The Agenda reviews its week of programming.
May 17, 2019 - 16:37

Steve Paikin

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What's on This Week

  • Mon
    May 20
    Disappearing Insects; The Most Hated Fish
    The Agenda examines the main drivers of insect decline across the world and the consequences that lie ahead if the trend is not reversed. Then, environmental journalist and author Andrew Reeves provides a behind-the-scenes look at the heart of the Asian carp crisis in North America.
  • Tue
    May 21
    Female Premiers' Short Tenures; A Candid Politician
    The Agenda invites two former female premiers - Alison Redford and Kathleen Wynne - to discuss why women still face challenges in politics, especially when it comes to re-election. Then, George Smitherman, once a high-profile Ontario politician, shares the triumphs and missteps of his personal and political life.
  • Wed
    May 22
    Rescuing Holocaust Survivors; A Reckoning with History
    The Agenda discusses The Tailor Project, a largely unknown episode in Canada's history that brought more than 2,000 people - including more than 1,000 Jewish tailors - from displaced persons camps in Europe to Canada. Then, award-winning illustrator Nora Krug discusses her latest work which uncovers her family's participation in the Second World War.
  • Thu
    May 23
    Rebalancing Opportunity in the GTA; Extremism in Canada
    A new United Way report confirms that age, immigration status, gender, and race act as barriers to success in the GTA. The Agenda takes a closer look at these findings and potential solutions. Then, examining the rising racial tensions fuelling white nationalism and right-wing extremism across the country.
  • Fri
    May 24
    A Father/Son Sports Legacy; Ontario Hubs; The Agenda's Week
    Paul and Dave Beeston discuss their successes in baseball and what it's like to share a career in the game as father and son. Ontario Hubs journalists discuss stories from around the province. And, The Agenda reviews its week of programming.