Monday, September 9
THE ENRIGHT FILES
Humans have spent five million years perfecting one of
the talents that make us unique as a species: the ability to walk
upright. But we've spent the past century finding ways to do it as
little as possible. Michael Enright
, host of The Sunday Edition
speaks with a biologist, a journalist, a psychologist and an urban
designer about how our bodies are made to walk, and how walking improves
our communities, makes us healthier in body and mind, and connects us
with the past and each other.
Tuesday, September 10
THE MAKAR AND THE LAUREATES
What happens when a "sonnet" of Canadian Poets Laureate meet the Makar
of Scotland, the Laureate of that land, in a Laureate Symposium? We
eavesdrop as the poets ponder the role of poetry in a world of twitter.
IDEAS producer Dave Redel finds the verse to be anything but blank.
Wednesday, September 11
MIND AND MACHINE, Part 1
Computers can defeat grandmasters at chess and trump the best trivia-hounds at Jeopardy!.
Today they can help us navigate the drive home; soon they'll be doing
the driving for us. Sixty years ago, Artificial Intelligence - "AI" -
was in its infancy. Now it promises to transform our world beyond
recognition. In this two part series, science journalist Dan Falk explores the new promise and peril of intelligent machines. Part 2 airs Wednesday, September 18.
Thursday September 12
IN THE SHADOW OF STEEL
It was once an industrial powerhouse, earning nick-names like "Steel
Town" or "Lunch-Bucket City". Hamilton was the cradle of Canada's labour
movement: a gritty, working-class town defined by steel-making. Now
most of the jobs in steel are gone. IDEAS producer Mary O'Connell looks at how a city forges a new identity and a new economic dream.
Friday, September 13
MOSES ZNAIMER'S IDEACITY, Part 2 - Geeks "R" Us
is a three-day gathering of minds held each June in
Toronto, produced and presented by the Canadian media innovator and
pioneer, Moses Znaimer
. This episode deals with the latest ideas from a new breed of entrepreneurs. The speakers include: Gordie Rose
, founder of D-Wave, on the freaky future of quantum computing; Tasha McCauley
faculty member of Singularity University, on the Telepresence "Bot," a
portable robot you can send anywhere instead of yourself; Jack Andraka
, a 15 year old high school student who invented an inexpensive test for pancreatic and other cancers; and Cody Wilson
, law student and anarchist, on why he posted the design for a printable gun on the internet.
Ideas in the Afternoon - Monday, September 9ALONE INSIDE
confinement became a feature within prisons a few centuries ago with
the intent of giving prisoners time to reflect and repent. Now nearly
10,000 people are subjected to the 'hole' every year in Canada.
Freelance producer Brett Story
paints a vivid portrait of the
experience, and examines the history and philosophy around what is a
controversial fixture in contemporary penitentiaries.