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  • Wednesday February 21, 2018

    The Illusion of Money, Part 2 - Bitcoin

    The Illusion of Money, Part 2

    We think we know what money is. We use it every day and our lives are unimaginable without it. But look more closely and you find that coins and dollar bills aren't "real". They're promises, symbols, ideas. And exactly what money is has evolved enormously over the ages. IDEAS contributor Anik See explores how we're rethinking one of the most basic features of human society.

    Posted: Feb 21, 2018 12:00 AM ET
    Last Updated: Feb 25, 2016 11:28 AM ET
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  • Tuesday February 20, 2018

    The Illusion of Money, Part 1

    The Illusion of Money, Part 1

    We think we know what money is. We use it every day and our lives are unimaginable without it. But look more closely and you find that coins and dollar bills aren't "real". They're promises, symbols, ideas. And exactly what money is has evolved enormously over the ages. IDEAS contributor Anik See explores how we're rethinking one of the most basic features of human society.

    Posted: Feb 20, 2018 12:00 AM ET
    Last Updated: Feb 24, 2016 10:52 AM ET
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  • Monday February 19, 2018

    Frank Gehry

    Master of his own design: Becoming Frank Gehry

    Canadian-born Frank Gehry has been called the greatest architect of our time. And yet he's still a rebel in his field. A complex and engaging man, who's been open about his disdain for the media, gave IDEAS producer Mary Lynk a rare chance to talk with him in California.

    Posted: Feb 19, 2018 3:54 PM ET
    Last Updated: Oct 13, 2017 12:14 PM ET
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  • Friday February 16, 2018

    Gabrielle Scrimshaw - Vancouver Island University Indigenous Lecture

    Gabrielle Scrimshaw on liberating the past and embracing the future

    Gabrielle Scrimshaw delivers the third annual Vancouver Island University Indigenous Lecture on the challenges Indigenous youth face, what reconciliation looks like, and how people can engage on that journey.

    Posted: Feb 16, 2018 1:41 PM ET
    Last Updated: Feb 16, 2018 3:19 PM ET
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  • Thursday February 15, 2018

    Toronto Pride Parade 20160703

    Whose Lives Matter?

    Why does the colour of someone's skin seem to trigger prejudice? Why do Black people get carded by the police more often than white? Why does Black history seem marginalised in the story of our country? The Black Lives Matter movement demands serious answers from our society to all of these questions about race, culture and prejudice. Janaya Khan, d'bi. young and Sandra Hudson in a discussion from the Stratford Festival.

    Posted: Feb 15, 2018 12:14 PM ET
    Last Updated: Feb 15, 2018 1:31 PM ET
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  • Wednesday February 14, 2018

    The Amorous Heart - Detail from medieval manuscipt "The Romance of Alexander"

    Why we love the heart symbol

    You might think that the heart symbol ❤ and romantic love have always been bedfellows. But you’d be wrong. At times, the symbol was just a decoration. At others, it meant spiritual, chaste love. At still others, romantic and carnal. Marilyn Yalom the author of "The Amorous Heart: An Unconventional History of Love". In it, she traces the astonishing, centuries-long journey of how the symbol took on all the meanings it has today.

    Posted: Feb 14, 2018 12:36 PM ET
    Last Updated: Feb 14, 2018 3:02 PM ET
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