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How has the pandemic altered social trust? And what does this reveal about human nature, for good or ill? The Agenda welcomes Steven Taylor, author of The Psychology of Pandemics, and Laura Spinney, author of Pale Rider: The Spanish Flu of 1918 and How It Changed the World, to examine the history and psychology of pandemics and their impact on social trust.
Becca, a young violinist, has struggled to find employment since graduating high school three years ago. Her Tourette's Syndrome presents in the form of uncontrollable roaring, which makes finding an accepting work environment a challenge. Riley is passionate about making pizza. He has a form of autism spectrum disorder and finds job interviews difficult.
London’s Dreams Come True Music Studio welcomes participants of all ages and all abilities. Leslie Garrett writes about how the group is keeping their program going with virtual performances.
Tonight on TVO
8 p.m. — The Agenda: What does defunding the police actually mean?
In the past few weeks, there have been calls in jurisdictions across North America to defund police. To discuss what that would mean in Canada, The Agenda welcomes Michael Bryant, executive director of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association; Akwasi Owusu-Bempah, an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Toronto; and Lori Anne Thomas, a criminal defence lawyer at Thomas Defence.
9 p.m. — Fake or Fortune: Delaroche
The team investigates a mysterious unsigned painting in Castle of Park, a grand house in Aberdeenshire now run as a bed and breakfast. The owner's late husband, an art dealer, believed it was a lost masterpiece by 19th-century French artist Paul Delaroche.