December 2017
 

Monday, December 4
DARK TOWER OF DREAMS: Inside the walled city of Kowloon
The infamous "Walled City of Kowloon" was once the most populous spot on the planet. With 1.2 million people per square kilometre, it was a gigantic squatter's village. Nobody planned it, but somehow it worked, until it was demolished, just before the British handed Hong Kong back to China. Paul Kennedy speaks with photographer Greg Girard, and urban designer Suenn Ho, about what the Walled City meant to them, and him.


Monday, December 11
HOW MARTIN LUTHER INVENTED THE MODERN WORLD
It has been 500 years since Martin Luther supposedly nailed his 95 theses to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany. There's no proof he ever did that — and it may not matter. We're still living in the aftershocks of the religious, political and social revolution that he began. This program looks at Martin Luther's legacy, and why he still evokes impassioned debate today.


Monday, December 18
CONSERVATIVE WITH AGE: Why your political stripes change over time
"If you're not a socialist at 20, you have no heart; and if you're not a conservative at 40, you have no brain." The saying has been around since at least the late 19th century, and it's not entirely clear who coined it. But the fact that it's still in circulation today says something about the way many of us do become more conservative as the years pass. Producer Peter Mitton explores why this tendency exists, and what it says about the way we acquire our political beliefs.


Monday, December 25
Pre-empted by CBC Radio Network Special Programming