March 2019 Primetime Schedule
Coast New Zealand
Ep. 6 - Far North
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Acclaimed historian, Neil Oliver is joined by a team of local experts to celebrate New Zealand's unique history, people, archaeology, geography and wildlife in this stunning new series. Shot with the trademark Coast award-winning cinematography, this series transports viewers to a picturesque paradise. With a wealth of intriguing tales and inspiring locations to draw from, this is a fun and informative tour of a remarkable coastline.
The Agenda with Steve Paikin
Prized Non-fiction; Ontario Hubs; The Agenda's Week
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The Agenda welcomes the nominees for this year's RBC Taylor Prize for Canadian non-fiction to discuss their books. Then, Ontario Hubs journalists discuss stories from around the province. And, The Agenda reviews its week of programming.
Heartbeat
Ep. 2 - She's Leaving Home
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Dr. Summerbee is the target of a smear campaign after she prescribes birth control pills to a teenager. Meanwhile, the girl's boyfriend is on the run from the law.
Borgen
Ep. 1 - 89,000 Children
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A year has passed since our last glimpse of Birgitte Nyborg, who has been Prime Minister for almost two years now. She has become a respected politician. She visits soldiers stationed in Afghanistan when their encampment comes under attack, claiming the lives of several soldiers. Katrine Fønsmark, now a reporter at the Ekspres, approaches the father of one of the fallen soldiers in order to write a story with a personal angle. Kasper Juul divides his time between his job and his new girlfriend.
The Agenda with Steve Paikin
Prized Non-fiction; Ontario Hubs; The Agenda's Week
repeat
The Agenda welcomes the nominees for this year's RBC Taylor Prize for Canadian non-fiction to discuss their books. Then, Ontario Hubs journalists discuss stories from around the province. And, The Agenda reviews its week of programming.
Heartbeat
Ep. 2 - She's Leaving Home
repeat
14+
Dr. Summerbee is the target of a smear campaign after she prescribes birth control pills to a teenager. Meanwhile, the girl's boyfriend is on the run from the law.
Borgen
Ep. 1 - 89,000 Children
repeat
14+
A year has passed since our last glimpse of Birgitte Nyborg, who has been Prime Minister for almost two years now. She has become a respected politician. She visits soldiers stationed in Afghanistan when their encampment comes under attack, claiming the lives of several soldiers. Katrine Fønsmark, now a reporter at the Ekspres, approaches the father of one of the fallen soldiers in order to write a story with a personal angle. Kasper Juul divides his time between his job and his new girlfriend.
Golden Girl
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Golden Girl is a film about Frida Wallberg's life as a professional boxer - about dreaming big, and the brutal reality of it. This is not a sports film - but a look at the personal cost of being driven to fulfill one's potential.
National Geographic
Breakthrough: Decoding the Brain
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The human brain is the most complex object in the known universe: three pounds of tissue that somehow leads to all the triumphs and sorrows of the human race. After millennia of speculation about what goes on inside our heads, we now have the tools to explore its deepest reaches. These tools are leading to significant discoveries that may shed light on the mystery of consciousness, free thousands from comas and afflictions such as epilepsy, and offer relief to people haunted by trauma.
National Geographic
Breakthrough: Water Apocalypse
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Planet Earth is often called "The Blue Marble". From space, it practically glows with a bright blue hue and swirls of white clouds. From a distance, it appears to be full to the brim with water. It's not until you take a closer look that you discover that despite its surface being covered with water, there is very little water to drink. Saltwater oceans dominate 97% of the water on Earth. Glaciers at our polar caps lock up 2% of our fresh water. Our population of 7 billion people and millions of animal species share just 1% of the water available on our planet. With climate change savaging weather systems and our population steadily rising, scientists and engineers all over the world are struggling to create local solutions for the growing global water problem.
National Geographic
Wild 24 - Ep. 3 - Brazil: Deadly Paradise
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Ravaged by the heat, deadly predators such as jaguars and caimans clash with prey around shrinking pools of water.
Atikokan Calming Project
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As Ontario Hubs field producer Jeyan Jeganathan discovers, Ontario teachers are creating relaxing learning environments to keep students focused. Two passionate teachers in Atikokan use scented diffusers, fidget toys, and dim lighting to create a "soothing" classroom to accommodate pupils with diverse needs.
Simon Reeve's Sacred Rivers
Ep. 1 - The Nile
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Simon Reeve travels along the Nile, the world's longest river, from the holy source of the Blue Nile in the Ethiopian highlands, through the desert of Sudan and onwards through Egypt to the Mediterranean Sea. The river has forged some of our earliest civilisations and influenced some of our greatest religions. But with populations along its banks rising fast, Nile countries are demanding an ever-greater share of the sacred waters, threatening the stability of the entire region.
Bobby Sands: 66 Days
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The film combines a powerful mosaic of archival materials, reconstructions and the illuminating accounts of former prisoners, commentators and key players in the drama. With Sands's evocative prison diary at its core, the film brings fresh insight to an iconic figure who single-handedly created a transformative moment in Ireland's history that had global aftershocks.
Trouble in the Peace
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When livestock begin dying and people become mysteriously ill after gas leaks in Peace River Country in northwestern Canada, a series of bombs are set off on the pipelines in reaction. The film follows Karl Mattson, an enigmatic and reclusive cowboy, as he struggles to make sense of what's happening to his town and the people in it.
National Geographic
Wild 24 - Ep. 3 - Brazil: Deadly Paradise
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Ravaged by the heat, deadly predators such as jaguars and caimans clash with prey around shrinking pools of water.
Church Conversions
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Facing shrinking congregations and mounting repair costs, many churches are downsizing and vacating their buildings. Ontario Hubs field producer Jeyan Jeganathan travels to Kingston, Hamilton, and Niagara-on-the-Lake, where people are finding new ways to use old churches, from business to brewing.
Bobby Sands: 66 Days
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The film combines a powerful mosaic of archival materials, reconstructions and the illuminating accounts of former prisoners, commentators and key players in the drama. With Sands's evocative prison diary at its core, the film brings fresh insight to an iconic figure who single-handedly created a transformative moment in Ireland's history that had global aftershocks.
Trouble in the Peace
repeat
dv
When livestock begin dying and people become mysteriously ill after gas leaks in Peace River Country in northwestern Canada, a series of bombs are set off on the pipelines in reaction. The film follows Karl Mattson, an enigmatic and reclusive cowboy, as he struggles to make sense of what's happening to his town and the people in it.
My First 150 Days
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This documentary follows the Banico family, newly arrived from the Philippines, during their first 150 days in Toronto, capturing the emotional journey of starting fresh in a new land. When she departed her rural village for Canada nearly a decade ago, Melona Banico left her family behind. Now, she is sponsoring her three children and a grandson as immigrants.
My First 150 Days
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This documentary follows the Banico family, newly arrived from the Philippines, during their first 150 days in Toronto, capturing the emotional journey of starting fresh in a new land. When she departed her rural village for Canada nearly a decade ago, Melona Banico left her family behind. Now, she is sponsoring her three children and a grandson as immigrants.
National Geographic
Secrets of the Giant Manta Ray
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A remote marine sanctuary in Indonesia is home to some of the greatest biodiversity on the planet, including the mysterious giant manta ray. Join scientists on a mission to tag pregnant and juvenile mantas and then track them to one of the fabled manta nurseries that are so crucial to their survival.
Rivers with Jeremy Paxman
Ep. 1 - River Tweed
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On the Tweed, Jeremy Paxman tries to shear Cheviot sheep, tags osprey chicks, visits Merlin's grave, investigates the famous border ballads, and tracks down the People's Front for the Liberation of Berwick.
Walls to Bridges
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By taking part in the Walls to Bridges program, inmates can earn university credits (and gain confidence) in mixed classes with undergraduate students. Ontario Hubs field producer Jeyan Jeganathan visits the Grand Valley Institution for Women in Kitchener, and also meets a woman who credits the program for helping her put her life on track after her release.
Political Blind Date
Ep 3 - Taxes
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The political cliché is that Liberals tax and spend, and Conservatives cut taxes and services. But is it true? PEI Liberal MP Wayne Easter believes that the tax policies of the Trudeau government are helping Canadians prosper, but Ontario Conservative MP and Deputy Leader Lisa Raitt thinks that money should be left in people's pockets to spend as they see fit.
City Wildlife Rescue
Ep. 9
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The medical team tries desperately to save an opossums badly injured toe. But once in surgery it looks like an amputation is the only viable solution. And Toronto wildlife centre's own turtles hatchlings seems ready for release, when the rehab team gets some disturbing information about the size of other wild baby turtles.
Unarmed Verses
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Named the Best Canadian Feature Documentary at Hot Docs 2017, Charles Officer's film is a thoughtful and vivid portrait of a community facing imposed relocation from their Toronto neighbourhood. At the centre of the story is an astute and luminous 12-year-old Black girl whose poignant observations about life, the soul, and the power of art give voice to those rarely heard in society.
Beauty
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Filmmaker Christina Willings explores the lives of five gender-creative kids, each uniquely engaged in shaping their ideas of what it means to be fully human. Playful, goofy, loving and brave, each of these remarkable children has found their own way to break free and show the world what it really means to be your true self.
National Geographic
Secrets of the Giant Manta Ray
repeat
A remote marine sanctuary in Indonesia is home to some of the greatest biodiversity on the planet, including the mysterious giant manta ray. Join scientists on a mission to tag pregnant and juvenile mantas and then track them to one of the fabled manta nurseries that are so crucial to their survival.
Rivers with Jeremy Paxman
Ep. 1 - River Tweed
repeat
On the Tweed, Jeremy Paxman tries to shear Cheviot sheep, tags osprey chicks, visits Merlin's grave, investigates the famous border ballads, and tracks down the People's Front for the Liberation of Berwick.
Political Blind Date
Ep 3 - Taxes
repeat
dv
The political cliché is that Liberals tax and spend, and Conservatives cut taxes and services. But is it true? PEI Liberal MP Wayne Easter believes that the tax policies of the Trudeau government are helping Canadians prosper, but Ontario Conservative MP and Deputy Leader Lisa Raitt thinks that money should be left in people's pockets to spend as they see fit.
City Wildlife Rescue
Ep. 9
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The medical team tries desperately to save an opossums badly injured toe. But once in surgery it looks like an amputation is the only viable solution. And Toronto wildlife centre's own turtles hatchlings seems ready for release, when the rehab team gets some disturbing information about the size of other wild baby turtles.
The Apology
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More than 200,000 women and girls across Asia were forced into sexual slavery by the Imperial Japanese Army during the Second World War. Now in their 80s and 90s, these former comfort women are demanding an official apology from a reluctant Japanese government. This documentary follows the heartwrenching and transformative journeys of Grandma Gil in South Korea, Grandma Cao in China, and Grandma Adela in the Philippines as they confront their painful past.
NFB Shorts
Hungu
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Under the African sun, a child walks in the desert with his kin. Death is prowling, but a mother's soul resurrected by music will return strength and life to the child when he becomes a man. Inspired by the grace and raw beauty of African rock paintings, Nicolas Brault paints a story without borders, with the humanity and elegance of a universal narrator.
The Agenda with Steve Paikin
Prized Non-fiction; Ontario Hubs; The Agenda's Week
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The Agenda welcomes the nominees for this year's RBC Taylor Prize for Canadian non-fiction to discuss their books. Then, Ontario Hubs journalists discuss stories from around the province. And, The Agenda reviews its week of programming.
Time Team
Ep. 5 - Warriors
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Tony and the team work with veterans of the war in Afghanistan, investigating the ancient Barrow Clump on Salisbury Plain, where they discover burials from 2000BC and rare Saxon finds.
The Agenda with Steve Paikin
Redefining Health; Optimizing Health Care through Innovation
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The Agenda discusses new ways of assessing human health and how that could lead to radical change in health care delivery in Ontario. Then, can a focus on innovation help cure what's ailing Ontario's health-care system and save money in the process?
The Dictator's Playbook
Ep. 1 - Kim Il Sung
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A look at the methods used by Kim il Sung to transform North Korea into the most controlled society on Earth. After taking power in 1950, Kim's regime attempted to shape every aspect of its citizens' lives, down to their very perception of reality. Today, his grandson Kim Jung Un maintains the family tradition of wielding absolute power and brainwashing citizens to believe that the Kims are gods, and that they live in a paradise on Earth
Suffragettes Forever: The Story of Women and Power
Ep. 1 - Suffragettes Forever: The Story of Women and Power
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In this provocative three part series Professor Amanda Vickery tells the story of the long war to give women an equal share of power in Britain. It was the Edwardian suffragettes who won the vote but Amanda Vickery reveals that they were part of a much longer struggle that had been going on since the 18th century. She shows how bloody revolution, working class radicals, love-struck philosophers, campaigners in the sex industry and even the humble bicycle all played their part in tackling the most enduring social injustice. It 19s a story that puts the battle for the vote at the turn of the twentieth century in its true context and Vickery argues, it 19s a war that 19s still going on today. In this groundbreaking series Amanda Vickery, with her characteristic enthusiasm, takes us across Britain and deep into the corridors of power, bringing to life the heroic women and (a few men) brave enough to demand equality for all.
The Agenda with Steve Paikin
Redefining Health; Optimizing Health Care through Innovation
repeat
The Agenda discusses new ways of assessing human health and how that could lead to radical change in health care delivery in Ontario. Then, can a focus on innovation help cure what's ailing Ontario's health-care system and save money in the process?
The Dictator's Playbook
Ep. 1 - Kim Il Sung
repeat
A look at the methods used by Kim il Sung to transform North Korea into the most controlled society on Earth. After taking power in 1950, Kim's regime attempted to shape every aspect of its citizens' lives, down to their very perception of reality. Today, his grandson Kim Jung Un maintains the family tradition of wielding absolute power and brainwashing citizens to believe that the Kims are gods, and that they live in a paradise on Earth
Suffragettes Forever: The Story of Women and Power
Ep. 1 - Suffragettes Forever: The Story of Women and Power
repeat
In this provocative three part series Professor Amanda Vickery tells the story of the long war to give women an equal share of power in Britain. It was the Edwardian suffragettes who won the vote but Amanda Vickery reveals that they were part of a much longer struggle that had been going on since the 18th century. She shows how bloody revolution, working class radicals, love-struck philosophers, campaigners in the sex industry and even the humble bicycle all played their part in tackling the most enduring social injustice. It 19s a story that puts the battle for the vote at the turn of the twentieth century in its true context and Vickery argues, it 19s a war that 19s still going on today. In this groundbreaking series Amanda Vickery, with her characteristic enthusiasm, takes us across Britain and deep into the corridors of power, bringing to life the heroic women and (a few men) brave enough to demand equality for all.
Time Team
Ep. 5 - Warriors
repeat
Tony and the team work with veterans of the war in Afghanistan, investigating the ancient Barrow Clump on Salisbury Plain, where they discover burials from 2000BC and rare Saxon finds.
Ontario Hubs
The Future of Beekeeping
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The Agenda heads to Niagara College to see its beekeeping program, which will graduate its first students this year. Ontario Hubs field producer Jeyan Jeganathan looks at how the industry is evolving and, more importantly, growing in Ontario.
Question Period
Question Period: Monday, March 4, 2019
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Discussions at Queen's Park today.
