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Bioinvasion: Attack of the Alien Species!

Millions 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.

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Ideas Literary Amphibuim - Nancy Huston May 7, 2015 | 54:00Paul Kennedy talks to the writer Nancy Huston, winner of the 2015 Blue Metropolis Grand Literary Prize.
Ideas - The Monster At The EndMay 6, 2015 | 53:58Ideas The Monster At The End Audio
Ideas The Monster At The End May 6, 2015 | 53:58In a lecture at the Canadian Literature Centre at the University of Alberta and in interview with Paul Kennedy, novelist Lynn Coady explores what happens if we separate the idea of 'the book' from the experience they've traditionally provided.
Ideas - Life in the Public SquareMay 5, 2015 | 53:59Ideas Life in the Public Square Audio
Ideas Life in the Public Square May 5, 2015 | 53:59The life and thought of Richard John Neuhaus with Randy Boyagoda, Michael Higgins and Molly Worthen.
Ideas - The Enright Files - Israeli-Palestinian RelationsMay 4, 2015 | 53:59Ideas The Enright Files - Israeli-Palestinian Relations Audio
Ideas The Enright Files - Israeli-Palestinian Relations May 4, 2015 | 53:59Michael Enright in conversation with Ari Shavit, the author of the acclaimed book, My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel, and the award-winning, but highly polarizing Gideon Levy.
Ideas - The 2015 Gelber Prize - Serhii PlokhyApr 30, 2015 | 53:57Ideas The 2015 Gelber Prize - Serhii Plokhy Audio
Ideas The 2015 Gelber Prize - Serhii Plokhy Apr 30, 2015 | 53:57A conversation with the 2015 Gelber Prize winner Serhii Plokhy about his book The Last Empire - The Final Days of the Soviet Union.
Ideas - Women and PeacemakingApr 29, 2015 | 54:00Ideas Women and Peacemaking Audio
Ideas Women and Peacemaking Apr 29, 2015 | 54:00Women are peaceful. On this basis, women have worked for peace as mothers and moral guides to the world. But this stereotype limits women - and their peacemaking - as much as it empowers them.
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Ideas Peace In Their Time Apr 28, 2015 | 54:00In 1915, more than a thousand women gathered in The Hague, Netherlands to find a way to end the First World War. Marilyn Powell traces the remarkable story of their achievement and defeat.
Ideas - Living in the Material WorldApr 27, 2015 | 53:58Ideas Living in the Material World Audio
Ideas Living in the Material World Apr 27, 2015 | 53:58Making the world a better place is a tough, messy, imperfect business. From the 2014 Stratford Forum series, two people with practical experience in making change: humanitarian and activist James Orbinski, and Muslim scholar Muhammed Robert Heft.
Ideas - The New Russian FrontApr 22, 2015 | 53:58Ideas The New Russian Front Audio
Ideas The New Russian Front Apr 22, 2015 | 53:58How should the West deal with Putin's Russia? By isolation or by engagement? Highlights from the Munk Debate: The West vs Russia with journalist Vladimir Pozner , historian Stephen Cohen political dissident Garry Kasparov, and historian Anne Applebaum.
Ideas - Wachtel On The Arts - Kaija SaariahoApr 21, 2015 | 53:59Ideas Wachtel On The Arts - Kaija Saariaho Audio
Ideas Wachtel On The Arts - Kaija Saariaho Apr 21, 2015 | 53:59Kaija Saariaho has grown to become one of the world's most admired and performed composers of contemporary music. Her music inspires the imagination, seeming to turn light, water, gravity, and nature itself into sound.
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Ideas Disposable Youth - Henry Giroux Apr 17, 2015 | 53:59Drawing on his book, Disposable Youth, scholar Henry Giroux speaks at the SPUR lecture in Toronto about how America is abandoning its youth.
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Ideas Ideas from the Trenches - Why We Obey Apr 14, 2015 | 54:00Serbulent Turan, an emerging political scientist at the University of British Columbia, asks why people willingly put up with oppression and -- on the flip side -- what's needed to spark a revolution.
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