Richard Blanco is the first immigrant to be the poet for a US presidential inauguration. In his new memoir, he talks about Thanksgiving in his Cuban-American household, where it was treated more like San Giving — a saint's day.
CBC radio program Day 6 has produced an opera focusing on the troubles of Rob Ford -- Toronto's embattled mayor. Ford is mayor in name only. The City Council has stripped him of all substantive powers. His story of drunken binges, crack smoking and driving while intoxicated can be seen as a saga worthy of a tragic opera.
The holidays are closing in, and next year is sure to bring battles over the budget and the debt ceiling. So some immigration advocates are ramping up the pressure on a few Republican members of the House before the issue gets drowned out by other Washington politics.
The lowly cigarette butt may seem an awfully small target for a major environmental campaign. But in Vancouver, there are a lot of them. And the town's solution, if successful, may be heading to a city near you.
Ben Leeds Carson is a composer living in Santa Cruz, California who listens to The World. He remembered a quiz that his geologist father used to ask on long cross-country drives. Here it is:
Of the following US states: Connecticut, Nebraska, and California, which ones fall entirely south of Canada’s southernmost border?