Monday, December 6THE ENRIGHT FILES - The Links between Science & MusicMichael Enright
, host of The Sunday Edition
, in conversation with Isabel Bayrakdarian
, Diane Nalini
, and Lauren Segal
. Isabel Bayrakdarian
is an internationally acclaimed soprano. Before she started her career in opera, Ms. Bayrakdarian earned a degree in Engineering Sciences. Diane Nalini is a jazz singer and composer who has recorded 4 CDs, including one, Kiss Me Like That, devoted to the relationship between music and astronomy. Under her full name, Diane Nalini de Kerchkhove, she is an assistant professor of physics at the University of Guelph. And Lauren Segal is a mezzo-soprano and graduate of the Canadian Opera Company's Ensemble Studio. She recently got her Masters in Science from the physics department at the University of Toronto.
Tuesday, December 7WIHTIGO
The class of beings Cree people call Wihtigo, may be humans who've been transformed into something horrifying and dangerous. Maureen Matthews
journeys to a village near Hudson's Bay to learn how stories about them reveal Cree moral teachings.
Wednesday, December 8 - Thursday, December 9KING SOLOMON'S RING
Why do these geese think that you're their mother? How do stickleback fish find a mate? Why does that crow seem smarter than you are? Konrad Lorenz
spent a lifetime watching animals, figuring out how they live together, how they communicate, and - most important - how their worlds touch ours. Philip Coulter
traveled to Austria to follow the trail of Konrad Lorenz today.
Friday, December 10THE ORIGINS OF THE MODERN PUBLIC
, Part 13
Publicity was once the exclusive property of men of rank. They alone, by virtue of their stations, could make things public. During the 18th century it became meaningful to talk about "public opinion" as something formed outside the state. Today anyone with a Twitter account can make a public. In this series IDEAS producer David Cayley examines how publics were formed in Europe, between 1500 and 1700, and how these early publics grew into the concept of "the public" that we hold today.