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How humankind is on the verge of transforming itself: Yuval Harari (Encore Oct 11, 2016)

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

In his book “Homo Deus”, Yuval Harari argues that humankind is on the verge of transforming itself: advances creating networked intelligences will surpass our own in speed, capability and impact. But where will this leave us?


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The Post-Modern Chimpanzee's Guide to Parenting (Encore Oct 6, 2016)

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

A look at the work of evolutionary anthropologist and University of Toronto PhD student Iulia Badescu who spent a year camped out in a Ugandan jungle to observe chimp parenting.


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Tocqueville's America Revisited, Part 2 (Encore October 21, 2016)

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Nearly 200 years ago, Alexis de Tocqueville travelled the United States trying to understand its strengths and weaknesses. Less than a month before Americans go to the polls, Paul Kennedy considers the ongoing relevance of Tocqueville's observations.


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The Open Mind: Are 'unconscious' patients more conscious than we think? (Encore May 4, 2016)

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Philosophy PhD student Andrew Peterson is embedded with scientists at the Brain and Mind Institute at Western University and considers the ethical and moral questions emerging from this cutting edge research.


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The shadow of charm city: Inside America's great racial divide (Encore Oct 24, 2016)

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

In a bid to instill civic pride forty years ago, Baltimore was officially named "Charm City". Today, some call Baltimore a war zone -over 300 homicides per year amid 16,000 vacant homes. Mary O'Connell takes us inside America's great racial divide.


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Cracking our moral code: How we decide what's right and wrong (Encore Dec 16, 2016)

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Producer John Chipman explores why some people stick to their moral codes more stringently than others, and delves into the latest neuroimaging research to find out what it can tell us about what guides our moral decisions.


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Tocqueville's America Revisited, Part 1 (Encore October 14,2016)

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Nearly 200 years ago, Alexis de Tocqueville travelled the United States trying to understand its strengths and weaknesses. Less than a month before Americans go to the polls, Paul Kennedy considers the ongoing relevance of Tocqueville's observations.


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Return of the Michif Boy: Confronting Métis trauma (Encore March 23, 2017)

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

By reconnecting with his birth mother PhD student Jesse Thistle came to understand the effects of intergenerational trauma. His award-winning research shines a light on the struggles and the resilience of Métis communities in northern Saskatchewan.


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​Canada's original promise: Still waiting to be realize

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Mohawk education advocate Roberta Jamieson believes Canada is at a make-or-break historical moment where it has a chance to recast its historically toxic relationship with First Nations for the next 150 years.


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Fighting at the table: Conflict as successful integration

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

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.


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What happens when we stop asking questions: Why India must be secular

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Political scientist Neera Chandhoke makes a heartfelt argument for a secular India. Against the growing tide of Hindu nationalism and India's history of inter-religious strife, she draws on Western and Indian thinkers to make the case for diversity.


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The New Tribe of Israel: The immigrant underclass

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Anthrolopogist Galia Sabar has devoted her professional life to what she calls the new tribe of Israel: Jewish-African and non-Jewish labour migrants, asylum seekers, and refugees.


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Eyes on the back of our head: Recovering a multicultural South Africa

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Msimang Sisonke pulls down the old binarism of black vs white to make way for a truly multicultural South Africa, one that welcomes other African migrants as it embraces its own racially diverse past.


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Policing: Old cops, new expectations

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Counter-terrorism, fighting cybercrime, policing highly diverse societies: Can the police do it all? Should the police do it all? Do the police want to do it all? A panel discussion about what it means to police and be policed today.


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Cree academic and novelist Tracey Lindberg on reconciliation before reconciliation (Encore Jan 28, 2017)

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Dr. Tracey Lindberg explores the importance of reconciliation with self, with community, and with Indigenous peoples in advance of reconciliation with Canada.


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Go with the flow: Using nature to help fight climate change

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Our climate is changing and because of it, our oceans and rivers are rising. In the past, we used large, manmade infrastructure to keep the water at bay. But maybe instead of trying to fight off nature, we should start working with it instead.


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Building Tension: Preserving the past and constructing the future

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Across Canada, our city cores are becoming indistinguishable jumbles of tall glass buildings - new and shiny always seems to beat heritage or repurposing. Four prominent architects discuss ways to tear down the edifices of modern planning and design.


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Policing, Part 1: To serve or protect?

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Relations between the public and the police are strained today: from charges of police violence, abuse and racial bias to calls for transparency and greater police accountability. A panel discussion about what it means to police and be policed today.


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Distant Future Warnings

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Radioactive waste and toxic mining byproducts will remain deadly for thousands of years – maybe forever. Deep in the arsenic-contaminated underground at Giant Mine near Yellowknife, contributor Garth Mullins wonders how we can warn the distant future.


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Newfoundland Jam: Shakespeare's "As You Like It" on the 'Rock'

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

What happens when you set Shakespeare’s “As You Like It” in Newfoundland -- as they did at the Stratford Festival last year -- with the appropriate accents and a kitchen party?


