Feb 17, 2014 | 53:58Ideas Aging by the Book Audio
Ideas Aging by the Book Feb 17, 2014 | 53:58Baby boomers are identified with youth culture. So who do they think they are when they get old? The answer may be in their stories. Wendy Robbins looks at the growing popularity of a narrative approach to aging, even for individuals with dementia.
Feb 27, 2014 | 53:59Ideas Paul Robeson Audio
Ideas Paul Robeson Feb 27, 2014 | 53:59Paul Kennedy pays tribute to his life and times of Paul Robeson. He was one of the greatest voices of the 20th century, and also a powerful actor. His fame won him many friends, as well as powerful enemies.
Feb 24, 2014 | 53:59Ideas The Crooked Path, Part 1 Audio
Ideas The Crooked Path, Part 1 Feb 24, 2014 | 53:59Jeff Wall's art exudes dramatic power. His large-scale photographic tableaux are in many of the world's most important art collections. Curator Ann Pollock explores with Jeff Wall the trajectory of his remarkable career.
Feb 13, 2014 | 54:00Ideas End of the Dial Audio
Ideas End of the Dial Feb 13, 2014 | 54:00Newspapers, publishing and the recording industry may all be in deep trouble from online media. But pronouncements about the death of radio are premature. Contributor Garth Mullins believes we're witnessing the dawning of a radio renaissance.
May 15, 2013 | 54:00Ideas Rethinking Depression - Part 1 (Mar. 7, 2013 Encore) Audio
Ideas Rethinking Depression - Part 1 (Mar. 7, 2013 Encore) May 15, 2013 | 54:00Depression. It has been called the mean reds. The blue devils. The black dog. And through history, treatments for depression have varied wildly. In the Middle Ages, depressives were caged in asylums. In Victorian England, wealthier patients were sent to seaside resorts for a change of air. In the 1930’s, procedures like lobotomies and electroconvulsive therapy were used. Psychiatry’s tools were crude and limited. No wonder then, when the Age of the Antidepressant arrived, it was considered psychiatry’s triumph. Prozac came onto the market in 1988, followed quickly by many similar drugs. But, since then, the number of people afflicted with depression has soared. Mary O'Connell explores the short and troubling history of the antidepressant.
Nov 6, 2013 | 53:59Ideas Machiavelli: The Prince of Paradox Audio
Ideas Machiavelli: The Prince of Paradox Nov 6, 2013 | 53:59Niccolo Machiavelli's name is synonymous with treachery. His book, The Prince, has inspired political leaders around the world. Yet some scholars believe that it's a brilliant satire. Nicola Luksic explores the case for both sides.