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.


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)

Pedestrian deaths; Garrison Keillor; mail on Kellie Leitch; Chinese writer doc; future of libraries; Christiane Amanpour  

00:00:39 Pedestrian deaths; 00:06:06 Garrison Keillor; 00:34:53 mail on Kellie Leitch; 00:41:20 Chinese writer doc; 00:56:34 future of libraries; 01:16:32 Christiane Amanpour

Invu with Kellie Leitch; Mail on U.S. election; Essay on the joys of not divesting; Ira Basen documentary on foreign students  

00:00:39 Kellie Leitch invu; 21:04 Mail on U.S. election; 32:45 Essay on joys of not divesting; 39:40 Ira Basen documentary on foreign students

President-elect Trump - The truth; Class; Letters; Media and Foreign Policy  

Michael's essay (38 sec); Thomas Frank (6:04); Dear president-elect 1 (43:25); Andrew Postman on how TV created Trump (49:02); Dear president-elect 2, 3 & 4 (1:10:09); Paul Rogers on foreign policy (1:22:01); Dear president-elect 5 (1:38:15)

Myth of an independent FBI; Campaign fever; Chrystia Freeland on CETA; Sir Simon Rattle  

Michael's essay (38 sec); pre-election panel (4:24); Chrystia Freeland (40:07); Sir Simon Rattle (1:01:21)

Torture of solitary confinement; Edward Burtynsky; your letters on stemcell transplant; doc on tent cities; Poet Anne Carson  

0:00 Torture of solitary confinement; 4:33 Photographer Edward Burtynsky; 45:14 Letters on stemcell transplant; 53:17 Doc on tent cities; 1:19:55 Poet Anne Carson

Pets aren't people; Who are the Trump voters? Canadian meets stem cell donor who saved her life; Monet's Water Lilies  

Michael's essay (38 sec); Arlie Hochschild on Trump supporters (4:59); Ken Wiwa obituary (33:51); Doc: Manjusha Meets Her Match (39:35); Ross King on Monet (1:06:10)

Timid CEOs; Endless war in Syria; Steve Earle  

Michael's essay (38 sec); Syria panel (5:01); Piano mail (41:26); Steve Earle (46:12)

News from the Red Desert; Dead Mom Talking; Man's Search for Meaning  

Kevin Patterson on Afghanistan - 00:29 Dead Mom Talking - 18:29 Viktor Frankl: The Meaningful Man - 33:20

Email madness; Ralph Nader; Farewell to the upright piano; Gopnik on being a parent  

Michael's essay (28 sec); Ralph Nader (4:30); Doc: End Notes (33:18); Alison Gopnik on parenting (52:52); Peres obit (1:18:18)

The police and the mentally ill; Running out of sand; Helping hoarders; Hosanna then and now; Inside butter tarts; Cheezies update  

Michael's essay (0:39); Sand (5:19); Mail - Cancer wait times (21:27); Doc - Hoarding (25:39); Hosanna (41:13); Doc - Butter Tarts (1:06:27); Cheezies update (1:23:34)

The obsession with Clinton's health; The failed "war on terror"; Wait times for medical results; Young lawyer  

Michael's essay (39 sec); Paul Rogers on the war on terror (4:47), Waiting Room documentary (33:38); Young lawyer (57:20)

American tragedy vs. The Tragically Hip - Michael's essay; What to read when the world's gone mad; Utopia for realists; Home on the ranch - radio doc  

American tragedy vs. The Tragically Hip-Michael's essay; What to read when the world's gone mad; Utopia for realists; Home on the ranch-radio doc

Canada's hidden racism; Intergenerational choir; Patty Hearst and the SLA; Students rate universities  

Anti-Indigenous racism (38 sec); Intergenerational choir (32:46); Jeffrey Toobin on Patty Hearst (54:34); University panel (1:19:54)

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