Ontario Education Minister Liz Sandals is attempting to change the "dysfunctional and acrimonious" way things work, or don't work, at the Toronto District School Board. She talks to Steve Paikin about an external report commissioned to address TDSB operational issues.

Fed Sanchez decided to explore the centenary of the First World War by immersing himself in the events of the day. Since December 2013, he has spent part of every day reading the edition of the New York Times published exactly 100 years earlier.

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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.

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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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