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Ideas from CBC Radio (Highlights)

Ideas from CBC Radio (Highlights)

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

Yes and No: The problem of bad referendums 2017/05/22, 08:00
Yes and No: The problem of bad referendums

Leah Trueblood is a PhD student at Oxford University. She warns that ill-conceived referendums are actually dangerous for democracies. The latest episode in our series Ideas from the Trenches

The Myth of Victory 2017/05/19, 08:00
The Myth of Victory

How do we know when we've won? Some people argue that World War I was just the opening act for the World War II, and perhaps World War III is just around the corner. Stephen Toope, Janice Stein and Hugh Segal in conversation.

How Art Shapes History 2017/05/18, 08:00
How Art Shapes History

A panel discussion with architect Sir David Adjaye, visual artist Christi Belcourt, author Junot Díaz and filmmaker Paul Gross. Their focus: current global politics and how art shapes our understanding of place, history and progress.

Why Buffyworld still matters 2017/05/17, 08:00
Why Buffyworld still matters

It's been 20 years since a midriff-baring California cheerleader leapt onto our television screens and became a riveting woman warrior. Buffy the Vampire Slayer remains the most-studied show in television history. A look at the legacy of "Buffyworld".

Decoding Death: The science and significance of near death experiences 2017/05/17, 08:00
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.

The Self-Taught Philosopher: How a 900-year-old Arabic Tale Inspired the Enlightenment 2017/05/16, 08:00
The Self-Taught Philosopher: How a 900-year-old Arabic Tale Inspired the Enlightenment

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.

Don't Shoot the Messenger: the value of whistleblowing 2017/05/15, 08:00
Don't Shoot the Messenger: the value of whistleblowing

Recorded at Ryerson University's Centre for Free Expression, Paul Kennedy hosts a panel on why whistleblowers are vital to the public interest...and how their exposure of wrongdoing can ultimately be helpful, even to their workplace.

The Munk Debates on the decline and fall of the liberal international order 2017/05/09, 08:00
The Munk Debates on the decline and fall of the liberal international order

Is this the beginning of the end of the liberal international order? In a head-to-head Munk Debate, historian Niall Ferguson says Yes, the old order is collapsing, while commentator Fareed Zakaria argues No, there's life yet in liberal ideals.

Yesterday and Tomorrow: the rise of the extreme right in France, Part 3 2017/05/05, 08:00
Yesterday and Tomorrow: the rise of the extreme right in France, Part 3

The loudest people supporting Marine Le Pen are the young. Unemployed and disaffected, they're rejecting the elites that have failed them. What that means, and what it will mean to be French in the future, is what this election is about.

Liberty Leading the People: the rise of the extreme right in France, Part 2 2017/05/02, 08:00
Liberty Leading the People: the rise of the extreme right in France, Part 2

As the French pick a new president, it's the extreme right and the Front National with their candidate Marine Le Pen, which might well lead the French out of Europe and shut the door to immigrants. Philip Coulter reports.