The promise, reality, and future of the internet. Should ultra-wealthy people share their good fortune? And, former conservative cabinet minister Hugh Segal talks about his lifelong fight for those experiencing poverty. The Agenda looks back on top stories from the week.
December 13, 2019 - 15:58
- December 13, 2019 - 4:26Shelby Lisk discusses her participation in a Ottawa meeting of non-Indigenous people reading and talking about the MMIWG final report. The gatherings foster understanding of issues facing Indigenous people in Canada.
- December 13, 2019 - 33:50The recipients of the inaugural Metcalf awards for the performing arts join Steve Paikin to discuss their work.
- December 12, 2019 - 10:53Steve Paikin talks to Elisa Citterio, the new director of Tafelmusik.
- December 12, 2019 - 21:05The Agenda welcomes Michael Bridge and Kornel Wolak, who play a unique blend of baroque, classical, folk, and contemporary music.
- December 12, 2019 - 25:00Actors Louise Pitri and Jayne Lewis discuss their roles as superstars Edith Piaf and Marlena Dietrich.
- December 11, 2019 - 28:03Military historian Ted Barris discussses his book, "Rush to Danger: Medics in the Line of Fire."
- December 11, 2019 - 26:52The Agenda discusses ideas for improving math scores in Ontario schools, even as job action is happening.
- December 10, 2019 - 22:42The Agenda welcomes Hugh Segal to discuss his book "Boot Straps Need Boots: One Tory's Lonely FIght to End Poverty in Canada."
- December 10, 2019 - 31:34Since its inception 50 years ago, has the internet delivered what it promised? And what can be suggested about its future?
Kathleen Wynne was Ontario’s first female premier and Canada’s first openly LGBTQ premier. Now her portrait is making history at the legislature.
What's on This Week
MonDec 16Volunteering in Canada; A Goaltending GreatThe Agenda explores some of the reasons that volunteerism is on the decline in Canada, how that's affecting non-profit and charitable organizations, and what can be done to boost participation. Then, Toronto sports journalist Dan Robson looks back on the life of legendary Toronto Maple Leaf Johnny Bower.
TueDec 17Understanding Generosity; Michael CorenThe Agenda looks at why charitable giving feels harder for some than for others. Then, columnist and author Michael Coren discusses his new book "Reclaiming Faith: Inclusion, Grace, and Tolerance."
WedDec 18Generational Showdown; Stamping Out 'Rigged' ElectionsThe Agenda unpacks what's behind the "OK Boomer" meme that depicts the divide between millennials and older generations. Then, Progressive Conservative MPP Belinda Karahalios discusses her private member's bill that she hopes will bring transparency to internal political party elections.
ThuDec 19Cinema Vs. Streaming; Remembering PrinceThe Agenda explores the changing nature of the cinematic experience and how movie theatres are coping with the pressures brought on by streaming platforms such as Amazon, Netflix, Apple TV+, HBO, and Disney+. Then, Dan Piepenbring discusses what it was like to help pen the memoir of musical icon Prince.
FriDec 20Artisanal Distilling; Labatt's History; Emily's HouseThe Agenda discusses artisanal distilling in Canada. Then Matthew Bellamy talks about his book, "Brewed in the North: A History of Labatt's." Ontario Hubs field producer Jeyan Jeganathan visits Emily's House a remarkable palliative-care centre for children. And, The Agenda reviews its week of programming.