Crowdsourcing has led to the discovery of 42 planets outside our solar system, identified by amateur astronomers. 

A massive, longitudinal study of the life-long health of Ontarians will reveal who and how we are.

Fifteen years ago this week, the Ontario legislature lost one of its most colourful and engaging characters. So let's remember Eddie Sargent, the former MPP for Grey-Bruce and a legend in rural Ontario.

Producers Meredith Martin and Navin Vaswani hosted one of our most lively Twitter chats yet on Tuesday night, as teachers spoke out about Bill 115. Click through to watch the program, if you missed it, and view highlights from our chat. 

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It's hard to recall the last time any new premier of Ontario had a more challenging "inbox" than Kathleen Wynne now has.

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Find out what Agenda producers are reading online, and share what you're reading with us. 

We have four stories on our radar for Friday's Story of the Week, from the unrest in Egypt to Ontario's first female premier.

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It was exciting, dramatic, and historic. But now it's over. Here's a 2013 Ontario Liberal leadership convention pictorial.

One day after Kathleen Wynne was selected as leader of the Ontario Liberal Party, and became incoming premier, the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party released an attack ad about her. So we're asking: how much of a honeymoon is the incoming premier entitled to? Is the Ontario PC attack on her fair? 

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Updated: Steve Paikin and Liberal Party strategist Marcel Wieder answered viewer questions about Ontario politics live by video. Watch the replay. 

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A quick look at how Queen's Park columnists and you, our viewers, reacted to Kathleen Wynne's success at the Ontario Liberal convention on Saturday, January 26.

Find out what's on The Agenda for the week of January 28 to February 1, on our broadcast and online. 

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Ontario has its first-ever female premier. But it's not Sandra Pupatello, the candidate most Queen's Park observers thought had the race won. Here's why she lost.

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Back before they became the leaders of their respective parties, Kathleen Wynne, Tim Hudak and Andrea Horwath faced off -- twice -- on TVO.

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How Saturday's dramatic Liberal leadership showdown played out on social media.

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Watch The Agenda's debate featuring all seven of the original candidates seeking to replace Dalton McGuinty. 

Web-exclusive videos of the people vying to become the next premier of Ontario.

The Ontario premier's first interview after announcing his intention to step down was on The Agenda. 

Thousands of Ontario Liberals gathered in Maple Leaf Gardens Friday night to say farewell to the most successful Liberal leader in more than a century.

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What to expect from The Agenda on Saturday as Ontario's Liberals pick a new leader and the next premier of the province. 

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The mayor of Windsor, Eddie Francis, says there's no chance Sandra Pupatello won't win a potential byelection in Windsor, if she's successful at this weekend's Ontario Liberal leadership convention.

The hospitality suites were buzzing last night, as all the candidates kept the lines of communication open.

Author and journalist Stephen Starr tells Steve Paikin about the dangers of being a foreign correspondent.

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In December, World Vision Canada's president and CEO Dave Toycen visited Syrian refugees, many of them children, in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley. He sat down with Steve Paikin to talk about his trip. 

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In 1810, Alexander Wood had to flee York (today's Toronto) after people questioned his sexual orientation. On Saturday, the Ontario Liberal Party may choose Canada’s first openly gay premier on a piece of land that Wood once owned. 

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Watch the latest Agenda program focused on the future of learning, and read a transcript of the live chat paired with the discussion. 

Unless something completely unforeseen happens this weekend, Ontario is about to get its first female premier ever.

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On Tuesday night, we chatted on Twitter about the Indian Act, during our 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. broadcast. Check out some of the tweets viewers made during the show. 

Peggy Tupper watched our program on the Indian Act Tuesday night. She then sent us this personal story.

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brief look at the career and policies of Ontario Liberal leadership candidate Harinder Takhar.

The Liberal leadership convention, the Algerian hostage crisis, Obama's inauguration speech, and Canada's involvement in Mali are four stories on our radar for our Story of the Week.

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Steve Paikin talks to veteran speechwriter David Lockhart about how the U.S. president did in his second inaugural address. 

Just over a year ago, former Prime Minister Paul Martin stopped by TVO to talk about improving education outcomes for Aboriginal Canadians. Here's a look at that interview and the influence Idle No More has had on that cause. 

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Last Friday, Ontario Liberal leadership candidate Sandra Pupatello explained to Toronto Board of Trade how the Greater Toronto Area fits into her focus on jobs and the economy.

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Updated: Watch Steve Paikin and former Liberal MPP Sean Conway discuss Ontario politics, and the Liberal leadership race. They also answered viewer-submitted questions live by video. 

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Some of Ontario’s largest hospitals are medical metropolises unto themselves.

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Ontario Liberal leadership candidate Sandra Pupatello will appear on The Agenda on Monday. Here's a brief look at her career and policies. 

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Elementary school teacher Rick McCleary explains how his students dreamed up, designed, and customized their projects for a course unit on space.

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Find out what's on The Agenda this week, on broadcast and online. 

Allan Bonner has seen his share of presidential inaugural addresses. The communications advisor takes us through the do's and don'ts on the eve of Barack Obama's second.

Ontario Liberal leadership candidate Eric Hoskins will appear on The Agenda on Friday. Here's a brief look at his career and policies. 

