December 2013

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Tributes

As 2013 gives way to a brand new year, IDEAS host Paul Kennedy considers various instances from the past twelve months in which acknowledged masters...

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First Nations and the Future of Canadian Citizenship

"It seems we've been avoiding the hard work for a long, long time - but not anymore. We're not going to allow this to...

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Week of Dec 30

Monday, December 30 FIRST NATIONS AND THE FUTURE OF CANADIAN CITIZENSHIP Part history lesson, part memoir, the National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations...
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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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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...

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Week of Dec 23

Monday, December 23 THE VISIONARY, CONTROVERSIAL, ALBERT SCHWEITZER When Albert Schweitzer died in 1965, the doctor from Alsace-Lorraine was held up to the world over...
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Whisky, The Water of Life

Robert Burns proclaimed: "Freedom and whisky gang togither!" Single malt whisky remains one of Scotland's most poetic exports. As part of a series celebrating Paul...

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Stalking the Cat, Part 2

It has survived over millions of years - doing well enough on its own before human beings entered the picture. We've idolized, loved, demonized...

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Stalking the Cat, Part 1

It has survived over millions of years - doing well enough on its own before human beings entered the picture. We've idolized, loved, demonized and...

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Wachtel On The Arts - Agnieszka Holland

Eleanor Wachtel speaks to Polish film director Agnieszka Holland about her latest film project Burning Bush. It's a tale of political injustice set during...

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Stuffed, Part 2

For most of the 20th century, food consumption in North American was relatively stable, but the 1980s marked the beginning of a dramatic shift....

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Week of Dec 16

Monday, December 16 STUFFED, Part 2 For most of the 20th century, North American food consumption was relatively stable, but the 1980s marked the beginning...
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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 Fool's Dilemma

Bertrand Russell said, "the trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure, while the intelligent are full of doubt". Recent research in psychology...

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The Business of Race

"She cut off her nose to spite her race." That's what Dorothy Parker once quipped about Fanny Brice, the Jewish actress who had a nose...

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The Degrowth Paradigm

The degrowth movement is a relatively new contender in the economic and political debates that swirl around humanity's future. Degrowthers believe we need a more...

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Week of Dec 9

Monday, December 9 STUFFED, Part 1 For most of the 20th century, North American food consumption was relatively stable, but the 1980s marked the beginning...
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Stuffed, Part 1

For most of the 20th century, North American food consumption was relatively stable, but the 1980s marked the beginning of a dramatic shift. We're eating,...

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The Revolution Will Be Extruded

There's a lot of buzz about 3-D printers -- guns! skin grafts! pizza in space! But as Regina computer scientist David Gerhard discovers, these machines,...

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The Mandela Tapes

The Mandela Tapes is an intimate and candid portrayal of the founding father of the new South Africa, presented by journalist & filmmaker Robin...

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Playing Mozart with Pinchas Zukerman

The illustrious conductor of Canada's National Arts Centre Orchestra joins IDEAS host Paul Kennedy to celebrate the musical genius of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Pinchas Zukerman...

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Is Race a Fiction? (Watch or Listen)

The scientific consensus is that we're all a soup of DNA, and that race is indeed a fiction. But where does that leave us? This...

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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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Week of Dec 2

Monday, December 2THE ENRIGHT FILESThe magazine business is a troubled one. But this year, two magazines reached major milestones. The high-minded New York Review of...
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The Enright Files - Barbara Epstein/David Levine/Graydon Carter

The magazine business is a troubled one. But this year, two magazines reached major milestones. The high-minded New York Review of Books turned 50. And...

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