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The Queen’s only sibling, her younger sister, became known for her unconventional life, her many romantic affairs, and a scandalous divorce. This documentary depicts Princess Margaret’s life as she stepped out of the shadow of the monarchy and rebelliously chose her own path.
Created by the federal government in 2002, the Nuclear Waste Management Organization has started reaching out to landowners in Bruce County with hopes to pick a site for spent nuclear waste by 2023. TVO.org’s John Michael McGrath investigates why the process takes as long as it does, why it’s needed, and the plans to expropriate the land — some of which belongs to First Nations.
The heckling. The grandstanding. You might think that question period at Queen’s Park is just a place for politicians with bad manners to mouth off. But #onpoli podcast co-host John Michael McGrath goes beyond the insults and shouting matches to explain how the daily proceedings work, why the parties employ specific tactics, and what role this legislative tradition plays in provincial democracy.
Former first ministers Kathleen Wynne and Alison Redford, along with Kate Graham, a former Ontario Liberal candidate, talk to Steve Paikin about the role women play in government and why it’s so difficult for them to ascend to power and stay there.
Filmmaker Deeyah Khan goes to the front lines of the race wars in America. In this Emmy award-winning documentary, she interviews fascists, white supremacists, and proponents of alt-right ideologies. From Jeff Schoep, leader of the largest U.S. neo-Nazi organization, to Breitbart darling Richard Spencer, Khan tries to look past the hateful rhetoric to see if a human connection is possible.
With cities across Canada declaring climate emergencies, this episode of The Science Café is a reminder of how long environmental scientists have been sounding the alarm on the health of our planet. Attendees of an "Environmental Conference" at the Ontario Science Centre almost 30 years ago comment on the need for personal, governmental, and industrial change. “We need to mobilize all sectors of society at this time. From the arts and media, from the scientific and technical, from the non-governmental community, from the industrial sector, it's a total mobilization,” says Noel Brown of the United Nations Environmental Program. “It's a new challenge to us. But I am encouraged that we may be approaching a consensual moment on this Earth, where suddenly the world appears to be saying the same thing.”