Greatest Tank Battles
Michael Wittman: Greatest Tank Ace
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Michael Wittmann - the most decorated tank ace in history - fought at Kursk and in Normandy - and in many of the greatest tank battles of all time.
Greatest Tank Battles
Michael Wittman: Greatest Tank Ace
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Michael Wittmann - the most decorated tank ace in history - fought at Kursk and in Normandy - and in many of the greatest tank battles of all time.
The Agenda with Steve Paikin
Redefining Health; Optimizing Health Care through Innovation
repeat
The Agenda discusses new ways of assessing human health and how that could lead to radical change in health care delivery in Ontario. Then, can a focus on innovation help cure what's ailing Ontario's health-care system and save money in the process?
The Blue Realm
Ep. 1 - Toxic Invaders
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They're beautiful - and deadly, with venomous spines that resemble a lion's mane. They're lionfish, a tropical reef species normally found in the Indo-Pacific. Now, they're wreaking havoc in the Caribbean and Atlantic - all thought to have descended from a handful of aquarium fish carelessly released into the sea. In these regions, they are potentially a greater threat to coral reefs and commercial fish populations than global warming or pollution.
The Agenda with Steve Paikin
Inside the Animal Mind; The Science of Food
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The Agenda examines why scientists are changing how they think about animal cognition and emotion. Then, Marion Nestle discusses her book, "Unsavory Truth: How Food Companies Skew the Science of What We Eat."
Political Blind Date
Ep 3 - Taxes
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The political cliché is that Liberals tax and spend, and Conservatives cut taxes and services. But is it true? PEI Liberal MP Wayne Easter believes that the tax policies of the Trudeau government are helping Canadians prosper, but Ontario Conservative MP and Deputy Leader Lisa Raitt thinks that money should be left in people's pockets to spend as they see fit.
The Great Canadian Tax Dodge
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This film examines the issue of tax avoidance, exposing how corporations and wealthy individuals use offshore tax havens to manage their finances to minimize their taxes, while placing Canadian tax dodging in a global context.
19 Days
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A unique look at the global migration crisis and the early stages of resettlement, this documentary follows several refugee families from Syria, Sudan, Burundi and elsewhere during their first 19 days in Canada at the Margaret Chisholm Resettlement Centre in Calgary.
The Agenda with Steve Paikin
Inside the Animal Mind; The Science of Food
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The Agenda examines why scientists are changing how they think about animal cognition and emotion. Then, Marion Nestle discusses her book, "Unsavory Truth: How Food Companies Skew the Science of What We Eat."
Political Blind Date
Ep 3 - Taxes
repeat
dv
The political cliché is that Liberals tax and spend, and Conservatives cut taxes and services. But is it true? PEI Liberal MP Wayne Easter believes that the tax policies of the Trudeau government are helping Canadians prosper, but Ontario Conservative MP and Deputy Leader Lisa Raitt thinks that money should be left in people's pockets to spend as they see fit.
The Great Canadian Tax Dodge
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This film examines the issue of tax avoidance, exposing how corporations and wealthy individuals use offshore tax havens to manage their finances to minimize their taxes, while placing Canadian tax dodging in a global context.
19 Days
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A unique look at the global migration crisis and the early stages of resettlement, this documentary follows several refugee families from Syria, Sudan, Burundi and elsewhere during their first 19 days in Canada at the Margaret Chisholm Resettlement Centre in Calgary.
The Blue Realm
Ep. 1 - Toxic Invaders
repeat
They're beautiful - and deadly, with venomous spines that resemble a lion's mane. They're lionfish, a tropical reef species normally found in the Indo-Pacific. Now, they're wreaking havoc in the Caribbean and Atlantic - all thought to have descended from a handful of aquarium fish carelessly released into the sea. In these regions, they are potentially a greater threat to coral reefs and commercial fish populations than global warming or pollution.
Question Period
Question Period: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
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Discussions at Queen's Park today.
Greatest Tank Battles
Canadian Tank Battles in Italy
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May 1944: Canadian tanks begin their final push to drive the Germans from Italy. At each step, over rugged mountains and through steep valleys, the Canadians confront Hitler's elite Panzers - at the Melfa river, on the Trasimene Line, in the formidable Gothic Line, finally battering their way into the Po Valley.
The Agenda with Steve Paikin
Inside the Animal Mind; The Science of Food
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The Agenda examines why scientists are changing how they think about animal cognition and emotion. Then, Marion Nestle discusses her book, "Unsavory Truth: How Food Companies Skew the Science of What We Eat."
Impossible Engineering
Ep. 4 -International Space Station
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ISS is hosting a new- wave of experiments and the station is being reconfigured to be able to dock a new fleet of private space craft, which will not only supply cargo, but will also, deliver astronauts.
The Agenda with Steve Paikin
Northern Gold; Mining Relationships with First Nations
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The Agenda examines the role gold played in building the northern Ontario city of Timmins - the subject of "Northern Gold," a TVO Original documentary series premiering tonight at 9 p.m. Then, examining partnerships between First Nations and the mining industry. And, Ontario Hubs field producer Jeyan Jeganathan visits Thunder Bay to learn how remote mining works.
Northern Gold
Ep 1 - A Fortune Found
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Drawn to the area's newly discovered gold deposits, the immigrants that helped found the city of Timmins, Ontario faced immense prejudice and discrimination. This treatment led to the controversial practice of highgrading during the Golden Age of mining in the 1920s-40s. As miners continued to work in hazardous conditions, northern Ontario gold fueled the economic boom in the south. Coarse Language.
Northern Gold
Ep 2 - After the Rush
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As the city of Timmins grew, miners fought successfully to improve their working conditions. Today, the city faces an uncertain future as mines close down. Multi-generational mining families like the Turcottes continue to work below ground - mining is in their blood. As the city evolves, local Indigenous communities are embracing new possibilities with hope and resilience. Coarse Language.
The Agenda with Steve Paikin
Northern Gold; Mining Relationships with First Nations
repeat
The Agenda examines the role gold played in building the northern Ontario city of Timmins - the subject of "Northern Gold," a TVO Original documentary series premiering tonight at 9 p.m. Then, examining partnerships between First Nations and the mining industry. And, Ontario Hubs field producer Jeyan Jeganathan visits Thunder Bay to learn how remote mining works.
Northern Gold
Ep 1 - A Fortune Found
repeat
Drawn to the area's newly discovered gold deposits, the immigrants that helped found the city of Timmins, Ontario faced immense prejudice and discrimination. This treatment led to the controversial practice of highgrading during the Golden Age of mining in the 1920s-40s. As miners continued to work in hazardous conditions, northern Ontario gold fueled the economic boom in the south. Coarse Language.
Northern Gold
Ep 2 - After the Rush
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As the city of Timmins grew, miners fought successfully to improve their working conditions. Today, the city faces an uncertain future as mines close down. Multi-generational mining families like the Turcottes continue to work below ground - mining is in their blood. As the city evolves, local Indigenous communities are embracing new possibilities with hope and resilience. Coarse Language.
Impossible Engineering
Ep. 4 -International Space Station
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ISS is hosting a new- wave of experiments and the station is being reconfigured to be able to dock a new fleet of private space craft, which will not only supply cargo, but will also, deliver astronauts.
Question Period
Question Period: Wednesday, March 6, 2019
new
Discussions at Queen's Park today.
Greatest Tank Battles
Vietnam Insurgency
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1965: American ground forces and Marine Corps tanks, land in South Vietnam, confident that conventional military might will defeat the Communist insurgency. But American Tankers quickly discover that even the power of armor cannot overcome the guerrilla tactics of the Viet Cong and the North Vietnamese Army.
The Agenda with Steve Paikin
Northern Gold; Mining Relationships with First Nations
repeat
The Agenda examines the role gold played in building the northern Ontario city of Timmins - the subject of "Northern Gold," a TVO Original documentary series premiering tonight at 9 p.m. Then, examining partnerships between First Nations and the mining industry. And, Ontario Hubs field producer Jeyan Jeganathan visits Thunder Bay to learn how remote mining works.
Victoria Falls: The Smoke That Thunders
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A tale of life on the Zambezi River, set against the epic backdrop of Victoria Falls. The story is told from the point of view of a local fisherman, Mr. White, who has fished these waters for 69 years, and whose riverside companions are elephants, baboons, hippos and kingfishers. Follow the fortunes of these animals through his eyes, and learn how their lives are ruled by the moods of the river and the rains.
The Agenda with Steve Paikin
Updating Federal Politics; Democracy in Russia?
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The Agenda offers up the lay-of-the-land in federal politics as the fallout from the SNC-Lavalin controversy continues. Then, Russian activist Vladimir Kara-Murza discusses his efforts to rid his country of corruption and embrace democracy.
Political Blind Date
Ep 4 - Indigenous Rights
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau vowed to transform the country's relationship with Indigenous peoples in Canada. But has any progress been made since his election? Ojibway Liberal MP, Don Rusnak, squares off with Cree NDP MP, Romeo Saganash, to examine the reality for Indigenous communities in Northern Ontario and Quebec.
City Wildlife Rescue
Ep. 10
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Toronto Wildlife Centre's rescue crew, team up with the ministry of natural resources to catch a coyote with mange who prefers to spend his time out in the open with people. It's the end of summer and that means baby cedar wax wings fill the aviaries at and the rehabilitation team is working around the clock to keep up with their feeding demands.
Chemical Weapons: An Insidious War
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Supported by exceptional archives, unpublished interviews and harrowing testimonies, this film, beyond breaking news, commemorates the centennial of the weapon of mass destruction. It acknowledges unprecedented international cooperation, and alerts to the need for increased vigilance of governments and the chemical industry. Toxic chemicals are dual-use and there is only one step from insecticide to weapons of mass destruction.
The Agenda with Steve Paikin
Updating Federal Politics; Democracy in Russia?
repeat
The Agenda offers up the lay-of-the-land in federal politics as the fallout from the SNC-Lavalin controversy continues. Then, Russian activist Vladimir Kara-Murza discusses his efforts to rid his country of corruption and embrace democracy.
Political Blind Date
Ep 4 - Indigenous Rights
repeat
dv
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau vowed to transform the country's relationship with Indigenous peoples in Canada. But has any progress been made since his election? Ojibway Liberal MP, Don Rusnak, squares off with Cree NDP MP, Romeo Saganash, to examine the reality for Indigenous communities in Northern Ontario and Quebec.
City Wildlife Rescue
Ep. 10
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dv
Toronto Wildlife Centre's rescue crew, team up with the ministry of natural resources to catch a coyote with mange who prefers to spend his time out in the open with people. It's the end of summer and that means baby cedar wax wings fill the aviaries at and the rehabilitation team is working around the clock to keep up with their feeding demands.
Chemical Weapons: An Insidious War
repeat
Supported by exceptional archives, unpublished interviews and harrowing testimonies, this film, beyond breaking news, commemorates the centennial of the weapon of mass destruction. It acknowledges unprecedented international cooperation, and alerts to the need for increased vigilance of governments and the chemical industry. Toxic chemicals are dual-use and there is only one step from insecticide to weapons of mass destruction.
Victoria Falls: The Smoke That Thunders
repeat
A tale of life on the Zambezi River, set against the epic backdrop of Victoria Falls. The story is told from the point of view of a local fisherman, Mr. White, who has fished these waters for 69 years, and whose riverside companions are elephants, baboons, hippos and kingfishers. Follow the fortunes of these animals through his eyes, and learn how their lives are ruled by the moods of the river and the rains.
Question Period
Question Period: Thursday, March 7, 2019
new
Discussions at Queen's Park today.
Greatest Tank Battles
Battle for Vietnam Armoured Attack
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1968: The Americans mobilize hundreds of tanks to help defeat Communist forces in South Vietnam. Now the Communists combine guerrilla tactics with conventional military might and send their own tanks into battle. The final struggle for Vietnam begins.
The Agenda with Steve Paikin
Updating Federal Politics; Democracy in Russia?
repeat
The Agenda offers up the lay-of-the-land in federal politics as the fallout from the SNC-Lavalin controversy continues. Then, Russian activist Vladimir Kara-Murza discusses his efforts to rid his country of corruption and embrace democracy.
Simon Reeve's Sacred Rivers
Ep. 1 - The Nile
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Simon Reeve travels along the Nile, the world's longest river, from the holy source of the Blue Nile in the Ethiopian highlands, through the desert of Sudan and onwards through Egypt to the Mediterranean Sea. The river has forged some of our earliest civilisations and influenced some of our greatest religions. But with populations along its banks rising fast, Nile countries are demanding an ever-greater share of the sacred waters, threatening the stability of the entire region.
The Agenda with Steve Paikin
Ontario's NDP Leader; Ontario Hubs; The Agenda's Week
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Steve Paikin talks to Andrea Horwath about her 10-year anniversary leading the Ontario NDP. Then, Ontario Hubs journalists discuss stories from around the province. And, The Agenda reviews its week of programming.
Heartbeat
Ep. 3 - Russian Roulette
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A Russian cargo ship captain is looking for Vernon to make a business deal, but MI5 is keeping a close eye on his movements. Dr. Summerbee deals with a suicidal patient.
Borgen
Ep. 2 - In Brussels No One Can Hear You Scream
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Prime Minister Birgitte Nyborg is about to appoint a new EU commissioner. Her old mentor, Sejrø, is an obvious candidate but refuses Birgitte's offer as he feels she is trying to get rid of him. This causes problems for the PM and leads to a tactical power play with serious consequences. Kasper prepares to move into a seaside, designer apartment with new girlfriend, Lotte; but his history with Katrine still haunts him. Katrine and Hanne Holm have become good colleagues.
The Agenda with Steve Paikin
Ontario's NDP Leader; Ontario Hubs; The Agenda's Week
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Steve Paikin talks to Andrea Horwath about her 10-year anniversary leading the Ontario NDP. Then, Ontario Hubs journalists discuss stories from around the province. And, The Agenda reviews its week of programming.
Heartbeat
Ep. 3 - Russian Roulette
repeat
14+
A Russian cargo ship captain is looking for Vernon to make a business deal, but MI5 is keeping a close eye on his movements. Dr. Summerbee deals with a suicidal patient.
Ontario Hubs
The Future of Beekeeping
repeat
The Agenda heads to Niagara College to see its beekeeping program, which will graduate its first students this year. Ontario Hubs field producer Jeyan Jeganathan looks at how the industry is evolving and, more importantly, growing in Ontario.
Borgen
Ep. 2 - In Brussels No One Can Hear You Scream
repeat
14+
Prime Minister Birgitte Nyborg is about to appoint a new EU commissioner. Her old mentor, Sejrø, is an obvious candidate but refuses Birgitte's offer as he feels she is trying to get rid of him. This causes problems for the PM and leads to a tactical power play with serious consequences. Kasper prepares to move into a seaside, designer apartment with new girlfriend, Lotte; but his history with Katrine still haunts him. Katrine and Hanne Holm have become good colleagues.
Occupied
Ep. 1 - April
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Norwegian Prime Minister Jesper Berg has called a press conference at which everyone expects him to cancel the oil shutdown, but he does the opposite. He maintains the promise and insists that thorium reactors will replace petrochemical energy.
Greatest Tank Battles
The Battle for Germany
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In 1944 the US 3rd Armored Division spearheads the Allied push from the western border of Germany towards Berlin. The American tankers battle fanatical Germans defending their homeland to the last, armed with the most powerful Panzers ever to take the battlefield.
