Winamp Logo
Ontario Today Phone-Ins from CBC Radio Cover
Ontario Today Phone-Ins from CBC Radio Profile

Ontario Today Phone-Ins from CBC Radio

English, Talk, 1 season, 406 episodes, 5 days, 6 hours, 52 minutes
About
Unscripted and honest radio debates. Ontario Today is never shy. The host, studio guests and callers dive right into the contentious issues of the day. CBC Radio One from 12 to 1 ET. Call-in 1-888-817-8995.
Episode Artwork

Conservative voters: Do culture war issues help or hurt the party?

Conservatives from across Canada gathered in Quebec City this weekend for 2023 Conservative Party Convention. Attendees passed several policy resolutions that touched on controversial issues including restricting access to gender-affirming care for minors, preserving women-only spaces and the right to refuse a vaccine, among other issues. We speak with conservative strategist Shakir Chambers and we hear from listeners whether culture war issues helps or hurt the party.
1/1/124 minutes, 8 seconds
Episode Artwork

Gardening: Are jumping worms invading your yard?

Paul Zammit, professor of horticulture and environmental studies at Niagara College, answers your gardening questions plus offers some advice for anyone dealing with the invasive jumping worm that can quickly degrade soil quality.
1/1/127 minutes, 40 seconds
Episode Artwork

How welcome are newcomers outside Ontario's big cities?

Firsthand stories of immigrants reflecting on what they bring to a community and the racism they confront. Our guests are researcher Victoria Esses from Western University and Deepikaa Gupta, the Manager of Grey Bruce Local Immigration Partnership.
1/1/151 minutes, 48 seconds
Episode Artwork

What's wrong with Ontario's long-term care home inspections?

Heart-wrenching stories in a system that struggles to improve. Our guests are palliative care physician Dr. Amit Arya and Dr. Samir Sinha, Director of Geriatrics at Sinai Health and the University Health Network.
1/1/151 minutes, 44 seconds
Episode Artwork

How hard is it to fix your stuff?

From fridges to phones and farm equipment -- it can be an expensive and lengthy process to fix new products when they break. We hear your stories and speak with Kyle Wiens, the co-founder of a company that supplies tools and parts to help people fix things at home, Alissa Centivany, a Western University academic who researchers the right to repair movement, and we speak with Liberal MP Michael Coteau about efforts to create new policies to protect consumers.
1/1/151 minutes, 45 seconds
Episode Artwork

Liberal voters: What does Justin Trudeau need to do to turn things around?

Polls over the summer suggest a marked drop in support for the federal Liberals, including in Ontario. We hear from Liberal voters about what they think the party should do next to turn things around and we get insights from Liberal strategist Sharan Kaur along with polling expert Éric Grenier.
1/1/151 minutes, 46 seconds
Episode Artwork

Culling school library books and why it matters

Some school libraries in Peel removed every book published before 2008 until the Education Minister told them to stop. Anita Brooks Kirkland, Chair of Canadian School Libraries, weighs in with callers on why this is such a heated debate.
1/1/124 minutes, 7 seconds
Episode Artwork

Canada accuses India of playing a role in death of Sikh leader

We ask our Indo-Canadian and Sikh listeners what they are thinking about after the Prime Minister accused India of playing a role in the shooting death of Hardeep Singh Nijjar and we hear from guests: Balpreet Singh, spokesperson for the World Sikh Organization, Liberal strategist Sharan Kaur and former national security advisor and Canadian Security Intelligence Service boss, Dick Fadden.
1/1/151 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

Gardening: Time to bring tropical plants indoors

Paul Zammit, Professor of Horticulture and Environmental Studies at Niagara College, on how to keep tropical plants healthy over the winter and much more.
1/1/127 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

Are unions asking for too much?

As autoworkers in the United States demand salary increases on par with increases CEOs received and Canadian auto workers reach a deal with Ford, we hear your thoughts on whether unions are asking for too much. We also hear from former Ontario finance minister Dwight Duncan, Flavio Volpe, president of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association, and economist Armine Yalnizyan, Atkinson Fellow on the Future of Workers.
1/1/151 minutes, 46 seconds
Episode Artwork

Are you counting on the new federal dental care plan?

We hear from listeners about the state of dental care for low- and middle-income Ontarians and how a new federal dental care program, planned to cover seniors, people with disabilities and those under 18 who make less than $90,000 a year, might affect their dental health. Our guests are Dr. Brandon Doucet, founder of the Coalition for Dental Care, and Dr. Brock Nicolucci, president of the Ontario Dental Association.
1/1/151 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

Your reaction to Ontario's reversal on developing protected land in the Greenbelt

Premier Doug Ford reversed course on a plan to develop Greenbelt land. Reporter Emma McIntosh joins us to hear what you have to say, along with Pickering city councillor Lisa Robinson and King Township councillor Avia Eek.
1/1/151 minutes, 48 seconds
Episode Artwork

What does Queen's Park need to focus on this fall?

Our guest for the first part of the show is Ontario politics reporter Sabrina Nanji. She's the founder of the Queen's Park Observer. We also hear your thoughts on what should dominate the fall agenda at Queen's Park.
1/1/124 minutes, 8 seconds
Episode Artwork

How to save summer bulbs for next year

Paul Zammit, professor of horticulture and environmental studies at Niagara College, joins us to talk about how to save tender summer bulbs and he answers your gardening questions.
1/1/127 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

Are Ontarians putting off kids because of housing costs?

We hear your considerations around having kids in a province where housing costs can push a family's finances to the brink and we speak with experts in this area -- Sophie Mathieu, senior program specialist with The Vanier Institute of the Family and Paul Kershaw, founder of Generation Squeeze.
1/1/151 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

What you need to know about COVID now?

With COVID on the rise in Ontario, Dr. Fahad Razak, former scientific director of the now-disbanded Ontario COVID-19 Science Advisory Table and internist and epidemiologist at St. Michael's Hospital, answers your questions.
1/1/151 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

A decade of Orange Shirt Day: What difference does it make?

Niigaan Sinclair, professor of Indigenous studies at the University of Manitoba, joins us for the hour to talk about the difference Orange Shirt Day has made and we hear from Tesa Fiddler, coordinator of Indigenous education with the Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board, and Kimberly Murray, Special Interlocutor for Missing Children and Unmarked Burials.
1/1/151 minutes, 46 seconds
Episode Artwork

How do we keep nurses from leaving the profession?

Leigh Chapman, Canada's new Chief Nursing Officer, joins us for the full hour. We also hear from callers about how to encourage nurses to stay working in the public health-care system and we hear from Angela Preocanin, first vice-president of the Ontario Nurses Association.
1/1/151 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

What do you know about drug use behind bars?

Ontario is getting its first overdose prevention site for inmates at Kingston's Collins Bay Institution. We hear from a harm reduction advocate about what difference the program stands to make, and what gaps still exist.
1/1/151 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

Minimum Wage goes up. What difference does it make?

We hear how today's minimum wage increase is being received by workers and employers with Deena Ladd, executive director of the Workers Action Centre.
1/1/124 minutes, 8 seconds
Episode Artwork

Gardening: Fall planting

Paul Zammit, Professor of Horticulture and Environmental Studies at Niagara College joins us to answer your questions about everything from sweet peas to pear trees, as well as how to grow trees from seed, and advice on turning a patch of weeds into a pollinator garden.
1/1/127 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

How do tensions with India affect you?

We hear from a range of callers about how the diplomatic row between India and Canada is affecting travel plans and we get input from immigration lawyer Ravi Jain and Rotman School of Management business professor Partha Mohanram.
1/1/151 minutes, 33 seconds
Episode Artwork

What's it like living with long-term concussion symptoms?

We hear your stories recovering from concussions and managing symptoms that can last years, in some cases decades. We also get expert advice and insights from Dr. Shawn Marshall, medical director of the  Acquired Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program at The Ottawa Hospital Rehabilitation Centre.
1/1/151 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

When the virtual world feels better than the real world

We spend the hour with Hamilton, Ont. author Paige Maylott. She recently published a memoir called My Body is Distant about her journey in the online gaming world and how it helped her process her gender identity as well as get through cancer treatment. We also hear from gamers in our audience about their experiences in the virtual world.
1/1/151 minutes, 46 seconds
Episode Artwork

How long should you water your garden?

Green Thumb Garden Centre owner Mary Reid offers advice to callers to keep the water flowing even into fall and answers your gardening questions.
1/1/127 minutes, 46 seconds
Episode Artwork

Who are you thinking about in the Hamas-Israel conflict?

Our guests today include Emily Rose, Thomson Reuters correspondent in Jerusalem, Joseph Belliveau executive director for Doctors Without Borders Canada and former Canadian ambassador to Israel, Jon Allen. We also hear from listeners about who they are thinking about as the conflict unfolds.
1/1/151 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

What's your reaction to the GM strike?

On Tuesday, Unifor members at three GM facilities in Ontario went on strike. We hear your reaction and get insights from Oshawa Mayor Dan Carter.
1/1/124 minutes, 8 seconds
Episode Artwork

When has solitude been good during challenging times?

Our guest is Robert Coplan psychology professor at Carleton University
1/1/151 minutes, 46 seconds
Episode Artwork

What's it like at Ontario's walk-in clinics?

We hear your stories trying to access care at walk-in clinics and we hear from physician and researcher Dr. Tara Kiran from St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto and Frederic Casarramona, president and CEO of Med-Team Clinic in Ottawa.
1/1/151 minutes, 46 seconds
Episode Artwork

Five years of legal pot: What downsides have you witnessed?

Our guests for the hour are two researchers who look at the health and mental health impacts of cannabis use: Dr. Daniel Myran, assistant professor of family medicine at the University of Ottawa and author of a new academic paper on hospitalizations rates for cannabis use in Canada's biggest provinces and psychiatrist Dr. Leslie Buckley, chief of addictions at CAMH.
1/1/151 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

Ford government introduces legislation to restore Greenbelt land

This scandal hurt the Tories in public opinion polls. Will enshrining the Greenbelt boundaries in law turn things around? Toronto Star Queen's Park Bureau Chief Rob Benzie tells us what we might expect.
1/1/124 minutes, 9 seconds
Episode Artwork

Gardening: Don't be too quick to pull out all the veggies

Paul Zammit. Professor of Horticulture and Environmental Studies at Niagara College, talks about harvesting Jerusalem artichokes, kale, chard, arugula, squash, celeriac, and pumpkins late in the season.
1/1/127 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

How is the conflict in the Middle East affecting your relationships

Our guests for the hour are co-chairs of the Canadian Association of Jews and Muslims: Shahid Akhtar and Barbara Landau. We also take your calls about how the Hamas-Israel conflict is affecting your relationships with colleagues, families and friends.
1/1/151 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

How hard is it to find affordable daycare in Ontario?

We hear from Carolyn Ferns, policy coordinator with the Ontario Coalition For Better Child Care and Alana Powell, executive director of the Association of Early Childhood Educators Ontario, about the position paper they co-authored together calling for higher wages for child care workers in order to keep Ontario on track to expand affordable daycare in the province.
1/1/151 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

What did you do when you realized you couldn't afford your life?

Financial literacy counsellor Pamela George joins us to talk about managing ever-growing levels of household debt and we hear how listeners have addressed the red in their own budgets.
1/1/151 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

What happened when your car got stolen?

In Canada, a car is stolen every six minutes. We hear your stories and we speak with Bryan Gast, a former OPP detective inspector and the vice president of the investigative services division at Équité Association, about the situation in Ontario and what car owners can do to protect their property.
1/1/124 minutes, 8 seconds
Episode Artwork

What to clean up and cut back this fall

Paul Zammit, a professor horticulture and environmental studies at Niagara College, offers up tips on how to transition gardens for the season and takes questions from listeners.
1/1/127 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

A recent report finds prescription pain medication is leading to more hospitalizations and death and older adults are bearing the brunt of the problem...

Dr. Samir Sinha is one of the authors of the report and joins Ontario Today to talk solutions.
1/1/151 minutes, 35 seconds
Episode Artwork

How is the Hamas-Israel conflict weighing on you?

Our guest for the hour is psychiatrist Javeed Sukhera. He is the chair of psychiatry at the Institute of Living and chief of psychiatry at Hartford Hospital in Connecticut.
1/1/151 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

How has your experience shaped your view on a guaranteed basic income?

We speak to Kim Pate, the Independent Canadian Senator behind proposed legislation that could bring this country closer to a guaranteed income.We also hear from Parliamentary Budget Officer, Yves Giroux and Jessie Golem, who participated in Ontario's basic income pilot project.
1/1/151 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

What's your Rocky Horror Picture show story?

It's the weekend before Halloween. A big one for fans of the Rocky Horror Picture Show. So what is it about that campy 1970s films that has people coming back? We ask guests Amy Taylor, cast director of Excited Mental State, Toronto's Rocky Horror shadow cast and Billie Anderson, PhD Candidate at Western University in the Faculty of Information and Media Studies
1/1/151 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

What to do with a carved pumpkin?

Paul Zammit, professor of horticulture and environmental studies at Niagara College, joins us to talk about carving, preserving and eating pumpkins on Halloween eve and he takes your calls on all things gardening.
1/1/127 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

What difference would an earlier mammogram have made?

Our guest for the hour is Dr. Anna Wilkinson, a general practitioner oncologist at The Ottawa Hospital Cancer Centre and associate professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa. Later in the show, Dr. Jean Seely, a professor of radiology at the University of Ottawa, joins us as well to talk about Ontario's new guidelines for regular breast cancer screening.
1/1/151 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

NDP supporters: Was ousted MPP Sarah Jama treated fairly?

Provincial affairs reporter and founder of the Queen's Park Observer, Sabrina Nanji joins us for the first half hour of the show.
1/1/124 minutes, 8 seconds
Episode Artwork

How are bedbugs invading your life?

Joining us for the hour is Murray Isman, a dean emeritus with the UBC Faculty of Land and Food Systems, where he researched entomology and toxicology -- making him an expert on bugs and pesticides. We also hear from Lana Mitchell, executive director of Low Income People Involvement of Nipissing, to hear why lower income Ontarians are especially hard hit when they experience a bedbug outbreak.
1/1/151 minutes, 48 seconds
Episode Artwork

What do you need to know about the new COVID shot?

McMaster University immunologist and Canada Research Chair in Aging and Immunity Dawn Bowdish joins us to answer all your COVID vaccine questions.
1/1/151 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

Giving kids more independence. How did that work out?

Honest, first-person stories about the challenges and benefits of giving kids more free rein. Our guests are Louise de Lannoy, Executive Director of Outdoor Play Canada, and Ron Buliung, Professor of disability and Transport Studies at the University of Toronto Mississauga.
1/1/151 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

Grey skies and cold temps got you feeling, meh?

