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  • Thursday January 21, 2016

    Making Marco Polo

    Making Marco Polo

    Almost everything we think we know about Marco Polo - traveller, explorer, the man who brought the wonders of the East to the West - is being questioned. Tony Luppino searches for the real man and story behind the legendary wanderer, and discovers someone even more interesting and unexpected.

    Posted: Jan 21, 2016 12:00 AM
    Last Updated: Jan 21, 2016 10:48 AM
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    2015 Sobey Art Award

    The 2015 Sobey Art Award

    Posted: Nov 03, 2015 3:30 PM
    Last Updated: Nov 03, 2015 3:22 PM
  • Tuesday January 26, 2016

    Oldest Hatred  - J'accuse

    The Oldest Hatred

    Anti-semitism has deep roots in France. Jews have been living there since the Middle Ages, coexisting in relative peace but never far removed from persecution or expulsion. The French Revolution gave Jews full civil rights, but within one-hundred years, the hatred was back. Recent anti-Jewish demonstrations, and the Charlie Hebdo and HyperCacher murders, show that anti-semitism is still a potent force in contemporary France.

    Posted: Jan 26, 2016 3:39 PM
    Last Updated: Jan 26, 2016 2:22 PM
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  • Tuesday February 09, 2016

    Nothing to Wear - Stratford Festival - Anthony & Cleopatra - 1976 - Maggie Smith

    Nothing to Wear

    "The apparel oft proclaims the man" - wise words from Polonius in Hamlet, telling his son to be careful about what he wears. But just what does clothing say about the wearer? And how does clothing tell the world about who we want to be right now? Philip Coulter prowls the costume archives at the Stratford Festival and talks with fashion maven Rona Maynard, haberdasher Larry Rosen and costume designer Charlotte Dean.

    Posted: Feb 09, 2016 11:56 AM
    Last Updated: Feb 09, 2016 11:58 AM
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  • Monday February 08, 2016

    How to Know in Fogo - Pam Hall

    How to Know in Fogo

    From building a boat (known locally as a "punt"), to assembling a quilt, baking a partridgeberry lassie tarte, or tying nautical knots, the folks who live on Fogo Island -- off the stormy northeast coast of Newfoundland -- have created a body of local knowledge in order to survive.

    Posted: Feb 08, 2016 12:00 AM
    Last Updated: Feb 08, 2016 10:54 AM
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  • Friday February 05, 2016

    Ideas at 50

    Ideas at 50, Part 2

    For 50 years, IDEAS has been delivering the best in contemporary thought for an hour, five times a week to the homes, cars and computers of listeners across the country and beyond. To help us celebrate this milestone anniversary, we invited those listeners to tell us about programs that have inspired them to make major life changes, altered their world-views or simply piqued their intellectual curiosity.

    Posted: Feb 05, 2016 12:00 AM
    Last Updated: Oct 16, 2015 3:14 PM
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  • Thursday February 04, 2016

    Grand-Pré

    In the Footsteps of Evangeline

    Acclaimed journalist Lyse Doucet was once told by the head of UNHCR that she saw Acadians as the modern world's first refugees. That statement stuck with Ms. Doucet. Not only is she the BBC's chief international correspondent, but she is also of Acadian descent. In the 2015 Dalton Camp Lecture, Lyse Doucet explores the parallel between Longfellow's poem Evangeline and today's refugee crisis, about how human stories give voice and meaning to complex issues.

    Posted: Feb 04, 2016 3:26 PM
    Last Updated: Feb 04, 2016 11:57 AM
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  • Wednesday February 03, 2016

    Galaxy-Space, Similes and Science

    Similes and Science, Part 1

    The Big Bang, string theory, black holes. Theoretical physics may conjure up complicated equations filling up several blackboards. But central to the quest of understanding the universe is the role that the imagination plays. And that means the creation of images through simile and metaphor -- usually the purview of novelists and poets. Four prominent physicists join host Paul Kennedy in conversation about the vitality and centrality of the scientific imagination. Part 2 airs Thursday, September 17.

    Posted: Feb 03, 2016 12:00 AM
    Last Updated: Sep 10, 2015 12:17 PM
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  • Tuesday February 02, 2016

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    The Road to Damascus

    The ancient city of Damascus has been destroyed in history and mythologized by holy scripture. Damascus is also a character: elderly, unyielding and vital, but overcrowded, tired and in danger of destruction in Syria's civil war. Nelofer Pazira captures the sounds of war and moments of resilience, as well as the fears -- and the hopes -- of a city whose past is far more certain than its future.

    Posted: Feb 02, 2016 12:00 AM
    Last Updated: Oct 26, 2015 12:15 PM
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