Sep 16, 2014 | 54:00Ideas Wachtel on the Arts - Julie Taymor Audio
Ideas Wachtel on the Arts - Julie Taymor Sep 16, 2014 | 54:00Julie Taymor is a daring and brilliant interpreter of Shakespeare's work. She talks to Eleanor Wacthel about her newest movie, a film version of her stage play, A Midsummer Night's Dream. It's Taymor's third Shakespeare film.
Sep 15, 2014 | 53:58Ideas Oh Say, Can You See? Audio
Ideas Oh Say, Can You See? Sep 15, 2014 | 53:58In our continuing series about the War of 1812, host Paul Kennedy visits the battlefields at Washington (where the White House was famously torched) and Baltimore (which ultimately inspired the American national anthem, "The Star Spangled Banner").
Sep 11, 2014 | 53:59Ideas The Sorrows of Empire Audio
Ideas The Sorrows of Empire Sep 11, 2014 | 53:59On the anniversary of 9-11, IDEAS revisits an interview with academic Chalmers Johnson who suggested that failure in Iraq might mark the beginning of the end of the American Empire.
Sep 8, 2014 | 53:59Ideas The Enright Files - A Tribute to Seamus Heaney Audio
Ideas The Enright Files - A Tribute to Seamus Heaney Sep 8, 2014 | 53:59Seamus Heaney was the most famous, and many would say the best poet in the world. In the year since his death, the world is still taking measure of Seamus Heaney. This month on The Enright Files, we pay tribute to the man and his poetry.
Sep 3, 2014 | 54:00Ideas A Just Life (Encore May 14, 2014) Audio
Ideas A Just Life (Encore May 14, 2014) Sep 3, 2014 | 54:00McGill University law professor Roderick A. Macdonald has influenced generations of legal minds. His work paved the way for the legalization of same-sex marriage, and inspired Canada's apology to residential school survivors.
Sep 1, 2014 | 53:59Ideas A Labour Day Levee Audio
Ideas A Labour Day Levee Sep 1, 2014 | 53:59At the beginning of a brand new broadcasting season -- host Paul Kennedy convenes a now almost-traditional Labour Day Levee, with producers and freelancers who are preparing shows for the next few weeks and months.