Church Conversions
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Facing shrinking congregations and mounting repair costs, many churches are downsizing and vacating their buildings. Ontario Hubs field producer Jeyan Jeganathan travels to Kingston, Hamilton, and Niagara-on-the-Lake, where people are finding new ways to use old churches, from business to brewing.
Greatest Tank Battles
Tank Battles of the Pacific
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By 1942, the Japanese Empire stretched halfway across the Pacific Ocean. This is the rarely told story of the key role played by US Marine tanks in the Pacific Campaign. They fight bloody battles against fanatical Japanese forces that defend the now infamous Islands of Guadalcanal, Tarawa, Saipan, Iwo Jima and Okinawa.
National Geographic
Wild 24 - Ep. 4 - Life on the Equator
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For creatures in the jungles and grasslands, living in the glare of the overhead sun is never easy, but it is wondrous.
Simon Reeve's Sacred Rivers
Ep. 2 - The Ganges
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Simon Reeve follows the Ganges, exploring how India's economy has affected its religious culture. He meets westerners in Rishikesh seeking spiritual enlightenment, takes a holy dip in the waters at Haridwar and discovers how the river is being polluted in Kanpur. While there, Simon hears allegations that holy cows are secretly being slaughtered to fuel a booming leather trade. And at Sagar Island in the Indian Ocean, Simon wonders how long India's sacred river can survive its economic boom.
Northern Gold
Ep 1 - A Fortune Found
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Drawn to the area's newly discovered gold deposits, the immigrants that helped found the city of Timmins, Ontario faced immense prejudice and discrimination. This treatment led to the controversial practice of highgrading during the Golden Age of mining in the 1920s-40s. As miners continued to work in hazardous conditions, northern Ontario gold fueled the economic boom in the south. Coarse Language.
Northern Gold
Ep 2 - After the Rush
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As the city of Timmins grew, miners fought successfully to improve their working conditions. Today, the city faces an uncertain future as mines close down. Multi-generational mining families like the Turcottes continue to work below ground - mining is in their blood. As the city evolves, local Indigenous communities are embracing new possibilities with hope and resilience. Coarse Language.
A Better Man
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Twenty-two years ago, 18-year-old Attiya Khan fled from her ex-boyfriend Steve, who'd been abusing her on a daily basis. In this documentary, she meets with Steve to find out whether he will take responsibility for his violent actions all those years ago. The film offers a fresh and nuanced look at the healing and revelation that can happen for everyone involved when men take responsibility for abuse they inflicted.
National Geographic
Wild 24 - Ep. 4 - Life on the Equator
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For creatures in the jungles and grasslands, living in the glare of the overhead sun is never easy, but it is wondrous.
Northern Gold
Ep 1 - A Fortune Found
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Drawn to the area's newly discovered gold deposits, the immigrants that helped found the city of Timmins, Ontario faced immense prejudice and discrimination. This treatment led to the controversial practice of highgrading during the Golden Age of mining in the 1920s-40s. As miners continued to work in hazardous conditions, northern Ontario gold fueled the economic boom in the south. Coarse Language.
Northern Gold
Ep 2 - After the Rush
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As the city of Timmins grew, miners fought successfully to improve their working conditions. Today, the city faces an uncertain future as mines close down. Multi-generational mining families like the Turcottes continue to work below ground - mining is in their blood. As the city evolves, local Indigenous communities are embracing new possibilities with hope and resilience. Coarse Language.
Beautifully Broken: The Life and Work of Rafael Goldchain
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Exploring the intimate connection between renowned Canadian contemporary photographer Rafael Goldchain's life and his body of work. His photographs have been exhibited in the National Gallery of Canada, the Museum of Modern Art and the Bibliothèque in Paris. Goldchain's fascination with identity and mortality stem from his Jewish heritage and his ancestors who died in the Holocaust. Appreciating the complexity of cultural identity is something Goldchain hopes to pass on to his son.
National Geographic
Dolphin Dynasty
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National Geographic reveals the secret lives of a small group of dolphins in Shark Bay, Western Australia, and unveils their complex social hierarchy, family ties, and incredible maternal bonds. Follow the dolphins' triumphs and tragedies as they live alongside their nemesis, the tiger shark.
Ontario Hubs
Rachel Romu: A Spotlight on Disability
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Thunder Bay-born Rachel Romu is hoping to change the way the fashion industry views people with disabilities. As Ontario Hubs producer Jeyan Jeganathan explains, the former track athlete - turned model - is bringing visibility to disability one runway at a time.
Ontario Hubs
Rachel Romu: A Spotlight on Disability
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Thunder Bay-born Rachel Romu is hoping to change the way the fashion industry views people with disabilities. As Ontario Hubs producer Jeyan Jeganathan explains, the former track athlete - turned model - is bringing visibility to disability one runway at a time.
Rivers with Jeremy Paxman
Ep. 2 - River Severn
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Jeremy Paxman travels the Severn through the heartlands of England and Wales. He meets the last mud-horse fisherman on the Severn Sea, and investigates the country's largest ship graveyard.
Political Blind Date
Ep 4 - Indigenous Rights
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau vowed to transform the country's relationship with Indigenous peoples in Canada. But has any progress been made since his election? Ojibway Liberal MP, Don Rusnak, squares off with Cree NDP MP, Romeo Saganash, to examine the reality for Indigenous communities in Northern Ontario and Quebec.
City Wildlife Rescue
Ep. 10
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Toronto Wildlife Centre's rescue crew, team up with the ministry of natural resources to catch a coyote with mange who prefers to spend his time out in the open with people. It's the end of summer and that means baby cedar wax wings fill the aviaries at and the rehabilitation team is working around the clock to keep up with their feeding demands.
Northern Gold
Ep 1 - A Fortune Found
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Drawn to the area's newly discovered gold deposits, the immigrants that helped found the city of Timmins, Ontario faced immense prejudice and discrimination. This treatment led to the controversial practice of highgrading during the Golden Age of mining in the 1920s-40s. As miners continued to work in hazardous conditions, northern Ontario gold fueled the economic boom in the south. Coarse Language.
Northern Gold
Ep 2 - After the Rush
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As the city of Timmins grew, miners fought successfully to improve their working conditions. Today, the city faces an uncertain future as mines close down. Multi-generational mining families like the Turcottes continue to work below ground - mining is in their blood. As the city evolves, local Indigenous communities are embracing new possibilities with hope and resilience. Coarse Language.
National Geographic
Dolphin Dynasty
repeat
National Geographic reveals the secret lives of a small group of dolphins in Shark Bay, Western Australia, and unveils their complex social hierarchy, family ties, and incredible maternal bonds. Follow the dolphins' triumphs and tragedies as they live alongside their nemesis, the tiger shark.
Church Conversions
repeat
Facing shrinking congregations and mounting repair costs, many churches are downsizing and vacating their buildings. Ontario Hubs field producer Jeyan Jeganathan travels to Kingston, Hamilton, and Niagara-on-the-Lake, where people are finding new ways to use old churches, from business to brewing.
Rivers with Jeremy Paxman
Ep. 2 - River Severn
repeat
Jeremy Paxman travels the Severn through the heartlands of England and Wales. He meets the last mud-horse fisherman on the Severn Sea, and investigates the country's largest ship graveyard.
Walls to Bridges
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By taking part in the Walls to Bridges program, inmates can earn university credits (and gain confidence) in mixed classes with undergraduate students. Ontario Hubs field producer Jeyan Jeganathan visits the Grand Valley Institution for Women in Kitchener, and also meets a woman who credits the program for helping her put her life on track after her release.
Political Blind Date
Ep 4 - Indigenous Rights
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau vowed to transform the country's relationship with Indigenous peoples in Canada. But has any progress been made since his election? Ojibway Liberal MP, Don Rusnak, squares off with Cree NDP MP, Romeo Saganash, to examine the reality for Indigenous communities in Northern Ontario and Quebec.
City Wildlife Rescue
Ep. 10
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dv
Toronto Wildlife Centre's rescue crew, team up with the ministry of natural resources to catch a coyote with mange who prefers to spend his time out in the open with people. It's the end of summer and that means baby cedar wax wings fill the aviaries at and the rehabilitation team is working around the clock to keep up with their feeding demands.
Northern Gold
Ep 1 - A Fortune Found
repeat
Drawn to the area's newly discovered gold deposits, the immigrants that helped found the city of Timmins, Ontario faced immense prejudice and discrimination. This treatment led to the controversial practice of highgrading during the Golden Age of mining in the 1920s-40s. As miners continued to work in hazardous conditions, northern Ontario gold fueled the economic boom in the south. Coarse Language.
Northern Gold
Ep 2 - After the Rush
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As the city of Timmins grew, miners fought successfully to improve their working conditions. Today, the city faces an uncertain future as mines close down. Multi-generational mining families like the Turcottes continue to work below ground - mining is in their blood. As the city evolves, local Indigenous communities are embracing new possibilities with hope and resilience. Coarse Language.
The Agenda with Steve Paikin
Ontario's NDP Leader; Ontario Hubs; The Agenda's Week
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Steve Paikin talks to Andrea Horwath about her 10-year anniversary leading the Ontario NDP. Then, Ontario Hubs journalists discuss stories from around the province. And, The Agenda reviews its week of programming.
Time Team
Ep. 6 - Lost Mines of Lakeland
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Tony and the team make their way to the Lake District on an expedition that takes them both higher and deeper than they've ever been before. They are looking for a forgotten piece of the nation's industrial heritage - the Lake District used to be a major source of valuable copper.
Ontario Hubs
The Future of Beekeeping
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The Agenda heads to Niagara College to see its beekeeping program, which will graduate its first students this year. Ontario Hubs field producer Jeyan Jeganathan looks at how the industry is evolving and, more importantly, growing in Ontario.
The Agenda with Steve Paikin
Fair Wages in Junior Hockey; A Game-Changing Hockey Deal
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The Agenda examines the details of a class-action lawsuit brought against the Ontario Hockey League by former players of its teams who believe they should have been paid minimum wage and overtime during their playing days. Then, sports journalist Dave Shoalts details the process that led to Rogers' winning bid for Canadian NHL broadcast rights - the subject of his book, "Hockey Fight in Canada."
The Dictator's Playbook
Ep. 2 - Saddam Hussein
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An examination of the techniques and tactics Saddam Hussein used to rise from a low level enforcer to become the supreme leader of Iraq. Through his brutal use of violence, intimidation and torture Saddam Hussein managed to rule the nation for nearly a quarter of a century until he was finally deposed by US forces during the Invasion of Iraq in 2003. Few dictators loom so large in recent history. Viewer discretion advised.
Suffragettes Forever: The Story of Women and Power
Ep. 2 - Suffragettes Forever: The Story of Women and Power
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In this provocative three part series Professor Amanda Vickery tells the story of the long war to give women an equal share of power in Britain. It was the Edwardian suffragettes who won the vote but Amanda Vickery reveals that they were part of a much longer struggle that had been going on since the 18th century. She shows how bloody revolution, working class radicals, love-struck philosophers, campaigners in the sex industry and even the humble bicycle all played their part in tackling the most enduring social injustice. It 19s a story that puts the battle for the vote at the turn of the twentieth century in its true context and Vickery argues, it 19s a war that 19s still going on today. In this groundbreaking series Amanda Vickery, with her characteristic enthusiasm, takes us across Britain and deep into the corridors of power, bringing to life the heroic women and (a few men) brave enough to demand equality for all.
The Agenda with Steve Paikin
Fair Wages in Junior Hockey; A Game-Changing Hockey Deal
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The Agenda examines the details of a class-action lawsuit brought against the Ontario Hockey League by former players of its teams who believe they should have been paid minimum wage and overtime during their playing days. Then, sports journalist Dave Shoalts details the process that led to Rogers' winning bid for Canadian NHL broadcast rights - the subject of his book, "Hockey Fight in Canada."
The Dictator's Playbook
Ep. 2 - Saddam Hussein
repeat
An examination of the techniques and tactics Saddam Hussein used to rise from a low level enforcer to become the supreme leader of Iraq. Through his brutal use of violence, intimidation and torture Saddam Hussein managed to rule the nation for nearly a quarter of a century until he was finally deposed by US forces during the Invasion of Iraq in 2003. Few dictators loom so large in recent history. Viewer discretion advised.
Suffragettes Forever: The Story of Women and Power
Ep. 2 - Suffragettes Forever: The Story of Women and Power
repeat
In this provocative three part series Professor Amanda Vickery tells the story of the long war to give women an equal share of power in Britain. It was the Edwardian suffragettes who won the vote but Amanda Vickery reveals that they were part of a much longer struggle that had been going on since the 18th century. She shows how bloody revolution, working class radicals, love-struck philosophers, campaigners in the sex industry and even the humble bicycle all played their part in tackling the most enduring social injustice. It 19s a story that puts the battle for the vote at the turn of the twentieth century in its true context and Vickery argues, it 19s a war that 19s still going on today. In this groundbreaking series Amanda Vickery, with her characteristic enthusiasm, takes us across Britain and deep into the corridors of power, bringing to life the heroic women and (a few men) brave enough to demand equality for all.
Time Team
Ep. 6 - Lost Mines of Lakeland
repeat
Tony and the team make their way to the Lake District on an expedition that takes them both higher and deeper than they've ever been before. They are looking for a forgotten piece of the nation's industrial heritage - the Lake District used to be a major source of valuable copper.
Pink Ribbons, Inc.
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Breast cancer has become the poster child of corporate cause-related marketing campaigns. Countless women and men walk, bike, climb and shop for the cure. Each year, millions of dollars are raised in the name of breast cancer, but where does this money go and what does it actually achieve?
NFB Shorts
Hungu
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Under the African sun, a child walks in the desert with his kin. Death is prowling, but a mother's soul resurrected by music will return strength and life to the child when he becomes a man. Inspired by the grace and raw beauty of African rock paintings, Nicolas Brault paints a story without borders, with the humanity and elegance of a universal narrator.
Walls to Bridges
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By taking part in the Walls to Bridges program, inmates can earn university credits (and gain confidence) in mixed classes with undergraduate students. Ontario Hubs field producer Jeyan Jeganathan visits the Grand Valley Institution for Women in Kitchener, and also meets a woman who credits the program for helping her put her life on track after her release.
The Agenda with Steve Paikin
Fair Wages in Junior Hockey; A Game-Changing Hockey Deal
repeat
The Agenda examines the details of a class-action lawsuit brought against the Ontario Hockey League by former players of its teams who believe they should have been paid minimum wage and overtime during their playing days. Then, sports journalist Dave Shoalts details the process that led to Rogers' winning bid for Canadian NHL broadcast rights - the subject of his book, "Hockey Fight in Canada."
The Blue Realm
Ep. 2 - Reefs of Steel
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Around the globe, thousands of decommissioned naval vessels rot in dockyards. What can you do with these toxic time bombs? One solution is to clean them well, blow them up and sink them! Providing shelter and breeding grounds, countless fish and invertebrates colonize steel hulls.
