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Week of Feb 2

Monday, February 2THE ENRIGHT FILES - James Baldwin & Ralph EllisonMichael Enright, host of The Sunday Edition, talks with Bill T. Jones and Timothy...
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Week of Jan 26

Monday, January 26 & Tuesday, January 27THE 2014 BBC REITH LECTURES - THE FUTURE OF MEDICINESurgeon, professor and author Atul Gawande dissects a field defined...
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Week of Jan 19

Monday, January 19TAPPING IN TO MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.When IDEAS spoke with Harry Belafonte for the documentary To Heal a Sick Nation , we realized...
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Week of Jan 12

Monday, January 12SAPIENS'There were humans long before there was history," writes Yuval Noah Harari. Still just in his thirties, Professor Harari's book Sapiens: A Brief...
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Week of Jan 5

Monday, January 5THE ENRIGHT FILES - BibliotherapyBookstores are full of self-help books. But many of the best ones are not on the self-help shelves. They're...
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Week of Dec 29

Monday, December 29ONDJAKI!Widely regarded as one of the rising stars of African literature, Ndalu de Almeida (aka Ondjaki) was born in Luanda in 1977, although...
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Week of Dec 22

Monday, December 22THE NEW MASTERS - The Sobey Art Award 2014, Part 2The final in our series profiling our country's under-40 art stars. All are...
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Week of Dec 15

Monday, December 15THE NEW MASTERS - The Sobey Art Award 2014, Part 1It is in today's art, we often see the future. Twelve years ago,...
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Week of Dec 8

Monday, December 8RWANDA RECONCILIATIONThe brutality and bloodshed of the Rwandan genocide 20 years ago was unfathomable. And whether we learned enough to prevent it from...
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Week of Dec 1

Monday, December 1THE ENRIGHT FILES - Angela Hewitt and Yuja WangAfter a tumultuous year of violence, plague, scandal, maybe what we really need at this...
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Week of Nov 24

Monday, November 24REWILDINGAfter centuries of negative human impact on our landscapes, some people are calling for rewilding: allowing landscapes to revert back to a natural...
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Week of Nov 17

Monday, November 17BELONGING - CANADA WRITESWhere do I belong? How do I belong? Inspired by Adrienne Clarkson's CBC Massey Lectures, award-winning writers Rawi Hage, Teresa...
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Week of Nov 10

Monday, November 10 - Friday, November 14THE 2014 CBC MASSEY LECTURES BY ADRIENNE CLARKSON - Belonging: The Paradox of CitizenshipWhat does it mean to belong?...
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Week of Nov 3

Monday, November 3THE ENRIGHT FILES - The Giller EffectThe ceremony to award this year's Scotiabank Giller Prize is coming up on November 10th. On this...
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Week of October 27

Monday, October 27I'M SORRY: THE ART AND ARTIFICE OF THE APOLOGYPrime Minister Stephen Harper apologizes to residential school survivors.  Bill Clinton says he's sorry for...
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Week of Oct 20

Monday, October 20INHOTIM: VISIONS IN PARADISEInhotim, Brazil, started as the vast estate and art collection of mining magnate Bernardo Paz. But what began as an...
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Week of Oct 13

Monday, October 13AUROVILLE: THE ROAD TO UTOPIAPeople have been dreaming about finding, or creating, Utopia for ages. Ashley Walters travels to India, to the community...
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Week of Oct 6

Monday, October 6THE ENRIGHT FILES - The Public GodLast April, The Sunday Edition held a public forum called The Public God to explore the role...
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Week of Sept 30

Monday, September 29VOYAGE OF THE "UNDESIRABLES": REMEMBERING THE KOMAGATA MARUThey were Canada's first boat people: 100 years ago, the freighter Komagata Maru, carrying 376 Punjabi...
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Week of Sept 22

Monday, September 20BIOINVASION: ATTACK OF THE ALIEN SPECIES!Millions of YouTube viewers have seen the jumping silver carp. It can weigh up to 100 lbs, leap...
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Week of Sept 15

Monday, September 15O SAY, CAN YOU SEE?In the fourth part of IDEAS' ongoing commemoration of the War of 1812, host Paul Kennedy visits the battlefields...
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Week of Sept 8

Monday, September 8THE ENRIGHT FILES - A Tribute to Seamus HeaneySeamus Heaney was the most famous, and many would say the best, poet in the...
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Week of Sept 1

Monday, September 1A LABOUR DAY LEVEEAt the beginning of a brand new broadcasting season -- which also happens to be IDEAS' 50th anniversary! -- host...
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Week of Aug 25

Monday, August 25 CONFLICTED CITIES It used to be that countries waged war against each other on a battlefield. But now cities are the new...
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Week of Aug 18

Monday, August 18 THE CROOKED PATH: THE ART OF JEFF WALL, Part 2 Jeff Wall's striking large-scale, photographic artworks exude complex, dramatic power. Often presented...
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Week of Aug 11

