Monday, January 17, 2011 | Categories: Coming Up |
Monday, January 17
One of the world's toughest poker players is a computer program designed in Edmonton. Peter Brown explores how programming software to play unbeatable poker illuminates human decision-making in financial markets, driving in traffic, and personal relationships.
Tuesday, January 18
WACHTEL ON THE ARTS
Eleanor Wachtel, host of Writers and Company, talks to Canadian actor Christopher Plummer.
Wednesday, January 19
TO BE OR NOT TO BE, Part 2
According to the World Health Organization, an estimated 1million people kill themselves every year. In Canada alone, 3,000 people die by their own hands. Traditionally, almost all religions have condemned suicide, and many people prefer not to talk about it, shrouding the final act in mystery and stigma. Today, suicide is viewed as a major health crisis that devastates families and friends. Freelance writer Hassan Ghedi Santur speaks to psychiatrists, researchers and grieving families to explore the enigma of suicide.
Thursday, January 20
HOW THE WEST CAN HELP
Speaking in Vancouver, Sima Samar, Chairperson of the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission, traces the recent history of conflict in Afghanistan. She also discusses the role of the international community in promoting human rights. Presented by the University of British Columbia School of Continuing Studies, the Laurier Institution, The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts and CBC Radio One.
Friday, January 21
IT'S A GIRL'S WORLD, Part 3
What does the social world of girls look like? At first glance, it's about sharing secrets, giggling over boys and carefree fun. But lurking underneath this facade of niceness is a hidden culture of nastiness that pits one friend against another. Lynn Glazier examines the tumultuous nature of female relationships from girlhood to adulthood; from the playground to the office.