Canada's longest-serving foreign correspondent Matthew Fisher on the geopolitical hotspots to watch for in 2014. And, Canada's Ambassador of Religious Freedom Andrew Bennett on protecting faiths outside of Canada.
Surveillance and Snowden, and The Agenda's Week in Review
As selected with input from The Agenda's viewers, our Story of the Week: is it time to give Edward Snowden clemency? And, from Cisco's new investment in Ontario, to the limits of life in a surveillance state, The Agenda's Week in Review.
Show Me the (Government) Money
Ontario is the new home of a Cisco R&D centre. The company was lured to Ontario in part by a sizeable incentive from Queen's Park. The Agenda examines the economic and political cost of these deals, when it makes good policy and when it doesn't.
Does History Matter?
The modern world has been shaped by past events. Is historical knowledge critical to our understanding and appreciation of today's world, and our place in it?
Nothing to Hide?
If you have nothing to hide, do you need to care about Big Brother watching you? The Agenda examines the privacy implications of living in a surveillance state.
A Thousand Words
Everywhere we go, we are inundated by images. Images so ubiquitous that we may not always be able to understand what they're communicating. The Agenda peers through the lens to examine not only how photography has changed, but whether a new visual literacy is accompanying it.
Struggling Math Students? And, The Agenda's Week in Review
The Agenda's annual music show. Pictures worth a thousand words. And reforming the parliamentary system: The Week in Review. And, why are Ontario's students slipping in math? Ontario Education Minister Liz Sandals sits down with Steve Paikin.
There Be Pirates
Napster and Limewire may be gone, but file-sharing and torrenting aren't. In many ways, the music industry is the canary in the piracy coal mine. The Agenda looks at how the industry is faring with the change. Then, science fiction author Robert J. Sawyer on how digital technology is reshaping the publishing industry.
Through the Lens
We are inundated with images throughout our daily lives. Are those images resonating with us, or getting lost in the visual shuffle?
Conservative MP Michael Chong on his proposal for political reform in federal politics. Then, author Paul Wells on Stephen Harper, the man, the politics and the PMO. And, veteran journalist Don Newman on political journalism then and political journalism now.