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For the past twelve years, contributing editor and host Allan Gregg has had in-depth conversations with some of the world's most prominent authors, artists, and cutting-edge thinkers. "Whether the subject is evolutionary paleontology or the culture of amateur hockey, whether our guests are household names like Adrienne Clarkson or Salman Rushdie, or less well-known but important thinkers like Malcolm Gladwell or Edward O. Wilson, our show endeavours to reach beyond the headlines to explore the f...



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Allan Gregg in Conversation (Video)
Jan 18, 2013 TVO | Allan Gregg
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Naomi Wolf on her new book, ,Vagina: A New Biography,.
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Nov 13, 2012 TVO | Allan Gregg
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Canadian money manager Stephen Jarislowsky is the author of "The Investment Zoo". Jarislowsky is known for his defence of shareholders' rights and as an advocate of good corporate governance. He is opposed to excessive CEO packages that include options and bonuses. His advice to investors is to find a company you understand and that is the best-managed in the industry and stay with it. Originally aired June 2005.
Allan Gregg in Conversation (Video)
Nov 8, 2012 TVO | Allan Gregg
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Pianist Glenn Gould is the subject of a new book by philosopher Mark Kingwell. Born in Toronto, Glenn Gould became a towering figure in the world of classical music. Eccentric and reclusive his fame has only grown since his death in 1982. Kingwell's book "Glenn Gould" is part of the Extraordinary Canadians Series. Originally aired January 2010.
Allan Gregg in Conversation (Video)
Oct 26, 2012 TVO | Allan Gregg
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David Pecaut and Carla Lipsig-Mumme discuss the impact of technology in the workplace. Does is lead to a reduction in the workforce?Does it empower the workforce? David Pecaut went on to co-found the Toronto annual arts festival Luminato. Sadly, David Pecaut died on December 14th, 2009. This programme was broadcast in April 1995.
Allan Gregg in Conversation (Video)
Oct 26, 2012 TVO | Allan Gregg
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Canada's Yann Martel shot to international fame with his novel "Life of Pi". He won the prestigious Booker Prize and his novel went on to sell six-million copies worldwide and a movie version was made with director Ang Lee. Now Martel has come out with a special illustrated edition of "Life of Pi". Originally aired February 2008.
Allan Gregg in Conversation (Video)
Oct 26, 2012 TVO | Allan Gregg
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Economist Jeremy Rifkin is the author of "The Third Industrial Revolution". According to Rifkin, industrial revolutions occur when new energy regimes emerge and new communications systems enable them to become operational. We are now entering a third industrial revolution, one which combines renewable energy and internet technology to transform the power grid.
Allan Gregg in Conversation (Video)
Oct 9, 2012 TVO | Allan Gregg
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Noah Richler is the author of, "What We Talk About When We Talk About War". He claims that Canadians are being influenced to think of themselves as a "warrior nation", rather than the peacekeeping nation that has historically been part of our national identity.
Allan Gregg in Conversation (Video)
Oct 9, 2012 TVO | Allan Gregg
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Teacher Michael Reist is the author of "Raising Boys In A New Kind Of World". Reist explains why boys are lagging academically and he gives advice on how to help them succeed in school. He believes teaching definitely needs more male teachers.
Allan Gregg in Conversation (Video)
Oct 3, 2012 TVO | Allan Gregg
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In his book "Struck by Lightning: The Curious World Of Probabilities", Professor Jeffrey Rosenthal uses his math skills to explain what probability theory is and how it works. Terrorists, car crashes, flu pandemics; Rosenthal says we're afraid of the wrong things and reveals what we should really worry about. (Originally aired January 2006)
Allan Gregg in Conversation (Video)
Sep 29, 2012 TVO | Allan Gregg
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Richard Alvarez, President and CEO of Canada Health Infoway, talks about the benefits of integrating information technology in health care and why it is taking so long to implement in Ontario.
Allan Gregg in Conversation (Video)
Sep 29, 2012 TVO | Allan Gregg
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In 1991, Sandra Dean was appointed Principal of South Simcoe Elementary School, a rundown public school in Oshawa, known more for student petty crimes than academic achievement. Dean set about improving the building and the grounds, getting the community involved and initiating a culture of respect for staff and students. Within five years, Dean had turned the school into one of the best in Durham District School Board. Her book is called "Hearts and Minds". (Originally aired...
