Sep 11, 2012 | 54:00Ideas Risk, Part 2 Audio
Ideas Risk, Part 2 Sep 11, 2012 | 54:00On the simplest level, we take risks to derive benefits. If the benefit outweighs the risk, we've made a good decision. But decisions are subject to bias, even those of experts. How do we live with uncertainty and make good decisions? Vancouver broadcaster Kathleen Flaherty talks with risk takers, risk managers and risk assessors to find out.
Jun 4, 2013 | 53:59Ideas The Grand Dame of Green Design (Encore Nov 8, 2012) Audio
Ideas The Grand Dame of Green Design (Encore Nov 8, 2012) Jun 4, 2013 | 53:59Cornelia Hahn Oberlander is this country's pre-eminent landscape architect. Her love of nature and respect for the environment has guided and inspired her work from the grounds of the National Gallery in Ottawa to the Museum of Anthropology in Vancouver. IDEAS producer Yvonne Gall profiles the 91-year-old icon, whose career spans six decades and is still going strong.
May 23, 2013 | 54:00Ideas Dancing In the Dark: The Intelligence of Bees (Encore June 12, 2012) Audio
Ideas Dancing In the Dark: The Intelligence of Bees (Encore June 12, 2012) May 23, 2013 | 54:00Bees are remarkable among insects. They can count, remember human faces, and communicate through dance routines performed entirely in the dark. But are they intelligent? Even creative? Bee aficionado Stephen Humphrey, along with a hive of leading bee researchers and scientists, investigates the mental lives of bees.
Jun 6, 2013 | 54:00Ideas Risk, Part 2 (Encore September 11, 2012) Audio
Ideas Risk, Part 2 (Encore September 11, 2012) Jun 6, 2013 | 54:00On the simplest level, we take risks to derive benefits. If the benefit outweighs the risk, we've made a good decision. But decisions are subject to bias, even those of experts. How do we live with uncertainty and make good decisions? Vancouver broadcaster Kathleen Flaherty talks with risk takers, risk managers and risk assessors to find out.
May 27, 2013 | 54:00Ideas The Faces of Eve (Encore Feb 28, 2013) Audio
Ideas The Faces of Eve (Encore Feb 28, 2013) May 27, 2013 | 54:00She represents the first woman on earth in Christian and Judaic traditions. In Islam she's known as Hawwa. To many, she's the thoughtless vixen who tempted man away from God. But a closer look shows a daring champion of human ingenuity and equality. Nicola Luksic explores the mystique of the woman so many claim to understand.
Oct 8, 2012 | 53:35Ideas Scaling the Heights Audio
Ideas Scaling the Heights Oct 8, 2012 | 53:35On the 200th anniversary of a crucial battle in the War of 1812-14, IDEAS host Paul Kennedy revisits Queenston, Ontario, where a major monument now towers over the battlefield where Major General Isaac Brock, along with many others, lost his life while leading combined British, Canadian and Aboriginal forces.
Jan 1, 2012 | 53:58Ideas Feeding Ten Billion (Encore Jan 1, 2012) Audio
Ideas Feeding Ten Billion (Encore Jan 1, 2012) Jan 1, 2012 | 53:58The world just got its seven billionth citizen, and the population explosion shows no signs of stopping. In a Saskatoon lecture, writer and activist Raj Patel argues that the only way to feed everyone is to completely rethink agriculture.
Apr 11, 2013 | 53:59Ideas Genius Born of Anguish, Part 2 (Encore Jan 16, 2013) Audio
Ideas Genius Born of Anguish, Part 2 (Encore Jan 16, 2013) Apr 11, 2013 | 53:59"The greatest trap in our life is not success, popularity or power, but self-rejection," said Henri Nouwen, Catholic priest, teacher and gay celibate. He has been called a psychologist of the soul. Born in Holland in 1932, Nouwen wrote thirty-nine books about spirituality. A profile by Michael Higgins based on Nouwen's writings, interviews with those who knew him, and archival recordings of Nouwen himself.
May 31, 2013 | 53:58Ideas Legends of the Gwich'in Audio
Ideas Legends of the Gwich'in May 31, 2013 | 53:58The foundational stories of the Gwich'in are a window into the lives of a people who tamed the harsh Arctic climate and landscape from Alaska to the Mackenzie delta. They are tales of medicine power and heroic characters.
Jun 3, 2013 | 53:59Ideas The Enright Files - Baseball Audio
Ideas The Enright Files - Baseball Jun 3, 2013 | 53:59Michael Enright speaks with Jason Turbow, the co-author of "The Baseball Codes", and long-time Toronto Blue Jays radio announcer Jerry Howarth for their insights into the hidden world on and off the field.
May 13, 2013 | 53:58Ideas Tinctor's Foul Manual Audio
Ideas Tinctor's Foul Manual May 13, 2013 | 53:58Our ideas about witches may come from an extraordinary manuscript found in the University of Alberta Library. It's one of only 4 known copies. Written in the 1400s and now being re-translated from medieval French, it created the framework for witch hunts.
Oct 22, 2012 | 53:58Ideas The Myth of the Secular, Part 1 Audio
Ideas The Myth of the Secular, Part 1 Oct 22, 2012 | 53:58Western social theory once insisted that modernization meant secularization and secularization meant the withering away of religion. But religion hasn't withered away, and this has forced a rethinking of the whole idea of the secular. IDEAS producer David Cayley talks to Craig Calhoun, Director of the London School of Economics, and Rajeev Barghava of India's Centre for the Study of Developing Societies.