TV Schedule

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Morning

6:01 am
Dinosaur Train
Classic in the Jurassic: Ultimate Face-off / Back in Time
The `Classic in the Jurassic' games are back, and this time, it's the Ultimate Smackdown. Mr. Conductor explains the wrestling matchups from the three Time Periods are: T. Rex vs. Triceratops, Allosaurus vs. Stegosaurus and, Zupaysaurus vs. Riojasaurus (dinos new to the Pteranodon clan.) Fears that competitors may get injured are allayed by the explanation of how the `Smackdown' works - the best choreographed and most entertaining show wins! Morris Stegosaurus beats Alvin Allosaurus. When Ziggy Zupaysaurus goes up against Renaldo Riojasaurus, Mr. Conductor explains that Riojasaurus may be smaller, but has a powerful tail and speed on his side. Then Boris the T. Rex loses to Trevor Triceratops. Tank and Buddy are thrilled -what a face-off! Once the judges tally the results, Team Cretaceous is declared the winner, and the fans love it! --- Buddy and Tiny start wondering aloud whether the Triassic was the beginning of time, and if there was anything before the Age of Dinosaurs. So, to the Dinosaur Train they go where Mr. Conductor takes them back to the beginning of the Triassic time period to get some answers. In the Triassic, Buddy, Tiny, Mom, and Mr. Conductor meet up with Erma Eoraptor who is happy to explore the before the Triassic, question with them. Our group walks through a Pedestrian Time Tunnel (that's beyond the end of the train tracks) to get to the Permian Time Period, the time period immediately before the Triassic. There, they meet Deon Dimetrodon, who has never met a dinosaur or pterosaur before. Buddy and Tiny are amazed to learn that there are neither in the Permian (or earlier)! Deon marvels at our family's features - especially Tiny and Mrs. Pteranodon's wings. Deon shows our group around the hot and humid Permian, and he explains how his sail fin keeps him cool. Then Deon is delighted to experience the Mesozioc Era. He walks through the Pedestrian Time Tunnel with our group, and is blown away by the vegetation and the variety and size of dinosaurs. Another lifelong friendship is forged!
6:29 am
Ella the Elephant
Camp Ella
Camp Ella: Ella discovers Tiki has never, EVER been camping, so she turns her backyard into ,Camp Ella, for a sleepover. When Frankie, Tiki and Belinda arrive, they're amazed to see Ella's backyard transformed into a campsite with a real tent and everything. Frankie and Belinda act brave and try to convince Tiki there's nothing to fear, but when night falls, everyone gets scared by sounds and sights of the great outdoors.
6:42 am
Box Yourself Minis
Dinosaur
Øistein makes a dinosaur from a milk carton and toilet paper rolls.
6:47 am
Monkey See Monkey Do
Dolphin
Monkey needs help from Dolphin to practice his basketball jumps.
6:58 am
YOUniverse
Space Colony
A girl searches the universe for the perfect place to live, work and play. She builds a home and invites other friends to come join her on a beautiful planet of gems. Did you know that humans might one day live on other planets in space? To do this, humans would need to work together and do different types of jobs to build and sustain a human colony on a planet, moon or space station.
7:01 am
Rob the Robot
Perfect Pumpkin / Crouching Tiger, Hidden Wagon
The crew want to have a Halloween party, so they decide to go the the Pumpkin Planet to find the perfect Jack-O-Lantern. -- Rob agrees to teach the gang martial arts, spurred on by Orbit's inability to catch a pesky space fly. They travel to the Dojo Planet, where Orbit learns one of the greatest lessons of all - believing in one's self.
7:25 am
Doggy Day School
Bossy Boots
Pedro volunteers to be the daycare monitor and help everyone remember to put their toys away. He's good at it at first, but he's so determined to keep everything neat and tidy that he soon starts making silly rules. No taking out more than one toy at a time. No running, in case you bump into something and knock it over, not painting or puddle jumping etc. The dogs rebel - they were supposed to keep the place tidy but with all Pedro's rules they can't do anything! Pedro realises he's gone too far and they all decide to remember to tidy up after themselves.
