Nov 28, 2013 | 54:00Ideas Ode to the Organ Audio
Ideas Ode to the Organ Nov 28, 2013 | 54:00It's the world's largest, most complex and powerful musical instrument. The pipe organ lifts us out-of-the-ordinary and fill us with awe. Eitan Cornfield pulls out all the stops to explain why organs still matter in our increasingly secular world.
Nov 27, 2013 | 54:00Ideas BloodLines Audio
Ideas BloodLines Nov 27, 2013 | 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.
Nov 26, 2013 | 53:58Ideas The Next Big Thing Has Finally Arrived Audio
Ideas The Next Big Thing Has Finally Arrived Nov 26, 2013 | 53:58For years, people proclaimed that the Internet was going to completely transform media. In 2013, it actually happened, according to New York Times media columnist David Carr who delivers the 2013 Dalton Camp Lecture in Journalism.
Nov 25, 2013 | 53:58Ideas The Witness Trees Audio
Ideas The Witness Trees Nov 25, 2013 | 53:58Are our forests fiber mines or recreational playgrounds? Are they an economic engine or necessary for our environmental health? And are they essential to our mental well being? Dick Miller re-imagines the forest of the future.
Nov 22, 2013 | 53:59Ideas On the Move to Fort McMurray Audio
Ideas On the Move to Fort McMurray Nov 22, 2013 | 53:59A research project involving scholars from coast-to-coast studies how traveling to work affects almost everything else in our lives. Paul Kennedy begins a continuous journey with a case study of workers employed in the oil sands industry in Alberta.
Nov 21, 2013 | 53:59Ideas Fragile Freedoms - Kwame Anthony Appiah Audio
Ideas Fragile Freedoms - Kwame Anthony Appiah Nov 21, 2013 | 53:59Kwame Anthony Appiah is a Ghanaian-born philosopher and cultural theorist. In a talk presented at the Fragile Freedoms: the Global Struggle for Human Rights lecture series, he ponders the inseparable links between culture, identity, and human rights.
Nov 20, 2013 | 53:58Ideas The Munk Debate - The End of Men Audio
Ideas The Munk Debate - The End of Men Nov 20, 2013 | 53:58"Be it resolved, men are obsolete." After millenia of social dominance, men appear to be losing their lead. Women are fast emerging as more successful in education, employment, personal health, and even political leadership. Four writers take up the debat
Nov 8, 2013 | 53:59Ideas Street People Understand Garbage Audio
Ideas Street People Understand Garbage Nov 8, 2013 | 53:59From the IDEAS archives, a conversation with Vancouver 'dumpster-diver', Ken Lyotier. His desperate personal attempts to collect deposits on discarded bottles evolved into the largest recycling operation in British Columbia.
Nov 7, 2013 | 54:00Ideas Moby Doll Audio
Ideas Moby Doll Nov 7, 2013 | 54:00Thanks to Herman Melville's "Moby Dick", many thought that the only good whale was a dead. In 1964, a whale was harpooned off Saturna Island on British Columbia's west coast. But it didn't die. That's how the tale of Moby Doll began.
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.
Nov 4, 2013 | 53:58Ideas The Enright Files - John F. Kennedy Audio
Ideas The Enright Files - John F. Kennedy Nov 4, 2013 | 53:58U.S. President John F. Kennedy was assassinated fifty years ago. Michael Enright looks at the man, the myth and the assassination. He speaks to Kennedy biographer Robert Dallek, and to legendary prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi.
Nov 1, 2013 | 53:59Ideas Mur-Écran, The Windscreen (Apr. 15, 2013 Encore) Audio
Ideas Mur-Écran, The Windscreen (Apr. 15, 2013 Encore) Nov 1, 2013 | 53:59Fermont, Quebec was designed as the mining community of the future. Its 1.3 kilometre-long windscreen complex was built to shield residents from the sub-arctic climate. Simon Nakonechny heads north to find out what has become of this visionary town.