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  • Thursday April 07, 2016

    Ideas - All In The Family

    All In The Family, Part 1

    Cardio-vascular disease. Obesity. Alcoholism. Diabetes. These conditions may have one surprising factor in common: childhood trauma -- according to a massive study called "Adverse Childhood Experiences", or ACE. IDEAS producer Mary O'Connell explores the ACE study and how its findings are being integrated into medical practice today.

    Posted: Apr 07, 2016 11:25 AM ET
    Last Updated: Apr 07, 2016 12:39 PM ET
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    The Orwell Tapes: How Orwell edited "1984"

    Steve Wadhams reveals the changes that Orwell made while editing 1984

    Posted: Apr 20, 2016 2:12 PM ET
    Last Updated: Apr 20, 2016 1:23 PM ET
  • Wednesday April 13, 2016

    Discovery of the Heart - Creation of Adam - Michelangelo

    The Discovery of the Heart

    Physicists tell us that perhaps there are parallel universes. Is there a parallel universe of the heart, where we might find the real values that make us tick? Maybe it's not law and government that makes a Good Society, maybe it's something far deeper. Featuring former governor general and CBC Massey Lecturer Adrienne Clarkson, with mathematician and playwright John Mighton and former street kid and United Church minister-turned-politician, Cheri DiNovo. From the 2015 Stratford Festival.

    Posted: Apr 13, 2016 2:53 PM ET
    Last Updated: Apr 13, 2016 12:49 PM ET
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  • Wednesday May 04, 2016

    Ideas from the Trenches - Open Mind

    Ideas from the Trenches - The Open Mind

    New scientific tools are opening windows into what goes on inside another person's mind. People who'd once have been judged 'vegetative' or 'lacking awareness', might now be able to show they're 'still there', and ultimately communicate with the outside world through a brain scan. Philosophy PhD student Andrew Peterson is embedded with scientists at the Brain and Mind Institute at Western University and considers the ethical and moral questions emerging from this cutting edge research.

    Posted: May 04, 2016 2:16 PM ET
    Last Updated: May 04, 2016 1:49 PM ET
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  • Tuesday May 03, 2016

    Blood and Earth - Ghana boy

    Blood and Earth - Kevin Bales

    What do the shrimp on your plate, the cell phone in your pocket and the rising pollution levels in the developing world have in common? Kevin Bales says, in a word: slavery. Paul Kennedy in conversation with the author of Blood and Earth: Modern Slavery, Ecocide and the Secret to Saving the World.

    Posted: May 03, 2016 12:00 AM ET
    Last Updated: Feb 11, 2016 11:18 AM ET
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  • Monday May 02, 2016

    Canada Residential Schools

    The Enright Files on Reconciliation, Redress & Restitution for Canada's First Nations

    The legacy of colonization, dispossession and residential schools remain all too palpable for many of Canada's First Nations. On this edition of The Enright Files, some prominent Indigenous Canadians discuss the wounds still afflicting First Nations people, the ways they need the government and Canadians at large to make amends, and the hopes they have for the future.

    Posted: May 02, 2016 11:31 AM ET
    Last Updated: May 02, 2016 11:42 AM ET
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  • Friday April 29, 2016

    The Munk Debate - Refugees

    Give Us Your Tired - The Munk Debate on the Global Refugee Crisis

    The global refugee crisis is the geopolitical debate of today. In the latest Munk Debate, Human Rights Commissioner Louise Arbour and historian Simon Schama argue in favour of the resolution "Give us your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free." While Nigel Farage, leader of the UK Independence Party and author Mark Steyn argue against.

    Posted: Apr 29, 2016 12:00 AM ET
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  • Thursday April 28, 2016

    To be or not to be: the Prince of Denmark Meets Katherine Minola

    To Be or Not To Be: The Prince of Denmark Meets Katherine Minola

    A play is really only complete when it's produced on the stage; director, actors, designers all add new levels of meaning only suggested by the text. And when and where the play is produced changes how it's seen, too. So -- what makes one production of a play different from another, and what are the different challenges the actors face?

    Posted: Apr 28, 2016 3:58 PM ET
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  • Wednesday April 27, 2016

    Genetics and Poetics

    Genetics and Poetics

    Words on a page -- that's usually how we conceive of poetry. But Christian Bök at the University of Calgary has done something no other writer has ever done: as part of his recent project, The Xenotext, he's enciphered a poem into a micro-organism, which then "rewrote" that poem as part of its biological response. His eventual hope is to encode a poem inside a near-indestructible bacterium (deinococcus radiodurans) which may actually outlast human civilization. Poetics meets genetics in his conversation with host Paul Kennedy.

    Posted: Apr 27, 2016 12:00 AM ET
    Last Updated: Apr 27, 2016 2:38 PM ET
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