Ontario Today host Amanda Pfeffer gets some advice on how to beat the winter blues with Dr. Michael Paré, coordinator at The Medical Clinic for Person-Centred Psychotherapy in Toronto
1/1/124 minutes, 8 seconds
Episode Artwork

Gardening with Paul

Paul Zammit, professor of Horticulture and Environmental Studies at Niagara College, is back to help listeners answer all their green-thumb questions.
1/1/127 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

Should we be taxing the wealthy more?

The federal government plans to increase the capital gains tax for people, but only on those whose capital gains exceed $250,000. For their thoughts, Ontario Today invites Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives senior economist David Macdonald and Sahir Khan, executive vice president of the Institute of Fiscal Studies and Democracy.
1/1/151 minutes, 46 seconds
Episode Artwork

Ford's housing policy reversals: set back or step forward?

Now that Premier Doug Ford's government has reversed course on its Greenbelt land swap and expanding urban boundaries for mulitple Ontario cities we hear your thoughts on whether this course change helps or hurts housing development. Our guests are CBC senior reporter Mike Crawley who covers Queen's Park and Dave Wilkes, president and CEO of the Building Industry and Land Development Association.
1/1/151 minutes, 46 seconds
Episode Artwork

New report on declining male fertility

Male infertility is on the rise. A new study recommends equipping men with important information even before parenthood is on their mind. We’ll hear from one of the researchers behind the new study.
1/1/151 minutes, 46 seconds
Episode Artwork

It's been more than a month since Hamas attacked Israel.

Israel's counter attack has seen both ground and air assualts on Gaza. Jon Allen is the former Canadian ambassador to Israel and shares his thoughts on the way forward.
1/1/151 minutes, 46 seconds
Episode Artwork

What has the Royal Canadian Legion meant to you?

As the country prepares for Remembrance Day, Royal Canadian Legion Ontario Provincial Chair, Brian Harris joins Ontario Today to talk about the role of the nearly 100 year old organization.
1/1/151 minutes, 46 seconds
Episode Artwork

Restaurants in Canada are struggling to stay afloat.

A new report from Restaurants Canada found more than half are currently losing money. Ontario Today checks in with Ottawa restauranteur, Sarah Chown, who is also the Ottawa Chair of the Ontario Restaurant and Hotel and Motel Association.
1/1/124 minutes, 7 seconds
Episode Artwork

Gardening with Paul

Ontario Today gardening expert, Paul Zammit, professor of Horticulture and Environmental Studies at Niagara College, helps callers with their latest questions.
1/1/127 minutes, 48 seconds
Episode Artwork

Perpetrators and public institutions: you are on notice.

A Canadian senator is taking on a decades old legal tactic of trading money for a victim’s silence. Ontario Today is joined by Senator Marilou McPhedran
1/1/151 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

Should any home heating be exempt from the carbon tax?

Lead columnist with Canada's National Observer, Max Fawcett, guides listeners through the carbon tax debate.
1/1/151 minutes, 48 seconds
Episode Artwork

As more of us live in condos, we hear news stories of seniors trapped in their apartments because of an out-of-service elevator

Why can it take so long to repair an elevator? Ontario Today checks in with Rob Isabelle of KJA Elevator Consultants to find out.
1/1/151 minutes, 13 seconds
Episode Artwork

Is the retirement dream a bust, even for boomers?

'Retired' journalist Cathrin Bradbury joins Ontario Today to talk about her piece for The Walrus, called 'The End of Retirement.' We also hear from Toronto financial planner and millennial, Michelle Hung, who says the days of retiring on a pension are over.
1/1/151 minutes, 46 seconds
Episode Artwork

Gardening with Paul

As winter approaches, our gardening expert Paul Zammit, professor of horticulture and environmental studies at Niagara College, has some tips on flowering bulbs and something called 'indoor forcing.'
1/1/127 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

Should Ontario dismantle The Beer Store?

There are reports the Ford government may end an agreement that gives The Beer Store a monopoly on selling beer by the case. Longtime beer writer and analyst, Jordan St. John weighs on the news.
1/1/124 minutes, 8 seconds
Episode Artwork

When does freedom of expression cross the line?

Today, Ontario Today hears from Jim Turk, director of the Centre for Free Expression at Toronto Metropolitan University and University of Ottawa law student Arjun Gupta, who drafted student letter along with both Jewish and Muslim student leaders, calling for respectful dialogue
1/1/151 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

Should homeless encampments be supported or dismantled?

Ontario Today checks in with Leilani Farha, former UN special rapporteur on adequate housing and director of The Shift. Guelph mayor Cam Guthrie shares his thoughts on how he's managing encampments in his community.
1/1/151 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

What's wrong with the way we screen for cancer in Ontario?

People who don't have a family doctor often miss crucial screenings.Today on Ontario Today we meet Dr. Anna Wilkinson, a general practioner and oncologist at the Ottawa Hospital who has developed a program to screen people who don't have a primary care provider.
1/1/151 minutes, 46 seconds
Episode Artwork

Not into Black Friday?

Ontario Today offers the pefect antidode to consumerism by zoining in on those growing Buy Nothing groups on Facebook. How has your local buy nothing group restored your faith in humanity. Ottawa administrator Syeda Brathwaite joins the conversation.
1/1/151 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

Gardening with Paul

Gardening expert and professor of horticulture and environmental studies at Niagara College Paul Zammit, takes on the question, 'To re-pot or not to re-pot?'
1/1/127 minutes, 43 seconds
Episode Artwork

Should Ontario cover prescription contraception?

Planned Parenthood Toronto executive director, Mohini Datta-Ray weighs in with her take.
1/1/124 minutes, 7 seconds
Episode Artwork

How did you adjust to life in Canada after leaving a conflict zone?

As Hamas begins releasing hostages and Palestinians desperately make their way to safer ground, Ontario Today brings together two guests to talk about the special needs facing many refugees. Nazim Baghirov co-founded IG Vital Health and specializes in helping newcomers and refugees. Psychiatrist Dr. Clare Pain and works with the Canadian Center for Victims of Torture for refugee mental health.
1/1/151 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

Are you still hopeful we can slow down climate change?

Today on the program, we meet one of the young people challenging the Ontario government in court over its climate plan. Shaelyn Wabegijig is joined by EcoJustice lawyer, Danielle Gallant.
1/1/151 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

Is it time to push back start times for high school students?

Ontario Today checks in with three guests: Gr. 11 Kitchener student Feiyang Luo has been lobbying for students to start later; Brock University associate professor in the faculty of health sciences Karen Patte has been studying how bell times affect students; And Upper Canada District School Board superintendent Susan Rutters says the board is currently considering moving bell times for secondary school students
1/1/151 minutes, 48 seconds
Episode Artwork

When was the last time you talked to a stranger?

You should do it more often. The science says it's good for you. Ontario Today talks to two guest: Pete Bombaci runs The Gen-Well Project and runs a 'Talk to a Stranger' Campaign; And University of Sussex lecturer, Gillian Sandstrom, who studies the psychology of kindness.
1/1/151 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

The challenges facing Ontario's new Liberal Leader Bonnie Crombie

Ontario Liberal callers reflect on bringing the party together after a close race and splittng the vote with the NDP in the next election. Our guest is reporter Sabrina Nanji, founder of the Queen’s Park Observer.
1/1/124 minutes, 8 seconds
Episode Artwork

Gardening: Potted vs live cut Christmas trees

Our expert gardener Paul Zammit, Professor of Horticulture and Environmental Studies at Niagara College, gets us ready for the holidays.
1/1/127 minutes, 48 seconds
Episode Artwork

Kangaroo escape and capture

Stories of animal escapes and captures, and why some are calling for provincial legislation. Our guest is Dolf Dejong, CEO of Toronto Zoo.
1/1/151 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

What did coercive control look like to you?

MPs are considering a new bill that would criminalize a pattern of behaviour known as coercive control. Advocates hope it will help victims of domestic violence get help earlier. We hear from the MP who introduced the bill, Laurel Collins, and Toronto-based family lawyer, Archana Medhekar.
1/1/151 minutes, 46 seconds
Episode Artwork

Ontario needs to better adapt to climate change, or it will cost us.

In a report earlier this month, the province's Financial Accountability Office outlined the financial costs of climate change. Ontario Today talks wih Financial Accountability Officer, Jeffrey Novak and Canadian Climate Institute adaptation director, Ryan Ness.
1/1/151 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

When did giving give back to you?

Ontario Today celebrates Sounds of the Season with musical guests John Dapaah, Roxanne Goodman and Michael Hanna.
1/1/151 minutes, 44 seconds
Episode Artwork

Gardening expert, Paul Zammit, Professor of Horticulture and Environmental Studies at Niagara College

Holiday gifts for that green thumb in the family.
1/1/127 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

Why are nurses leaving hospitals to work for temp agencies?

Ontario Today checks in with Dianne Martin, Chief Executive Officer of the Registered Practical Nurses Association of Ontario to find out more. We ask listeners: are you a nurse who ditched the public system to work for a private agency? Why did you make the switch?
1/1/124 minutes, 8 seconds
Episode Artwork

So your kid has a problem with math problems

What help do they need? Former math teacher and tutor Vanessa Vakharia helps parents navigate their own math anxiety.
1/1/151 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

Can you make a living making music?

The pandemic hit the music industry hard. We check in with musicians on how they have adapted, with Juno-nomimated musician Miranda Mulholland.
1/1/151 minutes, 46 seconds
Episode Artwork

Are you happy you'll soon be able to buy beer and wine in corner stores and supermarkets?

That'll be the case in 2026, following the Ford government's decision to change how alcohol is sold in Ontario. Ontario Today is joined by senior reporter, Mike Crawley.
1/1/151 minutes, 48 seconds
Episode Artwork

Who's the hero in your story?

Callers' stories of gratitude to the people who've changed their lives. This show is part of CBC's Make the Season Kind fundraising campaign for food banks.
1/1/151 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

Gardening with Paul

Gardening expert and Niagara College professor of Horticulture and Environmental Studies joins Ontario Today to talk holiday gifts that grow.
1/1/127 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

Just how important is parallel parking?

Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation cut the requirement to parallel park from the final G test in January 2022, a move Ontario's auditor general says was made a full review. We ask a driving instructor how that decision is playing out behind the wheel.
1/1/124 minutes, 8 seconds
Episode Artwork

What do you gain when you embrace someone else's cultural or religious holidays?

Matthew Sereda, equity learning coordinator at the Thames Valley District School Board joins Ontario Today to answer that question.
1/1/152 minutes, 36 seconds
Episode Artwork

What is your holiday concert gone awry story?

Stage fright, onstage temper tantrums, and what happens when you bring a goat to the show. Longtime Toronto music teacher David Stone joins us to hear your best holiday concert stories.
1/1/151 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

How safe do you feel as a pedestrian?

In Toronto, three to four pedestrians are seriously injured or killed everyday. What could make them safer? With personal injury lawyer David Shellnut.
1/1/151 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

Holiday travel stories.

Treacherous roads, cancelled flights and the kindness of strangers. You tell us your holiday travel stories. With CAA regional manager Susan Postma.
1/1/151 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

Ontario Today replay: What do other generations not understand about your generation?

American psychologist and author Jean Twenge joins us to talk about her new book Generations and we hear your calls about what older and younger people need to understand about your generation. This show first aired July 6, 2023.
1/1/151 minutes, 46 seconds
Episode Artwork

Ontario Today replay: What's life like after 100?

Centenarians are the fastest growing demographic in Canada. Hear Ontario Science Centre volunteer Jean Waddington Moffet reflect on her long life; along with documentary filmmaker Susan Papp; and Dr. Samir Sinha, director of health policy research at the National Institute on Aging. This show first aired February 17, 2023.
1/1/151 minutes, 46 seconds
Episode Artwork

Ontario Today replay: Why letting your mind wander is important

Why do your best thoughts always come to you in the shower? Why does your phone suck your creativity dry? McGill University neuroscientist Nathan Spreng and Royal Ottawa nurse practitioner Guillaume Tremblay tell us why we all need to drop the phone and let ourselves be bored for a bit. This show first aired March 17, 2023.
1/1/151 minutes, 46 seconds
Episode Artwork

Drivers in Ontario can pay less for car insurance now, if they're willing to take a risk.

Beginning this January, drivers can opt out of direct compensation property damage. Is it worth it? Ontario Today checks in with Anne Marie with the Insurance Bureau of Canada.
1/1/124 minutes, 8 seconds
Episode Artwork

Gardening with Paul

Gardening expert Paul Zammit is back with New Year's resolutions for your garden. Zammit is a professor of horticulture and environmental studies at Niagara College.
1/1/127 minutes, 46 seconds
Episode Artwork

If you died tomorrow, what would happen to your loved ones? Do you have a will?

Ontario Today chats with local creator, Jody Maffett. She just published a cheeky end-of-life workbook called 'It's been nice but now I'm dead -- or just really, really sick.' Seniors lawyer Gina Rea with the Renfrew County Legal Clinic also joins the program with some advice.
1/1/151 minutes, 48 seconds
Episode Artwork

Why are you pumped about women's hockey?

Professional women's hockey is off to a roaring start in Canada. The inaugural PWHL games kicked off this week and fans are excited. Founder of the Stittsville Girls Hockey Association, Cathy Bureau and Erin Thompson, Director of business operations for PWHL Ottawa join Ontario Today.
1/1/151 minutes, 46 seconds
Episode Artwork

Should cell phones be banned in the classroom?

Ontario Today checks in with two students: grade 11 student Feiyang Leuo of Cameron Heights Collegiate Institute in Kitchener; and grade 12 student at Sacred Heart High School in Kincardine and President of the Ontario Student Trustees' Association.
1/1/151 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

Gardening: What to do with used Christmas trees

One caller says her school collects them so kids can play with them in the playground. Another caller collects Christmas trees for her goats to eat. Paul Zammit tells us about other alternatives to throwing your tree to the curb. Paul Zammit is a Professor of Horticulture and Environmental Studies at Niagara College.
1/1/127 minutes, 46 seconds
Episode Artwork

Phone bills: Getting gouged or getting a deal?

Some consumers are paying more...again. Others are paying as little as $25 or $45. Vass Bednar with McMaster University's Public Policy Program says Canada needs more competition to get more people more low-cost options.
1/1/124 minutes, 8 seconds
Episode Artwork

What signs of climate change have you seen with your own eyes?

Ontario Today takes your calls along with Gordon McBean, professor emeritus of geography and the environment at Western University.
1/1/151 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

What happened when you tried to report a hate crime?

Or did you even bother? Ontario Today sits down with Mohammed Hashim, CEO of the Canadian Race Relations Foundation. Hashim also co-chairs the National Task Force on Hate Crimes.
1/1/151 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

What questions do you have about COVID-19?

