May 6, 2013 | 53:59Ideas The Enright Files Audio
Ideas The Enright Files May 6, 2013 | 53:59This month marks the 100th anniversary of Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring, and 70 years ago Aaron Copland wrote his masterwork, Appalachian Spring. Michael Enright talks to Robert Harris and to Eric Friesen about these momentous musical anniversaries
Feb 28, 2013 | 54:00Ideas The Faces of Eve Audio
Ideas The Faces of Eve Feb 28, 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.
Apr 22, 2013 | 54:00Ideas The Heart of the Beat Audio
Ideas The Heart of the Beat Apr 22, 2013 | 54:00What is it about rhythm, pattern, and synchronization that fascinate us? How do pacemaker cells in a heart synchronize? How can thousands of people unconsciously walk in step? Filmmaker Tess Girard explores the idea of rhythm and what it means to us.
Apr 10, 2013 | 53:59Ideas Genius Born of Anguish, Part 1 (Encore Jan 9, 2013) Audio
Ideas Genius Born of Anguish, Part 1 (Encore Jan 9, 2013) Apr 10, 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. A profile by Michael Higgins based on Nouwen's writings, interviews with those who knew him, and archival recordings of Nouwen himself.
Mar 13, 2013 | 54:00Ideas The End of Growth Audio
Ideas The End of Growth Mar 13, 2013 | 54:00Economist Jeff Rubin and environmentalist David Suzuki might seem an unlikely pairing. But they've been touring Canada together, talking about the natural limits to growth from their very different perspectives. We listen in as they try to convince a Calgary audience that we've already exceeded the capacity of the planet.
Jan 23, 2012 | 54:00Ideas Left Behind, Part 1 (Encore January 23, 2012) Audio
Ideas Left Behind, Part 1 (Encore January 23, 2012) Jan 23, 2012 | 54:00Over the past 30 years, the benefits of economic growth in Canada, the US and much of the rest of the world, have gone increasingly to the top one percent of the population. For the majority of families, however, incomes have stagnated. This rise in inequality coincided with a sea change in government policy. Beginning in the 1980s, governments in much of the English-speaking world embarked on what has been called the neoliberal revolution - deregulation, privatization and tax cuts, aimed at liberating markets and stimulating the economy. The rising tide was supposed to lift all boats, but it didn't. Jill Eisen explores what happened.
May 3, 2013 | 53:58Ideas Vasari's Most Eminent Lives (Encore Jan 21, 2013) Audio
Ideas Vasari's Most Eminent Lives (Encore Jan 21, 2013) May 3, 2013 | 53:58In the mid-1500s, Giorgio Vasari's short biographies created art history, the artist as genius and even the "Renaissance". Although rife with inaccuracies and outright lies, his book is still the source on Leonardo, Michelangelo, and many others. Tony Luppino leafs through Vasari's Lives to see how it still shapes our ideas of art.
Apr 30, 2013 | 54:00Ideas A Word to the Wise, Part 2 (Encore March 6, 2013) Audio
Ideas A Word to the Wise, Part 2 (Encore March 6, 2013) Apr 30, 2013 | 54:00Times have changed. So has the study of wisdom. Philosophers, make room for the scientists! In this two-part series, Marilyn Powell talks to psychologists, sociologists, neuroscientists - and the wise that dwell among us - about a very old topic. What they have discovered about the nature of wisdom and being wise will enlighten and surprise you.
Apr 8, 2013 | 53:58Ideas Sailing Alone Around The World Audio
Ideas Sailing Alone Around The World Apr 8, 2013 | 53:58In 1895 Joshua Slocum set off to sail alone around the world. It had never been done, and it took 3 years. Since then, fewer than 200 people have sailed in his wake. Philip Coulter explores this greatest challenge sailors set for themselves.
May 2, 2013 | 54:00Ideas Revising History, Part 2 Audio
Ideas Revising History, Part 2 May 2, 2013 | 54:00What happens when historians go searching for new evidence about the nation's past? Historian Robert Johnson speaks to some American historians who are asking us to reconsider America's role in the Vietnam War.
May 8, 2013 | 53:59Ideas My Brother's - And My Sister's - Keeper, Part 2 Audio
Ideas My Brother's - And My Sister's - Keeper, Part 2 May 8, 2013 | 53:59Anything 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.
Apr 3, 2013 | 53:59Ideas Revising History, Part 1 Audio
Ideas Revising History, Part 1 Apr 3, 2013 | 53:59What happens when historians go searching for new evidence about the nation's past? Historian Robert Johnson looks at what happens when Russians begin to examine Stalin's vaunted role as a leader during World War II.
Jan 13, 2010 | 54:02Ideas How To Think About Science - Episode 3 Audio
Ideas How To Think About Science - Episode 3 Jan 13, 2010 | 54:02In 1993 medical anthropologist Margaret Lock published Encounters with Aging: Mythologies of Menopause in Japan and North America. The book explores dramatic differences in the way women experience menopause in each place.