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Ideas - The 2010 Munk DebatesDec 15, 2010 | 53:59Ideas The 2010 Munk Debates Audio
Ideas The 2010 Munk Debates Dec 15, 2010 | 53:59Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, and the internationally-renowned writer and atheist Christopher Hitchens, go head-to-head on the resolution: "Be It Resolved that Religion is a Force for Good in the World." The Munk Debates is an initiative of the Aurea Foundation, a charitable organization founded in 2006 by Peter and Melanie Munk to "improve the quality and vitality of public debate in Canada."
Ideas - The Hurried Child (Dec. 2010 Encore)Dec 14, 2010 | 53:59Ideas The Hurried Child (Dec. 2010 Encore) Audio
Ideas The Hurried Child (Dec. 2010 Encore) Dec 14, 2010 | 53:59Buying achievement. Rigid regimens. As a society, we are keeping children busy with the business of childhood. Tutoring and computer centers for children are a booming business, and have become America's top franchise of the decade. A new age of anxiety has invaded childhood. IDEAS producer Mary O'Connell examines the costs and consequences of the hurried child.
Ideas - Dogs Themselves - Part 1 (Dec. 2010 Encore)Dec 13, 2010 | 53:59Ideas Dogs Themselves - Part 1 (Dec. 2010 Encore) Audio
Ideas Dogs Themselves - Part 1 (Dec. 2010 Encore) Dec 13, 2010 | 53:59New evidence reveals what dogs understand, about their world and about people, what they say and how they say it - to each other and to us - and what they know that people don't. The hidden lives of dogs themselves are uncovered by dog observers Jon Katz, Alexandra Horowitz, Clive Wynne and Monique Udell, Xioaming Wang, Gillian Ridgeway, Patricia McConnell, Jennifer Arnold and Suzanne Clothier in conversation with Max Allen
Ideas - Wihtigo (Dec. 2010 Encore)Dec 7, 2010 | 53:57Ideas Wihtigo (Dec. 2010 Encore) Audio
Ideas Wihtigo (Dec. 2010 Encore) Dec 7, 2010 | 53:57The class of beings Cree people call Wihtigo, may be humans who've been transformed into something horrifying and dangerous. Maureen Matthews journeys to a village near Hudson's Bay to learn how stories about them reveal Cree moral teachings.
Ideas - The Enright Files: The Link Between Science and MusicDec 6, 2010 | 54:00Ideas The Enright Files: The Link Between Science and Music Audio
Ideas The Enright Files: The Link Between Science and Music Dec 6, 2010 | 54:00Michael Enright, host of The Sunday Edition, in conversation with Isabel Bayrakdarian, Diane Nalini, and Lauren Segal. Isabel Bayrakdarian is an internationally acclaimed soprano. Before she started her career in opera, Ms. Bayrakdarian earned a degree in Engineering Sciences. Diane Nalini is a jazz singer and composer who has recorded 4 CDs, including one, Kiss Me Like That, devoted to the relationship between music and astronomy. Under her full name, Diane Nalini de Kerchkhove, she is an assistant professor of physics at the University of Guelph. And Lauren Segal is a mezzo-soprano and graduate of the Canadian Opera Company's Ensemble Studio. She recently got her Masters in Science from the physics department at the University of Toronto
Ideas - Sex and the DeadDec 1, 2010 | 53:59Ideas Sex and the Dead Audio
Ideas Sex and the Dead Dec 1, 2010 | 53:59...is how Irish poet Paul Muldoon summarizes the themes of his work. He has been called the most significant English language poet since World War II. He has garnered international praise and recognition of his work, including a Pulitzer Prize and a Griffin Poetry Prize. Today, he is poetry editor at The New Yorker. IDEAS host Paul Kennedy interviewed Paul Muldoon at the 2010 Blue Metropolis Literary Festival in Montreal.
Ideas - Shanghai LadiesNov 29, 2010 | 53:58Ideas Shanghai Ladies Audio
Ideas Shanghai Ladies Nov 29, 2010 | 53:58Painted posters of beautiful women were used to sell all manner of goods in 1920s China. Broadcaster Christina Wong asks if these are images of subservience or liberation.