Allan Gregg in Conversation (Video)
Sep 29, 2012 TVO | Allan Gregg
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Ilse Treurnicht, CEO of the MaRS Discovery District, explains the purpose of MaRS, which is to foster and promote Canadian innovations by providing an environment where science, technology and social entrepreneurs work side by side.
Allan Gregg in Conversation (Video)
Sep 22, 2012 TVO | Allan Gregg
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Head of the Rotman School of Business, Roger Martin, is the author of "The Opposable Mind". He interviewed fifty successful business leaders to find common attributes. It turned out they had the ability to think in an integrated fashion. He cites Izzy Sharp, founder of the Four Seasons hotel chain, as a prime example. Martin himself used integrated thinking at the Rotman school, to combine research and teaching. (Originally aired March 2008)
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Sep 22, 2012 TVO | Allan Gregg
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David Suzuki`s new book is "Everything Under The Sun", which explores some of the world`s environmental challenges. Suzuki explains why he left the board of the David Suzuki Foundation and talks about the Harper government's war against the environmentalists.
Allan Gregg in Conversation (Video)
Sep 22, 2012 TVO | Allan Gregg
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Dr. James Orbinski has witnessed some of the most horrific events of our time, from famine to civil war and to genocide in Rwanda. In a new memoir, he recounts those experiences and how they changed him. It's called "An Imperfect Offering: Humanitarian Action in the Twenty-First Century". As president of "Doctors Without Borders, he accepted the Nobel Prize on behalf of the humanitarian group. (Originally aired October 2008)
Allan Gregg in Conversation (Video)
Sep 20, 2012 TVO | Allan Gregg
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Five years after her trip on board the space shuttle "Discovery", Canada's first female astronaut Roberta Bondar talks about her life after the epic journey. (Originally aired may 1997)
Allan Gregg in Conversation (Video)
Sep 20, 2012 TVO | Allan Gregg
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Psychologist and mother Harriet Lerner is the author of "The Mother Dance: How Children Change Your Life". Lerner believes no mother can be prepared for how her life will change after having children. She says that although society sets improbable standards for mothers, it's okay to be imperfect. Furthermore, children teach us many of life's spiritual lessons. (Originally aired Jan 1999)
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Sep 13, 2012 TVO | Allan Gregg
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Economic strategist Sherry Cooper's new book is "The New Retirement: How It Will Change Our Future". With a wave of baby boomers about to retire, Cooper looks at the impact on the labour markets, the economy and financial markets. (Originally aired March 2008)
Allan Gregg in Conversation (Video)
Sep 13, 2012 TVO | Allan Gregg
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Financial commentator Garth Turner's new book is called "Greater Fool: The Troubled Future of Real Estate". For most of us, buying a house is the biggest investment most of us will ever make. Over the past several years there's been a huge real estate boom. But it appears the boom is over and now the question is - will we see a bust? (Originally aired May 2008)
Allan Gregg in Conversation (Video)
Sep 13, 2012 TVO | Allan Gregg
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Jacquie McNish, business writer for the "Globe and Mail", talks about the national pension crisis. Workers are losing their benefits as companies go under. Retirees are under siege and a disturbing number of Canadians don't even have a pension and haven't saved enough to retire. (Originally aired November 2009)
Allan Gregg in Conversation (Video)
Sep 12, 2012 TVO | Allan Gregg
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In his book "A Moral Reckoning", historian and Harvard political scientist Daniel Goldhagen examines antisemitism in Europe with a moral inquiry into the Catholic church's role in the holocaust. (Originally aired December 2002)
Allan Gregg in Conversation (Video)
Sep 8, 2012 TVO | Allan Gregg
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Rabbi Harold Kushner is the author of "Living A Life That Matters". The books deals with the human conflict of balancing a quest for material success with a quest to become a better person. The release of this book coincides with the twentieth anniversary of his highly regarded book "When Bad Things Happen to Good People". (Originally aired May 2002)
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Sep 8, 2012 TVO | Allan Gregg
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In his provocative book "The Aryan Christ: The Secret Life of Carl Jung", clinical psychologist Richard Noll looks into the mysticism and religious beliefs of this giant of 20th century psychology and reveals very human being. (Originally aired January 1998)
Allan Gregg in Conversation (Video)
Sep 6, 2012 TVO | Allan Gregg
