; Poet and therapist switch roles; Afghan Ambassador Shinkai Karokhail

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Michael's essay on the treatment of female MDs during medical emergencies on planes; the Doomsday Clock; a role-reversal in a decades-long therapy relationship after the therapist's stroke; and an interview with the Afghan ambassador to Canada

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Digital detox; Gravitas; Plastic-free aisle; Feminist bookstore; The bestseller-ometer; Mouldy head

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Michael's essay (39 sec); the death of gravitas (4:51); mail (37:35); plastics (43:37); the first new feminist bookstore in a generation opens in Montreal (55:47); writing a bestseller (1:08:50); mouldy head (1:24:36)

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Water on First Nations reserves; Islam and ISIS; Prison poem; Pricey glasses; Novelist Heather O'Neill

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Michael's essay on boil-water orders on First Nations reserves; journalist Graeme Wood, who spent a decade interviewing ISIS fighters; a poem from former inmate Jarrod Shook; the Montreal optician on a mission to make glasses affordable; Heather O'Neill

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Award season; Not My Party; Mysteries of the cosmos; Former BBC head on public broadcasting

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Michael graciously accepts an award for "deception, distortion and dishonesty" from Vaccine Choice Canada, an organization that says vaccines cause autism in children; Former Tory cabinet minister Tom McMillan says he no longer recognizes his old party

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Flynngate = Watergate; Stiglitz on world economy; Stuart McLean's documentaries; Slow professor movement

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

This week on The Sunday Edition: the parallels between the Trump and Nixon White Houses; economist Joseph Stiglitz; remembering Stuart McLean; the "slow professor" movement; and an essay about precarity, perseverance and a bonsai tree.

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Israeli settlements; Quebec artist Françoise Sullivan; The Music That Changed Your World ep. 2

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

This week: Michael's essay on CBC Radio gardening expert Ed Lawrence; a hard look at the ideology of Israeli settlers; Alisa Siegel's documentary about 93-year-old Quebec artist Françoise Sullivan; and music man Robert Harris returns.

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Islamophobia; David Gutnick meets a former neo-Nazi; Democracy in Peril

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Michael's essay on the connections between the Quebec City mosque murder and the travel ban in the U.S. (39 sec); Islamophobia (5:37); David Gutnick visits a former neo-Nazi in Quebec City (41:01), and a look at the state of American democracy (1:03:40).

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Social media bubbles; Dyson on race; Til grey do us part

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Michael's essay on social media bubbles (39 sec); Michael Eric Dyson on race in the post-Obama era (5:37); China's one-child policy (42:20) and a feature documentary about the dramatic rise in divorce among people over 50 (50:36).

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