Monday, August 11 THE CROOKED PATH: THE ART OF JEFF WALL, Part 1 Jeff Wall's striking large-scale, photographic artworks exude complex, dramatic power. Often presented...
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Week of Aug 4

Monday, August 4 DESIRE DENIED A new kind of human rights struggle is now being waged - by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people all...
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Week of July 28

Monday, July 28 - Friday, August 1BLOOD: THE STUFF OF LIFE - THE 2013 CBC MASSEY LECTURES BY LAWRENCE HILL Blood runs red through all...
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Week of July 21

Monday, July 21 CATCHING THE GAME Why do so many of us devote so much time to watching sports? And why do so many others ...
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Week of July 14

Monday, July 14 AFTER ATHEISM: NEW PERSPECTIVES ON GOD AND RELIGION, Part 5 - Roger Lundin Public discussion of religion tends to polarize between two...
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Week of July 7

Monday, July 7 AFTER ATHEISM: NEW PERSPECTIVES ON GOD AND RELIGION, Part 3 - William Cavanagh Public discussion of religion tends to polarize between two...
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Week of June 30

AFTER ATHEISM: NEW PERSPECTIVES ON GOD AND RELIGION, Part 1 - Richard Kearney Public discussion of religion tends to polarize between two extremes: religious fundamentalism,...
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IDEAS about World War One

Monday, June 23 MARGARET MACMILLAN AND WORLD WAR ONE Margaret MacMillan is one of the world's leading scholars on World War One. Her books Paris...
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Week of June 16

Monday, June 16 NEURON THERAPY What I.Q. was to the 20th century, self-regulation will be to the 21st. That's the prediction of psychologist and philosopher,...
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Week of June 9

Monday, June 9 THE OTHER "GOD PARTICLE" Millions of them course through our bodies every minute. Understanding them may help us discover the origins of...
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Week of June 2

Monday, June 2 THE ENRIGHT FILES - WORLD WAR ONE One hundred years ago this month, Austro-Hungarian Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated in Sarajevo, lighting...
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Week of May 26

Monday, May 26 HISTORIC MONTREAL IN FACT AND FICTION In a public forum at Montreal's Blue Metropolis Literary Festival, IDEAS host Paul Kennedy speaks with...
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Week of May 19

Monday, May 19 ONDJAKI! Widely regarded as one of the rising stars of African literature, Ndalu de Almeida (aka Ondjaki) was born in Luanda in...
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Week of May 12

Monday, May 12 GOLF Some practitioners consider it to be a 'test of character' -- more than a mere game played with tees, clubs, and...
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Week of May 5

Monday, May 5 THE ENRIGHT FILES - Great Canadian Poets With the Griffin Poetry Prize coming up in a month, The Enright Files reprises three...
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Week of April 28

Monday, April 28  CURIOUSER AND CURIOUSER, Part 1 The Alice books were published almost 150 years ago and are now classics, loved by millions around...
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Week of April 21

Monday, April 21 MARATHON: GOING THE DISTANCE 26 miles, 385 yards, an Athenian soldier named Pheidippides started it all when he covered the distance between...
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Week of April 14

Monday April 14 THE SCIENCE OF SHAKESPEARE William Shakespeare was born 450 years ago this month, into a period when new ideas about the human...
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Week of April 7

Monday, April 7 THE ENRIGHT FILES - Drink We live in a culture that's awash in drink - enjoying, romanticizing and marketing the pleasures of...
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Week of March 31

Monday, March 31IS RACE A FICTION? The scientific consensus is that we're all a soup of DNA, and that race is indeed a fiction. But...
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Week of March 24

Monday, March 24 - Friday, March 28 BLOOD: THE STUFF OF LIFE - THE 2013 CBC MASSEY LECTURES BY LAWRENCE HILL Blood runs red through...
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Week of March 17

Monday, March 17 THE GREAT HUNGER, Part 2 Hunger and starvation are more often the result of human action rather than nature's caprice. And who...
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Week of March 10

Monday, March 10 GENERATION PORN Thirty years ago, a peek at a Playboy or Hustler centrefold was a rite of passage for teenage boys. Today...
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Week of March 3

Monday, March 3 THE ENRIGHT FILES - Canadian Soldiers & PTSD Canada has been out of active combat in Afghanistan for more than two years,...
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Week of Feb 25

Monday, February 24 & Tuesday, February 25 THE CROOKED PATH, Part 1 & 2 Jeff Wall's art exudes dramatic power. His large-scale photographic tableaux are...
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Week of Feb 17

Monday, February 17 AGING BY THE BOOK Baby boomers are identified with youth culture. So who do they think they are when they get old?...
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Week of Feb 10

Monday, February 10 THE FOUR-MINUTE MILE While the world watches the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, and as part of the on-going celebration of his...
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Week of Feb 2

Monday, February 3 THE ENRIGHT FILES - Willa Cather/Sylvia Plath Willa Cather and Sylvia Plath are two of the most influential American women writers of...
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Week of Jan 27

Monday, January 27 TED TALKS - HAVES AND HAVE-NOTS About three billion people live in poverty today. That's almost one out of every two people....
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Week of Jan 20

