Week of Nov 5

Monday, November 5
THE ENRIGHT FILES
As Remembrance Day approaches, The Enright Files looks at courage. Michael Enright and his guests will define the term, dissect the act and delve into why it is such a big part of our remembrances. But before that, Michael examines a different kind of courage: that of a Dutch Jew who chronicled his last year in a Nazi concentration camp. Michael speaks with Robert Jan Van Pelt, a Canadian academic who has worked hard to keep David Koker's words alive. 

Tuesday, November 6
LEGENDS III: LEGENDS FROM NATUASHISH
In contrast to headlines of gas sniffing and suicide in Labrador, are stories from the Mushua Innu, a culture rich in humour and spirituality. These stories were recorded in October 2004, in the northern Labrador community of Natuashish. They include a story of how a spirit grandfather takes his grandson on a journey of love and transformation.  CBC Radio's Legends Project compiles traditional oral stories, legends and histories of Canada's Inuit and First Nations, gathered in communities across the country. To find out more, go visit the Legends Project website.

Wednesday, November 7
THE RED BOOK, Part 2
Bound in red-leather, a hand-written and vividly illustrated manuscript by Carl Jung, documents what he called his "confrontation with the unconscious," beginning around World War I - the source, Jung claimed, for all his later thinking in psychology. But the extent of his dreams, fantasies, arguments and encounters were revealed only when the astonishing Red Book was published in 2009. Marilyn Powell scouts its dangerous contents.

Thursday, November 8
THE GRANDE DAME OF GREEN DESIGN
Cornelia Hahn Oberlander is this country's pre-eminent landscape architect. Her love of nature and respect for the environment has guided and inspired her work from the grounds of the National Gallery in Ottawa to the Museum of Anthropology in Vancouver. IDEAS producer Yvonne Gall profiles the 91-year-old icon, whose career spans six decades and is still going strong.

Friday, November 9
THE 2012 VANCOUVER HUMAN RIGHTS LECTURE
Bob Watts has been involved in major indigenous issues in Canada for the past twenty years. An adjunct professor and fellow in the School of Policy Studies at Queen's University, he is currently working with Mediate BC to recommend ways for aboriginal communities to respond to changes in the Canadian Human Rights Act. The 2012 Vancouver Human Rights Lecture is presented in collaboration with the Laurier Institution, UBC Continuing Studies, the UBC First Nations House of Learning and the First Nations Studies Program at UBC, and CBC Radio One's IDEAS.


Ideas In The Afternoon - Monday, November 5
IMAGINATION, Part 1
The poet William Blake claimed that the imagination is our highest faculty and central to our perception and experience of reality. More than two hundred years later, scientific research on the brain and creativity confirms the great poet's insight. IDEAS producer Frank Faulk explores the key role the imagination plays in our lives.
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