Ideas in the Afternoon for July 2018

Ideas in the Afternoon airs Mondays at 2:05 pm on CBC Radio One.

July 2018
 

Monday, July 2
MAXIMUM CANADA: HOW BIG IS ENOUGH?
Acclaimed Globe & Mail journalist, Doug Saunders argues in his book Maximum Canada: Why 35 Million Canadians Are Not Enough that Canada has had trouble keeping the immigrants it attracts. This "minimizing impulse", as he terms it, has to be jettisoned if Canada is to take its rightful place on the world stage. Joining the conversation to challenge Saunders are: history professor Barrington Walker of Queen's University and and Anna Kramer, professor of urban planning at the University of Toronto.

Monday, July 9
REVISITING GLENN GOULD'S REVOLUTIONARY DOCUMENTARY "THE IDEA OF NORTH"
Fifty years ago in his landmark documentary, The Idea of North, Glenn Gould used a technique he called "contrapuntal radio." Today, Mark Laurie reinterprets the technique to explore the landscape of the pianist's life — and his ideas about music and radio.


Monday, July 16
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. 


Monday, July 22 
MASTER OF HIS OWN DESIGN: CONVERSATIONS WITH FRANK GEHRY, REBEL ARCHTECT
Canadian-born Frank Gehry has been called the greatest architect of our time. And yet he's still a rebel in his field. His sensual, sculptural buildings reject the cold minimalism and glass boxes of Modernism, and the ornate flourishes of post-modernism. Gehry, now 88, became famous in his late 60s, when his extraordinary design for the Guggenheim Museum became a reality twenty years ago in Bilbao, Spain. 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. This episode is part 1 of 2-part series, and delves into Frank Gehry's need to maintain humanity and emotions within his designs. 

Monday July 29
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. His sensual, sculptural buildings reject the cold minimalism and glass boxes of Modernism, and the ornate flourishes of post-modernism. A complex and engaging man, who's been open about his disdain for the media, he gave IDEAS producer Mary Lynk the rare chance to talk with him in California. This episode is part 2 of a series called Master of his own design: Conversations with Frank Gehry.