Monday, January 20 NEWCOMERS The experiences of new immigrants are often shaped by the personalities of the cities in which they choose to settle. In...
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Week of Jan 13

Monday, January 13 ONCE UPON A PLANET Science fiction writers have been dreaming up planets -- and aliens -- for years. But recently, astronomers have...
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Week of Jan 6

Monday, January 6THE ENRIGHT FILES - MUSICAL TASTETaste -- that word isn't used very much anymore to describe our preferences in music. Good taste, bad...
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Week of Dec 30

Monday, December 30 FIRST NATIONS AND THE FUTURE OF CANADIAN CITIZENSHIP Part history lesson, part memoir, the National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations...
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Week of Dec 23

Monday, December 23 THE VISIONARY, CONTROVERSIAL, ALBERT SCHWEITZER When Albert Schweitzer died in 1965, the doctor from Alsace-Lorraine was held up to the world over...
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Week of Dec 16

Monday, December 16 STUFFED, Part 2 For most of the 20th century, North American food consumption was relatively stable, but the 1980s marked the beginning...
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Week of Dec 9

Monday, December 9 STUFFED, Part 1 For most of the 20th century, North American food consumption was relatively stable, but the 1980s marked the beginning...
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Week of Dec 2

Monday, December 2THE ENRIGHT FILESThe magazine business is a troubled one. But this year, two magazines reached major milestones. The high-minded New York Review of...
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Week of Nov 25

Monday, November 25 THE WITNESS TREES Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's epic poem Evangeline begins with the words "This is the forest primeval". Longfellow was talking about...
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Week of Nov 18

Monday, November 18 THE HEART OF THE BEAT What is it about rhythm, pattern, and synchronization that fascinate us? How do pacemaker cells in a...
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Week of Nov 4

Monday, November 4 THE ENRIGHT FILES - John F. Kennedy When he was assassinated fifty years ago on November 22, 1963, U.S. President John F....
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Week of Oct 28

Monday, October 28 THE WINDING STAIRThe poet W.B. Yeats turned often in his imagination to the west of Ireland. The wild place shaped him, and...
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Week of Oct 21

Monday, October 21 GENERATION PORN Thirty years ago a peek at the Playboy and Hustler centrefold seemed to be a rite of passage for teenage...
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Week of October 14

Monday, October 14NEWCOMERSThe experiences of new immigrants are often shaped by the personalities of the cities in which they choose to settle. In a recent...
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Week of October 7

Monday, October 7 THE ENRIGHT FILES - Food With Thanksgiving just around the corner, The Enright Files explores our increasingly complicated and self-conscious relationship with...
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Week of Sept 30

Monday, September 30 THE AUTHOR AS FICTION In 1994, Dutch novelist Arnon Grunberg won the prize for best first novel in Holland. Six years later,...
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Week of Sept 23

Monday, September 23 DOSTOEVSKY'S GAMBLER Fyodor Dostoevsky was one of the world's most celebrated writers, and he had a debilitating gambling problem. Sociologist Lorne Tepperman...
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Week of Sept 16

Monday, September 16 FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE "God is dead. And we have killed him." These notorious words were written by the 19th century German philosopher, Friedrich...
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Week of Sept 9

Monday, September 9 THE ENRIGHT FILES - WalkingHumans have spent five million years perfecting one of the talents that make us unique as a species:...
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Week of Sept 2

Monday, September 2 A LABOUR DAY LEVEE Paul Kennedy convenes an 'open house' at the beginning of a brand new broadcasting season. He chats with...
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Week of August 26

Monday, August 26 CHANGING OUR BODIES - CHANGING OURSELVES For centuries human beings have been modifying their bodies - tribal scarification, tattoos and cosmetic...
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Week of August 19

Monday, August 19RETHINKING DEPRESSION, Part 1Depression. It has been called "the mean reds", "the blue devils", "the black dog". Through history, treatments for depression have...
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Week of August 12

Monday, August 12 A REMARKABLE ENCOUNTER Three young women are working, from opposite sides of the world, to make it possible for girls to grow...
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Week of August 5

Monday, August 5 - Friday, August 9 THE UNIVERSE WITHIN: FROM QUANTUM TO COSMOS - THE 2012 CBC MASSEY LECTURES BY NEIL TUROK All...
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Week of July 29

Monday, July 29 GENIUS BORN OF ANGUISH, Part 3 "The greatest trap in our life is not success, popularity or power, but self-rejection," said Henri...
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Week of July 22

Monday, July 22 GENIUS BORN OF ANGUISH, Part 2 "The greatest trap in our life is not success, popularity or power, but self-rejection," said Henri...
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Week of July 15

Monday, July 15 GENIUS BORN OF AGONY, Part 1 "The greatest trap in our life is not success, popularity or power, but self-rejection," said Henri...
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Week of July 8

Monday, July 8 THUCYDIDES: THE FIRST JOURNALIST About 2,500 years ago, Thucydides travelled ancient Greece, gathering stories about a brutal war that plunged the ancient...
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Week of July 1

