Pat Conroy. Author of The Prince of Tides joins Pamela to talk about his new book, Beach Music.
1 - Paul Martin. The Minister of Finance on jobs, economic growth and the fall session of Parliament.
2 - Charles Templeton on his new autobiography, Charles Templeton: An Anecdotal Memoir.
1 - Mr. Justice Thomas Berger. He has been the legal representative for BC natives for a number of years. Author of the commission into the MacKenzie Delta.
2 - Michael Moore. Director of TV Nation and Roger and Me. Michael talks about his new movie Canadian Bacon.
1 - Political Panel. We introduce our regular political panel. Gerry Caplan, Hugh Segal and Senator Michael Kirby. They join us on Wednesdays through the season to discuss the politics of the day.
2 - Pierre Berton. Canada’s premier historian receives a special tribute at the 16th Annual Festival of Authors. His next book: The Great Lakes.
1 - Michelle Wright. The country star is in town to host the Canadian Country Music Awards.
2 - Sheila Shotton. A discussion of this year’s Toronto International Film Festival.
Paul Bernardo Discussion. Nick Pron, Toronto Star journalist and author of Lethal Marriage, and lawyer Richard Shekter, a regular commentator on criminal law.
1 - Gay Schools. With very little public debate, Toronto school trustees recently approved specialized programs aimed at black and homosexual students. The Triangle Program is loosely based on similar programs in New York and Los Angeles. Susan Cole is an author/journalist and teacher of media and sexuality. Brad Fraser is a playwright, and Michael Valpy, columnist with The Globe and Mail.
2 - Hillary Weston. Co-author of At Home In Canada (with Nicole Eaton) looks at the idea of "home" and what it means to Canadians.
1 - Mickey Rooney. The one and only, actor/singer/comedian is in Toronto appearing in the Mirvish production of Crazy For You. He’s celebrating his 75th birthday.
2 - John Bentley Mays. Art critic for The Globe and Mail talks about living with clinical depression. His book: In the Jaws of the Black Dogs. Also, Dr. Norman Dodge, head of the Psychotherapy Centre at the Clarke Institute of Mental Health.
1 - Unabomber. Kirkpatrick Sale is contributing editor for The Nation and author of Rebels Against the Future and Robert Fulford, journalist, professor and columnist. A thoughtful discussion on the onslaught of technology and its effect on society in general.
2 - Celestine Prophecy. Carol Adrienne is a San Francisco teacher and numerologist and author of The Celestine Prophecy: An Experiential Guide. She shows people how to incorporate the nine Celestine insights into their lives.
Dr. Harold Levinson. New York neurologist and physician is an expert on attention deficit disorders. We focus on the hardware of human thinking and what goes wrong.
1 - David Suzuki. Canada’s best known advocate of environmental causes joins Pamela to discuss environmental economics. Can we save our planet and pay the bills?
2 - Paul Gross. Mountie hunk and star of the action packed comedy drama Due South has just begun taping for the new television season.
1- Michael Bolton. Singer/songwriter Michael Bolton has just released a greatest hits album which includes five new songs.
2 - Jeffrey Rubin, Chief Economist CIBC-Wood Gundy and Gregory J. Millman, author of Vandals Crown on the Quebec and Canadian economy and the separation question.
1 - Robert T. Bakker. He’s one of the world’s foremost paleontologists, dino expert Robert T. Bakker, an unofficial consultant on Jurassic Park. The dinosaur curator of the Tate Museum in Wyoming turns his theories into the romantic adventure, Raptor Red.
2 - Political Panel. Michael Kirby, Hugh Segal and Gerry Caplan discuss the Ontario Throne Speech and the Harris government.
1 - G. J. Meyer (Gerry). Executive Blues is a new book about corporate downsizing. Fortune magazine calls it "brilliant, original, raging." We’ll focus on the emotional cost of white male corporate unemployment.
2 - Toby Styles. A visit with Toby styles from the Metro Toronto Zoo. He brings Pamela big, ugly, creepy crawlers.
Barry Morse. You’ll remember him as the intrepid detective in the ‘60s television series, The Fugitive. Now, he’s a senior citizen, a caregiver and enthusiast about performing arts lodges...retirement homes for seniors. Dr. Margaret MacAdam is an elder care expert. She answers questions on what to do when your loved ones are unable to take care of themselves.
1 - Preston Manning. The leader of the Reform Party is marching to his own drummer on the Quebec question. He says Ottawa’s referendum strategy won’t work. The critics call him a "traitor".
2 - Keith Spicer. Kids today will witness more than 200,000 acts of violence on television before they graduate. We ask what the outspoken head of the CRTC what he plans to do about it.
O. J. Simpson. Joanne St. Lewis, assistant professor of law, University of Ottawa; H.S. (Hargurshet) Bhabra, author and co-host of TVOntario’s Imprint; and Toronto lawyer Clayton Ruby discusses the O.J. Simpson verdict and the surrounding issues.
Dr. Deepak Chopra. M.D. and holistic health guru Deepak Chopra’s groundbreaking lectures and books blend physics and philosophy, the practical and the spiritual, Eastern religion and Western science. First novel: The Return of Merlin.
1 - Dr. Michael Higgins. The Dean of St. Jerome’s College in Waterloo talks about the life and role of the Pope.
2 - Jann Arden. Just back from a European tour, singer/songwriter Jann Arden chats about her music. Her latest release is a duet called "Unloved" with Jackson Browne.
1 - Mordecai Richler. A lengthy discussion which includes the celebrated author’s thoughts and views on his Quebec.
2 - Luba Goy. The First Lady of Canadian Comedy from CBC’s Royal Canadian Air Farce.
k.d. lang. An hour with internationally-renowned songstress k. d. lang. Her career has witnessed various musical incarnations, from stomping country music to riveting torch songs. Her latest album, All You Can Eat, has just been released.
1 - Jean Charest. There are only two Tories left in the federal Conservative caucus, but he's here to talk about the future of his party and role in the "No" campaign.
2 - Stephen Lewis. Canada’s former Ambassador to the UN and long-time NDP stalwart on his new job as Deputy Executive Director of UNICEF.
1 - Political Panel. Caplan, Segal and Kirby talk about the American election.
2 - Lewis Lapham. The noted editor of Harpers magazine takes a look at backroom politics behind the American presidential race.
1 - Prairie Girls. The pride of Wadena, Saskatchewan, kibitzes with fellow Prairie Girls: Senator Joyce Fairbairn and writers Sharon Butala and Alison Gordon.
2 - Rosemary Sexton. Author of Confessions of a Society Columnist and Glitter Girls.
1 - Richard Ford. One of America’s finest authors, Mississippi storyteller Richard Ford fills us in on the trials and tribulations of arch-decent, under-fortunate, semi-hero Frank Bascombe, in his long-awaited sequel to Independence Day.
2 - Pierre Salinger. The former John F. Kennedy press secretary and award-winning journalist shares his experiences of 50 years at the center of American politics.
Forgiveness. We're taking a look at the nature of forgiveness. We'll hear one person's compelling story followed by two spiritual thinkers: Ron Graham, Charles Templeton.
1 - Edward deBono. Lateral thinking guru Edward deBono debunks the myth that creativity is a talent processed only by a few; anyone can develop and enhance their creativity.
2 - David Deacon. A former painter, stockbroker and race car driver, David Deacon is now enjoying a popular following through his poetry and music.
The Travel Show. The experience throughout the eyes of two world-class travel writers, Jonathan Raban and Oakland Ross. Raban's Hunting Mr. Heartbreak has been called the best book of travel ever written by an Englishman about the United States. Award-winning journalist Oakland Ross has a new book, A Fire on the Mountains, about his journey from Mexico to Madagascar.
1 - Addicted Physicians. Dr. Graeme Cunningham, Director of Homewood Addiction Services in Guelph. Dr. Benoit Samson, Professor, University of Ottawa, developed the Professional Assistance Program for the Impaired or Disabled Physician.
