Distinguished Speaker Series -- Paul Kennedy


Why Ideas Matter

Paul Kennedy, host and producer of the popular CBC Radio program Ideas, presented "Why Ideas Matter" on October 15, 2007. Kennedy talked about how ideas are essential for the preservation of civilization -- and even life -- as we know it.

Date: October 15, 2007
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Rotary Centre for the Arts -- 421 Cawston Ave, Kelowna, BC

About Paul Kennedy

Paul Kennedy is a veteran broadcaster and award-winning documentarist. Since 1999, he has hosted CBC Radio's Ideas and is well known to CBC Radio listeners as a regular replacement host on other such flagship programs as Morningside, Stereo Morning and Arts National.

He has produced and presented close to 200 documentaries for Ideas over the past 26 years, covering topics he playfully describes as "all over the intellectual map."

Paul has a BA from Queen's University, and a master's degree in literature from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. He's done post-graduate work at the University of Toronto where he studied with Marshall McLuhan. As well as hosting Ideas, Paul continues his documentary work and provides regular profiles of important contemporary thinkers.

Canadian Voices

The Canadian Voices national radio program features selected speakers from UBC Okanagan’s Distinguished Speaker Series. Listen to Paul Kennedy's presentation in streaming audio (.m3u format):

Last reviewed shim8/5/2014 4:10:21 PM

inspired. informed. insightful.


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