Episodes

The Human Factor - Hannah Arendt

Was Adolph Eichmann not ultimately responsible for the destruction of six million Jews? Or were Jews themselves partially to blame for their own fate? Fifty...

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The Revolution Will Be Extruded

There's a lot of buzz about 3-D printers -- guns! skin grafts! pizza in space! But as Regina computer scientist David Gerhard discovers, these...

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Marathon: Going the Distance

26 miles, 385 yards, an Athenian soldier named Pheidippides started it all when he covered the distance between the battlefield at Marathon and the marketplace...

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The Witness Trees

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's epic poem Evangeline begins with the words "This is the forest primeval". Longfellow was talking about the rich Acadian forest, and...

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Fragile Freedoms - Vandana Shiva

Physicist Vandana Shiva has become one of the world's leading environmental thinkers. In a lecture presented at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, she explores...

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Bugs 'R Us

We are constantly at war with microbes -- SARS, MERS, E.coli, C.difficile -- filthy little organisms that threaten our health and safety. These pathogens...

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Wachtel On The Arts - Stan Douglas

Stan Douglas is both a cutting-edge contemporary art star, and a neighbourhood historian of his home city. From his downtown Vancouver studio, he makes new...

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The Science of Shakespeare

William Shakespeare was born 450 years ago this month, into a period when new ideas about the human body, the earth and the universe were...

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The Next Big Thing Has Finally Arrived

For years, people proclaimed that the Internet was going to completely transform media. In 2013, it actually happened. That's the argument of The New...

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Unfinished Business

Twenty years after the first free elections in South Africa, the country still struggles with lawlessness, social equity, and the structures of civil society. But,...

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Rwanda Reconciliation

The brutality and bloodshed of the Rwandan genocide 20 years ago was unfathomable. And whether we learned enough to prevent it from happening again is...

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Moby Doll

Thanks to Herman Melville's Moby Dick, many thought that the only good whale was a dead whale. But in 1964, the curator of the Vancouver...

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The Enright Files - Drink

We live in a culture that's awash in drink - enjoying, romanticizing and marketing the pleasures of alcohol. But countless millions of people have lost...

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To Heal A Sick Nation: Martin Luther King, Jr. and IDEAS (with videos)

By 1967, Martin Luther King, Jr. saw his dream becoming "a nightmare". Criticised by black militants, rejected by white allies, and threatened with death as...

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