June 2013

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Week of July 1

Monday, July 1 THE HEART OF THE BEAT What is it about rhythm, pattern, and synchronization that fascinate us? How do pacemaker cells in a...
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Legends of the Kwakwaka'wakw

Off the northern tip of Vancouver Island, a small group of people has survived since time began. Their stories capture the essence of their...

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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...

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The 2012 Dalton Camp Lecture in Journalism

Nahlah Ayed, correspondent for CBC's The National, delivers the 2012 Dalton Camp Lecture in Journalism at St. Thomas University in Fredericton. She's the author...

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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...

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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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Week of June 24

Monday, June 24 THE LONGEVITY PUZZLE In a cluster of quiet mountain villages in Sardinia, Italy, something unusual is happening. A remarkable number of people...
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Canada Goes Deep

In the spring of 2012, Canadian film-maker James Cameron made headlines with a solo submarine dive to the bottom of the Mariana Trench -...

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Iceberg Ship Habbakuk

1942: Hitler's U-Boats are ravaging merchant ships that Britain depends on for its survival. Enter a plan, for a gigantic warship, to help the...

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The Chosen, Part 2

It is an idea that is ancient, and yet time has not dulled its vitality. It is an idea that echoes throughout history, and...

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Wachtel On The Arts - Phyllis Lambert

Eleanor Wachtel speaks with the Canadian architect, philanthropist and social entrepreneur Phyllis Lambert. In the 1950s, she became highly involved in the construction of the...

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The Makar and the Laureates

What happens when a "sonnet" of Canadian Poets Laureate meets the Makar of Scotland, the Laureate of that land, in a Laureate Symposium? We eavesdrop...

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Week of June 17

Monday, June 17 THE MAKAR AND THE LAUREATES What happens when a "sonnet" of Canadian Poets Laureate meets the Makar of Scotland, the Laureate of...
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Spinoza

Baruch Spinoza was a 17th century lens grinder known for his precision optical work. But it was his philosophy that made this Dutch-Jewish thinker...

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Madeleine Blair: Nobody's Victim

Today the Supreme Court of Canada heard final arguments in a case that could see laws pertaining to prostitution struck down. Many of these laws...

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The Chosen, Part 1

It is an idea that is ancient, and yet time has not dulled its vitality. It is an idea that echoes throughout history, and has...

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Iron Curtain

In 1945, at the end of World War II, an Iron Curtain rolled over Eastern Europe. Stalin, his allies and the secret police set...

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In Their Shoes II

Every pair of shoes tells the story of a life. Canadian novelist Katherine Govier helps immigrant women tell their stories by having them write about...

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Week of June 10

Monday, June 10 IN THEIR SHOES II Every pair of shoes tells the story of a life. Canadian novelist Katherine Govier helps immigrant women tell...
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The Mortal Sea

We are all well aware by now of how the seas have become fished out. But, astonishingly, reports of overfishing go back to the Middle...

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Risk, Part 2

On the simplest level, we take risks to derive benefits. If the benefit outweighs the risk, we've made a good decision. But decisions are...

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The Munk Debate - Taxing the Rich

Be it resolved: Should the rich be taxed more? That's the resolution at this spring's Munk Debate. Featured are Paul Krugman, New York Times columnist,...

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The Grand Dame of Green Design

Cornelia Hahn Oberlander is this country's pre-eminent landscape architect. She is often referred to as a national treasure and her love of nature and...

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The Enright Files - Baseball

Baseball is a sport rich with lore and colourful personalities. But beyond the athletic feats and reams of statistics each game produces, there's a secret...

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