Dr. Fahad Razak joins Ontario Today and takes your calls. Razak is an internal Medicine Physician at St. Michael's Hospital. He's also the former scientific director of Ontario's COVID-19 Science Advisory Table.
1/1/151 minutes, 48 seconds
Episode Artwork

Former NDP Leader Ed Broadbent passed away this week at age 87.

Ontario Today asks Brian Topp, chair of the board at the Broadbent Institute; and Timmins-James Bay NDP MP Charlie Angus for their thoughts on Broadbent's legacy.
1/1/151 minutes, 43 seconds
Episode Artwork

Why are you worried about your mortgage?

From landlords to parents of young potential homeowners, you share your concerns about mortgages, with Toronto mortgage broker Elan Weintraub.
1/1/124 minutes, 7 seconds
Episode Artwork

Gardening in the winter

You call with your indoor plant questions from Spider plants to succulents, and for advice about growing avocados and bonsai trees from seed. With our resident gardening expert, Paul Zammit - Professor of Horticulture and Environmental Studies at Niagara College.
1/1/127 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

Why are you watching the Republican party primaries?

Former US ambassador, Bruce Heyman joins Ontario Today to break down the Iowa caucus results. Plus, Angus Reid president Shachi Kurl looks at a recent poll that says two-thirds of Canadians are worried American democracy won't survive another four years of Trump in the Whitehouse.
1/1/151 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

What do you wish people better understood about hidden homelessness?

Ontario Today is joined by Alex Nelson with the National Right to Housing Network, to find out more.
1/1/151 minutes, 46 seconds
Episode Artwork

How did surrogacy shape your family?

On Monday, Pope Frances called for a universal ban on surrogacy and called the practice 'despicable'. Fertility lawyer Cindy Wasser and surrogate Ariel Taylor join the conversation.
1/1/151 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

How did financial infidelity ruin your relationship?

Ontario Today is joined by Georgetown couples therapist, Yasmeen Rafiq and Ottawa-based financial literacy counsellor Pamela George.
1/1/151 minutes, 49 seconds
Episode Artwork

Ontario Today investigates 2024 gardening trends with Paul Zammit, professor of horticulture and environmental studies at Niagara College.

Gardening with Paul
1/1/127 minutes, 48 seconds
Episode Artwork

Is it time for cities to crack down on shady renovictions?

The city of Hamilton is set to green-light a new bylaw that would stop 'bad faith' renovations. Ontario Today is joined by councillor Nrinder Nann who is behind the new bylaw.
1/1/124 minutes, 7 seconds
Episode Artwork

How are you managing your insomnia?

Ontario Today gets advice from Queen's University pharmacist, Stephanie Lynch and psychologist Judith Davidson. Davidson is the author of 'Sink Into Sleep.'
1/1/151 minutes, 46 seconds
Episode Artwork

Why you're worried about kids' safety in hockey

Hockey parents, players, coaches and refs weigh in on what's making minor hockey unsafe. Ontario Today also checks in with University of Ottawa pediatrician and researcher Dr. Kristian Goulet; and Kim Crouch, who suffered a neck injury in the 1970s and now advocates that all players wear neck guards.
1/1/151 minutes, 46 seconds
Episode Artwork

Loud budgeting is all the rage on social media right now.

So what is it and how could it help you save money? Toronto's Diedre Cross joins Ontario Today. She's a self-proclaimed loud budgeter with thousands of followers on social media.
1/1/151 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

What movie changed you?

On the 40th anniversary of the made-for-television film, The Day After, Ontario Today speaks to director Nicholas Meyer about the film that changed the course of history.
1/1/152 minutes, 13 seconds
Episode Artwork

Ontario Today welcomes back Paul Zammit, our gardening expert

Paul Zammit, professor of Horticulture and Environmental Studies at Niagara College, takes your questions.
1/1/127 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

Is Trudeau the right leader for the nex election? Ontario Today asks Liberal voters to weigh in.

CBC Parliament Hill senior writer, Aaron Wherry joins the conversation.
1/1/124 minutes, 8 seconds
Episode Artwork

Do you let your kids take risks when they're playing?

Researchers say a child benefits from risky play.To find out more, Ontario Today invites two guest onto the program: Dr. Suzanne Beno, paediatric emergency medicing physician at Sick Kids, and Rachel Ramsden, the research coordinator at the Play Outside Lab at the University of British Columbia
1/1/151 minutes, 46 seconds
Episode Artwork

Alzheimers Canada says that by 2030, nearly 1 million people in Canada will be living with dementia.

Finding care for a loved one who has dementia can be difficult. Ontario Today checks in with geriatrician Dr. Alexandrea Peel and Kyle Fitzgerald with Alzheimer Society of Ontario to find out more.
1/1/151 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

Has your child already been through a roster of teachers this school year?

What's behind the staffing shortage at Ontario schools? Ontario Today talks with Ontario Principals' Council president Ralph Nigro and Elementary Teachers of Toronto president Helen Victoros.
1/1/151 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

What's getting in the way of our ability to hang out?

You share your thoughts on why just "hanging out" is happening less, and what we're missing when we don't make those in-person connections. With Dr. Sheila Liming, a professor of professional writing at Champlain College in Vermont, and author of Hanging Out: The Radical Power of Killing Time
1/1/151 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

It's the dead of winter. What's the best way to care for your indoor plants?

Gardening expert, Paul Zammit, is back to answer your questions. Paul is a professor of horticulture and environmental studies at Niagara College.
1/1/127 minutes, 48 seconds
Episode Artwork

A car is stolen once every 6 minutes in Canada.

Auto theft has grown exponentially across the country. So how can car owners protect themselves? President and CEO of the Canadian Finance and Leasing Association, Michael Rothe joins Ontario Today.
1/1/124 minutes, 6 seconds
Episode Artwork

Callers weigh in on Ontario's expansion of public care in private surgery: How's that going now?

Ontario Today checks in with Andrew Longhurst, PhD Candidate at the Department of Geography, Simon Fraser University. Dr. David Urbach, head of department of surgery at Women's College Hospital, also joins the conversation.
1/1/151 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

How does the convoy movement still play a role in your life?

It's been two years since the trucker convoy first rolled into Ottawa. CBC Reporter David Fraser has built an entire beat around the convoy and continues to report on the people behind the movement. Fraser joins Ontario Today with his thoughts.
1/1/151 minutes, 46 seconds
Episode Artwork

How do we raise a generation of boys to become sensitive, caring men?

Ontario Today invites journalist and author Rachel Giese to weight in. Giese is the author of 'Boys: What it means to become a man.'
1/1/151 minutes, 46 seconds
Episode Artwork

Pineapple pizza is dividing Naples, the birthplace of pizza.

Is it a combination made in Heaven or should it be kicked to the curb? And when has messing with a recipe from your home country worked, or not? Ontario Today hears from CBC Italy correspondent Megan Williams and Toronto chef Giacomo Pasquini.
1/1/151 minutes, 58 seconds
Episode Artwork

What difference will teaching Black history in schools make?

The Ontario government promises by the fall of 2025, the contributions of Black Canadians will be embedded into the curriculum for students in grade seven, eight and 10 history classes -- a change many teachers and community groups have been advocating for.
1/1/151 minutes, 46 seconds
Episode Artwork

Bell Media’s parent company slashed 9 per cent of its workforce this week.

So where does that leave the Canadian media landscape? Ontario Today invites Canadian Association of Journalists president, Brent Jolly, to weigh in.
1/1/124 minutes, 8 seconds
Episode Artwork

Expert gardener, Paul Zammit, is back to take all of your questions.

Zammit is a professor of horticulture and environmental studies at Niagara College.
1/1/127 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

How did you reignite the romance in your relationship?

Ontario Today welcomes Amy Muise onto the program with some tips on making the most of Valentine's Day. Muise is an associate professor at York University and the director of the Sexual Health and Relationships Lab.
1/1/151 minutes, 46 seconds
Episode Artwork

The out-of-pocket expenses after a cancer diagnosis can rack up quickly. What's been the true cost of cancer for you?

Ontario Today talks to breast cancer survivor, Donna Sheehan, who is the founder of the Canadian Breast Cancer Support Fund; and Stephen Piazza, director of advocacy at the Canadian Cancer Society.
1/1/151 minutes, 46 seconds
Episode Artwork

A new biopic about Bob Marley is putting the reggae star back in the spotlight

A new biopic about Bob Marley is putting the reggae star back in the spotlight. Why is Bob Marley still important to you today? We're joined by two guests -- his grand daughter and the founder of Bob Marley Day in Toronto -- to talk about the messages behind Bob Marley's music.
1/1/152 minutes, 16 seconds
Episode Artwork

How much money can you really make as an uber driver?

You share your experiences as drivers for rideshare apps, with JJ Fueser with The Ride Fair Coalition. And James Parrott, the director of economic and fiscal policies at the Center for New York City Affairs at The New School, who co-authored the analysis that led to New York City’s minimum pay standard for app-dispatched drivers.
1/1/151 minutes, 46 seconds
Episode Artwork

Is working at home still working for you?

You tell us about the ups and downs of remote and hybrid work, with Farzam Sepanta, PhD candidate in the faculty of engineering and Design at Carleton University, who's been researching something called 'home fever.'
1/1/151 minutes, 42 seconds
Episode Artwork

Hating your nose... and what you did to get over it.

Ontario Today invites journalist Nickie Shobeiry onto the show to talk about her new documentary, 'Good Nose. It's a love letter to the Perisan nose.
1/1/151 minutes, 46 seconds
Episode Artwork

Is Ozempic changing the way we feel about our bodies?

You give us your take on weight-loss medication Ozempic and its effect on the body positivity movement.  With social media influencer and podcaster, Kenzie Smith and obesity specialist Dr. Sean Wharton with the Wharton Medical Clinic.
1/1/151 minutes, 46 seconds
Episode Artwork

When is the right time to tell people about your diagnosis?

You share your experiences about how you made the decision to reveal a diagnosis, with psychiatrist Gary Rodin. Dr. Rodin is with the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto and has worked with patients at many different stages of their illnesses.
1/1/151 minutes, 46 seconds
Episode Artwork

Expert gardener Paul Zammit is back to take your questions.

Paul is a professor of horticulture and environmental studies at Niagara College. Today, he takes your questions on everything from pruning peach trees to rosemary plants, and gives advice on best practices when outside temperatures are fluctuating.
1/1/127 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

What are you considering before you contribute to your RRSPs this year?

As we barrel towards this year's RRSP deadline, you ask for advice -- and give some too -- on RRSPs. With Ottawa financial advisor Kimberley Tran.
1/1/124 minutes, 8 seconds
Episode Artwork

Why are you worried about young people accessing online porn?

Ontario Today invites Matthew Johson, Director of Education at MediaSmarts and Senator Julie Miville-Dechen whose private member's bill would require porn websites to verify users' ages before they can enter.
1/1/151 minutes, 45 seconds
Episode Artwork

Based on your experience with psilocybin or magic mushrooms should the drug be legal

Dr. Ishrat Husain, psychiatrist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health or CAM-H in Toronto and lawyer Paul Lewin specializes in matters related to cannabis and psychadlics.
1/1/151 minutes, 46 seconds
Episode Artwork

Is there hope for people living with long covid? Where have you turned for help?

Dr. Angela Cheung heads up a network of scientists and health practitioners studying long covid. She's also a senior physician-scientist at University Health Network in Toronto
1/1/151 minutes, 46 seconds
Episode Artwork

Remembering former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney.

Ontario Today brings together two guests: David McLaughlin, chief of staff to Brian Mulroney in 1993, and McMaster University political science professor, Don Abelson, who recently worked with Mulroney for five year at the Brian Mulroney Insitute of Government at St. Francis Xavier University.
1/1/154 minutes, 13 seconds
Episode Artwork

What have you heard about the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine that's given you pause?

Dr. Caroline Quach-Thanh is a pediatric infectious diseases specialist at Montreal's Sainte-Justine Hospital and walks listeners through the facts about measles and the vaccine.
1/1/124 minutes, 8 seconds
Episode Artwork

Gardening with Paul

Expert gardener Paul Zammit is back to take your questions. From when to trim cedars... to how to handle an asparagus patch... to what someone starting out with gardening should know before the growing season begins.
1/1/127 minutes, 37 seconds
Episode Artwork

Why do so many Americans like Donald Trump so much?

On this Super Tuesday, two Republicans joined us to take your calls. Georganne Burke is with Republicans Overseas Canada, and a long-time Trump supporter. Chip Felkel is a Republican strategist based in South Carolina, and critical of Donald Trump as the Republican presidential candidate.
1/1/151 minutes, 48 seconds
Episode Artwork

Why did you move in with someone other than your partner?

Ontario Today is joined by grown siblings, Mehnaz Tabassum and Adib Rahman who moved in together ten years ago; and family expert Nora Spinks with Work-Life Harmony Enterprises
1/1/151 minutes, 46 seconds
Episode Artwork

What does the new national pharmacare plan mean to you?

To start, the plan will only cover drugs related to diabetes and contraception. Ontario Today is joined by Dr. Eric Hoskins, a former Ontario health minister and chair the advisory council on the implementation of national pharmacare
1/1/151 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

A petition to end Daylight Saving Time in Canada has collected more than 73,800 signatures, with sleep experts arguing switching the clocks is bad for people's health. Why is changing the clocks a big deal for people?

Hear from the woman who started the petition and a psychologist who makes the case for ditching the switch.
1/1/151 minutes, 46 seconds
Episode Artwork

Gardening with Paul Zammit.

Weatherwise, it's been a roller coaster of a ride into spring. So what is an eager gardener to do? Expert gardener Paul Zammit talks about when is the right time to start cleaning up the garden, and to take your questions.
1/1/127 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

More and more homeowners are struggling to make their mortgage payments.

Equifax Canada says the mortgage delinquency rate in Ontario was up 135 per cent in the fourth quarter compared with a year earlier. Kitchener-based licensed insolvency trustee, Doug Hoyes joins Ontario Today with more.
1/1/124 minutes, 7 seconds
Episode Artwork

Anniversary of Hamas attack on Israel approaches.

As the six month anniversary of Hamas attacking Israel approaches, we're asking listeners: Who do you know who's living in this region -- and how are they doing today?
1/1/151 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

What is like to be a woman working in the trades?

Our guests are; Emily Arrowsmith is the director of research and program at the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum and Rok Gueye is a carpenter in Toronto.
1/1/151 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

Should cell phones be fully banned in schools?

We hear from one school district in California that instituted an all-out ban, to positive effect.
1/1/151 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

What was the fluke that changed the course of things for you?

