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Monday, February 18
THE IMAGINARY ALBINO
From the 19th century freak show to the East African black market in body parts to the modern cinema, the image of the albino has seized the popular imagination. Garth Mullins is a person with albinism and at six feet, four inches tall, he stands out in a crowd. But recently Garth didn't stand out...instead, he blended in at an Albinism conference with a pale majority who looked a lot like him.
Tuesday, February 19
WACHTEL ON THE ARTS
Eleanor Wachtel, host of Writers & Company, speaks with Taryn Simon whose art mixes camera-work, writing and graphic design to raise questions about truth and certainty. Born and raised in Long Island, New York, and in her mid-30s, her breakout work looked at American men freed from death row. After 9/11, Taryn Simon began to investigate secret or hidden sites in the United States. Her biggest success to date is called A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters - a huge work, it took four years to produce and involved travelling around the world to photograph very deliberately chosen lines of blood relatives. The book version won first prize at the prestigious Arles Photography festival in 2011.
Wednesday, Feburary 20 - Thursday, February 21
WHEN FAMILIES START TALKING
Even the best of families can run into trouble when grappling with the needs of aging parents, the demands of care-giving and the shifting dynamics between siblings over money and inheritance. Estates mediator Genevieve Chornenki looks at these hot button issues and explores if families can talk about them without wanting to kill each other.
Friday, February 22
THE MUNK DEBATES - Iran's Nuclear Ambitions
Be it resolved the world cannot tolerate an Iran with nuclear weapons capability. That's the resolution for the latest Munk Debate. On the pro side: Amos Yadlin, a retired major general who spent more than 40 years in the Israeli Defence Forces. And Charles Krauthammer, Pulitzer prize winning columnist for the Washington Post. On the con side is Fareed Zakaria, author, CNN host and columnist for Time Magazine and Washington Post. And Vali Nasr, foreign affairs analyst, Johns Hopkins University and The Brookings Institution and an advisor to the U.S. State Department. For more information, please visit The Munk Debates website.
Ideas In The Afternoon - Monday, February 18
A REMARKABLE ENCOUNTER
Three young women are working, from opposite sides of the world, to make it possible for girls to grow up, educated and safe, in Afghanistan. Two of them live in Kabul. The other lives in Kelowna, Canada. Journalist and author Sally Armstrong accompanies 15-year-old Alaina Podmorow on her first trip to Afghanistan and introduces her to Noorjahan Akbar and Anita Haidary. This is the story of the amazing encounter of three women. They also meet Mumtaz Bibi and Sahar Gul, teenaged victims of violent harassment.