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 ON WBEZ:

Monday, November 24
REWILDING
After centuries of negative human impact on our landscapes, some people are calling for rewilding: allowing landscapes to revert back to a natural state. Anik See takes a look at rewilding efforts in Canada, seen as one of the wildest places on the planet, and in the Netherlands, where similar efforts have reached a critical point.
 
Tuesday, November 25
LETTERS FROM THE FRONT
Soldiers from Perth County in Southern Ontario went to the First World War and sent letters home to their loved ones, writing about their daily experiences: what they were seeing and doing, as well as their fears of dying. Honest, articulate and touching, their letters are read by actors Shawn Wright, Steve Ross and Monique Lund from the Stratford Festival.
 
Wednesday, November 26
WORLD WAR ONE AND THE BIRTH OF P.R.
By 1917, the Canadian government was encountering increased public resistance to the war. South of the border, the US was just entering it, and enlisting methods now common in mass communications. Ira Basen explores how the first global war gave rise to what we'd now call public relations.
 
Thursday, November 27
JUST WAR THEORY: SO WHAT?
Over the centuries theologians, philosophers, and political scientists have looked to Just War Theory to help them determine when and how war should be waged. First developed by St. Augustine, Just War Theory continues to dominate discussions on making war today. Producer Frank Faulk asks whether Just War Theory has become little more than an intellectual, moral and theological fraud, or whether it's actually provided constraints on an intrinsically violent phenomenon
 
Friday, November 28
RECOGNIZING GREY
Director, author, actress and journalist Nelofer Pazira grew up in Soviet-occupied Afghanistan, fled first to Pakistan, and eventually to New Brunswick.  She peels back the layers of the western media's simplified black-and-white coverage of the Middle East in the 2014 Dalton Camp Lecture in Journalism.
 
 

LAST WEEK ON WBEZ:

Monday, November 17
BELONGING - CANADA WRITES
Where do I belong? How do I belong? Inspired by Adrienne Clarkson's CBC Massey Lectures, award-winning writers Rawi Hage, Teresa Toten, Susin Nielsen, and Priscila Uppal share personal stories that reveal the complexity of belonging.
 
Tuesday, November 18
WACHTEL ON THE ARTS - Rem Koolhaas
Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas is admired as much for his radical ideas about buildings and cities as for his daring designs. Koolhaas believes in working for the collective good, while participating in the transformation of cities. As director of the 2014 International Architecture Biennale in Venice, he examined architecture's "human element." Koolhaas talks to Eleanor about the interests and experiences that have informed his work in all its various dimensions.
 
Wednesday, November 19
MARGARET MACMILLAN AND WORLD WAR ONE
Margaret MacMillan is one of the world's leading scholars on World War One. Her books Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed the World and The War That Ended Peace: The Road to 1914 are award-winning bestsellers. She talks with host Paul Kennedy about the origins of the war and what we've learned -- and failed to learn -- from it.
 
Thursday, November 20
WIND OF ANOTHER PLANET: MUSIC AND THE GREAT WAR
It's often been said that World War One created who we are today: geopolitically and culturally. Contributor Robert Harris explains how music -- classical and popular -- both prefigured and reflected the war in the years leading up to the unprecedented destruction and after.
 
Friday, November 21
THE MUNK DEBATES - A More Dangerous Place?
Is American foreign policy making the world a more dangerous place? That's the question participants in this autumn's Munk Debates argue over. On the "yes" side: Bret Stephens of The Wall Street Journal, and Robert Kagan of the Brookings Institution's Center on the United States and Europe. On the "no" side: Fareed Zakaria host of CNN's global affairs program. And Anne-Marie Slaughter, former policy director for the U.S. State Department.