As Ontario experiences one of its most virulent flu seasons in approximately a decade, the Agenda discusses how the province is faring today on preventable health care. We’ve come a long way since the Spanish flu swept through the province 100 years ago, but is enough being done to keep people healthy? Are flu shots […]
Subscribe to VICE News here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News This is the February 20, 2018 FULL EPISODE of VICE News Tonight on HBO. 3:17 After last week’s shooting in Parkland, Florida, VICE News asks the students of Stoneman Douglas, “What should America do to stop school shootings?” 11:20 South African President Jacob Zuma resigned last Wednesday evening … […]
Life has thrown her a few curve balls. She is a mother, author and performer … Adiba Nelson is a force of nature. Producer/Editor: Sandra Westdahl Photographer: Arlene Islas
Family and friends of slain Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov unveiled a street sign renamed in his honor in front of the Russian Embassy in Washington D.C. on February 27. Members of the U.S. Congress and D.C. Council officials also attended the ceremony. (Reuters) Originally published at – https://www.rferl.org/a/boris-nemtsov-plaza-washington/29066220.html
In this excerpt from “Bitter Rivals: Iran and Saudi Arabia,” correspondent Martin Smith reports from inside regime-held areas of Syria on the conflict’s roots — and explores how Iran’s support for Bashar al-Assad has helped fuel one of the most brutal wars in modern times. Subscribe on YouTube: http://bit.ly/1BycsJW The two-part FRONTLINE series “Bitter Rivals: […]
https://democracynow.org – As the state of Pennsylvania and the city of Philadelphia begin probes into racist lending practices, Pennsylvania state Senator Vincent Hughes urges constituents to pull their money from banks denying home loans to people of color. This comes after a recent investigation by Reveal found African-American mortgage applicants in Philly are almost three […]
Laura talks with two pairs of young activists about their work. Jessica Campbell of the Rural Organizing Project and Lou Murrey of the Stay Together Appalachia share tips on combating the right in rural communities. Then, Winona Guo and Priya Vulchi share their high school project – a crowdsourced racial literacy curriculum.
Czech authorities released Salih Muslim, a prominent Syrian Kurdish leader, on February 27 after three days’ detention, rejecting a Turkish extradition request. Ankara claims that Muslim’s political party in Syria is a “terrorist group,” and links it to Kurdish insurgents fighting in Turkey. Originally published at – https://www.rferl.org/a/syrian-kurdish-leader-salih-muslim/29065978.html
https://democracynow.org – A shocking new investigation by Reveal and the Center for Investigative Reporting has uncovered evidence that African Americans and Latinos continue to be routinely denied conventional mortgage loans, even at rates far higher than their white counterparts, across the country. According to the piece, the homeownership gap between whites and African Americans is […]
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If British Columbia didn’t want Alberta’s pipeline, then Alberta didn’t want B.C.’s wine. That’s mostly behind them now, but the spat highlighted the fact that trade barriers remain part of the economic and political life of our country. The Agenda welcomes Shachi Kurl, Executive Director of the Angus Reid Institute, for some insight into how […]
Canada has always been a trading nation, and in the most recent phase of globalization, has signed on to free trade agreements with countries around the world. But free trade within its own borders is more problematic. To discuss this issue The Agenda welcomes the Conference Board of Canada’s Craig Alexander, and Rafael Gomez, Director […]
People shouldn’t feel guilty about spending money on things that they can afford, says financial planner Shannon Lee Simmons in her new book, “Worry-Free Money.” The Agenda discusses how emotions shape spending.
Most people may not associate Southern Arizona with black history, but a group of people are working to change that. From the first non-native to ever come to the southwest, to the role Buffalo Soldiers played in settling the state, Arizona has been influenced and shaped by people of African descent for nearly 500 years. […]
Joronda Montaño is turning her painful past into a positive force for change—fighting substance abuse, rising suicide rates, and the toll of trauma and violence one kid at a time. Producer: Gisela Telis Videographer/Editor: Bob Lindberg