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Crows can reason, solve problems and have long memories. They know more about us and our habits than we know about them. IDEAS producer Yvonne Gall explores the world of the urban crow and reveals how crows are a lot like us.

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Ideas - Salt - Part 2 (Jan. 2009 Encore)Sep 7, 2011 | 54:00Ideas Salt - Part 2 (Jan. 2009 Encore) Audio
Ideas Salt - Part 2 (Jan. 2009 Encore) Sep 7, 2011 | 54:00Something insignificant is sometimes said to be worth "a pinch of salt." On the other hand, people of impeccable integrity are often called, "the salt of the earth." Salt is now among the most common substances on earth, although once it was rarer and more valuable than gold. Paul Kennedy considers the incredible history, science and mythology of salt.
Ideas - Salt - Part 1 (Jan. 2009 Encore)Sep 6, 2011 | 54:00Ideas Salt - Part 1 (Jan. 2009 Encore) Audio
Ideas Salt - Part 1 (Jan. 2009 Encore) Sep 6, 2011 | 54:00Something insignificant is sometimes said to be worth "a pinch of salt." On the other hand, people of impeccable integrity are often called, "the salt of the earth." Salt is now among the most common substances on earth, although once it was rarer and more valuable than gold. Paul Kennedy considers the incredible history, science and mythology of salt.
Ideas - Neuron Therapy (Oct. 2009 Encore)Jun 15, 2011 | 53:59Ideas Neuron Therapy (Oct. 2009 Encore) Audio
Ideas Neuron Therapy (Oct. 2009 Encore) Jun 15, 2011 | 53:59York University philosopher Stuart Shanker is one of the world's leading thinkers on "kids with disorders." The author of twenty books on philosophy and human development, he incorporates the latest knowledge we have about the brain to improve the lives of struggling children. He talks with IDEAS producer Mary O'Connell.
Ideas - Wise Guys (Mar. 2010 Encore)Jun 8, 2011 | 53:59Ideas Wise Guys (Mar. 2010 Encore) Audio
Ideas Wise Guys (Mar. 2010 Encore) Jun 8, 2011 | 53:59Crows can reason, solve problems and have long memories. They know more about us and our habits than we know about them. IDEAS producer Yvonne Gall explores the world of the urban crow and reveals how crows are a lot like us.
Ideas - Making Sense of SociabilityApr 26, 2011 | 54:00Ideas Making Sense of Sociability Audio
Ideas Making Sense of Sociability Apr 26, 2011 | 54:00Sociologist Lorne Tepperman has spent his career trying to discover the forces that pull people apart - and how societies and groups work together. He has studied juvenile justice, families, gambling and inequality. Lorne Tepperman speaks to Ideas producer Richard Handler.
Ideas - Walking at the Edge of Reason and AweApr 25, 2011 | 56:30Ideas Walking at the Edge of Reason and Awe Audio
Ideas Walking at the Edge of Reason and Awe Apr 25, 2011 | 56:30Reason has been a blessing for humanity, but often at the cost of dulling our ability to appreciate the ineffable - that dimension of human experience that evokes wonder and awe. Frank Faulk seeks a balance between reason and the ineffable.
Ideas - The Book of Exodus - Part 2Apr 21, 2011 | 54:00Ideas The Book of Exodus - Part 2 Audio
Ideas The Book of Exodus - Part 2 Apr 21, 2011 | 54:00It is a story of epic proportions: an enslaved people's liberation from bondage and their transformation into a nation. Considered one of the most important books in the Bible, the influence of Exodus transcends religious boundaries. CBC producer Frank Faulk explores how this powerful story has reverberated through the centuries and shaped the imagination of the West.
Ideas - The Book of Exodus - Part 1Apr 20, 2011 | 54:00Ideas The Book of Exodus - Part 1 Audio
Ideas The Book of Exodus - Part 1 Apr 20, 2011 | 54:00It is a story of epic proportions: an enslaved people's liberation from bondage and their transformation into a nation. Considered one of the most important books in the Bible, the influence of Exodus transcends religious boundaries. CBC producer Frank Faulk explores how this powerful story has reverberated through the centuries and shaped the imagination of the West.
Ideas - A Lethal ObsessionApr 7, 2011 | 54:00Ideas A Lethal Obsession Audio
Ideas A Lethal Obsession Apr 7, 2011 | 54:00Anti-Semitism has a long and ugly history, which culminated in the Holocaust in the 1940s. But it occurs even in countries where few, if any, Jews live. Renowned historian Robert Wistrich traces its history from ancient times to its shocking resurgence today.
Ideas - Sculpting SoundMar 25, 2011 | 53:58Ideas Sculpting Sound Audio
Ideas Sculpting Sound Mar 25, 2011 | 53:58Marshall McLuhan called acoustic space a "sphere whose centre is everywhere and margins nowhere." Acoustic artists Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller use sound to drag us across the margins of reality.
Ideas - Dogs Themselves - Part 3 (Dec. 2010 Encore)Dec 27, 2010 | 53:58Ideas Dogs Themselves - Part 3 (Dec. 2010 Encore) Audio
Ideas Dogs Themselves - Part 3 (Dec. 2010 Encore) Dec 27, 2010 | 53:58New 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 observersJon 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 - A Stephen Leacock ChristmasDec 24, 2010 | 53:59Ideas A Stephen Leacock Christmas Audio
Ideas A Stephen Leacock Christmas Dec 24, 2010 | 53:59The author of Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town wrote a series of annual Christmas stories - here sampled by IDEAS host Paul Kennedy, accompanied by seasonal music from Oscar Peterson, with expert commentary by Margaret Macmillan.
Ideas - A Bucket With Your Name On ItDec 23, 2010 | 54:00Ideas A Bucket With Your Name On It Audio
Ideas A Bucket With Your Name On It Dec 23, 2010 | 54:00On the day following his death in 2008, there were found in writer David Cole's closet, memoirs of the dark comedy of his youth. Edited by Barbara Nichol.
Ideas - SanctuaryDec 22, 2010 | 54:00Ideas Sanctuary Audio
Ideas Sanctuary Dec 22, 2010 | 54:00What are the elements of a haven? Can it be safe in these times of insecurity? Cindy Bisaillon ruminates on the idea of sanctuary in her off-the-grid cabin in the woods, interweaving her thoughts with tales from a naturalist, a refugee and a monk. She discovers clues to our future survival.
Ideas - Dogs Themselves - Part 2 (Dec. 2010 Encore)Dec 20, 2010 | 53:59Ideas Dogs Themselves - Part 2 (Dec. 2010 Encore) Audio
Ideas Dogs Themselves - Part 2 (Dec. 2010 Encore) Dec 20, 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

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