Brian Klass is a social scientist and author of a new book, Fluke: Chance, Chaos, and Why Everything We Do Matters. He argues small, chance events are always diverting our lives and playing a role into why things happen the way they do.
1/1/151 minutes, 46 seconds
Episode Artwork

Gardening with Paul Zammit

Gardening expert Paul Zammit is back taking all your calls. Zammit is a professor of horticulture and environmental studies at Niagara College. 
1/1/127 minutes, 48 seconds
Episode Artwork

What did you miss about winter this year?

It was the warmest winter on record for parts of Ontario this year. With spring around the corner, you tell us what you missed out on this season. With Anabela Bonada, the director of climate science at the University of Waterloo's Intact Centre on Climate Adaption.
1/1/124 minutes, 8 seconds
Episode Artwork

What do you remember about your first period?

Ontario Today invites author Dr. Jen Gunter to take your calls. Gunter's new book, 'Blood: the science, medicine and mythology of mentruation,' goes beyond function to tackle the questions, science, misinformation and societal shame that surrounds women's monthly cycles.
1/1/151 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

Is the Canadian dream broken?

Ontario Today talks to two guests: she's the Canada Research Chair in Economic Inclusion of Canada's Immigrants at Toronto Metropolitan University; and Wendell Nii Laryea Adjetey is an assistant professor in the department of History and Classical Studies at McGill University. He's also the author of the book, Cross-Border Cosmopolitans.
1/1/151 minutes, 37 seconds
Episode Artwork

Were you set up for success after you were released from jail?

Ontario Today checks in with Jake deMarsh who describes his experience after being released. Brock University critical criminology assistant professor Samantha Mcaleese also joins the conversation.
1/1/151 minutes, 45 seconds
Episode Artwork

When it was time to have children, who decided how many?

At a time when Canada's fertility rate has dropped to its lowest point in more than a century, new research shows it's actually men who want children the most. Ontario Today talks to University of British Columbia assistant professor Marina Adshade, who specializes in economics and gender.
1/1/151 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

Ontario Today's expert gardener Paul Zammit answers your questions.

Paul takes on your queries about irises, orchids and hydrageas, and offers advice on pesky garden pests as well.
1/1/127 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

How are you surviving on social assistance in Ontario?

Advocates are hopeful the province will boost the rates for both Ontario Works and the Ontario Disability Support Program in this week's provincial budget. Chief Executive Officer at United Way Elgin Middlesex, Kelly Ziegner, has been lobbying to have the rates doubled.
1/1/124 minutes, 8 seconds
Episode Artwork

Are you feeling lonely and disconnected at work?

Repeated studies indicate that many workers, particuarly young Canadians, are not thriving at work. Ontario Today speaks with Ilona Dougherty, the managing director of the Youth and Innovation Project at the University of Waterloo; and Genevieve Bonin, managing director and partner at the Boston Consulting Group.
1/1/151 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

Life without a family doctor: What's the province missing about your experience?

In this week's budget, the Ontario government pledged to spend mllions more on primary care. For reaction, Ontario Today speaks to family physician and research scientist Dr. Tara Kiran, Kingston family doctor, Dr. David Barber is the chair of the Section on General and Family Practice of the Ontario Medical Association
1/1/151 minutes, 46 seconds
Episode Artwork

When did money make you unhappy?

The World Happiness Report came out earlier this month and Canada is slipping in the rankings. How connected is our happiness to our wealth?  Ontario Today checks in with happiness researcher Chris Barrington-Leigh. He's an associate professor at McGill University.
1/1/151 minutes, 46 seconds
Episode Artwork

Will Ontario's minimum wage increase help you?

Ontario Today invites Workers Action Centre executive director Deena Ladd to weigh in on the latest hike.
1/1/124 minutes, 8 seconds
Episode Artwork

Master gardener, Mary Reid, joins Ontario Today with tips on how to get started on your garden this spring.

Mary owns the Green Thumb Garden Centre in Ottawa.
1/1/127 minutes, 44 seconds
Episode Artwork

Liberals and NDP voters: is it time to axe the tax?

Federal conservative leader, Pierre Polievre if elected, he'll cut the carbon tax. But how are voters interpreting that message? Ontario Today talks to pollster David Coletto, founder, chair and CEO of Abacus Data; and conservative strategist Shakir Chambers.
1/1/151 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

When did a leap of faith in trusting your kids surprise even you?

According to new research, trusting your children encourages them to tell the truth. Ontario Today breaks down the study with researcher Kang Lee. Lee is a professor at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto
1/1/151 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

What happened when you were given a second chance at life?

Ontario Today sits down with Jeremie Saunders, the host of the podcast Sickboy, to talk about his life with cycstic fibrosis and how a new medication is changing his life.
1/1/150 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

What lengths have you gone through to view today's solar eclipse?

Ontario Today invites astrophycisist Parshati Patel and planetary scientist Bhairavi Shankar onto the program to talk about the science behind the eclipse.
1/1/151 minutes, 45 seconds
Episode Artwork

The research says social media apps are rewiring kids' brains. What changes have you noticed in your children?

The Toronto District School Board is one of four Ontario boards to sue the social media giants behind Meta, Snapchat and TikTok. Ontario Today checks in with board chair Rachel Chernos Lin and Western University researcher Emma Duerden, who has been studying the effects of social media on kids for years.
1/1/151 minutes, 46 seconds
Episode Artwork

The Ontario government is boosting it's autism budget by 60 million dollars. Are families with autistic children hopeful help is on the way?

Ontario Today checks in with London mom, Sarah Farrants and Ontario Autism Coalition president Alina Cameron.
1/1/151 minutes, 46 seconds
Episode Artwork

What did you do to beat loneliness?

The Women's College Hospital says more than a third of older Canadians report to feeling lonely. Scientist Rachel Savage, with the hospital's Women's Age Lab, says Canada needs a national loneliness strategy. Ontario Today also checks in with Jen Recknagel, director of the NORC Innovation Centre
1/1/151 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

Chasing youth. What do you now regret?

Wrinkle Radio podcast host, Sally Chivers joins the conversation on Ontario Today. Chivers is a professor at Trent University's Centre for Aging and Society.
1/1/151 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

Expert gardener Paul Zammit is back to take your questions.

Paul is a professor of horticulture and environmental studies at Niagara College.
1/1/127 minutes, 46 seconds
Episode Artwork

What's the cellphone service dead zone that annoys or worries you the most?

Ontario Today hears from listeners and checks in with Jason St. Pierre, the CEO of the Eastern Ontario Regional Network. The group has been closing cell phone gaps across the region.
1/1/124 minutes, 8 seconds
Episode Artwork

A reality check on the rental housing crisis: What does it look like now?

On the heels of a federal government housing announcement, you share your stories and perspectives on renting in Ontario. With Carolyn Whitzman, adjunct professor and housing researcher at the University of Ottawa, and Dania Majid, lawyer with the Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario.
1/1/151 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

How much pressure did you feel to move your loved one out of the hospital and into long term care?

The More Beds Better Care Act was designed to move patients into long term care more quickly, but is it causing families stress?Ontario Today is joined by Jane Meadus, staff lawyer at the Advocacy Centre for the Elderly.
1/1/151 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

What are you doing differently now that gas prices have spiked?

Patrick De Haan is the head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy.com. He explains why gasoline prices have gone up dramatically at the pump -- and the reasons are not so cut and dry.
1/1/124 minutes, 7 seconds
Episode Artwork

Expert gardener Paul Zammit is back to take your questions.

Paul Zammit is a professor of horticulture and environmental studies at Niagara College. On this Earth Day, he shares what he thinks gardeners can be doing for the planet, and also takes your questions about plants both indoors and out in the yard.
1/1/128 minutes, 9 seconds
Episode Artwork

Chronic underfunding in the military: What does it look like for you?

Ltn General Andrew Leslie is former Commander and Chief of Staff of the Canadian Army. He served as deputy commander of NATO troops in Afghanistan early in the mission.
1/1/151 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

What was your experience with justice delayed?

This month, a Toronto Superior Court judge blasted the federal government for taking too long to fill judicial vacancies. She blamed the judicial shortage for a human trafficking trial being dragged out so long that the case had to be thrown out of court. We ask listeners if they've experienced delays to the justice system themselves. Ontario Today invites Ottawa lawyer Nicholas Pope and Osgoode Hall Law School associate professor Palma Paciocco to join the conversation.
1/1/151 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

When your loved one chose MAID, how did you react?

Ontario Today is joined by Mary Gellner of Ottawa whose aunt received medical assistance dying last year; and Dr. Viren Naik, a MAID assessor and provicer.
1/1/151 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

Single use plastic: what makes you feel the most guilt?

Canada is currently hosting the second-to-last negotiation on the road to a binding agreement on plastic pollution. To talk more about it plastic, Ontario Today invites Cal Lakhan onto the show. He's a York University research scientist who has been sudying waste diversion and recycling.
1/1/151 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

Are truck drivers getting enough training before they get behind the wheel?

The Insurance Bureau of Canada (ICBC) says inadequate training is making Canada's roads less safe. Ontario Today invites former long hauler and recent driving instructor Jacques Picotte onto the program to weigh in.
1/1/124 minutes, 8 seconds
Episode Artwork

The gardening show is back with expert gardener, Paul Zammit.

Paul is a professor of horticulture and environmental studies at Niagara College.
1/1/127 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

Why are there higher rates of domestic violence among police officers?

Ontario Today invites former police officer, Kelly Donovan to the program. Donovan is an outspoken critics of how police services handle internal investigations. She's also a surivor of domestic abuse. We also hear from research, Kim French, an assistant professor of psychology at Colorado State University, who has been studying domestic violence among officers.
1/1/151 minutes, 44 seconds
Episode Artwork

Is shift work wreaking havoc with your sleep?

Ontario Today invites Dr. Michael Mak onto the show to weigh in. Dr. Mak is a sleep medicine specialist and a staff psychiatrist with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.
1/1/151 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

Is the House of Commons broken?

This week, Speaker Greg Fergus kicked Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre out of question period after a nasty exchange with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Ontario Today is joined by two guests: Alex Marland is a professor of politics at Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia and Angus Reid Institute president Shachi Kurl.
1/1/151 minutes, 46 seconds
Episode Artwork

Do we need new rules for SUVs and pick-up trucks?

Albert Koehl is the coordinator of the Toronto Community Bikeways Coalition. The group is calling on all levels of government to better regulate big trucks and SUVs.
1/1/151 minutes, 46 seconds
Episode Artwork

The Gardening Show is back with expert gardener Paul Zammit.

Paul is a professor of horticulture and environmental studies at Niagara College.
1/1/127 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

Has your dentist signed up for Canada's Dental Care plan?

It started this month for seniors over 70, but so far, only 16 per cent of oral-healthcare providers have signed up to participate. Ontario Dental Association president Dr. Brock Nicolucci joins Ontario Today to weigh in.
1/1/124 minutes, 7 seconds
Episode Artwork

When protestors set up an encampment on campus, what should a university do?

Ontario Today checks in with McGill University grad, Sequoia Kim, who volunteers with CKUT, the school's campus radio station. The program also invites James Turk onto the program. Turk is the director at the Centre for Free Expression at Toronto Metropolitan University.
1/1/151 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

What questions do you have about COVID-19?

Dr. Fahad Razak joins Ontario Today and takes your calls. Razak is an internal Medicine Physician at St. Michael's Hospital. He's also the former scientific director of Ontario's COVID-19 Science Advisory Table.
1/1/151 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

Deathbed visions: sharing stories about your loved one's end-of-life experience before they passed.

Dr. Christopher Kerr is the chief executive officer and chief medical officer at the Centre for Hospice and Palliative Care in Buffalo. For 14 years, Kerr and his team of researchers have been studying end-of-life dreams and visions.
1/1/151 minutes, 46 seconds
Episode Artwork

What does the keffiyeh mean to you?

Ontario Today invites two guests to the program: Palestinian-Canadian and Canadian-Arab Institute foundin president Raja Khouri; and Jeffrey Wilkinson, an American Jewish eductor. The pair recently co-authored the book, The Wall Between: What Jews and Palestinians don’t want to know about each other.
1/1/151 minutes, 46 seconds
Episode Artwork

What rights should people have to work from home?

The union representing federal public servants plans to grieve an order from the federal government for employees to return to the workplace three days a week. Our guest is Malini Vijaykumar, a labour lawyer with Nelligan O'Brien Payne.
1/1/124 minutes, 8 seconds
Episode Artwork

Ontario Today's expert gardener Paul Zammit is back taking your questions.

He's a professor of horticulture and environmental studies at Niagara College.
1/1/127 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

What’s your appetite for eating less meat?

Interest in meatless burgers is waning and just this month, Florida banned lab-grown meat. Ontario Today invites food and climate freelance journalist, Joe Fassler, onto the program for his take. The program also hears from agricultural economist Ellen Goddard. She’s a professor emeritus at the University of Alberta in Edmonton.
1/1/151 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

Your Alice Murno stories with writer ?

Your stories about close encounters and experiences with Alice Munro and her work. Ontario Today invites Canadian author, Heather O'Neill onto the program to share her thoughts. By chance, O'Neill reread Munro's complete collection a month ago. Retired Queen's University English professor, Tracy Ware, also joins the show to weigh in.
1/1/148 minutes, 36 seconds
Episode Artwork

Are we doing enough to protect people from dangerous dogs?

Ontario Today speak with Andre Yeu, a Toronto-based dog trainer and is founder of When Hounds Fly; And Toronto city councilor, Paula Fletcher, who's been pushing for a review of how the city handles dog attacks.
1/1/151 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

Do boycotts work?

A reddit group with 80,000 members has called for a national boycott of Loblaw stores in May. For his thoughts, Ontario Today invites Michael Mulvey onto the program. Mulvey is an associate professor of Marketing at the Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa. The program also hears from Ottawa's Donovan Burey who compiles the grocery store deals and shares them on Reddit.
1/1/151 minutes, 46 seconds
Episode Artwork

Ontario Today invites gardening expert, Paul Zammit, onto the show for a full hour to help listeners with all of their green-thumb questions.

Zammit is a professor of horticulture and environmental studies at Niagara College.
1/1/151 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

How is vaping affecting the teen in your life?

Ontario Today is joined by Lung Health Foundation president and CEO, Jessica Buckley and Emily Samuel with the Near North District School Board. As part of a pilot project, the board has installed vape detectors in one of its schools.
1/1/151 minutes, 46 seconds
Episode Artwork

Are phones getting between you and your partner?

We talk about phubbing -- when you snub someone you are spending time with in order to look at your phone. There's growing research to suggest that it affects relationships in a myriad of ways. We hear how phones are affecting your intimate relationships and what you're doing about it. We also hear from Marcus Kupila, a registered psychotherapist in Toronto and Whitby, as well as researcher Ryan Dwyer.
51 minutes, 46 seconds
Episode Artwork

Should schools tell parents when kids change their pronouns at school?

