Ideas from CBC Radio (Highlights)

Ideas from CBC Radio (Highlights)

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Ideas is all about ideas \x96 programs that explore everything from culture and the arts to science and technology to social issues.

Episodes

Reconciliation Before Reconciliation with Dr. Tracey Lindberg  

Dr. Tracey Lindberg explores the importance of reconciliation with self, with community, and with Indigenous peoples in advance of reconciliation with Canada.

The Truth about "Post-Truth"  

The election of Donald Trump has ignited talk that we're now living in a "post-truth" era. But are we? And if we are, what are the origins of this idea that the truth no longer exists, or if it does, that it doesn't matter anymore?

American Fascism: It Can't Happen Here? (Encore October 28, 2016)  

What did the Trump campaign, and the voters it mobilized, have in common with Fascism, not only in Europe but in America's own dark past?

Wachtel On The Arts - John Neumeier  

Choreographer John Neumeier has been at the cutting edge of dance for more than fifty years. He talks to Eleanor Wachtel about how he went from being a tap-dancing kid in Milwaukee to the celebrated Artistic Director of the Hamburg Ballet.

Screened Off: The dangers of an insular web  

Corporate control, and the "tyranny of the popular." Fake news, filter bubbles, and apps as "walled gardens." Have we lost a free and democratic internet? And did we do this to ourselves? Featuring Sue Gardner, Hossein Derakhan, and Brodie Fenlon

Commute From Hell  

Work can’t help but be affected when people spend almost as much time commuting as they spend on the job. How can a stressful commute impact a person's professional performance? What does it ultimately do to family life, or social engagements?

God Wants You To Be Rich (Encore Oct 7, 2016)  

Why do millions of Christians in the United States believe that their faith, financial status and health are all intertwined? That's the question that Paul Kennedy explores with Kate Bowler, author of Blessed: A History of the American Prosperity Gospel.

Fat & Sugar, Part 2 (Encore June 22, 2016)  

Jill Eisen explores the complex, and sometimes contradictory, science of nutrition - and tries to find clarity amidst the thicket of studies and ambiguous research.

Fat & Sugar, Part 1 (Encore June 15, 2016)  

Jill Eisen explores the complex, and sometimes contradictory, science of nutrition - and tries to find clarity amidst the thicket of studies and ambiguous research.

The Enright Files - Ideas to make a better world  

This month on The Enright Files, ideas to improve our communities, our countries and our quality of life. Interviews with Rutger Bregman, Janette Sadik-Khan, Pasi Sahlberg & Karyn McCluskey.

The 2016 Sobey Art Award: The New Masters, Part 2  

Conversations with 2016 Sobey Art Award winner Jeremy Shaw and finalist Charles Stankievech.

The 2016 Sobey Art Award: The New Masters, Part 1  

Conversations with three of the 2016 Sobey Art Award finalists - Brenda Draney, William Robinson and Hajra Waheed

Reflections on Global Affairs: Is the world really falling apart?  

IDEAS in partnership with the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto reflects upon the state of the world. Featuring: Michael Blake, Randall Hansen, Janice Stein, and Stephen Toope.

Seed Banks: Re-sowing paradise  

In the face of climate change and declining biodiversity, one of humanity's oldest cultural practices – seed saving – has a new urgency. Maria Zytaruk explores how preserving seeds reflects the deepest of human fears and hopes.

The Orwell Tapes, Part 3 (Encore April 18, 2016)  

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?

The Orwell Tapes, Part 2 (Encore April 11, 2016)  

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?

The Sea Women (Encore Oct 18, 2007)  

South Korea's "sea women" have been harvesting treasures from the ocean floor since the 4th century. With only a few tools and fishing baskets slung over their shoulders, these sunburnt and wrinkled grandmothers can dive up to 20 metres on a single breath

Writing in Worried Times  

They may be successful writers, but that doesn't mean the 2016 Governor General's Literary Award winners are immune from worry about the world around us. Authors share some brand new work on that theme.

Cracking the Moral Code  

We all have a moral code -- a clear sense of what is right and what is wrong. But the reasons why we make certain decisions can quickly get fuzzy. Producer John Chipman explores why some people stick to their moral codes more stringently than others, and

Decoding Death: The Science and Significance of Near Death Experiences  

The nature of "near death experiences", or NDE's has historically been the territory of religion and philosophy. But now science has staked its claim in the discussion. Ashley Walters explores the science and the meaning of near death experiences.

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