2 - Sheila Shotton. Get a jump start on Christmas as Sheila brings in items from her quirky Christmas shopping spree.
1 - Diahann Carroll. She's a legend of stage and screen. Currently starring as Norma Desmond in the Canadian productions of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Sunset Boulevard.
2 - Ron Graham. Author and journalist Ron Graham has just released his new book, All the King’s Horses. This book examines the recent performance of Canada’s political class and is a follow-up to his bestseller, One-Eyed Kings.
1 - Michael Adams. President of Environics.
2 - Patrick Watson. Author and broadcaster Patrick Watson’s passion is magic, and he has a few tricks up his sleeve for Pamela.
1 - John Douglas. The former head of the FBI's Investigative Support Unit is author of Mindhunter, a book about his experience as an expert on serial rapists and murders.
2 - Monique Simard. The vice-president of the Parti Quebecois joins Pamela as the Quebec referendum nears.
Conflict Resolution. Rob Ricigliano is with the Harvard Conflict Resolution Group.
1 - The Right Honourable Joe Clark
2 - Political Panel. Caplan, Kirby and Segal.
Post-Referendum. Alain Gagnon is Director of Quebec Studies at McGill. Gordon Gibson is author of Thirty Million Musketeers. Tom Kierans is President & CEO of C.D. Howe Institute.
Privacy. Bruce Phillips, Federal Privacy Commissioner, Don Tapscott, Chair of the Alliance for Converging Technologies.
Alzheimer’s. Dr. Serge Gauthier is Director of the McGill Centre for Studies in Aging. Maurice Dionne is former Northumberland/Miramichi Liberal MP and his wife Precille on the impact of Alzheimer’s.
1 - Lawrence Martin. Author of Chretien: The Will To Win
2 - Kaffe Fassett. He’s called "the rock star of knitting." Kaffe is the world-famous designer in weaving and textiles. Book: Glorious Interiors.
1 - Emotional I.Q. New brain research suggests emotions, not I.Q, may be the true measure of human intelligence. Our guest is New York Times science writer, Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence.
2 - Ronnie Burkett. Puppeteer/playwright Ronnie Burkett’s new play, Tinka's New Dress, is a searing and wickedly funny look at artistic oppression.
1 - Christopher Pratt. Painter and printmaker offers his personal reflections on a life in art.
2 - Political Panel. Gerry Caplan and Michael Kirby.
1 - Peter C. Newman. One of Canada’s brightest political minds says Canadians are becoming a defiant lot, and ponders whether the national dream has been derailed.
2 - Umberto Menghi. His tantalizing culinary life includes owning an olive orchard in Tuscany. Vancouver restaurateur and cookbook author.
Mother Teresa. Christopher Hitchens and Lucinda Vardy. Mother Teresa celebrated and Mother Teresa vilified. Lucinda Vardy, editor of A Simple Life and Christopher Hitchens, author of The Missionary Position, have opposing views of Calcutta’s living saint.
1 - Robert MacNeil. Former co-host of PBS’s The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour talks about TV, politics and his steamy new political thriller, The Voyage.
2 - Ice Wine. David Lawrason, Globe & Mail wine columnist, editor and publisher of Wine Access, joins us to talk about the hot Canadian sensation known as "ice wine."
1 - Sylvia Tyson. The singer/songwriter takes us from The Bluebird Cafe to her new group, Quartette.
2 - Jeff Madrick. Is the middle class dead? In a provocative new book, Jeff Madrick says the era of affluence is over
1 - Tom Cochrane. The follow-up to his hugely successful Mad, Mad World has arrived. It’s called Ragged Ass Road.
2 - Ashley MacIsaac. Cape Breton musician discusses life as the bad boy of Canadian fiddling.
1 - Helen Sinclair. Record profits, so why are they so stingy when it comes to lending money? Canadian Bankers Association president Helen Sinclair discusses the future of banking in Canada and around the globe.
2 - Ofra Harnoy. Life on the road with a cello. The Canadian master musician joins us for a look at her musical career.
1 - Denise Brown. Nicole Brown’s sister talks about her tragic murder and the newly-formed foundation against family violence.
2 - Susan McCarthy. San Francisco science writer Susan McCarthy co-authored the superb When Elephants Weep with Jeffrey Masson. She talks about the complex emotional lives of animals.
1 - Ben Bradlee. As executive editor of The Washington Post, legendary newsman Ben Bradlee brought the paper international acclaim, breaking stores, collecting Pulitzers and, of course, exposing the Watergate scandal.
2 - John Honderich. The Toronto Star publisher on how Watergate defined modern journalism.
1 - Richard Gwyn. If Canada is among the best places to live in the world, why are Canadians so worried? One of our most astute political commentators dissects the threats to Canada’s survival.
2 - Temple Grandin. The author of Thinking in Pictures tells the story of what it’s like to live in the world of autism.
1 - John McDermott. The Celtic singer has a new recording, Love is a Voyage. It ranges from traditional folk to a haunting duet of the Phil Coulter song "Steal Away."
2 - Political Panel. Gerry Caplan, Hugh Segal and Michael Kirby on the Airbus investigation and Senate hearings on gun control legislation.
1 - Roy Romanow. The premier of Saskatchewan was the fist to balance a provincial budget, but part of the cost was closing 52 rural hospitals in the "home of Medicare." Roy Romanow was still handily re-elected and played a key role in the referendum.
2 - Dalton Camp. A long-time Conservative, Dalton is engaged in a war of words and ideas with Canada’s new Right. Camp on a kinder, gentler way to govern.
1 - Farley Mowat. Flamboyant storyteller retraces his wartime footsteps in a new memoir, Aftermath. Topics: the savagery of war, obsessions with power, consequences of progress.
2 - Dr. Katrina Kulhay. Recent consumer hair survey rates Pamela Wallin alongside Tom Cruise and Princess Diana in the healthy hair department. Dr. Kulhay explains why.
1 - Dave Barrett. The former premier of BC says politics is like sex: "if you do it right, it's very messy but the results can be satisfying." His new book: Barrett: A Passionate Political Life.
2 - Streetproofing. The Abbotsford killer of Tanya Smith remains at large. Paul Hidlebaugh and Frank Olson of Street Proofing Our Kids Society run an outstanding self-protection program which teaches kids, including Tanya Smith’s own classmates, how to spot danger and fend off attackers
Mike Harris. He launched the Common Sense Revolution -- but does a leaner government mean a meaner government? On the eve of his first all-important economic statement, the newly-elected Premier of Ontario offers his perspective on the politics of governing in the 90âs.
1 - John Richards. Making the welfare state work. An outspoken, fiscally conservative socialist says it’s possible. John Richards, former NDP MLA in Saskatchewan and now with the Faculty of Business Administration at Simon Fraser University, is changing how both the left and right see social programs.
2 - Ricardo Diez-Hochleitner is president of the prestigious global think tank Club of Rome. He reflects on the future of work and education and the implications for Canada and the global community as we head towards the 21st century.
1 - Jon Scieszka. Dr. Seuss for the 90s. Sensational kid’s book writer Jon Scieszka turns fairytales on their heads. He’s the author of The Stinky Cheese Man and Math Curse.
2 - Chynna Phillips. She and William Baldwin are one on Hollywood’s hottest matches. Chynna has just released her first solo album.
Teen Violence. Violence in the schools, teens joining gangs and carrying weapons. Pamela takes a hard look at the issue with her guests: Pat Mastroianni and Amanda Stepto of Degrassi Talks, Sergeant John Muise of the Metropolitan Toronto Police, and high school vice-principal Eleanor Gower.
Hockey Fathers & Sons. Hockey night on Pamela Wallin Live. All-star lineup includes 1972 hockey greats Paul Henderson and Carl Brewer, as well as best-selling author Roy MacGregor, on hockey dads and sons. Also, Pamela and guests will try to stump NHL trivia expert Liam Maguire.
