This Week On Ideas

Monday, March 7
THE ENRIGHT FILES - The Power of Folk Music
Michael Enright, host of The Sunday Edition, in conversation with folk music legend, Oscar Brand and country star Ian Tyson. Michael and his guests try to nail down exactly what it is that makes  folk music such an enduring genre.

Tuesday, March 8
LEGENDS OF THE AHTAHKAKOOP
These evocative stories from the Ahtahkakoop, a Plains Cree nation in central Saskatchewan, create a world where the buffalo once reigned supreme, animals protected each other, and the creator gave the world colour and life. Dramatized, cast and recorded in the community.

Wednesday, March 9
AGAINST THE STATE, Part 1
The modern secular state promises justice, good order and freedom. But there have always been those who view the state with unease, as a threat to the freedom of the individual. In 1894, the anarchist Emile Henry threw a bomb into the CafĂ© Terminus in Paris. It was the first act of modern terrorism. But anarchism as a political philosophy continues to renew itself, always asking the question: why do we need the state? From Paris then to Athens now, Philip Coulter investigates the idea of anarchism.  Part 2 airs Wednesday, March 16.

Thursday, March 10
DOGS THEMSELVES, Part 1
dogs-portrait-ted.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 2 airs Thursday, March 17.

Friday, March 11
THE GHOSTS OF CANNAE
In 216 BCE, forty-eight thousand men were killed a massive knife fight between the Romans and Carthaginians in a single day. Military historian Robert O'Connell tells us about that gruesome day, and how armies fought then and now.
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