Monday, April 16, 2012 | Categories: Coming Up |
Tuesday, April 17
WACHTEL ON THE ARTS- Catherine Malfitano
Eleanor Wachtel, host of Writers and Company, talks to Catherine Malfitano, a soprano who once sang Tosca to an audience of a billion people. Now she's an opera director in charge of the newest production at the Canadian Opera Company.
Wednesday, April 18
THE POWER OF COLOUR, Part 3
Red 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 looks into 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.
Thursday, April 19
ALL IN THE FAMILY
Alcoholism. Respiratory disease. Cancer. Obesity. We're told that these can be the results of genetics, stress and poor nutrition. But in recent years, an extraordinary, retrospective study reveals that childhood abuse may lie at the core of some diseases that show up in middle-aged adults. IDEAS producer Mary O'Connell talks to Dr. Vincent Felitti about the physiological results of psychological trauma.