Ideas from CBC Radio (Highlights)

Ideas from CBC Radio (Highlights)

Canada

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

Episodes

From Tolerance to Tyranny  

Christians, Muslims and Jews lived together in relative harmony in medieval Spain. Then the Spanish Inquisition came along with its use of terror and racism, turning a pluralistic society into a police state

Wachtel On The Arts - Phyllis Lambert  

Eleanor Wachtel speaks to Canadian architectural activist, Phyllis Lambert, in celebration of her exceptional career on her 90th birthday.

The Rabbit and the Giraffe, Part 1 (Encore September 12, 2016)  

Jean Vanier, who founded the L'Arche movement in 1963 for people with profound disabilities, quickly learned that "normal" people have much to learn about being human by watching those we perceive as weak. Jean Vanier in conversation with Philip Coulter.

The Marriage of True Minds, Part 2  

Can marriage be a source of inspiration, creativity, mutual influence, and intellectual support? A look at the relationships of Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir; and Georgia O'Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz.

The Marriage of True Minds, Part 1  

Can marriage be a source of inspiration, creativity, mutual influence, and intellectual support? A look at the relationships of Abelard and Heloise; Percy Bysse Shelley and Mary Wollestonecraft Shelley; and Georges Sand and Frederic Chopin.

Surviving Post-Capitalism: Coping, hoping, doping & shopping  

In conversation with Paul Kennedy about his book How Will Capitalism End?, Wolfgang Streeck makes the unnerving case that capitalism is now at a point where it cannot survive itself.

The Challenge of Peace  

We have the best communications in history, except for the kind that matters -- nations and states understanding each other. Jennifer Welsh, Paul Heinbecker, Peter Boehm and Arne Kislenko in conversation from the Stratford Festival.

The Enright Files on humanizing Canada's penal system  

a hard look at Canada's penal system, exploring ideas about how prisons can keep society safe in the long run. Michael Enright speaks with some remarkable people who serve prisoners, and society, in special ways.

Ecology of Sound: Hildegard Westerkamp  

Paul Kennedy joins sound ecologist Hildegard Westerkamp on a sound-walk through Vancouver's downtown eastside, and explores how opening our ears to our surroundings can open our minds.

After Guantanamo  

From the Stratford Festival, Dennis Edney, Omar Khadr’s lawyer, talks with Paul Kennedy about a life-changing experience that contains a challenge for us all.

Media in the Age of Terrorism: Mohamed Fahmy  

For 438 days, journalist Mohamed Fahmy was locked away in an Egyptian jail, including solitary confinement in the brutal Scorpion wing of Cairo's Tora Prison. He reflects on the experience in the 2016 Dalton Camp Lecture.

The importance of being ethical with Dr. Janet Rossant  

Winner of the 2016 Friesen International Prize for Health Science Research, Dr. Janet Rossant argues that recent revolutions in genetic medicine demand comparable advances in our understanding of the underlying morality and ethics.

The Causes and Consequences of Brexit: Timothy Garton Ash  

Some have called it the unravelling of Europe, while others claim it may signal the end of liberalism. Brexit both surprised and confounded experts who never thought it would happen. Timothy Garton delivers the Donner Canadian Foundation Lecture.

Darkwave - Underwater languages at the brink of extinction (Encore Sept 28, 2016)  

Whales are threatened by us. Their language eroding through noise and climate change. Carrie Haber explores how marine scientists around the world are thinking about our evolutionary courtship with these magnificent mammals in the sea.

Darkwave - Underwater languages at the brink of extinction (Encore Sept 28, 2016)  

Whales are threatened by us. Their language eroding through noise and climate change. Carrie Haber explores how marine scientists around the world are thinking about our evolutionary courtship with these magnificent mammals in the sea.

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

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