**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, August 25
It used to be that countries waged war against each other on a battlefield. But now cities are the new conflict zone. From London to Madrid, Baghdad to Nairobi, and Beirut to Mogadishu, civilians on their way to work or just having lunch are caught in the cross-fire. And it's not just terrorism threatening daily life in the city. Climate change, drug cartels and political revolutions all feed a ballooning security industry that promises us safety. IDEAS Contributor Hassan Ghedi Santur explores what happens when our neighbourhoods become high value targets.
Tuesday, August 26 - Wednesday, August 27
CURIOUSER AND CURIOUSER, Part 1 & 2
The Alice books were published almost 150 years ago and are now classics, loved by millions around the world. But mystery still shrouds their author, Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, aka Lewis Carroll. Speculation still swirls around his relationship with the real Alice, his child muse, Alice Liddell. Cindy Bisaillon takes us into Charles Dodgson's life and the upside-down world he created, riddled with the anxieties of the Victorian age: advancing technology, the speeding up of time, the survival of the fittest, and the loss of old values.
Thursday, August 28
ESCAPING THE HOLOCAUST
Millions of Jews died in the Holocaust, but very few from Denmark. Why? Historian and journalist Bo Lidegaard investigates how Danish people - and certain Nazis - helped Denmark's Jews flee to safety.
Friday, August 29
FRAGILE FREEDOMS - GERMAINE GREER
Germaine Greer is perhaps the most provocative feminist thinker in the world. In the final lecture from the series, Fragile Freedoms: the Global Struggle for Human Rights, Germaine Greer explores women and human rights.
LAST WEEK ON WBEZ:
Monday, August 18
THE CROOKED PATH: THE ART OF JEFF WALL, Part 2
Jeff Wall's striking large-scale, photographic artworks exude complex, dramatic power. Often presented as transparencies in light-boxes, his works are owned by most significant art institutions and collectors. Vancouver-based Wall has been instrumental in moving the photographic image to a central place in contemporary art practice. His contributions have secured him a place in art history. In The Crooked Path, curator Ann Pollock explores with Wall his remarkable career trajectory.
Tuesday, August 19
WALKING MATTERS, Part 2
Ever since our ancestors rose to their feet, our species has been defined by walking upright. But the act involves our minds as well as our bodies. We interpret the act of walking, and give it our stamp - from ramblers to Rousseau, from models and tramps to Buddhist monks. In this two-part series, Marilyn Powell explores the world of walking and what it means to us.
Wednesday, August 20
IDEAS FROM THE TRENCHES - THE EDUCATION GAP
There are about 50,000 PhD candidates in Canada, toiling away for years in relative obscurity. This is the second of an occasional series which attempts to turn their research into an hour of radio. In this episode, producers Tom Howell and Nicola Luksic follow the work of PhD student Kimberley Tavares. Initially driven to understand why a disproportionate number of black male youth disengage from the school system, she turns to the experiences of black women teachers and the lessons they hold for improving educational outcomes for all marginalized youth.
Thursday, August 21
THE INTERMITTENTLY TRUE ADVENTURES OF MOISHE "TWO-GUN" COHEN
Artful dodger. Edmonton real estate tycoon. Chinese revolutionary. Edmonton writer Paula Simons unravels the unlikely tale of a not-so-nice Jewish boy who went from East End London pickpocket to Prairie con-man to Sun Yat-Sen's gun-running general.
Friday, August 22
FRAGILE FREEDOMS - STEVEN PINKER
Steven Pinker is a global thought leader on the subject of the human mind, human nature, and human violence. He recently presented this talk: A History of Violence and Humanity, at the new Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg. It's part of the Fragile Freedoms: the Global Struggle for Human Rights lecture series.