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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.

    Fighting a Second Wave in Long-Term Care Homes

    Fighting a Second Wave in Long-Term Care Homes

    Long-term care homes have been some of the hardest hit places by COVID-19 in this province. Considering the lessons from the first wave, why is that still happening? The Agenda discusses the current state of virus control in long-term care homes with Sharleen Stewart, president of SEIU Healthcare, the union that represents more than 60,000 frontline health-care workers in Ontario; Dr. Amit Arya, who specializes in long-term care and holds a joint faculty appointment in the division of palliative care at McMaster University in Hamilton and the University of Toronto; Donna Duncan, chief executive officer at the Ontario Long-term Care Association; and Dr. Samir Sinha, director of geriatrics at Sinai Health and the University Health Network.

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    • 34 min
    Queen's Park Plans for Long-Term Care

    Queen's Park Plans for Long-Term Care

    Last April, and again this fall, the Ontario government pledged to put an "iron ring" of protection around seniors in long-term care in Ontario. But as the second wave forces lockdowns and rising hospitalizations, that responsibility falls to Merrilee Fullerton, minister of long-term care. She talks to Steve Paikin about the challenges the province faces to control virus outbreaks in care homes.

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    • 21 min
    James Raffan: A Polar Bear's Journey Through the Arctic

    James Raffan: A Polar Bear's Journey Through the Arctic

    Scientists estimate polar bears might be extinct by 2100. But how much of this is because of anthropogenic climate change? Explorer and best-selling author James Raffan discusses this and his latest book, "Ice Walker: A Polar Bear's Journey Through the Fragile Arctic." Raffan was recently named by Canadian Geographic as one of the ,90 most influential explorers in the nation's recorded history,, and has spent four decades living and working in the circumpolar world of Canada's far north.

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    • 28 min
    Cornwall's Cat Conundrum

    Cornwall's Cat Conundrum

    Cats might be cute, but too many feral cats can wreak havoc on the ecosystem. Cornwall, Ont., found that out the hard way when their stray and feral cat population began to take over their streets. Aaron Hancox highlights this problem is his new TVO Original documentary, "Running Wild: The Cats of Cornwall." He talks to Steve Paikin, along with two additional participants in the film - Elizabeth Gow, adjunct professor in the Department of Integrative Biology at the University of Guelph, and Mellissa Alepins, founder of Tiny But Mighty Kitten Rescue.

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    • 27 min
    Fixing a Broken Economic System

    Fixing a Broken Economic System

    Beyond the obvious problems with economic inequality for people trying to make ends meet, such gaps can also seed serious political problems. And as some recent polling indicates, this can undermine confidence in both democracy and capitalism. We explore this topic with guests: Michael Veall, professor of economics at McMaster University; Shannon Lee Simmons, financial planner, at the New School of Finance; and Brian Milner, freelance business and economics writer.

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    • 33 min
    The Problems with Economic Efficiency

    The Problems with Economic Efficiency

    For much of the 20th century, the dynamism and productivity of American capitalism was the envy of the world. It yielded a buoyant middle class and opportunities for every strata of society to do better than their parents had done. That seems no longer to be the case. Roger Martin is a leading global thinker in business management, and his new book, "When More is Not Better: Overcoming America's Obsession with Economic Efficiency," offers an idea of why that is.

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    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
263 Ratings

263 Ratings

Cavendish 2020 ,

Thanks for keeping us informed

It has been difficult trying to understand the decisions of our leaders. Thank you for expanding our thought processes..

Dalewood12 ,

Great pod

Steve Paikin and the Agenda hosts never disappoint. A must listen for any well informed Ontarian.

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