May 6, 2015 | 53:58Ideas The Monster At The End Audio
Ideas The Monster At The End May 6, 2015 | 53:58In a lecture at the Canadian Literature Centre at the University of Alberta and in interview with Paul Kennedy, novelist Lynn Coady explores what happens if we separate the idea of 'the book' from the experience they've traditionally provided.
Apr 29, 2015 | 54:00Ideas Women and Peacemaking Audio
Ideas Women and Peacemaking Apr 29, 2015 | 54:00Women are peaceful. On this basis, women have worked for peace as mothers and moral guides to the world. But this stereotype limits women - and their peacemaking - as much as it empowers them.
Apr 28, 2015 | 54:00Ideas Peace In Their Time Audio
Ideas Peace In Their Time Apr 28, 2015 | 54:00In 1915, more than a thousand women gathered in The Hague, Netherlands to find a way to end the First World War. Marilyn Powell traces the remarkable story of their achievement and defeat.
Apr 27, 2015 | 53:58Ideas Living in the Material World Audio
Ideas Living in the Material World Apr 27, 2015 | 53:58Making the world a better place is a tough, messy, imperfect business. From the 2014 Stratford Forum series, two people with practical experience in making change: humanitarian and activist James Orbinski, and Muslim scholar Muhammed Robert Heft.
Apr 22, 2015 | 53:58Ideas The New Russian Front Audio
Ideas The New Russian Front Apr 22, 2015 | 53:58How should the West deal with Putin's Russia? By isolation or by engagement? Highlights from the Munk Debate: The West vs Russia with journalist Vladimir Pozner , historian Stephen Cohen political dissident Garry Kasparov, and historian Anne Applebaum.
Apr 21, 2015 | 53:59Ideas Wachtel On The Arts - Kaija Saariaho Audio
Ideas Wachtel On The Arts - Kaija Saariaho Apr 21, 2015 | 53:59Kaija Saariaho has grown to become one of the world's most admired and performed composers of contemporary music. Her music inspires the imagination, seeming to turn light, water, gravity, and nature itself into sound.
Apr 3, 2015 | 53:59Ideas St. John Passion Audio
Ideas St. John Passion Apr 3, 2015 | 53:59This piece by Johann Sebastian Bach speaks to the heart of the Christian narrative, which itself lies at the heart of Western culture. Ivars Taurins and Robert Harris zoom in on the work from the conductor's perspective.
Apr 2, 2015 | 53:58Ideas Alberto Manguel's Curiosity Audio
Ideas Alberto Manguel's Curiosity Apr 2, 2015 | 53:58Alberto Manguel is a writer who prefers to be known as a reader. In his latest book, Curiosity, he explores his own curiosity about curiosity, in the company of Dante and other great writers.