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  • Thursday April 07, 2016

    Ideas - All In The Family

    All In The Family, Part 1

    Cardio-vascular disease. Obesity. Alcoholism. Diabetes. These conditions may have one surprising factor in common: childhood trauma -- according to a massive study called "Adverse Childhood Experiences", or ACE. IDEAS producer Mary O'Connell explores the ACE study and how its findings are being integrated into medical practice today.

    Posted: Apr 07, 2016 11:25 AM ET
    Last Updated: Apr 07, 2016 12:39 PM ET
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  • Orwell Tapes - Steve Wadhams - video

    The Orwell Tapes: How Orwell edited "1984"

    Steve Wadhams reveals the changes that Orwell made while editing 1984

    Posted: Apr 20, 2016 2:12 PM ET
    Last Updated: Apr 20, 2016 1:23 PM ET
  • Wednesday April 13, 2016

    Discovery of the Heart - Creation of Adam - Michelangelo

    The Discovery of the Heart

    Physicists tell us that perhaps there are parallel universes. Is there a parallel universe of the heart, where we might find the real values that make us tick? Maybe it's not law and government that makes a Good Society, maybe it's something far deeper. Featuring former governor general and CBC Massey Lecturer Adrienne Clarkson, with mathematician and playwright John Mighton and former street kid and United Church minister-turned-politician, Cheri DiNovo. From the 2015 Stratford Festival.

    Posted: Apr 13, 2016 2:53 PM ET
    Last Updated: Apr 13, 2016 12:49 PM ET
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  • Thursday April 28, 2016

    To be or not to be: the Prince of Denmark Meets Katherine Minola

    To Be or Not To Be: The Prince of Denmark Meets Katherine Minola

    A play is really only complete when it's produced on the stage; director, actors, designers all add new levels of meaning only suggested by the text. And when and where the play is produced changes how it's seen, too. So -- what makes one production of a play different from another, and what are the different challenges the actors face?

    Posted: Apr 28, 2016 3:58 PM ET
    Last Updated: Apr 28, 2016 2:50 PM ET
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  • Wednesday April 27, 2016

    Genetics and Poetics

    Genetics and Poetics

    Words on a page -- that's usually how we conceive of poetry. But Christian Bök at the University of Calgary has done something no other writer has ever done: as part of his recent project, The Xenotext, he's enciphered a poem into a micro-organism, which then "rewrote" that poem as part of its biological response. His eventual hope is to encode a poem inside a near-indestructible bacterium (deinococcus radiodurans) which may actually outlast human civilization. Poetics meets genetics in his conversation with host Paul Kennedy.

    Posted: Apr 27, 2016 12:00 AM ET
    Last Updated: Apr 27, 2016 2:38 PM ET
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  • Tuesday April 26, 2016

    Crossing the Tickle - Bell Island Ferry

    Crossing the Tickle

    It's only a 20-minute ride across 'the Tickle" -- from Bell Island, in the middle of Conception Bay; to Portugal Cove, on the Avalon Peninsula, in eastern Newfoundland -- but the Bell Island ferry is both a lifeline and the bane of every Islander's existence.

    Posted: Apr 26, 2016 12:00 AM ET
    Last Updated: Dec 02, 2015 3:17 PM ET
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  • Monday April 25, 2016

    Susan Neiman

    Why Grow Up?

    They are known as MAMILS - middle-aged men in Lycra - and more and more of them are found on bicycles and in parks and pools. Are weekend warriors only getting in shape or are they one more public demonstration of lengthening adolescence? In her new book Why Grow Up? Subversive Thoughts for an Infantile Age, Paul Kennedy talks with philosopher Susan Neiman, who believes that "Having created societies that our young want to grow up into, we idealize the stages of youth."

    Posted: Apr 25, 2016 12:00 AM ET
    Last Updated: Oct 28, 2015 11:48 AM ET
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  • Friday April 22, 2016

    Global Justice, Part 2

    Global Justice, Part 2 - Protecting Human Rights in a World of Conflict

    Global Justice is rooted in the aspiration to make the world a better place.It seeks to help us understand how human beings – no matter who they are or where they live – can be treated fairly. But who decides what justice really is? And what happens when human values and interests collide?

    Posted: Apr 22, 2016 12:00 AM ET
    Last Updated: Dec 22, 2015 12:20 PM ET
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  • Thursday April 21, 2016

    Ideas - All In The Family

    All In The Family, Part 3

    Trauma is not a story about the past - it lives in the present: in both the mind and body. Left untreated, it has no expiration date, whether it's trauma arising from childhood abuse or PTSD suffered as an adult. In recent years we've heard a lot about how resilience and character can mitigate the effects of trauma.

    Posted: Apr 21, 2016 2:55 PM ET
    Last Updated: Apr 21, 2016 11:47 AM ET
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