Ideas | May 1, 2013 | 54:00

My Brother's and My Sister's Keeper - Part 1

Anything you can do to make someone's life better, you must do. Right? But how much do you owe to other people, and who should you help? In this series, we consider the limits and the extent of our obligations to others, as individuals and as a society.

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Ideas Escaping the Holocaust Jan 2, 2014 | 53:58Millions of Jews died in the Holocaust, but very few from Denmark. Why? Historian and journalist Bo Lidegaard investigates how Danish people - and certain Nazis - helped Denmark's Jews flee to safety.
Ideas - The Almost Annual Ideas LevéeJan 1, 2014 | 53:58Ideas The Almost Annual Ideas Levée Audio
Ideas The Almost Annual Ideas Levée Jan 1, 2014 | 53:58Whenever January 1 falls on a weekday, IDEAS host Paul Kennedy convenes a New Year's Levee for producers and freelancers. It provides our listeners with a 'sneak preview' of programs they'll be hearing on IDEAS over the next few days and weeks.
Ideas - TributesDec 31, 2013 | 53:58Ideas Tributes Audio
Ideas Tributes Dec 31, 2013 | 53:58Paul Kennedy considers instances from 2013 in which acknowledged masters have paid tribute to their inspirational predecessors - from Joni Mitchell talking about Emily Carr; through Jane Urquhart, Miriam Toews and Margaret Drabble celebrating Alice Munro.
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Ideas Tributes Dec 31, 2013 | 53:58Paul Kennedy considers instances from 2013 in which acknowledged masters have paid tribute to their inspirational predecessors; from Joni Mitchell talking about Emily Carr- through Jane Urquhart, Miriam Toews and Margaret Drabble celebrating Alice Munro.
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Ideas Whisky, The Water of Life (Encore January 25, 1996) Dec 20, 2013 | 53:59Robert Burns proclaimed: "Freedom and whisky gang togither!" Single malt whisky remains one of Scotland's most poetic exports. A celebration of single malt Scotch Whisky, conveyed in the loving words of the men and women who make it.
Ideas - Stalking the Cat, Part 2 (Encore March 16, 2010)Dec 19, 2013 | 53:59Ideas Stalking the Cat, Part 2 (Encore March 16, 2010) Audio
Ideas Stalking the Cat, Part 2 (Encore March 16, 2010) Dec 19, 2013 | 53:59Marilyn Powell stalks the cat, wild and domestic, balancing history with science, the new genetic discoveries that reconfigure the animal in the landscape of its nature.
Ideas - Stalking the Cat, Part 1 (Encore March 15, 2010)Dec 18, 2013 | 53:59Ideas Stalking the Cat, Part 1 (Encore March 15, 2010) Audio
Ideas Stalking the Cat, Part 1 (Encore March 15, 2010) Dec 18, 2013 | 53:59Marilyn Powell stalks the cat, wild and domestic, balancing history with science, the new genetic discoveries that reconfigure the animal in the landscape of its nature.
Ideas - Wachtel On The Arts - Agnieszka HollandDec 17, 2013 | 53:57Ideas Wachtel On The Arts - Agnieszka Holland Audio
Ideas Wachtel On The Arts - Agnieszka Holland Dec 17, 2013 | 53:57Eleanor Wachtel speaks to Polish film director Agnieszka Holland about her latest film project Burning Bush.
Ideas - Stuffed, Part 2Dec 16, 2013 | 53:59Ideas Stuffed, Part 2 Audio
Ideas Stuffed, Part 2 Dec 16, 2013 | 53:59Jill 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?
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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?
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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.

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