Monday, July 1 THE HEART OF THE BEAT What is it about rhythm, pattern, and synchronization that fascinate us? How do pacemaker cells in a...
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Week of June 24

Monday, June 24 THE LONGEVITY PUZZLE In a cluster of quiet mountain villages in Sardinia, Italy, something unusual is happening. A remarkable number of people...
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Week of June 17

Monday, June 17 THE MAKAR AND THE LAUREATES What happens when a "sonnet" of Canadian Poets Laureate meets the Makar of Scotland, the Laureate of...
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Week of June 10

Monday, June 10 IN THEIR SHOES II Every pair of shoes tells the story of a life. Canadian novelist Katherine Govier helps immigrant women tell...
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Week of June 3

Monday, June 3 THE ENRIGHT FILES Baseball is a sport rich with lore and colourful personalities. But beyond the athletic feats and reams of statistics...
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Week of May 27

Monday, May 27 THE FACES OF EVE She represents the first woman on earth in Christian and Judaic traditions. In Islam she's known as Hawwa....
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Week of May 20

Monday, May 20 BEAUTY AND THE FREAK When someone loses a breast to cancer, or a leg to gangrene, what do they make of their...
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Week of May 13

Monday, May 13 TINCTOR'S FOUL MANUAL Our ideas about witches and witch hunts may come from an extraordinary manuscript found in the University of Alberta...
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Week of May 6

Monday, May 6 THE ENRIGHT FILES Two of this year's most momentous musical anniversaries are about spring. This month marks the 100th anniversary of Igor...
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Week of April 29

Monday, April 29 - Tuesday, April 30 A WORD TO THE WISE, Part 1 & 2 Times have changed. So has the study of wisdom....
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Week of April 22

Monday, April 22 THE HEART OF THE BEAT What is it about rhythm, pattern, and synchronization that fascinate us? How do pacemaker cells in a...
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Week of April 15

Monday, April 15 MUR-ÉCRAN, THE WINDSCREEN Fermont, Quebec, was designed as the mining community of the future. Its 1.3 kilometre -long windscreen complex was built...
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Week of April 8

Monday, April 8 SAILING ALONE AROUND THE WORLD In 1895 a retired Canadian sea captain set off to sail alone around the world. It had...
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Week of April 1

Monday, April 1 THE ENRIGHT FILES Michael Enright, host of The Sunday Edition, in conversation with two trail-blazing female political leaders: Vigdís Finnbogadóttir and Mary...
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Week of March 25

Monday, March 25 - Friday, March 29 THE UNIVERSE WITHIN: FROM QUANTUM TO COSMOS - THE 2012 CBC MASSEY LECTURES BY NEIL TUROK All...
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Week of March 18

Monday, March 18 SPINOZA Baruch Spinoza was a 17th century lens grinder known for his precision optical work. But it was his philosophy that made...
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Week of March 11

Monday, March 11 PHILOSOPHY BITES Philosophy doesn't have to be an arcane subject. It's about people thinking, and like Socrates, asking simple questions. Meet Nigel...
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Week of March 4

Monday, March 4 THE ENRIGHT FILES As the cardinals gather in Rome to pick a new Pope, Michael Enright speaks with Garry Wills, who explains...
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Week of February 25

Monday, February 25 OPENING THE BOOK The book has stayed pretty much the same for over 500 years: a bunch of paper pages between covers....
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Week of February 18

Monday, February 18 THE IMAGINARY ALBINO From the 19th century freak show to the East African black market in body parts to the modern cinema,...
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Week of February 11

Monday, February 11 A REMARKABLE ENCOUNTER Three young women are working, from opposite sides of the world, to make it possible for girls to grow...
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Week of February 4

Monday, February 4 THE ENRIGHT FILES - The Stereotypical Tough Guy Loner LawmanWhat makes a mystery novel more than a guilty pleasure?Michael Enright, host of...
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Week of Jan 28

Monday, January 28 PAYING FOR PARKING We engineer our roads to accommodate traffic, but cars and other vehicles spend almost all their time parked....
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Week of Jan 21

Monday, January 21 VASARI'S MOST EMINENT LIVES In the mid-1500s, Giorgio Vasari's short biographies created art history, the artist as genius and even the "Renaissance"....
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Week of Jan 14

Monday, January 14 BUILDING BRAINS Recent recipient of the Friesen Prize in Health Science Research, Dr. Marc Tessier-Lavigne identified important mechanisms for the formation of...
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Week of Jan 7

Monday, January 7 THE ENRIGHT FILES Michael Enright speaks with celebrated writer Andrew Solomon about his latest book, Far From the Tree. In his book,...
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Week of Dec 31

Monday, December 31 CHANGES As an old year fades and a new year dawns, IDEAS host Paul Kennedy considers what is gained, and what is...
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Week of Dec 24

