25:41 Aug 24, 2016Do emojis make up a new language, or is their use a passing fad? The Agenda in the Summer looks into the effectiveness of smiley faces and other symbols.
26:28 Aug 23, 2016The Agenda in the Summer looks at the importance of revitalizing aboriginal languages.
26:00 Aug 22, 2016Six Nations Polytechnic will offer a degree in indigenous languages. President Rebecca Jamieson discusses the importance of this area of study.
26:26 Aug 19, 2016The use of human remains in art is a little-known practice. Researcher Myriam Nafte talks to Nam Kiwanuka about her study of skeletons and bones.
26:38 Aug 18, 2016Health care specialist Yvonne Heath discusses how to broach the subject of end-of-life plans with dying loved ones.
26:37 Aug 17, 2016Author Lyndsay Green discusses her conversations about the pros and cons of retirement with people on its cusp.
26:38 Aug 16, 2016Motivational speaker Nina Spencer tells Nam Kiwanuka the 10 ways her Mount Kilamanjaro climb inspired her to greater success.
26:39 Aug 15, 2016More senior drivers means a greater concern for road safety. The Agenda discusses how to keep seniors and the public safe.
26:29 Aug 12, 2016Writer Sonja Larsen talks to Nam Kiwanuka about her unconventional upbringing and how it has shaped her.
This Week on The Agenda
The Agenda in the Summer: Indigenous Language Study
The Agenda in the Summer looks at one post-secondary institution that is offering an indigenous languages degree, one of the recommendations in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's report.
The Agenda in the Summer: Revitalizing Aboriginal Languages
Two aboriginal language advocates talk to Nam Kiwanuka about the importance of creating more speakers and educators of these languages and using technology to reach a larger number of people.
The Agenda in the Summer: Emoji Nation
The emoji that depicts tears of joy was declared Oxford Dictionaries' word of the year in 2015. As emoji symbols and pictograms grow more common, The Agenda in the Summer discusses their evolution and viability as language.
The Agenda in the Summer: Eleanor Wachtel
Eleanor Wachtel, one of Canada's leading author interviewers, talks to Nam Kiwanuka about some of her most memorable interview subjects, and what makes a compelling conversation with a writer.
The Agenda in the Summer: Shakespeare's Legacy
The work of William Shakespeare remains relevant today although he's been dead for four centuries. The Agenda in the Summer discusses the reason people continue to be fascinated with the Bard.
While the Ontario Medical Association consults its members, the splinter group Concerned Ontario Doctors has come up with a proposal. But there is little chance the government will even consider it.
The Ontario Council of Hospital Unions says this province’s hospitals are starved of funds. The statistics back this up, but they don’t tell the whole story.
I’ve always had a special interest in politicians who’ve been athletes as well. Meet ex-MPP and Ticat Tim Reid.
So far, we’ve covered many different angles in the fight between Ontario’s doctors and the provincial government. Now, it’s time to talk about how brass-knuckles, partisan politics fits in here.
Nurses aren’t all in one union. Why should doctors be? Would there be a better chance for peace with the government if they broke up the Ontario Medical Association?