As part of TVO's contribution to "Why Poverty?", The Agenda takes a look at poverty eradication strategies from around the world

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A Niagara Falls, Ontario photographer watches her business go viral.

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Back in October, we asked educators to send us a photo of one tool they couldn't do their job without, After the jump, check out what we received. 

As part of our Learning 2030 series, Steve Paikin talked to students in a Grade 10 class who are learning in a different way from many of their peers. 

As same-sex rights begin to gain greater acceptance around the world, an anti-homosexuality bill in Uganda reminds us how fragile progress really is.

Yes, it's been a bad week for Rob Ford. But don't count him out. This week's developments could be just the tonic he and Ford Nation need to get back in the game.

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Update: On Wednesday night, Steve Paikin moderated a conversation between GigaOm's Mathew Ingram and York University's Jennifer Jenson about online actions and offline consequences. Click through to watch a video of the event.  

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A few weeks ago, we asked you what poverty looks like in your community. Hospice volunteer Jennifer Jilks responded by posting an eye-opening photo. Producer Mary Taws discusses the story behind that photo with her, as part of The Agenda's continuing contribution to "Why Poverty?"

Adam Smith argued that competitive markets harness the selfish interests of the individual for the common good. But what if his view of competition was wrong? What if we aren't living in Smith's world, but Charles Darwin's?

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In a follow-up blog post to Monday night's episode on energy, guest blogger Steve Aplin takes a closer look at electric cars and low-carbon gasoline. 

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The Toronto Star's investigative reporter, Kevin Donovan, gives us the latest developments on Ontario's air ambulance agency, ORNGE.

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Egyptians are back in Tahrir Square, and both Mark Carney and Rob Ford are set to leave -- for different reasons. Should one of these news items be The Agenda's Story of the Week? 

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An interview with Alan Keenan of International Crisis Group on his organization's new report about what the Sri Lankan government, the Tamil minority, and actors outside the island should be doing to ensure a fair and peaceful Sri Lanka. 

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What's next for ousted Toronto Mayor Rob Ford? Writer and author Ivor Tossell chatted live and answered your questions on Monday afternoon. 

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Often in politics, when a leader leaves, party members look to "the next generation" to replace him. Not this time with the Ontario Liberals.

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The United States is on track to become the world's largest oil producer, thanks in part to shale gas.

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While the game wasn't a classic, the weekend was. Well done, CFL.

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The news broke around 10:30 a.m. EST on Monday morning: A judge has ordered that Rob Ford be removed from office as mayor of Toronto. 

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Last week, Highland Companies withdrew its application in Melancthon Township for what’s become known as the “mega quarry.” Producer Hilary Clark caught up with three people who were key to the fight against the project.

It's unofficially one-on-one interview week at The Agenda. Find out more details about our programming -- and our public event on Wednesday night -- after the jump.

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On Wednesday, November 28, Steve Paikin will be moderating a live event in downtown Toronto on online actions and offline consequences. Join us. More details after the jump. 

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Watch a Canadian Journalism Foundation discussion moderated by Steve Paikin on Thursday night. 

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How many uniquely Canadian institutions in this country do we still care about? I mean really care about? I vote for the Grey Cup.

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With Harinder Takhar announcing his candidacy for the Ontario Liberal leadership, we look at why Sikhs are more prominent in Canadian politics than their numbers would suggest. Why are Sikhs so politically engaged?

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Here's an interview with Michael McGuire, co-producer and director of "21 Brothers," the longest single-shot movie ever made. It focuses on a band of brothers in World War I. 

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Alan Alexandroff of the Munk School of Global Affairs just returned from 10 days in South Africa. Here's his take on the G20's only African partner.

Click through to view an infographic on the representation of women in the media. 

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Jimmy Carter just passed Herbert Hoover as the longest-serving ex-president in American history. And at 88, he looks like he's anything from finished.

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After four years of fighting a "mega quarry" in their backyards, the locals in Melancthon Township can now claim victory. 

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According to a 2011 poll, not all Canadians think the poor should get public assistance. We asked you if you agreed. Here are some of your responses. 

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Louise Chabros, executive director of Close to Home, an organization based in British Columbia, shares the story of her son's struggle with addiction and homelessness. She writes about how her organization is partnering with a therapeutic farm to tackle the underlying issues of homelessness. 

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An argument for why reforming social assistance should be a top priority, even in a time of austerity. 

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As part of The Agenda's contribution to "Why Poverty?", producer Navin Vaswani writes about the raw poverty he witnessed in New Delhi, India, as a nine-year-old. 

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Ding dong, the quarry’s gone! It's a huge victory for the citizens who fought it. Is it also a unique win for citizen activism?

Our program Thursday night will explore public sentiment over who does and doesn't deserve public support when it comes to poverty. We want to know what you think about the issue. 

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Five producers join Steve Paikin to discuss the obstacles they face in booking women on The Agenda. Plus: you've given us your feedback about how we can improve our representation of women on air, and we've collected your responses. Keep the suggestions coming!

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Video of John Mills, Sandy Leyland, and Laura Cattari on how well the final report of the Commission for the Review of Social Assistance in Ontario addresses the challenges they face in the system.

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In the wake of the World Trade Organization's ruling against Ontario's Green Energy Act, a look back at The Agenda's extensive coverage of the law.

In Far From the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity, writer Andrew Solomon transforms himself from being the historian of sadness to becoming the champion of tolerance.

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Why is the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party having a problem with competition?

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We asked you via social media: "What does poverty look like to you?" One of the many responses we received was a personal account from someone who has "passed for middle class" his entire life, but has struggled with poverty on a near-constant basis. 