7:36 am
Doozers
Up, Up and Away
It's time for the Doozer Creek hot air balloon race and the Pod Squad is ready! Flex has suped up the Podmobile blimp, but it goes way too fast and they soon veer off course! Using what they have around them, the Pod Squad learn to be resourceful and even help Professor Gimbal out of his own racing conundrum.
7:48 am
Floogals
Project Leash
By observing the family dog's excited behavior each time Dad Hooman takes down his leash the Floogals set out to confirm their assumption it it's indeed a magical device that makes you happy.
7:59 am
Paw Patrol
Pups Save a Teeny Penguin / Pups Save the Cat Show
Everest and Jake try to rescue a little penguin and wind up floating out to sea on a homemade bridge. --- Katie's kittens are all covered in mud and running amuck. If they're not rounded up the Cat Show will be ruined.
8:23 am
Zerby Derby
Ferry Windy Day
Zack and Fran the Ferry are out for a ride around Zerby Town Lake on a very windy day. When the joy riding is over Fran tries to land at the docks. But it turns out, landing in the wind is difficult. When she approaches the first time, the wind blows her way off course, into the reeds at the side of the lake. She backs up and tries again, this time starting further to the side, she gets to the dock but blows past before Zack can get off and tie her up. The next time she comes in on an angle so she can stay still in the wind, but the angle is too hard for Zack to get off onto the dock. Finally, Zack realizes that they should use the wind to help them. Fran lines up with the dock in such a way that the wind blows her up against the dock instead of away from it. This allows Zack to get off and tie her up.
8:30 am
Shutterbugs
The House that Buzzed Off / A Day at the Zoo
Floyd the Fly's not only lost his beloved rock collection, he's lost where he stores them - his home! --- Wild bugs are escaping from the Marsh's Zoo, and the Shutterbugs are sent to find out why.
8:55 am
Dino Dan
A Pterosaur in the House/ A Model Dino
A Pterosaur in the House: When a Pterodactylus gets stuck in the house it's up to Dan, Mom, Angie and Trek to get it out. A Model Dino: Dan uses the art of disguise to get his Remote Dino Cam into a Triceratops nest but the real test comes when a T-rex threatens the safety of the babies.
9:17 am
Odd Squad
Trading Places / Bad Lemonade
When an Odd Squad gadget falls into the hands of Odd Todd, it's ultimately up to Oscar to get it back. ---- When Odd Todd takes over Polly Graph's lemonade stand using a series of misleading graphs and charts, Olive and Otto must prove that he's up to no good.
9:44 am
Wild Kratts
Chameleon on Target
Aviva is working on a special ring chip that will super power her ,inventuring,, but it's stolen by a mysterious lemur. are off to the rescue and along the way, they learn about the amazing world of chameleons.
10:10 am
Jack
Do the Twister
When Jack gets caught up accidentally in a tornado the ship's contents are scattered including Jack's new gadget, the Enlargerator. Jack goes back into the tornado to search for the Enlargerator, not realizing that an unsuspecting Mrs Weebler has already found it.
10:21 am
Let's Find Out
Let's Find Out - Seconds
This is a math series supporting a greater understanding of Grade 3 measurement. In this episode Melissa and Ruth figure out why seconds matter with time.
10:24 am
Making Stuff
Kayak
Polyethylene pellets are baked in a mould to become a kayak. Gears and Wiz see what appears to be an oversized BBQ turn out a boat that even a kid can paddle.
10:30 am
Science Max: Experiments at Large
Light Challenge
Bending light to your will! Phil gets challenged to use light to solve a puzzle that gets more and more difficult.
10:53 am
Beats in Bites
Fillers
Our beatbox stars fill in the space between the beats to make a melody.
