The Agenda with Steve Paikin
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  • Ontario Hubs Play all

    Interviews and field reports from TVO's Ontario Hubs team.
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  • The Agenda's Week in Review Play all

    Catch up on the week's current affairs with these highlights.
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    • Ontario Hubs: The Finnish Saunas of Thunder Bay - Duration: 4 minutes, 14 seconds.

      • 1 day ago
      • 202 views
      Thanks to Thunder Bay's large Finnish community, the city has a special fondness for the sauna. Northwestern Ontario Hubs journalist Jon Thompson talks about the Finnish effect in Thunder Bay.
    • Ambivalence Over Motherhood - Duration: 22 minutes.

      • 1 day ago
      • 253 views
      Is Sheila Heti's new book a novel or a memoir, or both? The Toronto writer, known for her unconventional books, says the premise - a woman making the not-so-easy decision about having a baby - is b...
    • Evolution of a Feminist Columnist - Duration: 26 minutes.

      • 2 days ago
      • 472 views
      In "Shrewed: A Wry and Closely Observed Look at the Lives of Women and Girls," Elizabeth Renzetti covers everything from women and politics and female online harassment to personal insights from he...
    • Unconventional Women - Duration: 26 minutes.

      • 3 days ago
      • 707 views
      The 2016 census showed that one-person households in Canada are outpacing couples with children. Two recent books address some of the reasons why. The Agenda in the Summer welcomes Andrea Bain, aut...
    • The Inner Lives of Girls and Women - Duration: 26 minutes.

      • 4 days ago
      • 357 views
      Claire Messud is an acclaimed author whose new book, "The Burning Girl," tells the story of the heartache that comes from the end of female friendship. It's the latest from an author known for delv...
    • Age-Friendly Cities - Duration: 27 minutes.

      • 5 days ago
      • 450 views
      How do Ontario's cities best serve an aging population? The Agenda in the Summer discusses how city planners can best create infrastructure and programs that accommodate older adults, yet remain at...
    • Incarcerated Women - Duration: 26 minutes.

      • 1 week ago
      • 352 views
      Romy Hall, a.k.a. Inmate W314159, is serving two consecutive life sentences plus six years in Rachel Kushner's third novel "The Mars Room." The American author and National Book Award finalist talk...
    • Hard Crimes and Dirty Tricks - Duration: 26 minutes.

      • 1 week ago
      • 289 views
      Richard Atkinson was once a notorious criminal and long-time convict. As the leader of the Dirty Tricks Gang in Toronto, he was responsible for a series of bank robberies and other crimes, resultin...
    • Portraits of Homelessness in Black and White - Duration: 26 minutes.

      • 1 week ago
      • 401 views
      At 17, Leah Denbok published her first book of photographs of homeless men and women. Her work has been praised by everyone from National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore to James Pasternak, a ...
    • Falling in Love with the 6ix - Duration: 26 minutes.

      • 1 week ago
      • 607 views
      There are two kinds of people in Ontario; those who love Toronto and those who hate it. The Agenda in the Summer addresses this relationship with journalist Shawn Micallef, an unabashed fan of Toro...
    • How to Save Main Street - Duration: 22 minutes.

      • 1 week ago
      • 441 views
      As cities and towns across Ontario change and grow, The Agenda in the Summer looks at how governments can save the community feel of their main street hubs. From retail changes to new industrie...
    • The Magnitude of Magnetism - Duration: 27 minutes.

      • 2 weeks ago
      • 441 views
      The mystery of magnets bewildered humans in ancient times. They eventually understood that magnetism was essential to understanding which way was north or south, and that opened the world to explor...
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    • Genders, Rights and Freedom of Speech - Duration: 54 minutes.

      • 1 year ago
      • 1,082,653 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
      • 411,831 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
      • 336,727 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
      • 333,318 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
      • 289,878 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.
    • Digesting Depression - Duration: 19 minutes.

      • 2 years ago
      • 196,601 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...
    • Bill Nye: Creationism is Bad for Us - Duration: 24 minutes.

      • 3 years ago
      • 195,743 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
      • 194,336 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 ...
    • Kelly McGonigal: Controlling Our Willpower - Duration: 25 minutes.

      • 6 years ago
      • 168,989 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
      • 158,710 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...
    • Agenda Insight: Goodbye to Good Men - Duration: 4 minutes, 11 seconds.

      • 6 years ago
      • 152,662 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...
    • Tapping the Potential - Duration: 22 minutes.

      • 4 years ago
      • 152,276 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...
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