April 2013

A Word To The Wise, Part 2

Times have changed. So has the study of wisdom. Philosophers, make room for the scientists! In this two-part series, Marilyn Powell talks to psychologists,...

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A Word To The Wise, Part 1

Times have changed. So has the study of wisdom. Philosophers, make room for the scientists! In this two-part series, Marilyn Powell talks to psychologists,...

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Week of April 29

Monday, April 29 - Tuesday, April 30 A WORD TO THE WISE, Part 1 & 2 Times have changed. So has the study of wisdom....

York In Flames

Two hundred years ago, on April 27th, 1813, an invading American army attacked the muddy little town of York - which is now Toronto -...

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The Imaginary Albino

From the 19th century freak show to the East African black market in body parts to the modern cinema, the image of the albino...

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Paying for Parking

We engineer our roads to accommodate traffic, but cars and other vehicles spend almost all their time parked. All those parking spaces - and...

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Madeleine Blair: Nobody's Victim

A rare and detailed account of a prostitute and brothel owner in the Canadian west during the late 1800s reveals the integral role prostitutes played...

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The Heart of the Beat

What is it about rhythm, pattern, and synchronization that fascinate us? How do pacemaker cells in a heart synchronize? How can thousands of people unconsciously...

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Week of April 22

Monday, April 22 THE HEART OF THE BEAT What is it about rhythm, pattern, and synchronization that fascinate us? How do pacemaker cells in a...

Legends of the Kainai

Dramatizations of the old stories of the Blackfoot of southern Alberta, provide a glimpse into this ancient culture's sacred beliefs, traditions and heroes. CBC Radio's...

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Worthy Parasites: A Villain's Silver Lining

People hate parasites. They're slimy and repulsive - worms emerging from blisters on the body, mites breeding in skin folds. They hold wild parties...

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The Visionary, Controversial, Albert Schweitzer

When Albert Schweitzer died in 1965, the doctor from Alsace-Lorraine was held up to the world over as a paradigm of goodness. He was a...

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Wachtel On The Arts - Yoko Ono

A controversial, iconic figure, Yoko Ono is today regarded as a multi-media innovator. At 80, she remains an adventurous and committed conceptual artist and musician,...

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Mur-Écran, The Windscreen

Fermont, Quebec, was designed as the mining community of the future. Its 1.3 kilometre-long windscreen complex was built to shield residents from the bitter sub-arctic...

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Week of April 15

Monday, April 15 MUR-ÉCRAN, THE WINDSCREEN Fermont, Quebec, was designed as the mining community of the future. Its 1.3 kilometre -long windscreen complex was built...

Genius Born of Anguish, Part 3

"The greatest trap in our life is not success, popularity or power, but self-rejection," said Henri Nouwen, Catholic priest, teacher and gay celibate. He...

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Genius Born of Anguish, Part 2

"The greatest trap in our life is not success, popularity or power, but self-rejection," said Henri Nouwen, Catholic priest, teacher and gay celibate. He...

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Genius Born of Anguish, Part 1

"The greatest trap in our life is not success, popularity or power, but self-rejection," said Henri Nouwen, Catholic priest, teacher and gay celibate. He...

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Riel's Revenge

A recent Supreme Court decision in favour of the Manitoba Metis Federation could fundamentally change the nature of Crown/Metis relations in Canada. We hear from...

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Sailing Alone Around the World

In 1895 a retired Canadian sea captain set off to sail alone around the world. It had never been done, and it took Joshua Slocum...

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Week of April 8

Monday, April 8 SAILING ALONE AROUND THE WORLD In 1895 a retired Canadian sea captain set off to sail alone around the world. It had...

Back To The Future in Fogo

As a young woman, Zita Cobb left her birthplace - the relatively remote island of Fogo, off the east coast of Newfoundland - to...

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War, Peace and Health

Canadians of all ages are delivering health care to people in war ravaged regions. Meet three Canadians who are rolling their sleeves up to...

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Revising History, Part 1

What happens when historians go searching for new evidence about the nation's past? It can change the way its citizens think about their country as...

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The Longevity Puzzle

In a cluster of quiet mountain villages in Sardinia, Italy, something unusual is happening. A remarkable number of people are living into their hundreds....

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The Enright Files

Michael Enright, host of The Sunday Edition, in conversation with two trail-blazing female political leaders: Vigdís Finnbogadóttir and Mary McAleese. In 1980, Vigdís Finnbogadóttir became...

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