11:00 am
Jerry and the Raiders
Blowrado
A huge wind blows, scatters all the leaves all over the yard. "Raiders to the Rescue!" Bakko declares this is the work of BLOWRADO! They must catch this enemy who huffs and puffs to blow everything down. Jerry explains it's only wind and you can't catch it, but shows them how to calculate the direction it's coming from with a weather vane. The Raiders still try but cannot catch the wind, instead Jerry shows them how to 'use' the wind and shows Bakko how to fly a kite.
11:11 am
Jerry and the Raiders
Bubble Trouble
Dad has a deadline so Jerry offers to make lunch-how hard can it be?! Nicole has gum from a Birthday party, chews it, and sticks it on the kitchen table. Curious, Gant steps in it and gets stuck. Desperate to get out of the gum, he gets Bakko's attention. Bakko is convinced this sticky stuff is a Blibber Blubber plot to trap everyone. Jerry notices the Raiders are stuck to the ceiling, hanging on a bubble-gum thread right over an unsuspecting dad. Once Jerry figures out the properties of gum and how to get gum off surfaces, he rescues the Raiders and even shows his sister how to blow a huge bubble.
11:22 am
Tumbletown Tales
Researching a Purchase
The printer breaks down at the office and Tumbleweed is charged with replacing it. He conducts some research on the internet before making his purchase and discovers how to best spend his money.
11:26 am
MathXplosion
That's So Twisted
Eric is tangled up with what seems to be a never-ending challenge. How will he make a set of linking rings from one strip of paper? It's not magic... it's math!
11:30 am
The Magic School Bus
Goes Upstream
Ralphie wants to serve salmon at the annual school picnic, but he can't find any at his favorite fishing spot. But when the kids are "Frizzled" inside a salmon-bus they have an uncontrollable urge to head upriver.
11:56 am
Story Explorers
Robot Zoo Escape
Story Explorer Joshua tells his story: Robot Zoo Escape.

Afternoon

12:00 pm
Look Kool
Math in Music
How come some sound combinations are pleasant and others sound like a cat with a screw loose? To find out, we'll make guitars out of shoeboxes, cut up a pizza, give Koolkatt a tune-up, and meet the original Otto Tune. Drum roll, please! It's going to be music to your ears...
12:22 pm
Pop It!
You're a Star
Shemar helps us dance like a star, teaching some new steps to the catchy, Number One beats, including the side step and the ball bounce.
12:29 pm
Sports Lab
Breakdancing
Nykeem links up with Logan, an ambitious young dancer, and guest pro Jim ,JFX, Han to break down the science behind some of their wild moves. Winning the dance-off, Dr. Heather discovers, has everything to do with centripetal force.
12:40 pm
Sports Lab
Curling
When young Emily wants to improve her curling game, Dr. Heather knows just who to call. Guest pro Abbie sends the stones spinning, and Nykeem and Emily learn that friction can be a friend out on the ice.
12:52 pm
MathXplosion
Pop Up Paper
Here's a trick for junior mathemagicians. Turn any piece of paper into a three dimensional object. Join Eric as he folds, cuts, and... Pop! It's not magic... it's math!
12:55 pm
Mark's Moments
The Braun Brothers
Lucas and Zane Braun: Today on Mark's Moments, host Mark Sykes spends the day brothers Lucas and Zane who were born with Morquio Syndrome, a rare form of dwarfism. The boys show Mark the scooters they use as transportation, give him a tour of their accessible house and share their passion for hockey with a game of mini sticks.
12:59 pm
WordGirl
Dr. Two Brains, Mr. Cheese / Kitty Cat Criminals
Fed up with his henchmen, Dr. Two Brains begins the search for a new sidekick. He's thrilled to find Mr. Cheese, who seems to be perfect for the job, but soon regrets the decision as Mr. Cheese takes control and makes Dr. Two Brains HIS sidekick! Will Dr. Two Brains agree to take orders from a tiny, evil mouse? Will WordGirl and Captain Huggy Face stop the evil pair before it's too late? Vocabulary Words: Command, Location/Locate --- When The Butcher and Chuck join forces, they have a surprisingly hard time coming up with a meat-and-sandwich related crime to commit. Stumped, they discover an opportunity to steal feline artifacts and memorabilia, prompting Chuck to bring back his former alter-ego, The Hansome Panther and the Butcher to take on the identity of his former sidekick Lil' Mittens! Will WordGirl be too distracted jazzing up her own costume to outsmart the duo and once again save the day? Vocabulary Words: Ornamental, Feline
1:23 pm
Making Stuff
Playground Equipment
Machines bend and weld steel pipes to build a playground. Gears and Wiz follow the ladders, corkscrews and poles into the paint shop and see them get baked with shiny colours.
