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Mon
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.

Tue
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.

Wed
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.

Thu
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.

Fri
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

A massive learning curve awaits Ontario Progressive Conservative Leader Patrick Brown at Queen’s Park now that he has won a seat in the legislature. 

Toronto City Hall, one of the few internationally-known Ontario buildings, had some near-death experiences before its completion in 1965. But a legendary Toronto mayor somehow pushed it through.

Could it be that Conservative strategists have decided that, to win the election, Stephen Harper actually has to be seen engaging with members of the public?

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.