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Producer Meredith Martin is looking for teachers to come on The Agenda to talk about what they think is missing from the conversation about Bill 115 and the dispute with the province.

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Any disucssion of privatizing the LCBO invaribly needs to address the dollars and cents of the matter, including of course the $1.6 billion going to the Ontario treasury each year. But that's easier said than done.

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If history is any guide, Sandra Pupatello's return to the Ontario legislature may be tougher than everyone thinks.

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On Wednesday, Ontario Liberal leadership candidate Kathleen Wynne told the Toronto Board of Trade about her vision for new transportation infrastructure in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. 

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In the wake of a last-minute decision by Toronto City Council to budget more money for firefighters, a look back at an Agenda conversation about the growth of emergency services and whether municipalities need to rethink the ratio of police to firefighters to paramedics. 

Here are some more pictures from those who got into the spirit of our first prime minister's 198th birthday party, held January 11th at Grano Restaurant.

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People on social media love to quote Dalton McGuinty back to himself in the context of the government's showdown with the teachers. Here's some context, and a TVO interview with McGuinty from 1997. 

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Ontario Liberal leadership candidate Kathleen Wynne will appear on The Agenda on Wednesday. Here's a brief look at her career and policies. 

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On Monday night, producer Meredith Martin spent an hour at an open-door parent council meeting at Wilkinson Junior Public School listening to John Smith, the chief negotiator and executive officer for the Elementary Teachers of Toronto (ETT). This is her account of what happened.

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Eric Hoskins could have given a different speech to the Toronto Board of Trade yesterday. But instead, he gave the right one.

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Sir John A. Macdonald's 200th birthday is now less than two years away. But the celebrations are already getting underway as Canadians try to create some momentum leading up to the bicentennial.

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Updated: Watch Janice Stein, TVO's foreign affairs analyst, answer viewer questions about international affairs, from Mali, to the Middle East, and beyond.

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A look at one of the contenders for the leadership of the Ontario Liberal Party. 

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What do the Wine Council of Ontario and an Ontario craft brewer think about the possibility of bringing the private sector onto the LCBO's turf?

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Updated: Watch Steve Paikin take viewer questions on Ontario politics, including on the Liberal leadership race. 

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Click through to find out what's on The Agenda this week, on our broadcast and online. 

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Producer Meredith Martin on the word "rape" and why some people now seem to be so comfortable using it in casual conversation.

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Following an Agenda episode on our modern struggles with clutter, writer Carla Lucchetta tells us a story about a cherished object, emotions, and learning to say goodbye. 

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Producer Wodek Szemberg meditates on the challenge First Nations people face in bridging a desire to hold on to traditional ways with the demands placed on them by the modern world. 

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Ontario Liberal leadership hopeful Gerard Kennedy ran to lead the party before. See how he did up against future premier Dalton McGuinty and future finance minister Dwight Duncan when competing for the top job in 1996. 

Producer Sandra Gionas writes about our ever-consuming ways. 

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Some illustrations Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak plans to use in his new "When the Money Runs Out" presentations across the province. 

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People have been waiting for a major change in the dynamics of this Ontario Liberal leadership campaign. It's now happened with Glen Murray's departure from the race, and his backing Kathleen Wynne.

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Ontario Liberal leadership candidate Gerard Kennedy will appear on The Agenda Wednesday. Here's a brief look at his career and policies. 

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Debuting tonight in Kingston, "Sir John, Eh? The Musical," in anticipation of our first prime minister's 198th birthday this Friday, January 11.

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Yesterday Ontario Liberal leadership candidate Gerard Kennedy spoke to the Toronto Board of Trade about why he's running to be Ontario's next premier. Here's a recap of his speech.

Two Agenda programs featuring two different ways to make sense of the senseless. Which view do you find more convincing? 

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As Ontario's Liberals get ready to choose a new premier, the opposition parties are taking quite different approaches to replacing the Grits as government.

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Last night I co-hosted a Twitter chat with my colleague Daniel Kitts on the Idle No More movement. Check out some of the highlights.

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Charles Sousa tells the Toronto Board of Trade about his family background. Live-tweets from his speech. 

All seven Ontario Liberal leadership candidates will be interviewed individually by Steve Paikin on The Agenda before their convention on the weekend of January 26.

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A bit of history on the Idle No More movement and what it hopes to accomplish. 

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A look at what we've got planned for our first full week of new programs in 2013. 

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Researchers at the University of Connecticut will study Adam Lanza's DNA for any clues that might explain why he murdered 26 people at Sandy Hook Elementary.

Addressing complaints from teachers that the Minister of Education "lied" about Bill 115 when she appeared on the program in December. 

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Whatever happened to the novel concept of "courtesy" in politics? Read on.

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Answers to some questions you may have following Education Minister Laurel Broten's announcement that the government would be using Bill 115 to impose contracts on teachers, and would then be repealing the law. 

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Jowi Taylor has the most magnificent guitar I've ever seen, mostly because it's made out of Canada. Read all about it.

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The latest in the public rhetoric between the Liberal government and Ontario's teachers. 

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More feedback regarding our program with Ontario's Horse Racing Industry Transition Panel. 

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A look at Parliamentary Budget Officer Kevin Page's report on the fiscal impact of federal personnel expenses.

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Some information about what we can expect in the year to come.