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Psychologist Mary Pipher, already known for her 1994 award-winning book "Reviving Ophelia", which examined the effects of societal pressures on adolescent girls, has a new book called "The Middle of Everywhere: The World's Refugees Come to Our Town". The town is Lincoln, Nebraska, an official refugee re-settlement community. Pipher talks about the experience of refugees in Middle-America in a post-September 11 world. (Original show aired June 2002)
Allan Gregg in Conversation (Video)
Aug 31, 2012 TVO | Allan Gregg
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Christopher Patten, the last British Governor of Hong Kong, says that eight years after the 1997 handover to China, Hong Kong is still a free city but is not now the only economic gateway to Asia. China, as well as India, are re-emerging as major trade partners, which can only be beneficial for the west. (Originally aired September 2005)
Allan Gregg in Conversation (Video)
Aug 30, 2012 TVO | Allan Gregg
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Chris Patten was the last Governor of Hong Kong before its handover from Britain to China in 1997. That appointment gave Chris Patten some unique insights into the world's evolving relationship with China. His book is called "East and West". (Originally aired September 1998)
Allan Gregg in Conversation (Video)
Aug 30, 2012 TVO | Allan Gregg
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Henry Giroux is one of the world's top educational thinkers and author of "The Terror of Neoliberalism". Giroux left a Professorship at Penn State University, which he found was becoming increasingly corporatized, for McMaster University in Hamilton, to escape the repressive climate of the right wing in the U.S. (Originally aired April 2005)
Allan Gregg in Conversation (Video)
Aug 29, 2012 TVO | Allan Gregg
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Jan Wong is the author of "Red China Blues: My Long March From Mao to Now". The book chronicles Wong's disillusionment with China and Maoism. In 1972, during Mao's Cultural Revolution, Wong was one of only two western students to attend Beijing University. In 1988, she returned to China as a reporter for the Globe and Mail. By then, the country was under the capitalist reform of Deng Xiaoping, and Wong found a very different China. (Originally aired May 1996)
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Aug 29, 2012 TVO | Allan Gregg
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Journalist Jan Wong has spent many years in China. As as a student at Beijing University, she experienced China during the Cultural Revolution, and later as a reporter for the Globe and Mail, she witnessed Tiananmen Square. On the 50th anniversary of the People's Republic, Jan Wong returned to China to see how things have changed. (Originally aired September 1999)
Allan Gregg in Conversation (Video)
Aug 29, 2012 TVO | Allan Gregg
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Xinran has often been referred to as China's answer to Oprah Winfrey. She became China's first radio agony aunt and the heartbreaking stories she heard from Chinese women have been collected in a new book, "The Good Women of China". (Originally aired March 2003)
Allan Gregg in Conversation (Video)
Aug 25, 2012 TVO | Allan Gregg
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Social critic David Rakoff skewers the Bush administration and the excesses of American culture in his book of essays, "Don't Get Too Comfortable." Sadly, David Rakoff died on August 9th, 2012. (Original show aired November, 2005).
Allan Gregg in Conversation (Video)
Aug 24, 2012 TVO | Allan Gregg
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Former Alberta Premier Peter Lougheed talks about the role of western Canada; his memories of working with Joe Clark, Stockwell Day and Jean Chretien and the "unite the right" campaign. (Originally aired April 2001)
Allan Gregg in Conversation (Video)
Aug 21, 2012 TVO | Allan Gregg
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Jungian psychologist James Hillman is the author of "The Force of Character and The Lasting Life". Hillman explains why he believes that a person's true character only emerges in old age. (Originally aired October 1999)
Allan Gregg in Conversation (Video)
Aug 21, 2012 TVO | Allan Gregg
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Ann Jones is the author of "Women Who Kill", which besides being a social history of women in America, features individual cases of female murderers, e.g. Lizzie Borden. (Originally aired April 1997)
Allan Gregg in Conversation (Video)
Aug 18, 2012 TVO | Allan Gregg
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Tibetan Buddhist Lama Sakyong Mipham explains the process and benefits of meditation. (Original show aired May 2003)
Allan Gregg in Conversation (Video)
Aug 18, 2012 TVO | Allan Gregg
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Wade Davis is the author of "Into The Silence", which tells the story of three expeditions to conquer Everest in the early 1920s. It also provides a social history of the time and attributes the characters of the explorers as having been forged by their experiences of World War I.
