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The Agenda with Steve Paikin is TVO's flagship current affairs program - devoted to exploring the social, political, cultural and economic issues that are changing our world, at home and abroad. The Agenda airs weeknights at 8:00 PM EST on TVO - Canada's largest educational broadcaster.

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The Agenda with Steve Paikin is TVO's flagship current affairs program - devoted to exploring the social, political, cultural and economic issues that are changing our world, at home and abroad. The Agenda airs weeknights at 8:00 PM EST on TVO - Canada's largest educational broadcaster.

    Are People the Problem with Democracy?

    Are People the Problem with Democracy?

    Concerns about the state of democracy have been widespread, as have the reasons. But they've all mostly ignored one possibility: it's us. We're the problem. The call is coming from inside the house. In "Our Own Worst Enemy: The Assault from Within on Modern Democracy," Tom Nichols points to what he sees as 40 years of relative peace, a resistance to change, and unchecked narcissism. He discusses his ideas.

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    • 26 min
    Could the Gulf Stream Collapse?

    Could the Gulf Stream Collapse?

    The Gulf Stream, part of what is known as the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation (AMOC), is at its slowest point in 1,600 years. Recent research points to the possibility of a collapse and shutdown of the AMOC system, which would have catastrophic consequences. The Agenda examines the likelihood of this scenario and how climate change may not happen incrementally but suddenly in what is known as "tipping points."

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    • 29 min
    Canada's Labour Shortage and other Agenda highlights

    Canada's Labour Shortage and other Agenda highlights

    Why are businesses having a hard time finding workers? Then, assessing how a minority government can better work for Canadians, and political strategists debrief Election 2021. Jody Wilson-Raybould discusses her latest book, and finally, where does Canada stand foreign policy?

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    • 27 min
    Making Wildfire Evacuations Safer

    Making Wildfire Evacuations Safer

    After a summer of wildfires raging across in northern Ontario that tested the province's emergency management capacity, First Nations, climate scientists, and emergency coordinators are saying evacuations and climate change adaptations need to be improved and included in federal climate-change plans. Northeastern Ontario Hub journalist Nick Dunne has been looking into that and tells us more.

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    • 8 min
    Understanding Ontario's Vaccine Passports

    Understanding Ontario's Vaccine Passports

    Proof of vaccination for certain areas and activities began in Ontario this week. What are they, why are they needed, and what do they hope to accomplish? Will they help the province out of the fourth wave? We ask Raywat Deonandan, epidemiologist and associate professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Ottawa, and Dr. Martha Fulford, associate professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases at McMaster University.

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    • 19 min
    Is Canada Alone in a Rudderless World?

    Is Canada Alone in a Rudderless World?

    Does the absence of foreign affairs discussion during the federal election campaign indicate a shift of the priorities of government, and of Canadians? We ask University of Waterloo's Bessma Momani; Adam Chapnik of the Canadian Forces College; Lauren Dobson-Hughes, a gender and development consultant; and Garry Keller of Strategy Corp.

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    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
307 Ratings

307 Ratings

Dani staub ,

Thank goodness Steve is back

PLEASE: NO MORE NAM! She is not a skilled interviewer and clearly reads from cue cards which stifle and limit the discussion. Why is she a host?

TIMC47701 ,

My Go-To

I look forward to my morning run when I can listen to the Agenda podcasts and receive trustworthy news and opinion.

pedanticus1 ,

Great job!

An excellent way to stay informed of the goings-on in Ontario government and politics. A level-headed analysis without the drama or partisanship. Keep it up!

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