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Ideas | Apr 1, 2013 | 54:00

The Enright Files: Women in Politics

Michael Enright, in conversation with two trail-blazing female political leaders: Vigdís Finnbogadóttir, former President of Iceland, and Mary McAleese, former President of Ireland.

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Ideas - The Great Hunger, Part 1 - UkraineMar 14, 2014 | 53:58Ideas The Great Hunger, Part 1 - Ukraine Audio
Ideas The Great Hunger, Part 1 - Ukraine Mar 14, 2014 | 53:58Hunger and starvation are more often the result of human action rather than nature's caprice. Philip Coulter visits Ukraine to tell the story the Holodomor, "hunger extermination”, which took place in the 1930s, an event that shapes Ukraine to this day.
Ideas - Reserve JudgementMar 13, 2014 | 53:58Ideas Reserve Judgement Audio
Ideas Reserve Judgement Mar 13, 2014 | 53:58Katharina and Glenn Patterson decided to get a university degree and then return to their aboriginal community. But when they spoke out about violence and tried to take sexual abusers to court, Katharina and Glenn were met with hostility and even rage.
Ideas - Walking Matters, Part 1Mar 12, 2014 | 54:00Ideas Walking Matters, Part 1 Audio
Ideas Walking Matters, Part 1 Mar 12, 2014 | 54:00Ever since our ancestors rose to their feet, our species has been defined by walking upright. But the act involves our minds as well as our bodies. Marilyn Powell explores the world of walking and what it means to us.
Ideas - BloodLinesMar 11, 2014 | 54:00Ideas BloodLines Audio
Ideas BloodLines Mar 11, 2014 | 54:00Inspired by Lawrence Hill's CBC Massey Lectures, award-winning writers tell their stories. Heart-wrenching and gripping tales about love, family and the challenges posed by kinship, exclusion and belonging.
Ideas - Fragile Freedoms - John Borrows, First Nations and human rightsMar 5, 2014 | 53:58Ideas Fragile Freedoms - John Borrows, First Nations and human rights Audio
Ideas Fragile Freedoms - John Borrows, First Nations and human rights Mar 5, 2014 | 53:58John Borrows is an Anishinabe scholar and expert in Indigenous law. He presents a lecture on the connections between First Nations and human rights.
Ideas - Wachtel on the Arts - Chuck CloseMar 4, 2014 | 53:59Ideas Wachtel on the Arts - Chuck Close Audio
Ideas Wachtel on the Arts - Chuck Close Mar 4, 2014 | 53:59Eleanor Wachtel talks to American painter and photographer Chuck Close, renowned for his large-scale, photo-based portrait paintings.
Ideas - The Enright Files - PTSDMar 3, 2014 | 53:59Ideas The Enright Files - PTSD Audio
Ideas The Enright Files - PTSD Mar 3, 2014 | 53:59On this month's edition of The Enright Files, a look at the battles being waged by Canadian soldiers after they return home.
Ideas - Paul RobesonFeb 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.
Ideas - The Seduction of Scent (Encore Sept 24, 2013)Feb 26, 2014 | 53:59Ideas The Seduction of Scent (Encore Sept 24, 2013) Audio
Ideas The Seduction of Scent (Encore Sept 24, 2013) Feb 26, 2014 | 53:59Scent has been used for millennia to enhance sexual attraction and mask body odour. Cindy Bisaillon examines the psychology and neurology of smell and the fine line between scented sophistication and our own primal animal musk.
Ideas - The Crooked Path, Part 2Feb 25, 2014 | 54:00Ideas The Crooked Path, Part 2 Audio
Ideas The Crooked Path, Part 2 Feb 25, 2014 | 54:00Jeff 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.
Ideas - The Crooked Path, Part 1Feb 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.
Ideas - In Praise of Ice, Part 2Feb 20, 2014 | 53:59Ideas In Praise of Ice, Part 2 Audio
Ideas In Praise of Ice, Part 2 Feb 20, 2014 | 53:59As glaciers shrink, and ice vanishes from the polar seas, Richard Longley takes us back to our icy roots, rekindling wonder for this alluring frozen water.
Ideas - In Praise of Ice, Part 1Feb 19, 2014 | 54:00Ideas In Praise of Ice, Part 1 Audio
Ideas In Praise of Ice, Part 1 Feb 19, 2014 | 54:00As glaciers shrink, and ice vanishes from the polar seas, Richard Longley takes us back to our icy roots, rekindling wonder for this alluring frozen water.
Ideas - The Four Seasons of Mavis Gallant (Encore February 15, 2012)Feb 18, 2014 | 53:59Ideas The Four Seasons of Mavis Gallant (Encore February 15, 2012) Audio
Ideas The Four Seasons of Mavis Gallant (Encore February 15, 2012) Feb 18, 2014 | 53:59Mavis Gallant died today at the age of 91. Widely acknowledged as a master of the short-story, she wrote dozens of dazzling, sardonic, heart-breaking short stories, for which she was showered with honours. A documentary portrait by Megan Williams.
Ideas - Aging by the BookFeb 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.

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