1 - Clint Black. He sings with a lethal twang. The major country music star joins us with two new albums: One Emotion and his Christmas tribute, Looking for Christmas.
2 - Ariel Sharon. The former Israeli Defense Minister on the peace process.
1 - Sharon, Lois & Bram. Perennial singing trio for children. They prove to us why they’ve gained hero status with young and old fans alike.
2 - Political Panel. Gerry Caplan, Hugh Segal and Michael Kirby come bearing gift suggestions of holiday books for political junkies.
Drunk Driving. After drinking at a local bar, teenager Kevin Hollinsky drove into two light poles and a tree, killing his two best friends. Kevin and his lawyer, Eddie Greenspan, discuss his tragic story and the alternative sentencing that has him speaking to high school students about drinking and driving.
1 - Grace Mirabella. An insider’s view into this world of high fashion and high society with the former editor-in-chief of Vogue and the founder of Mirabella.
2 - Michael Burgess & Susan Gilmour. He knocked them dead as the star of Les Miserables. International singing sensation Michael Burgess and his wife, singer Susan Gilmour, treat Pamela to a taste of Christmas
1 - Michael Harris. His new book explores the riveting story of Patrick Kelly, former RCMP undercover drug agent, suspected arsonist, fraud artist and convicted wife murderer.
2 - Isiah Thomas. The general manager of the Toronto Raptors.
Garth Brooks. The kingpin of country music. Garth Brooks spends a full hour on his life, loves and music. His new recording, Fresh Horses.
1 - Charity. Doreen Wicks, one-woman crusader, doesn’t take no for an answer. Wicks overcame great obstacles to establish her dream: setting up medical clinics and educational services in developing nations. Also Kevin Aisenault, Director of the Jesuit Centre for Social Faith and Justice
2 - Susan Hammond. A former concert pianist has created a small musical empire engaging children with fascinating tales of classical geniuses such as Bach and Beethoven. New CD: The Story of Handel.
1 - Organ Transplants. Dalton Camp received a heart transplant in 1993 and shares the moving personal story of his near-death experience.
2 - Dr. David Landsberg. Veteran of over 1000 transplants: hearts, livers, kidneys. He talks about the issues and ethics surrounding organ donation in Canada.
1 - Tom Jackson. The man with one of the deepest voices in Canada, actor/singer Tom Jackson. He talks about North of 60 and his special Huron Carol Concerts for food banks.
2 - Paul William Roberts. Part travelogue, part modern-day adventure tale, the book Journey of the Magi: In Search of the Birth of Jesus, retraces the fascinating journey of the Three Wise Men.
Teen Girls. Depression, eating disorders, addictions, suicides. New York Times best-selling author Dr. Mary Pipher talks about the struggles facing our adolescent girls. Also joining in are sex educator Sue Johanson and Road to Avonlea's Sarah Polley.
1 - Ken Dryden. Hockey legend-turned-author Ken Dryden went back to school for a year, pretending to be a student. What’s wrong with our schools and what do we need to do to fix them?
2 - Plaidfest. The music of the fifties. Pamela celebrates 1000 performances of musical fun with Neil Bartram, Tyley Ross and Lawrence Follows from the smash theatrical hit, Forever Plaid.
1 - Political Panel. Hugh Segal and Gerry Caplan
2 - Charity, Part 2. Tom Axworthy, Executive Director of the CRB Foundation, and David R. Beatty of the Drucker Foundation discuss the role of corporate philanthropy. Many people in the charitable sector are looking to business to help provide services that are no longer funded by government.
1 - Amanda Marshall. Some say this young singer is the love child of Janis Joplin and Joe Cocker...and her debut album, just inches away from turning gold.
2 - John Della Costa. Scared to death of being downsized, merged and re-engineered? Author and former advertising guru John Della Costa says these tactics are doomed to fail and what we really need are companies with Working Wisdom.
1 - Surviving Christmas: Margaret Visser. The colourful historian and anthropologist of everyday life talks about rituals surrounding the holiday season.
2 - Reindeer. Toby Styles of the Metropolitan Toronto Zoo stops by with a very special guest. Also, singer John McDermott
Repeat of the Dr. Deepak Chopra interview. (Oct. 4)
Repeat of the Dr. Harold Levinson interview. (Sept. 22)
Margaret Drabble. Known as one of the great ladies of English literature, novelist Margaret Drabble shares her unique and witty personal take on everything from conventional marriage to hard-line feminism to the randy Royals.
Kevin Kelly. What is the future of future? Pamela crystal ball-gazes with Kevin Kelly, editor of hip technology magazine, Wired.
1 - Nancy Sinatra. Famous for two things: her smash hit, "These Boots Are Made For Walkin" and for her dad, "Ole Blue Eyes" Frank Sinatra. Nancy’s written another biography, Frank Sinatra: An American Legend, on the occasion of his 80th birthday.
2 - Witold Rybczynski. A guided tour through city life with celebrated Canadian architect and author Witold Rybczynski.
My Favourite Year. A special New Year’s program with: Michael Enright, host of CBC Radio’s As It Happens; Joe Schlesinger, CBC Special Correspondent; Bob Rae, Ontario NDP leader; Barbara McDougall, former PC Cabinet Minister; Red Green (Steve Smith), host of The New Red Green Show along with co-host, Bill Smith; pollster Michael Adams; social anthropologist Grant McCracken; sports journalist Bruce Dowbiggin; hockey legend Carol Brewer; Rob Salem, movie critic for The Toronto Star; MuchMusic producer John Jones; and filmmaker Clement Virgo.
1 - David Foot. What will 1996 bring us? One of Canada’s leading demographers, David Foot, tells us about what Canada will look like as we approach the millennium.
2 - Holiday Blues. Dr. Irvin Wolkoff talks about surviving Christmas, family conflicts and stress.
1 - Political Panel. Gerry Caplan, Hugh Segal and Michael Kirby explore the loss of idealism in the 90âs.
2 - Cigars. Bill Clinton does it even though he admits that he shouldn’t. It used to be frowned on, but now it’s chic and everyone is doing it: men and women alike. Bob Landau, president of Toronto cigar shop Winston & Holmes, will talk to us about stogies.
Cosmetic Surgery. Nip, tuck, tighten, sculpt, implant, lift. Dr. Robert Stubbs and Dr. Harold Silver are both plastic surgeons. They’ll explain why it’s not just for the rich anymore.
Guys in the Nineties. Three dudes who’ve been around the block and back: Ian Brown, host of CBC Radio’s Sunday Morning and author of Man Overboard; journalist and commentator Allan Fotheringham; and author Russell Smith thrill us with their confessions about the sensitive, interior lives and souls of today’s men.
1 - Trade Mission. Jeff Rubin, Chief Economist at CIBC Wood Gundy, and Paul Summerville, Chief Economist with Richardson Greenshields of Canada, discuss Jean Chrétien’s trade excursion to Asia.
2 - Dr. Matthew Kiernan. If you want your business to be around and healthy in the next century, then our guest will tell you how to do it. A survival guide for 21st-century corporate leaders. Get Innovative or Get Dead is his book.
1 - Don Tapscott. The cyber guru, author of The Digital Economy, tells how computers, the Internet and the World Wide Web are going to affect virtually every aspect of our lives.
2 - New Filmmakers. Lindalee Tracy is the writer/director of the film Abby, I Hardly Knew Ya. Stephen Williams is writer/director of Soul Survivor. Two different filmmakers, one does documentary, the other does fiction. Both are issue-oriented, spunky and interesting.
Ben Heppner. The operatic tenor brings his glorious set of vocal chords to the show. Fresh from The Met, Heppner has a new album, and is about to star in Pagliacci for the Canadian Opera Company.
1 - Gemma Jones. She gave a highly-acclaimed performance as Mrs. Dashwood in the film Sense and Sensibility and in the Royal Alexandra Theatre production of The Master Builder. The British actor joins Pamela to talk about her career.