Allan Gregg in Conversation (Video)
Aug 18, 2012 TVO | Allan Gregg
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Joe Sornberger is the author of "Dreams and Due Diligence", which celebrates the ground-breaking discovery of stem cells by Canadian scientists Ernest McCulloch and James Till
Allan Gregg in Conversation (Video)
Aug 17, 2012 TVO | Allan Gregg
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MYTHS OF MEDICINE After medical bestsellers "How We Die" and "The Wisdom of the Body," Dr. Sherwin Nuland's latest book is called "The Mysteries Within: A Surgeon Reflects on Medical Myths." A Gregg and Company segment.
Allan Gregg in Conversation (Video)
Aug 17, 2012 TVO | Allan Gregg
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Anti-Free Trade activist Maude Barlow is the co-author of "Global Showdown: How the New Activists are Fighting Global Corporate Rule" which is a criticism of globalization. (Originally aired May 2001)
Allan Gregg in Conversation (Video)
Aug 16, 2012 TVO | Allan Gregg
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Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh is the author of "Chain of Command: The Road From 9/11 To Abu Ghraib" He talks about George Bush's war on terror following 9/11 and his motivation for the USA's attack on Iraq. He also talks about the horrendous spectacle of Abu Ghraib and who was ultimately responsible. (Original show aired November 2004)
Allan Gregg in Conversation (Video)
Jul 15, 2012 TVO | Allan Gregg
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Douglas Gibson is the author of "Stories About Storytellers". He talks about his encounters with many writers; including Alice Munro, Robertson Davies, Barry Broadfoot, Brian Mulroney and Pierre Trudeau.
Allan Gregg in Conversation (Video)
Jul 15, 2012 TVO | Allan Gregg
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British author Alan Hollinghurst, whose book "The Line of Beauty" won the Booker Prize in 2004, talks about his latest book, "The Stranger's Child".
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Jul 1, 2012 TVO | Allan Gregg
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James Laxer is the author of "Tecumseh and Brock: The War of 1812". Sometimes known as "The Forgotten War", Laxer outlines the events of the war and offers profiles of Tecumseh and Brock, who had formed an unlikely alliance, which resulted in changing the course of Canadian history.
Allan Gregg in Conversation (Video)
Jun 27, 2012 TVO | Allan Gregg
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After Margaret Atwood won the Man Booker Prize for "The Blind Assassin" in 2000, Studio 2 produced this short feature to honour Atwood for her literary achievements. This item originally aired in December 2001.
Allan Gregg in Conversation (Video)
Jun 26, 2012 TVO | Allan Gregg
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Journalist and former CBS news anchor Dan Rather talks about his biography "Rather Outspoken: My Life In The News". He discusses many of the big stories in his career; from covering a Martin Luther King rally as a young reporter and witnessing first hand the horrors of the Ku Klux Klan; to the assassination of John F. Kennedy; Richard Nixon and Watergate; George Bush Senior and the Iran-Contra affair, and his dismissal from CBS for reporting of George W. Bush's limited National Guard...
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Jun 24, 2012 TVO | Allan Gregg
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Economist Sylvia Nasar, whose book "A Beautiful Mind" became a movie hit, has written a new book', "Grand Pursuit: The Story of Economic Genius". The book is an account of the most influential economists since the era of Charles Dickens in mid-Victorian England, including Karl Marx, John Maynard Keynes, Milton Friedman and others, through to present-day India and Amartya Sen.
Allan Gregg in Conversation (Video)
Jun 17, 2012 TVO | Allan Gregg
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Richard Stursberg was appointed Head of Television Services at CBC in 2004. His book "The Tower of Babble: Sins, Secrets and Success Inside The CBC", is an account of his time there and his struggle to increase low audience figures by broadcasting more populist shows. Although he succeeded in raising audience figures, his controversial ideas lead to his dismissal in 2010.
Allan Gregg in Conversation (Video)
Jun 14, 2012 TVO | Allan Gregg
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History professor William Fowler is the author of "Empire: The Seven Years' War and the Struggle for North America." Fowler maintains that the Seven Years' Was was actually the first global world war. It ended in 1763 with the Treaty of Paris, which marked the emergence of the British Empire, which in turn shaped the world we live in today. (Originally aired January 2006).
