Sunday, March 14, 2010

All Aboard the train with the CBC Radio One's Michael Enright

The CBC Radio program The Sunday Edition is hitting the rails this weekend, as host Michael Enright travels Canada's trans continental railroad with tales of the vast country that it crosses.

Enright began his journey in Halifax and brought it to an end in Prince Rupert. Along the way he was joined by a number of high profile and not so well known yet Canadians, who helped him on parts of his journey across the land.

From Roch Carrier, the noted Canadian author to quickly rising Alberta politician Danielle Smith, Leader of the newly-founded Wild Rose Alliance, the guest list was diverse and touched on many aspects of Canadian life.

As the train passed through Prince George, aboriginal activist Mary Teegee joined Enright.

In addition to his guests, he spoke with Canadians from coast to coast, finding out what makes their communities special and spent time with those that keep the trains running from Nova Scotia to British Columbia.

The show airs on Sunday morning at 9:11 CBC's Radio One (860 in Prince Rupert, here on the Net).

The program's website features a variety of items associated with the cross Canada Trek.

He was keeping a blog of his journey along the way, excerpts of which can be found on the CBC Website

An audio archive of his interviews along the journey can be found on the CBC site as well..

And dedicated followers of the program can join up with The Sunday Edition's Facebook page.

For those that miss the broadcast on Sunday, or want to listen to it again, there's always the CBC Podcast or the archive section of the Sunday Edition Website to catch up.

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