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Language moves fast and Word Bomb is here to help. Unpacking one explosive word per week, hosts Pippa Johnstone and Karina Palmitesta talk to experts and dive deep into lived experiences to share stories the dictionary doesn't tell you.
 
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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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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.…
 
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…
 
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…
 
Southwestern Ontario Hub journalist Mary Baxter reports on how a new virtual athletic program is helping to keep students across the province involved and progressing in the team or solo sports they would normally be pursuing in-person had the COVID-19 pandemic not been a factor. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
"Biggie: I Got a Story to Tell" digs into the life of Christopher Wallace who would become the Notorious B.I.G., and unlike other documentaries on the hiphop artist, this doc focuses far more on his life than his death. Joining the podcast is Shad, creator of Netflix's "Hip-Hop Evolution," to talk about the new doc with Colin Ellis and new co-host …
 
People experiencing homelessness in Ontario are more vulnerable than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic. From outbreaks in congregate settings to encampments popping up to provide temporary shelter, we discuss this important issue with Lakehead University's Rebecca Schiff; Rev. Ron Dunn, executive director of the Downtown Mission of Windsor; Nadine …
 
Evan Solomon checks-in with Lisa Raitt, former MP and Deputy Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada, for our special segment: Kidnapped by Circumstance. Raitt's husband, Bruce, is battling early-onset Alzheimer's. Listen to The Evan Solomon Show podcast on the iHeart radio app, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to your podcasts.…
 
Evan Solomon speaks with Ryan Borowski, who witnessed the mass shooting at a grocery store in Boulder, Colorado that left 10 people dead. 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
 
History was made on Tuesday night with the NBA's first all-women broadcast crew. Amy Audibert, Meghan McPeak, Kia Nurse, Kayla Grey and Kate Beirness were courtside and in the studio to give analysis of the Toronto Raptors and Denver Nuggets game. Evan Solomon speaks with Kate Beirness, SportsCentre anchor on TSN and Raptors sideline reporter, abou…
 
The Agenda hears views of small business owners in Ontario as the government introduces its annual budget, one year into the COVID-19 pandemic. Is there enough contained in the budget to help them recover their businesses. With guests, salon owner Tony Muia; small business advocate Michael Wood; and Ginger Robertson, co-owner of two Toronto restaur…
 
A year into a pandemic that has left Ontario with an unprecedented deficit, Finance Minister Peter Bethlenfalvy describes to Steve Paikin the toll COVID-19 has taken on the province's finances, how the PCs are boosting assistance to vulnerable sectors, and how they plan to dig the province out of a financial hole. See omnystudio.com/listener for pr…
 
Evan Solomon speaks with Dr. Tiffany Osborn, a professor of surgery and emergency medicine at Washington University, who also works in the ICU at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in Missouri. Dr. Osborn just moved back in with her family after getting vaccinated. She had been living in a camper in the driveway during the pandemic to keep her family safe from…
 
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