1:29 pm
Arthur
The "A" Team/Emily Swallows A Horse
Francine and Brain are the best players on the soccer team and, well, sometimes they wish their teammates could take the game a bit more seriously.
1:53 pm
Shutterbugs
Mooned Too Soon / Too Tall Mall
At Space Camp, the friends are alarmed when they fear Harvey's been left on the moon! --- The town is on high alert - bugs are being webbed up everywhere, and Opal's nowhere to be found.
2:17 pm
Alfred Hedgehog
False Notes in Gnarly Woods
Mr. Rusard is upset because someone has sabotaged the flutes for the upcoming school concert. Something has chewed holes in the flutes! Investigating with Camille and Milo, Alfred discovers that a porcupine ate the flutes which were carved out of deer antlers. Porcupines like the calcium in the antlers. Luckily, Winston is shedding his antlers so Helmut can make some more flutes in time for the concert.
2:29 pm
Doozers
Hiccup-A-Majig
Something's wrong in Doozer Creek. First Baker Timber Bolt gets a case of the hiccups, and then doozers all over start hiccuping! The Pod Squad soon discover that a bunch of jumping beans has fallen into Baker Timber Bolt's latest batch of Zesty Radish Cakes. After trying a few silly methods to get rid of the hiccups, the team remembers that a good scare is a surefire way to solve this problem. The Pod Squad work together to build a super fun, (and scary!) doozercoaster!
2:40 pm
Ruff-Ruff, Tweet & Dave
A Collecting Adventure
Hatty takes our trio to the beach to collect seaside things. Ruff-Ruff collects sticks, Tweet collects shells and Dave collects things that are round. All three learn how to tell what does and doesn't belong in their chosen collections. Educational - Classification: things that belong together in groups, sorting objects into related groups by type, and by matching shapes. Using appropriate language such as 'same' and 'different'.
2:52 pm
Can You Imagine That!
Video Game Designer
Benjamin imagines what it would be like to be a video game designer. Benjamin would get to draw and create the characters in his games and the backgrounds where the action takes place. He would create a character that looked just like him, Benjamin the Video Game! The character would be able to skateboard and climb buildings! Benjamin would even make racing car video games for his Dad!
2:57 pm
YOUniverse
Happy Shiny Sun
A boy uses a telescope in his tree house to look for all the stars in the universe. While searching, he notices that the Sun is sad, so he flies to meet it and asks how he can help bring a warm smile back to its face. Did you know that the Sun is critical for life on Earth? It provides the much needed power and energy to the planet's people, plants and animals.
2:59 pm
Ella the Elephant
Ella's Got Talent
It's time for the school's big talent show and everyone's got a special act to perform...except Ella. With the encouragement of her friends she tries playing music, singing, dancing, even puppetry...but nothing fits her talents. Then, Mrs. Briggs asks Ella to come up with some clever introductions for each act and Ella delivers. Ella offers to be the stage manager until Mrs. Briggs gets laryngitis and asks Ella to also be the Master of Ceremonies. Uncertain...Ella steps into the spotlight and transforms the show into a spectacular event!
3:12 pm
Lily's Driftwood Bay
Seaweed Pie
An old wooden spoon washed up on the beach inspires Nonna to once again cook her famous Seaweed Pie. Salty leads Lily on a golden seaweed hunting expedition, but he goes a little too far and ends up trapped by the incoming sea!
