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Mon
Jul 25

The Agenda in the Summer: Diversity and Dancing

Despite showing tremendous creativity and drawing big crowds, Canada's rock scene lags in diversity. Popular punk rock artist Shehzaad Jiwani joins the program to discuss why. Also, psychology professor Laurel Trainor explores music, dance and neuroscience from the moonwalk to the Macarena.

Tue
Jul 26

The Agenda in the Summer: Tom Vanderbilt

Taste is individual and subjective, but how is it formed? Author Tom Vanderbilt discusses how choices are made on a singular level and how they collectively jibe.

Wed
Jul 27

The Agenda in the Summer: Tim Falconer and Frank Russo

Tim Falconer, author of "Bad Singer: The Surprising Science of Tone Deafness and How We Hear Music," discusses his own 'bad singing' with neuroscientist Frank Russo.

Thu
Jul 28

The Agenda in the Summer: Tim Falconer and Micah Barnes

In an effort to understand and overcome his tone deafness, author Tim Falconer turned to singer Micah Barnes for vocal lessons. They discuss the results with Nam Kiwanuka.

Fri
Jul 29

The Agenda in the Summer: Laurel Trainor

If music is the food of love, can it help nurture and heal the brain? Neuroscientist Laurel Trainor discusses how the brain processes music and its role in brain development and health.

Steve Paikin's Blog

Just when it looked as if the province and the OMA had their issues all figured out, a doctor-led mutiny erupted. Here's what happened. 

The provincial government announced this week that Ontario’s annual economic growth rate was much better than forecast. Here’s why a large part of the province isn’t feeling the upsurge.  

New cabinet minister Eleanor McMahon inherited a department that has drafted the province’s first culture strategy. Here’s why reworking budget allocations could give a boost to artistic investments and projects.

A generous gift from a wealthy benefactor may put the brakes on young talent leaving Sudbury by establishing a state-of-the-art facility for aspiring architects.

I wonder whether people have become so accustomed to their leaders letting them down that they no longer care about facts or accuracy as long as political candidates make them feel good. 

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