July 2010

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Ducks On the Moon (Listen)

Regina playwright and producer, Kelley Jo Burke was an orderly woman with an orderly life. In 2000, she had a perfect baby. But by 2004,...
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A Guide to the Good Life (Listen)

The ancient philosophy of Stoicism can still direct to lead a good life, even today. Philosopher William B. Irvine offers us a refreshing look...
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It's A Teen's World, Part 3 (Listen)

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King Solomon's Ring, Part 2 (Listen)

Why do these geese think that you're their mother? How do stickleback fish find a mate? Why does that crow seem smarter than you...
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King Solomon's Ring, Part 1 (Listen)

Why do these geese think that you're their mother? How do stickleback fish find a mate? Why does that crow seem smarter than you...
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This Week On Ideas

Monday, July 26 - Tuesday, July 27 KING SOLOMON'S RING Why do these geese think that you're their mother? How do stickleback fish find a...
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The 2009 Dalton Camp Lecture in Journalism (Listen)

Journalism is facing new challenges as it evolves in the context of online environments. Sue Gardner, executive director of the Wikimedia Foundation delivers the Dalton...
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A Champion of Reason (Listen)

A.C. Grayling is a British philosopher and prolific author. His writings are encyclopedic, and his fondness for reason, unbending. He thinks religion is obsolete and...
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Abraham's Diary, Part 2

In 2007 Canadian Inuit representatives travelled to Europe to explain the seal hunt. They were not well understood. Another group of Labrador Inuit had...
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Abraham's Diary, Part 1

In 2007 Canadian Inuit representatives travelled to Europe to explain the seal hunt. They were not well understood. Another group of Labrador Inuit had...
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This Week On Ideas

Monday, July 19 - Tuesday, July 20 ABRAHAM'S DIARY In 2007 Canadian Inuit representatives travelled to Europe to explain the seal hunt. They were...
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Stories From the Ancestors: The Legends of the Gwich'in (Listen)

The foundational stories of the Gwich'in are a window into the lives of a people who tamed the harsh Arctic climate and landscape from Alaska...
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Neuron Therapy (Listen)

York University philosopher Stuart Shanker is one of the world's leading thinkers on "kids with disorders." The author of twenty books on philosophy and...
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Time Kaleidoscope (Listen)

What is time? How have we imagined it through the ages? Is time travel possible? Toronto essayist and poet Christopher Dewdney, author of The Soul...
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The Winding Stair (Listen)

The poet W.B. Yeats turned often in his imagination to the west of Ireland. The wild place shaped him, and in many ways it...
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This Week On Ideas:

Monday, July 12 THE WINDING STAIR The poet W.B. Yeats turned often in his imagination to the west of Ireland. The wild place shaped him,...
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This week on Ideas:

Monday, July 5 - Friday, July 9The 2009 CBC Massey Lectures THE WAYFINDERS: WHY ANCIENT WISDOM MATTERS IN THE MODERN WORLD: THE 2009 MASSEY LECTURES...
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The Charming Mr. Luttwak

Edward Luttwak is a strategist at a Washington think tank. He's known for his provocative views on war and international affairs. And he also likes...
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Dalhousie's Dream (Listen)

The Literary and Historical Society of Quebec became the first scholarly organization in Canada, when it was founded in 1824 by the Earl of Dalhousie,...
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