This Week on Ideas

Monday, December 20
DOGS THEMSELVES, Part 2
dogs-thumb-2.jpgNew evidence reveals what dogs understand, about their world and about people, what they say and how they say it - to each other and to us - and what they know that people don't. The hidden lives of dogs themselves are uncovered by dog observers Jon Katz, Alexandra Horowitz, Clive Wynne and Monique Udell, Xioaming Wang, Gillian Ridgeway, Patricia McConnell, Jennifer Arnold and Suzanne Clothier in conversation with Max Allen. Part 3 airs
Monday, December 27.

Tuesday, December 21
WACHTEL ON THE ARTS
Eleanor Wachtel talks with Thai filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul. He won the Palme d'Or at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival for his movie Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives.

Wednesday, December 22
SANCTUARY
What are the elements of a haven? Can it be safe in these times of insecurity? Cindy Bisaillon ruminates on the idea of sanctuary in her off-the-grid cabin in the woods, interweaving her thoughts with tales from a naturalist, a refugee and a monk. She discovers clues to our future survival. To support the actions of Colorado-based monk Tessa Bielecki and Sudanese refugee Jacob Deng, both interviewed in the program visit The Desert Foundation and Wadeng Wings of Hope websites.

Thursday, December 23
A BUCKET WITH YOUR NAME ON IT: MEMORIES OF A HALIFAX CHILDHOOD.
On the day following his death in 2008, there were found in writer David Cole's closet, memoirs of the dark comedy of his youth. Edited by Barbara Nichol.

Friday, December 24
A STEPHEN LEACOCK CHRISTMAS
The author of Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town wrote a series of annual Christmas stories - here sampled by IDEAS host Paul Kennedy, and accompanied by appropriate seasonal music.


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