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    The Current | Feb 27, 2015

    This week, an Ontario politician revealed he doesn't believe in human evolution. It made a lot of people uncomfortable. Today we're asking if some beliefs are different from others and if voters have a right to know about the people who represent us.

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    Ideas | Feb 26, 2015

    "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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    Day 6 | Feb 20, 2015

    Is 25 the new 18? According to new research, putting off the life changes associated with adulthood may have a real impact on our brains.

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    As It Happens | Feb 25, 2015

    Yesterday, the government of Jamaica decriminalized possession of small amounts of marijuana, and made it legal for households to grow up to five plants. Opposition MP Delroy Chuck explains why it's a good idea.

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    Spark | Feb 22, 2015

    Writer William Gibson joins us to talk about his latest novel, how our sense of history is changing, and whether we're actually living in a dystopian sci-fi novel.

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    Writers and Company | Feb 22, 2015

    John Updike said of American novelist Anne Tyler that she '... is not merely good, she is wickedly good.' In a rare interview, Eleanor Wachtel speaks with Anne Tyler about her life and work, and about her new novel, "A Spool of Blue Thread."

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Wachtel on the Arts - Pianist Leon FleisherJan 20, 2015 | 53:58Wachtel on the Arts Pianist Leon Fleisher Audio
Wachtel on the Arts Pianist Leon Fleisher Jan 20, 2015 | 53:58Eleanor Wachtel talks to celebrated San Fransico-born musician Leon Fleisher. He talks about his inspiring personal journey and lifelong passion for music.
Wachtel on the Arts - Artist Suzy LakeDec 16, 2014 | 54:00Wachtel on the Arts Artist Suzy Lake Audio
Wachtel on the Arts Artist Suzy Lake Dec 16, 2014 | 54:00Eleanor Wachtel talks to visual artist Suzy Lake. The Art Gallery of Ontario is saluting Suzy Lake's career in an exhibition of her most famous works from the past 40 years.
Wachtel on the Arts - Architect Rem KoolhaasNov 18, 2014 | 53:59Wachtel on the Arts Architect Rem Koolhaas Audio
Wachtel on the Arts Architect Rem Koolhaas Nov 18, 2014 | 53:59Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas is admired as much for his radical ideas about buildings and cities as for his daring designs. He talks to Eleanor Wachtel about the interests and experiences that have informed his work in all its various dimensions.
Wachtel on the Arts - Film Director Isabel CoixetOct 21, 2014 | 54:00Wachtel on the Arts Film Director Isabel Coixet Audio
Wachtel on the Arts Film Director Isabel Coixet Oct 21, 2014 | 54:00Spanish filmmaker Isabel Coixet talks to Eleanor about the ideas, experiences and lifelong passion for film that inspire her work.
Wachtel on the Arts - Director Julie TaymorSep 16, 2014 | 54:00Wachtel on the Arts Director Julie Taymor Audio
Wachtel on the Arts Director 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.
Wachtel on the Arts - Artist Isaac JulienJun 17, 2014 | 54:00Wachtel on the Arts Artist Isaac Julien Audio
Wachtel on the Arts Artist 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.
Wachtel on the Arts - Artist Kara WalkerMay 20, 2014 | 53:59Wachtel on the Arts Artist Kara Walker Audio
Wachtel on the Arts Artist Kara Walker May 20, 2014 | 53:59Eleanor Wachtel talks to American artist Kara Walker. She's best known for her wall-sized tableaux of silhouette cut-outs. Her latest work is a gigantic sphinx-like figure made out of sugar, now on exhibit at the Domino Sugar Factory in Brooklyn.
Wachtel on the Arts - Artist Stan DouglasApr 15, 2014 | 54:00Wachtel on the Arts Artist Stan Douglas Audio
Wachtel on the Arts Artist Stan Douglas Apr 15, 2014 | 54:00Eleanor Wachtel interviews award-winning Canadian visual artist Stan Douglas.
Wachtel on the Arts - Theatre Director Peter SellarsMar 18, 2014 | 54:00Wachtel on the Arts Theatre Director Peter Sellars Audio
Wachtel on the Arts Theatre Director 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.
Wachtel on the Arts - Painter Charles Thomas "Chuck" CloseMar 4, 2014 | 53:59Wachtel on the Arts Painter Charles Thomas "Chuck" Close Audio
Wachtel on the Arts Painter Charles Thomas "Chuck" Close Mar 4, 2014 | 53:59Eleanor Wachtel talks to American painter and photographer Chuck Close, renowned for his large-scale, photo-based portrait paintings.
Wachtel on the Arts - Architect Richard RogersJan 21, 2014 | 53:59Wachtel on the Arts Architect Richard Rogers Audio
Wachtel on the Arts Architect Richard Rogers Jan 21, 2014 | 53:59Eleanor Wachtel talks to internationally renowned British architect Richard Rogers, co-creator of the Pompidou Centre in Paris. At 80-years-old, Richard Rogers remains engaged in major building projects in Europe, Asia, Australia, and North America.
Wachtel on the Arts - Film Director Agnieszka HollandDec 17, 2013 | 53:57Wachtel on the Arts Film Director Agnieszka Holland Audio
Wachtel on the Arts Film Director Agnieszka Holland Dec 17, 2013 | 53:57Eleanor Wachtel speaks to Polish film director Agnieszka Holland about her latest film project Burning Bush.
Wachtel on the Arts - Composer Philip Glass & Kronos Quartet Founder David HarringtonNov 19, 2013 | 53:59Wachtel on the Arts Composer Philip Glass & Kronos Quartet Founder David Harrington Audio
Wachtel on the Arts Composer Philip Glass & Kronos Quartet Founder David Harrington Nov 19, 2013 | 53:59Eleanor Wachtel talks with American composer Philip Glass, and to violinist and founder of the Kronos Quartet, David Harrington. The Kronos Quartet recently performed the world premiere of Philip Glass's String Quartet Number 6 in Vancouver.
Wachtel on the Arts - Screenwriter Kelly ReichardtOct 15, 2013 | 53:59Wachtel on the Arts Screenwriter Kelly Reichardt Audio
Wachtel on the Arts Screenwriter Kelly Reichardt Oct 15, 2013 | 53:59Eleanor Wachtel talks to Kelly Reichardt about her new movie "Night Moves". Kelly Reichardt has called "one of the most important political filmmakers in America."
Wachtel on the Arts - Director Bertrand TavernierSep 17, 2013 | 54:00Wachtel on the Arts Director Bertrand Tavernier Audio
Wachtel on the Arts Director Bertrand Tavernier Sep 17, 2013 | 54:00Eleanor Wachtel speaks with French filmmaker Bertrand Tavernier about his new film "Quai D’Orsay".

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