Hockey Hall-of-Famer Leonard Patrick “Red” Kelly died Thursday at age 91. Kelly won eight Stanley Cups. He also served as member of Parliament for the riding of York West from 1962 to 1965 — while still a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Steve Paikin wrote about Kelly’s life and legacy just after he turned 90 in 2017.
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The Digital Publishing Awards has announced its nominees list for 2019, and TVO is pleased to have received two nods! TVO.org’s Chantal Braganza received a nomination in the Best Column category for her writing on social issues, along with Sarah Sweet for editing the columns. And a huge congratulations to Kathy Vey, executive producer of digital content, who will receive this year’s Digital Publishing Leadership award for her career contributions to online journalism.
In the 1970s, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission set programming standards for Canadian content to help boost the profile of Canadian musicians and filmmakers alongside their higher-budget cohorts to the south. But with global streaming services such as Netflix and Apple on the scene, can Canadians continue to compete? The Agenda discusses the future of CanCon in this new digital landscape.
The Ford government’s recent changes to the Ontario Student Assistance Program will have some students relying more on repayable loans than grants to fund their education. Ontario Hubs assistant editor H.G. Watson surveyed a few students to find out if their school and career goals have changed under this new funding model. “I'm either going to have to get another job [or] apply for more bursaries and grants,” says one student. “It's not completely set me off of my initial path, but it's creating doubt.”
Broadcasting from Queen’s University in Kingston, CJRC Radio has cultivated an unlikely listener demographic: inmates from nearby correctional facilities. Eastern Ontario Hub reporter David Rockne Corrigan writes about how the station’s monthly phone-in show, Calls from Home, has become a lifeline for families and friends with loved ones in prison — not only by keeping them in touch, but by relaying important information about prison policies on family visits.
Tonight on TVO
8 p.m. The Agenda: Taking action on mental health on campus
A rising demand for mental health care services on campuses across Ontario has administrations grappling with which services are most needed, and how best to implement them. The Agenda speaks to representatives from Queen’s University, McMaster University, and the University of Guelph to discuss why it’s time to go beyond just an awareness of the problem to find viable solutions.
From the Archives
January 11, 1996 - Is the internet here to stay?
Today it may seem as though our whole lives take place online. But back in the nascent days of the internet, people thought this possibility was more likely hype than a good plan. Part of that assumption was because nobody could figure out how the internet could be regulated — a theme that lingers to this day in discussions about digital communications. In this Studio 2 segment from 1996, Steve Paikin talks to two online trailblazers of the time: Cory Doctorow and Bill Washburn. They debate the viability of online content and whether the internet would catch on.