Ideas - A Glorious RacketNov 15, 2010 | 54:00Ideas A Glorious Racket Audio
Ideas A Glorious Racket Nov 15, 2010 | 54:00Contrary to popular belief, Nero didn't play the violin. He played the bagpipes, a revered and reviled peasant's instrument now over five-thousand years old. Karl Turner explores the rise, fall, and revival of the bagpipes-the instrument that simply refuses to go away.
Ideas - From Here To Maternity - Part 2Nov 4, 2010 | 54:00Ideas From Here To Maternity - Part 2 Audio
Ideas From Here To Maternity - Part 2 Nov 4, 2010 | 54:00For decades men have donated sperm for baby-making. But in recent years egg donation has become a growing business and concern. Moms-in-waiting can purchase tourism packages to the Czech Republic or pay a university student in Boston for her eggs. Science journalist and IDEAS contributor Alison Motluk deconstructs the new motherhood.
Ideas - The Enright Files: Fiction from the Extremes of PersonalityNov 1, 2010 | 54:00Ideas The Enright Files: Fiction from the Extremes of Personality Audio
Ideas The Enright Files: Fiction from the Extremes of Personality Nov 1, 2010 | 54:00Michael Enright, host of The Sunday Edition, in conversation with Hilary Mantel and Anna Quindlen about the sources of fiction. Hilary Mantel won the 2009 Booker Prize with Wolf Hall, a fictional account of the life of Thomas Cromwell while Anna Quindlen has written Every Last One, an intense novel about a very ordinary, very average family.
Ideas - From Here To Maternity - Part 1Oct 28, 2010 | 54:00Ideas From Here To Maternity - Part 1 Audio
Ideas From Here To Maternity - Part 1 Oct 28, 2010 | 54:00For decades men have donated sperm for baby-making. But in recent years egg donation has become a growing business and concern. Moms-in-waiting can purchase tourism packages to the Czech Republic or pay a university student in Boston for her eggs. Science journalist and IDEAS contributor Alison Motluk deconstructs the new motherhood.
Ideas - Mr. Justice BergerOct 20, 2010 | 53:59Ideas Mr. Justice Berger Audio
Ideas Mr. Justice Berger Oct 20, 2010 | 53:59In 1977, a Royal Commission looking into proposals to construct a pipeline from the Arctic Ocean to Alberta recommended a 10-year moratorium on pipeline development in the Mackenzie Valley until native land claims could be settled. That was only the beginning. Paul Kennedy talks with the head of the Mackenzie Valley Pipeline Inquiry, justice Thomas Berger.
Ideas - Inventing Dinosaurs - Part 2Oct 12, 2010 | 53:59Ideas Inventing Dinosaurs - Part 2 Audio
Ideas Inventing Dinosaurs - Part 2 Oct 12, 2010 | 53:59Dragons? Sea serpents? Giants? What manner of antediluvian beast left its bones in the cliffs and quarries of Victorian England? The answer came from a girl selling curiosities to the tourists; a professor of "undergroundology" at Oxford University; a luckless country doctor; an over-imaginative artist and an all-powerful master of Victorian science. Seth Feldman unearths the skeletons in paleontology's past.
Ideas - Inventing Dinosaurs - Part 1Oct 11, 2010 | 54:00Ideas Inventing Dinosaurs - Part 1 Audio
Ideas Inventing Dinosaurs - Part 1 Oct 11, 2010 | 54:00Dragons? Sea serpents? Giants? What manner of antediluvian beast left its bones in the cliffs and quarries of Victorian England? The answer came from a girl selling curiosities to the tourists; a professor of "undergroundology" at Oxford University; a luckless country doctor; an over-imaginative artist and an all-powerful master of Victorian science. Seth Feldman unearths the skeletons in paleontology's past.
Ideas - The Next Big Question - Part 2Oct 5, 2010 | 53:59Ideas The Next Big Question - Part 2 Audio
Ideas The Next Big Question - Part 2 Oct 5, 2010 | 53:59What are the biggest questions facing our world today? Listen in as some of the brightest minds and leading researchers from a variety of disciplines debate The Next Big Question, in a national series of public meetings sponsored by the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research--CIFAR. IDEAS host Paul Kennedy moderates

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