Monday, February 4
THE ENRIGHT FILES - The Stereotypical Tough Guy Loner Lawman
What makes a mystery novel more than a guilty pleasure?
Michael Enright, host of The Sunday Edition, in conversation with two masters of the police procedural: Swedish writer Henning Mankell and American novelist Craig Johnson.
Tuesday, February 5 - Wednesday, February 6
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.
Thursday, February 7THE GAMES OF OLYMPIA
from today - on February 7th, 2014 - the 22nd Olympic Winter Games
begin in Sochi, Russia. As the countdown begins, IDEAS takes you
back in time to Ancient Greece to see what the very first Olympic
Games - known then as the Olympic struggles - were really like. This
IDEAS classic, from 1988, was by historian and classicist Brent Shaw
Friday, February 8BRAIN BANG THEORY
Dr. Charles Tator
grew up loving hockey. Now, as an eminent
neurosurgeon, scientist and researcher, he must face the patients and
the families of those who suffer from concussions, spinal cord injury
and disability. He's learned a lot about traumatic sports injuries and
he sits down with IDEAS host Paul Kennedy
to tell Canadians what they might not want to hear.
Monday, February 4 - Ideas in the AfternoonVASARI'S MOST EMINENT LIVES
In the mid-1500s, Giorgio Vasari's
short biographies created
art history, the artist as genius and even the "Renaissance". Although
rife with inaccuracies and outright lies, his book is still the source
on Leonardo, Michelangelo, and many others. Tony Luppino
leafs through Vasari's Lives to see how it still shapes our ideas of art.