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  • Peace & Justice - Ursula Franklin

    IDEAS Peace and Justice - A Celebration of Ursula Franklin

    To commemorate the recent death, and to celebrate the remarkable life of Ursula Franklin, we turn to the IDEAS archives, and sample over forty years of appearances by the public intellectual who delivered the 1989 CBC Massey Lectures -- "The Real World of Technology". Highlights include her profound (and still remarkably relevant) response to the events of September 11, 2001.

    Posted: Jul 25, 2016 6:13 PM ET
    Last Updated: Jul 25, 2016 6:12 PM ET
  • Wednesday July 06, 2016

    Wise Guys - Crows

    Wise Guys

    Crows can reason, solve problems, and have long memories. They know more about us, and our habits, than we know about them. IDEAS producer Yvonne Gall explores the world of the urban crow and reveals how crows are a lot like us.

    Posted: Jul 06, 2016 12:00 AM ET
    Last Updated: Jul 06, 2016 1:19 PM ET
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  • Tuesday June 28, 2016

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    The Human Factor - Hannah Arendt

    Was Adolph Eichmann not ultimately responsible for the destruction of six million Jews? Or were Jews themselves partially to blame for their own fate? Fifty years ago, the political philosopher Hannah Arendt published a famous book that seemed to imply these things, and created an instant uproar that has never ended. Roger Berkowitz, Adam Gopnik, Rivka Galchen and Adam Kirsch...

    Posted: Jun 28, 2016 12:00 AM ET
    Last Updated: Apr 23, 2014 12:00 AM ET
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  • Wednesday July 27, 2016

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    Undoing Forever

    Extinction is supposed to be forever. But in labs around the world, scientists -- using the latest biotechnology -- are trying to bring extinct animals back to life. From passenger pigeons to woolly mammoths, Britt Wray delves into the science, the ethics, and the implications of de-extinction for all animals, including us humans.

    Posted: Jul 27, 2016 12:00 AM ET
    Last Updated: Jul 27, 2016 12:07 PM ET
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  • Tuesday July 26, 2016

    T.E. Lawrence

    The Shape of Things to Come

    T.E. Lawrence -- Lawrence of Arabia -- was one of the most brilliant and enigmatic figures of the 20th Century. A groundbreaking archaeologist and cartographer, to say nothing of his legendary skills as a military tactician and leader in the First World War, he was also uncannily prescient about the shape of the world to come. As the great powers carved up the world, he foresaw the geopolitical fault lines that plague us still.

    Posted: Jul 26, 2016 12:00 AM ET
    Last Updated: May 19, 2015 2:24 PM ET
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  • Monday July 25, 2016

    Peace & Justice - Ursula Franklin

    Peace and Justice - A Celebration of Ursula Franklin

    To commemorate the recent death, and to celebrate the remarkable life of Ursula Franklin, we turn to the IDEAS archives, and sample over forty years of appearances by the public intellectual who delivered the 1989 CBC Massey Lectures -- "The Real World of Technology". Highlights include her profound (and still remarkably relevant) response to the events of September 11, 2001.

    Posted: Jul 25, 2016 2:09 PM ET
    Last Updated: Jul 25, 2016 5:01 PM ET
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  • Friday July 22, 2016

    Sir Paul Maxim Nurse

    The Eminent Dr. Nurse

    British geneticist Sir Paul Maxime Nurse discovered some fascinating secrets about his own hereditary background long after he made the discoveries that won him a Nobel Prize. On the occasion of being honoured with the 2015 Henry Friesen Prize, he speaks with IDEAS host Paul Kennedy.

    Posted: Jul 22, 2016 12:00 AM ET
    Last Updated: Feb 17, 2016 12:08 PM ET
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  • Thursday July 21, 2016

    The Discovery of Democracy

    The Discovery of Democracy

    Democracy seems to be in peril. There are challenges to the idea of what a society should be, and who has the right to govern, as well as serious questions about the idea of shared values. A Stratford Festival Forum with John Ralston Saul, Doug Saunders, and Angela Sterritt.

    Posted: Jul 21, 2016 12:00 AM ET
    Last Updated: Mar 08, 2016 11:44 AM ET
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  • Wednesday July 20, 2016

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    Rewilding

    After centuries of negative human impact on our landscapes, some people are calling for rewilding: allowing landscapes to return to a natural state. Anik See takes a look at rewilding efforts in Canada, seen as one of the wildest places on the planet, and in the Netherlands, where similar efforts have reached a critical point....

    Posted: Jul 20, 2016 12:00 AM ET
    Last Updated: Jul 20, 2016 10:33 AM ET
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