The Agenda with Steve Paikin
New Police Watchdog Law; Violence in Ontario's Prisons
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The Agenda takes a close look at the new Comprehensive Ontario Police Services Act which aims to enhance police oversight across the province. Then, Ontario Hubs field producer Jeyan Jeganathan joins a training session with the Niagara Regional Police to get a better understanding of police work. And, Lee Chapelle, former inmate and now President of Canadian Prison Inc., explains what's behind escalating levels of inmate-on-guard violence in some correctional facilities in the province.
Political Blind Date
Ep 4 - Indigenous Rights
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau vowed to transform the country's relationship with Indigenous peoples in Canada. But has any progress been made since his election? Ojibway Liberal MP, Don Rusnak, squares off with Cree NDP MP, Romeo Saganash, to examine the reality for Indigenous communities in Northern Ontario and Quebec.
Our People Will Be Healed
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Alanis Obomsawin's 50th film reveals how a Cree community in Manitoba has been enriched through the power of education. The Helen Betty Osborne Ininiw Education Resource Centre in Norway House, north of Winnipeg, receives a level of funding that few other Indigenous institutions enjoy. Its teachers help students to develop their abilities and their sense of pride, reconnecting them with their ancestral culture.
The Agenda with Steve Paikin
New Police Watchdog Law; Violence in Ontario's Prisons
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The Agenda takes a close look at the new Comprehensive Ontario Police Services Act which aims to enhance police oversight across the province. Then, Ontario Hubs field producer Jeyan Jeganathan joins a training session with the Niagara Regional Police to get a better understanding of police work. And, Lee Chapelle, former inmate and now President of Canadian Prison Inc., explains what's behind escalating levels of inmate-on-guard violence in some correctional facilities in the province.
Political Blind Date
Ep 4 - Indigenous Rights
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau vowed to transform the country's relationship with Indigenous peoples in Canada. But has any progress been made since his election? Ojibway Liberal MP, Don Rusnak, squares off with Cree NDP MP, Romeo Saganash, to examine the reality for Indigenous communities in Northern Ontario and Quebec.
Our People Will Be Healed
repeat
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Alanis Obomsawin's 50th film reveals how a Cree community in Manitoba has been enriched through the power of education. The Helen Betty Osborne Ininiw Education Resource Centre in Norway House, north of Winnipeg, receives a level of funding that few other Indigenous institutions enjoy. Its teachers help students to develop their abilities and their sense of pride, reconnecting them with their ancestral culture.
The Blue Realm
Ep. 2 - Reefs of Steel
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Around the globe, thousands of decommissioned naval vessels rot in dockyards. What can you do with these toxic time bombs? One solution is to clean them well, blow them up and sink them! Providing shelter and breeding grounds, countless fish and invertebrates colonize steel hulls.
The Forecaster
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Martin Armstrong, once a financial advisor, developed a computer model based on the number pi and other cyclical theories to predict economic turning points with eerie accuracy. In 1999, the FBI stormed his offices confiscating his computer model and accusing him of a 3 billion dollar Ponzi scheme. Armstrong predicts that a sovereign debt crisis will unfold on a global level after October 1, 2015.
Walls to Bridges
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By taking part in the Walls to Bridges program, inmates can earn university credits (and gain confidence) in mixed classes with undergraduate students. Ontario Hubs field producer Jeyan Jeganathan visits the Grand Valley Institution for Women in Kitchener, and also meets a woman who credits the program for helping her put her life on track after her release.
The Agenda with Steve Paikin
New Police Watchdog Law; Violence in Ontario's Prisons
repeat
The Agenda takes a close look at the new Comprehensive Ontario Police Services Act which aims to enhance police oversight across the province. Then, Ontario Hubs field producer Jeyan Jeganathan joins a training session with the Niagara Regional Police to get a better understanding of police work. And, Lee Chapelle, former inmate and now President of Canadian Prison Inc., explains what's behind escalating levels of inmate-on-guard violence in some correctional facilities in the province.
Impossible Engineering
Ep. 5 - Crossrail - UK
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An exploration of the many operational challenges that Europe's largest rail project, Crossrail, presents.
The Agenda with Steve Paikin
Political Meddling; China's Influence in Canada
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The Agenda discusses the narrative of political interference playing out in Ottawa, and in Ontario. Then, journalist Jonathan Manthorpe discusses his new book, "Claws of the Panda: Beijing's Campaign of Influence and Intimidation in Canada."
The Shadow of Gold
The Shadow of Gold - Ep. 1
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Examining the world of Big Gold - from big mines, big markets, and big deals - to big disasters which result in pollution and corruption that powerful players don't want us to see. Who wins and who loses? Discover what our lust for gold costs, and who pays the price.
The Shadow of Gold
The Shadow of Gold - Ep. 2
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What are the human and ecological costs of gold mining? Some of the world's poorest people work under hazardous conditions in tiny mines and muddy streams. Meet small-scale miners who are exploited by warlords, and betrayed by the collusion of refineries and the retail gold industry. Discover how fair and sustainable gold is possible, if we want it.
The Agenda with Steve Paikin
Political Meddling; China's Influence in Canada
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The Agenda discusses the narrative of political interference playing out in Ottawa, and in Ontario. Then, journalist Jonathan Manthorpe discusses his new book, "Claws of the Panda: Beijing's Campaign of Influence and Intimidation in Canada."
The Shadow of Gold
The Shadow of Gold - Ep. 1
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Examining the world of Big Gold - from big mines, big markets, and big deals - to big disasters which result in pollution and corruption that powerful players don't want us to see. Who wins and who loses? Discover what our lust for gold costs, and who pays the price.
The Shadow of Gold
The Shadow of Gold - Ep. 2
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What are the human and ecological costs of gold mining? Some of the world's poorest people work under hazardous conditions in tiny mines and muddy streams. Meet small-scale miners who are exploited by warlords, and betrayed by the collusion of refineries and the retail gold industry. Discover how fair and sustainable gold is possible, if we want it.
Impossible Engineering
Ep. 5 - Crossrail - UK
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An exploration of the many operational challenges that Europe's largest rail project, Crossrail, presents.
Food Unwrapped
Ep. 1 - Mouldy Bread, Chicken Kiev, Apples
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The team asks: is mouldy bread safe to eat? Kate's on the trail of the chicken that goes into a Kiev.
Food Unwrapped
Ep. 2 - Kebab, Oysters, Gin
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Jimmy Doherty asks: what exactly is in a Doner kebab? Kate Quilton finds out the safest way of eating oysters. And Matt Tebbutt learns about the amazing ingredient in every bottle of gin.
Food Unwrapped
Ep. 3 - Cashew, Scampi, Salt
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The team asks: Why are cashew nuts never on the supermarket shelf in their shells? What exactly is scampi? Does expensive salt taste different to cheap salt?
Food Unwrapped
Ep. 4 - Beef Stock, Processed Cheese, Corn Flakes
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Jimmy, Kate and Matt ask how much cow is in a beef stock cube, how cornflakes are made, and what exactly processed cheese is
The Agenda with Steve Paikin
Political Meddling; China's Influence in Canada
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The Agenda discusses the narrative of political interference playing out in Ottawa, and in Ontario. Then, journalist Jonathan Manthorpe discusses his new book, "Claws of the Panda: Beijing's Campaign of Influence and Intimidation in Canada."
Expedition New Guinea
Expedition New Guinea - Ep. 1
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An international team of scientists, cavers and wildlife filmmakers explores one of the last great unspoilt jungle wildernesses on Earth. Based at the foot of Mount Bosavi, a giant extinct volcano covered in thick and largely unexplored rainforest, the team search for the animals that live there with the help of trackers from a remote tribe. Finds include the nest of the world's smallest parrot, a talking beetle, and types of frog, gecko and bat that are completely new to science.
The Agenda with Steve Paikin
Battling Vaccine Myths; The Future of Pharmacare
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The Agenda looks at what can be done to put an end to anti-vax propaganda. Then, examining a new interim pharmacare report and what a national drug plan could look like for Canadians.
Political Blind Date
Political Blind Date - Ep. 5
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Vancouver NDP MP Jenny Kwan and Toronto Liberal MP Gary Anandasangaree examine whether the promise of acceptance and opportunities are equal for everyone who arrives in Canada, no matter their origin. Viewer discretion is advised.
City Wildlife Rescue
City Wildlife Rescue - Ep. 11
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Toronto Wildlife Centre's rescue crew remove parasites from a red tailed hawk and rescue an injured squirrel from an urban park.
Big Life Fix
Ep. 1 - Big Life Fix
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The team of inventors must come up with solutions for three different problems. They attempt to help a terminally ill photographer who can no longer use his hands to operate a camera. They try to bring cutting-edge communication to a remote Welsh village that has no internet access and an unreliable telephone connection. And they work to give some control back to a young designer who has Parkinson's disease and who has been unable to use a pen since developing tremors in her hands two years ago.
The Agenda with Steve Paikin
Battling Vaccine Myths; The Future of Pharmacare
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The Agenda looks at what can be done to put an end to anti-vax propaganda. Then, examining a new interim pharmacare report and what a national drug plan could look like for Canadians.
Political Blind Date
Political Blind Date - Ep. 5
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Vancouver NDP MP Jenny Kwan and Toronto Liberal MP Gary Anandasangaree examine whether the promise of acceptance and opportunities are equal for everyone who arrives in Canada, no matter their origin. Viewer discretion is advised.
City Wildlife Rescue
City Wildlife Rescue - Ep. 11
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Toronto Wildlife Centre's rescue crew remove parasites from a red tailed hawk and rescue an injured squirrel from an urban park.
Big Life Fix
Ep. 1 - Big Life Fix
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The team of inventors must come up with solutions for three different problems. They attempt to help a terminally ill photographer who can no longer use his hands to operate a camera. They try to bring cutting-edge communication to a remote Welsh village that has no internet access and an unreliable telephone connection. And they work to give some control back to a young designer who has Parkinson's disease and who has been unable to use a pen since developing tremors in her hands two years ago.
Expedition New Guinea
Expedition New Guinea - Ep. 1
repeat
An international team of scientists, cavers and wildlife filmmakers explores one of the last great unspoilt jungle wildernesses on Earth. Based at the foot of Mount Bosavi, a giant extinct volcano covered in thick and largely unexplored rainforest, the team search for the animals that live there with the help of trackers from a remote tribe. Finds include the nest of the world's smallest parrot, a talking beetle, and types of frog, gecko and bat that are completely new to science.
Food Unwrapped
Ep. 5 - Caffeine, Gum, Diet Bread
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How is caffeine removed from coffee? What puts the chew into chewing gum? How are the calories counted in diet bread?
Food Unwrapped
Ep. 6 - Chillies, Pork, Food Dye
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Can hot chillies injure you? What's the difference between outdoor-bred and outdoor-reared pork? And what's bugging Jimmy about red food dye?
Food Unwrapped
Ep. 7 - Avocados, Eggs, Balsamic
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Does a happy chicken lay a tastier egg? How do the supermarkets get avocados 'ripe and ready'? And why does one type of balsamic vinegar cost 100 times more than another?
Food Unwrapped
Ep. 8 - Sardines, Ducks, Pasta
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Are fresh sardines better for us than tinned sardines? How much is known about the ducks we consume? And, when it comes to pasta, is fresh best?
The Agenda with Steve Paikin
Battling Vaccine Myths; The Future of Pharmacare
repeat
The Agenda looks at what can be done to put an end to anti-vax propaganda. Then, examining a new interim pharmacare report and what a national drug plan could look like for Canadians.
Simon Reeve's Sacred Rivers
Ep. 2 - The Ganges
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Simon Reeve follows the Ganges, exploring how India's economy has affected its religious culture. He meets westerners in Rishikesh seeking spiritual enlightenment, takes a holy dip in the waters at Haridwar and discovers how the river is being polluted in Kanpur. While there, Simon hears allegations that holy cows are secretly being slaughtered to fuel a booming leather trade. And at Sagar Island in the Indian Ocean, Simon wonders how long India's sacred river can survive its economic boom.
The Agenda with Steve Paikin
Future-Proofing Canada; Indigenizing Digital Media
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The Agenda welcomes Canada's minister of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development, Navdeep Bains, to discuss how he and his government are moving the country's economy and its workforce into the future. Then, TVO's Indigenous Hub reporter, Haley Lewis, highlights some of the creative efforts being undertaken to help Indigenize the digital world in Ontario. And, The Agenda reviews its week of programming.
Heartbeat
Ep. 4 - Legacies
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A police constable with a checkered past comes under Craddock's command. Some of Lord Ashfordly's prized African art goes missing.
Borgen
Ep. 3 - The Last Worker
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Birgitte's government prepares to present a new reform package which is being polished at a political seminar. But there is unrest in Labour when party leader Bjørn Marrot comes under attack in the media. Birgitte senses a rebellion brewing, and the seminar dissolves in chaos. Meanwhile, pressure grows on the home front, where Phillip has a new girlfriend. Katrine covers the political seminar for Laugesen, who has his own agenda.
The Agenda with Steve Paikin
Future-Proofing Canada; Indigenizing Digital Media
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The Agenda welcomes Canada's minister of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development, Navdeep Bains, to discuss how he and his government are moving the country's economy and its workforce into the future. Then, TVO's Indigenous Hub reporter, Haley Lewis, highlights some of the creative efforts being undertaken to help Indigenize the digital world in Ontario. And, The Agenda reviews its week of programming.
Heartbeat
Ep. 4 - Legacies
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14+
A police constable with a checkered past comes under Craddock's command. Some of Lord Ashfordly's prized African art goes missing.
Borgen
Ep. 3 - The Last Worker
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14+
Birgitte's government prepares to present a new reform package which is being polished at a political seminar. But there is unrest in Labour when party leader Bjørn Marrot comes under attack in the media. Birgitte senses a rebellion brewing, and the seminar dissolves in chaos. Meanwhile, pressure grows on the home front, where Phillip has a new girlfriend. Katrine covers the political seminar for Laugesen, who has his own agenda.
Occupied
Ep. 2 - May
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Prime Minister Jesper Berg assures journalist Thomas Eriksen that the Russian presence is by no means an occupation. During a medal ceremony, a young guardsman attempts to shoot the Russian ambassador.
Up In Arms: How the Gun Lobby is Changing Canada (Feature)
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This film takes a critical look at both sides of a contentious issue - Canadian gun owners who are winning new converts and have successfully repealed gun control legislation and those who view deregulation, gun ownership and gun violence with serious apprehension.
Jimmy's Australian Food Adventure
Ep. 5 - Fusion
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Jimmy Doherty concludes his tour of Australia's food scene in Darwin, where he explores the new tastes that waves of immigrants have introduced to the continent, and celebrates the immigrant Greek and Mediterranean communities in the city. He also catches up with top chef Jimmy Shu, who takes him on a tour of an Asian market and treats him to a fusion feast.
National Geographic
Wild 24 - Ep. 5
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As the wet season gives way to dry, animals must adapt if they are to see out another day.
Simon Reeve's Sacred Rivers
Simon Reeve's Sacred Rivers - Ep. 3
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Simon travels along the Yangtze, discovering a revival of religious faith in China. Starting at the first bend, Simon follows the river to Dazu where he sees 50,000 ancient rock carvings. Taking a river cruise, he arrives at the Three Gorges Dam, the biggest power station on the planet. Simon's journey ends in Shanghai, a shining symbol of China's new economic might but also a city where many are rediscovering religious faith.