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Lady and Lord Macbeth on trial: guilty or bewitched?

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Shakespeare's play tells us all about how Lord and Lady Macbeth plotted the killing of their king, Duncan. They killed him, that's for sure, but was it murder? You and I might say, guilty but a lawyer might say — not so fast: they were bewitched!


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Orchids: A Love Story

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Suggestive, romantic, sexy orchids! It turns out they're even sexier in their own world. Wily, deceptive, manipulating: get ready to travel between history and science, how we humans think about orchids and who they really are in nature among themselves.


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Pushing the Frontiers of Knowledge: The 2017 Killam Prize

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Once a year, the Canada Council Killam Prize is bestowed on five of Canada's top academics in five different fields. Paul Kennedy interviews this year's winners and finds out what inspires them to break new ground.


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Fail Better: What baseball can teach us about failure and community

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Writers seem to be more attracted to baseball than to any other sport, but philosopher Mark Kingwell recently published the first book-length philosophical consideration of what has long been called America's national pastime.


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The Challenge of Words: What's to become of serious writing in the digital age?

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

The novel -- an art form that's centuries old -- still has the capacity to hold our attention from subway commute to library chair. But we tell ourselves we're in a different era now. What's to become of serious writing in our hyperfast, overcaffeinated,


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Subversive thoughts for an infantile age: Susan Neiman (Encore Oct 28, 2015)

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

In her book Why Grow Up? Subversive Thoughts for an Infantile Age, Paul Kennedy talks with philosopher Susan Neiman, who believes that "Having created societies that our young want to grow up into, we idealize the stages of youth."


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Nine Minutes That Changed The World

Wed, 31 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

In 1876, the poet Stephane Mallarme published a poem entitled The Afternoon of a Faun. He doubted anyone could set it to music successfully. But composer Claude Debussy did exactly that. A look at the magic of Debussy's imagining.


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Bringing up furbaby: The evolution from family pet to pet family

Tue, 30 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

There are now more pets than children in North American homes, and lavish dog beds and catnip mice are taking the place of bassinets and rattles. Kelley Jo Burke explores what we're really saying about who we are when we start bringing up 'furbabies


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History Derailed: Understanding the Messy Middle East

Mon, 29 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

American journalist Robert F. Worth joins Paul Kennedy in conversation about his book, A Rage for Order: The Middle East in Turmoil, from Tahrir Square to ISIS. Worth is this year's winner of the Lionel Gelber Prize.


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Does public broadcasting have a future?

Fri, 26 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

A panel discussion on the challenges faced by public broadcaster with James Harding from the BBC; Jennifer McGuire from the CBC and Michael Oreskes from NPR. Simon Houpt moderates the conversation.


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Writing in Worried Times: GG Award winners share their anxieties (Encore Dec 13, 2016)

Mon, 29 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

They may be successful writers, but that doesn't mean the 2016 Governor General's Literary Award winners are immune from worry about the world around us. Authors share some brand new work on that theme.


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After Guantanamo: Dennis Edney on defending Omar Khadr

Wed, 31 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

From the Stratford Festival, Dennis Edney, Omar Khadr’s lawyer, talks with Paul Kennedy about a life-changing experience that contains a challenge for us all.


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Yes and No: The problem of bad referendums

Mon, 22 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

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


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The Myth of Victory

Fri, 19 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

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.


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How Art Shapes History

Thu, 18 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

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.


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Why Buffyworld still matters

Wed, 17 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

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".


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The Self-Taught Philosopher: How a 900-year-old Arabic Tale Inspired the Enlightenment

Tue, 16 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

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.


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Decoding Death: The science and significance of near death experiences

Wed, 17 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

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.


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The Munk Debates on the decline and fall of the liberal international order

Tue, 09 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

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.


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Yesterday and Tomorrow: the rise of the extreme right in France, Part 3

Fri, 05 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

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.


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Liberty Leading the People: the rise of the extreme right in France, Part 2

Tue, 02 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

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.


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The Enright Files: Fifty years after the Six-Day War

Mon, 01 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

As the 50th anniversary of the Six-Day War approaches, The Enright Falls revisits interviews about that war and the way it and the fallout from Israel’s other conflicts still weigh on the state of Israel today.


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Don't Shoot the Messenger: the value of whistleblowing

Mon, 15 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

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.


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Chernobyl Remembered, Part 2

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

An encore presentation of Philip Coulter’s 2007 documentary, “The Zone of Absolute Exclusion” about the Chernobyl nuclear disaster that occurred on April 26, 1986. Thirty-one years later, it remains the worst nuclear accident in history.


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Chernobyl Remembered, Part 1

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

An encore presentation of Philip Coulter’s 2007 documentary, “The Zone of Absolute Exclusion” about the Chernobyl nuclear disaster that occurred on April 26, 1986. Thirty-one years later, it remains the worst nuclear accident in history.


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The Motorcycle is Yourself: revisiting 'Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance'

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

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, Tim Wilson revisits an extraordinary interview he did with its author.


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