Monday, August 16, 2010 | Categories: Coming Up |
Tuesday, August 17
FOR THE BIRDS
Jean Bédard loves birds. Among other things, this lifelong passion inspired him to help a colony of eider ducks when their nests were threatened by destructive development. Together, Bédard and the ducks bought an island by selling their precious feathers.
Wednesday, August 18
HAVE YOUR MEAT AND EAT IT TOO! Part 1
Meat eating has gotten a bad rap in recent years. It's blamed for everything from animal cruelty to global warming to swine flu and cancer. But Jill Eisen argues it's not meat that's the problem - it's the way we raise it. Most of our meat comes from mega-farms housing thousands of animals. Happily, there are alternatives that are humane, healthy and kind to the environment. Part 2 airs on Monday, May 24.
Thursday, August 19
How do our expectations of what public institutions, governments and our employers should do, create a national mythology and collective sense of entitlement? A Calgary Institute for the Humanities forum ponders this question.
Friday, August 20
LOOKING UP, Part 2
Four hundred years ago, a novel optical device from Holland made its way to Italy and into the hands of a free-thinking mathematician named Galileo Galilei. He soon aimed the instrument skyward - and our universe changed forever. Since that time, astronomers have been building bigger and better telescopes - and their discoveries continue to challenge us. Science journalist Dan Falk tells the remarkable story of Galileo and the revolution he began.