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From Gaza to Myanmar, foreign affairs is on The Agenda's radar for Story of the Week.

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Updated: TVO's foreign affairs analyst Janice Stein and The Agenda's executive producer Dan Dunsky answered viewer questions about the violence in the Middle East. See what they had to say after the jump. 

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Social media is a new front in the latest conflict between Israel and Hamas.

Finally, some fireworks at Toronto City Hall we can all enjoy.

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Ontario's PC Party has now issued its fifth discussion paper, this time on retirement security. And, yes, there's going to be a good fight ahead on this one, too.

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Click through to find out what's on The Agenda; on broadcast and online. Note: we're chatting live on Tuesday afternoon about the Middle East. 

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What does a cerebral show like The Agenda have in common with the massive talent trade between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Florida Marlins? The use of metaphors and analogies to explain complicated concepts. 

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You spoke; we listened. Bill 115 is The Agenda's Story of the Week.

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Yes, the next municipal elections are still two years away. But that hasn't stopped the speculation on who could replace Rob Ford as Toronto's mayor.

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After an October Agenda episode, Armine Yalnizyan and Andrew Coyne continued their conversation about poverty on Twitter. They'll face off again on Thursday night. 

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Last week, producer Allison Buchan-Terrell attended an event organized by the Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction. She writes about the conversation that took place, and what the rest of Ontario can learn from Hamilton. Part of The Agenda's contribution to "Why Poverty?"

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Why aren't there more women on the program? It's a question viewers have often asked us. The Agenda is responding by exploring the issue of women in punditry on social media, on our website, and on the broadcast. We want your feedback. 

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Senator Hugh Segal is on Thursday night's program to promote his idea of "guaranteed annual income" as a way to fight poverty. We want to know what you think of the concept. More details after the jump. 

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Hamilton's Heidi Siwak writes about how she uses technology in her classroom. Part of The Agenda's Learning 2030 series

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As part of TVO's contributions to "Why Poverty?", The Agenda has been asking what poverty looks like in your respective communities, and we've had quite the response on Twitter and Facebook. 

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"The bottom line to all of this – and what I believe is the real story – is that people in Ontario are not being given any real incentive or support to move forward in life,"  says Laura Redman, of the Muskoka YWCA. 

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Ontario high school teachers take action against Bill 115, CIA director David Petraeus calls it quits following a sex scandal, and tensions rise on three border regions in the Middle East. Should one of these, or something else, be the Story of the Week?

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Richard Windeyer of Wilfrid Laurier University talks about how he uses the long-distance communication website Skype to educate his students. 

Before Tim Hudak and Andrea Horwath became the leaders of their political parties -- and before Kathleen Wynne decided to run to lead her political party -- they appeared together on TVO to debate the issues -- twice. 

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Pearson College in British Columbia is named after the former prime minister. It may be the only school of its kind in Canada. Check it out.

Rob Steiner gives us an update on the new journalism program they've developed at the Munk School for Global Affairs.

The second (and final) installment of New Perspectives' look at members of the millennial generation who serve in the Canadian Forces. We ask Master Corporal Natalie Gajewski why she adds the reserves onto her already busy life. Also, what does this history buff think of Remembrance Day after serving in Afghanistan?

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The biggest difference between homelessness in rural communities and urban ones remains visibility. In rural Ontario, people who can't find appropriate housing spend winters couch-surfing rather than living on the street; because winters are so harsh, street life is simply not an option. 

Just over a week ago, the Ontario Liberal Party leadership seemed like a prize nobody wanted. Not anymore. Just goes to show the cliché is true: a week is a lifetime in politics. 

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Click through to find out what's on The Agenda this week.

With Remembrance Day approaching, New Perspectives looks at two members of the millennial generation who serve in the Canadian Forces. In the first installment, we ask Captain Stephen Keeble, an Afghanistan veteran, why he serves.

We asked how you'd like us to treat a potential program about Bill 115. Here's how you responded.

The U.S. presidential election and China's 18th Party Congress are The Agenda's Story (or Stories) of the Week.

Former Ontario cabinet minister Marie Bountrogianni joined the Obama campaign for its frantic final days.

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Highlighting some of the most reckless predictions on the result of the U.S. presidential election. 

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As part of TVO's contributions to "Why Poverty?", The Agenda interviews Andrew Jackson of the Broadbent Institute on growing income inequality in Canada. 

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Update: Steve Paikin chatted with viewers online about the U.S. presidential election. Watch the video replay. 

Pundits used to be able to make bold predictions with no fear of consequence. Not any more. 

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Former cabinet minister Kathleen Wynne becomes the second candidate to enter the race to replace Dalton McGuinty as Ontario Liberal Leader and Premier.

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As part of The Agenda's involvement with the "Why Poverty?" series, we want you to paint us a picture of poverty in your corner of the province.

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We'll shine a special light on the 57th American presidential election this week on The Agenda, on the broadcast and online.

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Dr. Gary Bloch on  the connection between poverty and health and why he thinks social assistance rates should be raised to better reflect the cost of housing and nutritious food. Part of The Agenda's contribution to the "Why Poverty?" series. 

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Watch past programs focused on poverty, and poverty issues, as part of The Agenda's contribution to "Why Poverty?

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Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Deepa Mehta talks to Steve Paikin about her film adaptation of Salman Rushdie's book, Midnight's Children, which hits theatres Friday. 

It was supposed to be an exciting, highly competitive race among several candidates for Dalton McGuinty's job. But so far, no one has gotten in, and a half-dozen potential candidates have taken themselves out. What's happening here?

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We have plans to do an upcoming program on Bill 115. And we want your advice on what to focus on.

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