CBC Massey Lectures, 2001 - 2010
The CBC has commissioned the annual Massey Lectures since 1961. They were unveiled in late February by the vice-president and general manager of English networks at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, H.G. Walker. "Each year," he said in the press release announcing the series, "the CBC will invite a noted scholar to undertake study or original research in his field and present the results in a series of half-hour radio broadcasts." He continued, saying that he hoped the lectures would "make significant contributions to public awareness and understanding and... further development of the art of broadcasting."
The lectures were named for Vincent Massey, who had recently completed a seven-year term as Governor General of Canada. Today, the CBC Massey Lectures are the product of a collaboration of three partners -- CBC Radio, the House of Anansi Press, and Massey College in the University of Toronto. For most of their history, the Massey Lectures were recorded within the austere confines of a radio studio in Toronto. But since 2002, they have been delivered each fall before large audiences on university campuses in cities across Canada. The lectures are broadcast each November on CBC Radio One, are streamed worldwide on the internet and are available as podcasts and audio CDs.
2001 - Janice Stein, The Cult of Efficiency
2002 - Margaret Visser, Beyond Fate
2003 - Thomas King, The Truth About Stories: A Native Narrative
2004 - Ronald Wright, A Short History of Progress
2005 - Stephen Lewis, Race Against Time: Searching for Hope in AIDS-Ravaged Africa
2006 - Margaret Somerville, The Ethical Imagination
2007 - Alberto Manguel, The City of Words
2008 - Margaret Atwood, Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth
2009 - Wade Davis, The Wayfinders: Why Ancient Wisdom Matters in the Modern World
2010 - Douglas Coupland, Player One: What is to Become of Us
These lecture podcasts have been pulled together from various sources, including CBC's web archive, streamed audio, library CDs and MP3s from other sites. Audio quality is 64K-128K MP3, depending on source.
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