The Secret Lives of Children12/19/14
IDEAS producer Mary O'Connell explores the idea that a child's imagination may be the strongest shield against the confines of technology and achievement.
The Sharing Economy and The Public Good, Part 2
Is a Sharing Economy sustainable for the economy, for us and for the planet? A public event in collaboration with the Munk School of Global Affairs. Featuring Jeremy Rifkin, Bob Rae, Anita M. McGahan, and moderator Janice Stein.
Director Peter Sellars turned A Midsummer Night's Dream on its head at the Stratford Festival. For him, the play is not so much a comedy, as a vision that speaks to the depths of human experience.
Wachtel On The Arts - Suzy Lake
Eleanor Wachtel talks to visual artist Suzy Lake. The Art Gallery of Ontario is saluting Suzy Lake's career in an exhibition of her most famous works from the past 40 years
The New Masters - The Sobey Art Award, Part 1
A profile of the five regional finalists of the 2014 Sobey Art Award. From the West Coast and Yukon: Evan Lee. Prairies and the North: Michael Dumontier and Neil Farber. Ontario: Chris Curreri. Quebec: Nadia Myre. The Atlantic: Graeme Patterson
Sense and Social Anthropology (Encore May 22, 2014)
With a slight nod to Jane Austen who wonderfully articulated the emotional impact of cultural presumptions, Maureen Matthews explores the anthropology of sensory perception.
The Sharing Economy and The Public Good, Part 1
Who wins, who loses and what's destined to change if a sharing economy is sustainable: business, society or the state? Featuring economic and social theorist Jeremy Rifkin, and panelists Bob Rae, Anita M. McGahan, and Janice Stein.
In a talk presented at the Stratford Festival, Peter Sellars speaks about Shakespeare, theatre, and the importance of art in our lives.
Underwater explorer Dr. Joe MacInnis makes a pilgrimmage to the grave of Sir Ernest Shackleton, on remote South Georgia Island, in the extreme South Atlantic Ocean. He pays homage to the man who completely dominated South Pole exploration.
Rwanda Reconciliation (Encore April 9, 2014)
The brutality and bloodshed of the Rwandan genocide 20 years ago was unfathomable. Rwandan musician Jean-Paul Samputu tells his story of heartbreaking loss and breathtaking reconciliation with the man who killed his family.
The Sharing Economy
Anne Wright-Howard examines how the sharing economy challenges 20th century notions of ownership, commerce, government regulation, wealth and personal identity.
The Science of Shakespeare (Encore April 14, 2014)
William Shakespeare was born 450 years ago into a period when new ideas about the human body, the earth and the universe were threatening the old medieval worldview. Dan Falk examines the science of the Bard of Avon.
The Motorcycle is Yourself
Robert Pirsig's Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance has been called the most widely read book of philosophy ever written. Forty years after its publication, contributor Tim Wilson revisits an extraordinary interview he did with its author, for...
Director, author, actress and journalist Nelofer Pazira peels back the layers of the western media's simplified black-and-white coverage of the Middle East in the 2014 Dalton Camp Lecture in Journalism.
Letters from the Front
Soldiers from Perth County in Southern Ontario went to the First World War and sent letters home to their loved ones, writing about their daily experiences: what they were seeing and doing, as well as their fears of dying.
After centuries of negative human impact on our landscapes, some people are calling for rewilding: allowing landscapes to revert back to a natural state. Anik See takes a look at rewilding efforts in Canada and in the Netherlands.
The Munk Debates: A More Dangerous Place?
Is American foreign policy making the world a more dangerous place? That's the question participants discuss in the most recent Munk Debates. On the "yes" side: Bret Stephens and Robert Kagan. On the "no" side: Fareed Zakaria and Anne-Marie Slaughter.
Wachtel On The Arts - Rem Koolhaas
Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas is admired as much for his radical ideas about buildings and cities as for his daring designs. He talks to Eleanor Wachtel about the interests and experiences that have informed his work in all its various dimensions.
Belonging - Canada Writes
Where do I belong? How do I belong? Inspired by Adrienne Clarkson's CBC Massey Lectures, award-winning writers -- Rawi Hage, Teresa Toten, Susin Nielsen, and Priscila Uppal share personal stories that reveal the complexity of belonging.
Lost Innocence, Part 5 - Scars of the Second Generation
The story of six extraordinary people . Three are the children of Jewish Holocaust survivors; three, the children of German Nazis. We hear about their struggle with the legacy of their parents' wartime experience.
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