Next Episode of The Agenda with Steve Paikin is
Season 12 / Episode 134 and airs on 20 March 2018 23:00
The Agenda with Steve Paikin is TVO's flagship current affairs program. It engages public-minded individuals in current affairs and social issues in an absorbing and insightful manner, and on the platform of their choice.
Beginning in the early 1990s, as state-funding dried out, patient advocacy groups - collectives meant to express the needs of those suffering from serious diseases - were co-opted by pharmaceutical companies offering money in exchange for influence. So says author Sharon Batt, who details big pharma's supposed interference in her new book, "Health Advocacy Inc." Steve Paikin talks to her about the extent of this encroachment, and whether it has compromised Canada's patient advocacy organizations. Then, the Agenda explores the complex challenges that people of mixed ethnicity face when trying to find compatible bone-marrow and cord-blood donors, the topic of "Mixed Match," a documentary debuting on TVO.
A generational shift is underway in Canadian politics, as millennials increasingly outnumber baby boomers at the polls. The first cohort of digital natives, and they bring with them new technologies, new attitudes and expectations. To discuss how this is changing political culture and practice, The Agenda welcomes a panel of political journalists, pundits, and consultants. Then, there's always been some level of distrust for politicians. That's become almost palpable in recent years, opening the way for candidates who in the past would have been inconceivable. What has changed to make so many feel that democratic politics isn't really serving their interests? To discuss this, The Agenda welcomes Graham Steele, former Nova Scotia finance minister and author of "The Effective Citizen: How to Make Politicians Work for You."
The Agenda welcomes the newly minted leader of the Ontario PC Party Doug Ford, to discuss his political upbringing and experience, where he fits on his party's ideological spectrum, his plan for the province and the campaign ahead to become the 26th premier of Ontario. Then, what lessons can be learned from London, Ontario's ongoing transit debate? And, highlights from the week's programs.
The Agenda looks at the multitude of charities in Ontario - big and small - and how they're all part of what makes the province's capital city thrive.
The Agenda examines Rowan's Law, the first law in Ontario, and in Canada, addressing concussions and athlete safety in sport.
The Agenda welcomes Dr. Donald Redelmeier to explain his work in medical decision science - the exploration of how people reason, formulate judgments and make decisions. Then, understanding the field of behavioural economics and its impact on so many different areas of human life.
As The World Bank and the UN are sounding the alarm over a global water crisis, the Agenda examines how Canada is trying to cope with its own shortages as well as the costly issue of flooding.
The Agenda highlights a story making news this week. Then, Ontario Hubs journalists discuss their in-progress stories. And, The Agenda reviews its week of programming.
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