We get reaction to recent comments made by Ontario Education Minister Stephen Lecce that schools should inform parents when children go by different pronouns or names at school. We hear from a trans male Grade 12 student, Tristan Coolman, president of P-Flag York Region, who wrote an open letter to Minsiter Lecce on the subject, and Erika Lougheed, chair Near North District School Board.
51 minutes, 46 seconds
Episode Artwork

Does generative AI belong in the classroom?

We talk about how artificial intelligence is changing academic institutions from the inside out with Allyson Miller, director of the Academic Integrity Office at Toronto Metropolitan University, Susan McCahan, vice-provost of innovations in undergraduate education at the University of Toronto and Victoria Rubin, director of the Language and Information Technology Research Lab at Western University.
51 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

As the Greenbelt land swap controversy grows... What's your reaction?

We hear from Sabrina Nanji, reporter and founder with the Queen's Park Observer and David Coletto, CEO of the polling firm Abacus Data, about the significance of housing minister Steve Clark's abrupt resignation on Monday and Premier Doug Fords announcement on Tuesday he wants to re-evaluate all Greenbelt lands as part of sweeping review.
51 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

What's your mission this school year?

We hear from students from across Ontario heading back to classes next week about what they want to get out of the next year at school.
51 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

What happens when reading problems aren't caught early?

Advocates say universal, evidence-based reading tests are key to addressing literacy deficits but a plan to bring in the tests is on hold for Ontario. We hear from Una Malcolm, president of International Dyslexia Association Ontario about the need for the tests and hear from a school board that has brought in universal testing in recent years and already seen some success.
49 minutes, 51 seconds
Episode Artwork

What is it like at your local hospital?

As hospitals across Ontario face budget shortfalls and worker shortages, we hear from patients, caregivers and workers about what it's like on the front lines. Our guest for the hour is Dr. Mike Howlett, president of the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians, and we also hear from Michael Hurley, president of the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions and Ontario's Financial Accountability Officer Jeffrey Novak.
52 minutes, 24 seconds
Episode Artwork

Should Ontario renters go on strike?

With tenant strikes underway in Toronto and one planned for Montreal, we're asking listeners whether they think more renters should join the effort. We hear from Ricardo Tranjan, a political economist with The Centre for Policy Alternatives and author of "The Tenant Class" on why he thinks tenants should organize and form unions to lobby for stronger protections for renters and we hear from John Dickie, chair of the Eastern Ontario Landlord Organization and lawyer, for a sense of how landlords feel about rent strikes.
51 minutes, 45 seconds
Episode Artwork

Gardening: Take advantage of late summer sales at garden centres

Paul Zammit, professor of horticulture and environmental studies at Niagara College, tells us about plants that are perfect to buy in late August and takes your gardening calls.
27 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

Ontario PC voters: How should the premier respond to the Greenbelt controversy?

Premier Doug Ford's decision to open up Greenbelt land for housing continues to have repercussions for the government. Last week, the Ontario Provincial Police referred the matter to the RCMP and Ontario housing minister's chief of staff resigned. Our guest for the hour is Rob Benzie, the Queen's Park bureau chief for the Toronto Star.
24 minutes, 8 seconds
Episode Artwork

What personal experience tells you we're not in Moral Decline?

Experimental psychologist Adam Mastroanni doesn't agree with “good old days” nostalgia. He says people are no worse today than they were in the past. He proves that in his new paper called: "The Illusion of Moral Decline." We hear from him, plus Shachi Kurl of Angus Reid, and listeners' stories of kindness to strangers.
51 minutes, 37 seconds
Episode Artwork

Adults and anorexia - What works for treating an eating disorder?

Sheri Segal Glick has struggled with anorexia for decades. Her new book, The Skinny, outlines her efforts toward full recovery in mid-life. Dr. Blake Woodside has spent decades treating and researching those experiencing disordered eating. He provides insight into the limited treatments available in Ontario. And we’re asking you: What works for adults recovering from anorexia and disordered eating? The National Eating Disorder Information Centre has a toll-free helpline: 1-866-NEDIC-20 and Live Chat: www.nedic.ca
51 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

Can you wait for the Canada Disability Benefit Act to kick in?

Rabia Khedr, head of Disability Without Poverty, wants to see the Canada Disability Benefit Act be implemented well before an impending election. She takes your calls on what the long wait means for eligible recipients. We also hear from Jeffrey Salisbury, who has launched a petition calling on the federal government for interim emergency support.
51 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

Meta has blocked access to Canadians news outlets on its sites: What difference does this make?

Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, has blocked Canadians from viewing news from Canadian outlets in response to the Liberal government passing its Online News Act. Ivor Shapiro, Senior Fellow and the Press Freedom Scholar in Residence for the Centre for Free Expression, hears your thoughts on what difference this makes to you. We also speak to Maria Saras-Voutsinas, Executive Director of the National Ethnic Press and Media Council of Canada, about what the move means for their members.
51 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

Gardening: Planting fruits and vegetables to ensure better pollination.

Paul Zammit, Professor of Horticulture and Environmental Studies at Niagara College talks about growing fruits and vegetables and mixing edible with flowering plants to ensure better pollination.
27 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

What's your experience riding an e-bike?

We hear your stories using e-bikes to get around and speak with Michael Pasquali, spokesperson with the Canadian Electric Bike Association, about what's driving up demand. You also called in to tell us about infrastructure and insurance issues require solutions.
24 minutes, 7 seconds
Episode Artwork

What do the wildfire evacuations have you thinking about?

We jump into the situation unfolding close to Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories and Kelowna, British Columbia as wildfires creep closer to those communities. We speak with CBC's Sarah Leavitt in Yellowknife, Loren McGinnis host of the CBC's Calgary Eyeopener and former Yellowknife resident, and we hear from Guy Lapage, a volunteer with the Canadian Red Cross, and Kevin Wallington, an evacuee from Hay River, Northwest Territories. We also hear your calls from across Ontario.
51 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

As teacher strikes loom large how are you feeling heading back to class?

We hear from listeners, including teachers, for their thoughts on returning to school this September with potential job action on the horizon and we hear from Karen Littlewood, president of Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation, for her take on why negotiations with the province have stalled.
51 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

As Ontario sees heavier, more severe rain: How are you adapting?

We hear your tales of adapting to more intense rain and speak with Paul Kovacs, the executive director of the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction at the University of Western Ontario. We also hear from the former mayor of Stratford, Dan Mathieson, about how that city adapted to heavier rain after an unprecedented flood in 2002.
51 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

What did you learn caring for someone with dementia?

We hear your stories about caring for a loved one with dementia and speak with clinical psychologist Dasha Kiper, author of the new book: Travelers to Unimaginable Lands: Stories of Dementia, the Caregiver and the Human Brain.
51 minutes, 46 seconds
Episode Artwork

How do you start re-wilding a garden?

We hear from long-time Toronto Master Gardener volunteer Tena van Andel about her project to re-wild a rural property near Parry Sound, Ont. and she answers your gardening questions.
27 minutes, 48 seconds
Episode Artwork

What do you remember from the 2003 blackout?

It's been 20 years since more than 50 million people found themselves without power during what's known now as the great North America blackout. We hear your stories from this historic power failure and get insights on what's changed from independent energy analyst, Tom Adams.
24 minutes, 8 seconds
Episode Artwork

How hard is it for real Taylor Swift fans to buy tickets?

We hear your stories trying to snag tickets to one of Taylor Swift's six shows in Toronto and hear from Megan LaPierre, associate online editor with Exclaim! Magazine, and Pascal Courty, an economist with the University of Victoria, about how Swift is changing the market for ticket sales
51 minutes, 48 seconds
Episode Artwork

How does the auditor general's Greenbelt report affect you?

We hear from listeners about how a scathing new report into Premier Doug Ford's controversial Greenbelt landswap. We also hear from the author of the report, Ontario's Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk, and Fatima Syed, a reporter with The Narwhal which helped shed light on ties between Greenbelt developers and the Ontario PCs.
51 minutes, 28 seconds
Episode Artwork

Does artificial intelligence have you watching your back at work?

We hear from listeners about their hopes and concerns around artificial intelligence in the workplace and hear from two economists about how the technology could reshape the future of work and our economy: University of Waterloo's Joel Blit and Unifor's Kaylie Tiessen.
51 minutes, 46 seconds
Episode Artwork

What happens at a trial garden?

We hear from fill-in gardening expert Rodger Tschanz, manager of the University of Guelph's trial garden, about his work at the university and get to your gardening questions.
27 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

Does divorce still carry a stigma for public figures?

It's been nearly a week that Justin Trudeau and Sophie Grégoire Trudeau announced their separation on social media, we hear from listeners and Zain Velji, host of the Strategists podcast, about whether divorce still affects a politician's image in Canada.
24 minutes, 8 seconds
Episode Artwork

How far did you get in an electric car?

We hear your road trip stories driving in electric vehicles and speak with two board members from the Electric Vehicle Society, Tim Burrows, a Tesla driver, and Stephen Bieda, a Kia driver, about how infrastructure needs to improve to make long-distance driving better in electric vehicles.
51 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

The struggle to make friends as a man: What are you doing about it?

We hear from men about how they are making and holding onto friends into adulthood and we speak with Max Dickins, author of Billy No-Mates: How I Realised Men Have a Friendship Problem as well as the lead for Men's Sheds Ontario, John Peters, about his efforts to create spaces for men to get together.
51 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

Amid heat waves, floods and wildfires: What was lost this summer?

We hear your stories about summer plans canceled or postponed because of extreme weather and we hear from Dr. Samantha Green of the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment as well as best-selling author Tom Rachman about his recent vacation to Greece that opened his eyes to the realities of climate change.
51 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

Is Emancipation Day a protest or a celebration?

In 2021 Canada declared Aug. 1 Emancipation Day -- a moment to celebrate freedom and reflect on Canada's history of slavery before abolition in 1834. We hear from Black Ontarians about what this day means for them in 2023 and hear from historian and author Rosemary Sadlier who helped initiate the process to recognize Emancipation Day across the country. We also hear from Ngozi Paul an award-winning director about her new film on CBC Gem, FreeUp! Emancipation Day 2023.
51 minutes, 44 seconds
Episode Artwork

How to get your plants ready for a vacation

Paul Zammit, a professor of horticulture and environmental studies at Niagara College, talks about how to get plants ready for a week or two of neglect if you are planning to head out of town for a vacation and he takes your gardening calls.
27 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

Can you rely on public transit?

We take your calls on the state of public transit where you live and speak with the Toronto Star's transportation reporter, Lex Harvey.
24 minutes, 8 seconds
Episode Artwork

What does Barbie have you thinking about?

We take your calls about Barbie: your memories playing with the doll and whether she is a feminist icon or not. Our guest for the hour is Alison Halsall, a humanities associate professor at York University and coordinator with the school's Children, Childhood and Youth studies program.
51 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

How is your downtown doing?

We hear stories from across Ontario about downtowns struggling with complex issues around homelessness, addictions and mental health concerns. Kay Matthews, executive director of the Ontario Business Improvement Area Association, says often it's falling on businesses to address these issues and that's slowing down post-pandemic recovery and we hear from Guelph's Mayor Cam Guthrie about a local levy he proposed earlier this year to raise funds to pay for more social supports.
27 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

When does the class divide get in your way?

We explore the stigma and the awkwardness around class and class conflict with author and Toronto Star books editor Deborah Dundas. She's the author of the new book On Class.
51 minutes, 46 seconds
Episode Artwork

What's wrong with how we deal with domestic violence?

After Toronto declared gender-based intimate partner violence an epidemic, joining more than two dozen other Ontario municipalities, we hear from callers about how the system needs to change to better protect families and we hear from Deepa Mattoo, executive director of the Barbara Schlifer Commemorative Clinic in Toronto and Marlene Ham, executive director of the Ontario Association of Interval and Transition Houses, for their perspectives.
51 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

Work permits for newcomers: how bad are the delays?

As Ontario Premier Doug Ford and Toronto Mayor Olivia Chow join forces to lobby the federal government for faster work permits for asylum seekers we hear from Surranna Sandy, chief executive officer of Skills For Change, about what clients at the Toronto-based immigration and refugee agency face waiting for their work papers.
24 minutes, 8 seconds
Episode Artwork

Is it time to blow the whistle on the cost of kids sports?

With the rising cost of fees, equipment and travel many youth sports are feeling out of reach, even for middle income families in Ontario. We hear from head coach Donna Williams with the Peel Panthers women's tackle football program and Sara Restani, a program manager with Kidsport Ontario, to find out more about supports that exist for families struggling to pay. We also hear your stories about whether it's time to cry foul over the cost of sports.
51 minutes, 46 seconds
Episode Artwork

Gardening: sharing the harvest

Paul Zammit, professor of horticulture and environmental studies at Niagara College, shares his tips on ensuring your garden's bounty doesn't go to waste and he takes your calls, from yellowing aloe plants to fairy rings.
27 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

How can we do a better job protecting kids at school?

WARNING: this show discusses child sexual abuse. Julie Ireton, host of the CBC podcast The Banned Teacher and Anne-Marie Robinson, an abuse survivor and co-founder of Stop Educator Child Exploitation, join host Amanda Pfeffer to discuss holes in Ontario's education system that leave children and teens potentially vulnerable to abuse and we take your calls about this issue.
51 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

What's it like on the front lines of forest fires in Ontario?

We hear from Noah Freedman, a fire fighter working to battle blazes in Ontario's north this summer, and from JP Hornick, president of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union, about concerns the union has about dangers fire rangers face in the field and their pay.
51 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

What will it take to solve the housing crisis facing asylum seekers?

For weeks, Toronto-run shelters turned refugees away, leaving many stranded on the streets. We hear from a reverend who's been helping house asylum seekers, Eddie Jjumba, and Toronto immigration consultant Helton Achaye.
51 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

Should life jackets in boats be mandatory for kids?

We speak with Stephanie Bakalar of Lifesaving Society Ontario.
24 minutes, 8 seconds
Episode Artwork

Gardening: Paul Zammit

Professor of Horticulture and Environmental Studies at Niagara College, ...
27 minutes, 48 seconds
Episode Artwork

What's it like to buy a car right now?

CBC senior business reporter Pete Evans tells us about the car market and why it's never been more expensive to buy one and we speak with Greg Layson, a digital editor with Automotive News Canada, about when prices might start to come down.
51 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

What is the most memorable summer job you've had?

Tim Lang, president and chief executive officer with Youth Employment Services (YES), about the job market for young people this summer and Toronto-based comedian Hisham Kelati about a job he thought was the best at 13 years old, but now looks back on it as the absolute worst job he's ever had.
48 minutes, 39 seconds
Episode Artwork

Where have you seen affordable housing work?

