March 2014

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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?...

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Week of March 31

Monday, March 31IS RACE A FICTION? The scientific consensus is that we're all a soup of DNA, and that race is indeed a fiction. But...
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Announcing the new Massey Lectures iPad App!

For more than 50 years The CBC Massey Lectures have been graced by some of the finest minds in the world --  thinkers like Northrup...
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BLOOD: THE STUFF OF LIFE - THE 2013 CBC MASSEY LECTURES BY LAWRENCE HILL Blood runs red through all of us and carries the same...
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Win a signed copy of Blood: The Stuff of Life by Lawrence Hill

The 2013 CBC Massey Lectures by Lawrence Hill air all this week. In conjunction with the broadcast, we are giving away 5 books!Win a...
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Ideas from the Trenches - The Education Gap

There are about 50,000 PhD candidates in Canada, toiling away for years in relative obscurity. This is the second of an occasional series which attempts...

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Week of March 24

Monday, March 24 - Friday, March 28 BLOOD: THE STUFF OF LIFE - THE 2013 CBC MASSEY LECTURES BY LAWRENCE HILL Blood runs red through...
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Conflicted Cities

It used to be that countries waged war against each other on a battlefield. But now cities are the new conflict zone. From London to...

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Walking Matters, Part 2

Ever since our ancestors rose to their feet, our species has been defined by walking upright. But the act involves our minds as well...

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Wachtel On The Arts - Peter Sellars

Eleanor Wachtel talks to visionary American director Peter Sellars. When he puts opera on the stage, he never sticks to a traditional or literal treatment...

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Week of March 17

Monday, March 17 THE GREAT HUNGER, Part 2 Hunger and starvation are more often the result of human action rather than nature's caprice. And who...
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The Great Hunger, Part 2 - Ireland

Hunger and starvation are more often the result of human action rather than nature's caprice. And who lives and who dies is determined by a...

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The Great Hunger, Part 1 - Ukraine

Hunger and starvation are more often the result of human action rather than nature's caprice. And who lives and who dies is determined by a...

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Reserve Judgement

Katharina and Glenn Patterson decided to get a university degree and then return to their aboriginal community. It was 1998 and they wanted to help....

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Walking Matters, Part 1

Ever since our ancestors rose to their feet, our species has been defined by walking upright. But the act involves our minds as well as...

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BloodLines

Inspired by Lawrence Hill's CBC Massey Lectures, award-winning writers tell their stories. Heart-wrenching and gripping tales about love, family and the challenges posed by kinship,...

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Generation Porn

Thirty years ago, a peek at a Playboy or Hustler centrefold was a rite of passage for teenage boys. Today children as young as...

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Week of March 10

Monday, March 10 GENERATION PORN Thirty years ago, a peek at a Playboy or Hustler centrefold was a rite of passage for teenage boys. Today...
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Moses Znaimer's ideacity - Rethinking Democracy

ideacity is a three-day gathering of minds held each June in Toronto, produced and presented by the Canadian media innovator and pioneer, Moses Znaimer....

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Machiavelli: The Prince of Paradox

Niccolo Machiavelli's name is synonymous with treachery and cunning. His most famous book, The Prince, was written exactly 500 years ago, and since then...

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Fragile Freedoms - First Nations and human rights

John Borrows is an Anishinabe scholar and expert in Indigenous law. He presents a lecture on the connections between First Nations and human rights. It's...

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Wachtel On The Arts - Chuck Close

Eleanor Wachtel talks to American painter and photographer Chuck Close, renowned for his large-scale, photo-based portrait paintings. In 1988, Close was struck by an aneurysm...

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Week of March 3

Monday, March 3 THE ENRIGHT FILES - Canadian Soldiers & PTSD Canada has been out of active combat in Afghanistan for more than two years,...
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The Enright Files - PTSD

Canada has been out of active combat in Afghanistan for more than two years, but the war continues on the home front for many Canadian...

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