Episodes

  Rolling Up Your Sleeves in the Kitchen

August 20, 2014

From explaining the source of certain food traditions, to the science of cooking, Sarah Elton has written a book aimed at empowering kids to roll up their sleeves and get into things in the kitchen. She joins Piya Chattopadhyay for more.

  Mummy's "Other" Little Helper

August 19, 2014

Much is made of the gender gap in terms of positions of power, division of labour and salaries. But there is one realm where women are closing in on men: alcohol consumption. Author Ann Dowsett Johnston tells Piya Chattopadhyay more about the trend.

  What's in Between

August 18, 2014

We've all heard the stories. A message. The soft touch on an arm. A genuine, heartfelt, comforting presence. Tales from people, visited by their loved ones before they even knew they were dead. Author Patricia Pearson explores these tales with Piya Chattopadhyay.

  Youthful Potential

August 15, 2014

Far removed from the perception of a region in turmoil sits a Middle East on the verge of positive change and bursting youthful potential. Bessma Momani tells Piya Chattopadhyay more.

  Learning Opportunities

August 14, 2014

The 2012 Chicago teachers' strike opened up a debate in the United States about education reform. A debate that scholar Henry Giroux says is rooted in the promise of democracy. He tells Piya Chattopadhyay what that debate delivered, and what Ontario could glean from the experience.

  Democracy in Jeopardy?

August 13, 2014

"The land of the free, and the home of the brave." Well, that is what the song says anyways. But scholar Henry Giroux says that America is slipping away, and being replaced with a surveillance state and culture of violence that's threatening the very core of American democracy. He tells Piya Chattopadhyay why.

  Life and Legacy

August 12, 2014

Months after Canadian soldiers had returned from the front, Mary Riter Hamilton set off for the battlefields of post-war Europe to immortalize the Great War through paint and canvas. She spent the next several years producing more than 300 beautiful - yet brutal - scenes, and returned to Canada a broken woman, both financially and mentally. Ryerson University's Irene Gammel sits down with Piya Chattopadhyay to share Mary Riter Hamilton's story.

  Not a Pretty Parliament

August 11, 2014

Internationally, Canada is often ranked as one of the world's better democracies. Even so, Canadians are increasingly turning away from the political process. Samara's Alison Loat tells Piya Chattopadhyay what's behind the disengagement.

  Still Searching

August 8, 2014

Despite the money spent, research conducted, and diagnoses given, the scientific world is no closer to a cure for Alzheimer's than it was decades ago. Author Margaret Lock tells Piya Chattopadhyay why.

  Bottling the Nuclear Genie

August 7, 2014

Globally we've seen a reduction in nuclear arsenals in recent decades. But the world still haven't seen complete nuclear disarmament. Why not? Author Ward Wilson shares his thoughts on the subject with Piya Chattopadhyay.