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What we can learn from Canada’s universal child care model

Having kids — it’s not cheap. Especially when you consider the cost of child care. Many women in the US say the cost makes it difficult to get ahead. But what if there were a model for universal day care? It turns out, there is such a thing — in Québec. The program is 20 years old and is an inspiration for many.

Culture

Arabic has a Jewish dialect, and these women speak it

The Arab world used to be home to hundreds of thousands of Jews who spoke their own variants of Arabic. Today, Judeo-Arabic survives only in exile. We hear stories of language and exodus from three Judeo-Arabic speakers now living in Montreal. Plus, novelist Louie Cronin on satirizing linguistics.

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Chromeo

Dave 1 and P-Thugg are Chromeo, the world-renowned and girl-crazy electro-funk duo from Montreal. They talk to Faith about their new record, Fancy Footwork.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo Answer

The city of Drummondville in Quebec, Canada, is the answer to our Geo Quiz. This weekend the city is holding a festival dedicated to poutine. That's french fries topped with brown gravy and cheese curd.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit

The Sway Machinery is the latest "supergroup" to emerge on the indie music scene. Anchor Lisa Mullins tells us about the group, which recorded its debut album in Montreal.

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Global Hit

Anchor Lisa Mullins plays a song from the new album by Louisiana-Acadian musician Zachary Richard. The song is a duet with Celine Dion. The two met in Quebec City last summer at the city's 400th anniversary celebration.

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Peace, love, lyrics and loot

Today, Christie's auctions a memento from John Lennon: his scrawled lyrics for ?Give Peace a Chance.? Lennon gave the page to then-16-year-old Gail Renard in 1969 after she and a friend climbed up a fire escape to see him and Yoko Ono during their Montreal ?bed-in.?