Ideas | Apr 17, 2014 | 53:59

Fragile Freedoms - Vandana Shiva

Physicist 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.

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Ideas - After Atheism: New Perspectives on God and Religion, Part 1 (Encore, Apr 30, 2012)Jun 30, 2014 | 54:00Ideas After Atheism: New Perspectives on God and Religion, Part 1 (Encore, Apr 30, 2012) Audio
Ideas After Atheism: New Perspectives on God and Religion, Part 1 (Encore, Apr 30, 2012) Jun 30, 2014 | 54:00Public discussion of religion tends to polarize between two extremes. But much of what people actually believe falls somewhere in between. David Cayley speaks to five thinkers whose recent books have charted new paths for religion. Part 1: Richard Kearney
Ideas - Just War Theory: So What?Jun 27, 2014 | 53:59Ideas Just War Theory: So What? Audio
Ideas Just War Theory: So What? Jun 27, 2014 | 53:59Frank Faulk asks whether Just War Theory has become little more than an intellectual, moral and theological fraud, or whether it's actually provided constraints on an intrinsically violent phenomenon.
Ideas - Madness and the Prolonged WarJun 26, 2014 | 53:58Ideas Madness and the Prolonged War Audio
Ideas Madness and the Prolonged War Jun 26, 2014 | 53:58From the Stratford Festival, General John de Chastelain and historian Nick Terpstra discuss the social consequences of war: when there is no longer a centre to hold, what happens to both communities and individuals?
Ideas - Wind of Another Planet: Music and the Great WarJun 25, 2014 | 54:00Ideas Wind of Another Planet: Music and the Great War Audio
Ideas Wind of Another Planet: Music and the Great War Jun 25, 2014 | 54:00It's often been said that WW1 created who we are today: geopolitically and culturally. Robert Harris explains how music -- classical and popular -- both prefigured and reflected the war in the years leading up to the unprecedented destruction and after.
Ideas - World War One and The Birth of Public RelationsJun 24, 2014 | 53:59Ideas World War One and The Birth of Public Relations Audio
Ideas World War One and The Birth of Public Relations Jun 24, 2014 | 53:59Ira Basen explores how the first global war gave rise to what we'd now call public relations.
Ideas - Margaret MacMillan and World War OneJun 23, 2014 | 53:59Ideas Margaret MacMillan and World War One Audio
Ideas Margaret MacMillan and World War One Jun 23, 2014 | 53:59Margaret MacMillan is one of the world's leading scholars on World War One. She talks with Paul Kennedy about the origins of the war and what we've learned -- and failed to learn -- from it.
Ideas - The Global Eco-Crisis: Diversity, Resilience and AdaptabilityJun 20, 2014 | 54:00Ideas The Global Eco-Crisis: Diversity, Resilience and Adaptability Audio
Ideas The Global Eco-Crisis: Diversity, Resilience and Adaptability Jun 20, 2014 | 54:00Scientist, broadcaster and author David Suzuki looks at the role humans have played in shaping the planet. We must look to biology to find a strategy for survival, according to Suzuki in the 2014 Milton K. Wong Lecture.
Ideas - Undoing ForeverJun 19, 2014 | 54:00Ideas Undoing Forever Audio
Ideas Undoing Forever Jun 19, 2014 | 54:00In labs around the world, scientists -- using the latest biotechnology -- are trying to bring extinct animals back to life. Britt Wray delves into the science, the ethics, and the implications of de-extinction for all animals, including us humans.
Ideas - Inhotim: Visions In ParadiseJun 18, 2014 | 53:58Ideas Inhotim: Visions In Paradise Audio
Ideas Inhotim: Visions In Paradise Jun 18, 2014 | 53:58Inhotim, Brazil, started as the vast estate and art collection of mining magnate Bernardo Paz. But what began as an oasis of beauty has become a laboratory for Paz's vision of a better society. Can one man's dream can become a region's salvation.
Ideas - Wachtel On The Arts - Isaac JulienJun 17, 2014 | 54:00Ideas Wachtel On The Arts - Isaac Julien Audio
Ideas Wachtel On The Arts - Isaac Julien Jun 17, 2014 | 54:00Eleanor Wachtel talks to British filmmaker and video artist, Isaac Julien. His new documentary film "Derek" is about Derek Jarman, who is often described as the trailblazer of the New Queer Cinema movement that started in Britain in the 1980s.
Ideas - Neuron TherapyJun 16, 2014 | 53:59Ideas Neuron Therapy Audio
Ideas Neuron Therapy Jun 16, 2014 | 53:59What I.Q. was to the 20th century, self-regulation will be to the 21st. That's the prediction of psychologist and philosopher, Dr. Stuart Shanker. For decades he's been teaching kids how to self-regulate, so tantrums, meltdowns and lack of focus diminish.
Ideas - Scrutinizing Roger ScrutonJun 13, 2014 | 54:00Ideas Scrutinizing Roger Scruton Audio
Ideas Scrutinizing Roger Scruton Jun 13, 2014 | 54:00Philosopher Roger Scruton is widely considered one of Britain's leading conservative thinkers. From a conference held in his honour at McGill University he argues that we need a sense of the transcendent to make sense of our lives.
Ideas - Behind the ThroneJun 12, 2014 | 53:58Ideas Behind the Throne Audio
Ideas Behind the Throne Jun 12, 2014 | 53:58Biographers Jung Chang and Kristie Miller talk about the machinations of women who work 'behind the throne': the Empress Dowager Cixi, who was in effect the ruler of China for decades; and Edith Wilson, wife of U.S President Woodrow Wilson.
Ideas - Auroville: The Road to UtopiaJun 11, 2014 | 54:00Ideas Auroville: The Road to Utopia Audio
Ideas Auroville: The Road to Utopia Jun 11, 2014 | 54:00People have been dreaming about finding, or creating, Utopia for ages. Ashley Walters travels to India, to the community of Auroville, to see how its utopian ideals have been realized, and sometimes compromised, in this age-old quest.
Ideas - Unspeakable ActsJun 10, 2014 | 53:58Ideas Unspeakable Acts Audio
Ideas Unspeakable Acts Jun 10, 2014 | 53:58We've known for a long time that torture doesn't work as a way to extract hidden information, but we still do it. A documentary by Philip Coulter based on an interview with Harvard professor Elaine Scarry.

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