Monday, December 24 & Tuesday, December 25 Happy Holidays! Ideas is pre-empted by CBC Network Holiday Programming Wednesday, December 26 MR. PUNCH How a deformed,...
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Week of Dec 17

Monday, December 17 THE END OF DAYS The Maya are famous for their calendars, which they created to try to understand the shape of history...
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Week of Dec 10

Monday, December 10 - Tuesday, December 11 THINGS WE LOST IN THE WAR The East African nation of Somalia is the definition of a failed...
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Week of Dec 3

Monday, December 3 THE ENRIGHT FILES Iran and Israel are two countries that are rarely far from the headlines and rarely off the minds of...
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Week of Nov 26

Monday, November 26 THE GENDER TRAP, Part 1 For the past twenty years we've been hearing the claims from pop psychology to neuroscience: men and...
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Week of Nov 19

Monday, November 19 ROYAL AND ANCIENT GOLF AND GOWN The ancient Scottish city of St. Andrews is home to the world's oldest golf course and...
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Week of Nov 12

Monday, November 12 - Friday, November 16 THE UNIVERSE WITHIN: FROM QUANTUM TO COSMOS - THE 2012 CBC MASSEY LECTURES BY NEIL TUROK All the...
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Week of Nov 5

Monday, November 5 THE ENRIGHT FILES As Remembrance Day approaches, The Enright Files looks at courage. Michael Enright and his guests will define the term,...
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Week of Oct 29

Monday, October, 29 THE MYTH OF THE SECULAR, Part 6 In 1990 British theologian John Milbank published a five-hundred-page manifesto called Theology and Social Theory:...
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Week of Oct 15

Monday, October 15 WRITING FROM THE ROCK At Montreal's 2012 Blue Metropolis Literary Festival, IDEAS host Paul Kennedy discusses the recent renaissance in Newfoundland writing...
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Week of Oct 8

Monday, October 8 SCALING THE HEIGHTS On the 200th anniversary of a crucial battle in the War of 1812-14, IDEAS host Paul Kennedy revisits Queenston,...
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Week of Oct 1

Monday, October 1 THE ENRIGHT FILES - Conversations about the EconomyMichael Enright host of The Sunday Edition, talks with labour lawyer Brian Langille and labour...
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Week of Sept 24

Monday, September 24 STRETCHING THE CANVAS Calgary artist John Will's greatest work of art may be John Will himself. He is a trouble-maker, scamp, and...
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Week of Sept 17

Monday, September 17 ICEBERG SHIP HABBAKUK 1942: Hitler's U-Boats are ravaging merchant ships that Britain depends on for its survival. Enter a plan, for a...
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Week of Sept 10

Monday, September 10 - Tuesday, September 11 RISK On the simplest level, we take risks to derive benefits. If the benefit outweighs the risk, we've...
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Week of Sept 3

Monday, September 3 WIRED FOR CULTURE Human beings have a unique evolutionary history. We are at the mercy of neither biology nor luck. We survive...
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Week of August 27

Monday, August 27 THE POWER OF COLOUR, Part 3 Red is passion and lust, courage and sacrifice. Blue is happy, or sad, or - in...
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Week of August 20

Monday, August 20 THE POWER OF COLOUR, Part 2 Red is passion and lust, courage and sacrifice. Blue is happy, or sad, or - in...
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Week of August 13

Monday, August 13 THE POWER OF COLOUR, Part 1 Red is passion and lust, courage and sacrifice. Blue is happy, or sad, or - in...
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Week of August 6

Monday, August 6 THE ART OF REASONING A bronze bust of Pierre Bédard was recently unveiled in the Quebec National Assembly. Bédard was a journalist,...
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Week of July 30

Monday, July 30 GEORGE MACMARTIN'S BIG CANOE TRIP In 1905, George MacMartin, Treaty Commissioner for Ontario, accompanied by federal commissioners and native guides, journeyed through...
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This Week On Ideas

Angels at Mamre (Holy Trinity) by Andrei RublevMonday, April 30 - Friday, May 4 AFTER ATHEISM: NEW PERSPECTIVES ON GOD AND RELIGIONPublic discussion of religion...
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This Week On Ideas

Monday, April 16 THE FOUR SEASONS OF MAVIS GALLANT Mavis Gallant has written dozens of dazzling, sardonic, heart-breaking short stories. She is acknowledged as a...
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This Week On Ideas

Monday, April 9 ORIGINAL STRANGE SPARE Victorian poet Gerard Manley Hopkins embraced the ecstatic in nature. Conflicted by a repressed homosexuality, he entered the priesthood...
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This Week On Ideas

Monday, April 2 THE ENRIGHT FILES - The Right to DieIn the wake of last month's report of a select committee of the Quebec National...
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This Week on Ideas

Monday, March 26 - Friday, March 30 WINTER: FIVE WINDOWS ON THE SEASON: THE 2011 CBC MASSEY LECTURES BY ADAM GOPNIK The CBC Massey Lectures...
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This Week on Ideas

Monday, March 19 DEMON COAL, Part 2 Coal is dirty, toxic, abundant and cheap. Mining it disfigures the earth. Using it for fuel or electricity...
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This Week On Ideas