3:21 pm
Thomas & Friends (CG)
Thomas's Tall Friend
Thomas is given the special job of delivering a giraffe to the Sodor Wildlife Centre. He is so excited about making friends with the giraffe that he doesn't go straight to the Wildlife Centre as instructed. Instead Thomas collects leaves and fresh fruit from the other engines to give to the giraffe. By the time Thomas arrives to the Wildlife Centre the giraffe has settled down in his truck and fallen fast asleep. Now Thomas can't wake the giraffe to deliver him to his new home. Thomas decides to find someone who really knows how to look after giraffes properly. He races back to the docks and collects a giraffe keeper who can look after the giraffe. The giraffe is soon delivered to the wildlife centre. Everyone is so happy to meet the new giraffe.
3:32 pm
Thomas & Friends (CG)
James In The Dark
Victor and Kevin try to fit a lamp onto James at the Steamworks but have little success as James refuses to have the lamp fitted. So James puffs off into the dark without a lamp. On the way he meets his friends Thomas and Edward but because it's so dark he doesn't recognise them. James has been given the job of bringing Alicia Botti to the Town Hall for the grand concert but instead of delivering Alicia Botti he delivers Farmer Trotter and his pigs, and Farmer McColl and his cows! The Fat Controller can't believe the mess. James decides to fix the problem and asks Thomas to bring Alicia Botti to the town Hall while he gets a lamp fitted. James can now see perfectly in the dark. James loves his new lamp and soon helps to light Alica Botti on stage with his brightly shining light.
3:43 pm
The Day Henry Met...
The Day Henry Met... A Panda
Henry meets a friendly Panda. She is preparing for a visit from her cousin but when she arrives it's obvious there has been a mix up in the Zoo. Henry becomes a Zoo Keeper for the day and meets all sorts of animals of all shapes and sizes while searching for Panda's cousin.
3:48 pm
Floogals
Project Caterpillar
Boomer's become very fond of the 3 stripy caterpillars the kids are keeping in the shed. Devastated when one disappears the Floogals stake out the container they are in and unfold the mystery of the disappearing caterpillars by getting to observe for themselves the astonishing phenomena of this natural metamorphosis into a butterfly!
4:00 pm
Paw Patrol
Pups Save the Gliding Turbots / Pups Save a Plane
When Francois and Cap'n Turbot bicker about how to best steer a tandem hang glider, they fly way off course and crash land on Swampy Island. They're okay, but their hang glider isn't. And now a hurricane is fast approaching! If that wasn't enough, things get even worse when a crocodile shows up and scares them into separating. Now it's up to Ryder and the Pups to find the stranded cousins and get them to safety. But when the crocodile ends up eating Turbot's phone, it's a mad dash search to try to track him down before it's too late. --- Mayor Goodway has an eventful first solo-flying lesson, when a flap on one of the wings snaps loose. The Mayor takes the controls, as her instructor Ace walks out on the wing to try to fix it. But when Ace gets her sleeve caught, she ends up being stuck and Ryder and the Paw Patrol to have to launch a daring mid-air rescue. Things get even more exciting when turbulence knocks Chickaletta right off the plane. Now the Pups have to catch up to a madly flapping chicken who hasn't mastered the art of flight either!
4:23 pm
Zerby Derby
Yoo Hoo
Zack and Lily take different paths to Zerby Town Marsh. When they get there they can't see each other. The Zerbies can talk to each other with their radios, but they still have to find each other. Lily tries honking her horn for Zack to find her, but the noise echoes, making it hard for Zack to figure out where it's coming from. Lily tries shaking a tree, but the only tree that's small enough for her to shake is too small for Zack to see. Finally, they hit upon the idea of using something they can both see (an old, dead tree) to drive towards until they find each other.
4:30 pm
Arthur
Arthur vs. the Piano/ The Big Blow-Up
The big music recital for parents is coming up and Arthur is confident - until he hits a bum chord during a practice recital for students at school. Now he's terrified. Francine and the brain can both be pretty competitive. When it get out of hand, they refuse to co-operate with each other, and the soccer team risks losing the next big game. Arthur and Buster try to patch things up.
