Ideas

About the Show

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The program is eclectic in form and content. Ideas covers social issues, culture and the arts, geopolitics, history, science and technology, biology and the humanities. Most of Ideas' broadcasts are documentaries in which thoughts are gathered, contexts explored and connections made.

The 1965 premiere broadcast of Ideas (originally known as The Best Ideas You'll Hear Tonight) was on the CBC-FM network, amalgamating two former series titled University of the Air and The Learning Stage. The first three programs featured a discussion of Darwin's theory of evolution and an interview with members of the CBC Galapagos Expedition, a series called "Peace on Earth," the music of Villa-Lobos and a talk by Earle Birney about poetry and creativity. Back in 1965, the CBC Times announced that "full-attention programming is what CBC-FM radio offers its listeners. Ideas is a series prepared for people who just enjoy thinking."


Press Releases


CBC: THE YEAR IN REVIEW

CBC: THE YEAR IN REVIEW

On TV, CBC News Network, Radio, and CBCNews.ca, CBC looks back at the issues, events and personalities that defined 2013 Read More »

CBC HONOURS THE LEGACY OF NELSON MANDELA: 1918-2013

CBC HONOURS THE LEGACY OF NELSON MANDELA: 1918-2013

On TV, CBC News Network, Radio, and online, CBC News has continuing coverage of the passing of a global icon of freedom Read More »

THIS LABOUR DAY, FALL BACK INTO IT WITH CBC RADIO ONE'S NEW SEASON OF GREAT PROGRAMMING

THIS LABOUR DAY, FALL BACK INTO IT WITH CBC RADIO ONE'S NEW SEASON OF GREAT PROGRAMMING

Two listener favourites celebrate anniversaries: Vinyl CafĂ© marks 20 years on the air this season, while As It Happens turns 45! Read More »

LAWRENCE HILL NAMED 2013'S CBC MASSEY LECTURER

LAWRENCE HILL NAMED 2013'S CBC MASSEY LECTURER

Tickets go on sale for annual cross-country lecture series on August 6, 2013 Lecture series entitled "Blood: The Stuff of Life" will be broadcast on CBC Radio One's Ideas from November 11 - November 15 at 9 p.m., 9:30 NT Read More »

  • Program Name

    Ideas

  • Program Type

    Radio Show

  • Appears On

    Radio One

  • Genre

    Radio

  • Schedule

    Monday to Friday @ 9:00PM

  • Website

    www.cbc.ca/ideas/

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