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Soleiman Faqiri died in a cell at the Central East Correctional Centre in Lindsay, Ont. in 2016. A corner’s report ruled the cause of death as “unascertained,” despite the fact his body was covered in injuries after several jail guards pinned him down. No charges have been laid. The new TVO podcast ‘Unascertained’ investigates what truly happened t…
 
"Unascertained" is a new TVO podcast that investigates the death of Soleiman Faqiri, a man suffering from schizophrenia who was found dead in his cell following an altercation with correctional officers at Ontario's Lindsay facility. Yusuf Zine, host and co-producer, joins Nam Kiwanuka to discuss the case. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy in…
 
Fifty years ago, a deadly riot at Kingston Penitentiary shook the country. It was a response to decades of horrendous conditions that led inmates to take over the prison. Catherine Fogarty chronicles the event, its aftermath, and what's changed in the years since in her new book: "Murder on the Inside: The True Story of The Deadly Riot at Kingston …
 
Laura Bates is the founder of the Everyday Sexism Project, a crowdsourced collection of stories from women around the world with their experiences with sexism and harassment. She joins Nam Kiwanuka to discuss the disturbing effects of incel groups, the topic of her book, "Men Who Hate Women: From Incels to Pickup Artists: The Truth About Extreme Mi…
 
Evan Solomon speaks with Cypress-Medicine Hat MLA Drew Barnes about the letter he signed opposing Alberta's COVID-19 restrictions. This comes as Alberta doctors call for a lockdown as cases rise during the third wave. Listen to The Evan Solomon Show podcast on the iHeart radio app, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to your podcasts.…
 
As new COVID-19 cases rise across the province, The Agenda speaks with Mayor Bill Mauro of Thunder Bay; Mayor Bernadette Clement of Cornwall; and Mayor Tom Mrakas of Aurora about the state of the pandemic in their regions, including thoughts on lockdowns, the vaccine rollout, and what they need from provincial and federal governments. See omnystudi…
 
Ontario's vaccine rollout has been heavily criticized for its initial approach and characterized by confusion about prioritizing the most vulnerable people. Will last week's vaccine-strategy pivot be enough to turn things around? We examine the challenges so far and what's needed going forward to reduce inequities and provide protection to those wh…
 
In 1965, Brian Robson was 19 and working in Australia. He wanted to go home to the U.K., but couldn't afford the travel expenses. So he hatched a plan to mail himself home in a crate, and recently wrote a book about it called The Crate Escape. He talks to Evan Solomon about the adventure, and his search for the men who helped him. Listen to The Eva…
 
KamranV is dedicated to new technology for music. From his work at Interscope New Media, through his work on the Phonocut vinyl lathe, Kamran is pushing envelopes at every turn. One of his on-groing projects is the QUARK plug-in system, which provides and easy-to-assemble toolkit for quad encoding and decoding of tracks. The stuff is ‘cooked’ enoug…
 
New drivers across the province have experienced delays in getting their licences due to cancellation of road tests amid the various pandemic shutdowns. What are the consequences of this? Eastern Ontario Hub journalist Marsha McLeod talked to several Ontarians who've had to put their plans on hold until they could become legalized drivers. See omny…
 
Our weekly wrap-up begins with a look at how the Ontario government has handled the COVID-19 response from a public health and messaging point of view. Then, what will it take to give kids the opportunity to go to summer camp this year? What will online learning look like in the future. And, does the real estate industry need stricter regulation? S…
 
Two intensive care physicians, Dr. Michael Warner (Michael Garron Hospital) and Dr. Shelly Dev (Sunnybrook Hospital) discuss the challenges of caring for critically ill COVID-19 patients and whether the government response is enough to protect Ontarians from the variant-driven third wave of the virus. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy informa…
 
Richard B. Pierre and Gina Marie join On Docs to talk about the mixed-race experience through a question that many people they have been asked: "What are you?" It's a troubling question that makes them feel othered, but it opens up a dialogue about how we see race in our society. Colin Ellis digs into the conversation with them, and asks why this q…
 
Whether Canada's experiencing a pandemic housing bubble or not, affordability is a widespread concern. Adam Vaughan is the federal Liberal member for Spadina-Fort York; he's on the housing file as the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development. He discusses what Ottawa can do about the housing crunch. See o…
 
Bidding wars for sought after properties aren't new in Ontario's big urban centres. But houses and cottages selling for more than the asking price in much of the province is. And while that might make sellers, and real estate brokers happy, it's a tough time for buyers. Would change in the real estate industry itself help moderate over-heated times…
 
Evan Solomon speaks with Suzie Bruce, whose husband Ray was out of cell reception in B.C. when a match was found for his heart transplant. An RCMP officer tracked down the family and Ray was able to make it to the surgery in time. Listen to The Evan Solomon Show podcast on the iHeart radio app, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to you…
 
Scott Reid, CTV News political commentator and former communications director for Prime Minister Paul Martin, joins Evan Solomon for our weekly segment: Overhyped vs. Underplayed. The topics discussed today include; Canada's vaccine rollout, COVID-19 lockdowns and the Liberal policy convention. Listen to The Evan Solomon Show podcast on the iHeart …
 
From a lockdown to a shutdown and now a province-wide stay-at home order, it's been hard to keep up with the pandemic restrictions in Ontario. Especially as they seem to be changing by the day. The Globe and Mail's Laura Stone; communications strategist Amanda Galbraith of Navigator Ltd.; and Dr. Gaibrie Stephen, a Peel Region emergency-room physic…
 