4:55 pm
Dino Dan
Copy Dino/ Lunch Bag Bandit
Copy Dino: Dan teaches a baby Triceratops defensive moves to help it get around a meat-eating Spinosaurus. Lunch Bag Bandit: When Cory's snack goes missing, Dan knows who took it... a Dromaeosaurus.
5:18 pm
Odd Squad
Robert Plant / Game Time
After over-feeding agent Obfusco's plant, Olive and Otto must find a way to stop it from growing, before it takes over HQ. --- When Otto gets trapped inside a video game, Olive has to play the game in order to get him out.
5:45 pm
Wild Kratts
Fossa Palooza
Chris, bummed that the gang must leave Madagascar without ever having seen amazing fossa, accidentally falls out the hatch of the Tortuga in mid-flight and lands deep in an island forest - amongst a group of the very creatures he longed to find!
6:11 pm
Jack
Swimming with Aliens
Jack reprograms the ship so it can be controlled by Nico's video game-console to help make the kids homework on the Great Barrier Reef more fun. But the fun stops for Jack when Dad spies the cool 'videogame' and takes control of the ship, leaving the defenceless aliens trying to get it back before a hungry shark gets them.
6:24 pm
Making Stuff
Brass Horn
Gears and Wiz learn about annealing and how the bell is made on the horn.
6:30 pm
The Little Prince
The Planet of Ice Bird -Part 1
When the Little Prince reaches the Planet of Ashkabaar, Shaaz and Zaak dream of marrying off their son, but he refuses all marriage proposals. Moreover, Shaaz and Zaak are fighting a couple of magnificent Firebirds menacing to melt their ice planet.
6:57 pm
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Evening

7:00 pm
Into the Wilderness: Grand Canyon - Ep. 2
At the edge of a chasm one billion times their size, visitors see only a tiny fraction of the Grand Canyon's true beauty hidden amid its stone, water and wildlife. Some of its backcountry has almost certainly never felt the tread of a human foot, and scientists know precious little about the canyon's wildlife, its vegetation, or even how and when it was formed.
7:53 pm
Climate Watch Shorts: Measuring changes in Lake Simcoe
Lake Simcoe is one of the province's largest and climate change is profoundly affecting its waters. Road runoff from storms is increasing the level of salt in the lake, threatening freshwater organisms. Water temperatures are warming, squeezing out cold-water fish. We join the Lake Simcoe Conservation Authority aboard its research vessel Hexagenia to see the changes firsthand.
8:00 pm
Locomotion: Dan Snow's History of Railways - Ep. 1
From their beginnings as a primitive system of tracks for coal carts in the early 18th century, railways quickly developed into the driving force behind the Industrial Revolution. In this episode Dan Snow looks at how rapid industrial growth during the early 19th century, coupled with the prospect of vast profits, drove inventors and entrepreneurs to develop steam locomotives, metal tracks and an array of daring tunnels, cuttings and bridges that created a nationwide system of railways in just 30 years.
8:51 pm
Climate Watch Shorts: The carbon capitalists
Pond Technologies, a finalist for the Carbon X-Prize, has a vision to turn emissions into algae. By bubbling carbon dioxide through water, the company feeds algae, which can then be turned into biofuel and bioplastics. We visit St. Marys, Ont., to see the finalist for the $20-million prize in action.
9:00 pm
Ep. 1 - Arrival
Archeologist Jago Cooper sees how a complex society developed without agriculture. The answer lies in the extraordinary way in which the people understood and mastered their environment, which in turn is reflected in their identity and social structures. He reveals the hidden significance in totem poles, canoes and intricate textiles, arguing that the peoples of the northwest coast achieved the highest levels of cultural achievement.
10:00 pm
Ep. 1 - First Day
Historian Peter Barton explores the events leading up to the notoriously bloody first day of the Somme offensive. Walking the battlefield, he explains the failures that led to over 20,000 British deaths. The Germans were able to use the landscape of the Somme to maximize casualties among their enemy. Based on research in German archives, Barton shows just how much they knew in advance about Allied plans through seized documents and interrogations of captured British prisoners and deserters.
