Ideas from CBC Radio (Highlights)Author: CBC Radio
18 Aug 2018

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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    Fighting at the table: Conflict as successful integration (Encore June 29, 2017)

    Sociologist Aladin El-Mafalaani sees anti-immigrant cries to build walls, and hate-fuelled politics counter-intuitively: a sign that integration is working. Conflict, he argues, is the necessary consequence of new arrivals at a metaphoric dinner table

  • Posted on 17 Aug 2018

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    Generation Mars, Part 1 (Encore October 20, 2016)

    The day might well be approaching when humans set foot on Mars. Stephen Humphrey and a crew of authors, astronauts and Mars scholars confront the hazards and challenges of getting humans to Mars, and then of surviving - and living - on the Red Planet.

  • Posted on 16 Aug 2018

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    The 2017 CBC Massey Lectures: In Search of a Better World, Lecture 3 (Encore Nov 9, 2017)

    In his third Massey Lecture, Payam Akhavan revisits the genocide in Rwanda, talks about the work he did there, and what can be done to prevent such abuses from happening again.

  • Posted on 15 Aug 2018

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    Precarious Work: David Weil on the disappearing company job (Encore December 5, 2017)

    For most of the 20th century, everyone, from the janitor on up to the CEO, was employed by the company. But now large corporations are outsourcing work to small companies. A lecture and interview with scholar and former Obama appointee David Weil.

  • Posted on 14 Aug 2018

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    Into the Gray Zone with neuroscientist Adrian Owen (Encore March 12, 2018)

    We've usually thought that people in comas or 'vegetative' states are completely cut off from the world. But groundbreaking work shows that as much as 20 per cent of patients whose brains were considered non-responsive, turn out to be vibrantly alive, existing in a sort of twilight zone. Neuroscientist Adrian Owen guides Paul Kennedy into that "gray" zone, in conversation and in a public talk.

  • Posted on 13 Aug 2018

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