Episodes

  Male Brain, Female Brain

May 4, 2015

TVO's Mysteries of the Mind week features the documentary, "Is Your Brain Male or Female," airing directly after The Agenda. Tonight, Steve Paikin and a panel of experts discuss how the brain differs between the sexes, how processing information and approaching situations varies, as well as how mental health issues uniquely affect men and women.

  Ontario PC Leadership Debate and The Agenda's Week

May 1, 2015

The Agenda presents a debate between PC leadership candidates, Christine Elliott and Patrick Brown. Then, The Agenda brings you the Week in Review.

  Outrage and Offence

April 30, 2015

It seems these days people are more inclined to voice their outrage, both online and in real life. Is this a legacy of social media? How does the so-called "call out" culture encourage or limit conversation.

  The Question of Privilege

April 29, 2015

Whether or not a person experiences "privilege" can affect their political and personal viewpoint. The Agenda examines what role the question of privilege has in our politically correct society.

  The Divide on Political Correctness

April 28, 2015

This week, The Agenda takes a look at the state of political correctness. Tonight, is there a growing divide among liberal thinkers on political correctness? Are "social justice warriors" changing ideas about race and gender or are they simply policing speech?

  New Chief, New Start? And, Science Fact or Science Fiction?

April 27, 2015

Journalist Desmond Cole talks about the many incidents of racial profiling he has encountered and discusses the future of policing under Toronto's new chief. Then, The Agenda looks into what is fact-based and what is faulty science on the Internet and how to curtail the spread of misinformation when it comes to health and well-being. And a look at the dangers of Roundup, a pesticide with known health risks.

  Mohamed Fahmy and The Agenda's Week in Review

April 24, 2015

Mohamed Fahmy joins The Agenda from Cairo, where he is still trying to clear his name after his imprisonment there. Then, from Ontario's budget to checking in on Russia and Canadian parliamentary pitfalls, The Agenda's week in review.

  Ontario Budget Day 2015

April 23, 2015

Finance Minister Charles Sousa discusses Ontario's fiscal future on the day of the province's budget announcement. Then, opposition critics weigh in on the numbers. Finally, a panel of experts will analyze what the budget means for Ontarians.

  Parliamentary Practices and Pitfalls

April 22, 2015

Two criticisms of Canada's parliamentary practice: First, former Conservative and current Independent MP Brent Rathgeber discusses the failings of Canada's parliament. Then, journalist Michael Harris puts Stephen Harper in the hot seat as the topic of his book, "Party of One."

  Secrets Revealed

April 21, 2015

Two high profile Ontarians reveal secrets from their pasts. Peter O'Brian, filmmaker and chair of TVO's board talks about the sexual abuse he suffered at the hands of a school teacher in England. And, former cabinet minister Marilyn Churley talks about her book "Shameless," and her search for the son gave up for adoption at age 19.