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.
Examining Strong Mayor Powers
The Agenda's week in review begins debating whether strong mayor powers are a threat to democracy. We also examined the causes of rising food costs; learned about the growing influence of global management consultancies; and asked what more money in education would deliver.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
What Do You Need to Earn to Live in Ontario?
The Ontario Living Wage Network recently released its recommended hourly wages for regions across Ontario. Hamilton-Niagara Hub journalist Justin Chandler reviews the numbers and adds context to why Ontarians need to make more than just minimum wage to thrive.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Can Crowdsourcing Catch War Criminals?
The digital open-source investigative team called Bellingcat has gained worldwide notoriety for tracking down President Putin's poison assassins, uncovering a massacre in Ethiopia, and helping to determine who shot down Malaysian Airlines Flight 17. In the process they've gained the attention of legacy media such as the New York Times and BBC, both now developing their own open-source research groups. We welcome a Bellingcat investigator about their techniques, their work identifying war crimes in Ukraine, and whether journalism is a good fit for them.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Are Big Consulting Firms a Force for Good?
Management consulting firms now employ more than a million of the most talented workers, raking in billions across 150 countries. Stating that they deliver positive change for the world, firms like McKinsey ink hundreds of deals with companies as well as governments. In Canada's case, they take the place of entire chunks of the public service. Consulting firms have also been caught advising authoritarian governments and "turbocharging" deadly opioid sales. We examine the growing influence of consulting firms, the work they do, and whether they are a force for good.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Did 50 Years Make David Crombie's City Great?
50 years ago this weekend, Toronto experienced one of its most memorable elections. The new mayor was a professor at what was then called the Ryerson Polytechnic Institute. He got elected on an anti-establishment, pro-reform platform. Fifty years later, that man is still deeply engaged in the big issues of the day and is still called upon by governments to solve problems. Has the city turned out the way he had hoped? We welcome the winner of that 1972 election, David Crombie.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Chris St. Clair: How Has Canada's Climate Changed?
Over the last quarter-century, major weather events have rippled through Canada from coast to coast. To put these increasingly extreme weather events in context, we welcome Over the last quarter-century, major weather events have rippled through Canada from coast to coast. To put these increasingly extreme weather events in context, we welcome Chris St. Clair, presenter at The Weather Network, and author of "Weather Permitting: Twenty-Five Years of Ice Storms, Hurricanes, Wildfires, and Extreme Climate Change in Canada."See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
An Ontario institution
I've been watching this show since my high school teacher told me about it back in 2007. Attended episodes when they were hosted at the munk center at my uni way back in the early 2010s.
Its a testament to its quality that i still listen to the episodes frequently.
Jeyan and Steve
Jeyan is a better choice.
** Look up information about the Paikin family and it’s financial gains from the Greenbelt destruction and you might re-think subscribing and inadvertently paying for Steve’s mega wage.
They're just trying to make sure you're as bad as they are... But you're better! Choose another podcast!