This Week On Ideas

Monday, March 21
WALKING IN SPACE
During Shuttle Mission STS118, Canadian astronaut Dave Williams walked in space for nearly nineteen hours. We walk there with him, as Dr. Joe MacInnis accompanies Williams (and all the other astronauts on that mission) in a voyage that very few will ever take.

Tuesday, March 22
THE IDEAS OF STEWART BRAND
Founder of the funky The Whole Earth Catalogue, Stewart Brand was a hero of the counter culture before he entered corporate boardrooms. He talks with Paul Kennedy.

Wednesday, March 23
AGAINST THE STATE, Part 3
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 Café 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.

Thursday, March 24
DOGS THEMSELVES, Part 3
dogs-part3-thumb.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.

Friday, March 25
SCULPTING SOUND
Marshall McLuhan called acoustic space a "sphere whose centre is everywhere and margins nowhere." Acoustic artists Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller use sound to drag us across the margins of reality.
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