2 - Fat. Shedding light on losing pounds. Nutritionist Barbie Cassleman, former dieter and journalist Terry Poulton, and a medical expert weigh in with the latest on fat and our obsession with getting rid of it at any cost.
1 - Laura Smith. The singer/songwriter from Halifax is up for six East Coast Music Awards. Her new album between the earth and my soul, has received huge critical acclaim. She plays her signature song, "My Bonny Lies Over the Ocean."
2 - Georgette Gagnon. She was part of a UN human rights field operation team sent to Rwanda. A lawyer and co-author of Not Without Cause: David Peterson’s Fall From Grace.
1 - Maury Chaykin. Canada’s top character actor of his generation. This past year, he’s starred in slew of Hollywood films, including Diane Keaton's Unstrung Heroes; Devil In A Blue Dress, and Cutthroat Island.
2 - Daniel David Moses. Four-star reviews for The Indian Medicine Shows. A look at fear, hatred, love and lost souls with Native playwright Daniel David Moses
1 - Helena Bonham Carter. The British actress (Howard’s End, A Room With A View) has garnered raves for her stunning performance in the new film, Margaret’s Museum. A bittersweet Celtic love story set in the late 1940s in Glace Bay, Cape Breton.
2 - Stock Market Whiz Kid. Nine-year-old Ashley Mound won $10,000 in The Toronto Star’s stock market challenge. Also, her father, Bill Mound, and Jade Hemeon, business reporter for the Star.
1 - Dr. Robert Buckman. One of the most dynamic cancer specialists, author of What You Really Need to Know About Cancer.
2 - Political Panel. Gerry Caplan, Hugh Segal and on the federal government’s response to Quebec, human rights and business
Inventors. Ever wonder who invented "The Doorbutler" door closer or the adult board game "Spin For Sin"? Guests are Gary Svoboda from the Canadian Industrial Innovation Centre and inventors Barra Lalande and Joel Meyers.
Richard Ofshe. False memories, psychotherapy and sexual hysteria. Social psychologist Richard Ofshe has become celebrated for making mincemeat of false memories. He’s author of Making Monsters. Also, "recanter" Meg Harris, who tells how she was implanted with false memories when she accused her father of sexual abuse.
1 - Middle East. Janice Stein, professor of political science at the University of Toronto, and Atiff Kubursi, McMaster University economics professor, discuss the Palestinian elections.
2 - Martina McBride has just been nominated for three Grammy Awards, including Best Female County Vocal Performance for her hit single, "Safe In The Arms of Love."
1 - Sir Ian McKellen. The star of Richard III, which is currently running in theatres across the country. He talks about his career and bringing Shakespeare to the movie screen.
2 - Women’s Health. Professor Lorraine Dennerstein, Director of the Key Centre for Women’s Health in Society, University of Melbourne, Australia.
1 - I-Zines. They’re hip, they’re hot, they’re magazines gone underground. Are I-zines losing their chic now that anyone can become a publisher? Pamela surfs the "Zine Scene" with Broken Pencil magazine's Hal Niedzviecki.
2 - Kate Fillion. What’s the truth about women’s darker side? Award-winning author and journalist Kate Fillion smashes sexual stereotypes in a frank discussion about how women really behave in relationships, love, sex and friendships.
Frank McKenna. New Brunswick Premier Frank McKenna looks at the aggressive sell-job of his province to outside business interests, and talks about his views on the future of our country.
Music Videos. Confused by the new music out there? Singer-songwriter Meryn Cadell and MuchMusic producer John Jones are our tour guides through some of the hot and interesting musical groups on the Canadian and international scenes.
1 - Tom Axworthy. On the question of Quebec separation
2 - Buffy Saint-Marie. The singer-songwriter will stop by with her guitar and a new album, Up Where We Belong. Although she won an Oscar for the title track when it was used in the movie An Officer And A Gentleman, this is the first time Buffy has recorded the song.
The Evil Show. Is Satan alive and well? Pamela explores the nature of evil with Andrew Delbanco, author of The Death of Satan, Ron Graham, author of God’s Dominion, and Dr. Irvin Wolkoff, psychiatrist and son of holocaust survivors.
1 - Hay Group. Does your company pay you what you are worth? How should companies pay their employees to get the best performance they can? The Hay Group’s Paul Platten talks about people, performance and pay.
2 - Political Panel. Gerry Caplan, Michael Kirby and Hugh Segal take a look at the Cabinet shuffle on Parliament Hill.
Bob Rae. He led the Ontario NDP for 14 years and now returns to the practice of law after his fall from power, the premiership and grace. The passions and the politics of the man who paid the price for redefining the New Democrats.
Terry McMillan. A feature interview with Terry McMillan, the "goddess of girl talk." She’s author of Waiting to Exhale, now a major motion picture starring Whitney Houston. Also, three young Toronto women join us to talk about being single, smart, black and radical in today’s world.
Frank Ogden. "Dr. Tomorrow" is an electronic evangelist and internationally-renowned futurist. His provocative new book, Navigating in Cyberspace: A Guide to the Next Millennium, predicts the ever-changing landscape of the twenty-first century.
The New Right. From Newt Gingrich to Rush Limbaugh to Preston Manning: some of the newest and most interesting political ideas are emerging from the conservative right. But does the radical right resonate in Canada? Pamela discusses this with Devon Cross of the Donner Foundation; Tom Long, one of the new young architects of the "Common Sense Revolution" and Christina Blizzard, author of Right Turn: How the Tories Took Ontario.
Air Farce. Air Farce takes its shots at Pamela Wallin Live: now Pamela takes on the cult hit wonders, Royal Canadian Air Farce: Roger Abbott, Luba Goy, Don Ferguson and John Morgan. Hold on to your egos, this is not a program for the thin-skinned!
Chilton. David Chilton’s best-seller, The Wealthy Barber, shows us how to take the intimidation and boredom out of the financial planning experience.
Sex with Sue Johanson. She will answer your questions about sex, health concerns, relationships and mixed messages: the pleasurable and the painful, on both the physical and the emotional levels.
1 - Leslie Nielsen. He’s February’s cover boy on Playboy; he’s the star of all the Naked Gun movies; he’s in the current zany comedy, Dracula: Dead and Loving It. Nielsen is on our debut show from LA with the naked truth about his life as a rich and famous Canadian star.
2 - Arthur Hiller. On the eve of the Oscar nominations, the president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Arthur Hiller. He grew up in Edmonton, where he played high school basketball with Nielsen. After a career start at the CBC, he went on to direct blockbuster movies like Love Story and Outrageous Fortune.
1 - Daniel Petrie Sr., Dorothea Petrie and Beau Bridges. Cape Breton-born Daniel Petrie, Sr., has been directing movies for 35 years. His wife, Dorothea, is producer of Captive Heart: The James Mink Story. Beau Bridges stars as Richard Nixon in Petrie's latest. He’s been a pal of the family since childhood.
2 - Norman Jewison. Academy Award-nominated Canadian filmmaker, director and producer. Some of the films on his list of credits include In the Heat of the Night, Moonstruck, Only You, Fiddler On the Roof, Agnes of God and the soon-to-be-released Bogus. He’s put his money where his mouth is by setting up the Canadian Centre for Advanced Film Studies.
Lily Tomlin, hailed by New Yorker as "one of the funniest women in the world," starred on Laugh-In and has an award-winning one-woman show, The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe. Recently, she narrated the acclaimed documentary on gay life in Hollywood: The Celluloid Closet.
1 - James Orr and James Belushi. Canadian writer, director and producer James Orr introduces us to his pal, actor James Belushi. Films from Orr's production company like Father of the Bride and Sister Act II have reaped box office sales of more than half a billion dollars. Belushi, a Saturday Night Live alumnus, has a new spring movie, Race the Sun.
