As we approach the centenary of the Armenian Genocide, three artists - a filmmaker, a musician and a writer - explain how a hundred-year-old event continues to resonate for them personally and within the Armenian community.
Our listeners were not afraid to weigh in on the politics of fear, following our conversation with Penelope Ironstone of Wilfrid Laurier University. Also, mail in response to my elegy for a city tree keeps coming.
Shrewd politicians are often savvy brokers of fear; hence the extended military mission to Syria, and the controversial measures of Bill C-51. Michael speaks with Dr. Penelope Ironstone of Wilfrid Laurier University about the politics of fear.
Listeners respond to Michael's essay from two weeks ago called "Elegy for a tree". We also hear responses to our hour-long special on medical marijuana, and to Michael's interview with Haaretz columnist Gideon Levy.
The government has authorized more than 50 thousand Canadians to use medical marijuana; but professional medical organizations say not enough is known about its effectiveness or its potency to write an accurate prescription.