Monday, March 12 DEMON COAL, Part 1 Coal is dirty, toxic, abundant and cheap. Mining it disfigures the earth. Using it for fuel or electricity...
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This Week On Ideas

Monday, March 5 THE ENRIGHT FILES - Conversations About The Economy Michael Enright host of The Sunday Edition, talks with labour lawyer Brian Langille and...
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This Week On Ideas

Monday, February 27 IN THEIR SHOESNovelist Katherine Govier works with immigrant women, honing their English writing skills. With the Bata Shoe Museum, she's created a...
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This Week On Ideas

Monday, February 20 THE MEASURE OF A MAN Armour. Identity. Stature. Brand. Broadcaster JJ Lee takes up a tape measure and shears and digs through...
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This Week on Ideas

Monday, February 13 104 PALL MALL Ever since it was founded in 1836, London's exclusive Reform Club has been a place where progressive people meet...
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This Week On Ideas

Monday, February 6 THE ENRIGHT FILES - The Power of the Ultra Orthodox in IsraelMichael Enright, host of The Sunday Edition, explores the question of...
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This Week On Ideas

Monday, January 30 LEFT BEHIND, Part 3 Photo: Occupy K Street demonstrators protest the street of Washington, October 29, 2011. REUTERS/Jose Luis Magana Over the...
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This Week On Ideas

Monday, January 23 LEFT BEHIND, Part 2 Photo: Occupy K Street demonstrators protest the street of Washington, October 29, 2011. REUTERS/Jose Luis Magana Over the...
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This Week On Ideas

Monday, January 16 LEFT BEHIND, Part 1 Photo: Occupy K Street demonstrators protest the street of Washington, October 29, 2011. REUTERS/Jose Luis Magana Over...
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This Week On Ideas

Monday, January 9THE ENRIGHT FILES - Speaking Truth to PowerMichael Enright, host of The Sunday Edition, in conversation with two of the most articulate thinking...
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This Week On Ideas

Monday, January 2THE BONES OF THE EARTHPlate tectonics was a revolutionary scientific theory that shook our understanding of the planet. Chris Brookes takes us to...
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This Week On Ideas

Monday, December 26 CHINESE LAUNDRY KIDS Chinese hand laundries used to be a fixture in every town and city. They were so common place that...
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This Week On Ideas

Monday, December 19 GEORGE MACMARTIN'S BIG CANOE TRIP In 1905, George MacMartin, Treaty Commissioner for Ontario, accompanied by federal commissioners and native guides, journeyed through...
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This Week on Ideas

Monday, December 12 THE ENRIGHT FILES Michael Enright, host of The Sunday Edition, in conversation about two of the more intriguing fathers of confederation. Biographer Richard...
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This Week On Ideas

Monday, December 5THE POWER OF COLOUR, Part 3Red is passion and lust, courage and sacrifice. Blue is happy, or sad, or - in German -...
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This Week on Ideas

Monday, November 28THE POWER OF COLOUR, Part 2Red is passion and lust, courage and sacrifice. Blue is happy, or sad, or - in German -...
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This Week On Ideas

Monday, November 21THE POWER OF COLOUR, Part 1Red is passion and lust, courage and sacrifice. Blue is happy, or sad, or - in German -...
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This Week On Ideas

Monday, November 14THE ENRIGHT FILESMichael Enright, host of The Sunday Edition, looks at what meaning might be wrung from the attacks of September 11th 2001....
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This Week On Ideas

Monday, November 7 - Friday, November 11WINTER: FIVE WINDOWS ON THE SEASON: THE 2011 CBC MASSEY LECTURES BY ADAM GOPNIKThe CBC Massey Lectures celebrates fifty...
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This Week On Ideas

Monday, October 31 - Friday, November 4THE CBC AT 75: TURNING POINTS IN PUBLIC BROADCASTINGThe CBC was born into a country dominated by American radio....
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This Week On Ideas

Monday, October 24 - Tuesday, October 25ZIONISM FROM WITHINSince appearing on the international stage in the nineteenth century, Zionism has evoked strong emotions, both positive...
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This Week On Ideas

Monday, October 17THE SCREW THAT CHANGED THE WORLDThere's a secret at the heart of our modern economy: standards. Standards frame every aspect of our lives,...
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This Week On Ideas

Monday, October 10THE ENRIGHT FILES - Universities and Cheating A discussion about the perennial problem of cheating at university or as universities like to say...the...
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This Week On Ideas

Monday, October 3 - Tuesday, October 4THE NEW REVOLUTIONARIESWomen have been identified by economists, social scientists, politicians and pundits as key to moving forward on...
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This Week On Ideas

Monday, September 26 CLOSING THE BOOK Ever since Gutenberg invented his press, books have been essential to western society. But with the explosion in electronic...
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This Week On Ideas

Monday, September 19 THE IDEA OF GENIUS, Part 2 We live in awe of genius, of those few individuals capable of producing Hamlet, the Fifth...
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This Week On Ideas