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Jun 13, 2012 TVO | Allan Gregg
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Katherine Ashenburg is the author of "The Dirt on Clean: An Unsanitized History" which explores our changing attitudes to washing. From the Romans who made bathing a complete social activity and spent many hours performing their ablutions, to the Middle Ages, when they believed water was the enemy and finally to modern times, when we are almost paranoid about our cleanliness. (Originally aired June 2009)
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Jun 10, 2012 TVO | Allan Gregg
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John Fraser is the author of "The Secret of the Crown". He talks about the resurgence of the popularity of the British royal family, which he attributes to the upcoming Diamond Jubilee, the marriage of William and Kate and in Canada, the Harper government's increased recognition of the monarchy as being part of Canada's identity.
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Jun 6, 2012 TVO | Allan Gregg
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In his book "The Best of Times: America In The Clinton Years", Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Haynes Johnson sums up the 1990s as an era of peace, prosperity, scandal, and missed opportunities. It was a time of unprecedented wealth; revolutions were taking place in technology with the world-changing Internet, and in medicine with the mapping of the human genome. However, there was another America dominated by a media filled with scandal and celebrity. 9/11 was definitely a catalyst...
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Jun 4, 2012 TVO | Allan Gregg
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Pulitzer Prize-winning science writer Natalie Angier, is the author of "Woman: An Intimate Geography", which is an investigation of female physiology and an explanation of how biology affects us as who we are. (Originally aired June 1999)
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Jun 4, 2012 TVO | Allan Gregg
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David Shenk is the author of "The Forgetting: Alzheimer's, Portrait of an Epidemic". Shenk talks about this insidious disease, which, because of an ageing population, seems to be reaching epidemic proportions. There is still no known cause or cure although some drugs can mask some symptoms experienced in the early part of the disease. (Originally aired: November 2001)
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Jun 4, 2012 TVO | Allan Gregg
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John Colapinto is the author of "As Nature Made Him: The Boy Who Was Raised as a Girl." The book recounts the tragic story of David Reimer of Manitoba, an identical twin boy who was raised as a girl after a tragic accident to his genitalia. Sadly David Reimer committed suicide in May 2004. (Originally aired March 2000)
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Jun 2, 2012 TVO | Allan Gregg
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Neurosurgeon and CNN medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta has written a novel, "Monday Mornings". The title refers to the closed-door morbidity and mortality meetings which doctors attend on Monday mornings, to discuss medical errors. Dr. Gupta also talks about being embedded with troops in Iraq in 2003, and performing brain surgery in the field. On the topic of healthcare in the U.S., he believes more should be done to prevent rather than treat diseases. He thinks it is possible to...
Allan Gregg in Conversation (Video)
May 28, 2012 TVO | Allan Gregg
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Rachel Simmons is the author of "Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls". Whereas boys' aggression often takes a physical form, girls will be more subtle, using manipulation and name-calling or threatening isolation from their peers. (Originally aired October 2002)
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May 26, 2012 TVO | Allan Gregg
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In his new book "The End of Growth", economist Jeffrey Rubin says that the end of cheap oil will mean the end of growth. He explains the impact high oil prices have on the economy as they cause higher inflation and interest rates, thereby pushing the country into a recession.
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May 25, 2012 TVO | Allan Gregg
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Pulitzer Prize-winning author Timothy Ferris, talks about his latest book, "The Whole Shebang", which is about the state of the universe. (Original show aired June 1997)
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May 25, 2012 TVO | Allan Gregg
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In his new book, "Champlain's Dream", Pulitzer Prize-winning American historian David Hackett Fischer, brings to life a giant of Canadian history, explorer Samuel de Champlain. (Originally aired April 2009)
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May 19, 2012 TVO | Allan Gregg
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Head of the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management, Roger Martin talks about his book "Fixing the Game". He says it's time to overhaul the corporate world and to stop believing that corporations exist only to maximize shareholder value. Businesses should go back to being customer-based.
