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Mon
Jul 27

The Agenda in the Summer: Johann Hari, Part 1

Harry Anslinger was commissioner of the US Narcotics Bureau for 32 years. What he brought to the war on drugs in those three decades is still being felt today. Author Johann Hari reflects on Anslinger's legacy on The Agenda in the Summer.

Tue
Jul 28

The Agenda in the Summer: Johann Hari, Part 2

Vancouver is a glittering city nestled among mountains and ocean. It's also that is using what some would call unconventional means to treat the drug addicted in the city's infamous Downtown Eastside. Author Johann Hari tells Piya Chattopadhyay what Vancouver is doing, and what other jurisdictions can learn from its experience.

Wed
Jul 29

The Agenda in the Summer: Mark Schatzker, Part 1

Our manufactured food is laced with flavour. The problem is, while these enhanced flavours make many processed foods more appealing, our natural foods - the food we raise and grow - are becoming blander. Author Mark Schatzker joins The Agenda in the Summer to tell us what these trends are doing to our taste buds, and what we can do to change it.

Thu
Jul 30

The Agenda in the Summer: Mark Schatzker, Part 2

Our bodies used to seek out flavours of foods that were good for us, but author and journalist Mark Schatzker says that there are so many chemicals in processed food, we have thrown off our body's natural flavour instincts. He joins Piya Chattopadhyay for more.

Fri
Jul 31

Off-air

Steve Paikin's Blog

Twenty years ago, Mike Harris made history and changed the province of Ontario in ways that are still felt today.

The Winnipeg institution opened amidst much controversy in 2014, but according to Steve Paikin it actually takes Canadians on a vital historical journey.

Sometimes, election campaigns don’t really matter, Steve Paikin writes — but this fall’s federal campaigns certainly will. And whoever wins, the outcome will be historic.

Steve Paikin frequently found himself trying to hold back tears at Laurentian University last week after learning the circumstances some students endured pick up their degrees. 

The education file is “a dog’s breakfast,” argues Steve Paikin. To stop a decades-long pattern of labour unrest in our schools, do unprecedented measures need to be taken?