May 28, 2013 | 53:59Ideas The Mandela Tapes Audio
Ideas The Mandela Tapes May 28, 2013 | 53:59In this special edition, you'll hear the voice of Nelson Mandela as you've never heard him before. The program draws on 50 hours of recorded conversations with Nelson Mandela.
Dec 4, 2013 | 53:58Ideas Is Race a Fiction? Audio
Ideas Is Race a Fiction? Dec 4, 2013 | 53:58The scientific consensus is that we're all a soup of DNA, and that race is indeed a fiction. But where does that leave us? Lawrence Hill, Priscila Uppal, Hayden King, and Karina Vernon have a go at a very modern, age-old question.
Dec 9, 2013 | 54:00Ideas Stuffed, Part 1 Audio
Ideas Stuffed, Part 1 Dec 9, 2013 | 54:00Jill Eisen explores the politics, economics, and science of overeating. We're eating, on average, 200 calories per day more than we did just 30 years ago. What happened to bring about this sudden change?
Nov 25, 2013 | 53:58Ideas The Witness Trees Audio
Ideas The Witness Trees Nov 25, 2013 | 53:58Are our forests fiber mines or recreational playgrounds? Are they an economic engine or necessary for our environmental health? And are they essential to our mental well being? Dick Miller re-imagines the forest of the future.
Nov 20, 2013 | 53:58Ideas The Munk Debate - The End of Men Audio
Ideas The Munk Debate - The End of Men Nov 20, 2013 | 53:58"Be it resolved, men are obsolete." After millenia of social dominance, men appear to be losing their lead. Women are fast emerging as more successful in education, employment, personal health, and even political leadership. Four writers take up the debat
Dec 6, 2013 | 53:59Ideas The Revolution Will Be Extruded Audio
Ideas The Revolution Will Be Extruded Dec 6, 2013 | 53:59There's a lot of buzz about 3-D printers -- guns! skin grafts! But as Regina computer scientist David Gerhard discovers, these machines, and the people who use them, are about to revolutionize the way we think about manufacturing, and how we get stuff.
Nov 26, 2013 | 53:58Ideas The Next Big Thing Has Finally Arrived Audio
Ideas The Next Big Thing Has Finally Arrived Nov 26, 2013 | 53:58For years, people proclaimed that the Internet was going to completely transform media. In 2013, it actually happened, according to New York Times media columnist David Carr who delivers the 2013 Dalton Camp Lecture in Journalism.
Jan 1, 1962 | 29:24Ideas The Educated Imagination - Part 6 Audio
Ideas The Educated Imagination - Part 6 Jan 1, 1962 | 29:24In the 1962 Massey Lectures, Northrop Frye writes: "What good is the study of literature? Does it help us to think more clearly or feel more sensitively or live a better life than we would without it? What is the function of the teacher and scholar or the person who calls himself, as I do, a literary critic? What difference does the study of literature make in our social or political or religious attitude? In my early days, I thought very little about such questions, not because I had any of the answers but because I assumed that anybody who asked them was naive. I think now that the simplest questions are not only the hardest to answer but the most important to ask..."
Nov 28, 2013 | 54:00Ideas Ode to the Organ Audio
Ideas Ode to the Organ Nov 28, 2013 | 54:00It's the world's largest, most complex and powerful musical instrument. The pipe organ lifts us out-of-the-ordinary and fill us with awe. Eitan Cornfield pulls out all the stops to explain why organs still matter in our increasingly secular world.
Nov 27, 2013 | 54:00Ideas BloodLines Audio
Ideas BloodLines Nov 27, 2013 | 54:00Inspired by Lawrence Hill's CBC Massey Lectures, award-winning writers tell their stories. Heart-wrenching and gripping tales about love, family and the challenges posed by kinship, exclusion and belonging.
Nov 11, 2003 | 54:22Ideas The Truth About Stories - Part 1 Audio
Ideas The Truth About Stories - Part 1 Nov 11, 2003 | 54:22Beginning with Native oral stories, -winning author and scholar Thomas King weaves his way through literature and history, religion and politics, popular culture and social protest, in an effort to make sense of North America's relationship with its Aboriginal peoples.