Sep 24, 2015 | 53:59Ideas How I Understand the World Audio
Ideas How I Understand the World Sep 24, 2015 | 53:59The New York Times has acclaimed Russell Banks "the most compassionate writer of fiction in the world today". At the Blue Met/Metropolis Bleu Literary Festival, in Montreal, he discussed his most recent collection of short stories -- "A Permanent Member o
Sep 23, 2015 | 54:00Ideas Catalogues of Culture - Wade Davis Audio
Ideas Catalogues of Culture - Wade Davis Sep 23, 2015 | 54:00In the Milton K. Wong Lecture, anthropologist Wade Davis explores some of the diversity of human culture, and considers what knowledge and expertise we lose by obliterating, or at best ignoring, traditional cultures.
Sep 17, 2015 | 54:00Ideas Similes and Science, Part 2 Audio
Ideas Similes and Science, Part 2 Sep 17, 2015 | 54:00Central to the quest of understanding the universe is the role that the imagination plays. Physicists Dr. S. James Gates and Sonali Mohapatra discuss the vitality and centrality of the scientific imagination.