**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, April 13
THE NEW MASTERS - The Sobey Art Award 2014, Part 1
It is in today's art, we often see the future. Twelve years ago, the Sobey Art Award was created in Canada to celebrate our best artists under the age of 40. In 2014, $100,000 was given away in total - of which $50,000 goes to the winner. Over two shows, IDEAS profiles the five regional finalists: From the West Coast and the Yukon: Evan Lee. Prairies and The North: Michael Dumontier and Neil Farber. Ontario: Chris Curreri. Quebec: Nadia Myre. And in the Atlantic: Graeme Patterson. Part 2 airs Monday, April 20.
Tuesday, April 14
IDEAS FROM THE TRENCHES - WHY WE OBEY
There are 50,000 PhD candidates in Canada, toiling away on things few people understand. As part of our continuing series turning a young scholar's work into radio, Tom Howell and Nicola Luksic profile Serbulent Turan, an emerging political scientist at the University of British Columbia. He is asking why people willingly put up with oppression and -- on the flip side -- what's needed to spark a revolution.
Wednesday, April 15
PREEMPTED BY AMERICA ABROAD
Thursday, April 16
THE 2014 BBC REITH LECTURES - THE FUTURE OF MEDICINE, Part 1
Surgeon, professor and author Atul Gawande dissects a field defined by what he calls "the messy intersection of science and human fallibility." In this episode: Why Do Doctors Fail? about imperfection in medicine, and The Century of the System about the dominance of treatment systems. Part 2 airs Thursday, April 23.
Friday, April 17
Youth in America are no longer seen as a social investment but a liability. A soft war ensures they are carpet-bombed with consumer culture. A hard war of zero tolerance in schools creates "punishment creep" in the courts. Drawing on his book, Disposable Youth, scholar Henry Giroux speaks at the SPUR lecture in Toronto about how America is abandoning its youth.
LAST WEEK ON WBEZ:
Monday, April 6
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, April 7
Some neuroscientists believe they are on the verge of being able to delete memories. It could mean a cure for people who suffer from PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder). But at what cost to the individual and at what cost to society? Dick Miller delves into the science and the ethics of memory deletion.
Wednesday, April 8
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
Thursday, April 9
ONCE UPON A PLANET
Science fiction writers have been dreaming up planets - and aliens - for years. But recently, astronomers have discovered hundreds of planets far beyond our solar system. Is there life on those planets, too? In fact and in fiction, Stephen Humphrey explores our need to know that we're not alone in the cosmos.
Friday, April 10
THE SECRET LIVES OF CHILDREN
Childhood has traditionally been seen as a magical country none of us can ever return to. But that ideal is now under siege: children have disappeared from the natural world and have increasingly been displaced into the confines of technology and achievement. IDEAS producer Mary O'Connell explores the idea that a child's imagination may be the strongest shield against such cultural confinement.