We speak with Charles Dowdall, the housing director for Prince Edward County and Brian Marks, the chief administrative officer with the Cochrane District Social Services Administration Board about what they're doing to increase the supply of affordable housing in their communities.
51 minutes, 25 seconds
Episode Artwork

Gardening: How to quench thirsty gardens

Paul Zammit, professor of Horticulture and Environmental Studies at Niagara College, offers up strategies for keeping plants hydrated during the hot summer months without wasting water. He also takes your calls and questions about all things gardening.
26 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

Should air conditioning be mandatory in rentals?

Jacqueline Wilson, a lawyer with the Canadian Environmental Law Association, who says Ontario renters should be protected by maximum temperature bylaws that would require landlords to provide air conditioning if thermostats hit 26 C.
23 minutes, 52 seconds
Episode Artwork

What have you seen happen to your local newspaper?

As talks between the Toronto Star owners and Post Media break down, we speak with two reporters about where this leaves the media industry. Josh Kolm is an editor and writer with Media in Canada and Tara Deschamps is a business reporter and editor who covers the tech industry for The Canadian Press.
51 minutes, 23 seconds
Episode Artwork

What do other generations not understand about your generation?

Our guest for the hour is Jean Twenge, American psychologist and author of the new book Generations that explores how technology shapes each generation for better or worse.
52 minutes, 7 seconds
Episode Artwork

When did a stranger have a profound impact on your life?

We speak with Jesse Stewart an Ottawa a music professor, artist, musician and storyteller. He is debuting a new piece on stage in Ottawa called Chance Encounters, about moments with strangers that changed his life.
51 minutes, 48 seconds
Episode Artwork

Who welcomed you when you arrived in Canada?

Tetiana Piatkovska is a Ukrainian refugee who nominated her host family for a Welcoming Ottawa Award recognizing how important their help was. She is joined by Janet Madume with the Welland Heritage Council and Multicultual Centre which is a settlement organization that helps newcomers find work.
51 minutes, 46 seconds
Episode Artwork

Why is the Canadian military struggling to recruit?

We hear from lawyer and retired colonel Michel Drapeau and retired lieutenant general Andrew Leslie about the problems plaguing the Canadian Armed Forces when it comes to recruiting new members.
51 minutes, 38 seconds
Episode Artwork

Gardening: How do you attack Japanese beetle?

Guest gardening expert Mary Reid talks about why it's important to be on the lookout for a small, green-tinged beetle that could be lurking in your trees and shrubs. She also takes gardening questions from listeners.
27 minutes, 48 seconds
Episode Artwork

Should it be legal to drink in parks?

A committee in Toronto is considering a pilot project to look at legal drinking in 20 city parks. This isn't the first time Toronto has tried to legalize alcohol in parks -- we'll hear from Toronto Centre Coun. Chris Moise about how support for the idea has shifted and why he argues adults should be able to (openly) crack open a cold one in a city park.
24 minutes, 8 seconds
Episode Artwork

How would you grade the 2022-2023 school year?

Our guests for the hour are two Grade 12 students who just graduated, Waterloo Region District School Board student trustee Kenzy Soror and Etobicoke's Ava Esposito. We take calls from listeners under 20 who reflect on how school went this past year.
50 minutes, 19 seconds
Episode Artwork

What do you need to know about the smoke?

We hear from Mark Robinson, a meterologist with the Weather Network, as well as two experts in the field of air quality, Jeff Brook, Associate Professor at the University of Toronto’s Dalla Lana School of Public Health, and Dr. Chung-Wai Chow, the University of Toronto's Division Director of Respirology.
51 minutes, 48 seconds
Episode Artwork

Gardening: How to deal with the new invasive disease attacking trees in Ontario.

Paul Zammit, Professor of Horticulture and Environmental Studies at Niagara College takes your gardening questions, including how to deal with oak wilt, a new invasive disease detected in Ontario.
27 minutes, 48 seconds
Episode Artwork

How is pride different this year?

In the wake of anti-LGBTQ protests around schools and anti-trans legislation spreading in the United States, we hear how Pride celebrations in Ontario feel different this year from the chair of Thunder Pride, Scotia Kauppi.
24 minutes, 9 seconds
Episode Artwork

Toronto elects Olivia Chow as Mayor

Mayor-elect Olivia Chow talks with callers about her historic win as Toronto's first Chinese-Canadian mayor. Plus analysis with StrategyCorp's Sabine Matheson, an advisor to Ontario’s Large Urban Mayors Caucus on provincial relations, on relations between Chow and Premier Doug Ford.
51 minutes, 35 seconds
Episode Artwork

What needs to be returned to where it came from?

We hear from Janis Kahentóktha Monture and Stephanie Danyluk of the Canadian Museum Association on the topic of returning Indigenous belongings to their respective communities.
51 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

What has the Titan got you reflecting on?

We hear from CBC reporter Ryan Cooke for the latest on the search for the submersible and Craig Sopin, a Titanic historian and friend of one of the five passengers on board the Titan. Randy Boswell, an associate professor of journalism at Carleton University, joins later in the show to talk about ethics when it comes to news coverage of this story.
51 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

What went wrong with Paul Bernardo's transfer?

Moving this notorious killer from a maximum to medium securitry prison unleashed outrage and calls for the Public Safety Minister's resignation. CBC Senior Parliamentary Bureau reporter Ashley Burke walks us through who knew what and when. Our guest is criminal lawyer Shane Martínez, an adjunct professor of prison law at Osgoode Hall Law School at York University.
51 minutes, 46 seconds
Episode Artwork

How hard is it to get a skin cancer diagnosis?

Skin cancer is the most common cancer there is. And it's on the rise. But doctors are increasingly disturbed by how often it’s missed. We hear what dermatologists are doing about that with Dr. Mark Kirchhof, Head of Dermatology at the Ottawa Hospital and Toronto dermatologist Dr. Julia Carroll, Project Lead with Melanoma Canada's Mole Mobile screening unit.
51 minutes, 48 seconds
Episode Artwork

Is there more interest in voting this time?

As voters in Toronto and Oxford head to the polls in by elections, we gauge whether people are more invested in the outcome, with Melissa Wong, Director of Engagement and Strategic Initiatves at Social Planning Toronto.
24 minutes, 8 seconds
Episode Artwork

Gardening: How to support pollinators

Timely advice on pollinators, pests, garlic and more with Paul Zammit, Professor of Horticulture and Environmental Studies at Niagara College.
27 minutes, 45 seconds
Episode Artwork

Why some dads take pat but most can't afford to

In Ontario most fathers don't take time off work when their babies are born while in Quebec 80 percent do. The critical difference is Quebec's pat leave is far more generous. But no one disputes that time is critical for everyone involved. Our guests are Drew Soleyn, Director of Dad Central Ontario and Prof. Andrea Doucet, Canada Research Chair in Gender Work and Care at Brock University.
51 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

Is there justice after the charges are dropped?

We hear from lawyer Davin Charney who built his practice around seeking justice for people who face wrongful charges. We also hear from one of his clients, Nathan Salandy.
51 minutes, 45 seconds
Episode Artwork

Is it fair to post online about a bad date?

Facebook groups like Are We Dating the Same Guy offer a platform to warn others about your ex's bad or even criminal behaviour. We explore the pros and cons with Ottawa podcaster Erin Gee, host of Alt-Text as well as internet and privacy lawyer David Fraser.
51 minutes, 20 seconds
Episode Artwork

What is the anti-LGBTQ backlash doing to kids?

We hear from Grade 12 student Patrick Mikkelsen who organized a school walkout to protest the York Catholic District School Board's decision not to fly the Pride flag and Erin Van Moorsel, a Catholic elementary school teacher who sits on the diversity advisory board for the Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Association.
51 minutes, 45 seconds
Episode Artwork

What do interest rate hikes mean for you?

What's bad news for some, is good news for others. Mortgage broker Elan Weintraub helps callers sort out next steps.
24 minutes, 8 seconds
Episode Artwork

Gardening: Giving tropical plants a summer vacation

Taking plants outdoors can lead to battling bugs. Paul Zammit with Niagara College also warns some plants will lose their leaves when they come back indoors. So it's tricky.
27 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

How are you talking to your kids about the smoke?

Seeing the sky clouded with smoke is disturbing for adults and kids alike. But emergency physician Courtney Howard with the Global Climate and Health Alliance says responding proactively as a family goes a long way toward making your child feel safe.
51 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

AG calls on province to be more transparent about environment

Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk and Environment Commissioner Tyler Schulz discuss their latest report on the state of the environment in Ontario. Callers are frustrated with the lack of information on shrinking farmland, greenhouse gases, water quality and more.
51 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

Ontario's trouble keeping emergency departments open

A patchwork of solutions could keep the doors open this summer. But doctors, administrators and callers say the situation is not sustainable. Our guests are Tim Vine with the North Shore Health Network; Dr. Mike Howlett, President of the Canadian Association of Emergency Phyisicians and Chief of Emergency Medicine at Lakeridge Health; and Kemptville District Hospital CEO Frank Vassallo.
51 minutes, 48 seconds
Episode Artwork

How to stop opioid deaths: What's working, what's not?

Heartbreaking first-person stories from family members and physicians describe what's not saving lives. Our guests are Michael Parkinson with the Drug Strategy Network of Ontario and Dr. Andrea Sereda with the Intercommunity Health Centre in London, Ontario.
51 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

This wildfire season, why are you worried?

There are more fires and more evacuations, says Prof. David Martell with U of T's Institute of Forestry and Conservation. And that means we will need more firefighters. But for now, Ontario Fire Information Officer Shayne McCool says, the province is prepared.
24 minutes, 8 seconds
Episode Artwork

Gardening in a hot, dry summer

Niagara College's Paul Zammit's offers advice on choosing plants that can withstand the heat.
27 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

How to Be A Climate Optimist

Calgary-based journalist and author Chris Turner's new book makes a case for why you should not despair because of the global transition to renewable energy.
51 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

Diablo Cody: Why Jagged Little Pill keeps drawing you in

The playwright behind the musical Jagged Little Pill framed around Alanis Morissette's milestone record and callers talk about why the music and lyrics have meant so much to them.
51 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

What are screens doing to your eyes?

Myopia or nearsightedness is increasing. So is strain from the effort to focus for so long. Our guests are Dr. Harry Bohnsack, President of the Canadian Association of Optometrists; and Prof. Debbie Jones, Lead Clinical Scientist at the Centre for Ocular Research and Education at the University of Waterloo.
51 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

Gardening: What to plant in your planter

Advice from Niagara College Horticulture Prof. Paul Zammit on what will thrive in planters; frost damage; preparing for the heat; herbs for northern climates; shade plants for pollinator gardens; and transplanting bulbs and irises.
27 minutes, 48 seconds
Episode Artwork

How bad is referee abuse in youth sport?

The abuse is so bad Ontario Soccer is equipping some refs with body cams. Our guests are Nicole Pagliaro, District Referee Cordinator and Harrassment Officer for the Huronia District Soccer Association; Johnny Misley, CEO of Ontario Soccer; and North Toronto Soccer referee Adrian Tanjala.
51 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

Why Toronto's mayoral election matters to the rest of Ontario

Whether you live in Toronto or not, the candicate that Toronto voters choose will have big implications for Queens Park and you. Our guest is Prof. Zac Spicer at York University’s School of Public Policy and Administration.
24 minutes, 8 seconds
Episode Artwork

What happens when you don't have the money for long-term care?

A recent white paper is recommending Canada look at a public insurance program to pay for services like home care and long-term care homes. We hear from one of the paper's authors, Dr. Samir Sinha, the director of geriatrics at the Sinai Health System and University Health Network, for his take and we hear from you, about the challenges of paying for senior supports which often costs thousands of dollars a month.
51 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

How do new parents set boundaries?

We hear from parent educator Erin Shaheen about the importance of establishing boundaries around grandparents and other loved ones so they know when they are needed and when they're not. We also hear from American author Jane Isay, who wrote a book on the topic from a grandparent's perspective called: "Unconditional Love: A Guide to Navigating the Joys and Challenges of Being a Grandparent Today."
51 minutes, 42 seconds
Episode Artwork

Gardening: Keep your new plants thriving

Paul Zammit tells us how to get your new plants well established this spring. Paul is a Professor of Horticulture and Environmental Studies at Niagara College.
27 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

Domestic violence from the child's perspective

A new law called Keira's Law, named after a 4-year-old found dead alongside her father at the bottom of a cliff, calls on judges to educate themselves about the impact of intimate partner violence on children. Callers who witnessed violence between their own parents describe what they want judges to know about how it affected them. Our guests are Western University psychologist Peter Jaffe with the Centre for Research and Education on Violence Against Women and Children; Keira's mother Jennifer Kagan; and Ontario Attorney General Doug Downey.
51 minutes, 38 seconds
Episode Artwork

Labour shortage in tourism: How bad is it?

Chris Bloore with the Tourism Industry Association of Ontario says the labour shortage is one of the biggest challenges operators face. A bar owner says his business is starting to recover but it is too soon to repay government pandemic loans.
24 minutes, 8 seconds
Episode Artwork

What's the impact of Blackberry?

The movie is creating buzz globally but especially in this province where the smartphone was born. Our guest is Sean Silcoff, co-author of Losing the Signal. We also hear from die hard Blackberry users who still love their phones and others who watched the rise of Blackberry up close.
51 minutes, 48 seconds
Episode Artwork

Head of Expert Panel on MAID and Mental Illness takes your questions

Callers put questions about eligibility, Alzheimer's, poverty and suicide to Dr. Mona Gupta, the psychiatrist who led the federal Expert Panel. Dr. Viren Naik, Medical Director at the Champlain Regional MAiD Network raises concerns about the healthcare system's capacity to provide MAID to people whose sole medical condition is mental illness.
51 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

The Canada Disability Benefit: What's at stake?

Bill C-22 is in third reading at the Senate and policy makers expect it will be adopted before Parliament breaks for the summer. The new Canada Disability Benefit aims to lift tens of thousands of people with disabilities out of poverty. We speak with Sen. Brent Cotter who is sponsoring the bill; and Rabia Khedr, National Director of Disability Without Poverty and former Ontario Human Rights Commissioner.
51 minutes, 48 seconds
Episode Artwork

Five police officers killed: How do you keep cops safe?

