Ideas WBEZ Program Schedule

**Ideas airs on WBEZ Monday through Thursday nights at 11pm and Friday nights at midnight**
Due to rights restrictions, you can find audio only at the Ideas website http://www.cbc.ca/ideas/

THIS WEEK

Monday, February 8
HOW TO KNOW IN FOGO
From building a boat (known locally as a "punt"), to assembling a quilt, baking a partridgeberry lassie tarte, or tying nautical knots, the folks who live on Fogo Island -- off the stormy northeast coast of Newfoundland -- have created a body of local knowledge in order to survive. Artist Pam Hall, who recently collaborated with island residents to produce An Encyclopedia of Local Knowledge on Fogo, shares the results of her research.
 
Tuesday, February 9
‚ÄčNOTHING TO WEAR
"The apparel oft proclaims the man" - wise words from Polonius in Hamlet, telling his son to be careful about what he wears. But just what does clothing say about the wearer? And how does clothing tell the world about who we want to be right now? Philip Coulter prowls the costume archives at the Stratford Festival and talks with fashion maven Rona Maynard, haberdasher Larry Rosen and costume designer Charlotte Dean.
 
Wednesday, February 10
SIMILES & SCIENCE, Part 2
The Big Bang, string theory, black holes. Theoretical physics may conjure up complicated equations filling up several blackboards.  But central to the quest of understanding the universe is the role that the imagination plays. And that means the creation of images through simile and metaphor -- usually the purview of novelists and poets. Prominent physicists join host Paul Kennedy in conversation about the vitality and centrality of the scientific imagination.
 
Thursday, February 11
BLOOD AND EARTH
What do the shrimp on your plate, the cell phone in your pocket and the rising pollution levels in the the developing world have in common? Kevin Bales says, in a word: slavery. Paul Kennedy in conversation with the author of Blood and Earth: Modern Slavery, Ecocide and the Secret to Saving the World.
 
Friday, February 12
IDEAS at 50, Part 3
For 50 years, IDEAS has been delivering the best in contemporary thought for an hour, five times a week to the homes, cars and computers of listeners across the country and beyond. To help us celebrate this milestone anniversary, we invited those listeners to tell us about programs that inspired them to make major life changes, altered their world-views or simply piqued their intellectual curiosity. 
 
 
 
LAST WEEK
 
Monday February 1
THE ENRIGHT FILES
Our monthly Monday night feature with Michael Enright, host of The Sunday Edition, in conversation with some of the most original and influential thinkers of our time.
 
Tuesday, February 2
THE ROAD TO DAMASCUS
The ancient city of Damascus has been sacked throughout history and mythologized by holy scripture. Damascus is also a character: elderly, unyielding and vital, but overcrowded, tired and in danger of destruction in Syria's civil war. Nelofer Pazira captures the sounds of war and moments of resilience, as well as the fears -- and the hopes -- of a city whose past is far more certain than its future.
 
Wednesday, February 3
SIMILES & SCIENCE, Part 1
The Big Bang, string theory, black holes. Theoretical physics may conjure up complicated equations filling up several blackboards.  But central to the quest of understanding the universe is the role that the imagination plays. And that means the creation of images through simile and metaphor -- usually the purview of novelists and poets. Prominent physicists join host Paul Kennedy in conversation about the vitality and centrality of the scientific imagination. Part 2 airs Wednesday, February 10.
 
Thursday, February 4
IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF EVANGELINE 
Acclaimed journalist Lyse Doucet was once told by the head of UNHCR that she saw Acadians as the modern world's first refugees. That statement stuck with Ms. Doucet.  Not only is she the BBC's chief international correspondent, but she is also of Acadian descent. In the 2015 Dalton Camp lecture, Lyse Doucet explores the parallel between Longfellow's poem Evangeline and today's refugee crisis, about how human stories give voice and meaning to complex issues.
 
Friday, February 5
IDEAS at 50, Part 2
For 50 years, IDEAS has been delivering the best in contemporary thought for an hour, five times a week to the homes, cars and computers of listeners across the country and beyond. To help us celebrate this milestone anniversary, we invited those listeners to tell us about programs that inspired them to make major life changes, altered their world-views or simply piqued their intellectual curiosity.