What Ails Us
Our northern neighbor is celebrating its 150th birthday this weekend, yet many Canadians don’t care. Why Canada’s lack of patriotism might be a good thing. Also, how families of black people killed by police often have to grieve under the media spotlight. And the tale of a composer's search for the sound of America.
1. Canadian writer Stephen Marche @StephenMarche on Canada's lack of patriotism, and why that might be a good thing.
2. Writer Mychal Denzel Smith @mychalsmith on the "obligation for black families to mourn in public."
3. WNYC's Sara Fishko on composer Aaron Copland's quest to capture American identity in music.