2 - Ted Kotcheff. On the business of making movies. Kotcheff is a Canadian-born producer. He wowed us with Duddy Kravitz, Joshua Then and Now, North Dallas Forty, Switching Channels, Weekend at Bernie’s.
1 - Pat Bullard. Toronto-born Pat Bullard is on the verge of taking over from Phil Donahue. The stand-up comic’s new talk show comes out of the States next fall. A former senior writer for Roseanne, Pat is currently co-producer of the hit sitcom Grace Under Fire.
2 - Gossip. Gossip makes the world go 'round, especially in movie land. Pamela gets the inside stuff from Hollywood bad girl and author of You’ll Never Eat Lunch in this Town Again, Julia Phillips, People magazine’s Ivor Davis, and Frank Swertlo, the Internet’s Mr. Showbiz.
3 - Liona Boyd. Famed Canadian classical guitarist about life in L.A.
Joni Mitchell. Celebrated singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell, 1995 winner of the Century Award, Billboard’s highest honour for distinguished achievement.
Dr. Howard Gardner. Have you reached your full learning potential? Find out how much further your mind can develop as Harvard professor Dr. Howard Gardner, author of Frames of Mind, explains his theories on multiple intelligences.
1 - Ed Mirvish. He’s a restaurateur, retail store innovator, theatre owner, author and he’s "honest". "Honest Ed" Mirvish brings his wit and charm to the program to talk about his autobiography.
2 - David Elliott. For the sexy hunk who trained at the Stratford Shakespearean Festival, the sky is the limit. David Elliott stars as a Navy lawyer and ex-fighter pilot in NBC's Saturday night action-adventure series, JAG. Earlier appearances include Street Legal, Knot’s Landing, Seinfeld and Melrose Place.
1 - David Wilcox. The master blues guitarist has a new CD entitled 13 Songs. This is his first recording in six years.
2 - Jonathan and Faye Kellerman. Child-psychologist-turned-best-selling-literary-star Jonathan Kellerman has written his tenth Alex Delaware mystery novel, called The Web. Also, author Faye Kellerman, Jonathan’s wife.
Motherless Daughters. Hope Edelman is author of Motherless Daughters. She talks about the special relationship between a mother and daughter and the challenges women have to handle when they are motherless. Marianne Bolton is one such woman, and she describes what her life has been like.
1 - Doug Gilmour. Don Cherry calls him the best two-way player in the game. Toronto Maple Leafs captain and newlywed Doug Gilmour on life, love and pursuit of the Stanley Cup.
2 - Lance Secretan. He built a $100-million company and retired at age 40. Now, Lance Secretan writes bestsellers and makes waves by telling big business to create organizations that put people first. His book: Reclaiming Higher Ground: Creating Organizations That Inspire the Soul.
1 - Fuller/Maynard. Have women outgrown magazines that talk about lipstick and lasagna? Pamela takes a look at the future of women’s publications with Bonnie Fuller, the Canadian successor to the legendary Helen Gurley Brown as editor of Cosmopolitan, and Chatelaine editor-in-chief Rona Maynard.
2 - Colette Dowling. Red Hot Mamas is about coming into our own at 50. Careening between hilarity and cri de coeur, Dowling confronts topics like estrogen, mid-life sexuality and the financial facts of life. Her earlier book was The Cinderella Complex.
1 - Lewis Lapham. What America means. Elegant man of letters, editor of Harper’s magazine, and master of the political essay Lewis Lapham on an election gearing up and the hot new book on everyone’s bedside table, Primary Colors.
2 - Political Panel. Hugh Segal, Gerry Caplan and Michael Kirby discuss the government’s Throne Speech and the coming political year.
Gambling. Gambling is everywhere. Visions of quick riches have Canadians emptying their wallets on lotteries, gaming tables and sports. Has gambling become more respectable or has rolling the dice caused an epidemic of compulsive gamblers? Dr. Ralph Pohlman, Chief of Psychiatry at Markham-Stouffville Hospital and Chair of the Medical Treatment Committee of the Canadian Foundation on Compulsive Gambling, along with Ivan Sack, editor of Canadian Casino News and Barry Callaghan, writer and gambler.
1 - Albert Schultz. Tonight, there’s a doctor in the house. Actor Albert Schultz, currently wearing the white coat on CBC's doctor drama Side Effects and formerly suited as a legal beagle on the hit series Street Legal, comes by to talk about the upcoming Gemini Awards...which he’s hosting, most likely in a tux.
2 - Dr. David Leibow. Author of Love, Pain and the Whole Damn Thing.
Report Card. Jean Chrétien’s midterm report card. Is he keeping his election promises? With the help of political insider David MacNaughton, small business advocate Catherine Swift and economist Peter Andersen: the federal government on its performance to date.
Dr. Henry Morgentaler. For 24 years, Dr. Henry Morgentaler has been waging a legal and moral battle over the right to abortion in Canada. To some, he’s a cult hero; to others he’s a villain. We’ll explore not only the public life of this tireless crusader for women’s rights, but also the personal motivation of the man who is a father and survivor of the Nazi death camps.
1 - Peter White. Outspoken president of the Council for Canadian Unity, Peter White, discusses the key issues to avoiding the breakup of Canada, and what we need from our leaders in order to survive.
2 - Political Panel. Hugh Segal and Michael Kirby on the day of the federal budget.
1 - Donovan Bailey. Pamela talks to the world’s fastest man, Donovan Bailey. He’s one of Canada’s best hopes for Olympic gold at the 1996 Olympic Games.
2 - Donna Laframboise. Has the lunatic fringe taken over mainstream feminism? The current state of the feminist movement and gender relations with controversial journalist and author of The Princess at the Window.
Shania Twain. Just in time for the Juno Awards, North America’s hottest country star Shania Twain joins Pamela for a full hour. Born in Windsor and raised in Timmins, Ontario, Shania has just returned from the Grammy Awards.
1 - Ronnie Hawkins. Still flyin', still rockin'. Ronnie Hawkins is 60-plus and still adding material to his musical legend. The Hawk just swooped into town to pick up his Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award at the Junos on Sunday night.
2 - Liona Boyd. Canadian classical guitar superstar Liona Boyd joins Pamela to play from her new album, Classically Yours.
1 - Yves Fortier. Co-chair of the Confederation 2000 committee looks at the partitioning of Quebec.
2 - James Galway. World-famous flautist James Galway is known for his impish Irish humour, his earthiness and for playing the sweetest music this side of Belfast on his 14-karat gold instrument.
Todd Gitlin. Why is North America wracked by culture wars? Critic and author Todd Gitlin takes on the cultural warriors: left, right, centre, multiculturalists and their critics, in the battle that may spell the end of North American culture as we know it.
1 - Sonja Smits. These days she’s Sally Ross, high-rolling investment banker on the new TV drama, Traders. She used to be Carrington Barr, sultry criminal lawyer on the hit show Street Legal, before her character was tragically killed by a car and the series ended.
2 - Doug Goold. Business columnist for The Globe and Mail on the real world of the stock market.
Dr. Reginald Bibby. One of the country’s top analysts of cultural and social change, author of The Bibby Report, takes a comprehensive and spectacular look at the kind of society we are creating in Canada: from our values, attitudes and lifestyles to sexuality, religion and leadership.
1 - Bosnia. Peter Mass, author of Love Thy Neighbor and Major General (Ret'd.) Lewis MacKenzie. Peter Mass was war correspondent for The Washington Post and Maj. Gen. MacKenzie was the first UN commander is Sarajevo when the two first met.
2 - Stomp. They play everything -- and the kitchen sink. Mesmerizing percussion troupe Stomp bring their own solution to the garbage crisis when they drop by to strut their scrappy, scruffy stuff.
John Irving. From the author of The World According to Garp comes a memoir of compelling simplicity. John Irving weighs in with two of the greatest passions of his life: writing and wrestling.
1 - David Layton. Son of poet Irving Layton and godson of Leonard Cohen, David Layton has written a compelling cover story for Saturday Night magazine about growing up with these icons of poetry.
