Beyond the Headlines
Issues in the Toronto Election 201410/20/14
On this weeks show we explore the realities of municipal governance and the upcoming Municipal election in Toronto. We will look at the structure of governance in cities, the financial health of our own city, Toronto, and discuss a hot button election...
Proposed Expansion of Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport
This show will look at a recent proposal of the Toronto Port Authority to expand the small airports runways. If the project receives approval from Toronto City Council, the airports primary airline user, Porter Airlines, is anticipated to purchase...
Frugal Innovation – Part II
This week we explore the challenges of scaling up frugal innovation. What mechanisms inhibit or accelerate mainstream uptake of frugal innovations? Tagged: frugal innovation, global development, global health, innovation, Murray Metcalfe, Peter...
Food and Poverty
Beyond the Headlines takes a look at the ways local organizations in Toronto try to deal with food insecurity, a symptom of extreme poverty. Tagged: community, food, food policy, food security, Gail Nyberg, Lauren Baker, poverty, Rachel Gray, Toronto,...
Civic and Community Engagement
When we say civic engagement, we’re talking about to the ways that individuals and groups go about identifying and addressing issues of public concern. What aresome of the biggest issues that the country is facing is order to engage Canadians in...
Beer Policy – Part II: “Supply”
On this episode of Beyond the Headlines, we examine the supply side of the market with experts from the field. Tagged: agriculture, barley, beer, brewery, food policy, hops, liquor license, market supply, Policy
Beer Policy – Part I
Summer is finally here! To help celebrate the warm summer months, weve gathered industry experts todiscuss abeverage enjoyed by many Canadians beer! In Part I of our two-part series, we focus on policies and regulations that impact the demand for...
Ontario Elections 2014
We try to separate Ontarios reality from political fiction in the midst of the 2014 Ontario General Election. Experts offer their analysis on two of the biggest challenges facing Ontario: jobs and transit. On Thursday, June 12, 2014, go out and vote!...
We are seeing a cultural shift in the way Canadians create, engage with, and consume music. Is the Copyright Modernization Act responding to technology that allows us to remix, mash-up and sample music and media? Tagged: Copyright Modernization Act,...
Refugees in Canada
Full length podcast of theepisode Refugees in CanadabyBeyond the Headlines. Interviews were collected from our archives.
Full episode of Beyond the Headlines look at Public Infrastructure. Interviews from our archives highlight the challenges and possible solutions to addressing Canadas aging infrastructure and future needs.
Innovation is inevitable in developing countries. Technology that is elegant, inexpensive, and that creates meaningful impact for end users might be one way to define frugal innovations. Questions asked on this episodeaim to explore the impact that...
Sex Work Post Bedford v. Canada
In December 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada struck down three laws that explicitly prohibit prostitution. This historic result paved the way for debate on how exactly the government of Canada should proceed to legislate or criminalize workers and...
Re-greening Our Urban Areas
This week’s show examines the concept of re-greening our urban areas and the innovative ways that this is being don. Jode Roberts of David Suzuki Foundation; Dave Harvey of Park People, George Dark of Urban Strategies Inc.
This weeks show examines the way that music can improve public health, drive economic growth, and help predict major social changes. Guests: Dr. Lee Bartel of UofT and Randy McLean, Acting Film Commissioner and Acting Director, City of Toronto
Electric Vehicles: Are they driving the future?
Electric vehicles: are they driving the future? Guests: Josh Tzventary, Plug n Drive; Chuck Farmer, Ontario Power Authority; Jatin Nathwani, Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy.
Cosmetics, Toxic Chemicals, and the Policy Response
Cosmetics, chemical exposure, and the policy response. Guests: Maggie Macdonald, Environmental Defence Canada; Jenise Lee, Clean Care Seal; Dr. Brad Bass, UofT; Darren Praznik, Canadian Cosmetics, Fragrance and Toiletry Association.
Conflict and the International Landscape
This week we dive into the world of international conflict resolution and justice. We sat down with Louise Arbour, Executive Director of the International Crisis Group, and Ron Levi, Associate Professor at the University of Toronto
Income Inequality: where does it stem from? What are its implications for policy making? We spoke with Keith Banting of Queens University; John Myles of UofTs School of Public Policy; and Sheila Block of the Wellesley Institute.
The Future of the Gardiner Expressway
What is the future of the Gardiner Expressway in Toronto? We sat down with Chris Glaisek from Waterfront Toronto, Fiona Chapman from Torontos Waterfront Secretariat, UofT Prof. Eric Miller, and transportation consultant Ed Levy to evaluate the options.
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