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May 18, 2012 TVO | Allan Gregg
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After the success of her 1991 book, "Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women", Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Susan Faludi has written "Stiffed: The Betrayal of the American Man", which paints a sympathetic portrait of embattled modern men. (Originally aired October 1999)
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May 18, 2012 TVO | Allan Gregg
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American legal scholar Robert Bork is the author of "Coercing Virtue: The Worldwide Rule of Judges". He is critical of the role of judges whom, he says, often become activists making up constitutional law themselves, thereby usurping the power that belongs to the people and their representatives. (Originally aired April 2002)
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May 16, 2012 TVO | Allan Gregg
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In her book "A Short Guide To A Happy Life", Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Anna Quindlen gives us her take on domestic and political life, from graduating university to living through the new Bush administration. (Originally aired January 2001)
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May 16, 2012 TVO | Allan Gregg
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In his book "Gay Marriage", Jonathan Rauch posits that gay marriage reinforces the institution of marriage and all people should be allowed to participate in it. (Originally aired May 2004).
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Apr 28, 2012 TVO | Allan Gregg
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Global affairs expert Janice Stein is the editor of "Diplomacy in the Digital Age", a collaboration of essays inspired by former Ambassador to the United States, Allan Gotlieb, who believed the art of diplomacy had to change to adapt to the digital age. In this conversation, Stein addresses WikiLeaks, which she believes could not have happened before 9/11; Stephen Harper's more muscular foreign policy, trade with the U.S. and Canada's poor reputation for safeguarding the environment.
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Apr 18, 2012 TVO | Allan Gregg
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Screenwriter (and later to become the Co-Director of the Toronto International Film Festival) Cameron Bailey talks about the portrayal of blacks in the media. He concedes that although there is a wider range of black role models in film and television, blacks are still largely cast as musicians or athletes. (Originally aired March 1999)
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Apr 14, 2012 TVO | Allan Gregg
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Ron Graham is the author of "The Last Act", which is an account of Trudeau's struggle to make Canadians fully independent and to entrench the Charter of Rights and Freedoms
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Apr 13, 2012 TVO | Allan Gregg
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After the huge success of "The Wealthy Barber", Dave Chilton has written a follow-up; "The Wealthy Barber Returns". He dispenses financial advice for this economy, and addresses the subjects of personal debt and the importance of saving.
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Apr 6, 2012 TVO | Allan Gregg
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Psychology professor Lt. Col. Dave Grossman talks about his new book "On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society". He maintains that it is inherent in us to resist killing our own species and that research has proven that many soldiers engaged in face-to-face combat found it difficult to kill. Soldiers can be trained however, to overcome that resistance. Some veterans are still plagued with guilt about taking another man's life, but this guilt can be...
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Apr 6, 2012 TVO | Allan Gregg
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Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer and historian Doris Kearns Goodwin talks about her new book "Wait Till Next Year". It is a poignant memoir about growing up in New York in the 1950s and her passion for baseball, specifically the Brooklyn Dodgers, which she inherited from her father. She believes the 50s were the glory days of baseball and she tells a charming anecdote about getting the autograph of her hero, Jackie Robinson. (Originally aired January 1998)
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Apr 6, 2012 TVO | Allan Gregg
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John English is the author of "Citizen of the World: The Life of Pierre Elliott Trudeau". The book reveals intimate details about the former prime minister's personal life, from his time in psychoanalysis to his relationships with women. (Originally aired January 2007)
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Apr 4, 2012 TVO | Allan Gregg
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Political pundit Peter Beinart believes a return to the historical roots of liberalism will be the only political movement to save the U.S. and its place as a positive force in the world. Only liberals can win the war on terror by promoting freedom throughout the world. His book is called, "The Good Fight." (Originally aired June 2006)
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Apr 4, 2012 TVO | Allan Gregg
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Law Professor Alan Young has ruffled some feathers in the legal profession with his book "Justice Defiled: Perverts, Potheads, Serial Killers and Lawyers". He believes that drug use should be decriminalized, his argument being that too much money and court time is being used in the prosecution of drug users. He believes that if recreational drug use, including heroin and cocaine, was legal, the majority of people would use them responsibly. However, he concedes that some would not and...
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Mar 31, 2012 TVO | Allan Gregg
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Neuroscientist Marc Lewis is a former drug addict. He talks about his descent into addiction, how he finally got clean and why he'll always be an addict. His book is "Memoirs of an Addicted Brain".
Allan Gregg in Conversation (Video)
Mar 31, 2012 TVO | Allan Gregg
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Patchen Barss is the author of "The Erotic Engine". Barss contends that the main driving force behind the evolution of the internet, has been the pornography industry. Their early use of video streaming and their dominance in the commercialization of the internet, helped build up bandwidth. Barss thinks their next innovation will be tactile forms of communication.