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Worthy Parasites: A Villain's Silver Lining (Encore Jan 8, 2013)

Parasites are slimy and repulsive. They bring pestilence, misery...even death. But parasites can also be good. Rosemary Drisdelle explores these much maligned creatures, and unveils exciting new medical research into the good they can do for us.

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Ideas - Who Owns Ancient Art? Part 1Jun 12, 2015 | 54:00Ideas Who Owns Ancient Art? Part 1 Audio
Ideas Who Owns Ancient Art? Part 1 Jun 12, 2015 | 54:00When the Taliban and ISIS destroy ancient artifacts, the world responds with outrage. But where should that outrage lead: taking ancient art out of the country of origin? Or would that amount to cultural genocide? Just who owns ancient art?
Ideas - Sense and Social Anthropology (Encore May 22, 2014)Dec 12, 2014 | 53:58Ideas Sense and Social Anthropology (Encore May 22, 2014) Audio
Ideas Sense and Social Anthropology (Encore May 22, 2014) Dec 12, 2014 | 53:58With a slight nod to Jane Austen who wonderfully articulated the emotional impact of cultural presumptions, Maureen Matthews explores the anthropology of sensory perception.
Ideas - Climate Wars - Part 1Apr 22, 2010 | 57:51Ideas Climate Wars - Part 1 Audio
Ideas Climate Wars - Part 1 Apr 22, 2010 | 57:51Global warming is moving much more quickly than scientists thought it would. Even if the biggest current and prospective emitters - the United States, China and India - were to slam on the brakes today, the earth would continue to heat up for decades. At best, we may be able to slow things down and deal with the consequences, without social and political breakdown. Gwynne Dyer examines several radical short- and medium-term measures now being considered - all of them controversial.
Ideas - Wachtel on the Arts - Julie Taymor Part 1Jun 30, 2015 | 24:59Ideas Wachtel on the Arts - Julie Taymor Part 1 Audio
Ideas Wachtel on the Arts - Julie Taymor Part 1 Jun 30, 2015 | 24:59Julie Taymor talks to Eleanor Wachtel about her newest movie, a film version of her stage play, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and about her own artistic journey from the avant-garde to the heights of commercial success.
Ideas - Much Ado About Magna Carta, Part 2Jun 16, 2015 | 53:59Ideas Much Ado About Magna Carta, Part 2 Audio
Ideas Much Ado About Magna Carta, Part 2 Jun 16, 2015 | 53:59It's been hailed as the cornerstone of our justice system. From property rights to women's rights, the rule of law, equality before the law and defined roles for judges: all roads seem to lead us back to Magna Carta Libertatum. But is this entirely true?
Ideas - Belonging: The Paradox of Citizenship - The Cosmopolitan EthicNov 12, 2014 | 53:58Ideas Belonging: The Paradox of Citizenship - The Cosmopolitan Ethic Audio
Ideas Belonging: The Paradox of Citizenship - The Cosmopolitan Ethic Nov 12, 2014 | 53:58Part 3 of the 2014 CBC Massey Lectures by Adrienne Clarkson. In accepting the difference, and the equality of others, we engage in the 'cosmopolitan ethic' - an understanding of the relationship between personal beliefs and public engagement.
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Ideas The Motorcycle is Yourself Dec 2, 2014 | 53:58Robert Pirsig's Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance has been called the most widely read book of philosophy ever written. Forty years after its publication, Tim Wilson revisits an extraordinary interview he did with its author.
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Ideas Consent to Harm, Part 2 Feb 26, 2015 | 53:59"Yes means yes. No means no." Giving consent seems straightforward. But what we're allowed to consent to is actually deeply fraught territory. And it gets especially fraught when the question of sex enters the equation. When does the law intervene?
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Ideas - Brother WestJun 2, 2015 | 53:59Ideas Brother West Audio
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Ideas The Shape of Thing To Come - T.E. Lawrence May 19, 2015 | 53:58T.E. Lawrence -- Lawrence of Arabia -- was one of the most brilliant and enigmatic figures of the 20th Century. Archaeologist, cartographer, military tactician and leader in WW1, he was also uncannily prescient about the shape of the world to come.
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