Our guests are Scott Blandford, a 30-year veteran of the London Police Service and Program Coordinator at Wilfrid Laurier University's Policing and Public Safety Program, and Chris Williams, co-author of Crisis in Canada’s Policing. We also hear from a range of callers including the father of an officer in training and a police officer from Windsor.
51 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

Gardening: Tips on hardening off your tender plants

As we move closer to frost-free dates, Paul Zammit, Professor of Horticulture and Environmental Studies at Niagara College, tells us how to get annuals and perennials ready for planting. He also answers listener gardening questions.
27 minutes, 48 seconds
Episode Artwork

How hard is it to book a campsite this year?

This year new limits kick in aimed at freeing up more campsites in Ontario's most popular parks. What difference has that made? We hear from callers and camping expert Kevin Callan on how to find a campsite this summer.
24 minutes, 8 seconds
Episode Artwork

Why are you worried about youth vaping?

Canada has some of the world's highest rates of youth vaping. We hear from Dr. Hassan Mir, a cardiologist and Chair of the Ottawa Model of Smoking Cessation about the health impacts of vaping products. We also speak with Rob Cunningham, Senior Policy Analyst with Canadian Cancer Society about the steps Ontario and the federal government could be taking to restrict teens' access to e-cigarettes.
51 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

What embarrassed you about your mom that you grew to admire?

Standup comedians Julie Kim and Hoodo Hersi join us for an hour of cringe-worthy stories of moms and teens. Also, freelance writer Aysha Imtiaz tells us what she's learned about motherhood from her Mom's moxy.
51 minutes, 46 seconds
Episode Artwork

How hard is it to land a job with a criminal record?

More than a million people in Ontario have a record. 15 years after doing time, half are on social assistance. Why? And what's being done to change that? Our guests include Emily O'Brien who started a business while still in prison; Jacqueline Tasca from the John Howard Society of Ontario; Kate Crozier with Community Justice Initiatives in Kitchener; and Ontario Labour Minister Monte McNaughton.
51 minutes, 11 seconds
Episode Artwork

How has the pandemic changed your life?

As the WHO declares the global emergency over, what's the new normal in your work and family life? Our guests are U of T sociologists Prof. Scott Schieman and Prof. Melissa Milkie who are studying how COVID-19 has upended our lives, sometimes for the worse and sometime for the better.
51 minutes, 46 seconds
Episode Artwork

What conversations has the coronation sparked?

Canadians are losing interest in the monarchy. But before you shrug off the new King, Western University History and Indigenous Studies Prof. Cody Groat says this is an opportunity for some important conversations.
24 minutes, 8 seconds
Episode Artwork

Gardening: Tips on dividing perennials

With the spring whether in swing, many perennials are starting to pop up in the garden. Paul Zammit, Professor of Horticulture and Environmental Studies at Niagara College, tells us why now is the right time to start splitting plants.
27 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

Your stories of Gordon Lightfoot

Remembering the man and musician behind some of Canada's most iconic songs, with friend and Juno award-winning classical guitarist Liona Boyd; and documentary filmmakers Martha Kehoe and Joan Tosani.
51 minutes, 46 seconds
Episode Artwork

Has trauma reshaped your family's genetic story?

Dalhousie Prof. Amy Bombay and Carleton Prof. Hymie Anisman share their research into the emerging field of epigenetics and explore with callers how trauma can change the traits passed down from generation to generation.
51 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

After stillbirth and miscarriage, what helps, what hurts?

Pam Conquest experienced both miscarriage and stillbirth, and the silence that often follows. Now she and labour and delivery nurse Jenn Hoar with the Ottawa Hospital Perinatal Bereavement Committee want to take this grief out of the shadows.
51 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

Should police recruits need a post-secondary degree?

Retired Ottawa Police Superintendent Isobel Granger says no. U of T criminologist Akwasi Owusu-Bempah and U of O criminologist Michael Kempa say yes. Hear a spirited debate among people on the front lines of policing.
51 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

Gardening: How to save money on your grocery bill

Even if you live in an apartment without a balcony, you can fill your salad bowl with things you've grown yourself. Tips on how to grow your own greens with Paul Zammit, Professor Horticulture and Environmental Studies at Niagara College.
27 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

The Online Steaming Act: Why do you care?

After more than a year of heated debate, Bill C-11 has passed into law. The controversial legislation requires streaming services like Netflix and Spotify to support Canadian content. National Post Parliamentary reporter Anja Karadeglija sheds some light on what it will mean for viewers and content creators.
24 minutes, 7 seconds
Episode Artwork

What’s your close encounter with wildlife?

Whether it’s a particularly aggressive Canadian Goose or a black bear sighting in your backyard, encounters with wildlife are becoming more common. Shoshana Jacobs, a professor at the University of Guelph’s department of integrative biology shares her own close calls on the job and what you can do to make your next experience with wildlife less frightening and more enlightening.
51 minutes, 46 seconds
Episode Artwork

What is and isn't working to fix the family doctor shortage?

Family physician and research scientist Dr. Tara Kiran invited patients to say what they need for primary care. We’ll hear the results of her research and what callers without primary care say they need. Plus Dr. Mike Green, head of Family Medicine at Queen's University on what they're doing to attract people who want to be family doctors.
51 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

Gardening: When spring brings roller coaster temperatures

A full hour of gardening with Paul Zammit, Professor Horticulture and Environmental Studies at Niagara College. Plus advice on saving money at the grocery store by filling your salad bowl with home-grown greens.
51 minutes, 45 seconds
Episode Artwork

Billions in subsidies for a Volkswagen EV battery plant

Is it good value for money? We take a deep dive into an enormous investment and what it will mean for Ontario, with St. Thomas Mayor Joe Preston, Rachel Doran with Clean Energy Canada, Ring of Fire Metals CEO Kristan Straub and mining strategist Stan Sudol with The Republic of Mining.
51 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

How well are schools teaching kids to read?

The province is promising hundreds of new teachers, millions of dollars for literacy, and early screening tests. Prof. Kathy Hibbert, Associate Dean of Teacher Education at Western University, helps us explore the challenge facing students and teachers still recovering from the pandemic. The TDSB's Ryan Bird describes how a teacher shortage is making things worse.
51 minutes, 46 seconds
Episode Artwork

Striking workers vs government: Whose side are you on?

CCPA Senior Economist David Macdonald crunched the numbers on wages across 91 sectors, looking at who's come out ahead and who's falling behind. Federal workers are falling behind. But callers are divided on their sympathies.
24 minutes, 8 seconds
Episode Artwork

Gardening: Time to deal with invasive plants

Garlic mustard will soon burst into bloom and produce thousands of seeds per plant. It is an invasive species that Paul Zammit says is causing serious problems in wild spaces. Paul Zammit, Professor of Horticulture and Environmental Studies at Niagara College, explains how to keep this plant from spreading.
27 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

How far should you go to save an animal?

Stories of the hard ethical choices pet owners and veterinarians confront, with Ontario Veterinary College professor Dr. Shane Bateman, a clinician in the Emergency and Critical Care service at OVC’s Health Sciences Centre.
51 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

Why have you put off filing your taxes?

Stories of fear and forms that are nearly impossible to understand, with guest Rebekah Smylie from West Neighbourhood House. Plus tax lawyer and CPA David Rotfleisch on reaction to the strike by CRA workers and the resulting service disruptions.
51 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

The tug of war over Ontario Place

The land belongs to the province. But plans for redevelopment have enormous implications for local neighbourhoods. So who should decide its future? Our guests are TVO columnist John Michael McGrath; Ahmed Hussein, the CEO for The Neighbourhood Organization in Thorncliffe Park, and Toronto City Councillor Ausma Malik
51 minutes, 43 seconds
Episode Artwork

Is access to long-term care getting any better?

While some for-profit homes are being turned into condos, other long term care homes are opening. Is it enough? We hear first-person stories of what the wait is like, with guest Dr. Amit Arya, a palliative care physician and board member with Canadian Doctors for Medicare.
51 minutes, 46 seconds
Episode Artwork

Is Ontario failing kids on the autism spectrum?

Heartbroken parents are selling and remortgaging their homes to get their kids treatment. Meanwhile the waiting for services has grown to 60,000 kids. Our guests are Thunder Bay parent Alina Cameron, President of the Ontario Autism Coalition; and Toronto parent Angela Brandt, Past President of the Ontario Autism Coalition.
51 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

How has DNA testing changed your story?

An hour of heartwarming and painful stories. Our guests are University of Pennsylvania sociologist Wendy Roth who is studying Americans and Canadians who have taken these genetic tests; and Ontario's Information and Privacy Commissioner Patricia Kosseim who cautions people to talk about the possible consequences with the whole family.
51 minutes, 48 seconds
Episode Artwork

When you can no longer care for a pet

A Toronto dog named Max is now up for adoption after his owner abandoned him due to financial circumstances. The Toronto Humane Society tracked down the dog's owner. But his story illustrates what can happen when an owner falls on hard times and who is there to help. Our guest is Toronto Humane Society CEO Phil Nichols.
24 minutes, 8 seconds
Episode Artwork

Will new protections for tenants and landlords help?

The province is promising to crack down on renovictions and get rid of the backlog at the Landlord and Tenant Board. Our guests are Hamilton Community Legal Clinic lawyer Mohamad Bsat; and Tony Irwin with the Federation of Rental-housing Providers of Ontario.
51 minutes, 46 seconds
Episode Artwork

Gardening: How to manage and prevent tree damage

Last week's storm toppled trees and branches. Sean James of Sean James Consulting and Design explains what to do about the damage and how to protect your trees from future storm damage.
27 minutes, 48 seconds
Episode Artwork

What's your reaction to John Tory’s resignation?

A wide range of perspectives on revelations that Toronto's mayor had a relationship with a staffer. Our guests are Toronto Star City Hall Bureau Chief David Rider; and Brampton Integrity Commissioner and employment lawyer Muneeza Sheikh.
51 minutes, 46 seconds
Episode Artwork

Why letting your mind wander is important

Why do your best thoughts always come to you in the shower? Why does your phone suck your creativity dry? McGill University neuroscientist Nathan Spreng and Royal Ottawa nurse practitioner Guillaume Tremblay tell us why we all need to drop the phone and let ourselves be bored for a bit.
51 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

Gardening with Paul Zammit: Starting seeds indoors

The do's and don'ts of getting started, with Paul Zammit, Professor of Horticulture and Environmental Studies at Niagara College. Plus advice on broken branches; garlic; bayleaf plants; older seeds; planting grocery store bulbs and more.
27 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

Does the word feminist make you uncomfortable?

Women in male-dominated industries says they don't use it. Others say they don't feel safe calling themselves feminists. But U of T Prof. Shahrzad Mojab from the Women and Gender Studies Institute says women need to name and claim the word.
51 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

Worried that recycling is a waste of time?

York University research scientist Cal Lakhan from the Faculty of Environmental Studies and Urban Change answer callers' worries about whether recycling is worth the effort.
51 minutes, 46 seconds
Episode Artwork

Sean James on adding texture to your garden

Sean James of Sean James Consulting and Design answers questions on design, orchids, milkweed, native plants, mulch around trees and more.
27 minutes, 48 seconds
Episode Artwork

On the three year anniversary of Canada's first COVID case... What do you want to know about what we've learned so far?

Dr. Fahad Razak answers your questions.
50 minutes, 56 seconds
Episode Artwork

Can Ontario's Official Opposition make any difference?

New NDP Leader Marit Stiles on what difference she can make when up against a PC majority.
24 minutes, 8 seconds
Episode Artwork

Gardening: Easter lilies, hyacinths, tulips and daffodils

The grocery stores are filling up with these showstoppers. Paul Zammit, Professor of Horticulture and Environmental Studies at Niagara College, explains how to care for potted bulbs and much more.
27 minutes, 48 seconds
Episode Artwork

Want Mike Schreiner to lead the Ontario Liberals?

Should he stay or should he go? A spirited debate after a group of prominent Liberals invite the Green Party Leader to lead their party. Our guests are John Milloy, a former Liberal Cabinet Minister and a signatory to the Schreiner letter; and Liberal strategist Sharan Kaur.
51 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

Gardening: Trying new tropical plants

Paul Zammit encourages us to branch out a bit with some discoveries he's found, and explains how to care for these sun worshippers. Paul Zammit is a Professor of Horticulture and Environmental Studies at Niagara College and our regular gardening expert.
27 minutes, 46 seconds
Episode Artwork

Thinking of replacing your gas stove?

Dr. Melissa Lem, a family doctor and President of the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment, addresses safety concerns about gas stoves.
24 minutes, 7 seconds
Episode Artwork

Our home on native land: Jully Black sparks a conversation

Changing one word in the national anthem caused an uproar. Now, what do we do about that? Singer songwriter Jully Black and Osgoode Hall's Lori Mishibinijima explore with callers what this wording says about our land.
51 minutes, 46 seconds
Episode Artwork

Why are you concerned about conditions in Ontario jails?

Jennifer Blair tells how her brother Bill Renwick died after being beaten by his cellmate at the Ottawa Carleton Detention Centre. Farhat Rehman with the advocacy group Mothers Offering Mutual Support, and Rebecca Jesseman former Chair of the Community Advisory Board for OCDC, say the government needs to be more accountable.
51 minutes, 43 seconds
Episode Artwork

Is your mortgage making you nervous?

Callers are paying thousands of dollars more each month. Mortgage broker Elan Weintraub offers advice for those feeling the pain.
26 minutes, 57 seconds
Episode Artwork

Are consultants a waste of money?

Depends on expertise of the public servant hiring them, say some callers. Our guest is Carleton University Prof. Amanda Clarke, one of the expert witnesses at the hearings into the federal McKinsey contracts.
51 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

Gardening: This March Break get out and explore

Paul Zammit, Professor of Horticulture and Environmental Studies at Niagara College, shares ideas for March Break and advice for your garden.
27 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

Are you paying for primary care?

You're not alone. Patients describe the hundreds of dollars they're paying to see doctors and nurse practioners for services normally covered by OHIP. Our guests are Prof. Lorian Hardcastle from the faculties of Law and Medicine at the University of Calgary; and Dr. Tara Kiran, a family doctor and research scientist at the University of Toronto’s Department of Family and Community Medicine.
51 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

What you need to know about COVID now

Dr. Fahad Razak, former head of the Science Table and Co-founder of GEMINI, the largest hospital research network in Canada, takes questions on vaccines, masking, long COVID and more. As provincial funding for waste water testing dries up, Dr. Doug Manuel with the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, explains why the data is still important.
51 minutes, 23 seconds
Episode Artwork

Could a 4-day workweek work for you?

Is it too good to be true? No. Lots of employers have tried it right here in Ontario. Our guests are U of T Prof. John Trougakos from the Rotman School of Management, an advisor with the Work Time Reduction Center of Excellence; and NDP MPP Bhutila Karpoche who wants Ontario to establish a commission to look into how to implement a pilot here.
51 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

Is going from grade 10 to apprenticeship a good idea?

