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Mur-Écran, The Windscreen (Apr. 15, 2013 Encore)

Fermont, Quebec was designed as the mining community of the future. Its 1.3 kilometre-long windscreen complex was built to shield residents from the sub-arctic climate. Simon Nakonechny heads north to find out what has become of this visionary town.

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Ideas You Are Here Feb 23, 2015 | 53:58...but how do you know exactly where you are? And then how do you know how to get from there...to somewhere else? Dave Redel explores new ideas about why some people are wizards at navigation, while others get completely lost.
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Ideas Allison's Brain Feb 19, 2015 | 53:59In 2011, Allison Woyiwada was told that she had a giant brain aneurysm. After surgery, she experienced severe cognitive and physical defects. But then she began a programme of music therapy: this is the remarkable story of her brain's recovery.
Ideas - The Wonder of the World: Frederick II, Part 1Feb 18, 2015 | 54:00Ideas The Wonder of the World: Frederick II, Part 1 Audio
Ideas The Wonder of the World: Frederick II, Part 1 Feb 18, 2015 | 54:00He was a monarch like no other: he was a poet, a lover of science, and in his court multicultural collaboration and innovation were a matter of policy. A look at the life of Frederick II.
Ideas - Wachtel On The Arts - Sophie CalleFeb 17, 2015 | 53:59Ideas Wachtel On The Arts - Sophie Calle Audio
Ideas Wachtel On The Arts - Sophie Calle Feb 17, 2015 | 53:59Eleanor Wachtel speaks with French artist Sophie Calle, known for her detective-like explorations of life and love. Sophie Calle's work is now on show at Montreal's Museum of Contemporary Art.
Ideas - Aging by the Book (Encore Feb 17, 2014)Feb 16, 2015 | 53:58Ideas Aging by the Book (Encore Feb 17, 2014) Audio
Ideas Aging by the Book (Encore Feb 17, 2014) Feb 16, 2015 | 53:58Ottawa librarian Wendy Robbins looks at the growing popularity of a narrative approach to aging, even for individuals with dementia.
Ideas - End of the Dial (Encore Feb 13, 2014)Feb 13, 2015 | 54:00Ideas End of the Dial (Encore Feb 13, 2014) Audio
Ideas End of the Dial (Encore Feb 13, 2014) Feb 13, 2015 | 54:00Newspapers, publishing and the recording industry may all be in deep trouble from online media. But pronouncements about the death of radio are premature. Garth Mullins believes we're witnessing the dawning of a radio renaissance.
Ideas - The Next Big Thing Has Finally Arrived - David CarrFeb 13, 2015 | 53:59Ideas The Next Big Thing Has Finally Arrived - David Carr Audio
Ideas The Next Big Thing Has Finally Arrived - David Carr Feb 13, 2015 | 53:59New York Times media columnist David Carr died suddenly yesterday, on the floor of the newsroom, at the age of 58. In 2013, Mr. Carr delivered the Dalton Camp Lecture in Journalism. We're repeating that lecture today, in memory of David Carr.
Ideas - Oysters (Encore Feb 14, 2005)Feb 12, 2015 | 53:59Ideas Oysters (Encore Feb 14, 2005) Audio
Ideas Oysters (Encore Feb 14, 2005) Feb 12, 2015 | 53:59In anticipation of St. Valentine's Day, Paul Kennedy contemplates the most "sympathetically unselfish" of all the bivalves, and the single aphrodisiac that is generally believed to work -- the humble oyster.
Ideas - The Trouble with Tolerance, Part 3 (Encore Feb 28, 2007)Feb 11, 2015 | 53:58Ideas The Trouble with Tolerance, Part 3 (Encore Feb 28, 2007) Audio
Ideas The Trouble with Tolerance, Part 3 (Encore Feb 28, 2007) Feb 11, 2015 | 53:58Is Canada too tolerant for its own good? Should we tolerate intolerant people? Michael Blake, Genevieve Chornenki, Sunny Yi and producer Sara Wolch tackle the nature and meaning of tolerance in our diverse and seemingly tolerant society.
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Ideas The Comeback Feb 10, 2015 | 53:59In the wake of the Idle No More protest movement, John Ralston Saul decided to write a book about Canada's difficult relationship with the First Nations. Paul Kennedy explores the thesis with Saul and Hayden King of Ryerson University.
Ideas - Chris Hedges: War is a drugFeb 9, 2015 | 53:57Ideas Chris Hedges: War is a drug Audio
Ideas Chris Hedges: War is a drug Feb 9, 2015 | 53:57Pulitzer Prize winner Christopher Hedges spent decades as a war correspondent before the suffering he witnessed became too much to bear. In the fall of 2014, he gave a lecture at Ryerson University in Toronto. He later joined Paul Kennedy in conversation.
Ideas - Ideas from the Trenches - Force of HabitFeb 6, 2015 | 53:59Ideas Ideas from the Trenches - Force of Habit Audio
Ideas Ideas from the Trenches - Force of Habit Feb 6, 2015 | 53:59Featuring Kristin Rodier, Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Alberta. She studied the way people try to change themselves, and concludes that the force of habit is both more mysterious and more useful than commonly thought.
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Ideas The Trouble with Tolerance, Part 2 (Encore Feb 27, 2007) Feb 4, 2015 | 53:58Is Canada too tolerant for its own good? Should we tolerate intolerant people? Michael Blake, Genevieve Chornenki, Sunny Yi and producer Sara Wolch tackle the nature and meaning of tolerance in our diverse and seemingly tolerant society.
Ideas - Dark Powers: Camille PagliaFeb 3, 2015 | 53:58Ideas Dark Powers: Camille Paglia Audio
Ideas Dark Powers: Camille Paglia Feb 3, 2015 | 53:58Cultural historian Camille Paglia explores some of Shakespeare's hard-to-like women characters, from King Lear, Hamlet, Macbeth, and Antony and Cleopatra. A grand tour through ideas about art, education and myth -- and how art teaches us how to live.

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