November 2010

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Blue Metropolis Bleu - The Future of the Book

Listen to Blue Metropolis Bleu - The Future of the BookIdeas host Paul Kennedy moderates a panel from the 2010 Blue Metropolis International Literary...
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Shanghai Ladies

Painted posters of beautiful women were used to sell all manner of goods in 1920s China. Broadcaster Christina Wong asks if these are images of...
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This Week On Ideas

Monday, November 29SHANGHAI LADIESPainted posters of beautiful women were used to sell all manner of goods in 1920s China. Broadcaster Christina Wong asks if these...
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The Origins of the Modern Public, Part 11

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The 2010 Dalton Camp Lecture

Listen to The 2010 Dalton Camp Lecture She has worked in the world's most dangerous places - Afghanistan, Iraq, Rwanda, Zimbabwe, Sudan, the Democratic...
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Ducks On The Moon

Listen to Ducks On the MoonRegina playwright and producer, Kelley Jo Burke was an orderly woman with an orderly life. In 2000, she had...
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The Book of Exodus, Part 2

Listen to The Book of Exodus, Part 2It is a story of epic proportions: an enslaved people's liberation from bondage and their transformation into...
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The Book of Exodus, Part 1

Listen to The Book of Exodus, Part 1It is a story of epic proportions: an enslaved people's liberation from bondage and their transformation into...
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This Week On Ideas

Monday, November 22 - Tuesday, November 23 THE BOOK OF EXODUS It is a story of epic proportions: an enslaved people's liberation from bondage and...
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The Origins of the Modern Public, Part 10

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Great Expectations

Listen to Great ExpectationsHow do our expectations of what public institutions, governments and our employers should do, create a national mythology and collective sense...
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The Empathic Civilization

A new view of human nature is emerging in the biological and cognitive sciences. Once humans were considered merely an aggressive species. Now Jeremy...
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Wachtel On The Arts - Julian Schnabel

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A Glorious Racket

Listen to A Glorious Racket Contrary to popular belief, Nero didn't play the violin. He played the bagpipes, a revered and reviled peasant's instrument...
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This Week On Ideas

Monday, November 15 A GLORIOUS RACKET Contrary to popular belief, Nero didn't play the violin. He played the bagpipes, a revered and reviled peasant's instrument...
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This Week On Ideas

Monday, November 8  - Friday, November 12 PLAYER ONE: WHAT IS TO BECOME OF US? A NOVEL IN FIVE HOURS: THE 2010 CBC MASSEY LECTURES...
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The Origins of The Modern Public, Part 9

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From Here To Maternity, Part 2

For decades men have donated sperm for baby-making. But in recent years egg donation has become a growing business and concern. Moms-in-waiting can purchase tourism...
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Time Kaleidoscope

Listen to Time Kaleidoscope What is time? How have we imagined it through the ages? Is time travel possible? Toronto essayist and poet Christopher Dewdney,...
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Lethal Obsession

It's been called a lethal obsession - the long and ugly history of anti-Semitism.  And its roots go way back, into ancient history. There are...
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The Enright Files - Fiction from the Extremes of Personality

Michael Enright, host of The Sunday Edition, in conversation with with Hilary Mantel and Anna Quindlen about the sources of fiction. Hilary Mantel won the 2009 Booker Prize...
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This Week On Ideas

Monday, November 1THE ENRIGHT FILES - Fiction from the Extremes of Personality Michael Enright, host of The Sunday Edition, in conversation with with Hilary Mantel and Anna Quindlen about...
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