2 - Favouritism. Mom always liked you best. Dr. Vera Rabie-Azoory, author of They Love You, They Love Me Not, takes a unique look at how personalities and relationships are formed in the family.
1 - Charles Lewis. What does it cost to become president of the United States? Well, according to Charles Lewis in his new book The Buying of the President, it takes about $20 million just to put you at the starting gate in the world’s most expensive horse race.
2 - Bill Fox. Journalist and visiting scholar at Columbia University looks at how the media covers presidential politics.
1 - Silver Wings. Two extraordinary Canadian women, the Silver Wings duo -- Daphne Schiff and Adel Fogle -- talk about their upcoming Air Race of the Americas, that will see them fly from New York, across the rainforests of South America, to the tip of world and back in a twin-engine Piper Navajo.
2 - Allan Fotheringham. "Dr. Foth" diagnoses and offers up his own wacky prognosis for those afflicted with the political bug.
Vitamin Guru. Nutrition and health guru Dr. Earl Mindell writes best-selling "bibles" on these topics. Now the Canadian-born Mindell has something new to fascinate boomer viewers: The Anti-Aging Bible.
1 - Brian Maracle. Back to the Rez is Brian Maracle's compelling account of moving back to Six Nations Indian Reserve after 40 years of living in white, mainstream society. The outspoken Mohawk writer and journalist describes his experience and talks about how the change affected his life.
2 - Tom Williams. At 17, this computer whiz kid has already owned his own business, worked as a consultant for Apple Computers in Silicon Valley, and been courted by Microsoft. He’s designed computer games and interactive music videos with artists like Seal. Now, as Director, Creative Group, at Multi-Active Technologies in Vancouver, he’s getting ready to launch a revolutionary new science educational tool.
1 - Robert D. Kaplan. Atlantic Monthly editor leaves the bubble bath behind to travel by backpack and report on corruption, poverty and crime in the unmapped areas of West Africa, the Middle East and Asia. The Ends of the Earth is an unsettling and superb account of his personal investigations into how cultures clash and the effect on the world of tomorrow.
2 - Political Panel. Hugh Segal and Michael Kirby.
1 - Damon Stoudamire. When he was the first NBA draft pick in Canadian basketball history, he was booed by sports fans. Now, NBA rookie sensation Damon Stoudamire could probably run for Prime Minister. Leading the pack for the prestigious Rookie of the Year award, the Toronto Raptors' second "little big man" talks about the life in the newest basketball franchise.
2 - Scott Thompson. Outrageous Canadian comic superstar Scott Thompson takes Pamela on a raucous ride through his new movie Kids In The Hall: Brain Candy, and talks about his starring role on The Larry Sanders Show.
The Psychic Show. The small, "medium" and large of the psychic world, with Quebec celebrity astrologer JoJo Savard, author Sylvia Fraser, who writes fiction and non-fiction about the paranormal and psychic power; and Carole and Gordon Wilson, a husband and wife team (he’s a former police inspector) who have a successful agency called "Wilson and Wife, Psychic Detectives."
Hugh Segal. No Surrender: Reflections of a Happy Warrior in the Tory Crusade is the name of the compelling, candid and hotly anticipated new memoir by Hugh Segal. A book that, among other things, explores his party’s most powerful and controversial leaders. Gerry Caplan and Michael Kirby join in the last part of the show to critique the book.
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Spirituality. Is God dead? Pam’s guests, T.C. McLuhan, Tom Harpur, and Ivor Shapiro, take a look at our quest to find spiritual meaning in our lives, our feelings toward organized religion and our search to understand what it means to be a human being.
Stephen Jay Gould. An hour with the eminent paleontologist and enthusiastic conversationalist. He’s been described as one part Harvard intellectual, nine parts curious little boy and also, in his own words, an Essay Machine. His latest collection of essays has just been published: Dinosaur in a Haystack.
1 - Edwina Currie. Move over Jeffrey Archer: outspoken former British MP and best-selling author Edwina Currie provides riveting insight into the malice, friendships, backbiting, infighting and political intrigue that goes on in the House of Commons. One of the most influential woman in European politics, once responsible herself for an egg crisis that nearly destroyed the industry in Britain, also gives her insider perspective on the implications of the current mad cow crisis.
2 - OECD - Don Johnston. A rich man's think tank; an international talk shop? Whatever the moniker, the OECD is one of the world’s leading forums for analysis on how governments govern us. And Canada is now in charge. The Honourable Don Johnston-- a long time Liberal politician -- will soon take up the top job as the OECD's Secretary-General in Paris. We’ll talk with him on the eve of his departure.
Dr. Cal Stiller. Dr. Stiller is no ordinary M.D. -- he is a pioneer in organ transplants, on both the medical and ethical fronts. He’s an expert on diabetes and now he’s breaking ground on a new medical front -- finding novel ways to fund life-saving research in these days of shrinking Medicare budgets. He says we can all play a part in the giving of "lifegifts." Medicine in the 90âs will be our focus.
Magic. Life holds few illusions for guests Patrick Watson, celebrated Canadian broadcaster, and David Ben, an unusual young talent. Tonight, they’ll talk about the mystery of magic, moving beyond tricks to explore the deeper meanings of their art. They’ll also have a few tricks up their sleeves.
1 - Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Veteran journalist Hillary Johnson scrutinizes the origins, emergence and medical community’s response to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome -- sometimes cynically referred to as "yuppie flu" -- in her new book, Osler's Web.
2 - Lorne Elliott. One of Canada’s premier funnymen has taken to the road with his new and very successful CBC Radio show, Madly Off In All Directions. He’ll expose his wry sense of humour and his wildly free-spirited hairstyle.
Millennial Anxiety. Riots, lawlessness, global warming, natural disasters, deadly viruses, technology. No wonder we dread the coming of the new Millennium. A report on our future with academic and author Mark Kingwell (Dreams of the Millennium) and futurist Richard Worzel.
1 - Sarah Bradford. Biographer Sarah Bradford, Viscountess Bangor, chronicles the remarkable life of Queen Elizabeth and explores the future of the monarchy.
2 - William Emmott. William Emmott, best-selling author and editor-in-chief of The Economist, shares his new perspectives on the evolution of Europe and world economics, particularly Japan and the Pacific Rim.
Kim Campbell. Former leader of the Progressive Conservative party of Canada on her new tell-all book about the party, the election and Canadian politics
1 - Christopher Ondaatje. Financier, adventurer, author of Sindh Revisited, Christopher Ondaatje, the "rich" brother of novelist Michael Ondaatje, traveled thousands of miles into British India in the footsteps of Sir Richard Burton. Burton was the most famous traveler of the Victorian era, a dashing eccentric who wrote poems and was obsessed with sex.
2 - Marshall Loeb. One of the best financial advisers in North America, Marshall Loeb, acclaimed author and editor-at-large of Fortune magazine, talks about the changes that are turning our society upside down, and how to benefit from them.
1 - Robert LePage. His creative vision of theatre enjoys an international reputation. His latest endeavours include a world tour of a riveting, one-man show entitled Elsinore -- an adaptation of Shakespeare's Hamlet. On his days off, he’s busy editing his second feature film (his first, Le Confessional, won best movie and best director Genie Awards this year).
2 - Allan Fotheringham
Jan Wong. All that’s right and wrong with China. Jan Wong, a third-generation Chinese-Canadian, talks about her personal odyssey from starry-eyed Montreal Maoist in the 70âs to award-winning and astute journalist today. Wong’s experiences vary from hauling pig manure for Mao to ducking sniper bullets while reporting for The Globe and Mail in the aftermath of Tiananmen Square.
1 - Lt. Col. Michel Drapeau. They Lost It; They Found It. The Somalia affair has done nothing to enhance the reputation of the military. Outspoken Colonel-Retired Michel Drapeau spent more than 30 years as a soldier. Far from being an apologist, he has a lot of criticism for the military’s top brass -- and a lot of insight into their tarnished image regarding Somalia.