The Shadow of Gold
The Shadow of Gold - Ep. 1
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Examining the world of Big Gold - from big mines, big markets, and big deals - to big disasters which result in pollution and corruption that powerful players don't want us to see. Who wins and who loses? Discover what our lust for gold costs, and who pays the price.
The Shadow of Gold
The Shadow of Gold - Ep. 2
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What are the human and ecological costs of gold mining? Some of the world's poorest people work under hazardous conditions in tiny mines and muddy streams. Meet small-scale miners who are exploited by warlords, and betrayed by the collusion of refineries and the retail gold industry. Discover how fair and sustainable gold is possible, if we want it.
Reboot: A Future Museum
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Reboot: A Future Museum follows the transformation of the Canada Science and Technology Museum in Ottawa into a fully digital and interactive "museum without walls" that's part of Ingenium - Canada's Museums of Science and Innovation. Leading the charge is the young CEO, Alex Benay, whose ideas challenge convention and ignite controversy. Coarse Language.
National Geographic
Wild 24 - Ep. 5
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As the wet season gives way to dry, animals must adapt if they are to see out another day.
The Shadow of Gold
The Shadow of Gold - Ep. 1
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Examining the world of Big Gold - from big mines, big markets, and big deals - to big disasters which result in pollution and corruption that powerful players don't want us to see. Who wins and who loses? Discover what our lust for gold costs, and who pays the price.
The Shadow of Gold
The Shadow of Gold - Ep. 2
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What are the human and ecological costs of gold mining? Some of the world's poorest people work under hazardous conditions in tiny mines and muddy streams. Meet small-scale miners who are exploited by warlords, and betrayed by the collusion of refineries and the retail gold industry. Discover how fair and sustainable gold is possible, if we want it.
Reboot: A Future Museum
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Reboot: A Future Museum follows the transformation of the Canada Science and Technology Museum in Ottawa into a fully digital and interactive "museum without walls" that's part of Ingenium - Canada's Museums of Science and Innovation. Leading the charge is the young CEO, Alex Benay, whose ideas challenge convention and ignite controversy. Coarse Language.
Call of the Forest: The Forgotten Wisdom of Trees
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Forests are one of the world's most significant sources of food, new medicines and oxygen. Scientist and author Diana Beresford-Kroeger explores our profound biological and spiritual connection with trees, and meets people who are taking the lead to replant, restore and protect the last of the planet's great ancient forests.
National Geographic
Access 360: World Heritage - Cappadocia
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In a remote part of central Turkey sits an alien landscape that may soon disappear. The World Heritage site of Cappadocia attracts more than two million visitors a year who come not just for the beauty of the terrain, but for the 1,000-year-old cultural treasures hidden in its caves. Cappadocia's director of museums is battling both manmade and natural erosion to protect this geological wonderland.
Rivers with Jeremy Paxman
Rivers with Jeremy Paxman - Ep. 3
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Jeremy Paxman explores the Mersey's role in creating modern industry, discovers how it has recovered from pollution, scales its tallest bridge, goes trout fishing, and tracks down the Mersey mermaids.
Political Blind Date
Political Blind Date - Ep. 5
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Vancouver NDP MP Jenny Kwan and Toronto Liberal MP Gary Anandasangaree examine whether the promise of acceptance and opportunities are equal for everyone who arrives in Canada, no matter their origin. Viewer discretion is advised.
City Wildlife Rescue
City Wildlife Rescue - Ep. 11
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Toronto Wildlife Centre's rescue crew remove parasites from a red tailed hawk and rescue an injured squirrel from an urban park.
The Shadow of Gold
The Shadow of Gold - Ep. 1
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Examining the world of Big Gold - from big mines, big markets, and big deals - to big disasters which result in pollution and corruption that powerful players don't want us to see. Who wins and who loses? Discover what our lust for gold costs, and who pays the price.
The Shadow of Gold
Part Two: Guns, Dust & Mercury
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What are the human and ecological costs of gold mining? Some of the world's poorest people work under hazardous conditions in tiny mines and muddy streams. Meet small-scale miners who are exploited by warlords, and betrayed by the collusion of refineries and the retail gold industry. Discover how fair and sustainable gold is possible, if we want it.
National Geographic
Access 360: World Heritage - Cappadocia
repeat
In a remote part of central Turkey sits an alien landscape that may soon disappear. The World Heritage site of Cappadocia attracts more than two million visitors a year who come not just for the beauty of the terrain, but for the 1,000-year-old cultural treasures hidden in its caves. Cappadocia's director of museums is battling both manmade and natural erosion to protect this geological wonderland.
Rivers with Jeremy Paxman
Rivers with Jeremy Paxman - Ep. 3
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Jeremy Paxman explores the Mersey's role in creating modern industry, discovers how it has recovered from pollution, scales its tallest bridge, goes trout fishing, and tracks down the Mersey mermaids.
Church Conversions
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Facing shrinking congregations and mounting repair costs, many churches are downsizing and vacating their buildings. Ontario Hubs field producer Jeyan Jeganathan travels to Kingston, Hamilton, and Niagara-on-the-Lake, where people are finding new ways to use old churches, from business to brewing.
Political Blind Date
Political Blind Date - Ep. 5
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Vancouver NDP MP Jenny Kwan and Toronto Liberal MP Gary Anandasangaree examine whether the promise of acceptance and opportunities are equal for everyone who arrives in Canada, no matter their origin. Viewer discretion is advised.
City Wildlife Rescue
City Wildlife Rescue - Ep. 11
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Toronto Wildlife Centre's rescue crew remove parasites from a red tailed hawk and rescue an injured squirrel from an urban park.
The Shadow of Gold
The Shadow of Gold - Ep. 1
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dv
Examining the world of Big Gold - from big mines, big markets, and big deals - to big disasters which result in pollution and corruption that powerful players don't want us to see. Who wins and who loses? Discover what our lust for gold costs, and who pays the price.
The Shadow of Gold
The Shadow of Gold - Ep. 2
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What are the human and ecological costs of gold mining? Some of the world's poorest people work under hazardous conditions in tiny mines and muddy streams. Meet small-scale miners who are exploited by warlords, and betrayed by the collusion of refineries and the retail gold industry. Discover how fair and sustainable gold is possible, if we want it.
The Agenda with Steve Paikin
Future-Proofing Canada; Indigenizing Digital Media
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The Agenda welcomes Canada's minister of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development, Navdeep Bains, to discuss how he and his government are moving the country's economy and its workforce into the future. Then, TVO's Indigenous Hub reporter, Haley Lewis, highlights some of the creative efforts being undertaken to help Indigenize the digital world in Ontario. And, The Agenda reviews its week of programming.
Time Team
Time Team - Ep. 7
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Time Team investigate Oakham Castle in Rutland. It's Britain's best preserved 12th-century building but its grounds are full of mysterious lumps and bumps crying out to be investigated.
Church Conversions
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Facing shrinking congregations and mounting repair costs, many churches are downsizing and vacating their buildings. Ontario Hubs field producer Jeyan Jeganathan travels to Kingston, Hamilton, and Niagara-on-the-Lake, where people are finding new ways to use old churches, from business to brewing.
The Agenda with Steve Paikin
Senate Renewal in Canada; Defending Canada's Shores
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The Agenda discusses the findings of a new report that's taken stock of the membership and procedural changes made to the Senate of Canada. Then, Liam Dwyer, a Royal Canadian Navy veteran, speaks about his experiences in the Second World War, and his involvement in the development of the Avro Arrow project.
The Dictator's Playbook
The Dictator's Playbook - Ep. 3
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A study of the methods used by Italian dictator Benito Mussolini to rise to power and turn Italy into the first fascist state. A master of propaganda, he dubbed himself ,Il Duce, (the leader) and delivered bombastic speeches in which he idealized a fascist culture and promised to return Italy to the grandeur of Ancient Rome. Instead he created a one-party dictatorship and kept his grip on power for two long decades. Viewer discretion advised.
Suffragettes Forever: The Story of Women and Power
Suffragettes Forever: The Story of Women and Power - Ep. 3
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In the final episode of her story of British women's fight for power, historian Amanda Vickery explores how the Edwardian suffragette movement became a quasi-terrorist organization. She asks what they achieved with their violent campaign and argues they are best understood as part of a war still going on today.
The Agenda with Steve Paikin
Senate Renewal in Canada; Defending Canada's Shores
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The Agenda discusses the findings of a new report that's taken stock of the membership and procedural changes made to the Senate of Canada. Then, Liam Dwyer, a Royal Canadian Navy veteran, speaks about his experiences in the Second World War, and his involvement in the development of the Avro Arrow project.
The Dictator's Playbook
The Dictator's Playbook - Ep. 3
repeat
A study of the methods used by Italian dictator Benito Mussolini to rise to power and turn Italy into the first fascist state. A master of propaganda, he dubbed himself ,Il Duce, (the leader) and delivered bombastic speeches in which he idealized a fascist culture and promised to return Italy to the grandeur of Ancient Rome. Instead he created a one-party dictatorship and kept his grip on power for two long decades. Viewer discretion advised.
Suffragettes Forever: The Story of Women and Power
Suffragettes Forever: The Story of Women and Power - Ep. 3
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In the final episode of her story of British women's fight for power, historian Amanda Vickery explores how the Edwardian suffragette movement became a quasi-terrorist organization. She asks what they achieved with their violent campaign and argues they are best understood as part of a war still going on today.
Time Team
Time Team - Ep. 7
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Time Team investigate Oakham Castle in Rutland. It's Britain's best preserved 12th-century building but its grounds are full of mysterious lumps and bumps crying out to be investigated.
Question Period
Question Period: Monday, March 18, 2019
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Discussions at Queen's Park today.
The Secret Mediterranean with Trevor McDonald
The Secret Mediterranean with Trevor McDonald - Ep. 1
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Sir Trevor McDonald begins his Mediterranean exploration with a visit to three countries where history cannot be ignored by those living there today: the Italian city of Venice, Turkey's capital Istanbul and its southern coastline and the Mediterranean's most famous coastline, which has always traded on its glamorous reputation, the French Riviera.
Ontario Hubs
Rachel Romu: A Spotlight on Disability
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Thunder Bay-born Rachel Romu is hoping to change the way the fashion industry views people with disabilities. As Ontario Hubs producer Jeyan Jeganathan explains, the former track athlete - turned model - is bringing visibility to disability one runway at a time.
The Agenda with Steve Paikin
Senate Renewal in Canada; Defending Canada's Shores
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The Agenda discusses the findings of a new report that's taken stock of the membership and procedural changes made to the Senate of Canada. Then, Liam Dwyer, a Royal Canadian Navy veteran, speaks about his experiences in the Second World War, and his involvement in the development of the Avro Arrow project.
The Blue Realm
The Blue Realm - Ep. 3
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There's no doubt sharks have an image problem. And they're certainly in trouble globally. The population of some species has declined by more than 90% due to over fishing. But there's still one place in the world where sharks thrive - the Bahamas. Sharks not only prosper there, they are highly protected. It's illegal to kill them.
The Agenda with Steve Paikin
Safeguarding Rental Housing; Supporting Homeless People
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The Agenda discusses the state of Toronto's residential building stock and where the responsibly lies for conducting routine inspections and properly maintaining equipment. Then, Dr. Mitchell Katz on how finding permanent supportive housing for people with mental and physical health needs can lead to huge health-care savings.
Political Blind Date
Political Blind Date - Ep. 5
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Vancouver NDP MP Jenny Kwan and Toronto Liberal MP Gary Anandasangaree examine whether the promise of acceptance and opportunities are equal for everyone who arrives in Canada, no matter their origin. Viewer discretion is advised.
Dolphin Man
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Dolphin Man examines the extraordinary legacy and complex life story of Jacques Mayol, the first free-diver to reach 100 meters below the sea. Beautifully shot, the film seeks to understand what drove Mayol to dive so deep, and uncovers his dark side and what led to his suicide in 2001.
Last Day of Freedom
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When Bill Babbitt realizes his brother Manny has committed a crime, he agonizes over whether to call the police. This Oscar-nominated film is a richly animated narrative that tells the story of one man's decision to stand by his brother in the face of war, crime and capital punishment. It is a portrait of a man at the nexus of some of the most pressing social issues of our day: veterans' care, mental health access and criminal justice.
The Agenda with Steve Paikin
Safeguarding Rental Housing; Supporting Homeless People
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The Agenda discusses the state of Toronto's residential building stock and where the responsibly lies for conducting routine inspections and properly maintaining equipment. Then, Dr. Mitchell Katz on how finding permanent supportive housing for people with mental and physical health needs can lead to huge health-care savings.
Political Blind Date
Political Blind Date - Ep. 5
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Vancouver NDP MP Jenny Kwan and Toronto Liberal MP Gary Anandasangaree examine whether the promise of acceptance and opportunities are equal for everyone who arrives in Canada, no matter their origin. Viewer discretion is advised.
Dolphin Man
repeat
dv
Dolphin Man examines the extraordinary legacy and complex life story of Jacques Mayol, the first free-diver to reach 100 meters below the sea. Beautifully shot, the film seeks to understand what drove Mayol to dive so deep, and uncovers his dark side and what led to his suicide in 2001.
Last Day of Freedom
repeat
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When Bill Babbitt realizes his brother Manny has committed a crime, he agonizes over whether to call the police. This Oscar-nominated film is a richly animated narrative that tells the story of one man's decision to stand by his brother in the face of war, crime and capital punishment. It is a portrait of a man at the nexus of some of the most pressing social issues of our day: veterans' care, mental health access and criminal justice.
The Blue Realm
The Blue Realm - Ep. 3
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There's no doubt sharks have an image problem. And they're certainly in trouble globally. The population of some species has declined by more than 90% due to over fishing. But there's still one place in the world where sharks thrive - the Bahamas. Sharks not only prosper there, they are highly protected. It's illegal to kill them.
Walls to Bridges
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By taking part in the Walls to Bridges program, inmates can earn university credits (and gain confidence) in mixed classes with undergraduate students. Ontario Hubs field producer Jeyan Jeganathan visits the Grand Valley Institution for Women in Kitchener, and also meets a woman who credits the program for helping her put her life on track after her release.
Question Period
Question Period: Tuesday, March 19, 2019
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Discussions at Queen's Park today.
The Secret Mediterranean with Trevor McDonald
The Secret Mediterranean with Trevor McDonald - Ep. 2
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Sir Trevor visits three countries where the landscape has determined how people live there, whether it is living by an ancient lagoon in Santorini, being a cowboy in southern France or turning a barren Tunisian landscape into a multi-million dollar Hollywood film set.
The Agenda with Steve Paikin
Safeguarding Rental Housing; Supporting Homeless People
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The Agenda discusses the state of Toronto's residential building stock and where the responsibly lies for conducting routine inspections and properly maintaining equipment. Then, Dr. Mitchell Katz on how finding permanent supportive housing for people with mental and physical health needs can lead to huge health-care savings.
Impossible Engineering
Impossible Engineering - Ep. 6
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The 634m Tokyo Skytree is the world's tallest free-standing tower. Find out how this incredible structure was built to survive high winds and earthquakes.
The Agenda with Steve Paikin
Ontario's Regional Differences; The Truth About Mammography
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The Agenda discusses the results of a cross-province survey which measured attitudes towards issues such as immigration, health care, taxes, reconciliation, and more. Then, former journalist and author Renée Pellerin on whether breast cancer screenings do more harm than good.