Matt Bradley with the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program explains a provincial initiative aimed at getting students into skilled trades sooner. We get reaction from callers and Toronto high student Nathan Godet.
51 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

Abandoned buildings: What problems are they making for your neighbourhood?

Sault Ste. Marie City Councillor Luke Dufour calls on the province to help remove barriers to dealing with these derelict properties. Former Ottawa City Councillor Mathieu Fleury says cities need financial leverage to get the owners to move along.
51 minutes, 46 seconds
Episode Artwork

What worries you about the US?

As Biden and Trudeau prepare to meet, we address Canadians' top concerns with Maryscott Greenwood, CEO of the Canadian American Business Council; and Marjorie Villefranche, Director of Maison d'Haiti.
51 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

Ready for more nuclear?

Ontario has embarked on building a new nuclear reactor at Darlington. We explore the plan with Prof. Jatin Nathwani, Executive Director of the Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy; and hear why environmentalists are so divided on nuclear power. We're joined by Environmental Defence Director Keith Brooks; and Dr. Chris Keefer, President of Canadians for Nuclear Energy and Director of Doctors for Nuclear Energy. CORRECTION: On the original broadcast, Susan O'Donnell was misidentified. She is a member of the Coalition for Responsible Energy Development in New Brunswick and an Adjunct Research Professor at St. Thomas University.
51 minutes, 31 seconds
Episode Artwork

Who is hurt when cities are cash-strapped?

We hear from Toronto City Councillor Lily Cheng, Sabine Matheson, a principal at StrategyCorp Inc., and Burlington Mayor Marianne Meed Ward about what happens if cities don't get the financial support they'd been counting on from provincial and federal governments.
51 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

How does flow help you?

University of Ottawa researchers are using virtual reality to explore how first responders with PTSD could use flow theory to relieve their symtoms. But as we learn from callers and Jeff Puncher from U of O's Faculty of Medicine, flow can help many of us reduce pain and panic, and improve performance.
24 minutes, 8 seconds
Episode Artwork

Gardening with Paul Zammit: Growing sprouts indoors

Plus advice on grass in the veggie garden; Boston ferns; suggestions for low flowering shrubs; lemon trees; a weed called Shaggy Soldier aka Sticky Ricky; propogating curry leaf plant; and more. Our gardening expert is Paul Zammit, Professor of Horticulture and Environmental Studies at Niagara College.
27 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

Should Ontario pay for birth control like BC?

Dr. Hava Starkman with the advocacy group Cover ContraceptiON argues that utimately it would save the province money.
24 minutes, 8 seconds
Episode Artwork

Gardening: When to clean up your yard

Before you get too vigorous with the rake and pruning shears, our expert gardener Paul Zammit has some advice for you.
27 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

What happened when your rent went up?

First-person stories of rent increases. Dania Majid, a lawyer with the Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario; and London landlord Mike Rosehart tell us what they think could help tenants.
51 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

Thinking of Turkey and Syria?

As the earthquake's death toll climbs, key players reflect on the challenge ahead. Our guests are Ayham Taha with CARE Turkiye; Hulya Gunay, President of the Turkish Canadian Cultural Association; Prof. Zheger Hassan, Co-director of Western University's Middle East and North Africa Research Group; and H.E. Kerim Uras, the Turkish Ambassador to Canada.
51 minutes, 8 seconds
Episode Artwork

Gardening trends for 2023

Paul Zammit, Professor of Horticulture and Environmental Studies at Niagara College, shares some of the gardening trends to keep an eye on this year.
27 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

Are you rethinking your drinking habits?

Canada's new recommendations on alcohol lay out a continuum of drinking risks, including cancer. More with Dr Peter Butt, co-chair of the Scientific Expert Panel on Low-Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines.
51 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

Want more speed cameras?

Dinged drivers debate whether the cameras are making Ontario roads safer. Rob Wilkinson with the Traffic Injury Research Foundation says research shows they are effective but they're not the only answer.
24 minutes, 8 seconds
Episode Artwork

Why you're worried about people sleeping outdoors this winter?

Callers with first-hand experience describe the lack of warming centres, mental health and addictions counselling, or supportive housing. Our guests are Jennifer Van Gennip, Co-chair of Ontario Alliance to End Homelessness; and Kingston Mayor Brian Paterson.
51 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

For parents returning to the office, how hard is it to get childcare?

Federal public servants are mandated to return to in-person work this winter and early spring after working remotely for three years, and some of those with children are struggling to find spots for their children in extended day programs.
24 minutes, 8 seconds
Episode Artwork

How easy is it to get bail?

First-hand accounts from accused, police, lawyers, and victims of crime. Our guests are criminal defence lawyers Royland Moriah and Lysandra Moreno; and York Regional Police Chief Jim MacSween, a former President of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police.
51 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

Your stories behind the healthcare budget numbers

What do you want the finance people to know? Ontario's Financial Accountability Officer Peter Weltman; emergency and family physician Dr. Bernard Ho; and UHN President Dr. Kevin Smith talk with callers about what the government has budgeted to address the healthcare crisis.
51 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

Homelessness: What does it take to get off the street?

First person stories with life and death in the balance. The province has earmarked new money. Is it enough? London Mayor Josh Morgan and Kingston City Councillor Gregory Ridge describe one of the most pressing challenges facing their cities.
51 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

Why do you want to remove your tattoo?

Looks like a barcode. Not right with the wedding dress. The reasons why people don't love their tattoo anymore and how to get rid of it, with Carmen VanderHeiden Brodie, co-founder of Removery; and Tiffany Pioli-York, the Anti-Human Trafficking Co-ordinator with Sudbury and Area Victim Services.
51 minutes, 46 seconds
Episode Artwork

How hard is it to pray in public?

VIA Rail apologizes after a security guard tells a Muslim man not to pray in the Ottawa station. Human rights lawyer Aleem Bharmal with the Canadian Muslim Lawyers Association explains your rights around practicing religious freedom in a public space.
24 minutes, 8 seconds
Episode Artwork

The impact of online hate on women and girls?

It affects your career trajectory, activism. Guylaine Maroist's documentary Backlash: Misogyny in the Digital Age reveals how online attacks and threats of violence on women and girls as young as 11 silences them.
58 minutes, 7 seconds
Episode Artwork

What's life like after 100?

Centenarians are the fastest growing demographic in Canada. Hear Ontario Science Centre volunteer Jean Waddington Moffet reflect on her long life; along with documentary filmmaker Susan Papp; and Dr. Samir Sinha, Director of Health Policy Research at the National Insititute on Aging.
53 minutes, 1 second
Episode Artwork

Stolen bikes: Stories of getting them back

Some callers took the law into their own hands. Ottawa cyclist Lidiane Cunha tracked down her stolen bike and got it back with help from social media and the police.
24 minutes, 8 seconds
Episode Artwork

Rethinking the TikTok app on your phone?

We explore the risks with Prof. Benjamin Fung, the Canada Research Chair in Data Mining for Cybersecurity at McGill University; and Aron Feuer, Managing Director of Cybersecurity for Valencia which is advising its clients to remove the app.
51 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

Tyre Nichols' death: How do you process something so brutal?

Our guests are Toronto grief and trauma therapist Rev. Sky Starr; and registered clinical psychologist Dr. Natasha Williams, Chair of the Association of Black Psychologists' Toronto Chapter.
51 minutes, 43 seconds
Episode Artwork

The oath to the King: Is it time to make it optional?

Prescott is considering a motion calling on the Ontario government to scrap a requirement that elected officials swear an oath to King Charles III. Our guest is columnist James Culic with Niagara This Week.
24 minutes, 8 seconds
Episode Artwork

Should you have the right not to be fun at work?

A wrongful dismissal case inspired this hour of frank storytelling about team building exercises. Our guests are Prof. John Trougakos from the Rotman School of Management; and employment and labour lawyer Malini Vijaykumar.
54 minutes, 36 seconds
Episode Artwork

Sowing seeds in winter

There may be snow in your backyard. But Paul Zammit says that's Mother Nature's blanket. Paul is a Professor of Horticulture and Environmental Studies at Niagara College and our regular gardening expert.
27 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

Do you want closer ties with the US and Mexico?

As the leaders of Canada, the US and Mexico meet for the NALS, we drill down on the state of our relationship with our neighbours to the south, with Sen. Peter Boehm, Chair of the Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade; and former US Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman.
51 minutes, 46 seconds
Episode Artwork

What does falling in love feel like?

Can't think straight? Butterflies? Can't sleep. Stories of the mindblowing biology of falling in love, with Kinsey Institute biological anthropologist Helen Fisher.
51 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

Chinese Canadians speak out about foreign interference

We open the lines to hear what Chinese Canadians think of Canada's response to allegations of intimidation and harassment. Our guests are Cheuk Kwan with the Toronto Association for Democracy in China; and Gloria Fung, with Canada-Hong Kong Link.
51 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

What are the gifts of sobriety?

Chief Jeff Copenace of Onigaming First Nation tells a powerful story of hope and his hopes for his people.
51 minutes, 49 seconds
Episode Artwork

On the anniversary of a full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine

Who or what are you thinking of? Our guests are U of T International Relations Prof. Aurel Braun with the Centre for Russian and East European Studies; and grade 8 student Diana Dementieva and principal Lily Hordienko from St. Demetrius School in Etobicoke.
51 minutes, 45 seconds
Episode Artwork

What's wrong with report cards?

Is there a disconnect between what students get out of report cards and what teachers hope they take away? This March break, we open the lines to students and parents to find out. Our guests are Kenzy Soror, a Grade 12 student at Cameron Heights Collegiate in Kitchener and Student Trustee for the Waterloo Region District School Board; and Nathan Rickey, a doctoral student at Queens University in Kingston who is part of a team of researchers studying educational assessment and evaluation.
51 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

Becoming a Canadian citizen

What difference did becoming a Canadian citizen make for you? A conversation with Hassan Al Kontar, who gave his citizenship oath last week, after fleeing Syria and being stranded seven months at an airport in Malaysia. And Citizenship Judge Rania Sfeir, who came to Canada from Lebanon.
51 minutes, 35 seconds
Episode Artwork

Gardening: Assessing your garden in winter

Paul Zammit, Professor of Horticulture and Environmental Studies at Niagara College, recommends reviewing the winter bones of the gardens in your neighbourhood to see what stands out, noting the evergreens and winter stems.
27 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

What do you do when you can't afford groceries?

The federal government is promising a one-time GST rebate to help lower income Canadians pay for groceries. Lawyer Shalini Konanur with the South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario says lots of Canadians will still fall through the cracks.
51 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

Colorectal cancer rising among younger adults

Stories from the front lines of the fight against on the second deadliest cancer in Canada, with medical oncologist Dr. Michael Raphal from Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre; and gastrointestinal medical oncologist Dr. Sharlene Gill from BC Cancer.
51 minutes, 46 seconds
Episode Artwork

Chronic pain: What makes a difference?

One of Canada's foremost experts on chonic pain Dr. Hance Clarke, Director of Pain Services at TGH and Medical Director of the Pain Research Unit at U of T joins us for a conversation about how patients are finding relief.
51 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

Travelling with a disability: What goes wrong?

Broken and lost wheelchairs. Interminable waits. No accessible taxis, shuttles or hotels. Maayan Ziv, Founder and CEO of AccessNow and comedian Michael Lifshitz talk with callers about their jaw-dropping experiences with travel.
51 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

What you need to know about Ozempic

Demand for this Type 2 diabetes drug is surging so much there's a temporary shortage in Ontario. But University of Toronto pharmacist Jennifer Lake explains why you may need to be cautious about taking it.
24 minutes, 8 seconds
Episode Artwork

Mommy Brain: The best and worst

Parents' funny stories of forgetfulness, and of amazing super powers too. Our guest is neuroscientist Liisa Galea, the Treliving Family Chair in Women's Mental Health at CAMH.
51 minutes, 46 seconds
Episode Artwork

What our reaction to Trump's indictment says about ourselves

Whether it's anger or glee, our feelings about the former president are polarizing this country. We dive into those reactions with Gordon Pennycook, Associate Professor of Behavioural Science at the Hill/Levene Schools of Business at the University of Regina; and President of EKOS Research Frank Graves.
51 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

Why Canada's spanking law is complicated

Nova Scotia Senator Stan Kutcher wants Section 43 of the Criminal Code repealed. The law offers parents a legal defence for using corporal punishment. But Queen's University law Prof. Lisa Kelly raises concerns about what that could mean for families.
51 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

What does it take to make friends?

The pandemic left many feeling isolated and lonely. Miriam Amdur set out to make 52 friends this year. She joins us along with registered psychotherapist-qualifying Jessica Zhang for an hour of stories about making meaningful connections.
51 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

Feeling safe on public transit?

Violent incidents, homelessness and mental illness are shaking riders' confidence. Toronto City Councillor Shelley Carroll, the TTC's Stuart Green and Jennifer Chambers from the Empowerment Council join us to discuss the root causes and solutions.
51 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

Outsourcing surgeries to the private sector

Ontario is ramping up the number of surgeries performed in private clinics, in hopes of easing the massive backlog. Your stories on the difference it could make, with Prof. Colleen Flood, University of Ottawa Research Chair in Health Law and Policy; and Dr. Danielle Martin, Chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at University of Toronto.
51 minutes, 46 seconds
Episode Artwork

Delays at Ontario's Human Rights Tribunal

A backlog of thousands of cases at the human rights tribunal is leaving many Ontarians waiting months— even years —to see their cases of alleged discrimination addressed. More on the problems those delays are creating and the calls for change. With guests Kathy Laird, former adjudicator at the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, and Piera Savage, staff lawyer at the Black Legal Action Centre.
51 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

Students using AI. Is it cheating or just another tool?

A debate about the ethics and how we learn. Our guest is Western University Prof. Luke Stark from the Faculty of Information and Media Studies.
51 minutes, 46 seconds
Episode Artwork

What do Canadians need to know about foreign interference?

How to get to the bottom of China's efforts to interfere in Canadian elections? An eye-opening discussion with Toronto Star reporter and author Joanna Chiu and Senator Ian Shugart, a former Clerk of the Privy Council who chaired the Critical Election Incident Public Protocol panel in the 2019 federal election.
51 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

Gardening: Adding international flavours to your garden

How to grow yardlong beans, bitter melon, okra, and bok choy. Advice from our expert gardener Paul Zammit, Professor of Horticulture and Environmental Studies at Niagara College.
27 minutes, 48 seconds
Episode Artwork

How hard is it for women to make it in skilled trades?

Ayat Choukeir left physiotherapy for a career in construction and hasn't looked back. There are great opportunity says, Gurpreet Chana with Women's Enterprise Skills Training of Windsor (WEST) but there are barriers too.
51 minutes, 47 seconds