The Agenda in the Summer: Boulou Ebanda de B'Béri

July 3, 2015

We all know the story of the Underground Railroad. The story of those who worked to provide welcoming shelter to Blacks fleeing slavery in the United States. To many, that is the sum total of African-Canadian history. But there is much more to tell about the Black experience in Canada then, and now. The University of Ottawa's Boulou Ebanda de B'Béri expands on that history with Piya Chattopadhyay.

  The Agenda in the Summer: Linda Mahood

July 2, 2015

There they were, at the sides of Canadian highways, thumbs outstretched. The 1970s saw a movement of young Canadians hitching a ride across the country in search of adventure, and themselves. The University of Guelph's Linda Mahood tells Piya Chattopadhyay what this phenomenon said about a country facing change, and how those thumbs influenced Canadian culture.

  The Agenda in the Summer: Kim Thúy

July 1, 2015

The Vietnam War and its aftermath saw hundreds of thousands of Vietnamese flee their homes in search of safe refuge. Author Kim Thúy's family was among those who fled. Eventually, they arrived in Canada to start a new life. On this Canada Day, we're looking at the country that became Kim Thúy's home, and the country that shapes the lives of the characters in her book "Ru."

  The Agenda in the Summer: Jeffrey Simpson

June 30, 2015

Canada's relationship with First Nations and Aboriginal peoples has evolved from outright subjugation and attempts at assimilation - and with good cause. But in its wake, the implementation of parallel rules and institutions for Indigenous Canadians. The Globe and Mail's Jeffrey Simpson says this "radical parallelism" is fraught with challenges and ultimately might be more divisive than cohesive. He tells Piya Chattopadhyay why.

  The Agenda in the Summer: Stephanie Kain

June 29, 2015

Writing "Emlyn and the Gremlin" under the pseudonym Steff F. Kneff, author and english professor Stephanie Kain hopes to introduce the concept of alternative families to children as a way to change societal attitudes.

  The Agenda's Story, The Agenda's Week

June 26, 2015

Your Agenda selection for Story of the Week. Then, from truth and reconciliation to the challenging process of invention; from a focus on Scotland to a look at the child-free life. The Agenda brings you its Week in Review.

  No Children: Myths and Truths

June 25, 2015

A life without children is a growing sector of Canadian population, and yet so little is really known about what that life looks like. The Agenda speaks to a fertility expert about the limits of technology; a group of people without children and a demographer who explains what low fertility means for population growth.

  Scotland: Politics and Literature

June 24, 2015

Writer Irvine Welsh joins Steve Paikin to discuss his latest book, A Decent Ride. Then, Keith Brown the Scottish government's Cabinet Secretary for Infrastructure, Investment and Cities discusses the results of the recent independence referendum.

  Invention, Creativity and Ownership

June 23, 2015

The Agenda examines how the circular economy can be a solution, how invention percolates rather than bursts, and the changing meaning of ownership in the digital age.

  Reclaiming Indigenous History

June 22, 2015

The Agenda delves into issues affecting Aboriginal Canadians: a conversation with a residential school survivor, a discussion of reforming land claims and understanding the Truth and Reconciliation Commission report.