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Ideas is a program about contemporary thought. It explores social issues, culture and the arts, geopolitics, history, biography, science and technology, and the humanities.

Ideas is a program about contemporary thought. It explores social issues, culture and the arts, geopolitics, history, biography, science and technology, and the humanities.
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Toronto, ON

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Ideas is a program about contemporary thought. It explores social issues, culture and the arts, geopolitics, history, biography, science and technology, and the humanities.

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@CBCradio

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English

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Ideas CBC Radio P.O. Box 500 Station A Toronto, ON Canada, M5W 1E6 (416) 205-3700


Episodes

El Sistema: How the power of music helped change Venezuelan lives

10/23/2017
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"Playing for Their Lives" - a documentary by Philip Coulter about El Sistema: a radical music education programme in Venezuela designed to get young people off the streets founded by Juan Antonio Abru.

Duration: 00:54:44


Dark tower of dreams: Inside the Walled City of Kowloon

10/18/2017
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The infamous "Walled City of Kowloon" was once the most populous spot on the planet. With 1.2 million people per square kilometre, it was a gigantic squatter's village. Paul Kennedy speaks with photographer Greg Girard, and urban designer Suenn Ho.

Duration: 00:54:45


The Enright Files on Vladimir Putin's Russia

10/17/2017
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In 1917, Russia's tsarist dynasty was overthrown and a Communist government took power. A century later, Russia is very much the state of Vladimir Putin, who rules as a strange hybrid of tsarism, Stalinism and post-Cold War turbocharged capitalism.

Duration: 00:06:59


The edge of musical thinking: Capturing the spirit of tango and vibrato

10/16/2017
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There's a purity to music. It takes us into its own world, far removed from frustrations and challenges of daily life. But hidden within those innocent-sounding musical flourishes, there often lies a history of passionate disagreement.

Duration: 00:08:45


Master of his own design: Becoming Frank Gehry

10/13/2017
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Canadian-born Frank Gehry has been called the greatest architect of our time. And yet he's still a rebel in his field. IDEAS producer Mary Lynk a rare chance to talk with him in California. Part 2 of a 2-part series.

Duration: 00:54:46


Conversations with Frank Gehry: Rebel Architect

10/6/2017
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Canadian-born Frank Gehry has been called the greatest architect of our time. And yet he's still a rebel in his field. IDEAS producer Mary Lynk a rare chance to talk with him in California. Part 1 of a 2-part series.

Duration: 00:54:46


Choose Life: The Lost Massey Lecture by George Wald

10/4/2017
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In 1970, outspoken Harvard biologist George Wald became the first natural scientist to give the CBC Massey Lectures. Lewis Auerbach produced the 1970 Wald lectures. He tells the remarkable backstory of Wald and his Massey talks.

Duration: 00:54:46


Gun Crazy: How fetishizing guns shuts down debate about them (Encore January 7, 2016)

10/2/2017
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Columbine. Sandy Hook. Orlando. Now Las Vegas: the biggest mass shooting in the history of the United States. The stories seem to follow a pattern: shock, outrage, calls for gun control and rehearsed defences of the status quo, with very little changing.

Duration: 00:54:46


Undoing Forever: The implications of de-extinction (Encore June 19, 2014)

9/29/2017
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In labs around the world, scientists -- using the latest biotechnology -- are trying to bring extinct animals back to life. Britt Wray delves into the science, the ethics, and the implications of de-extinction for all animals, including us humans.

Duration: 00:54:36


Savign Syria: Keeping war-torn culture alive (Encore March 24, 2017)

9/28/2017
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Destruction and displacement -- that's the story of Syria today. Paul Kennedy talks with three Syrians who believe in other Syrias, with stories about love, and laughter, and smell of jasmine and tarragon

Duration: 00:54:36


Less work and more leisure: Utopian visions and the future of work

9/27/2017
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In Part 3 of her series on the future of work, Jill Eisen looks at the promise of technology — and how it can lead to a better world.

Duration: 00:54:36


The Self-Taught Philosopher (Encore May 16, 2017)

9/25/2017
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Naheed Mustafa tells the story of philosopher-physician Ibn Tufayl who wrote the first Arabic novel "Hayy ibn Yaqzan". It may be the most important story you've never heard.

Duration: 00:54:36


Expletive Repeated: Why swearing matters (Encore March 16, 2017)

9/25/2017
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Profanity was once considered rude and crude -- a linguistic last resort. Not so these days. Younger generations use swearing as everyday slang, and academics study it as an ever-evolving form of creative and cultural expression.

Duration: 00:54:35


The Future of Work, Part 2: The highs and lows of digital platforms

9/20/2017
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Digital platforms have been well received by customers, but for workers, they often have a dark side. And they present a major challenge for governments who are grappling with how to regulate them.

Duration: 00:54:36


Decolonization: The Next 150 on Indigenous Lands

9/19/2017
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Three Indigenous PhD students (Réal Carrière , Keri Cheechoo and Cherry Smiley) share their insights at a public forum hosted at the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. The theme: “The Next 150, on Indigenous Lands.”

Duration: 00:54:35


Decoding the resistance to climate change: Are we doomed?

9/14/2017
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Global warming is "Fake News", a "Chinese Hoax". So says a richly funded Conservative movement that's become a world-wide campaign. In her book, "The Merchants of Doubt", Naomi Oreskes traces how this propaganda war started and how to fight it.

Duration: 00:54:34


Artificial intelligence, robots and the future of work, Part 1

9/13/2017
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AI and robots seem to be everywhere, handling more and more work, freeing humans up -- to do what? Contributor Jill Eisen takes a wide-angle lens to the digital revolution happening in our working lives. Part 1 of 3.

Duration: 00:54:35


Autonomy: The unexpected implications of self-driving vehicles

9/12/2017
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We're racing down the highway to autonomous cars, whether it takes 10, 20 or 30 years. But what happens to our economy, the shape of our cities, and even our century-old car-centric culture once the vehicles arrive?

Duration: 00:54:35


The Politics of the Professoriat: Political diversity on campus

9/8/2017
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Universities are supposed to be dedicated to the exchange of ideas. But according to social psychologist Jonathan Haidt, campuses now skew so far to the left that they’ve become “political monocultures” .

Duration: 00:52:52


Are We F--cked? Decoding the resistance to climate change

9/7/2017
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The evidence is everywhere: forests retreating, glaciers melting, sea levels rising. And we're only just beginning to feel the strain of climate change. Despite all of these dire events and projections, the attacks continue — on climate scientists.

Duration: 00:54:34

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