Monday, September 12 THE IDEA OF GENIUS, Part 1 We live in awe of genius, of those few individuals capable of producing Hamlet, the Fifth...
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This Week On Ideas

Monday, September 5 INCIDENT AT SEVEN OAKS On June 19, 1816, near the Red River settlement, twenty-eight armed settlers marched out from Fort Douglas and...
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This Week On Ideas

Monday, August 29 ON BEING A MUSLIM IN THE WEST, Part 1 Amid continuing tension between Muslim and non-Muslim populations in many western countries, the...
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This Week On Ideas

Monday, August 22 THE ART OF IDEAS She has spent a lifetime asking questions. Her body of work was never satisfied with the answers. Poet,...
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This Week On Ideas

Monday, August 15 THUCYDIDES: THE FIRST JOURNALIST About 2,500 years ago, Thucydides travelled ancient Greece, gathering stories about a brutal war that plunged the ancient...
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Monday, August 8 - Tuesday, August 9 BEING CANADIAN Ideas, stories, and reflections on being Canadian: who we are, what we are, and what it...
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This Week On Ideas

Monday, August 1 THE MYSTERY OF THE STRATEMEYER LEGACY A thrilling episode, in which the Hardy Boys, Nancy Drew, Tom Swift, and IDEAS producer Dave...
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Monday, July 25 AGAINST THE STATE, Part 3 The modern secular state promises justice, good order and freedom. But there have always been those who...
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This Week On Ideas

Monday, July 18 AGAINST THE STATE, Part 2 The modern secular state promises justice, good order and freedom. But there have always been those who...
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This Week On Ideas

Monday, July 11 AGAINST THE STATE, Part 1 The modern secular state promises justice, good order and freedom. But there have always been those who...
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This Week On Ideas

PLAYER ONE: WHAT IS TO BECOME OF US? A NOVEL IN FIVE HOURS: THE 2010 CBC MASSEY LECTURES BY DOUGLAS COUPLAND For the first time...
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Monday, June 27BE IT RESOLVED THAT THE 21ST CENTURY WILL BELONG TO CHINA Renowned historian and lecturer Niall Ferguson, and the celebrated Chinese economist David...
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Monday, June 20 SAY NO TO HAPPINESS Life is about being happy, right? Just ask the Dalai Lama...or any of the best-selling authors on the...
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Monday, June 13 LEADING UNDER FIRE What are the components of military leadership? That's the question Dr. Joe MacInnis asks soldiers, sailors, and airmen on...
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Monday, June 6 THE ENRIGHT FILESMichael Enright, host of The Sunday Edition, in conversation with historians, observers and activists about the meaning of the Federal...
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Monday, May 30 THE SECOND LAW OF EVERYTHING A deck of cards being shuffled, a basement becoming ever more cluttered, a car relentlessly rusting -...
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Monday, May 23 - Tuesday, May 24 TALKING PHILOSOPHY: FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION Freedom of expression is the cornerstone of a democratic society. Our liberty depends...
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Monday, May 16 THE BONES OF THE EARTH Plate tectonics was a revolutionary scientific theory that shook our understanding of the planet. Chris Brookes and...
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Monday, May 9 GREEN GROWTH OR NO GROWTH We face serious environmental problems. People are looking for answers in a green economic future. But what...
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Monday, May 2IDEAS is pre-empted in most parts of Canada for coverage of the federal election. Listeners in areas where IDEAS is broadcast in whole...
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Monday, April 25WALKING AT THE EDGE OF REASON & AWE Reason has been a blessing for humanity, but often at the cost of dulling our...
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Monday, April 18 CHINESE LAUNDRY KIDS Chinese hand laundries used to be a fixture in every town and city. They were so common place that...
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Monday, April 11 -  Friday, April 15THE MALAISE OF MODERNITY, Part 1 - 5Canadian philosopher Charles Taylor is Canada's best known and most widely read...
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Monday, April 4 THE ENRIGHT FILES - The LetterMichael Enright, host of The Sunday Edition,  in conversations about that most old-fashioned of communications technologies, the...
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Monday, March 28  - Friday, April 1 PLAYER ONE: WHAT IS TO BECOME OF US? A NOVEL IN FIVE HOURS: THE 2010 CBC MASSEY...
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Monday, March 21WALKING IN SPACE During Shuttle Mission STS118, Canadian astronaut Dave Williams walked in space for nearly nineteen hours. We walk there with him,...
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Monday, March 14INCIDENT AT SEVEN OAKSOn June 19, 1816, near the Red River settlement, twenty-eight armed settlers marched out from Fort Douglas and exchanged fire...
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Monday, March 7THE ENRIGHT FILES - The Power of Folk MusicMichael Enright, host of The Sunday Edition, in conversation with folk music legend, Oscar Brand...
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Monday, February 28 - Friday, March 4 THE SCAPEGOAT: RENÉ GIRARD'S ANTHROPOLOGY OF VIOLENCE AND RELIGIONHuman beings, according to French thinker René Girard, are fundamentally...
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Monday, February 21 THE IDEA OF GENIUS, Part 2 We live in awe of genius, of those few individuals capable of producing Hamlet, the Fifth...
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This Week On Ideas

