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Ideas

Ideas is CBC Radio's program of contemporary thought.

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Episode 10: The Abyss

Five scuba divers conduct a search of Holmes Lake.

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Is it time to end tipping?

A recent study has shown that there is no correlation between quality of service and the size of the tip.

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Teacher fired for saying the word vagina in art class

A Michigan teacher says she lost her job for saying the word "vagina" to her eighth grade class, when talking about Georgia O'Keeffe's art..

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Rick Mercer on Newfoundland library cuts

Rick Mercer is very upset that over half of Nfld's libraries will close.

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The Enright FilesThe Enright Files on Reconciliation, Redress & Restitution for Canada's First Nations

Some prominent Indigenous Canadians discuss the wounds still afflicting First Nations people, the ways they need the government and Canadians at large to make amends, and the hopes they have for the future.

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Give Us Your Tired - Give Us Your Tired - The Munk Debate on the Global Refugee Crisis

Highlights from The Munk Debate on the global refugee crisis. Louise Arbour and Simon Schama argue in favour of the resolution "Give us your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” While Nigel Farage, Mark Steyn argue against.

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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. What makes one production of a play different from another? What are the different challenges the actors face?

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Genetics and Poetics

Christian Bök 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.

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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.

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Replacing the Professionals - Richard Susskind

The 2016 Sir Graham Day Lecture in Ethics, Morality and the Law by British author and scholar Richard Susskind. Technology is not just taking over factory jobs, it's about to do the jobs of lawyers, doctors, journalists and other professionals.

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Wachtel On The Arts - Kent Monkman

It's impossible to walk past a work by First Nations artist Kent Monkman without being seduced into a closer look. Multi-layered, immersive, and playfully perverse, Monkman's work tells the other story of Canada.

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The Orwell Tapes, Part 3

He was one of the most influential writers of our time. His name was Eric Blair, better known as George Orwell. Who was the man who gave us 'big brother', 'thoughtcrime', 'doublethink', whose name looms so large in this era of mass surveillance?

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All In The Family, Part 2

Childhood trauma is increasingly being seen as a major factor in academic under-achievement. Mary O'Connell explores what happened at one high school when suspensions and punishments were replaced with new "trauma-informed" approaches.

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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.

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The Orwell Tapes, Part 2

He was one of the most influential writers of our time. His name was Eric Blair, better known as George Orwell. Who was the man who gave us 'big brother', 'thoughtcrime', 'doublethink', whose name looms so large in this era of mass surveillance?

Download The Orwell Tapes, Part 2
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Ideas from the Trenches - Undoing Linguicide

Lorena Fontaine is completing her PhD at the University of Manitoba and is battling to revive aboriginal languages. She argues that Canadian indigenous communities have a legal right to the survival of language.

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All In The Family, Part 1

Mary O'Connell explores the "Adverse Childhood Experiences" or ACE study and how its findings are being integrated into medical practice today.

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The Endo of Capitalism? (Encore November 25, 2015)

Paul Kennedy speaks to Paul Mason, one of Britain's most outspoken critics of neoliberalism, about why he is optimistic that technology and our changing relationship with the state may create societies that are healthier and more just.

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The Enright Files - Inequality

Michael Enright revisits some interviews about how pronounced income inequality has become and what, if anything, can and should be done about it.

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The Orwell Tapes, Part 1

He was one of the most influential writers of our time. His name was Eric Blair, better known as George Orwell. Who was the man who gave us 'big brother', 'thoughtcrime', 'doublethink', whose name looms so large in this era of mass surveillance?

Download The Orwell Tapes, Part 1
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Mining Science

Cultural Anthropologist Stuart Kirsch discusses the questionable science that the mining industry uses to justify their destructive activities.

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Allison's Brain (Encore Feb 19, 2015)

In 2011, Allison Woyiwada was told that she had a giant brain aneurysm. After surgery, she experienced severe cognitive and physical defects. But then she began a programme of music therapy. Paul Kennedy tells the remarkable story of her brain's recovery.

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The Dream of Brother XII

The story about Edward Wilson, better known as the infamous religious cult leader Brother XII, a wayward 1920s Theosophist at the centre of one of the most bizarre interludes in Canadian history.

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The Scapegoat: The Ideas of René Girard, Part 5 (Encore March 9, 2001)

French thinker René Girard’s ideas influenced social scientists over his long career as a writer and teacher, until his death in the fall of 2015. In this classic IDEAS series, David Cayley explores the thought of René Girard.

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Talking Philosophy: War and Peace, Part 2 (Encore Nov 19, 2015

Philosophers Michael Blake, Simone Chambers, Arthur Ripstein and IDEAS Executive Producer Greg Kelly grapple with the nature, the rules, and the challenges of war and peace, yesterday and today.

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Wachtel On The Arts - Bjarke Ingels

Denmark's Bjarke Ingels sits down with Eleanor Wachtel to talk about the art of architecture today.

