This Week On Ideas

Monday, December 26
chinese-laundry-kids.jpgCHINESE LAUNDRY KIDS
Chinese hand laundries used to be a fixture in every town and city. They were so common place that the occupation of "laundryman" became synonymous with the Chinese. They were socially isolated, and endured a life of drudgery and racial hostility. CBC producer Yvonne Gall explores the legacy of these Chinese pioneers through the stories of the children who grew up in their parents' laundries.

Tuesday, December 27
THE ART OF IDEAS
She has spent a lifetime asking questions. Her body of work was never satisfied with the answers. Poet, anarchist, intellectual, former radio producer, and co-creator of the program IDEAS, we honour Phyllis Webb in this documentary by Robert McTavish.

Wednesday, December 28
AT THE FEET OF THE MASTER
Ideas host Paul Kennedy, who was himself a graduate student of Marshall McLuhan, convenes a radio reunion to celebrate the interesting life and influential work of a modern "master" who helped us all to understand media.

Thursday, December 29
THE MYSTERY OF THE STRATEMEYER LEGACY
A thrilling episode, in which the Hardy Boys, Nancy Drew, Tom Swift, and IDEAS producer Dave Redel investigate the juvenile pulp fiction factory that accidentally created cultural icons.

Friday, December 30
A BUCKET WITH YOUR NAME ON IT: MEMORIES OF A HALIFAX CHILDHOOD
On the day following his death in 2008, there were found in writer David Cole's closet, memoirs of the dark comedy of his youth. Edited by Barbara Nichol.

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