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THIS WEEK ON WBEZ:
Monday, December 22
THE NEW MASTERS - The Sobey Art Award 2014, Part 2
The final in our series profiling our country's under-40 art stars. All are finalists of The Sobey Art Award 2014. This year it is being held in Winnipeg. Paul Kennedy sat down individually to talk to the five regional finalists. From the West Coast and Yukon: Evan Lee. Prairies and the North: Michael Dumontier and Neil Farber. Ontario: Chris Curreri. Quebec: Nadia Myre. And in the Atlantic: Graeme Patterson.
Tuesday, December 23
ENEMIES AND ANGELS
When Najah Aboud got wounded during the Iran-Iraq war, he crawled into a bunker to die. It was there that the Iraqi soldier was found by Iranian medic, Zahed Haftlang. Zahed made a split-second decision: to save his enemy's life. So he risked his own -- twice -- to get Najah to a field hospital. Neither man knew that nearly twenty years later, and on the other side of the world, a breathtaking coincidence would reunite them in another life-saving encounter.
Wednesday, December 24
SAILING AROUND THE WORLD
In 1895 a retired Canadian sea captain set off to sail alone around the world. It had never been done, and it took Joshua Slocum three years, but the book of his adventures made him famous. Since then, fewer than 200 people have sailed in his wake and two of them are also Canadian. IDEAS contributor Philip Coulter explores this greatest challenge sailors set for themselves - possibly the greatest of all human challenges.
Thursday, December 25
THE MESSIAH FILE
Halleliuia! Tis the season to sing Handel’s Messiah. Idea's samples several Messiahs—from the handful of boys
and men who sang the 1842 Dublin premier, to today’s karoke versions,
Friday, December 26
ICEBERG SHIP HABBAKUK
1942: Hitler's U-Boats are ravaging merchant ships that Britain depends on for its survival. Enter a plan, for a gigantic warship, to help the Allies win the Battle of the Atlantic. It will be built in Canada and made from ... ice! Richard Longley tells the story of iceberg ship Habbakuk, in all its icy eccentricity.
LAST WEEK ON WBEZ:
Monday, December 15
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 40. This year, $100,000 is being given away in total - of which $50,000 goes to the winner. Over two shows, IDEAS will profile 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, December 22.
Tuesday, December 16
WACHTEL ON THE ARTS
A monthly IDEAS feature with CBC Radio's celebrated arts journalist Eleanor Wachtel. Each month, she takes an in-depth look at what's new, exciting and important in film, opera, the visual arts, theatre, dance and architecture.
Wednesday, December 17
PREEMPTED BY AMERICA ABROAD
Thursday, December 18
THE SHARING ECONOMY AND THE PUBLIC GOOD, Part 2
Who wins, who loses and what's destined to change if a sharing economy is sustainable: business, society or the state? Join IDEAS host Paul Kennedy for a special 2-part event produced by IDEAS in partnership with The Munk School of Global Affairs. Featuring economic and social theorist Jeremy Rifkin, author of The Zero Marginal Cost Society: The Internet of Things, the Collaborative Commons, and the Eclipse of Capitalism along with a stellar panel of economic and political thinkers, including lawyer, mediator and political leader Bob Rae, economist and author Anita M. McGahan, and moderator Janice Stein, Director of the Munk School of Global Affairs.
Friday, December 19
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.
uth Atlantic Ocean. In so doing, the first person to dive under the North Pole, pays homage to the man who completely dominated South Pole exploration.