Monday, May 27
THE FACES OF EVE
She represents the first woman on earth in Christian and Judaic
traditions. In Islam she's known as Hawwa. To many, she's the
thoughtless vixen who tempted man away from God. But a closer look shows
a daring champion of human ingenuity and equality. Nicola Luksic
explores the mystique of the woman so many claim to understand.
Tuesday, May 28
THE MANDELA TAPES
In this special edition, you'll hear the voice of Nelson Mandela
as you've never heard him before. The program draws on 50 hours of
recorded conversations with Nelson Mandela. IDEAS is the first program
anywhere in the world to be given full access to these remarkable
recordings. Former South African and freelance filmmaker Robin Benger
was granted this access and presents this intimate and candid portrayal of the founding father of the new South Africa.
Wednesday, May 29
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 fifteen-year-old Alaina Podmorrow
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.
, Part 1
On the simplest level, we take risks to derive benefits. If the benefit
outweighs the risk, we've made a good decision. But decisions are
subject to bias, even those of experts. How do we live with uncertainty
and make good decisions? Vancouver broadcaster Kathleen Flaherty
talks with risk takers, risk managers and risk assessors to find out. Part 2 airs Thursday,
Friday, May 31
LEGENDS OF THE GWICH'IN
The foundational stories of the Gwich'in are a window into the lives of a people who tamed the harsh Arctic climate and landscape from Alaska to the Mackenzie delta. They are tales of medicine power and heroic characters. 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 to the Legends Project website
Ideas in the Afternoon - Monday, May 27BEAUTY AND THE FREAK
When someone loses a breast to cancer, or a leg to gangrene, what do
they make of their new body? And then there are the elective procedures
such as cosmetic surgery which alters a face. How does it change one's
identity? And - there are those who are part of a fringe culture who
insert magnets into their fingers. Some body modifications are valorized
while others are often vilified. IDEAS contributor Sheetal Lodhia
explores how changes to the body change the sense of self.