White Right: Meeting the Enemy
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With hate crime rising and divisive populist rhetoric infecting discourse across western democracies, filmmaker Deeyah Khan goes to the front lines of the race wars in America. She sits face-to-face with fascists, white supremacists, and proponents of the so-called "alt-right" ideologies. From Breitbart's darling, Richard Spencer, to Jeff Schoep, leader of the largest U.S. neo-Nazi organization, Khan attempts to look past the hateful rhetoric to see if a human connection is possible. Viewer Discretion Advised
Magic Numbers
Magic Numbers - Ep. 1
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In this episode, Hannah Fry goes back to the time of the ancient Greeks to find out why they were so fascinated by the connection between beautiful music and math. The patterns our ancestors found in music are all around us, from the way a sunflower stores its seeds to the number of petals in a flower. Even the shapes of some of the smallest structures in nature, such as viruses, seem to follow the rules of math. All strong evidence for math being discovered.
The Agenda with Steve Paikin
Ontario's Regional Differences; The Truth About Mammography
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The Agenda discusses the results of a cross-province survey which measured attitudes towards issues such as immigration, health care, taxes, reconciliation, and more. Then, former journalist and author Renée Pellerin on whether breast cancer screenings do more harm than good.
White Right: Meeting the Enemy
repeat
With hate crime rising and divisive populist rhetoric infecting discourse across western democracies, filmmaker Deeyah Khan goes to the front lines of the race wars in America. She sits face-to-face with fascists, white supremacists, and proponents of the so-called "alt-right" ideologies. From Breitbart's darling, Richard Spencer, to Jeff Schoep, leader of the largest U.S. neo-Nazi organization, Khan attempts to look past the hateful rhetoric to see if a human connection is possible. Viewer Discretion Advised
Magic Numbers
Magic Numbers - Ep. 1
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In this episode, Hannah Fry goes back to the time of the ancient Greeks to find out why they were so fascinated by the connection between beautiful music and math. The patterns our ancestors found in music are all around us, from the way a sunflower stores its seeds to the number of petals in a flower. Even the shapes of some of the smallest structures in nature, such as viruses, seem to follow the rules of math. All strong evidence for math being discovered.
Impossible Engineering
Impossible Engineering - Ep. 6
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The 634m Tokyo Skytree is the world's tallest free-standing tower. Find out how this incredible structure was built to survive high winds and earthquakes.
Question Period
Question Period: Wednesday, March 20, 2019
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Discussions at Queen's Park today.
The Secret Mediterranean with Trevor McDonald
Secret Mediterranean with Trevor McDonald - Ep. 3
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Sir Trevor travels to deepest Morocco and meets the young British vets working with mountain tribes to ensure the working animals upon which they rely on are kept healthy. In Barcelona he explores the magnificent La Sagrada Familia. On to Italy's third biggest city, Naples, where he meets a judge who is trying to smash the local mafia and meets some of the people who live in the shadow of one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world - Vesuvius. Which scientists believe is overdue for a major eruption.
Ontario Hubs
Rachel Romu: A Spotlight on Disability
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Thunder Bay-born Rachel Romu is hoping to change the way the fashion industry views people with disabilities. As Ontario Hubs producer Jeyan Jeganathan explains, the former track athlete - turned model - is bringing visibility to disability one runway at a time.
The Agenda with Steve Paikin
Ontario's Regional Differences; The Truth About Mammography
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The Agenda discusses the results of a cross-province survey which measured attitudes towards issues such as immigration, health care, taxes, reconciliation, and more. Then, former journalist and author Renée Pellerin on whether breast cancer screenings do more harm than good.
Expedition New Guinea
Expedition New Guinea - Ep. 2
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The team of scientists and filmmakers push deeper into the New Guinea rainforest, and enlists the help of a tribe to find and film the extraordinary birds of paradise as they perform their bizarre courtship displays. One member of the team manhandles a giant crocodile, and another is living deep underground, where he discovers a new cave system never before seen by humans.
The Agenda with Steve Paikin
Education Reforms in Ontario; Cellphone-Free Classrooms
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Increase in high-school class sizes. A re-vamped sex-ed curriculum. New math. The Agenda explores some of the significant changes announced by the PC government to Ontario's education system. Then, examining Ontario's recent decision to ban in-class mobile phone use and whether it will help or harm students.
Political Blind Date
Political Blind Date - Ep. 6
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Quebec Conservative MP Pierre Paul-Hus and Toronto Liberal MP Rob Oliphant travel to the border to see how asylum seekers are welcomed into Canada. In Toronto, they see the importance of refugees to Canada's economy and social fabric.
City Wildlife Rescue
City Wildlife Rescue Series - Ep. 12
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The centre is given an eviction notice and Nathalie Karvonen, it's founder needs to find a new home for this very big and complicated facility. And a turkey vulture with an unidentified injury is being cared for by the medical team. But the clock is ticking for him to be released, before it gets too cold and he'd have to spend the winter indoors.
Big Life Fix
Big Life Fix - Ep. 2
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The Big Fix team uses cutting-edge science and technology to find solutions for problems that have so far gone unsolved. They tackle one of the biggest rural crimes in the U.K., and work to build a BMX bicycle for a boy born with no hands or feet. Meanwhile, 56-year-old Graham has locked-in syndrome, meaning he is almost completely paralyzed and unable to speak. Can the team come up with a way for him to have conversations with his medical team, and his family and friends?
The Agenda with Steve Paikin
Education Reforms in Ontario; Cellphone-Free Classrooms
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Increase in high-school class sizes. A re-vamped sex-ed curriculum. New math. The Agenda explores some of the significant changes announced by the PC government to Ontario's education system. Then, examining Ontario's recent decision to ban in-class mobile phone use and whether it will help or harm students.
Political Blind Date
Political Blind Date - Ep. 6
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Quebec Conservative MP Pierre Paul-Hus and Toronto Liberal MP Rob Oliphant travel to the border to see how asylum seekers are welcomed into Canada. In Toronto, they see the importance of refugees to Canada's economy and social fabric.
City Wildlife Rescue
City Wildlife Rescue Series - Ep. 12
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The centre is given an eviction notice and Nathalie Karvonen, it's founder needs to find a new home for this very big and complicated facility. And a turkey vulture with an unidentified injury is being cared for by the medical team. But the clock is ticking for him to be released, before it gets too cold and he'd have to spend the winter indoors.
Big Life Fix
Big Life Fix - Ep. 2
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The Big Fix team uses cutting-edge science and technology to find solutions for problems that have so far gone unsolved. They tackle one of the biggest rural crimes in the U.K., and work to build a BMX bicycle for a boy born with no hands or feet. Meanwhile, 56-year-old Graham has locked-in syndrome, meaning he is almost completely paralyzed and unable to speak. Can the team come up with a way for him to have conversations with his medical team, and his family and friends?
Expedition New Guinea
Expedition New Guinea - Ep. 2
repeat
The team of scientists and filmmakers push deeper into the New Guinea rainforest, and enlists the help of a tribe to find and film the extraordinary birds of paradise as they perform their bizarre courtship displays. One member of the team manhandles a giant crocodile, and another is living deep underground, where he discovers a new cave system never before seen by humans.
Question Period
Question Period: Thursday, March 21, 2019
new
Discussions at Queen's Park today.
The Secret Mediterranean with Trevor McDonald
The Secret Mediterranean with Trevor McDonald - Ep. 4
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Sir Trevor visits three countries which have been shaped by conflict: Cyprus, an island divided after a bitter conflict in 1974; Malta, the most fought-over island in the history of the Mediterranean and Egypt; which for 3000 years was the dominant power in the region.
The Agenda with Steve Paikin
Education Reforms in Ontario; Cellphone-Free Classrooms
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Increase in high-school class sizes. A re-vamped sex-ed curriculum. New math. The Agenda explores some of the significant changes announced by the PC government to Ontario's education system. Then, examining Ontario's recent decision to ban in-class mobile phone use and whether it will help or harm students.
Simon Reeve's Sacred Rivers
Simon Reeve's Sacred Rivers - Ep. 3
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Simon travels along the Yangtze, discovering a revival of religious faith in China. Starting at the first bend, Simon follows the river to Dazu where he sees 50,000 ancient rock carvings. Taking a river cruise, he arrives at the Three Gorges Dam, the biggest power station on the planet. Simon's journey ends in Shanghai, a shining symbol of China's new economic might but also a city where many are rediscovering religious faith.
The Agenda with Steve Paikin
Art and Censorship; Ontario Hubs; The Agenda's Week
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Multimedia artist and broadcaster Sook Yin Lee discusses her performance documentary, Unsafe, on the topic of art censorship in Canada. Ontario Hubs journalists discuss stories from around the province. And, The Agenda reviews its week of programming.
Heartbeat
Ep. 5 - Home Sweet Home
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14+
Elderly ladies at a nursing home die - right after changing their wills to leave all their money to the home.
Borgen
Ep. 4 - Battle Ready
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After Bjørn Marrot's exit, Höxenhaven steps up his profile as the new party leader.Meanwhile, compromising photos of Höxenhaven with a male lover turn up. Brigitte's private life is in tatters, and she is tempted into a one-night stand.
The Agenda with Steve Paikin
Art and Censorship; Ontario Hubs; The Agenda's Week
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Multimedia artist and broadcaster Sook Yin Lee discusses her performance documentary, Unsafe, on the topic of art censorship in Canada. Ontario Hubs journalists discuss stories from around the province. And, The Agenda reviews its week of programming.
Heartbeat
Ep. 5 - Home Sweet Home
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14+
Elderly ladies at a nursing home die - right after changing their wills to leave all their money to the home.
Borgen
Ep. 4 - Battle Ready
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14+
After Bjørn Marrot's exit, Höxenhaven steps up his profile as the new party leader.Meanwhile, compromising photos of Höxenhaven with a male lover turn up. Brigitte's private life is in tatters, and she is tempted into a one-night stand.
Occupied
Ep. 3 - June
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14+
The prime minister is under pressure from journalist Thomas Eriksen, who is demanding a specific date for the Russian withdrawal from Norway. Jesper Berg yields to pressure and ask the Russians about a date. The Russians, however, have one condition.
Atikokan Calming Project
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As Ontario Hubs field producer Jeyan Jeganathan discovers, Ontario teachers are creating relaxing learning environments to keep students focused. Two passionate teachers in Atikokan use scented diffusers, fidget toys, and dim lighting to create a "soothing" classroom to accommodate pupils with diverse needs.
The Manor (Feature Version)
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When he was six, Shawney Cohen's father bought "The Manor," a club in Guelph, Ontario. Thirty years later, the family's lifestyle has got the better of them. While his 400-pound father prepares for stomach-reduction surgery, his 85-pound mother has her own complicated relationship with food. Shawney's role as struggling filmmaker and outcast son provides a rare glimpse into a family facing the consequences of their livelihood and dependence.
National Geographic
The Kangaroo King
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The scorching interior of Australia is home to the largest of all living marsupials - the mighty red kangaroo. In this inhospitable yet breathtaking land, "Red" takes on the greatest challenges of his life, and of his species. This film follows him from the moment he is born, as he hauls his tiny body to his mother's pouch, as he endures drought, heat wave, and bushfire, and struggles to prove his strength, not only against others of his kind, but also against the land itself.
National Geographic
Wild 24 - Ep. 6
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From the tropical vitality of coral reefs, to the frigid bounty of the Antarctic, the diversity of life here is matched only by its mystery.
Monty Don's Paradise Gardens
Monty Don's Paradise Gardens - Ep. 1
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Monty Don begins his exploration in Spain, where he discovers the basic building blocks of paradise gardens at the Alhambra. In Morocco, he learns about the wide variety of these gardens, and in Iran he sees the influence of the gardens of old Persia, and visits some of the most exquisite gardens in the world
Planetary
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Planetary is a provocative and breathtaking wakeup call- a cross-continental, cinematic journey about the human community and the future of the planet. The film takes us from one of the truly extraordinary events of our civilization, which was space travel, and looks at how this gave us a totally different perspective on the Earth. It is a humbling reminder of the near-incalculable breadth of our impact on the earth, intellectually challenges us to reconsider our relationship with our home and the urgency to shift our perspective.
Dolphin Man
repeat
dv
Dolphin Man examines the extraordinary legacy and complex life story of Jacques Mayol, the first free-diver to reach 100 meters below the sea. Beautifully shot, the film seeks to understand what drove Mayol to dive so deep, and uncovers his dark side and what led to his suicide in 2001.
FIXED!
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A light-hearted look at the folks behind the Repair Café Toronto, this short documentary by filmmaker Cat Mills profiles a dedicated group of volunteers and their mission to end our throwaway culture by fixing your broken items for free.
NFB Shorts
Ryan
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This Oscar®-winning animated short from Chris Landreth is based on the life of Ryan Larkin, a Canadian animator who produced some of the most influential animated films of his time. Ryan is living every artist's worst nightmare - succumbing to addiction, panhandling on the streets to make ends meet. Through computer-generated characters, Landreth interviews his friend to shed light on his downward spiral.
National Geographic
Wild 24 - Ep. 6
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From the tropical vitality of coral reefs, to the frigid bounty of the Antarctic, the diversity of life here is matched only by its mystery.
Planetary
repeat
dv
Planetary is a provocative and breathtaking wakeup call- a cross-continental, cinematic journey about the human community and the future of the planet. The film takes us from one of the truly extraordinary events of our civilization, which was space travel, and looks at how this gave us a totally different perspective on the Earth. It is a humbling reminder of the near-incalculable breadth of our impact on the earth, intellectually challenges us to reconsider our relationship with our home and the urgency to shift our perspective.
Dolphin Man
repeat
dv
Dolphin Man examines the extraordinary legacy and complex life story of Jacques Mayol, the first free-diver to reach 100 meters below the sea. Beautifully shot, the film seeks to understand what drove Mayol to dive so deep, and uncovers his dark side and what led to his suicide in 2001.
FIXED!
repeat
A light-hearted look at the folks behind the Repair Café Toronto, this short documentary by filmmaker Cat Mills profiles a dedicated group of volunteers and their mission to end our throwaway culture by fixing your broken items for free.
NFB Shorts
Ryan
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This Oscar®-winning animated short from Chris Landreth is based on the life of Ryan Larkin, a Canadian animator who produced some of the most influential animated films of his time. Ryan is living every artist's worst nightmare - succumbing to addiction, panhandling on the streets to make ends meet. Through computer-generated characters, Landreth interviews his friend to shed light on his downward spiral.
Big Wind
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This film explores the conflict over the controversial development of industrial wind turbines in Ontario. It is a divisive issue that at times pits neighbour against neighbour, residents against corporations, and the people against their government.
National Geographic
Access 360: World Heritage - Kilimanjaro
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In Tanzania, one of the world's most iconic mountains is on the verge of catastrophe. Mount Kilimanjaro is losing the iconic white cap that has crowned its peak for millennia. Its glaciers are disappearing at an astonishing pace while its rivers and forests are drying up. Is it global warming, or a problem much closer to home? A passionate team of Tanzanians brave savannah, mountain and skies in a mission to uncover the mystery behind the demise of this national treasure and try to prevent it.
Rivers with Jeremy Paxman
Rivers with Jeremy Paxman - Ep. 4
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Jeremy Paxman meets the people who manage the Thames's floods, maintain its bridges, control its locks, and deal with its sewage. He also finds time to make the odd stop along the way for entertainment.
