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This Week on The Agenda: Journalism, Politics, Feminism, and Charity

by Navin Vaswani Monday October 1, 2012

Happy October! Here's what's in store for you on the broadcast, and online, on The Agenda this week. 

Monday, Oct. 1: Truth in Modern Journalism

From Jonah Lehrer, to Fareed Zakaria, and now Globe and Mail columnist Margaret Wente, high-profile journalists in both the U.S. and Canada have been accused of plagiarism. And, so, we kick off our week with an examination of how the online world is changing modern journalism. 

And, note, on Monday afternoon, at 12:00 p.m. EDT, producer Sandra Gionas will be joined by Toronto Star education reporter Louise Brown for a text-only live chat about whether religion has a place in public education. 

Tuesday, Oct. 2: Big Ideas About Canada

Big Ideas lecturers Armine Yalnizyan, John Duffy, Andrew Coyne, and John Ibbitson discuss the changing nature of our political culture. As Andrew Coyne so eloquently put it in a column published September 21, on the state of our politics, "... there are no virgins in this whorehouse." 

And, note, on Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. EDT, TVO's foreign affairs analyst Janice Stein will be answering your questions live by video, via Google+ Hangout. 

Wednesday, Oct. 3: Feminism's Future

Feminists young and old have criticized and rejected Naomi Wolf's new book, Vagina: A New Biography. What does that say about the state of feminism? Where does the feminist movement stand today? A group of young women will sit down with Steve Paikin and tell him what they think the future of feminism is.

Thursday, Oct. 4: Being Charitable Today

We wear yellow bracelets, and pink ribbons, and run marathons in the name of those we love and want to help. But how much are we truly helping when we do these things? The Agenda examines what it means to be charitable today, in the 21st century.

On Thursday from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., Steve Paikin will take part in a Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA) session about Canadian politics. This will take place on Reddit's website, so stay tuned for more details. 

Friday, Oct. 5: The Agenda This Week

You know what Fridays are all about: our Story of the Week, and a recap of the week that was on the program.