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The Agenda with Steve Paikin is TVO's flagship current affairs program - devoted to exploring the social, political, cultural and economic issues that are changing our world, at home and abroad. The Agenda airs weeknights at 8:00 PM EST on TVO - Canada's largest educational broadcaster.
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It is unclear how many undocumented immigrants live in Canada. Estimates range from 20,000 up to 500,000. Many of these are youth who were brought to Canada as young children and had no choice in the matter. Youth with precarious status or no status struggle to access public services like health care and education. Who are these undocumented youth,…
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When Lorena Agolli started learning how to make shoes, she knew she'd found her vocation. Working with her hands came naturally, and she now owns Sole Survivor - a cobbler shop in Toronto that restores and repairs dozens of pairs of shoes every day. Using generations-old equipment, she and her team are part of an old-school movement towards traditi…
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Governments across North America keep building and expanding roads. This can have deadly consequences for animals but, potentially, drivers too. One way to manage these risks is by building ecopassages, that help animals get around barriers humans create. This animal overpass near Burwash, Ont., is the first and-for now-only one of its kind in Onta…
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Northern Ontario is geographically huge. About the size of France and Italy combined, but with the population of Mississauga. Trying to provide municipal services spread across such a vast expanse runs into facts that many southern cities simply don't face. In one of the key cities of the north, Sault Ste. Marie, at the Algoma Conservatory of Music…
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High inflation, supply chain disruptions, war and a potential geopolitical reshuffling have thrown Western democracies out of order. In his new book, Jeff Rubin, former chief economist for CIBC World Markets, writes about what the world will look like under these pressures. It's called, "A Map of the New Normal: How Inflation, War, and Sanctions Wi…
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The Thread with Nam Kiwanuka is entering its third season, premiering this Wednesday, May 29. As Nam tells Steve Paikin, the season delves into pressing social issues affecting Ontarians, including dementia, screen addiction, and the challenges faced by international students. Episode One explores the housing crisis, featuring heartfelt conversatio…
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December 27, 1942, a Canadian military troop train smashed into the rear of a local Canadian Pacific passenger train killing more than 30 people and injuring 150 more. The crash, considered one of the worst train accidents in Canada's history, is the topic of Jamie Bramburger's latest book, "Sudden Impact: The Almonte Train Wreck of 1942." Jeyan Je…
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Explore the threats by invasive species lurking in our cherished green spaces and join TVO on a hike to meet the dedicated volunteers of all ages committed to preserving our urban forests, ravines, and wetlands. Get to know groups like Toronto Nature Stewards and Don't Mess With The Don, the unsung heroes working tirelessly to maintain the balance …
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Community Living Ontario received a two per cent funding increase inn the latest provincial budget, when what it needed was at least fiver per cent. What is the long-term plan to keep these vital services going? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.TVO | Steve Paikin tarafından oluşturuldu
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Mike Lanigan, a third generation cattle farmer, turned his life upside down in 2016 when he halted the production and selling of beef on his farm and decided to befriend his cattle instead. With the help of Edith Barabash, Farmhouse Garden Animal Home was born. Located in Uxbridge, Ontario, Mike and Edith spend their days raising cattle and saving …
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Nobel laureate Alice Munro is widely known as a master of the short story, and one of Canada's most celebrated and beloved writers. In fact, Huron County in Ontario is often called Alice Munro Country. The outpouring of affection for her following her death, last week at age 92 only highlights the relatability of her characters and the precision of…
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When Mississauga votes for its next mayor on June 10, the winner will be just the city's third mayor since 1978. The new mayor will continue Mississauga's transformation from suburb to city, and has the potential to become a significant player in a vote-rich area ahead of the upcoming provincial election. Noor Javed of the Toronto Star, Zachary Spi…
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No space is neutral, according to author Tye Farrow, and it either adds to or diminishes a person's well-being. Purpose-designed buildings not only help motivate and inspire the people occupying them, they also improve overall health and performance in their bodies and minds, he says. A look at the links between physiological health and the types o…
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Ontario will soon permit tall wooden structures up to 18 storeys, giving encouragement to the province's burgeoning mass timber sector. A look at the potential and practicality of pre-fab wood construction, including its possible impact on Ontarios' economy if the sector continues to grow. Guests include: Christoper Williams of Timber Systems; Phil…
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Growing papayas in Ontario seems impossible, but avid gardener Drew Raine loves a challenge and has a 12-foot papaya tree to show for it. Drew has also been growing mango, kumquats, limes, and grapefruit for more than 10 years - all without a greenhouse. Relying on containers that he can move indoors in cold weather, Drew has maintained his connect…
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Are Ontario politicians over-coached? Then, after several disruptions can the Ontario film and TV industry bounce back? Why are so many young voters gravitating to conservative politics, and the pros and cons of drug decriminalization. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.TVO | Steve Paikin tarafından oluşturuldu
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Decriminalizing small amounts of illicit drugs is supposed to light a path to treatment for users and de-stigmatize addiction. But has harm reduction actually been achieved? The pilot decriminalization project in B.C. - in effect since January 2023 - has hit a snag due to concerns over public safety. Meanwhile, Toronto has been waiting two years fo…
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The Conservative Party's support among young people appears to be on the rise. What's drawing them to the party, does that echo trends elsewhere in the world, where parties on the right are appealing to the youth vote? Have tough economic times and social media brought a whole new generation of voters to the conservative fold? See omnystudio.com/li…
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After film and television productions in Ontario finally dropped their pandemic testing protocols, they were hit with another setback. When writers and actors went on strike in the United States last summer many American productions that film in Ontario were forced to shut down. As a result, the economic impact of film and TV in our province took a…
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The Horseshoe Hill train crash in Caledon, Ont., killed seven people on September 3, 1907. It affected countless families across Ontario but it also brought some good. A group of women used the tragedy to bring Orangeville its first hospital. In this episode of Living History, we'll visit the site of the wreck, see the old railway roadbed, explore …
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When politicians hold a news conference to make an important announcement, then take questions from reporters, only to not answer the questions, then what? Four guests from all sides of the experience join Steve Paikin to discuss whether ministers and other politicians are being over-prepared for their public interactions. See omnystudio.com/listen…
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