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October 14th, 2013: - Listen | Download

Hemingway Lives - Why reading Ernest Hemingway matters today. The fight to protect a Chartist mural.

Featured Guest(s):
Clancy Sigal, David Jacobs

Clancy Sigal explains how Ernest Hemingway broke with his white, middle class origins, went away to the First World War, where he was very nearly killed, and grew into a writer whose books influenced millions, including Fidel Castro.

We also learn about the "Bonus March" - striking WWI veterans demanding their lawful bonus, and how the government's repression of these veterans influenced Hemingway's writing.

They tore down a famous Chartist mural in a fly-by-night operation. Apparently, a mall was more important. Community members who walked by that mural every day while growing up have become attached to it. Toronto lawyer David Jacobs explains their fight.

Hemingway Lives! by Clancy Sigal

December 25th, 2006 : mp3 file not currently online

The show featured a repeat of the interview with Clancy Sigal from January 18th, 2006.

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December 18th, 2006: - Listen | Download

Featured Guest(s):
Clancy Sigal

Clancy Sigal, talks about his book: "A Woman of Uncertain Character, The Amorous and Radical Adventures of My Mother Jennie (Who always wanted to be a respectable Jewish mom) by Her Bastard Son."

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Clancy Sigal

US politics has a long and dishonourable tradition of negative attacks. If Democrats are too squeamish, 'losers' they'll be.

Nice guys finish last.

– Baseball manager Leo Durocher

When did the American left become such sissies? We are shocked, shocked! And throw up our hands in horror cowering behind prissy words like "divisive" and "sexist" and "uncivil" when frothing-mad, homophobic Republican smut-emailers like New York governor candidate Carl Paladino hurls verbal excrement at gays, or