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06 OCTOBER 2010 at 12 H 00 (HE)

The Link - Wednesday, October 6, 2010

On The Link today…


… We look at the work of Ghanaian visual artist El Anatsui who turns junk into awe-inspiring sculptures.


… Dr. Bruce Lanphear, a public health expert in Vancouver, tells us about the ill effects of lead poisoning. 


… Lynn Desjardins reports on the concerns raised by a significant increase in the number of prescriptions and screening tests being ordered by Canadian doctors.


… Guy Futi tells us how he uses profits from his bottled-water company to bring safe drinking water to communities in the developing world.


Plus sports, new and vintage Canadian music and more.

Hour 1…
SUBLIME JUNK EXHIBIT AT THE ROYAL ONTARIO MUSEUM: Ghanaian visual artist El Anatsui turns junk into stunningly beautiful sculptures that evoke memories of Africa's past and present. Correspondent Lyne-Francoise Pelletier tells us about the world premiere retrospective of his work being held at Toronto's Royal Ontario Museum.
SONG: Zanahary
ARTIST: Madagascar Slim
ALBUM: African Guitar Summit

BIBLIO FILE: Book reviewer Suzanne Hancock looks at Cathleen With's award-winning novel, Having Faith in the Polar Girls' Prison. The story of  a teenage mother in a youth detention centre in Canada's Far North, With's novel unsentimentally unravels Trista's difficult past and looks forward to a possible hopeful future for her and her young daughter. (Publisher: Penguin Group Canada)
SONG: Fire
ARTIST: Tanya Tagaq Gillis

ASK RAJI, PART 1: Fitting in when it comes to Canadian workplaces can include knowing what to wear - especially for new immigrants integrating into a new job. On our weekly advice column, fashion consultant Raji Sohal explains how newcomers can dress for success this fall.
THE SILENT EPIDEMIC: It can be in your house’s pipes, it can be in the paint on your walls: lead is just about everywhere and has been linked to various health problems in children. Marc Montgomery speaks with Dr. Bruce Lanphear, a public health expert in Vancouver, about the effects of lead poisoning.
SONG: The Impossible World
ARTIST: Ron Sexsmith
ALBUM: Exit Strategy for the Soul

SPORTS WRAP: Ian Jones is in with sports news including the continuing saga of woe coming from the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi. Ian tells us poor attendance at the Games isn’t being helped by a local transit strike; and, how the track and field events nearly didn’t take place because of the poor condition of the track.
Hour 2…

PRESCRIPTION OVERLOAD: An independent agency says the use of prescription drugs in Canada has risen dramatically; and, warns that doctors need to better manage prescriptions and diagnostic imaging. Reporter Lynn Desjardins looks at why there is such a huge increase in prescriptions and diagnostic tests.
SONG: Romale Contrabanda
ARTIST: Lubo and Kaba Horo
ALBUM: Contrabanda

GABON-BORN CANADIAN ENTREPRENEUR BRINGS WATER TO THE POOR: Meet Guy Futi who left a well-paying bank job to start Maji Water, a bottled-water company which spends part of its profits digging wells for developing world communities that have no access to safe drinking water.
SONG: Working Man
ARTIST: Men of the deeps
ALBUM: Coal Fire in Winter

ASK RAJI, PART 2: Even fashion-conscious newcomers may not be sure what works best in Canadian workplaces. Personal style consultant Raji Sohal has some common sense tips on how to dress for work in Canada this fall.
SONG: I Dream of Spring
ALBUM: Recollection

INDO CANADIAN REPORT: Canada is making a significant effort to recruit immigrants from India.  But, as Rashi Khilnani reports, a new study finds Canada is not reaping all the economic benefits these Indian immigrants have to offer.
SPORTS WRAP:  Ian Jones is in with the latest sports including news about the upcoming Moto GP motorcycle championships in Malaysia.


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