Efforts to return artwork stolen during the Holocaust to their rightful owners has been building. But the restitution process has minimal rules, requires painstaking research, is characterized by uncomfortable exchanges, lawsuits, and sometimes reluctant museums. Earlier this year, controversy surrounded the return of one piece from the Art Gallery…
 
Last year, summer camps were shut down. This year, Ontario's chief medical officer Dr. David Williams has given conditional support, depending on COVID-19 case counts, outbreaks and the circulating variants of concern. We learn how summer camps are hoping and preparing for the best. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
How does Ontario's proposed plan for online education differ from what existed before the pandemic? How would it be distributed? And is it a good idea. Guests: Michael Barbour, associate professor of Instructional Design for the College of Education and Health Services at Touro University California; Caroline Alphonso, education reporter, the Globe…
 
Three new polls are showing that if an election were held today, the Progressive Conservative party would come out with a majority. That's despite the fact the government has faced criticism over its handling of the pandemic. Hosts Steve Paikin and John Michael McGrath discuss how the numbers break down. Also, freelance Queen's Park reporter Sabrin…
 
It's been more than a year of massive spending by the federal and provincial governments to keep people afloat in the midst of a global pandemic. The result, record debts and soaring deficits. But who will pay for it all in the end? Joining us with their thoughts are Wilfred Laurier University's Tammy Schirle; economist Jeff Rubin; and University o…
 
Debt for many is a four-letter word. Older generations saw it as a terrifying burden. But that's not exactly so for younger generations. Shawn Stack, vice-president of the Insolvency Practice Bromwich and Smith, joins us to discuss how people's relationship with debt has changed. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
Mr. Miyagi's resolve to fight only when there was no other option cemented him as an 80's movie icon. Miyagi taught restraint and passivity, a stark contrast to White protagonists at the time who went around killing Asians. Here to help us explore "More Than Miyagi: The Pat Morita Story" is Guy Aoki from the Media Action Network for Asian Americans…
 
Babies can't tell us what their consciousness is like. Fortunately, we have psychologist Alison Gopnik, who has spent years researching and writing on how babies think. She joins to tell us what adults and AI can learn from children, the topic of her book, "The Gardener and the Carpenter: What the New Science of Child Development Tells Us About the…
 
What if you can't travel abroad, or enter stores, restaurants, gyms, or return to the office unless you have a vaccine passport? What will this mean for people's civil liberties? And, could it jeopardize their employment? We explore what a world with vaccine passports may look like. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
Evan Solomon speaks with Flavio Volpe, President of the Auto Parts Manufacturers Association, about how the global microchip shortage is impacting auto plants in Canada. Listen to The Evan Solomon Show podcast on the iHeart radio app, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to your podcasts.By 580 CFRA
 
The Alberta Federation of Labour says documents show the Alberta government misled Cargill meat-packing plant workers about the safety of working during a COVID-19 outbreak in April 2020. Evan Solomon discusses this with Gil McGowan, the president of the Alberta Federation of Labour. Listen to The Evan Solomon Show podcast on the iHeart radio app, …
 
As Canadians Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig remain detained in China, their imprisonment has led to an increasingly strained relationship between the two countries. How should Canada respond to China's so-called hostage diplomacy? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.By TVO | Steve Paikin
 
In a rare media interview, and as two Canadians detained in China face controversial trials, Steve Paikin speaks to China's Ambassador to Canada Cong Peiwu about the damaged relationship between the two countries, the reasons for it, and whether there is a way forward. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
Evan Solomon speaks with Dianne Moore, whose daughter Haley had a seizure while out for a walk in Ottawa. The family dog Clover stopped a car in traffic to get her medical help. Listen to The Evan Solomon Show podcast on the iHeart radio app, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to your podcasts.…
 
The Quebec government has pulled thousands of masks from schools, daycares and transit workers after Health Canada warned they contain a material that can be toxic to the lungs. Evan Solomon discusses this with Jim Thomas, the research director at ETC Group, who has spent the past two decades tracking the toxicity of nanomaterials. Listen to The Ev…
 
Evan Solomon speaks with Gloria Allred, victims rights attorney. Allred is representing Sherry Vill, who has made allegations against Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo. She is also representing 20 alleged victims of Jeffrey Epstein. Listen to The Evan Solomon Show podcast on the iHeart radio app, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to your p…
 
How would you spend $173 billion? Last week, the province government laid out their answer. On the podcast, Steve Paikin and John Michael McGrath dig into the headline items. Also, those budget items that don't make the big headlines but are just as important. And, why the Queen's Park press gallery has lodged a complaint with the premier's office …
 
Farah Alibay, a Canadian systems engineer from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, joins The Agenda to discuss her integral role in the Mars 2020 Mission. Her responsibilities include an ongoing involvement in the Perseverance Rover that successfully landed on Mars last month, and the Ingenuity Helicopter, slated to make the first attempt by an aircr…
 
Has artificial intelligence had an influence in the battle against COVID-19, and do we need to temper our expectations on what AI can do? Dr. Marzyeh Ghassemi (University of Toronto Computer Science and Medicine), and Naheed Kurji (Cyclica) join the Agenda to help us understand where things stand now. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy informa…
 
For my audience, Anthony Rolando probably needs no introduction. As the product designer at Make Noise Music, his work is found in almost every modular system you’ll run across. From his earliest designs (such as the Maths) to his latest (like the Morphagene), he’s helping to define the future of modular systems. Recently, Make Noise has come out w…
 
Highlights from our Ontario Budget 2021 coverage, including a feature interview with Finance Minister Peter Bethelenfalvy. reaction from opposition parties, and a small business panel. Then, how is the province tackling homelessness, what's in the NDP's New Green climate proposal, and what are the consequences of big business deals such as the prop…
 
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