11:02 pm
Out of Mind, Out of Sight: Inside the Brockville Psych
What happens to people who suffer from mental illnesses and commit violent crimes? Some are sent to forensic psychiatric hospitals, once called asylums for the criminally insane, where they disappear from public view for years. Filmmaker John Kastner gained unprecedented access to one such facility, the Brockville Mental Health Centre. He follows the treatment of patients struggling to gain control over their lives, so they can return to a society that often fears and demonizes them.

Late Night

12:00 am
Into the Wilderness: Grand Canyon - Ep. 2
At the edge of a chasm one billion times their size, visitors see only a tiny fraction of the Grand Canyon's true beauty hidden amid its stone, water and wildlife. Some of its backcountry has almost certainly never felt the tread of a human foot, and scientists know precious little about the canyon's wildlife, its vegetation, or even how and when it was formed.
12:52 am
Climate Watch Shorts: Breakthroughs in energy storage
How does renewable energy work when the sun isn't shining or the wind isn't blowing? Energy storage is a key piece of the renewables puzzle. Many look to chemical batteries to store power, but a Toronto-based company has a different idea - inflate bags under water to store the energy for use during days when renewables don't function well. Hydrostor president and CEO Curtis VanWalleghem takes us inside their demo plant!
1:00 am
Locomotion: Dan Snow's History of Railways - Ep. 1
From their beginnings as a primitive system of tracks for coal carts in the early 18th century, railways quickly developed into the driving force behind the Industrial Revolution. In this episode Dan Snow looks at how rapid industrial growth during the early 19th century, coupled with the prospect of vast profits, drove inventors and entrepreneurs to develop steam locomotives, metal tracks and an array of daring tunnels, cuttings and bridges that created a nationwide system of railways in just 30 years.
1:53 am
Climate Watch Shorts: Breakthroughs in energy storage
How does renewable energy work when the sun isn't shining or the wind isn't blowing? Energy storage is a key piece of the renewables puzzle. Many look to chemical batteries to store power, but a Toronto-based company has a different idea - inflate bags under water to store the energy for use during days when renewables don't function well. Hydrostor president and CEO Curtis VanWalleghem takes us inside their demo plant!
2:00 am
Ep. 1 - Arrival
Archeologist Jago Cooper sees how a complex society developed without agriculture. The answer lies in the extraordinary way in which the people understood and mastered their environment, which in turn is reflected in their identity and social structures. He reveals the hidden significance in totem poles, canoes and intricate textiles, arguing that the peoples of the northwest coast achieved the highest levels of cultural achievement.
3:00 am
Ep. 1 - First Day
Historian Peter Barton explores the events leading up to the notoriously bloody first day of the Somme offensive. Walking the battlefield, he explains the failures that led to over 20,000 British deaths. The Germans were able to use the landscape of the Somme to maximize casualties among their enemy. Based on research in German archives, Barton shows just how much they knew in advance about Allied plans through seized documents and interrogations of captured British prisoners and deserters.
4:01 am
Out of Mind, Out of Sight: Inside the Brockville Psych
What happens to people who suffer from mental illnesses and commit violent crimes? Some are sent to forensic psychiatric hospitals, once called asylums for the criminally insane, where they disappear from public view for years. Filmmaker John Kastner gained unprecedented access to one such facility, the Brockville Mental Health Centre. He follows the treatment of patients struggling to gain control over their lives, so they can return to a society that often fears and demonizes them.
5:00 am
Trump Targets Canadian Dairy Farmers; The Agenda's Week
The Agenda examines how the Canadian dairy industry could be affected by Trump's protectionist policies. Then, a review of the week's programming.
5:57 am
Learning Portraits
Ontario Vignette: Elizabeth Semmelhack
Part of TVO's Never Stop Learning brand campaign, Elizabeth Semmelhack talks about the challenges and joys of being the Senior Curator of the Bata Shoe Museum, and how it is a learning experience everyday.
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