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Author and journalist Eternity Martis joins host Nam Kiwanuka to discuss her experience as a Black undergraduate at Western University. Her memoir, They Said This Would Be Fun: Race, Campus Life, and Growing Up, was published in March.
Alberta Conservative MP Glen Motz debates Ontario Liberal MP Marco Mendicino debates about legislation to tighten regulations around gun ownership, and whether new rules are strict enough to prevent illegal firearms from being used in violent crimes.
Under the Family Managed Home Care program, parents can choose their children’s caregivers. But reporter Meagan Gillmore speaks to families who say the province is limiting their options — and that their children are paying the price.
Last week, Steve Paikin composed a snarky reply to a critic on Twitter and was about to hit send — but then he thought twice. What followed taught him a lesson about civility and compassion.
Tonight on TVO
8 p.m. — The Agenda in the Summer: Battling a superbug
Steffanie Strathdee is an epidemiologist. Her husband, Thomas Patterson, is an evolutionary sociobiologist. But this couple’s expertise was no match for an antibiotic-resistant superbug that nearly killed Patterson. They talk to host Nam Kiwanuka about his treatment and recovery — the topic of their book, The Perfect Predator.
9 p.m. — Brilliant Ideas: The iconic public sculpture art of Jaume Plensa
Barcelona-born artist Jaume Plensa’s massive sculptures adorn public squares in such cities as Calgary, New York, Rio de Janeiro, and Tokyo. His Crown Fountain has been a centrepiece in Chicago’s Millennium Park since 2004. This film shows how each of his public sculptures expresses something about the city in which it sits.