Monday, November 28THE POWER OF COLOUR
, Part 2
is passion and lust, courage and sacrifice. Blue is happy, or sad, or -
in German - drunk. In India, yellow is said to have been made from the
urine of cows, force-fed mango leaves. Cindy Bisaillon
the history, psychology, art, music and spirituality of colour. She
uncovers the mysteries of the purple tears of sea snails, the vibrant
orange of a Stradivarius violin, and the green that killed Napoleon.
Part 3 airs next Monday, December 5.
Tuesday, November 29CYBER/MASTER CLASSPinchas Zukerman
is one of the world's greatest violinists. Conductor of Canada's
National Arts Centre Orchestra, he regularly goes down to a broom closet
in the basement of the NAC to conduct master classes - over the
internet - with aspiring soloists from all over the world: New York,
Tokyo, London and Tel Aviv.
Wednesday, November 30EMPIRE OF ILLUSION
Writer Chris Hedges
argues that North American culture is dying because it has become
transfixed by illusions about literacy, love, wisdom, happiness and
democracy. Jim Brown
explores Hedges' ideas about the mechanisms that keep us diverted from confronting the collapse around us.
Thursday, December 1
SAY NO TO HAPPINESS
Life is about being happy, right? Just ask the Dalai Lama...or any of
the best-selling authors on the subject...or the scientists who study
the benefits of being happy. But are we losing something else along the
way: the need for meaning in our lives? IDEAS producer Frank Faulk
examines the tension between our desire for happiness and our need for meaning.
Friday, December 2
THE LAST COMMANDMENT: THOU SHALL NOT BEGUILE
newspaper is down, but not out. It remains a close friend to hundreds of
millions of people around the world - every day. Yet it is threatened
on two fronts: its ability to adapt profitably to 21st century
technology, and its declining trust-worthiness: Only 30 percent of
Canadians trust journalists - and it's not clear whether they are the
readers who have quit or the readers who remain. In the 2011 Dalton Camp
Lecture, veteran journalist Neil Reynolds
says that to increase trust, there must be an end to anonymous sources.