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Loss, part 3 of 3

Among all the other madness that has happened this week, it was my friend Harold’s birthday. Harold is a singer, and among the many songs in his rich Irish-Quebecer repertoire are many from the great Stan Rogers, who was also gone … Continue reading

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Loss, Part 2 of 3

2003: I find my mom’s favourite station on her car radio and hear a strange voice, almost a spoken-word voice, singing a poem in a minor key: “Suzanne takes you down to a place near the river, You can hear the … Continue reading

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Loss, part 1 of 3

It’s barely November and I know what this year’s theme is going to be…loss. The losses of David Bowie and Gene Wilder and Prince, sure, I mourned with my friends, in much the same way I mourned Brexit with my British … Continue reading

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Between “Je me souviens” & “Friendly Manitoba”

I’m in Quebec City late on a Sunday morning, having a latté at one of my old haunts, listening to Brassens and getting some work done. Why? Because last night, on the same wind that blew my plane into town, … Continue reading

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Jean-Claude Guyot, un ami du Burundi et de ses journalistes, est mort.

Les professeurs universitaires belges ne sont pas, en règle générale, connus pour leur accessibilité, leur ouverture, leur altruisme, encore moins pour leur fou rire. Mais Jean-Claude Guyot l’était. En Belgique, le rapport que les étudiants entretiennent avec leurs professeurs est beaucoup … Continue reading

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Planète télé – Émission 5

Cette fois, notre équipe n’est pas devant la caméra mais derrière. Cette émission vaut la peine d’être régardé surtout pour les peux reportages sur le nationalisme catalan et la musique cubaine. REGARDEZ

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Place à la musique (encore)

Working on a piece on child soldiers for Le Monde Bouge; also helping Boris with a piece on Congolese rumba music. Always nice to balance out those hard stories with something a bit more lighthearted and danceable. I discovered these … Continue reading

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