Walls to Bridges
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By taking part in the Walls to Bridges program, inmates can earn university credits (and gain confidence) in mixed classes with undergraduate students. Ontario Hubs field producer Jeyan Jeganathan visits the Grand Valley Institution for Women in Kitchener, and also meets a woman who credits the program for helping her put her life on track after her release.
Political Blind Date
Political Blind Date - Ep. 6
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Quebec Conservative MP Pierre Paul-Hus and Toronto Liberal MP Rob Oliphant travel to the border to see how asylum seekers are welcomed into Canada. In Toronto, they see the importance of refugees to Canada's economy and social fabric.
City Wildlife Rescue
City Wildlife Rescue Series - Ep. 12
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The centre is given an eviction notice and Nathalie Karvonen, it's founder needs to find a new home for this very big and complicated facility. And a turkey vulture with an unidentified injury is being cared for by the medical team. But the clock is ticking for him to be released, before it gets too cold and he'd have to spend the winter indoors.
Dolphin Man
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Dolphin Man examines the extraordinary legacy and complex life story of Jacques Mayol, the first free-diver to reach 100 meters below the sea. Beautifully shot, the film seeks to understand what drove Mayol to dive so deep, and uncovers his dark side and what led to his suicide in 2001.
The Superfood Chain
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Almost every year, the western world is introduced to a new superfood that boasts extraordinary nutritional benefits. Filmmaker Ann Shin explores the stories behind foods such as quinoa, teff, coconuts, and wild salmon, revealing the superfood industry's effect on the lives of farm families in Bolivia, Ethiopia, the Philippines, and Haida Gwaii. The documentary examines its unintended effects on food security, health, sustainable farming, and fair-trade food practices. Explore the film's interactive website www.thesuperfoodchain.com for more information and videos about superfoods from around the world.
National Geographic
Access 360: World Heritage - Kilimanjaro
repeat
In Tanzania, one of the world's most iconic mountains is on the verge of catastrophe. Mount Kilimanjaro is losing the iconic white cap that has crowned its peak for millennia. Its glaciers are disappearing at an astonishing pace while its rivers and forests are drying up. Is it global warming, or a problem much closer to home? A passionate team of Tanzanians brave savannah, mountain and skies in a mission to uncover the mystery behind the demise of this national treasure and try to prevent it.
Rivers with Jeremy Paxman
Rivers with Jeremy Paxman - Ep. 4
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Jeremy Paxman meets the people who manage the Thames's floods, maintain its bridges, control its locks, and deal with its sewage. He also finds time to make the odd stop along the way for entertainment.
Atikokan Calming Project
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As Ontario Hubs field producer Jeyan Jeganathan discovers, Ontario teachers are creating relaxing learning environments to keep students focused. Two passionate teachers in Atikokan use scented diffusers, fidget toys, and dim lighting to create a "soothing" classroom to accommodate pupils with diverse needs.
Political Blind Date
Political Blind Date - Ep. 6
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Quebec Conservative MP Pierre Paul-Hus and Toronto Liberal MP Rob Oliphant travel to the border to see how asylum seekers are welcomed into Canada. In Toronto, they see the importance of refugees to Canada's economy and social fabric.
City Wildlife Rescue
City Wildlife Rescue Series - Ep. 12
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The centre is given an eviction notice and Nathalie Karvonen, it's founder needs to find a new home for this very big and complicated facility. And a turkey vulture with an unidentified injury is being cared for by the medical team. But the clock is ticking for him to be released, before it gets too cold and he'd have to spend the winter indoors.
Dolphin Man
repeat
dv
Dolphin Man examines the extraordinary legacy and complex life story of Jacques Mayol, the first free-diver to reach 100 meters below the sea. Beautifully shot, the film seeks to understand what drove Mayol to dive so deep, and uncovers his dark side and what led to his suicide in 2001.
The Superfood Chain
repeat
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Almost every year, the western world is introduced to a new superfood that boasts extraordinary nutritional benefits. Filmmaker Ann Shin explores the stories behind foods such as quinoa, teff, coconuts, and wild salmon, revealing the superfood industry's effect on the lives of farm families in Bolivia, Ethiopia, the Philippines, and Haida Gwaii. The documentary examines its unintended effects on food security, health, sustainable farming, and fair-trade food practices. Explore the film's interactive website www.thesuperfoodchain.com for more information and videos about superfoods from around the world.
The Agenda with Steve Paikin
Art and Censorship; Ontario Hubs; The Agenda's Week
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Multimedia artist and broadcaster Sook Yin Lee discusses her performance documentary, Unsafe, on the topic of art censorship in Canada. Ontario Hubs journalists discuss stories from around the province. And, The Agenda reviews its week of programming.
Time Team
Time Team - Ep. 8
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Roman remains have been turning up in an Oxfordshire field for decades, where a student in the 1960s believed he had uncovered a Roman mosaic. Is this the site of a lost grand Roman villa?
The Agenda with Steve Paikin
Canada's New Housing Fix; Debating Health-Care Reform
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The Agenda examines some of the new measures in the 2019 federal budget that aim to make housing more affordable for Canadians. Then, two former Ontario deputy ministers of health share their views on the recent changes to health-care delivery in the province.
The Dictator's Playbook
The Dictator's Playbook - Ep. 4
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An exploration of the methods and tactics of Generalissimo Francisco Franco, who controlled Spain with absolute power for four decades. Employing violence and terror learned in colonial warfare, Franco led the 1936 military coup that overthrew the legitimately elected government and went on to rule the nation as his personal fiefdom until his death in 1975. The mass graves of his victims are being exhumed to this day. Viewer discretion advised.
Egypt's Lost Queens
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Historian, Joann Fletcher explores the hitherto downplayed role that women took in the running of state and, indeed, in shaping every aspect of life in Ancient Egypt. The ancient Egyptians were unique in their attitude to sexual equality with women holding the title of 'Pharaoh' no fewer than 18 times. Focusing on women of royalty such as Pharaoh Hatshepsut and Queen Nefertari, as well as women of high profession such as Lady Peseshat, the earliest female doctor known to the world, Fletcher reveals an ancient civilization unparalleled in its sexual equality.
The Agenda with Steve Paikin
Canada's New Housing Fix; Debating Health-Care Reform
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The Agenda examines some of the new measures in the 2019 federal budget that aim to make housing more affordable for Canadians. Then, two former Ontario deputy ministers of health share their views on the recent changes to health-care delivery in the province.
The Dictator's Playbook
The Dictator's Playbook - Ep. 4
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An exploration of the methods and tactics of Generalissimo Francisco Franco, who controlled Spain with absolute power for four decades. Employing violence and terror learned in colonial warfare, Franco led the 1936 military coup that overthrew the legitimately elected government and went on to rule the nation as his personal fiefdom until his death in 1975. The mass graves of his victims are being exhumed to this day. Viewer discretion advised.
Egypt's Lost Queens
repeat
Historian, Joann Fletcher explores the hitherto downplayed role that women took in the running of state and, indeed, in shaping every aspect of life in Ancient Egypt. The ancient Egyptians were unique in their attitude to sexual equality with women holding the title of 'Pharaoh' no fewer than 18 times. Focusing on women of royalty such as Pharaoh Hatshepsut and Queen Nefertari, as well as women of high profession such as Lady Peseshat, the earliest female doctor known to the world, Fletcher reveals an ancient civilization unparalleled in its sexual equality.
Time Team
Time Team - Ep. 8
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Roman remains have been turning up in an Oxfordshire field for decades, where a student in the 1960s believed he had uncovered a Roman mosaic. Is this the site of a lost grand Roman villa?
Ontario Hubs
The Future of Beekeeping
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The Agenda heads to Niagara College to see its beekeeping program, which will graduate its first students this year. Ontario Hubs field producer Jeyan Jeganathan looks at how the industry is evolving and, more importantly, growing in Ontario.
Question Period
Question Period: Monday, March 25, 2019
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Discussions at Queen's Park today.
Genius
Genius - Ep. 1
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Stephen Hawking and Jim Al-Khalili explain how Isaac Newton saw mathematics at the root of everything, from gravity to light. Richard Dawkins explores Robert Hooke's revelatory microscopic world, and champions the virtues of a scientist whose name was almost wiped from the history books by men who despised him: most notably his arch-rival Newton. Kathy Sykes charts Edmond Halley's exploration of the stars, which helped Britain's sailors to rule the waves.
The Agenda with Steve Paikin
Canada's New Housing Fix; Debating Health-Care Reform
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The Agenda examines some of the new measures in the 2019 federal budget that aim to make housing more affordable for Canadians. Then, two former Ontario deputy ministers of health share their views on the recent changes to health-care delivery in the province.
The Blue Realm
The Blue Realm - Ep. 4
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Believe it or not, many scuba divers want to see great whites up close, and photographers want dramatic shots. But how do you get the sharks to where you want them? For decades, it's been done by baiting, or ,chumming, - attracting sharks with food. This practice is being questioned and banned in many countries because of a dramatic increase in shark attacks.
The Agenda with Steve Paikin
Crisis in the Catholic Church; Searching for Meaning
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The Agenda discusses the issues that are testing the future sustainability of the Catholic church. Then, psychiatrist and author Ralph Lewis on how one can find purpose in the world even without faith in God.
Political Blind Date
Political Blind Date - Ep. 6
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Quebec Conservative MP Pierre Paul-Hus and Toronto Liberal MP Rob Oliphant travel to the border to see how asylum seekers are welcomed into Canada. In Toronto, they see the importance of refugees to Canada's economy and social fabric.
Buck
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Buck is a richly textured and visually stunning film following Buck Brannaman from his abusive childhood to his phenomenally successful approach to horses. A real-life 'horse-whisperer', he eschews the violence of his upbringing and teaches people to communicate with their horses through leadership and sensitivity, not punishment.
The Agenda with Steve Paikin
Crisis in the Catholic Church; Searching for Meaning
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The Agenda discusses the issues that are testing the future sustainability of the Catholic church. Then, psychiatrist and author Ralph Lewis on how one can find purpose in the world even without faith in God.
Political Blind Date
Political Blind Date - Ep. 6
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Quebec Conservative MP Pierre Paul-Hus and Toronto Liberal MP Rob Oliphant travel to the border to see how asylum seekers are welcomed into Canada. In Toronto, they see the importance of refugees to Canada's economy and social fabric.
Buck
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Buck is a richly textured and visually stunning film following Buck Brannaman from his abusive childhood to his phenomenally successful approach to horses. A real-life 'horse-whisperer', he eschews the violence of his upbringing and teaches people to communicate with their horses through leadership and sensitivity, not punishment.
The Blue Realm
The Blue Realm - Ep. 4
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Believe it or not, many scuba divers want to see great whites up close, and photographers want dramatic shots. But how do you get the sharks to where you want them? For decades, it's been done by baiting, or ,chumming, - attracting sharks with food. This practice is being questioned and banned in many countries because of a dramatic increase in shark attacks.
Question Period
Question Period: Tuesday, March 26, 2019
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Discussions at Queen's Park today.
Genius
Genius - Ep. 2
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The Industrial Revolution in Britain was sparked by an explosion of scientific inquiry. James Dyson tells the story of how a young James Watt was inspired to perfect the steam engine that would change the world forever. Jim Al-Khalili explains how Joseph Priestley, a clergyman with a fascination for gases, discovered the very air we breathe and started a craze for soda water. And Robert Winston reveals the extraordinary story of John Hunter, surgeon, anatomist... and body-snatcher.
The Agenda with Steve Paikin
Crisis in the Catholic Church; Searching for Meaning
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The Agenda discusses the issues that are testing the future sustainability of the Catholic church. Then, psychiatrist and author Ralph Lewis on how one can find purpose in the world even without faith in God.
Impossible Engineering
Impossible Engineering - Ep. 7
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The aviation industry faces a seemingly impossible challenge; to sustain the ever increasing demand for cheap and efficient air travel and yet provide air transport that is quiet, has a low carbon footprint and can access increasingly remote areas without the need for expensive ground infra-structure.
The Agenda with Steve Paikin
Boosting Local Infrastructure; A Focus on Skills
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The Agenda looks at how Ontario municipalities will spend their share of the infrastructure funding announced in last week's federal budget. Then, will the federal government's large investment in skills and training help Canada address its fast-evolving, technology-driven economy?
Brilliant Ideas
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Discover the story of one of the most well-known performance artists ever, Marina Abramovic, who conducted the largest performance piece ever held at New York's Museum of Modern Art.
Brilliant Ideas
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Taking traditional methods of ink paintings and woodcuts and adding the modern flair of black and white animations, Chinese artist Sun Xun often depicts works exploring Chinese culture and history.
Magic Numbers
Magic Numbers - Ep. 2
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Hannah Fry travels down the fastest zip wire in the world to learn more about Newton's ideas on gravity. His discoveries revealed the movement of the planets was regular and predictable. James Clerk Maxwell unified the ideas of electricity and magnetism, and explained what light was. As if that wasn't enough, he also predicted the existence of radio waves. His tools of the trade were nothing more than pure mathematics. All strong evidence for math being discovered.
The Agenda with Steve Paikin
Boosting Local Infrastructure; A Focus on Skills
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The Agenda looks at how Ontario municipalities will spend their share of the infrastructure funding announced in last week's federal budget. Then, will the federal government's large investment in skills and training help Canada address its fast-evolving, technology-driven economy?
Brilliant Ideas
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Discover the story of one of the most well-known performance artists ever, Marina Abramovic, who conducted the largest performance piece ever held at New York's Museum of Modern Art.
Brilliant Ideas
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Taking traditional methods of ink paintings and woodcuts and adding the modern flair of black and white animations, Chinese artist Sun Xun often depicts works exploring Chinese culture and history.
Magic Numbers
Magic Numbers - Ep. 2
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Hannah Fry travels down the fastest zip wire in the world to learn more about Newton's ideas on gravity. His discoveries revealed the movement of the planets was regular and predictable. James Clerk Maxwell unified the ideas of electricity and magnetism, and explained what light was. As if that wasn't enough, he also predicted the existence of radio waves. His tools of the trade were nothing more than pure mathematics. All strong evidence for math being discovered.
Impossible Engineering
Impossible Engineering - Ep. 7
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The aviation industry faces a seemingly impossible challenge; to sustain the ever increasing demand for cheap and efficient air travel and yet provide air transport that is quiet, has a low carbon footprint and can access increasingly remote areas without the need for expensive ground infra-structure.
Question Period
Question Period: Wednesday, March 27, 2019
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Discussions at Queen's Park today.
Genius
Genius - Ep. 3
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James Dyson looks at the life of Michael Faraday, the impoverished son of a blacksmith who became obsessed with electricity and gave us energy at the flick of a switch. Kathy Sykes explores the many achievements of Lord Kelvin, who amassed over 70 patents, wrote the laws of thermodynamics and was responsible for the first transatlantic telegraph cable. Richard Dawkins talks about a great neglected hero of his: Alfred Russel Wallace, the man who nearly beat Darwin to the theory of evolution.
The Agenda with Steve Paikin
Boosting Local Infrastructure; A Focus on Skills
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The Agenda looks at how Ontario municipalities will spend their share of the infrastructure funding announced in last week's federal budget. Then, will the federal government's large investment in skills and training help Canada address its fast-evolving, technology-driven economy?
