This week's Agenda programming is diverse. I mean really diverse. Don't believe me? Walk with me, as I take you through the week.
Monday: Crime, Punishment, and Grisly Details
Tonight, first, we examine our complicated relationship with those who serve and protect. How do our expectations differ from the realities of modern policing?
Then: When dealing with gruesome and horrific crimes, how much detail is too much? The Agenda explores the public's fascination in grisly crime details.
And we want to hear from you tonight: We'll be live chatting on Twitter from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.; chime in using #AgendaChat. Do you trust the police? Did you read all the details that emerged from the murder trial of Tori Stafford? Have you been captivated by the recent Luka Rocco Magnotta case? Why or why not? If you can't join tonight's chat, you can still chime in using #AgendaChat (do it now – right now! – if you like), or leave a comment below.
Tuesday: Leadership, and Crisis
We've got two interviews lined up for Tuesday night's program. First up: Brian Burke, general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, on the busines of hockey. What's it like managing one of the most recognized organizations, and brands, in the country?
Then, BMO Financial Group's Executive Vice-President and Chief Economist Sherry Cooper sits down with Steve Paikin to talk about the economic crisis that just won't go away. Job numbers down south in May were bleak, and Europe's banks continue to struggle, with Spain's banks the latest to receive a bailout. The crisis isn't improving, but settling in, says Cooper.
Wednesday: Restorative Justice, and Reconciliation
Three one-on-one interviews headline our program on Wednesday night. We'll start by looking at bullying: Lynn Zammit sits down with Steve to talk about restorative justice programs, and how they're being used in schools to fight bullying. She'll explain how they work, and why she believes they will solve our bullying problems.
Then, Aboriginal Legal Services Toronto's Jonathan Rudin will talk about how Aboriginal Transformative Justice Services programs work in the criminal justice system.
Our third interview of the night, with Dr. R. Cheran, will focus on Sri Lanka's "Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission" report.
Thursday: Three Crucial Elections
Through another three interviews on Thursday night, The Agenda will examine three crucial elections: Wisconsin's, Egypt's, and Greece's. Does Governor Scott Walker's victory in Wisconsin mean it's game over for the state's public sector unions? Egypt will vote for in their first presidential election since the Arab Spring; what are their options? And, in Greece, a parliamentary election on June 17 will have huge and lasting consequences.
And, just in case you missed it, here's Agenda Insight essayist Janice Stein on the limited options Egyptian voters face. After the vote, "Expect violence in the streets," she says.
Friday: Principals of Education
On Friday, we'll be joined by a group of Ontario principals, and they'll share their unique perspective on Ontario's education system, as leaders in education.
Enjoy the week, and, as always, share with us your comments and criticisms.
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