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  • Friday October 07, 2016

    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: Oct 07, 2016 11:04 AM ET
    Last Updated: Oct 07, 2016 12:07 PM ET
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  • Thursday October 06, 2016

    Ideas from the Trenches -  Chimp Parenting

    Ideas from the Trenches - The Post-Modern Chimpanzee's Guide to Parenting

    Evolutionary anthropologist and University of Toronto PhD student Iulia Badescu spent a year camped out in a Ugandan jungle to observe chimp parenting. She noticed behaviours that didn't quite fit the way chimp parenting has traditionally been documented. And that observation shifted her gaze towards scientists themselves, and how they tend to filter what they see based on their own cultural assumptions. She turns to philosophers Nietzsche and Derrida who encourage her to examine the strengths and limitations of anthropology, including her own research.

    Posted: Oct 06, 2016 12:29 PM ET
    Last Updated: Oct 06, 2016 3:22 PM ET
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  • Tuesday October 11, 2016

    Yuval Harari

    When Man Becomes God

    In his new book "Homo Deus", Yuval Harari argues that humankind is on the verge of transforming itself: advances creating networked intelligences will surpass our own in speed, capability and impact. But where will this leave us? Will we be enslaved by algorithms we can scarcely understand? Or will we incorporate these advances and become like gods? He joins host Paul Kennedy in conversation.

    Posted: Oct 11, 2016 11:18 AM ET
    Last Updated: Oct 11, 2016 3:28 PM ET
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  • Wednesday October 19, 2016

    Nothing to Wear - Stratford Festival - Anthony & Cleopatra - 1976 - Maggie Smith

    Nothing to Wear

    "The apparel oft proclaims the man" - wise words from Polonius in Hamlet, telling his son to be careful about what he wears. But just what does clothing say about the wearer? And how does clothing tell the world about who we want to be right now? Philip Coulter prowls the costume archives at the Stratford Festival and talks with fashion maven Rona Maynard, haberdasher Larry Rosen and costume designer Charlotte Dean.

    Posted: Oct 19, 2016 12:00 AM ET
    Last Updated: Feb 09, 2016 11:58 AM ET
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  • Tuesday October 18, 2016

    Paul Verhoeven

    Wachtel On The Arts - Paul Verhoeven

    With movies such as Robocop, Total Recall, Basic Instinct, and Black Book, Dutch-born director Paul Verhoeven is always pushing the limits and challenging audiences. He calls his new movie, Elle, his most subversive film yet. Verhoeven talks to Eleanor Wachtel at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival about growing up in the Netherlands during the Second World War, how that influenced him as a filmmaker, his careers in Holland and Hollywood, why he’s a believer in realism, and working with Isabelle Huppert.

    Posted: Oct 18, 2016 3:25 PM ET
    Last Updated: Oct 18, 2016 10:43 AM ET
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  • Monday October 17, 2016

    Munk Big Data Panel - 2

    Big Data, Part 2

    We leave a digital trail behind us everywhere we go: the calls we make, the emails we send, the links on which we click, the websites and documents that we retrieve. IDEAS, CBC RADIO ONE in partnership with the MUNK School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto weighs the opportunities, the risks -- and the trade-offs -- as the world of Big Data relentlessly changes our lives.

    Posted: Oct 17, 2016 12:00 AM ET
    Last Updated: Oct 17, 2016 11:31 AM ET
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  • Friday October 14, 2016

    Alexis de Tocqueville

    Tocqueville's America Revisited, Part 1

    To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the publication of Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville, Paul Kennedy prepared a series that was first broadcast back in 1986. At the time, Ronald Reagan was President of the United States. With less than a month to go before Americans again go to the polls, we revisit that series, which features new interviews and insights, to consider the ongoing relevance of Tocqueville's classic.

    Posted: Oct 14, 2016 12:00 AM ET
    Last Updated: Oct 14, 2016 2:36 PM ET
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  • Thursday October 13, 2016

    Multiculturalism - School - Syrian Refugee Children

    A Seat at the Table: the future of a pluralist society

    How do we go about building an equitable society, where the voices - and the values - of diverse communities are listened to and respected? What are the limits to social change that we're willing to entertain, and how do we work towards finding and establishing common social values? A Stratford Festival discussion.

    Posted: Oct 13, 2016 12:00 AM ET
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  • Wednesday October 12, 2016

    Naomi Klein

    Taking the Leap - Naomi Klein

    From the Paris Summit to Parliament Hill, climate change is creating a seismic shift in how Canadians think we should deal with the global crisis. In a lecture recorded in Winnipeg and a conversation with Paul Kennedy, author and activist Naomi Klein talks about her award-winning book This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs The Climate, and warns this is no time for small steps.

    Posted: Oct 12, 2016 12:00 AM ET
    Last Updated: May 10, 2016 12:36 PM ET
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