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Join Colin Ellis and Nam Kiwanuka for this podcast on documentaries and the stories they tell. They'll introduce you to filmmakers who give us fascinating takes on people, perspectives and what it means to be human.
 
This Being Human is a new podcast by the Aga Khan Museum. In every episode, host Abdul-Rehman Malik interviews an incredible person at the top of their game on Muslim art, culture, history, and society. They'll explore everything from prayer and pilgrimage, politics and pop culture, love and education, feminism, and film, sports and music, and so much more. Through deep, thoughtful conversation, this one-of-a-kind podcast hopes to bridge divides, dispel myths, and learn things we didn’t know ...
 
On December 15, 2016, Soleiman Faqiri was found dead in his cell after an altercation with a group of correctional officers. After suffering a schizophrenic episode, the 30-year-old was awaiting a pre-trial mental health assessment at a Lindsay Ontario jail. He was pepper sprayed, shackled, and wore a spit hood. But there was no footage of what went on inside his segregation cell that day. “Unascertained” pieces together the timeline of Soleiman’s death and what really happened when guards e ...
 
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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The life of the Pickering nuclear plant will be extended to at least 2026. Co-hosts Steve Paikin and John Michael McGrath dig into the politics of it. Then, they unpack the cost of repealing wage caps for Ontario's public-service workers. And finally, we kick off our programming for Civics Month leading up to the municipal elections on October 24. …
 
Is history still relevant as a subject of study at school? How do we teach history at a time of political polarization? What is lost if history is overlooked? Trilby Kent, author of "The Vanishing Past: The Case for the Future of History," and others share insights. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
Marsha Lederman's parents both survived the Holocaust - her father disguised his identity and fled to, of all places, Germany, and her mother was liberated by American soldiers at Auschwitz. Growing up, Lederman knew almost nothing of their stories. It wasn't until a crisis in her own life propelled her to learn why her reaction to it might have be…
 
Americans and Canadians have fought and died together on the battlefield, they speak a common language, and share the world's longest undefended border. However, this "special relationship" has, at times, been strained. David Cohen is the new U.S. Ambassador to Canada, filling a role that'd been vacant for two years. He discusses rebuilding trust, …
 
With rising costs of everything from mortgage rates to groceries, how are Ontarians managing to make ends meet? Is it even possible to strategize for a successful financial future? Jackie Porter, certified financial planner at Carte Wealth Management, [provides insights on how to manage in these uncertain times. See omnystudio.com/listener for priv…
 
When there's a big event in Ontario, Tom Sandler is the photographer who gets the call. That means he's taken photos of the Royal Family many times over the years. We look at some of his memorable photos of the late Queen Elizabeth II, and the new King, Charles III, and hear the stories behind them. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy informati…
 
Yazz Ahmed's trailblazing music blends new strains of jazz with music from the Gulf. She has released several acclaimed albums as a trumpeter, flugelhornist and band leader, as well as working with artists including Radiohead, These New Puritans, The London Jazz Orchestra and Lee "Scratch" Perry. She talks about being introduced to jazz by her gran…
 
A new report from Ontario's Financial Accountability office lays out the huge costs climate change will result in. Peter Weltman, the Financial Accountability Officer, talks to Nam Kiwanuka about what he and his team have estimated to be the direct costs of repairing and replacing Ontario's transportation infrastructure. See omnystudio.com/listener…
 
Brandi Morin is a French/Cree/Iroquois journalist and author from Alberta. She discusses her new memoir, "Our Voice of Fire," in which she shares her story of trauma, pain, and resilience as a survivor of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls crisis. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
Based on the hugely popular podcast series of the same name, "Bad Gays: A Homosexual History" by Ben Miller and Huw Lemmey asks what we can learn about LGBTQ+ history, sexuality and identity through its villians and less likeable characters. Miller and Lemmey talk to Jeyan Jeganathan about the book. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy informati…
 
Women took to the streets across Iran this month after the tragic death of a young woman named Mahsa Amini who was detained by the so-called morality police. And women around the world have added their voices since, turning out for demonstrations by the thousands in solidarity. What happens next could be momentous, or crushing. For insight, we welc…
 
We examine the environmental reasons why the Great Lakes region could provide security in a climate-destabilized future. What will it take to build communities that can withstand emergencies to come? What economic opportunities and challenges are presented by this prospect? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
Fifty years ago today, Paul Henderson scored the most famous goal in Canadian hockey history. Hall of Fame inductee Ken Dryden, the goaltender in the Summit Series, takes Steve Paikin through the highs and lows of the eight games against the Soviet Union and to discuss his book, "The Series: What I Remember, What it Felt Like, What it Feels like No…
 
Doug Hallett has been advocating for the health of the Great Lakes and their adjacent communities for more than 50 years. His research was critical in revealing the highly toxic chemicals in one of the world's largest freshwater systems, and earned him a UN Silver Medal for Environmental Stewardship. He reflects on victories and losses in water qua…
 
Is there a sixth great lake underneath the Ottawa river? Jill Heinerth dived into the largest underwater cave system to find out. She recounts her journey as a world-renowned cave diver, as well as the importance of exploring and protecting the underwater world. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
This week, co-hosts Steve Paikin and John Michael McGrath discuss the first challenger who’s stepped into the Ontario NDP leadership ring, Marit Stiles. Then, a look at how climate change was costed for the transportation portfolio, a surplus prompting an allegation of underspending, why the “not the teachers” union called a strike vote, and why Pr…
 
Filmmakers Ted Oakes and Merit Jensen Carr talk to Jeyan Jeganathan about their new documentary, "Great Lakes Untamed." They explore why the Great Lakes are equivalent to the Amazon, victories Ontario has made in protecting watersheds, and how climate change is affecting ecosystems and species across the region. See omnystudio.com/listener for priv…
 
It cannot be overstated that the Great Lakes are a key asset for Canada. Yet is enough being done federally, provincially, and locally to protect them? On the eve of the Great Lakes Public Forum in Niagara, we ask Cameron Davis, vice president, GEI Consultants, Great Lakes ,czar, during the Obama administration; Kelsey Leonard, Canada Research Chai…
 
Highlights from this week's Agenda programming begins with a friendly competition for the title of best Great Lake. Then, is Canada's dream of bilingualism dead? How are Conservatives reeling in working-class Canadians? Is money laundering in Canada on the rise. And a feature interview with Dr. Anthony Fauci. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy…
 
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