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The Ultimate Simplicity of Everything

Some physicists claim that we may have reached the end of what physics can discover about the origins and structure of the universe. Neil Turok believes that the universe "invites" us to figure it out, by giving us clues about its composition.Some physici

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The Scapegoat: The Ideas of René Girard, Part 4 (Encore March 8, 2001)

French thinker René Girard’s ideas influenced social scientists over his long career as a writer and teacher, until his death in the fall of 2015. In this classic IDEAS series, David Cayley explores the thought of René Girard.

Download The Scapegoat: The Ideas of René Girard, Part 4 (Encore March 8, 2001)
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The Scapegoat: The Ideas of René Girard, Part 3 (Encore March 7, 2001)

French thinker René Girard’s ideas influenced social scientists over his long career as a writer and teacher, until his death in the fall of 2015. In this classic IDEAS series, David Cayley explores the thought of René Girard.

Download The Scapegoat: The Ideas of René Girard, Part 3 (Encore March 7, 2001)
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Talking Philosophy: War & Peace, Part 1 (Encore Nov 12, 2015)

Philosophers Michael Blake, Simone Chambers, Arthur Ripstein and IDEAS Executive Producer Greg Kelly grapple with the nature, the rules, and the challenges of war and peace, yesterday and today.

Download Talking Philosophy: War & Peace, Part 1 (Encore Nov 12, 2015)
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The Discovery of Democracy

Democracy seems to be in peril. There are challenges to the idea of what a society should be, and who has the right to govern, as well as serious questions about the idea of shared values. Guests: John Ralston Saul, Doug Saunders, and Angela Sterritt.

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The Enright Files - What makes terrorists tick?

For the past 15 years, the West has been preoccupied by security and how to deal with the threat posed first by al-Qaeda and its offshoots, and now by ISIS. What makes terrorists tick and is it possible to divert them from their violent ideology?

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The Scapegoat: The Ideas of René Girard, Part 2 (Encore March 6, 2001)

French thinker René Girard’s ideas influenced social scientists over his long career as a writer and teacher, until his death in the fall of 2015. In this classic IDEAS series, David Cayley explores the thought of René Girard.

Download The Scapegoat: The Ideas of René Girard, Part 2 (Encore March 6, 2001)
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The Scapegoat: The Ideas of René Girard, Part 1 (Encore March 5. 2001)

French thinker René Girard’s ideas influenced social scientists over his long career as a writer and teacher, until his death in the fall of 2015. In this classic IDEAS series, David Cayley explores the thought of René Girard.

Download The Scapegoat: The Ideas of René Girard, Part 1 (Encore March 5. 2001)
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Like I Was Talking to Myself in the Mirror

McGill University is a world leader in the research and practice of transcultural psychiatry. David Gutnick steps into a world where treatment relies less on medication and more on talk and understanding.

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Hope Within Horror: Marina Nemat

When Marina Nemat was 16 she was arrested at gunpoint and sentenced to life in Iran's most notorious prison. She now lives just north of Toronto, and argues that the best way to combat evil in the world is through small acts of kindness.

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Wager of the Gods - André Alexis

Writer André Alexis talks to host Paul Kennedy about the philosophical underpinnings of his prize-winning book "Fifteen Dogs".

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The Next 50 Years - Famine, Shelter, War

The sense that the human species may be facing "the end" is all around us. Three panelists join host Paul Kennedy to argue - cautiously - how humanity may not only survive, but actually thrive.

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The Illusion of Money, Part 2

We think we know what money is. We use it every day and our lives are unimaginable without it. But look more closely and you find that coins and dollar bills aren't "real". They're promises, symbols, ideas.

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The Illusion of Money, Part 1

We think we know what money is. We use it every day and our lives are unimaginable without it. But look more closely and you find that coins and dollar bills aren't "real". They're promises, symbols, ideas.

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Climate Hope (Encore March 16, 2015)

**This is a repeat podcast. News about climate change is almost always alarming, depressing, or both. But Tim Flannery believes there is qualified hope that things may get better.

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The Eminent Dr. Nurse

Paul Kennedy in conversation with the winner of the 2015 Henry Friesen Prize, British geneticist Sir Paul Maxime Nurse.

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Wachtel On The Arts - Karim Rashid

Eleanor Wachtel talks to Karim Rashid about his passion for design and its place in our lives today: from snow shovels to teacups, couches to martini glasses.

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Blood and Earth - Kevin Bales

What do the shrimp on your plate, cell phones, and the rising pollution levels in the developing world have in common? Kevin Bales says, slavery. A conversation with the author of Blood and Earth: Modern Slavery, Ecocide and the Secret to Saving the World

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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? Philip Coulter prowls the costume archives at the Stratford Festival.

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In the Footsteps of Evangeline - Lyse Doucet

In the 2015 Dalton Camp lecture, Lyse Doucet explores the parallel between Longfellow's poem "Evangeline" and today's refugee crisis, about how human stories give voice and meaning to complex issues.

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