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On Jan. 31, 2011, Nicole Moore waded into the Caribbean Sea outside a resort in Cancun and was viciously attacked by a bull shark. She lost 60 per cent of her blood, an arm, was left with a permanently disfigured leg, and in intervening years had countless surgeries. She laid it all out in her book, "Shark Assault: An Amazing Story of Survival" - w…
 
Every year since the Spanish flu outbreak in 1919, people have made a pilgrimage to Niagara-on-the-Lake to honour the Polish men who died at a military training camp - and the Elizabeth Ascher, the "angel of mercy" who cared for them. Hamilton-Niagara Ontario Hub journalist Justin Chandler recounts this unique history. See omnystudio.com/listener f…
 
The hashtag #OscarsSoWhite led to a reckoning in Hollywood about diversity in the film industry and certainly in who gets nominated for prestigious awards. The movement sparked conversations about how the Black experience is depicted in arts and culture and why it's important that those portrayals be multidimensional and accurate. In this 2017 segm…
 
In this 2018, we invited three former Olympians - figure skaters Elizabeth Manley and Craig Buntin, and aerial skier Deidra Dionne, along with sports psychologist Rolf Wagschal to talk about their experiences after the Olympics. Athletes spend decades dedicating their mind and body to their sport with a singular goal in mind, and then they retire. …
 
Diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer in her late 30s, and determined to find meaning in the loss of good health, Teva Harrison began documenting her thoughts and feelings through essays and comic illustrations. The result was "In Between Days: A Memoir About Living with Cancer." In 2016, she spoke with Steve Paikin about her diagnosis and her op…
 
Our survey of still relevant segments from The Agenda's vault continues with a focus on social issues. Tonight, older Ontarians such as Pat Dunn are starting to understand the benefits of communal living - for health, savings, security, and companionship. Her Facebook group, Senior Ladies Living Together, connects potential roommates to save on ren…
 
During the pandemic, Ontarians have been encouraged to get outside and they've been heeding the advice in record numbers. But before hiking the province's alluring backcountry, there are a few things to prepare for. Eastern Ontario Hub journalist Marsha McLeod reports on some of the dangers to be aware of before a trek. See omnystudio.com/listener …
 
NASA scientists are tapping into an Indigenous way of thinking, with help from Ontario's Melanie Goodchild, a senior Indigenous research fellow at the University of Waterloo. In 2018, she spoke to Steve Paikin about how collaboration can go a long way to find solutions to save the Earth. Then, Eastern Ontario Hub journalist provides some tips on ho…
 
Some trends, such as anti-vax, conspiracy theories and climate-change denial are considered to be right wing occupations. Our guests on this 2013 panel reveal the myth of that line of thinking. They discuss a question that couldn't be more relevant during a pandemic: are anti-science streaks a symptom of corresponding political extremism? See omnys…
 
The continual thread of belief in biological racial differences that originated as early as the 16th century and has since been discredited is the topic of British science journalist Angela Saini's 2019 book, "Superior: The Return of Race Science." She talks to Nam Kiwanuka about this controversial science ideology. See omnystudio.com/listener for …
 
In his 2015 book, "Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything? When Celebrity Culture and Science Clash," author and health law and science policy professor Timothy Caulfield explores the influence celebrities have on attitudes toward health. Are cleanses, detoxes, and special diets the path to a healthier body? Why is outward beauty associated with…
 
Our look back at popular and still-relevant segments from past seasons of The Agenda continues with a focus on science and anti-science. In 2019, Winnipeg-born American obstetrician-gynecologist spoke about her book, "The Vagina Bible." In her work and writing, Gunter is known for her straight talk on women's health based on science and not as infl…
 
One family's pandemic project has been to restore an old mining equipment stoage space into a general store to serve the community. Northwestern Ontario Hub journalist Charnel Anderson tells us what went into the effort and why it will be an important community and tourist hub. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
In 2015, award-winning writer Thomas King spoke about his novel, "The Back of the Turtle." The conversation also explored how Indigenous artists have influenced the debate over Indigenous issues in Canada, and whether reconciliation with non-Indigenous Canadians is possible. Then, Northwestern Ontario Hub journalist Charnel Anderson visited Silver …
 
In 2018, award-winning journalist and author Tanya Talaga discussed her book, "All Our Relations: Finding the Path Forward." Previously in "Seven Fallen Feathers," she'd chronicled the heartbreaking fate of seven Indigenous teens in Thunder Bay. In this book, she widened the lens to look at the legacy of cultural genocide against Indigenous people,…
 
In this segment from 2019, we looked at the relevance of the Indian Act. Created more than 150 years ago, the legislation has structured relations between the federal government and Indigenous people for generations. And in the eyes of many, its purpose was and still is, to assimilate, control, and even destroy the people and communities that come …
 
Tonight, we kick off a special summer series, looking back at some of the most important and notable stories we've covered on The Agenda. From 2017 and 2020 respectively, Justice Murray Sinclair reflected on the progress of Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission and why it should continue to matter to all Canadians. Then, after Murray Sinclai…
 
Imagine if you could vaccinate as many as 70 people in the time it would normally take to administer 10 doses? Some regions in Ontario are doing just that with the innovation of pod vaccine sites, where nurses travel with their carts to people waiting in stations in a gym or hockey arena. Hamilton-Niagara Ontario Hub journalist Justin Chandler tell…
 
Our review of our week on The Agenda starts with a look places to visit around the province this summer. Then, what plan does the Ford government have for Toronto's beloved landmark, Ontario Place. Has education delivery in Ontario permanently changed with the pandemic. And, Cindy Blackstock discusses the country's recent confrontation with its pas…
 
Madam Justice Rosalie Silberman Abella signs off: She was born in a displaced persons camp in post-war Germany. And yet, somehow, ,Rosie, Abella managed to become the first ever Jewish woman (and refugee) appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada. She's reached the mandatory retirement age of 75, and so we'll look back at her extraordinary life both…
 
In the wake of the findings of unmarked graves of Indigenous children, Cindy Blackstock, executive director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society, and a professor at the School of Social Work at McGill University. returns to The Agenda to discuss the myths of Canada's history, why the truth part of the TRC is only now shocking many C…
 
For many years now, Toronto has experienced a surge of both residential and non-residential growth. And, over the next 30 years, it is expected that another 700,000 people will move there and call it home. How will Canada's most populous city continue to develop while also supporting the people who live and work there today? See omnystudio.com/list…
 
Since Doug Ford's government came into office, it's been keen to redevelop Ontario Place. Public outcry complicated those plans. But a decision on what it will be is imminent. We look at the potential plans for the site and ask, will it still be "the people's place" of its original intent? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
The pandemic has decimated Ontario's tourism sector. But as Ontario begins to re-open after its recovery from COVID-19's third wave, Ontarians might be fixing their sights on travelling the province during the summer months. We get some recommendations to help inform those decisions - from well-known towns to hidden treasures. It's time to load the…
 
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