Monday, May 2IDEAS is pre-empted in most parts of Canada for coverage of the federal
election. Listeners in areas where IDEAS is broadcast in whole or in part will
hear the following program:
Close your eyes. Listen. What do you hear? Did people listen the same
way four centuries ago? And what did they hear? Radio producer Chris Brookes
takes our modern ears on a sound-rich journey through the acoustic world of Elizabethan England. For more details visit Chris Brookes website
Tuesday, May 3
PLAYING THROUGH CHANGES
Music changes most powerfully when radically different points of view are brought face-to-face. Jeff Reilly
explores how musicians are responding in new and powerful ways, as the
world gets smaller and these collisions of culture are increasing.
Wednesday, May 4 - Thursday, May 5
AMOR VS ROMA
The rise and fall of the Cathars, medieval Christians who were pacifist,
ecstatic, feminist, and contrary to the Catholic Church of thirteenth
century "France." They were exterminated in a classic crusade and
Inquisition, invented to root out the heretics. Bob Chelmick
the Cathars and the events that altered the political and spiritual
boundaries of the West.
Friday, May 6
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.