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The Agenda's Week in Review

6/22/2018
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Pedestrian and cyclist safety, maternal mental-healh care, Indigenous voices in Canadian policy, humourist David Sedaris, and rookie MPPs. The Agenda reviews its week of programming.

Duration:00:24:31

Pride: One Generation Downstream

6/22/2018
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The Agenda welcomes Sadie Epstein-Fine and Makeda Zook, co-editors of the essay collection, "Spawning Generations: Rants and Reflections on Growing Up with LGBTQ+ Parents." The book's contributors range in age from 9 to 60 plus, and in their essays they address the struggles they faced in defining their identities both within the queer community, and outside of it. They discuss the evolution of attitudes toward homosexuality over the years.

Duration:00:21:12

Ontario Hubs: Building Up in Kingston

6/22/2018
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Kingston is often called the Limestone City because that's what was used to build much of its historic downtown. The character of that streetscape was the cause of a recent battle between those who want to add condos to the mix and those eager to preserve the distinctive look of Princess Street. Eastern Ontario Hubs journalist David Rockne Corrigan discusses this issue.

Duration:00:09:37

The Rookies at the Park

6/21/2018
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Many experienced politicians will be replaced with rookies at Queen's Park. More than half of the next group of MPPs in the 42nd Ontario Parliament will be new to government. The Agenda welcomes four of them: Christine Hogarth, incoming PC MPP, Etobicoke-Lakeshore; Bhutila Karpoche, incoming NDP MPP, Parkdale-High Park; Stephen Lecce, incoming PC MPP, King-Vaughan; and Sara Singh, incoming NDP MPP, Brampton Centre.

Duration:00:33:21

Emerging Indigenous Voices

6/21/2018
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Indigenous voices have often struggled to be heard in essential public and policy debates in this country. Two initiatives announced in the last month hope to help change that. To discuss them,The Agenda welcomes Shiri Pasternak, research director at the new Yellowhead Institute, Canada's first Indigenous-led think tank, based at Ryerson University; and Susan Dion, associate professor in the Faculty of Education at York University.

Duration:00:21:41

Addressing Maternal Mental Health

6/20/2018
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Birth and new motherhood are not just about the joy of the first few months of the baby's life. Up to 20 per cent of women experience childbirth-related depression or anxiety. In Ontario, one in 19 perinatal deaths are attributed to suicide, making it one of the leading causes of death among new and expecting moms. The Agenda discusses why Canada needs a national maternal mental health care strategy, and some new efforts to raise awareness.

Duration:00:31:17

Race, Disparity and Perinatal Care

6/20/2018
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Birth is generally thought of as a universal experience, but studies show that Indigenous and racialized families in Canada may not have the same outcomes as others. Infant mortality rates among Indigenous communities are twice the national average. Migrant mothers are twice as likely to experience pre- and post-natal depression, while pregnant refugees suffer from limited qualifications for insured health care. Three experts join The Agenda to talk about this perinatal health care gap.

Duration:00:24:29

The Safety of Toronto's Streets

6/19/2018
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In the wake of another cyclist fatality in Ontario's capital city, and two years after the unveiling of the Vision Zero plan to reduce traffic-related injuries, The Agenda discusses whether Toronto is doing enough to prevent pedestrian and cyclist deaths.

Duration:00:26:09

Molto Vivace, with the Maestro

6/19/2018
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Peter Oundjian has been at the helm of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra for 14 years. As he prepares to leave his post, amid a month-long tribute by the TSO and his many fans, there's little doubt that his innovative programming and audience outreach were key to reviving the TSO, at home and abroad. He talks to Steve Paikin about his time at the venerable cultural institution.

Duration:00:22:51

Growing Up Sedaris

6/18/2018
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There are few authors that can take up virtually any subject and make it meaningful, universally relevant, funny, and deeply disturbing all at the same time. David Sedaris is just such a writer. He talks to Steve Paikin about his latest book, ,Calypso,, on the topic of middle age and mortality, and how his life has been fodder for his humorous musings.

Duration:00:29:25

Healing Your Inner Loser

6/18/2018
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The Agenda welcomes author Amy Alkon for some advice that's counter-intuitive to the prevailing popular wisdom: Don't be yourself. It is one of many themes in her new book, "Unf*ckology: A Field Guide to Living with Guts and Confidence."

Duration:00:18:44

10 Questions: Podcasting in 2018

6/18/2018
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Podcasting has been around for more than a decade, but has recently grown into a beloved format for the kinds of stories and investigations once mostly found on radio. The Agenda welcomes Katie Jensen, a freelance podcast producer, whose work includes "Safe Space," the "Polaris Podcast" and "Motherboard," to answer 10 questions about the medium.

Duration:00:07:11

The Agenda's Week in Review

6/15/2018
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Ontario Liberals after the election; mainstream media's decline; asylum seekers policy; escaping Syria; and rethinking sport policy. The Agenda reviews its week of programming.

Duration:00:28:53

Ontario Hubs: A Place for Soldiers

6/15/2018
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The Canadian Forces' deployment in Afghanistan ended years ago, but there are still many veterans who need help. Northeastern Ontario hub journalist Claude Sharma reports on a proposed farm that hopes to help soldiers who are dealing with mental health problems.

Duration:00:06:14

Sparring with the U.S. on Trade

6/15/2018
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Following the G7 meetings in Quebec last weekend U.S. President Donald Trump took to Twitter to attack Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over trade tariffs. This was followed by several Trump advisors also making statements attacking Trudeau. The Agenda welcomes Bruce Heyman, former U.S. ambassador to Canada, to discuss his calls for Trump advisor Peter Navarro to apologize to Trudeau, and his thoughts on how the Canada/U.S rift can be mended.

Duration:00:20:20

A Green Breakthrough

6/14/2018
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After two unsuccessful attempts, the third time was the charm for Green Party leader Mike Schreiner in the riding of Guelph. He talks to Steve Paikin about what he wants to accomplish now that the Greens have their first seat at Queen's Park.

Duration:00:16:54

Whither the Liberals?

6/14/2018
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The Ontario Liberal Party sustained the worst electoral defeat in its 151-year history: just seven MPPs in a 124-seat provincial parliament are all the Grits could muster, after winning four straight elections. The Agenda considers what the party has to do now to become relevant again?

Duration:00:38:03

Seeking Asylum in Ontario

6/13/2018
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In the first four months of 2018 over 9,000 people crossed from the U.S. to Canada between official border ports, predominantly in Quebec. Now, many of those people are being fast-tracked into Ontario and providing support for them will be one of the incoming government's first big decisions. The Agenda discusses why asylum seekers how the Canadian immigration system is making up for changes in American policy.

Duration:00:26:24

Escaping Syria

6/13/2018
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The Agenda welcomes Tima Kurdi, author of "The Boy on the Beach: My Family's Escape from Syria and Our Hope for a New Home," to discuss the journey her family has undergone since her nephew, Alan, washed ashore half a world away, and jolted virtually all who saw his photograph - including governments - into recognizing the desperation facing those fleeing the civil war in Syria.

Duration:00:29:06

Rethinking Canadian Sport Policy

6/12/2018
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Last summer Ige Egal wrote a policy paper for the Mowat Centre called Let's Get in the Game, describing declining sports participation by Canadians. Among the suggested fixes were abolishing Sport Canada, addressing Canada's sport infrastructure problems, and learning from successful countries. The Agenda welcomes Bal Gosal, Canada's former minister of state for sport, and Diane English of Parks and Recreation Ontario to discuss how to get Canadians active again.

Duration:00:34:25