2 - David Cassidy. The number one teen idol of the early 70s, David Cassidy, talks about finding happiness, the ghost of Keith Partridge, and his career in music and on Broadway.
1 - Viscount Linley. Not only is he son of England’s Princess Margaret and Lord Snowdon, not only is he nephew to Queen Elizabeth, but Viscount David Linley also builds furniture. This master craftsman and cabinetmaker will talk about his passion for fine furniture -- and who knows what else? Stand by.
2 - Burton Cummings. Pamela Wallin Unplugged. One piano. One Canadian rock 'n' roll icon. Burton Cummings takes us on a musical ride -- from his Winnipeg babyhood to platinum record sales with The Guess Who to the latest CD version of his stripped-down classics: Up Close and Alone.
1 - Ed Broadbent. The former NDP leader, now head of an international human rights centre, is leaving his job and the country to take up a research fellowship at Oxford University. At England’s prestigious learning institution, he’ll be looking at what’s happening to social justice issues in the new global economy.
2 - Heather Bishop. Saskatchewan born singer/songwriter has, for more than two decades, entertained both adults and children. Her latest album, Daydream Me Home.
Surfing The Internet. Cyber-guide Don Tapscott takes Pamela on a high-speed, globe-surfing expedition of the Internet. Find out everything you need to know about the Net, from shopping on-line to booking the cheapest flights.
Gordon Pinsent. Thespian and sometime Rowdy Man, Gordon Pinsent, takes us on an hour-long journey -- from his first kiss as a young boy in Grand Falls, Newfoundland, to his penchant for painting, to his ghostly role in the hit series Due South.
1 - Garth Drabinsky. Is Garth Drabinsky, Canada’s most successful impresario, a Canadian Ziegfeld, or a villain of the Canadian culture scene? From his childhood battle with polio to the race-based politics surrounding his production of Showboat, Garth Drabinsky shares his front row centre perspective on culture, entertainment and freedom of speech.
2 - Tom Henighan. In his stirring call to arms for Canadian culture lovers, Tom Henighan has some off-beat and controversial ideas for both preserving and paying for our "aesthetic" culture. But the poet who authored The Presumption of Culture is no purist. He loves his schlock and comic books, too.
Political Panel: Hugh Segal, Michael Kirby and Gerry Caplan. The pundits talk about the resignation of Deputy Prime Minister Sheila Copps.
Hobbies. Columnist Joey Slinger adores birds; actor C. David Johnson is wild about fly-fishing; author Marjorie Harris is simply crazy for gardens. Three wry and funny baby-boomers wax poetic about their hobbies and passions. Two of our guests still have their day jobs; one has turned her hobby into a wonderful career. Anyone in a slump about what to do with their downtime shouldn’t miss this program!
John Lanchester. Murder on the menu. Lanchester blends food and fiction in a stunning literary debut about a serial killer. The former restaurant critic for the London Observer has created quite a stir with The Debt of Pleasure. Dinner at 9 EST with a nasty gourmand.
1 - Robert Pritchard. Wanted: a future for the country. Needed: a group of non-politicians to lead the way. President of the University of Toronto, Rob Pritchard respects tradition but embraces change and offers a fresh perspective on "Confederation 2000."
2 - Barenaked Ladies. They’re back! Four wacky males who live -- fully clothed -- under the band name Barenaked Ladies. In their third album, Born On A Pirate Ship, the acclaimed group is in a feisty mood, with lots of attitude, razor-sharp wit and just plain good music. Steve Page and Tyler Stewart join Pamela to talk about the group.
Schizophrenia. Former Finance Minister Michael Wilson and Ronnie Hawkins and his wife, Wanda -- all parents of schizophrenics -- join psychiatrist Dr. Robert Zipursky to discuss a disease that affects one in 100.
1 - Mother’s Day. It may be the most thankless job on Earth: being a mom. In celebration of Mother’s Day, Pamela explores their changing roles in today’s world. She looks to the wit, insight, ideas and stories of Chatelaine "Family Matters" columnist Judith Timson, and psychiatrist Dr. Irvin Wolkoff.
2 - Political Panel. Our regular commentators, Hugh Segal, Michael Kirby and Gerry Caplan on the politics of the week.
1 - "For Bread and Roses! For jobs and justice!" It’s the rallying cry for a unique cross-country caravan beginning May 14. An estimated one million Canadian women will march on Ottawa. Michele Landsberg and Judith Finlayson offer a factual perspective on women’s economic status in the 90âs.
2 - Adele Fogle and Daphne. The sky’s no limit for 60-something endurance pilots Adele Fogle and Daphne Schiff. These two incredible adventurers return to share stories from their 32,000 kilometer race from New York to the tip of South America and back.
The Patsy Cline Hour. Patsy Cline was so hot, k.d. lang claimed to be her reincarnation. Celebrating the late, great country star are, among others, Gail Bliss, star of the hit one-woman show Patsy, and Patsy’s real-life husband, Charlie Dick. An hour of song and memories devoted to this musical legend.
Stanley Coren. What do the Challenger disaster, the Exxon-Valdez oil spill and the nuclear accident at Chernobyl have in common? According to neuropsychologist Stanley Coren, all were caused by people who were overtired. In fact, he says, the majority of us are sleep-deprived. This best-selling author will lift the covers on the mysteries of sleep.
1 - Roy Romanow. The Saskatchewan New Democrat (now premier), his friend Jean Chretien (now Prime Minister) and Conservative Roy McMurtry (now a judge), struck the deal that patriated Canada’s constitution. But now, as then, Quebec is in a separatist mood. Roy Romanow puts his new proposals for constitutional reconciliation on the table.
2 - Robert Young Pelton. High Octane Travel. When a group of Greek tourists are killed in broad daylight while visiting the pyramids outside Cairo, we feel nowhere in the world is safe. Canadian-born adventurer Robert Pelton says ignorance is the most dangerous impediment to travel. He’s gone out of his way to get smarter, traveling to places where the terrorists outnumber the tourists. The result is a first-ever travel survival guide to the world’s most lethal lands.
Middle Class. The "middle class" is suffering from a severe case of dashed hopes and diminished expectations. A new study says the decline and fall is a 90s myth. Andrew Coyne, Linda McQuaig and Dalton Camp take the pulse and check out the state of the pocketbooks of the middle class.
Workaholics. What happened to the leisure society? Weren’t the robots supposed to take away the drudgery and lighten the workload? Then why are we all working harder then ever before? Psychologist Dr. Barbara Killinger dissects the respectable addiction, "Workaholism".
David Foot and Daniel Stoffman. What’s hot, what’s not, and what the future holds for Canadians. Demography duo David Foot and Daniel Stoffman study human populations and tell us how to profit from the coming demographic shifts.
Right To Die. Anne Mullens, author of Timely Death, is a Victoria-based writer who pushes aside the hospital curtains to give us this definitive look at the state of dying in Canada. Previously, she authored a much-acclaimed series on euthanasia for The Toronto Star. Since then, she’s interviewed hundreds of experts, held the hands of the dying, overcome her own superstitions and changed her opinions on one of the most volatile issues of the day.
1 - Prairie Sex. Sex therapists Carolyn and William Chernenkoff have been married 34 years (to each other) and practice marital and sexual counseling in Saskatoon. Now, "Canada’s Masters and Johnson" travel east to share their keys to a sizzling sex life with the rest of us: Sex Is A 13 Letter Word
2 - Richard Ford. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Ford grapples with some of life’s big questions: freedom, loneliness and the elusive nature of contentment.
1 - Henry Czerny. Your mission, should you choose to accept it: join Pamela and Canadian actor-turned-Hollywood sensation, Henry Czerny, talking about his summer mega hit, Mission Impossible, with Tom Cruise, rocketing to stardom after The Boys of St. Vincent and why bad guys have more fun.
