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  • Monday January 09, 2017

    Commute from Hell - Toronto subway delay

    Commute from Hell

    Work can’t help but be affected when people spend almost as much time commuting as they spend on the job. How can a stressful commute impact a person's professional performance? What does it ultimately do to family life, or social engagements? Another in IDEAS' ongoing annual consideration of work-related mobility issues looks at the terrible experience of Toronto commuters.

    Posted: Jan 09, 2017 11:42 AM ET
    Last Updated: Jan 09, 2017 3:53 PM ET
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  • Friday January 06, 2017

    God Wants You To Be Rich - Prosperity Gospel - Collection Basket

    God Wants You To Be Rich

    Why do millions of Christians in the United States believe that their faith, financial status and health are all intertwined? That's the question that Paul Kennedy explores with Kate Bowler, author of Blessed: A History of the American Prosperity Gospel. They turn to the early 20th century beginnings of this uniquely made-in-America brand of theology, where it was first preached in pentecostal tent revivals. Now it's being preached from mega-churches across the country. For many, it is a key to a richer and fuller life. For its critics, it's hucksterism at its worst.

    Posted: Jan 06, 2017 12:00 AM ET
    Last Updated: Oct 07, 2016 12:07 PM ET
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  • Monday January 16, 2017

    Cell phone apps

    Screened Off: The dangers of an insular web

    Corporate control, and the "tyranny of the popular." Fake news, filter bubbles, and apps as "walled gardens." Have we lost a free and democratic internet? And did we do this to ourselves? Sue Gardner, ex-of the Wikimedia Foundation, writer Hossein Derakhan, and Brodie Fenlon of CBC Digital News join Paul Kennedy onstage at Ryerson University's Centre for Free Expression, in Toronto.

    Posted: Jan 16, 2017 12:53 PM ET
    Last Updated: Jan 16, 2017 1:19 PM ET
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Past Episodes

  • Monday January 23, 2017

    Dr. Tracey Lindberg

    Reconciliation Before Reconciliation

    Dr. Tracey Lindberg calls it (W)rec(k)-onciliation, and uses that as the title and theme of a lecture she delivered at Vancouver Island University, the second in an Indigenous Speakers Series. Dr. Lindberg is a Cree academic and writer. In her talk and an interview with Paul Kennedy she explores the importance of reconciliation with self, with community, and with Indigenous peoples in advance of reconciliation with Canada.

    Posted: Jan 23, 2017 4:29 PM ET
    Last Updated: Jan 23, 2017 1:15 PM ET
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  • Friday January 20, 2017

    Alexis de Tocqueville

    Tocqueville's America Revisited, Part 2

    A French aristocrat named Alexis de Tocqueville published the two volumes of Democracy in America in 1835 and 1840. IDEAS celebrated the sesquicentennial with a series about American democracy. We revisit that series, which features new interviews and insights, to consider the health of "democracy in America" today.

    Posted: Jan 20, 2017 12:00 AM ET
    Last Updated: Oct 21, 2016 1:12 PM ET
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  • Thursday January 19, 2017

    Fake news

    The Truth about "Post-Truth"

    The election of Donald Trump has ignited talk that we're now living in a "post-truth" era. But are we? Where does the idea that the truth no longer exists come from? Or the notion that the truth doesn't matter anymore? Host Paul Kennedy talks to thinkers who argue that the story began years earlier, with a kind of collective identity crisis: authoritarianism can become attractive when you no longer remember who you are.

    Posted: Jan 19, 2017 4:30 PM ET
    Last Updated: Jan 19, 2017 3:37 PM ET
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  • Wednesday January 18, 2017

    American Fascism

    American Fascism: It Can't Happen Here?

    Donald Trump has been called a buffoon, an entertainer, a circus clown. He's also been called a fascist. What did his campaign, and the voters it mobilized, have in common with Fascism, not only in Europe but in America's own dark past?

    Posted: Jan 18, 2017 12:00 AM ET
    Last Updated: Oct 28, 2016 1:53 PM ET
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  • Tuesday January 17, 2017

    John Neumeier

    Wachtel On The Arts - John Neumeier

    John Neumeier has been at the cutting edge of dance for more than fifty years. He’s made a phenomenal career in Europe as the celebrated Artistic Director of the Hamburg Ballet. He talks to Eleanor about developing a new dance language that combines classical training with modern movement and intense personal emotion.

    Posted: Jan 17, 2017 12:00 AM ET
    Last Updated: Jan 17, 2017 12:03 PM ET
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  • Monday January 16, 2017

    Cell phone apps

    Screened Off: The dangers of an insular web

    Corporate control, and the "tyranny of the popular." Fake news, filter bubbles, and apps as "walled gardens." Have we lost a free and democratic internet? And did we do this to ourselves? Sue Gardner, ex-of the Wikimedia Foundation, writer Hossein Derakhan, and Brodie Fenlon of CBC Digital News join Paul Kennedy onstage at Ryerson University's Centre for Free Expression, in Toronto.

    Posted: Jan 16, 2017 12:53 PM ET
    Last Updated: Jan 16, 2017 1:19 PM ET
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