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Ontario is experiencing a surge in suspected drug-toxicity deaths. Northeastern Ontario reporter Nick Dunne spoke with front-line harm-reduction workers fighting to save lives during a pandemic. He joins The Agenda to discuss.
Howard Carter's 1922 discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb made headlines around the world, but many of the pharaoh's priceless goods disappeared into museum basements and archives across Egypt. Now, all 5,398 objects are reunited at the new Grand Egyptian Museum.
As Ontarians head to pools and beaches to beat the heat, lifeguards are going back to basics to protect swimmers — and themselves. Hamilton and Niagara reporter Justin Chandler speaks to those charged with giving mouth-to-mouth in a pandemic.
Columnist Matt Gurney thinks most kids will go back to school in the fall. But will the teachers? “I am starting to wonder whether we may begin to see some further disputes between those unions and the government,” he writes. “The Tories’ back-to-school plan is being roundly criticized. With a month to go before classes resume, one has to wonder what is still in store for us.”
Tonight on TVO
8 p.m. — The Agenda in the Summer: Rhythms of memory, redemption, and change
Director Sergio Navarretta's The Cuban is about an Afghan pre-med student's relationship with a patient suffering from Alzheimer's. Navarretta and Oscar-winning actor Louis Gossett Jr. join host Nam Kiwanuka to discuss the film — and what it says about how we treat the elderly.
9 p.m. — Extraordinary Women: Martha Gellhorn
Martha Gellhorn became a war correspondent when her lover, Ernest Hemingway, urged her to file a report from Madrid during the Spanish Civil War. She wrote about the innocent victims: civilians who lived in daily fear. It was the beginning of a remarkable career.