Expedition New Guinea
Expedition New Guinea - Ep. 3
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The team descends into the crater of a giant extinct volcano covered in thick jungle. They are the first outsiders ever to enter this hidden world, which biologists have long believed could be home to spectacular new creatures. At an erupting volcano, a rare bird is discovered that depends on the hot ash for its survival. Discoveries inside the crater include two new species: a giant rat and a tree-climbing marsupial.
The Agenda with Steve Paikin
Growing Old Behind Bars; Cracking Down on Online Hate
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The Agenda discusses the findings of a recent report that looked at the growing proportion of older individuals in federal custody and the challenges they face. Then, examining the role of social media after the terror attack in New Zealand and how platforms handle hateful content online.
The Super-Rich and Us
The Super-Rich and Us - Ep. 1
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In this two-part series, told through rigorous investigation, interviews with key participants and fascinating archive footage, Jacques Peretti investigates the seemingly irresistible rise of the super-rich and examines how the super-rich are upending the lives and certainties of everyone else.
Big Life Fix
Big Life Fix - Ep. 3
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The team of engineers, designers and programmers is challenged to find a solution to help two teenage brothers with cystic fibrosis, which severely affects their breathing. Shamreen has a degenerative condition that has left her with very limited vision, and she struggles to get around with her two young sons. And seven-year-old Rosie wears a cumbersome medical helmet after brain surgery as an infant. She desperately wants a new helmet that will help her fit in with her friends.
The Agenda with Steve Paikin
Growing Old Behind Bars; Cracking Down on Online Hate
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The Agenda discusses the findings of a recent report that looked at the growing proportion of older individuals in federal custody and the challenges they face. Then, examining the role of social media after the terror attack in New Zealand and how platforms handle hateful content online.
The Super-Rich and Us
The Super-Rich and Us - Ep. 1
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In this two-part series, told through rigorous investigation, interviews with key participants and fascinating archive footage, Jacques Peretti investigates the seemingly irresistible rise of the super-rich and examines how the super-rich are upending the lives and certainties of everyone else.
Big Life Fix
Big Life Fix - Ep. 3
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The team of engineers, designers and programmers is challenged to find a solution to help two teenage brothers with cystic fibrosis, which severely affects their breathing. Shamreen has a degenerative condition that has left her with very limited vision, and she struggles to get around with her two young sons. And seven-year-old Rosie wears a cumbersome medical helmet after brain surgery as an infant. She desperately wants a new helmet that will help her fit in with her friends.
Expedition New Guinea
Expedition New Guinea - Ep. 3
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The team descends into the crater of a giant extinct volcano covered in thick jungle. They are the first outsiders ever to enter this hidden world, which biologists have long believed could be home to spectacular new creatures. At an erupting volcano, a rare bird is discovered that depends on the hot ash for its survival. Discoveries inside the crater include two new species: a giant rat and a tree-climbing marsupial.
Question Period
Question Period: Thursday, March 28, 2019
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Discussions at Queen's Park today.
Genius
Genius - Ep. 4
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Richard Dawkins reveals his admiration for Alan Turing, the man who pioneered modern computing science as a by-product of his work deciphering the German Enigma Code. James Dyson celebrates the work of engineer Frank Whittle, who came from nowhere to invent the jet engine. Jim Al-Khalili reveals how, without the discovery of radar by Robert Watson-Watt, the Battle of Britain would certainly have been lost. And Paul Nurse tells the story of Alexander Fleming, who discovered penicillin.
The Agenda with Steve Paikin
Growing Old Behind Bars; Cracking Down on Online Hate
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The Agenda discusses the findings of a recent report that looked at the growing proportion of older individuals in federal custody and the challenges they face. Then, examining the role of social media after the terror attack in New Zealand and how platforms handle hateful content online.
Monty Don's Paradise Gardens
Monty Don's Paradise Gardens - Ep. 1
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Monty Don begins his exploration in Spain, where he discovers the basic building blocks of paradise gardens at the Alhambra. In Morocco, he learns about the wide variety of these gardens, and in Iran he sees the influence of the gardens of old Persia, and visits some of the most exquisite gardens in the world
The Agenda with Steve Paikin
Broadcasting Baseball; Ontario Hubs; The Agenda's Week
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Legendary baseball broadcaster Jerry Howarth recounts some of his best stories from years of covering the Toronto Blue Jays. Ontario Hubs journalists discuss stories from around the province. And, The Agenda reviews its week of programming
Heartbeat
Ep. 6 - Old Masters
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Alf is the security guard when Lord Ashfordly opens his home to public tours. When an art thief makes off with valuable sketches, a photo in the the local paper sullies Alf's reputation.
Borgen
Ep. 5 - Plant a Tree
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Birgitte Nyborg's government is about to negotiate the environmental element of the new reform package. She wants a multi-party agreement and attempts to get the Liberals on board, but the Green leader is unwilling to compromise. Katrine receives the offer of a high-profile job as spin doctor to Hesselboe, which puts her personal beliefs to the test. At home, Birgitte's children are clearly affected by their mother's work-related stress.
The Agenda with Steve Paikin
Broadcasting Baseball; Ontario Hubs; The Agenda's Week
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Legendary baseball broadcaster Jerry Howarth recounts some of his best stories from years of covering the Toronto Blue Jays. Ontario Hubs journalists discuss stories from around the province. And, The Agenda reviews its week of programming
Heartbeat
Ep. 6 - Old Masters
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Alf is the security guard when Lord Ashfordly opens his home to public tours. When an art thief makes off with valuable sketches, a photo in the the local paper sullies Alf's reputation.
Ontario Hubs
Rachel Romu: A Spotlight on Disability
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Thunder Bay-born Rachel Romu is hoping to change the way the fashion industry views people with disabilities. As Ontario Hubs producer Jeyan Jeganathan explains, the former track athlete - turned model - is bringing visibility to disability one runway at a time.
Borgen
Ep. 5 - Plant a Tree
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Birgitte Nyborg's government is about to negotiate the environmental element of the new reform package. She wants a multi-party agreement and attempts to get the Liberals on board, but the Green leader is unwilling to compromise. Katrine receives the offer of a high-profile job as spin doctor to Hesselboe, which puts her personal beliefs to the test. At home, Birgitte's children are clearly affected by their mother's work-related stress.
Occupied
Ep. 4 - July
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A Norwegian resistance movement that calls itself Free Norway gives the impression of wanting to use all means to get the Russians out of the country. They contact Eriksen, and demands that he writes beneficial about them - otherwise his wife's Russian friendly restaurant will be the next target.
Father Figures
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When filmmaker April Butler's 73-year-old father Dale began a romantic relationship with a 23-year-old woman from the Philippines, Butler didn't know what to make of it. The film examines the difficult family dynamics that play out when Dale becomes engaged to Girlie and plans to bring her to his home in Kamloops, B.C., where she hopes for a baby and an education. Travelling to the Philippines and following the relationship as it evolves, Butler begins to wonder who is conning whom.
Genius
Genius - Ep. 5
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The final episode in the series looks at the incredible discoveries of the last 50 years and reveals where some of the greatest minds of our time think we are heading, in the fields of genetics, astronomy and nanotechnology. To end the series, Stephen Hawking and Richard Dawkins ask each other the questions they really want answered, and all of the scientists explain why they think science is now more important than ever.
National Geographic
Chimp School
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In Sierra Leone chimps are struggling. After civil war and Ebola, they are not a priority. The race is on to bring them back from the brink. Tacugama Chimp Sanctuary is doing that. For the chimps the mission is simple; find your personality, find your place in a troop, and find a way to live. This is an intimate, harrowing and heart-warming story told through the evolving and enchanting lives of individual chimp characters fighting to survive.
Monty Don's Paradise Gardens
Monty Don's Paradise Gardens - Ep. 2
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Monty Don continues his quest to uncover the secrets of paradise gardens - in Turkey, in India, and at home in the United Kingdom.
The 50 Year Argument
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This is an exploration of the New York Review of Books, whose six-decade history saw it on the frontlines of cultural and political debate. It is a sanctuary for writers and a beacon for readers, covering the world of ideas and stirring debate. Among its devoted readers is Martin Scorsese, who teams with David Tedeschi to pay tribute to the publication's history, featuring interviews with the magazine's international contributors, including Ian Buruma, Joan Didion, Darryl Pinckney, and others.
Walls to Bridges
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By taking part in the Walls to Bridges program, inmates can earn university credits (and gain confidence) in mixed classes with undergraduate students. Ontario Hubs field producer Jeyan Jeganathan visits the Grand Valley Institution for Women in Kitchener, and also meets a woman who credits the program for helping her put her life on track after her release.
Risk Factor
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Risk permeates our lives. Filmmaker Robert Lang's journey to demystify risk leads him to a renowned statistician at Cambridge, an extreme ice climber on an avalanche-prone mountain, a physicist at a nuclear reactor, and a security guru at the Boston Marathon. Lang replays and reconsiders his most risk-laden life experiences - from a drunken joyride, to a murder on his doorstep, to a brush with nuclear radiation, to the pages of his family history that speak to current fears about terrorism.
National Geographic
Chimp School
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In Sierra Leone chimps are struggling. After civil war and Ebola, they are not a priority. The race is on to bring them back from the brink. Tacugama Chimp Sanctuary is doing that. For the chimps the mission is simple; find your personality, find your place in a troop, and find a way to live. This is an intimate, harrowing and heart-warming story told through the evolving and enchanting lives of individual chimp characters fighting to survive.
The 50 Year Argument
repeat
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This is an exploration of the New York Review of Books, whose six-decade history saw it on the frontlines of cultural and political debate. It is a sanctuary for writers and a beacon for readers, covering the world of ideas and stirring debate. Among its devoted readers is Martin Scorsese, who teams with David Tedeschi to pay tribute to the publication's history, featuring interviews with the magazine's international contributors, including Ian Buruma, Joan Didion, Darryl Pinckney, and others.
NFB Shorts
Hungu
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Under the African sun, a child walks in the desert with his kin. Death is prowling, but a mother's soul resurrected by music will return strength and life to the child when he becomes a man. Inspired by the grace and raw beauty of African rock paintings, Nicolas Brault paints a story without borders, with the humanity and elegance of a universal narrator.
Risk Factor
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Risk permeates our lives. Filmmaker Robert Lang's journey to demystify risk leads him to a renowned statistician at Cambridge, an extreme ice climber on an avalanche-prone mountain, a physicist at a nuclear reactor, and a security guru at the Boston Marathon. Lang replays and reconsiders his most risk-laden life experiences - from a drunken joyride, to a murder on his doorstep, to a brush with nuclear radiation, to the pages of his family history that speak to current fears about terrorism.
Echoes
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Women in China face pressure to deliver boys and either abort or give up their girls. Who are the women faced with these difficult decisions, and who are the women who raise their children on the other side of the world? They share their struggles to reconcile the powerful emotions and ideas that arise with adoption and abandonment.
National Geographic
Hubble's Cosmic Journey
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The Hubble space telescope was launched in April 1990 aboard the space shuttle Discovery. Its release into orbit over 600 kilometres above the Earth marked the birth of one of humanity's biggest dreams - to gain a clear view of the cosmos. This program recounts the story of one of the most remarkable advances in modern technology, as told by the people who designed, built, launched, operated and repaired the observatory.
Walls to Bridges
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By taking part in the Walls to Bridges program, inmates can earn university credits (and gain confidence) in mixed classes with undergraduate students. Ontario Hubs field producer Jeyan Jeganathan visits the Grand Valley Institution for Women in Kitchener, and also meets a woman who credits the program for helping her put her life on track after her release.
Striking Balance
Striking Balance - Ep. 1
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Canada's 16 United Nations designated Biosphere Reserves are home to nearly 2 million people, where individuals and organizations have made a commitment to work together to find innovative approaches to living and working in harmony with nature. Help us share how these extraordinary people are working to create a brighter future for Canadians and the environments we live in.
Michael Mosley vs The Superbugs
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As more bacterial infections become resistant to antibiotics, Michael Mosley goes in search of resistance hunters - scientists on the front line of developing new treatments and putting them to the test. Can these pioneers save humanity from a future where the antibiotics on which we currently depend no longer work?
Lowdown Tracks (Feature Version)
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Inspired by depression-era folk songs, filmmaker Shelley Saywell and singer and activist Lorraine Segato set out to document the music and stories of those who live on the margins of society and bare their souls through their songs on the streets of Toronto. It's a journey that takes us along abandoned tracks, beneath bridges, inside shelters, rooming houses and alleyways, and celebrates the music and survival of those who live on the outside.
SponsorLand: Welcome to Canada
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Canadians became international heroes during the Syrian refugee crisis by opening their doors and sponsoring thousands in need, but how do good intentions stack up against reality? This documentary by Michèle Hozer takes a look at the lives of a rambunctious Syrian family of 13 and their community of well-intentioned sponsors in Picton, Ont., exploring the joys, expectations, and challenges on both sides.
National Geographic
Hubble's Cosmic Journey
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The Hubble space telescope was launched in April 1990 aboard the space shuttle Discovery. Its release into orbit over 600 kilometres above the Earth marked the birth of one of humanity's biggest dreams - to gain a clear view of the cosmos. This program recounts the story of one of the most remarkable advances in modern technology, as told by the people who designed, built, launched, operated and repaired the observatory.
Church Conversions
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Facing shrinking congregations and mounting repair costs, many churches are downsizing and vacating their buildings. Ontario Hubs field producer Jeyan Jeganathan travels to Kingston, Hamilton, and Niagara-on-the-Lake, where people are finding new ways to use old churches, from business to brewing.
Striking Balance
Striking Balance - Ep. 1
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Canada's 16 United Nations designated Biosphere Reserves are home to nearly 2 million people, where individuals and organizations have made a commitment to work together to find innovative approaches to living and working in harmony with nature. Help us share how these extraordinary people are working to create a brighter future for Canadians and the environments we live in.
Michael Mosley vs The Superbugs
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As more bacterial infections become resistant to antibiotics, Michael Mosley goes in search of resistance hunters - scientists on the front line of developing new treatments and putting them to the test. Can these pioneers save humanity from a future where the antibiotics on which we currently depend no longer work?
Lowdown Tracks (Feature Version)
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Inspired by depression-era folk songs, filmmaker Shelley Saywell and singer and activist Lorraine Segato set out to document the music and stories of those who live on the margins of society and bare their souls through their songs on the streets of Toronto. It's a journey that takes us along abandoned tracks, beneath bridges, inside shelters, rooming houses and alleyways, and celebrates the music and survival of those who live on the outside.
SponsorLand: Welcome to Canada
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Canadians became international heroes during the Syrian refugee crisis by opening their doors and sponsoring thousands in need, but how do good intentions stack up against reality? This documentary by Michèle Hozer takes a look at the lives of a rambunctious Syrian family of 13 and their community of well-intentioned sponsors in Picton, Ont., exploring the joys, expectations, and challenges on both sides.
The Agenda with Steve Paikin
Broadcasting Baseball; Ontario Hubs; The Agenda's Week
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Legendary baseball broadcaster Jerry Howarth recounts some of his best stories from years of covering the Toronto Blue Jays. Ontario Hubs journalists discuss stories from around the province. And, The Agenda reviews its week of programming