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    • The Power of Music - Duration: 26 minutes.

      • 8 hours ago
      • 52 views
      What's the purpose of music? Is music simply for entertainment, or does it actually do something for the brain? Researchers at McMaster University are looking into these questions - from the effect...
    • Bad Singer - Duration: 26 minutes.

      • 1 day ago
      • 109 views
      It's dispiriting to be called a bad singer but that doesn't stop people from trying to sing. Now imagine the challenge for someone who is scientifically certified as tone deaf, and physically unabl...
    • The Science of Tone Deafness - Duration: 26 minutes.

      • 2 days ago
      • 201 views
      In the words of comedian Jerry Seinfeld, "to the average person, if you have to be at funeral you'd rather be the one in the casket than the one doing the eulogy." Perhaps the only act more anxiety...
    • What Your Playlist Says About You - Duration: 26 minutes.

      • 3 days ago
      • 387 views
      There seems to be a music snob in every circle of friends, and discussing music with them can be daunting. Although everyone is entitled to independent opinion, to what extent is an individual's ta...
    • Race, Punk, and Rock & Roll - Duration: 23 minutes.

      • 4 days ago
      • 201 views
      The Canadian rock music scene brings to mind bands such as Sloan, Arcade Fire, and Broken Social Scene. Despite consisting of great talent and creativity, the landscape of Canadian rock is overwhel...
    • Dancing to Hotline Bling - Duration: 3 minutes, 22 seconds.

      • 4 days ago
      • 151 views
      Drake's music video for his big hit "Hotline Bling" sparked countless parody videos mashing up the rapper's dance moves with songs as varied as Justin Bieber's "What Do You Mean?"and the Cosby Show...
    • Walking Through David A. Balfour Park - Duration: 5 minutes, 14 seconds.

      • 1 week ago
      • 177 views
      The Agenda in the Summer with Nam Kiwanuka goes outdoors for some fresh air and in-depth conversation with writer and editor Dan Rubinstein, author of "Born to Walk: The Transformative Power of a P...
    • Born to Walk - Duration: 26 minutes.

      • 1 week ago
      • 279 views
      Mundane mode of transportation or mind-expanding journey, walking is one of humanity's simplest accomplishments. From walking with police on the beat in Philadelphia, to hiking with war veterans fr...
    • The Legend of Zippy Chippy - Duration: 26 minutes.

      • 1 week ago
      • 164 views
      Despite coming from horse racing royalty, Zippy Chippy was no champion, but he was a winner all the same. Author and syndicated humour columnist William Thomas chronicles the life and times of one ...
    • Black Ice: African-Canadians and Hockey - Duration: 26 minutes.

      • 1 week ago
      • 389 views
      From trailblazers such as Herb Carnegie and Willie O'Ree to superstar P.K. Subban, African-Canadian players have long graced the sport of hockey. In "Soul on Ice: Past, Present & Future," writer, d...
    • The Power of Grit - Duration: 26 minutes.

      • 1 week ago
      • 504 views
      What's more integral to success: innate talent or hard work? Angela Duckworth, a psychology professor at the University of Pennsylvania, and a recipient of a "genius grant" from the MacArthur Foun...
    • Reducing Your Food Waste - Duration: 2 minutes, 26 seconds.

      • 1 week ago
      • 330 views
      Many find it hard to part with certain items when de-cluttering, yet there's next to no remorse or second-guessing when it comes to tossing food. The environment, farmers, energy, water and other r...
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    • Rise of the New Atheists? - Duration: 32 minutes.

      • 3 years ago
      • 285,381 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...
    • Emily Luk: A Tiger Daughter Weighs In - Duration: 12 minutes.

      • 5 years ago
      • 210,421 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.

      • 1 year ago
      • 164,914 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.

      • 3 years ago
      • 159,402 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 ...
    • Tapping the Potential - Duration: 22 minutes.

      • 2 years ago
      • 143,228 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...
    • Michael Coren: Why Catholics Are Right - Duration: 25 minutes.

      • 5 years ago
      • 137,073 views
      Yes, Catholics are right. According to Michael Coren anyways. He says he wants to set the record straight: there is apparently little worse in modern, Western society than being a devout Roman Cat...
    • Kelly McGonigal: Controlling Our Willpower - Duration: 25 minutes.

      • 4 years ago
      • 134,602 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 ...
    • Dr. Gabor Mate: Addiction - Duration: 15 minutes.

      • 7 years ago
      • 120,694 views
      A bad childhood: Vancouver physician Gabor Mate and the social roots of our addictions.
    • Terry Crews: Manhood, Feminism & the Mindset that Leads to Rape - Duration: 21 minutes.

      • 1 year ago
      • 120,623 views
      These days we're talking a lot about gender: about sexism, discrimination, sexual assault, and gender roles. Actor, author and former NFL Football player Terry Crews, who is well known for his wor...
    • Indian Democracy, Chinese Autocracy - Duration: 51 minutes.

      • 5 years ago
      • 107,794 views
      Tiger vs dragon: China opened its economy to the world in the 1970s. India didn't follow suit until the 1990s. Despite China's 30-year head start, India's economy is quickly gaining ground, read...
    • Germany in the World - Duration: 51 minutes.

      • 1 year ago
      • 105,836 views
      From Europe's financial crisis to Russia's conflict with Ukraine, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been a leader in international policy debates. What does her leadership say about the state of ...
    • Canadian Immigration: Finding Work - Duration: 5 minutes, 56 seconds.

      • 5 years ago
      • 98,776 views
      Web Exclusive: Canadian Immigrants who applied for immigration as skilled workers discuss the challenges in finding work.
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