A Learning 2030 Tuesday

January 14, 2014

Children born in 2013 will graduate high school in 2030. The Agenda has dedicated a series looking at this cohort. Tonight's Agenda brings you the top thinkers from the Learning 2030 series of programming in Waterloo, Ontario.

  Outside Boundaries

January 13, 2014

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

January 10, 2014

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

January 9, 2014

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?

January 8, 2014

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?

January 7, 2014

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

January 6, 2014

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

December 20, 2013

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

December 19, 2013

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

December 18, 2013

We are inundated with images throughout our daily lives. Are those images resonating with us, or getting lost in the visual shuffle?