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Episode date 19 March 2013
Interviews and reports
Politics, art and ideas at centre of new Spur Festival
Helen Walsh believes Canadians are hungry for ideas, and want to share them. And to make that happen she founded the Spur Festival to let people share conversations.

Sponsored by the Literary Review of Canada (which she co-publishes) and Diaspora Dialogues, this year's festival will be held in three cities: Toronto, Winnipeg and Vancouver.

Future editions of the festival are planned for at least four other cities.

RCI's Wojtek Gwiazda spoke to Walsh about the festival and how it started.
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The Future of Toronto
Photo by Kourrosh Keshiri
In this March 2013 issue of Toronto Life, writer Nicholas Hune-Brown asks, "Will Toronto be the world̢۪s first post-racial city?" His observations and conclusions make for interesting reading. [...]
Lululemon recalls yoga pants for being too see-through
Vancouver-based Lululemon Athletica has taken its black yoga pants off its shelves because they reveal too much. The company's web site says there is a "level of sheerness in some of our women̢۪s black luon bottoms that fall short of our very high standards."[...]
Thousands of Canadians face blindness as they wait months for transplants
Thousands of Canadians are waiting up to two years for life-changing transplants caused by a lack of standardization and coordination across Canada, say health experts. Vancouver surgeon Dr. [...]
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