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Tuesday, June 11
In 1945, at the end of World War II, an Iron Curtain rolled over Eastern Europe. Stalin, his allies and the secret police set out to seize control over a dozen countries and turn them into communist states. IDEAS host Paul Kennedy speaks with journalist and author Anne Applebaum about the harrowing story of how millions became imprisoned and how their daily lives were brutally crushed.
Wednesday, June 12
THE CHOSEN, Part 1
The idea of the chosen has its roots in ancient Judaism, but it is a belief that continues to shape us today, consciously or unconsciously. In this two-part series IDEAS producer Frank Faulk examines how this Biblical concept is central to Western thought and culture, through the lens of religion, politics, and psychology. Part 2 airs on Wednesday, June 19.
Thursday, June 13
MADELEINE BLAIR: NOBODY'S VICTIM
Today the Supreme Court of Canada heard final arguments in a case that could see laws pertaining to prostitution struck down. Many of these laws were born at the turn of the 19th century - a period of huge transition where prostitution and so-called 'vice' became the focus of social uplift campaigns. A woman who went by the pseudonym 'Madeleine Blair' found herself at the crosshairs of these campaigns and wrote a rare and detailed account of her life as a prostitute and brothel owner in Canada's west. Ideas Producer Nicola Luksic found an old copy of Madeleine's autobiography and brings us her story.