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Pimji
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posted 21 October 2003 10:30 PM      Profile for Pimji   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Amor vs. Roma

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All of this makes one of the most extraordinary and compelling stories of Western history. In this two part series, Edmonton writer and broadcaster Bob Chelmick takes us to the South of France to trace another group that got in the way of the in the ‘Age of Faith’: the Cathars. The ‘Cathars’ were a grass roots Christian movement in the heart of Europe that grew into a counter church. They were led by a pious clergy, both men and women who abstained from meat, sex, violence and material wealth. Such a heresy sparked a savage crusade within Christendom. Then, the new Holy Inquisition found every last member of the Cathar clergy and burned them alive. Bob Chelmick calls this story Amor vs Roma.

I kind of feel its not fair to post this because IDEAS is broadcasting part 2 Thursday night. This is an extremely fascinating episode. I’d say it’s close to one of their best. I wasn't sure where to post this topic, politics and religion would also have been appropriate or media but I settled for Arts and Culture.


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mighty brutus
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posted 22 October 2003 06:54 PM      Profile for mighty brutus     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Sometimes 'Ideas' is no less than fabulous, other times it holds no interest for me. One of the best things I ever heard on radio was a 2-part show on Ideas that discussed the use of music therapy with autistic children. On the surface, it's not something I would have sought out, but it was absolutely rivetting. I may actually buy a tape of the show.
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Pimji
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posted 22 October 2003 08:32 PM      Profile for Pimji   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I have a job that allows me to listen to the CBC Radio 1 all day. I must admit that at one time the radio used to be better. I've got a hard time with Sheliagh (SP?) and Bill . I know this is a terrible thing but what I've done is wire up my stereo reciever to my sound card on my computer and at 9:08 pm I record IDEAS onto my hard drrive. I do some minor editing and save the sound file and burn it onto CD so I can listen to it at work on my CD walkman. I have ordered programs on tape as well.

I find sometimes the title of the programs may sound rather mundane or dull, however upon listening to the show the topic really comes alive. Although the Enwright files is not entierly exciting. I do like Enwright to bad he got canned from the daily morning show. Margeret Visser also dosen't do much for me either.

Anyone remember a few years back when Lister Sinclar had the Valentines Day episode? That was hot.


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posted 22 October 2003 08:55 PM      Profile for flotsom   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I miss Lister Sinclair.

I like Shelagh Rogers (sp?) and Bill Richardson, though.

Pimji, if you are saying that radio1 panders too much to "young urban professionals" and their concerns (gardening, haute cuisine, traffic etc) then I whole heartedly agree.

I'm still a little amiss at not catching the last episodes of the DonQuixote piece on Ideas last winter. It was interupted to report that the "Shock and Awe" had begun. Of course, I lost all interest in the program when the horrendous news was broadcast...


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mighty brutus
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posted 23 October 2003 11:26 AM      Profile for mighty brutus     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I miss Alan Maitland, may he rest in peace.
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paxamillion
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posted 23 October 2003 11:49 AM      Profile for paxamillion   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Fireside Al, we miss you.

Even with the flood control.


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Mycroft_
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posted 23 October 2003 12:02 PM      Profile for Mycroft_     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I miss Allan McFee.
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Pimji
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posted 23 October 2003 11:28 PM      Profile for Pimji   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Flotsam, that is exactly what I mean. I'm glad I'm not the only one who feels that way.
It would be great if Bill would stick to more intewrviews.


As I'm writting this I just realized it's 10:25pm and I just missed the very episode I posted about. Awe man what a piss off. I know they will re run it but probably not until next year. OOOOO shit.

I like Anna Maria Tremonte. The Current even read my email on the air a few months ago. Regarding the portayal of fathers on tv.


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flotsom
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posted 23 October 2003 11:39 PM      Profile for flotsom   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Too bad about the Cathar piece on Ideas. That's what happened to me when episode one aired.
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al-Qa'bong
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posted 24 October 2003 01:40 AM      Profile for al-Qa'bong   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
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I miss Allan McFee.

Join the club. I used to be a regular listener of "Eclectic Circus." Still, Big Al, Ma Nifkins and copious quantities of jellied gin occasionally visit the airwaves when I broadcast my own radio show.

Records, eh.

The very foist tune I ever played as an amateur radio host was Ry Cooder's "Chloe" - my little hommage to Big Al.


As for the ideas show on the Cathars.... ZOUNDS!! I missed it! I've been listening to the Leaves beat the Coyoots on mojo.com.

Oh well, maybe next time. Anyone care to see the snaps I took of Carcassonne, Montségur and Montaillou?

Mme. Bong is a saint. She let me drive her around the foothills of the Pyrennées, looking for ruins of Cathar castles and villages last summer.


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Cougyr
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posted 24 October 2003 02:10 AM      Profile for Cougyr     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Pimji says,
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I've got a hard time with Sheliagh (SP?) and Bill .

Me too. Sheilagh can turn any serious subject into artsy-fartsy twaddle. She seems to be in love with her own voice. I can't stand Bill Richardson either. When either of them come on, I turn the radio off.

*****
I did hear the Ideas program on the Cathars. I found it interesting, primarily because I've read quite abit about the Albigensian Crusade.


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al-Qa'bong
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posted 24 October 2003 02:13 AM      Profile for al-Qa'bong   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Me too. Sheilagh can turn any serious subject into artsy-fartsy twaddle. She seems to be in love with her own voice.

Hear hear.

I'm no fan of Pollyanna Spumonti either.


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mighty brutus
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posted 24 October 2003 02:42 PM      Profile for mighty brutus     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by al-Qa'bong:


Mme. Bong is a saint. She let me drive her around the foothills of the Pyrennées, looking for ruins of Cathar castles and villages last summer.


She must be, if she married you, bonger!


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Cougyr
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posted 24 October 2003 05:45 PM      Profile for Cougyr     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Speaking of the program (Amor vs Roma) there was an interesting statement made near the end. I can't quote it, but the gist was that people with excessive power often make appalling decisions. I don't mean mistakes, or blunders. I mean, or I think the moderator meant, that people at the top of the heap feel compelled to make decisions and take actions which the rest of us find horrible. The program was inspired by Pope Innocent and his Albigensian Crusade, but there are countless examples.
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