The Agenda with Steve Paikin (Audio)
Rod Jackson: Fairness in Ontario Elections09/10/14
Rod Jackson is the former PC MPP for Barrie. During the 2014 provincial election, third party groups spent a lot of money campaigning in Barrie. Jackson says that campaigning led to his seat loss. Rod Jackson sits down with Steve Paikin to discuss...
Ontario Gets its Swagger
During Kathleen Wynnes short time as premier, Ontario has been taking on the federal government and strengthening relationships with other provincial governments. Is this all about ideological differences between Wynne and Harper or is Ontario...
Missing & Murdered, but not Forgotten
Calls for an inquest into the hundreds of missing and murdered Indigenous women reached a crescendo during the Annual Premiers Conference in P.E.I. But with the federal government opposed to an inquiry, and some people asking whether the issue of...
David Halpern: Nudging the Citizen
When David Halpern first brought the idea of behavioural economics before the British government he was greeted by immense skepticism and nervousness. Now he is being sought out by governments across the globe. The practice is called "nudging," the...
Mariana Mazzucato: Counting in the State
It's a familiar trope: the private sector's risk-loving venture capitalist stands in contrast to the public sector's risk avoiding bureaucrat. Author and economist Mariana Mazzucato says this isn't always the case. She says the public sector often...
Vanessa Timmer: An Economy We Share
They call it the "shareable economy." A collaborative economy that runs parallel to the regular economy and consists of bartering, exchanging, renting, trading, leasing and swapping of goods, services, time, capital, space and businesses; all...
The Agenda's Week in Review
A week that started school. A week that evaluated the IS. The Agenda's Week in Review.
Celebrity Hack Attack
Hundreds of private images and videos from female celebrities like Jennifer Lawrence were hacked and dumped on the internet for all the world to see. In our Story of the Week, The Agenda explores the implications the leak may have for online privacy....
Ukraine at (kind of) War
As wars go, it's still a small one, but the geopolitical implications of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine are enormous. Has the West provoked Putin?
Rise of the Islamic State
"If a JV team puts on Lakers uniforms, that doesn't make them Kobe Bryant," said U.S. President Barack Obama seven months ago, referring to the jihadist group the Islamic State (IS). Since then, IS has taken over an estimated 35-thousand square miles...
Liz Sandals: Back to Class
Fresh from a winning election campaign, Steve Paikin sits down with returning Minister of Education Liz Sandals to ask what Ontario will do about sinking math scores, upcoming contract talks and a tough fiscal picture.
It's the first day of school across much of Ontario. What do you need to know for the new year? The Agenda opens the education file to look at what's going to matter, from trustees to test scores, from labour contracts to a vision for Ontario schools...
Ray Jayawardhana: Neutrino Hunters
The Higgs Boson might get better press, but author and astrophysicist Ray Jayawardhana makes the case for why neutrinos are the particles people should be paying attention to. He sits down with Piya Chattopadhyay to discuss the hunt for the elusive...
John C. Havens: Hacking H(app)iness
We upload our personal data to Facebook, Amazon and Google all the time, but can we use that data to make us happy? Author and futurist John Havens sits down with Piya Chattopadhyay to discuss how emerging technologies will help people reclaim and...
Ralph Baker: Stocks and Basketball
After over 15 years in the corporate finance sector, Ralph Baker founded a basketball and financial literacy program for kids in Brooklyn, New York as a way to encourage them to take an interest in the stock market. He sits down with Piya...
Gonzalo Riva: Empathy in Education
Most of us think of toys as child's play, something to keep the kids occupied or a reward for good behaviour. But toys, and play, have benefits that extend beyond the playground, from teaching the value of teamwork to unlocking empathy. Gonzalo Riva,...
Uri Gneezy: The Economics of Everyday Life
Why do women earn less than men? Why do people discriminate against each other? How do we get people to act more environmentally responsible? Uri Gneezy and his partner John A. List sought the answers to these questions and more in numerous...
Sue Johnson: The Science of Love
Author Sue Johnson says that love is by no means illogical or random, but a recipe for survival. She sits down for a feature interview on the science behind love and relationships, as detailed in her new book, "Love Sense: The Revolutionary Science of...
Yoni Freedhoff: Weight Watching
Being fat is becoming less accepted in our culture, even as obesity rates continue to rise. But is public shaming and extreme dieting regimens promoted by shows like "The Biggest Loser" add to the problem, or help with a solution? Dr. Yoni Freedhoff,...
Sarah Elton: Food for Thought
Sarah Elton, author of "Starting From Scratch: What You Should Know About Food and Cooking," joins Piya Chattopadhyay for a feature interview about teaching children the value of the kitchen arts, as well as the importance of creating a sustainable...