The Sunday Edition from CBC Radio (Highlights)

The Sunday Edition from CBC Radio (Highlights)


CBC Radio's The Sunday Edition is a lively three-hour program of conversation, documentaries and music. Michael Enright, an accomplished journalist and broadcaster, is the host and tackles everything from politics to pop culture, in Canada and around the world.


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

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

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

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)

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

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)

Media clichés; Preston Manning; Chekhov special  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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).

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

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).

The Trudeau vacation; Saying no to chemo; Marjorie Harris retires; Charles Taylor on Trump  

Michael's essay (39 sec); Documentary about Josée Blanchette's decision to quit chemo (4:56); Marjorie Harris on retirement (30:43); Charles Taylor (38:03); The Music That Changed Your World (1:10:42)

Remembering I.F. Stone; Feminism in the age of Trump; The Consolations of Mortality; Street Thug Barbers  

Michael appeals to fellow journalists to remember that "all governments lie" (39 sec); feminism in the age of Trump (5:51); coming to grips with mortality (46:47); a documentary about the 'Street Thug Barbers' of Vancouver's Downtown Eastside (1:12:12)

American hypocrisy on Russian hacking; Why young men?; An over-the-phone book club; Bach and anti-Semitism  

Michael's essay (38 sec); Jamil Jivani on the links between young men who join gangs and young men who join terrorist cells (5:21); Telephone book club documentary (30:55); Stuart Hamilton obituary (48:35); Bach & God (51:48)

Farewell to 2016; Shut up! I'm thinking  

Michael's essay: While much of the world flirts with populism and xenophobia, Canada remains a relatively peaceful country. Shut up! I'm thinking, the 2nd annual edition of the popular parlour game, with contestants Rosanna Deerchild, Tom Power and Carol

Christmas concert essay; Michael Sandel; Family Christmas essay; CBT for insomnia; letters about diversity  

00:00:38 Christmas concert essay; 00:06:20 Michael Sandel; 00:40:01 Family Christmas essay; 00:47:53 CBT for insomnia; 01:16:46 Letters about diversity

Michael's book list; South Africa's Public Protector; In the Crossword; Diversity  

Michael's essay (40 sec); South Africa's Public Protector (5:32); Ira Basen doc on finding his name as a crossword clue (38:21); Diversity panel (50:25)

Fascism; France's right vs. hard right; Restoring the world's oldest library; Massive landfill becomes park  

Michael's essay (39 sec); Frane (6:26); Mail: Pedestrians (20:54); Libraries (25:46); Doc: Fresh Kills (46:34)

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