Monday, February 14 THE IDEA OF GENIUS, Part 1 We live in awe of genius, of those few individuals capable of producing Hamlet, the Fifth...
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Monday, February 7 THE ENRIGHT FILES- The Paradox of Fact vs Fiction, Which is the best way of depicting the world as it is. An...
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Monday, January 31 CLOSING THE BOOK Ever since Gutenberg invented his press, books have been essential to western society. But with the explosion in electronic...
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Monday, January 24 PLAYING THROUGH CHANGES Music changes most powerfully when radically different points of view are brought face-to-face. Jeff Reilly explores how musicians are...
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Monday, January 17 MICROCHIPS One of the world's toughest poker players is a computer program designed in Edmonton. Peter Brown explores how programming software to...
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Monday, January 10 SAVING SALMON For almost forty years, Alexandra Morton studied orcas near the northern tip of Vancouver Island. Those whales eat sockeye salmon....
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Monday, January 3 THE ENRIGHT FILES - The Paradox of Fact vs Fiction Which is the best way of depicting the world as it is....
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Monday, December 27 DOGS THEMSELVES, Part 3 New evidence reveals what dogs understand, about their world and about people, what they say and how they...
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Monday, December 20 DOGS THEMSELVES, Part 2 New evidence reveals what dogs understand, about their world and about people, what they say and how they...
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Monday, December 13 DOGS THEMSELVES, Part 1 New evidence reveals what dogs understand, about their world and about people, what they say and how they...
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Monday, December 6THE ENRIGHT FILES - The Links between Science & MusicMichael Enright, host of The Sunday Edition, in conversation with Isabel Bayrakdarian, Diane Nalini,...
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Monday, November 29SHANGHAI LADIESPainted posters of beautiful women were used to sell all manner of goods in 1920s China. Broadcaster Christina Wong asks if these...
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Monday, November 22 - Tuesday, November 23 THE BOOK OF EXODUS It is a story of epic proportions: an enslaved people's liberation from bondage and...
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Monday, November 15 A GLORIOUS RACKET Contrary to popular belief, Nero didn't play the violin. He played the bagpipes, a revered and reviled peasant's instrument...
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Monday, November 8  - Friday, November 12 PLAYER ONE: WHAT IS TO BECOME OF US? A NOVEL IN FIVE HOURS: THE 2010 CBC MASSEY LECTURES...
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This Week On Ideas

Monday, November 1THE ENRIGHT FILES - Fiction from the Extremes of Personality Michael Enright, host of The Sunday Edition, in conversation with with Hilary Mantel and Anna Quindlen about...
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Monday, October 25 - Tuesday, October 26 BEING CANADIAN Ideas, stories, and reflections on being Canadian: who we are, what we are, and what it...
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Monday, October 18 WHY THE MONA LISA? What's so special about the Mona Lisa? How did this small Renaissance artwork become the one painting that...
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Monday, October 11 - Tuesday, October. 12 INVENTING DINOSAURS Dragons? Sea serpents? Giants? What manner of antediluvian beast left its bones in the cliffs and...
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Monday, October 4 THE ENRIGHT FILES - Aboriginal Canadians and What Society Owes In conversation with Judge Murray Sinclair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission...
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Monday, September 27 GAME SET AND MATCH Human loves and fears, and office politics too, are what drive the world of espionage in Len Deighton's...
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Monday, September 20 WISE GUYS Crows can reason, solve problems, and have long memories. They know more about us, and our habits, than we know...
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Monday, September 13 PASTA: THE LONG AND THE SHORT OF IT Pasta, a simple amalgam of wheat flour and water, is one of the world's...
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Monday, September 6AND THE MORAL OF THE STORY IS...The late British philosopher Bertrand Russell observed, "Most of the greatest evil that man has inflicted upon...
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Monday, August 30 BEAUTY WILL SAVE THE WORLD While imprisoned in the Soviet gulag, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn would compose speeches expressing the cruelty he suffered....
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Monday, August 23 THE EVOLUTION OF CHARLES DARWIN, Part 4 IDEAS celebrates the 150th anniversary of the publication of Darwin's transformational and contentious book,...
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This Week On Ideas

Monday, August 16 THE EVOLUTION OF CHARLES DARWIN, Part 3 IDEAS celebrates the 150th anniversary of the publication of Darwin's transformational and contentious book,...
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This Week On Ideas

Monday, August 9 THE EVOLUTION OF CHARLES DARWIN, Part 2 IDEAS celebrates the 150th anniversary of the publication of Darwin's transformational and contentious book,...
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This Week On Ideas

Monday, August 2 THE EVOLUTION OF CHARLES DARWIN, Part 1 IDEAS celebrates the 150th anniversary of the publication of Darwin's transformational and contentious book,...
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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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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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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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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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