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The #onpoli podcast is taking a week off but Steve Paikin and John Michael McGrath make a guest appearance on On Docs for TVO’s first podcast crossover episode. They discuss the landmark 1978 political documentary The Art of the Possible with host Colin Ellis.
British singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse established herself as a musical force in the early 2000s. A pop star with soul — often described as reminiscent of Sarah Vaughan and Billie Holiday — she was a rare talent whose appeal crossed cultural and demographic boundaries. In this documentary, learn about the woman behind the headlines — and about the inner demons that led to her death at just 27.
Brit Ellis of Toronto's Blu Hummingbird Beadwork shares her contemporary take on the traditional art form of beading and explains how it has provided her with a cultural connection that has changed her life.
In 1879, Emily Stowe was criminally charged with administering poisons to induce a miscarriage. Crime writer Nate Hendley describes how — a century before the Supreme Court of Canada grappled with the issue of abortion legislation — the courtroom battle that followed was marked by sexism, hypocrisy, and gross incompetence.
Any widespread restart of the economy depends on schools reopening. Right now, argues columnist Matt Gurney, Ontario doesn’t really have a plan.
Tonight on TVO
8 p.m. — The Agenda: A Canadian music icon’s recovery
Séan McCann is a founding member of Great Big Sea with a deep, dark secret — and it drove him to a lifestyle filled with partying and alcohol. After he married Andrea Aragon and became a father, he was often absent from family life. In One Good Reason: A Memoir of Addiction and Recovery, Music and Love, the couple share their healing journey.
8:30 p.m. — Political Blind Date: Subways
This episode brings together Toronto city councillors Jim Karygiannis and Anthony Perruzza to discuss how to approach the politically fraught issue of building new subways.