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Tuesday, April 16
WACHTEL ON THE ARTS - Yoko Ono
A controversial, iconic figure, Yoko Ono is today regarded as a multi-media innovator. At 80, she remains an adventurous and committed conceptual artist and musician, celebrated internationally. In a rare conversation with Eleanor Wachtel, she talks about her traditional, privileged upbringing in Japan, harshly interrupted by World War II, and the spirit of creative experimentation that informs her work in all its variety.
Wednesday, April 17
THE VISIONARY, CONTROVERSIAL, ALBERT SCHWEITZER
When Albert Schweitzer died in 1965, the doctor from Alsace-Lorraine was held up to the world over as a paradigm of goodness. He was a European who sacrificed a life of comfort to tend to the sick, deep in central Africa. But IDEAS contributor Megan Williams finds that Schweitzer was also - and remains - as controversial as he was inspiring. His legacy of the well-intentioned westerner doing good deeds in a far-off land continues to pose uncomfortable questions about the role of medical aid in developing countries today, its long-term usefulness and its inherent traces of colonialism.
Thursday, April 18
WORTHY PARASITES: A VILLAIN'S SILVER LINING
People hate parasites. They're slimy and repulsive - worms emerging from blisters on the body, mites breeding in skin folds. They hold wild parties in our guts. They bring pestilence, misery...even death. But wait: parasites can also be good - really, really good! Author Rosemary Drisdelle explores these much maligned creatures and their importance in nature, and she unveils exciting new medical research into the good they can do for us.