2 - Political Panel. Hugh Segal, Michael Kirby and Gerry Caplan on public inquiries, the Senate committee and marijuana laws.
Sport Psychology. A look at the psychology of sport as we head towards the summer Olympics in Atlanta, with figure skating champion Elvis Stojko, Olympic swimming medalist Elaine Tanner, and mental fitness expert Dr. Peter Jensen.
1 - Jimmy Buffett. Do you know about The Church of Buffett? It’s a large sect devoted to the spirited hedonism reflected in the music of their idol, singer/songwriter Jimmy Buffett. Mr. Margaritaville will be here with his latest album, Banana Wind.
2 - John Allan Cameron. Cape Breton singer/songwriter with his new recording, Glencoe Station.
1 - Michael Korda. The editor-in-chief of Simon & Schuster. Now, Michael Korda has been dubbed the "poster boy" for prostate cancer. In his revealing bestseller, Man to Man, Korda speaks frankly about everything from impotence to treatment.
2 - A. S. Byatt. Wait no longer. Doyen of literary fiction A.S. Byatt is back with her latest work, Babel Tower. Following the success of her Booker Prize-winning novel, Possession, her new reality-based epic tale captures the cultural collision caused by the sexual revolution, the changing social mores it spawned and passionate idealism of the turbulent 60s.
Law And Border. American actor Michael Moriarty, former star of the hit TV series Law and Order, faces off with flamboyant Canadian lawyer Eddie Greenspan on the topic of freedom of expression in Canada versus the U.S.
Peter Gzowski. At the age of 28, Peter was managing editor of Maclean's magazine. Now, nearly 40 years later, not only is he a major force in journalism, but his name is synonymous with what it means to be Canadian. A reflective hour with the elder statesman of Canadian radio, Peter Gzowski, host of Morningside.
Keith Spicer. Whether as chief salesman for official bilingualism, or as the crusading commissioner of the Citizen’s Forum on Canada’s Future, Keith Spicer is a man who loves controversy. The country’s top communications watchdog is leaving his post as Chair of the CRTC -- but not before giving us a last word.
1 - Jim Hayhurst Sr. and Jim Hayhurst Jr. Authors of The Right Mountain. The idea of conquering Mount Everest has been the ultimate dream of adventurers ever since Sir Edmund Hilary reached the peak in 1953. Now, the world’s highest mountain has become a deadly playground -- last month claiming eight lives while an estimated 100 climbers remained, undaunted, on its trails. Jim Hayhurst and his son describe their own attempt on Everest and how this physical challenge changed -- and nearly cost -- their lives
2 - Allan Fotheringham
World Bank President. The World Bank, set up after World War II to finance reconstruction, is today, in the post-Cold War climate, focused on the problem of survival in a world of disease, poverty and environmental destruction. James Wolfensoh, the Australian-born, cello-playing investment banker, has just marked his first year as the bank’s president.
Alternative Medicine. Are they good for what ails you? Treatments that were once viewed as fringe are becoming mainstream. New medicine guide James Gordon, M.D., charts the sometimes controversial waters of alternative therapies from acupuncture to massage to homeopathy.
1 - Seymour Martin Lipset. Noted political historian Seymour Martin Lipset looks at the double-edged sword of American individualism and capitalism. What’s wrong in a society that pursues life liberty and happiness, and at the same time faces rising crime, racism, a deteriorating economy and a widening gap between the rich and poor?
2 - Canadian Brass. Sneakers and tuxedos have come to symbolize the sense of fun the Canadian Brass brings to classical music. For 26 years, the quintet has entertained audiences with their antics and music that ranges from Bach to Dixieland. Tonight, we get a taste of both -- their humour and virtuosity.
Itzhak Perlman. He likes being called a "fiddling virtuoso." Itzhak Perlman charms us with his talent for words as well as for music, sharing stories about his love of Klezmer music, his years of coping with polio, and the joy he finds in a basketball game.
Gals In The Nineties. Our Guys in the Nineties panel thrilled us with their confessions about the secret, interior lives of men. Now it’s our girls' turn. Painter Doris McCarthy (80ish), actress Sheila McCarthy (40ish), and singer Meryn Cadell (30ish) dish out the wisdom with lots of humor about what it’s like being female in the 90s.
1 - Wendy Kaminer. Wendy Kaminer's acerbic wit takes on everything from bimbo feminism to self-help books, to Woody Allen's indiscretions. True Love Waits is a collection of essays from publications such as The Village Voice and The Atlantic, in which she gleefully holds up an unforgiving mirror to our society.
2 - Senators and Drugs. An estimated three million Canadians use marijuana and hashish. Now, even some sedate senators in the "Chamber of sober second thought" are high on the idea of legalizing marijuana. Senators Pierre-Claude Nolin and Duncan Jessiman share their views on legalized soft drugs and a new approach to drug control.
1 - Mary Higgins Clark. She’s one of the first ladies of American suspense fiction, writing the kind of book that’s perfect to take to the beach. No sooner was her latest, Moonlight Becomes You, published than it shot to the #1 spot on The New York Times Bestseller List.
2 - Phobia-Free. Guest: Dr. Harold Levinson. Fear of elevators, planes, public speaking, germs or even the dark can be devastating. Now, Dr. Levinson, a New York neurologist and psychiatrist, offers a unique theory that links 90% of all phobias and panic attacks to an underlying physical disorder. He says your inner ear may be the culprit.
1 - Randy Bachman. The days of The Guess Who and Bachman-Turner Overdrive may be behind him, but veteran singer/songwriter Randy Bachman is still going strong. His latest, solo album: Merge.
2 - Political Panel. Two of our pundits, Hugh Segal and Michael Kirby.
1 - Linwood Barclay: Father Knows Zilch. Toronto Star humorist known for poking fun at daily life in his columns, now demystifies fatherhood. His approach is not a cerebral exploration of the male parental psyche, but rather a funny, rough-and-ready guidebook for real guys who become dads.
2 - David Phillips. Weather. Love it. Hate it. We can never stop talking about it. Tonight, David Phillips, Canada’s foremost weather expert and "true weather weenie," talks about why Canada makes for great weather stories. He’ll share some of the weirdest and wackiest weather moments in Canadian history.
1 - Ashley MacIsaac. A Wallin Ceilidh with Cape Breton fiddling sensation Ashley MacIsaac. His last album, Hi, how are you today?, is fast approaching double platinum. Not one to let grass grow under his stomping feet, he’s just left the recording studio with yet another -- this time traditional -- album. It’s appropriately called, Fine, thank you very much.
2 - Dave Foley. This Kid In The Hall has grown up and left home, to become the star of his own big NBC sitcom, NewsRadio. Pamela is joined by the very funny Dave Foley.
1 - Ice-T. An exploration of racism, poverty and violence with rapper, actor and author, Ice-T. Controversial, articulate and outspoken, Ice-T emerged from a life of crime and hardship in South Central L.A. to become one of the most prolific and well-known black artists in America.
2 - Great Big Sea. This year, Newfoundland band Great Big Sea walked away with the East Coast Music Awards' Entertainers of the Year. Two members of the self-termed "aggressive folk band" will drop by for a chat and a little music.
Dr. Fraser Mustard. One of Canada’s intellectual spark plugs, Dr. Fraser Mustard, President of The Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, shares his leading-edge thinking on how to integrate economic change and the technological revolution and keep our health and pocketbooks in tact.
1 - Judith Maxwell. Ready, willing, but unable to work. As governments and big business trade barbs over whose job job-creating really is, we’ll go job hunting. Economist Judith Maxwell guides us through workfare, job sharing and telecommuting
2 - Political Panel. Hugh Segal, Michael Kirby and Gerry Caplan will join the discussion on jobs.
Margaret Visser. We take off with the self-described "anthropologist of everyday life," as she dissects the hows, whys and wherefores of vacations. Where did the whole idea of "holiday" start, anyway, and how come modern humans work so hard just in order to "get away"?
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