Week of Sept 2

Monday, September 2
A LABOUR DAY LEVEE
Paul Kennedy convenes an 'open house' at the beginning of a brand new broadcasting season. He chats with some of the people who are preparing shows that will be heard on IDEAS in the weeks and months to come.


Tuesday, September 3
ALONE INSIDE
When the concept of solitary confinement was first implemented in the early 19th century, the idea was not to punish the prisoner, but to give him space to reflect, reform, and flourish. Two centuries later, despite the growing use of segregation in Canada and the United States, the practice produces very different results. Prisoners who have lived through segregation say the experience is torturous. Freelance journalist Brett Story explores the long-term effects of solitary on the mind, and on society.


Wednesday, September 4
FIRST NATIONS AND THE FUTURE OF CANADIAN CITIZENSHIP
Part history lesson, part memoir, the National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations takes to the stage to share stories of the people he represents and his own past. In his lecture titled It Feels Like We're On the Cusp, National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo sets out why he believes First Nations peoples are on the cusp of change.

Thursday, September 5
THE INTERMITTENTLY TRUE ADVENTURES OF MOISHE "TWO-GUN" COHEN
Artful dodger. Edmonton real estate tycoon. Chinese revolutionary. Edmonton writer Paula Simons unravels the unlikely tale of a not-so-nice Jewish boy who went from East End London pickpocket to Prairie con-man to Sun Yat-Sen's gun-running general.


Friday, September 6
MOSES ZNAIMER'S IDEACITY, Part 1 - Big Data
ideacity is a three-day gathering of minds held each June in Toronto. It's produced and presented by the Canadian media innovator and pioneer, Moses Znaimer. IDEAS features highlights from the conference. This episode deals with the deluge of digital data in our lives with: Don Tapscott, Canadian cyber guru, on generational change; Rick Smolan, photographer and author, on how the Earth is developing a digital nervous system; and Bruce Duncan, of the LifeNaut Project, on extending our brain power with robotics.


Ideas in the Afternoon - Monday, September 2
THE END OF GROWTH
Economist Jeff Rubin and environmentalist David Suzuki might seem an unlikely pairing. But they've been touring Canada together, talking about the natural limits to growth from their very different perspectives. We listen in as they try to convince a Calgary audience that we've already exceeded the capacity of the planet.

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