Ideas from CBC Radio (Highlights)Author: CBC Radio
23 Feb 2019

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.

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    Manufacturing Discontent: The Perils of Populism, Part 2

    Polarization in Poland. The success of Sweden's far right. In Turkey, "the supremacy of the people" reigns. And Brexit threatens Britain's economic and social order. Everywhere, populism is winning big. The question is why? Part 2 of a 2-part series.

  • Posted on 21 Feb 2019

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    Beyond Tragedy: The living history of Native America

    The massacre of over 150 Lakota at Wounded Knee in 1890 is often taken to be the "end" of Native American history - a notion unintentionally reinforced by Dee Brown's groundbreaking 1970 book, "I Buried My Heart at Wounded Knee". This idea of history as tragedy is something that Ojibwe writer David Treuer tries to undo in "The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee". He argues that both before and after contact was made with colonizing Europeans, Indigenous peoples have always found ways to adapt, survive and thrive -- and that's exactly what they're doing now.

  • Posted on 20 Feb 2019

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    Game, Set and Match: Celebrating spy novelist Len Deighton

    Love, fear -- even office politics -- are what drive the world of espionage in Len Deighton's great novels. To celebrate his 90th birthday, Philip Coulter profiles one of the masters of the modern spy thriller.

  • Posted on 19 Feb 2019

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    Canada's slavery secret: The whitewashing of 200 years of enslavement

    Why is it common knowledge that we saved runaway slaves from the United States, but few know that Africans and Indigenous peoples were bought, sold and exploited, right here? In the first of a two part series, contributor Kyle G. Brown asks how slavery was allowed to continue for some 200 years, and be one of the least talked-about aspects of our history. Part 1 of a 2-part series.

  • Posted on 18 Feb 2019

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    The Amorous Heart: Why we love the ? symbol (Encore February 14, 2018)

    You might think that the heart symbol ? and romantic love have always been bedfellows. But you'd be wrong. At times, the symbol was just a decoration. At others, it meant spiritual, chaste love. At still others, romantic and carnal. Marilyn Yalom the author of "The Amorous Heart: An Unconventional History of Love". In it, she traces the astonishing, centuries-long journey of how the symbol took on all the meanings it has today.

  • Posted on 14 Feb 2019

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