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Aug 31

The Agenda in the Summer: Yuval Noah Harari, Part 1

A hundred thousand years ago, there were six human species. Only one remains: Homo sapiens. Author Yuval Noah Harari takes Piya Chattopadhyay to a time when our species of the genus Homo overcame all others to become the dominant species.

Sep 01

The Agenda in the Summer: Yuval Noah Harari, Part 2

Around 70-thousand years ago, something big happened. Homo sapiens began to think differently, communicate differently, and organize differently. It was those social and political networks that author Yuval Noah Harari says enabled Homo sapiens to conquer other species, and the planet. He takes Piya Chattopadhyay through this history of humanity on The Agenda in the Summer.

Sep 02

The Agenda in the Summer: Andrew Pyper

They are stories that make the hair on your arms stand up. Tales of hauntings and terror. Tales of zombies and aliens. Tales that are increasingly on our television screens and movie theatres, in our book bags and on our e-readers. The Agenda in the Summer explores what the prevalence of this genre says about its readers, and its authors with horror writer Andrew Pyper.

Sep 03

The Agenda in the Summer: Patti LaBoucane-Benson

It is a tale of two Aboriginal brothers, surrounded by poverty, addiction and violence. One brother finds himself incarcerated, while the other bounces from home to home. Both eventually find themselves on a path towards rehabilitation and healing. The Agenda in the Summer pays a visit to "The Outside Circle" with author Patti LaBoucane-Benson.

Sep 04

The Agenda in the Summer: Edmond Dixon

School starts next week. As backpacks are packed and pencils sharpened, The Agenda in the Summer looks to learning. In particular, what's standing in the way of getting boys engaged in learning. Educator and author Edmond Dixon sits down with Piya Chattopadhyay.

Steve Paikin's Blog

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau has taken a breathtaking gamble – and upended the election campaign -- by promising to run deficits to boost the economy.

As media attention focuses on key Toronto battlegrounds, the most exciting contest in the federal election campaign may be taking place in northwestern Ontario. 

More speeches like this one from former Ontario NDP leader Stephen Lewis would be a good antidote for voter apathy.

A practicing Anglican priest, Derwyn Shea was an unusual politician. Though a man of faith, he was no shrinking violet. 

The efforts undertaken to ensure that Conservative Leader Stephen Harper never has any contact with any Canadian not vetted by his political machine is extraordinary.