Ideas | Dec 12, 2011 | 54:00

The Enright Files: Fathers of Confederation

Michael Enright, host of The Sunday Edition, in conversation about two of the more intriguing fathers of confederation. Biographer Richard Gwyn talks about Sir John A. MacDonald, Canada's first prime minister while University of Toronto Scholar David Wilson talks about the poet of Confederation Thomas D'Arcy McGee.

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Ideas - The Enright Files: Fathers of ConfederationDec 12, 2011 | 54:00Ideas The Enright Files: Fathers of Confederation Audio
Ideas The Enright Files: Fathers of Confederation Dec 12, 2011 | 54:00Michael Enright, host of The Sunday Edition, in conversation about two of the more intriguing fathers of confederation. Biographer Richard Gwyn talks about Sir John A. MacDonald, Canada's first prime minister while University of Toronto Scholar David Wilson talks about the poet of Confederation Thomas D'Arcy McGee.
Ideas - Cute Cats and The Arab Spring with Ethan ZuckermanDec 9, 2011 | 54:00Ideas Cute Cats and The Arab Spring with Ethan Zuckerman Audio
Ideas Cute Cats and The Arab Spring with Ethan Zuckerman Dec 9, 2011 | 54:00In the 2011 Vancouver Human Rights Lecture, Ethan Zuckerman, director of the Center for Civic Media at MIT, looks at the "cute cat" theory of internet activism, and how it helps explain the Arab Spring.
Ideas - The 2011 Dalton Camp Lecture by Neil ReynoldsDec 2, 2011 | 54:00Ideas The 2011 Dalton Camp Lecture by Neil Reynolds Audio
Ideas The 2011 Dalton Camp Lecture by Neil Reynolds Dec 2, 2011 | 54:00The Last Commandment: Thou Shall Not Beguile - Veteran journalist Neil Reynonlds delivers the 2011 Dalton Camp Lecture.
Ideas - Empire of Illusion (Nov. 2011 Encore)Nov 30, 2011 | 53:57Ideas Empire of Illusion (Nov. 2011 Encore) Audio
Ideas Empire of Illusion (Nov. 2011 Encore) Nov 30, 2011 | 53:57Writer Chris Hedges argues that North American culture is dying because it has become transfixed by illusions about literacy, love, wisdom, happiness and democracy. Jim Brown explores Hedges' ideas about the mechanisms that keep us diverted from confronting the collapse around us.
Ideas - The Munk Debates: Era of High Unemployment and Slow GrowthNov 22, 2011 | 54:00Ideas The Munk Debates: Era of High Unemployment and Slow Growth Audio
Ideas The Munk Debates: Era of High Unemployment and Slow Growth Nov 22, 2011 | 54:00Be It Resolved North America Faces a Japan-style Era of High Unemployment and Slow Growth. Arguing for the resolution are Paul Krugman, and David Rosenberg. Arguing against the resolution are Lawrence Summers, and Ian Bremmer.
Ideas - Conservatism for Liberals? (November 16, 2011 Encore)Nov 16, 2011 | 54:49Ideas Conservatism for Liberals? (November 16, 2011 Encore) Audio
Ideas Conservatism for Liberals? (November 16, 2011 Encore) Nov 16, 2011 | 54:49America's most famous Canadian, outside of Hollywood, is David Frum. He is a former editorial page editor of The Wall Street Journal, economic speechwriter for President George W. Bush, and the author of Comeback: Conservatism that Can Win Again. Frum speaks with Max Allen about the conservative wave in Canadian politics, the American medical system, Sarah Palin, and the evolution of his own political views - at the age of 14, he was a campaign volunteer for the NDP.
Ideas - The Enright Files: Learning from 9/11Nov 14, 2011 | 54:00Ideas The Enright Files: Learning from 9/11 Audio
Ideas The Enright Files: Learning from 9/11 Nov 14, 2011 | 54:00Michael Enright, host of The Sunday Edition, looks at what meaning might be wrung from the attacks of September 11th 2001. He talks with Professor Tariq Ramadan, Chair in Contemporary Islamic Studies at Oxford University and Ellah Allfray, deputy editor of Granta magazine, Margaret Macmillan, Warden of St. Antony's College at Oxford and Graham Fuller, author most recently of A World Without Islam about how to bring order out of chaos.
Ideas - CBC at 75 - Part 5Nov 4, 2011 | 54:00Ideas CBC at 75 - Part 5 Audio
Ideas CBC at 75 - Part 5 Nov 4, 2011 | 54:00IDEAS producer David Cayley examines crucial episodes in the history of the CBC from its founding to the present.
Ideas - CBC at 75 - Part 4Nov 3, 2011 | 54:00Ideas CBC at 75 - Part 4 Audio
Ideas CBC at 75 - Part 4 Nov 3, 2011 | 54:00IDEAS producer David Cayley examines crucial episodes in the history of the CBC from its founding to the present.
Ideas - CBC at 75 - Part 3Nov 2, 2011 | 54:00Ideas CBC at 75 - Part 3 Audio
Ideas CBC at 75 - Part 3 Nov 2, 2011 | 54:00IDEAS producer David Cayley examines crucial episodes in the history of the CBC from its founding to the present.
Ideas - CBC at 75 - Part 2Nov 1, 2011 | 54:00Ideas CBC at 75 - Part 2 Audio
Ideas CBC at 75 - Part 2 Nov 1, 2011 | 54:00IDEAS producer David Cayley examines crucial episodes in the history of the CBC from its founding to the present.
Ideas - CBC at 75 - Part 1Oct 31, 2011 | 54:00Ideas CBC at 75 - Part 1 Audio
Ideas CBC at 75 - Part 1 Oct 31, 2011 | 54:00IDEAS producer David Cayley examines crucial episodes in the history of the CBC from its founding to the present.
Ideas - The Enright Files: CheatingOct 10, 2011 | 54:00Ideas The Enright Files: Cheating Audio
Ideas The Enright Files: Cheating Oct 10, 2011 | 54:00A discussion about the perennial problem of cheating at university or as universities like to say...the matter of academic integrity. Michael Enright, host of The Sunday Edition, talks with Trish Burton Gallant, an academic integrity coordinator at the University of California, San Diego and Nick Mount an award winning teacher of english at the University of Toronto about what should and could be done about cheating.
Ideas - Boot Camp Moms - Part 2Oct 6, 2011 | 54:00Ideas Boot Camp Moms - Part 2 Audio
Ideas Boot Camp Moms - Part 2 Oct 6, 2011 | 54:00Twelve single mothers. Poor and uneducated. Their mission: to complete a one-year boot camp designed to lift them out of poverty. Their tools: citizenship, literature, and education. IDEAS producer Mary O'Connell charts the progress of these mothers as they attempt to break the generational chains of poverty. Women Moving Forward could well be the most inventive poverty reduction program in the country.
Ideas - Boot Camp Moms - Part 1Oct 5, 2011 | 54:00Ideas Boot Camp Moms - Part 1 Audio
Ideas Boot Camp Moms - Part 1 Oct 5, 2011 | 54:00Twelve single mothers. Poor and uneducated. Their mission: to complete a one-year boot camp designed to lift them out of poverty. Their tools: citizenship, literature, and education. IDEAS producer Mary O'Connell charts the progress of these mothers as they attempt to break the generational chains of poverty. Women Moving Forward could well be the most inventive poverty reduction program in the country.

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