Tapestry from CBC Radio
Summary: CBC Radio's Tapestry is a weekly exploration of spirituality, religion and the search for meaning, hosted by Mary Hynes.
What happens when we get out of our heads and into our hands?
One man's journey from pastor to salesman. How jam changed three people's lives. The sweet solidarity of a night of interfaith comedy and Margaret Atwood on The Handmaid's Tale, thirty-three years later. In this episode, we're opening the Tapestry vault to bring you some of our most memorable stories of personal transformation and reflection with guest host Yassin Alsalman.
Guest host Yassin 'Narcy' Alsalman explores what it means to be a father when you're far from home and all that you hold dear. Yassin speaks to his father about his traumatic youth in a turbulent Iraq, and also talks to filmmakers Jihan "Jiji" Kikhia and Sol Guy about retracing their own father's stories.
"You know, the city is going through a lot and there's lots happening in the world right now, and I think it's a pretty confusing place. So I feel a responsibility to like, push forward narratives I think are positive and helpful. And especially to the young people in this city." - Noah '40' Shebib
"The music industry, just being honest, - is gonna sound crazy, maybe not - it's fundamentally the exact opposite of how I choose to live my life. And it's so super difficult to exist in a place where the values, the morals, the people, the practices, goes against everything that you believe in." - Kardinal Offishal
"Does nobody know that there's actually so many female rappers, and so many queer female rappers in Toronto?" - Witch Prophet
Guest host Yassin Alsalman, a.k.a. Narcy, explores how hip hop can change lives and nourish the soul. Feature conversations with Toronto hip-hop legend Kardinal Offishall, Witch Prophet and OVO music producer Noah '40' Shebib and his sister Suzanna Shebib.
This week, Tapestry is revisiting four stories about sin, spiritual experiences and survival with guest host Christa Couture.
"I've accepted my disability, but lately I've wondered: could I also celebrate it?" Guest host Christa Couture explores loving her differences on the summer edition of Tapestry.
Grief isn't something you can "get over" - but guest host Christa Couture wonders if it's something we can live with.
How a haircut lead to a religious epiphany. Tips for taming your inner-critic. Laughing in the face of terminal illness and honouring a daughter's dying wish. Tapestry is revisiting some of our favourite stories about adapting to change.
Finding ways to channel our anger and put it to good use. To strike a balance between anger and apathy; rage and reason.
Who am I? Where do I belong? Why can't I be just me? "Culture, nationality, gender, are all boxes we've been asked to tick at some point or another. But what happens if none of the categories fit?" -Samira Mohyeddin?
How self-expression nourishes the soul and a new exhibit at The Metropolitan Museum in New York examines how Catholic clothing can be chic.
Reverend Yolanda Norton, a Christian minister and an unapologetic Beyoncé fan, organized a "Beyoncé Mass" in San Francisco, a service that drew close to 1000 people. Persephone Pearl runs a unique annual event : "Remembrance Day for Lost Species", a memorial to species and places forever lost to us.