Drones, and the cameras that can be attached to them, are becoming much more affordable. But that doesn't mean you want to crash yours while trying to learn how to fly it. A look at a new phenomenon: drone flight schools.

In July, Agenda producer Gregg Thurlbeck posted a blog about the Greenpeace campaign to convince LEGO to end its corporate partnership with Shell Oil. On October 8, after more than a million people around the world signed Greenpeace petitions, LEGO announced that it will not renew its association with Shell.

Drones are poised to become a important part of the toolkit in a number of industries including filmmaking and police work. But their greatest economic impact may be felt in agriculture. 

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The death of Robin Williams has shone a light on the frequent connection between comedy and addiction, an issue explored by The Agenda in a wide-ranging panel discussion which aired in June. Producer Gregg Thurlbeck and panelist Carolyn Bennett revisited the theme in this blog post.

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The 2014 Ontario Budget discussions have focused considerable attention on the proposed Ontario Retirement Pension Plan, but a second proposed pension reform also deserves to be highlit: Target Benefit Pensions. Jana Steele provides some insight into the advantages of TBPs.

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As part of its ongoing campaign to "Save the Arctic" Greenpeace wants the world's number one toy manufacturer, LEGO, to break off its partnership ties with Shell Oil. To raise awareness of this issue Greenpeace produced a video entitled, "Everything is Not Awesome".

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This week Amanda Blackhorse learned that the U.S. Trademark and Appeal Board agreed with her that the Washington Redskins name is racist. But that doesn't mean that fight over what critics call cultural misappropriation has been won. Agenda producer Gregg Thurlbeck takes a look at some of the other fronts in the battle for respect being waged by Native Americans and Canadian Aboriginal peoples alike.

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Former Prime Minister Paul Martin is angry about the recent collapse of discussions between the federal government and the Assembly of First Nations over Aboriginal education issues. The former Prime Minister spoke with Steve Paikin this week about the Martin Aboriginal Education Initiative, a topic they also explored in 2012.

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ArtBomb is a daily online art auction featuring the work of painters from across Canada. Gregg Thurlbeck spoke to Carrie Shibinsky, one of the founders of ArtBomb, and to Toronto artist Rachel Francis about taking art to a new digital platform.

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