The Agenda with Steve Paikin
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    Interviews and field reports from TVO's Ontario Hubs team.
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    Catch up on the week's current affairs with these highlights.
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    • Understanding Young Men in Crisis - Duration: 26 minutes.

      • 2 days ago
      • 490 views
      Author and community organizer Jamil Jivani talks to Nam Kiwanuka about his book, "Why Young Men: Rage, Race and the Crisis of Identity," which aims to offer a better understanding of what leads yo...
    • Boys to Men - Duration: 26 minutes.

      • 3 days ago
      • 977 views
      Raising sons in the 21st century is complicated. The rules, and roles, for boys are far less clear than ever before. In her new book, journalist Rachel Giese explores what it's like for boys to gro...
    • When Life Gives You Lemons - Duration: 6 minutes, 53 seconds.

      • 3 days ago
      • 298 views
      Author Jamil Jivani talks to Nam Kiwanuka about his cancer diagnosis, which he learned of on the cusp of publishing his first book.
    • Inside the Pain and Pleasure of Male Violence - Duration: 26 minutes.

      • 4 days ago
      • 531 views
      "Mad Blood Stirring" by Daemon Fairless shines a light on the reasons that violence might be appealing to men - reasons that arise from both nature and nurture. The Globe and Mail's Ian Brown descr...
    • For the Love of History - Duration: 26 minutes.

      • 5 days ago
      • 386 views
      Walk down any street, enter almost any public building, and experience history all around. It's probably not what textbook history will tell you, but one that ordinary people are documenting and sh...
    • A Gender Marker for Violence? - Duration: 12 minutes.

      • 5 days ago
      • 421 views
      In the 1990s a Dutch behavioural geneticist discovered an enzyme mutation in humans that suggests a link to male violence. The implications are among the many aspects of violent male behaviour expl...
    • Growth Beyond Our Limits - Duration: 20 minutes.

      • 6 days ago
      • 604 views
      Former Toronto mayor David Crombie discusses the post-war housing boom and how cities such as Toronto expanded beyond traditional suburbs.
    • The Literary Neuroscientist - Duration: 26 minutes.

      • 1 week ago
      • 570 views
      Living with a neurological condition can be a tremendous burden to patients and their caregivers. When the condition is ALS - amyotrophic lateral sclerosis - it is a death sentence. The Agenda in t...
    • An Epic Trek Across Africa - Duration: 26 minutes.

      • 1 week ago
      • 278 views
      It took Ontario explorer Mario Rigby more than two years to walk, paddle, and sail
      12,000 kilometres across Africa; from South Africa to Egypt. By the time he saw the peaks of the pyramids, the 3...
    • To Rock and Roll in Canada - Duration: 26 minutes.

      • 1 week ago
      • 412 views
      Tom Wilson, a prolific songwriter and three-time Juno award-winning musician from Hamilton has played in bands from Junkhouse to Blackie and the Rodeo Kings and Lee Harvey Osmond. He's had success,...
    • Musicians in an Age of Digital Disruption - Duration: 26 minutes.

      • 1 week ago
      • 418 views
      Musicians are among the hardest-hit by digital disruption; online streaming and the freemium model have meant lower income. Blockbuster musicians have survived just fine, but what about session pla...
    • The Glory Days of City Building - Duration: 21 minutes.

      • 1 week ago
      • 762 views
      Former Toronto mayor David Crombie talks to Nam Kiwanuka about how cities such as Toronto were built in the post-War era and why the capacity to build this way no onger exists.
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    • Genders, Rights and Freedom of Speech - Duration: 54 minutes.

      • 1 year ago
      • 1,047,613 views
      Jordan Peterson, a psychology professor at the University of Toronto, posted a YouTube video criticizing the proposed Bill C-16, which adds gender identity and gender expression to the list of proh...
    • Travis Bradberry: Measuring Emotional Intelligence - Duration: 23 minutes.

      • 3 years ago
      • 411,642 views
      While IQ testing is something most people have heard about, EQ, the term used for measuring emotional intelligence is relatively unknown. Steve Paikin talks with Travis Bradberry the author of "Emo...
    • Rise of the New Atheists? - Duration: 32 minutes.

      • 5 years ago
      • 332,944 views
      As the documentary "The Unbelievers" premieres at Toronto's Hot Docs Festival, two of the men featured in the film: professor Richard Dawkins and physicist Lawrence Krauss sit down with Steve Paiki...
    • Rent, Don't Buy! - Duration: 14 minutes.

      • 1 year ago
      • 320,531 views
      Conventional wisdom says that if you can afford to buy a home, you should. Renting, it's thought, is simply paying someone else's mortgage, and leaves you with nothing to show for it. CIBC real est...
    • Emily Luk: A Tiger Daughter Weighs In - Duration: 12 minutes.

      • 7 years ago
      • 287,852 views
      The Amy Chua Effect: What is it like being the child of Chinese immigrant parents in the Western world? A young Chinese-Canadian woman gives us her perspective.
    • Bill Nye: Creationism is Bad for Us - Duration: 24 minutes.

      • 3 years ago
      • 194,930 views
      Last year, Bill Nye debated Ken Ham, founder of the Creationist Museum in Kentucky, about creationism as a viable model of origins. With his new book, "Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Crea...
    • When Anxiety Attacks - Duration: 50 minutes.

      • 5 years ago
      • 193,259 views
      Anxiety disorders may be as pervasive a condition as depression, yet they are still not as widely discussed as depression. As part of The Agenda's Mental Health Matters coverage, we'll examine the ...
    • Digesting Depression - Duration: 19 minutes.

      • 2 years ago
      • 184,725 views
      Depression often clusters in families. Mikhaila Peterson and her father, Jordan Peterson, are from such a family. Both have struggled with depression for much of their lives. The Agenda spoke to th...
    • Kelly McGonigal: Controlling Our Willpower - Duration: 25 minutes.

      • 5 years ago
      • 168,508 views
      We are tested every day. A battle between what we want to do and what we should do. Many of us could use more willpower, but few of us know how to get it. Kelly McGonigal, author of "The Willpower ...
    • Giulia Enders: Gut Reaction - Duration: 20 minutes.

      • 3 years ago
      • 157,783 views
      Giulia Enders had been working on her Ph.D in Gastroenterology when a presentation on the gut won her the Science Slam prize in her native Germany. Her cheeky treatise on the gut went viral and res...
    • Tapping the Potential - Duration: 22 minutes.

      • 4 years ago
      • 152,120 views
      When her son Jacob was 2, Kristine Barnett was told he might never speak due to severe autism. Today, Jacob is poised to become a future Nobel Prize winner. Kristine and Jacob Barnett tell Steve Pa...
    • Agenda Insight: Goodbye to Good Men - Duration: 4 minutes, 11 seconds.

      • 6 years ago
      • 150,887 views
      What will happen when women aren't able to find desirable partners, and men are no longer will to play the role of husband and father? Agenda Insight Essayist Jordan Peterson finds the future of g...
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