Ideas abound! CJSR's Think podcast presents original thought from some of today's most prominent intellectuals about topics that get left out of the daily conversation.


  • The Foyer Project


    The Foyer Project is a unique approach to youth homelessness that attempts to build up the capacity for successful independent living through specialized programming at scattered site and short-term supportive housing projects. It was launched in Edmonton on September 6th, 2013. To find out more, we hear from Dr. Stephen Gaetz, Director of the Homelessness […]

  • Marriage in the 21st Century


      I, CJSR, take you, listener, to be my constant friend, my faithful partner and my love from this day forward. I offer you my solemn vow to be your faithful radio station in sickness and in health, in good times and in bad, and in joy as well as in sorrow. Is the institution […]

  • Amy Goodman: The Power of Independent Media


      In a world where news is increasingly dominated by a few media conglomerates and razor thin budgets, it can seem like the stories that most matter to the everyday person can go uncovered. Perhaps worse yet, the stories that do get covered are glossed over and lack substance. Enter stage left: independent media! On […]

  • Joe Clark: How We Lead


    When the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, the floodgates opened; a new type of international relations began to develop. Gone were the times of singularly powerful nations shaping the political conversations. Today the world is a very different place than it was just 25 years ago. But where does Canada fit in the puzzle? Are […]

  • Michael Geist: Inside the Fight for Digital Rights in Canada


    Most of us rely on it to get through our day. We communicate through it, do research on it, shop on it, do just about everything on it. It’s so omnipresent, so interwoven into our 21st century lives that it’s easy to forget that it’s only existed for less than 30 years. And because of […]

  • Chris Hedges: The Myth of Progress and the Collapse of Complex Societies


    As a journalist Chris Hedges spent nearly two decades filing ground-breaking stories in Central America, the Middle East, Africa and the Balkans. He spent more than 15 years as a foreign correspondent for the New York Times and in 2002 and was part of the The New York Times team that won the 2002 Pulitzer […]

  • Clayton Thomas-Muller: The Rise of the Native Rights Based Strategic Framework


    Clayton Thomas-Muller is a internationally renowned activist, writer, and public speaker focused on indigenous self-determination and environmental justice. On this week’s episode of Think, Thomas-Muller speaks about the power of people in saving Canada’s resources. The address, titled ‘The Rise of the Native Rights Based Strategic Framework: Canada’s Last Best Effort to Save the Common’ […]

  • Andrew Coyne: The Alarming State of Canada’s Democracy


    According to acclaimed journalist and political pundit Andrew Coyne, there are cracks in Canada’s democratic institutions that urgently need to be fixed before they cause even further damage to our society. “We have not become a dictatorship, but we are no longer quite a democracy,” Coyne said at this year’s Faculty of Law’s Merv Leitch […]

  • Robert Fisk: The Arab Awakening


    What’s worth fighting for in a world riddled by abuses of power, violence, and religious war? Robert Fisk has been writing about issues facing the Middle East for more than 30 years as a corespondent for The Independent. A steadfast pacifist, Fisk believes that journalism must always challenge the status quo, and always question common […]

  • Chris Hedges: Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt


      Seething Venom. That’s the only way to describe Christopher Hedges’ rousing keynote address, “Days of Destruction Days Of Revolt” that the pulitzer-prize winning journalist delivered as part of the Edmonton Public Library’s Freedom To Read Week. Chris Hedges_Think

  • Martin Jacques: When China Rules the World


    Martin Jacques, author of ‘When China Rules the World, speaks at the University of Alberta on January 28th, 2013. In his keynote address, Jaques discusses the transformative effects that the world is experiencing, and will continue to experience, as China takes its place as a global superpower. Martin Jaques_International Week 2014

  • Severin Borenstein: How Realistic is a Sustainable Future?


    In the face of what many experts have called the greatest threat to human existence on this planet, why aren’t tangible steps being taken to solve the problem of global warming on an institutional, macro level? The answer, according to Dr. Severin Borenstein, is pure economics. As an expert on the economics of the energy […]