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We engineer our roads to accommodate traffic, but cars and other vehicles spend almost all their time parked. All those parking spaces - and finding them - cause huge economic, environmental, and even social problems.

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Ideas - Marathon: Going the DistanceApr 21, 2014 | 53:59Ideas Marathon: Going the Distance Audio
Ideas Marathon: Going the Distance Apr 21, 2014 | 53:59With a tip of the hat in the direction of today's 118th running of the Boston Marathon, Paul Kennedy pays tribute to the ultimate test of physical endurance.
Ideas - Fragile Freedoms - Vandana ShivaApr 17, 2014 | 53:59Ideas Fragile Freedoms - Vandana Shiva Audio
Ideas Fragile Freedoms - Vandana Shiva Apr 17, 2014 | 53:59Physicist Vandana Shiva has become one of the world's leading environmental thinkers. In a lecture presented at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, she explores how "earth rights" are human rights.
Ideas - Wachtel On The Arts - Stan DouglasApr 15, 2014 | 54:00Ideas Wachtel On The Arts - Stan Douglas Audio
Ideas Wachtel On The Arts - Stan Douglas Apr 15, 2014 | 54:00Eleanor Wachtel interviews award-winning Canadian visual artist Stan Douglas.
Ideas - The Science of ShakespeareApr 14, 2014 | 54:00Ideas The Science of Shakespeare Audio
Ideas The Science of Shakespeare Apr 14, 2014 | 54:00William Shakespeare was born 450 years ago this month, into a period when new ideas about the human body, the earth and the universe were threatening the old medieval worldview. Journalist and author Dan Falk examines the science of the Bard of Avon.
Ideas - Unfinished BusinessApr 10, 2014 | 53:58Ideas Unfinished Business Audio
Ideas Unfinished Business Apr 10, 2014 | 53:58Twenty years after the first free elections in South Africa, the country still struggles. But across the bitter divides of race and class, there is hope. Philip Coulter tells the story of a massacre, and one woman's act of grace and reconciliation.
Ideas - Rwanda ReconciliationApr 9, 2014 | 54:00Ideas Rwanda Reconciliation Audio
Ideas Rwanda Reconciliation Apr 9, 2014 | 54:00The brutality and bloodshed of the Rwandan genocide 20 years ago was unfathomable. And whether we learned enough to prevent it from happening again is questionable. Jean-Paul Samputu tells his story reconciliation with the man who killed his family.
Ideas - The Enright Files - DrinkApr 7, 2014 | 53:59Ideas The Enright Files - Drink Audio
Ideas The Enright Files - Drink Apr 7, 2014 | 53:59Michael Enright talks to two authors who have written about the bottle and the damage done: Ann Dowsett Johnston, author of Drink: The Intimate Relationship Between Women and Alcohol, and Olivia Laing, author of The Trip to Echo Spring: Why Writers Drink.
Ideas - To Heal A Sick Nation: Martin Luther King, Jr. and IDEASApr 4, 2014 | 54:00Ideas To Heal A Sick Nation: Martin Luther King, Jr. and IDEAS Audio
Ideas To Heal A Sick Nation: Martin Luther King, Jr. and IDEAS Apr 4, 2014 | 54:00In 1967, Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered the Massey Lectures. They were produced by Janet Somerville. Now -- for the first time -- she reveals the behind-the-scenes story leading to King's message of hope.
Ideas - Fragile Freedoms - Helena KennedyApr 2, 2014 | 53:58Ideas Fragile Freedoms - Helena Kennedy Audio
Ideas Fragile Freedoms - Helena Kennedy Apr 2, 2014 | 53:58British scholar and broadcaster Baroness Helena Kennedy explores new human rights challenges emerging in the 21st century. It's part of the special lecture series Fragile Freedoms: the Global Struggle for Human Rights.
Ideas - Bioinvasion: Attack of the Alien Species!Apr 1, 2014 | 54:00Ideas Bioinvasion: Attack of the Alien Species! Audio
Ideas Bioinvasion: Attack of the Alien Species! Apr 1, 2014 | 54:00Millions of YouTube viewers have seen the jumping silver carp. It's just the newest in a long line of "celebrity alien invaders". Barbara Nichol examines the phenomenon of invasive species: a story as much about human nature as about nature.
Ideas - Ideas from the Trenches - The Education GapMar 21, 2014 | 53:58Ideas Ideas from the Trenches - The Education Gap Audio
Ideas Ideas from the Trenches - The Education Gap Mar 21, 2014 | 53:58Featuring the work of PhD student Kimberley Tavares. A disproportionate number of black male youth disengage from the school system. Her work shows how black women teachers hold important lessons for improving educational outcomes for all students.
Ideas - Conflicted CitiesMar 20, 2014 | 53:59Ideas Conflicted Cities Audio
Ideas Conflicted Cities Mar 20, 2014 | 53:59It used to be that countries waged war against each other on a battlefield. But now cities are the new conflict zone. Hassan Ghedi Santur explores what happens when our neighbourhoods become high value targets.
Ideas - Walking Matters, Part 2Mar 19, 2014 | 53:59Ideas Walking Matters, Part 2 Audio
Ideas Walking Matters, Part 2 Mar 19, 2014 | 53:59Ever 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 - Wachtel on the Arts - Peter SellarsMar 18, 2014 | 54:00Ideas Wachtel on the Arts - Peter Sellars Audio
Ideas Wachtel on the Arts - Peter Sellars Mar 18, 2014 | 54:00Eleanor Wachtel speaks to American theatre director Peter Sellars about his upcoming production "Hercules" which opens in Toronto in April.
Ideas - The Great Hunger, Part 2 - IrelandMar 17, 2014 | 53:58Ideas The Great Hunger, Part 2 - Ireland Audio
Ideas The Great Hunger, Part 2 - Ireland Mar 17, 2014 | 53:58Hunger and starvation are more often the result of human action rather than nature's caprice. Philip Coulter visits Ireland to tell the story the great famine of the 1840s.

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