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Deborah Neill: Origins of the First World War07/22/14
The Agenda in the Summer examines the causes and events leading up to the First World War from a perspective many don't normally consider - Germany's. Can the destructive war that consumed much of the world be laid at the feet of one country? York...
Tasneem Jamal: Uganda's Asian Exiles
In 1972, Dictator Idi Amin expelled tens of thousands of South Asians from Uganda, many of whom had lived in the country for generations. Author Tasneem Jamal's family was among those expelled. Her family fled to Canada along with thousands of others,...
Adil Dhalla: Citizens for Cities
Cities across the province will head to the polls this fall to perform our civic duty, but is voting every four years the bare minimum we can do as citizens? From transportation to infrastructure to homelessness, cities face a litany of problems and...
Benjamin Barber: Inequality and the City
As the world becomes more urbanized, poverty and inequality remain major stumbling blocks for cities. Author and scholar Benjamin Barber explores the plight of cities, and shares the ingredients for their rejuvenation with Piya Chattopadhyay.
Benjamin Barber: If Mayors Ruled the World
Author and scholar Benjamin Barber joins Piya Chattopadhyay for a feature interview on the rise of cities and the decline of nation-states. As the world grapples with immense challenges - global warming, terrorism, poverty and more - Barber argues...
Charlotte Gray: The Great War at Home
Author and historian Charlotte Gray sits down with Piya Chattopadhyay to discuss Canada's participation in the First World War, and how the war overseas helped to sow divisions within Canada while also shaping our national identity.
William Helmreich: New York State of Mind
CUNY sociology professor William Helmreich walked every block of New York City's five boroughs to get a better understanding of the city and the 8 million people that call it home. The stories he gathered inform his latest book "The New York Nobody...
Cory Trépanier: Painting Canada's Arctic
Artist and filmmaker Cory Trépanier has explored Canada's picturesque Arctic, and his paintings and films attempt to connect Canadians to their country's beautiful landscapes. He sits down with Piya Chattopadhyay to discuss the importance of the...
Reuel Golden: 125 Years of National Geographic
From the coral reefs of the Pacific to the war in Afghanistan, the scope of National Geographic's photography has left a lasting legacy. Reuel Golden, editor for Taschen, takes us through the magazine's 125 year history and some of its eye-popping...
Jodi Cobb: A Life in Pictures
National Geographic photographer Jodi Cobb sits down for a feature interview about her life's work documenting some of the world's hidden cultures and practices. From the Geisha in Japan to notions of beauty, Cobb's work has taken her across the...
Alain de Botton: Art as Therapy
"What's the point of art?" It's a question artists, historians and philosophers have grappled with for centuries. Alain de Botton, co-author of "Art as Therapy," sits down with Piya Chattopadhyay to discuss the therapeutic value art has on our lives....
Alain de Botton: A User's Guide To The News
The news is everywhere, but what is all this information doing to us? How is it teaching us to live our lives? And what can the news do to be more compelling? Author Alain de Botton sits down with Piya Chattopadhyay for a feature interview on his new...
Simon Winchester: One Nation, Indivisible?
Much like Canada, the United States is a vast nation stretching between oceans and across several time zones. How is it that a country so vast, with a seemingly disparate mixture of different nationalities, cultures and faiths came to be "united?"...
Simon Winchester: The Men Who United the States
Author Simon Winchester travelled in the footsteps of many of "The Men Who United the States." He's captured their stories in his new book of the same name, "The Men Who United the States: America's Explorers, Inventors, Eccentrics, and Mavericks, and...
Joseph Boyden: The Orenda
Author Joseph Boyden joins Piya Chattopadhyay for a feature interview on his award-winning novel "The Orenda," and discusses the growing popularity of Indigenous art and literature in Canada.
The Agenda's Week in Review
A week that pondered changing power dynamics. A week that studied sessional academics. The Agenda's Week in Review.
André Marin: An Ear for Complaints
This week Ontario Ombudsman André Marin unveiled his annual report, outlining public complaints made against more than 500 provincial government ministries, corporations, agencies and boards. Complaints are up 37% from 2012-2013. It's likely the...
Power Shift in the Middle East
Years after the Arab Spring, the dynamics of power have shifted in the Middle East. The Agenda examines who has power in the Middle East, and who doesn't.
Rami Khouri: Media in the Middle East
The jailing of three jailed al-Jazeera journalists in Egypt has led to international outcry. The Agenda examines the state of media in the Arab Middle East and evaluates what kind of power the media hold.
Can Ontario PCs Win?
After their fourth consecutive election defeat, the Ontario PCs are facing four more years of soul searching in the opposition benches. What is the path to power for the party that used to be called the "Big Blue Machine?"