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  • Tuesday July 21, 2015

    Chris Hedges

    Chris Hedges: War is a drug

    As a correspondent for The New York Times - and other publications - activist and ordained Presbyterian Minister Christopher Hedges has covered wars all over the world. In 2002, he shared a Pulitzer Prize for his work on global terrorism. The author of 14 books, he's no stranger to controversy, having once been escorted off stage while delivering a commencement address. In the fall of 2014, Christopher Hedges gave a lecture at Ryerson University in Toronto, and later joined Paul Kennedy in conversation.

    Posted: Jul 21, 2015 12:00 AM
    Last Updated: Jul 21, 2015 8:41 AM
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  • Ideas at 50

    Celebrating 50 years!

    Ideas 50th anniversary page

    Posted: Jun 16, 2015 3:54 PM
    Last Updated: Jun 16, 2015 3:51 PM
  • Wachtel On The Arts - Sophie Calle

    Wachtel on the Arts: Sophie Calle

    Eleanor Wachtel speaks with French artist Sophie Calle, known for her detective-like explorations of life and love.

    Posted: Jul 22, 2015 2:57 PM
    Last Updated: Jul 22, 2015 2:54 PM

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  • Tuesday July 28, 2015

    Fire California, 2013

    Visions of Fire, Part 2

    Ideas about fire, domesticated and wild, past and present, bringer of life and death and life again. Exceedingly rare in some places and times, fire appears in the mind as a deity: the blazing Shiva, the glowing Vesta, the burning bush. Every living creature depends on fire. And though fire spread civilization through the world, combustion now seems to signal... ruin. This "fire opera" by Max Allen features fire historian Stephen Pyne with a chorus of fire enthusiasts and fire fighters.

    Posted: Jul 28, 2015 12:00 AM
    Last Updated: Jul 28, 2015 8:26 AM
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  • Monday July 27, 2015

    Wildfire-La Ronge, Sask, July 5, 2015

    Visions of Fire, Part 1

    Ideas about fire, domesticated and wild, past and present, bringer of life and death and life again. Exceedingly rare in some places and times, fire appears in the mind as a deity: the blazing Shiva, the glowing Vesta, the burning bush. Every living creature depends on fire. And though fire spread civilization through the world, combustion now seems to signal... ruin. This "fire opera" by Max Allen features fire historian Stephen Pyne with a chorus of fire enthusiasts and fire fighters.

    Posted: Jul 27, 2015 12:00 AM
    Last Updated: Jul 27, 2015 12:11 PM
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  • Friday July 24, 2015

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    Bottom's Dream

    "The eye of man hath not heard, the ear of man hath not seen..." Director Peter Sellars turned A Midsummer Night's Dream on its head at the Stratford Festival. For him, the play is not so much a comedy, as a vision that speaks to the depths of human experience: how we love, what we need, and how we come...

    Posted: Jul 24, 2015 12:00 AM
    Last Updated: Jul 24, 2015 8:13 AM
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  • Thursday July 23, 2015

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    The Myth of the Secular, Part 4

    The Fundamentals was a series of books, published by the Bible Institute of Los Angeles between 1910 and 1915, which tried to set the basics of Christianity in stone. Fundamentalism now refers to any back-to-basics movement. Malise Ruthven's Fundamentalism asks what all these movements have in common, in this feature interview with David Cayley....

    Posted: Jul 23, 2015 12:00 AM
    Last Updated: Jul 23, 2015 11:06 AM
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  • Wednesday July 22, 2015

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    York In Flames

    Two hundred years ago, on April 27th, 1813, an invading American army attacked the muddy little town of York - which is now Toronto - and burned down both the Governor's mansion, and the first Parliament Buildings of Upper Canada. Casualties were heavy on both sides, but it was obvious from the beginning that the British were outnumbered, and the...

    Posted: Jul 22, 2015 12:00 AM
    Last Updated: Jul 22, 2015 8:27 AM
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  • Tuesday July 21, 2015

    Chris Hedges

    Chris Hedges: War is a drug

    As a correspondent for The New York Times - and other publications - activist and ordained Presbyterian Minister Christopher Hedges has covered wars all over the world. In 2002, he shared a Pulitzer Prize for his work on global terrorism. The author of 14 books, he's no stranger to controversy, having once been escorted off stage while delivering a commencement address. In the fall of 2014, Christopher Hedges gave a lecture at Ryerson University in Toronto, and later joined Paul Kennedy in conversation.

    Posted: Jul 21, 2015 12:00 AM
    Last Updated: Jul 21, 2015 8:41 AM
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    Listen 53:57