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Ontario Today

Ontario Today invites listeners to get together for a province-wide conversation about the stories that affect you.

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Chapter 1: Not if, how

A drunken tarot card reading returns Michelle to 1999, when she first met The Scientist (soon to be The Husband) and all was filled with promise.

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Making the leap to Canada

What's it really like for people building a new life in Canada?

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Explainer: North Korea's nukes

North Korean nuclear threat could lead to long term climatic consequences.

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Narcos location scout murder

Journalist Diana Washington Valdez says the murder of Carlos Muñoz Portal might have been prevented if Netflix had done more to ensure his safety.

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Should Aung San Suu Kyi lose her Nobel Peace Prize?

How can this leader go from being revered by fellow Nobel Laureates, called friend by Barack Obama, to being accused of ethnic cleansing?

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Is government ignoring PSWs and their patients? Pt 2

Families and patients to speak up.

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Is government ignoring PSWs and their patients?

Pt 1 of 2: Personal support workers tell how underpaid they are, and call for a governing body that would standardize pay, training and complaints.

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Should the PC Leader say sorry to the Premier?

Kathleen Wynne has given Patrick Brown 6 weeks to apologize.

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Dramatic dahlias

Advice from Ontario Today's resident gardener Ed Lawrence.

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Consumer champion Ellen Roseman

The Toronto Star's consumer advocate explains how to win when you go up against airlines, door-to-door salespeople and car dealers.

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The Premier testifying in court: How big a deal is this?

Kathleen Wynne testifies in the trial of two senior Liberals facing charges under the provincial Election Act. Reaction with Prof. David Tabachnick.

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Ontario PC Leader calls Liberal threat of legal action diversionary tactic

Patrick Brown refuses to comment on demand for apology over statement about the Premier's participation in the Sudbury bribery trial. He also says, delay $15 minimum wage.

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The Ontario plan to manage the sale and distribution of marijuana

What you like and what you don't. Open lines with CAMH research scientist Dr. Benedikt Fischer and dispensary owner David Ferkul.

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Why you can't take your eyes off these storms

Open lines with former Canadian ambassador to Cuba Mark Entwistle.

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Gardening

Advice from Ed Lawrence, Ontario Today's resident gardener.

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Phew! It's September

After a summer of planning for their kids, parents are breathing a sigh of relief, it's all over.

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Is warning women about the dangers of drinking sexist or common sense?

A debate over an anti-drinking ad that was pulled for being too sexist.

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Sir John A. with Senator Murray Sinclair, former head of the TRC

Sen. Sinclair says it's okay to be angry but don't use all the energy on the past, and work to elevate important Indigeneous people.

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Gardening: Ed's 35th anniversary

Ed Lawrence has been giving gardening advice on CBC Radio for 35 years.

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Your summer soundtrack, with Kellylee Evans.

The song you listened to all summer long.

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Can a racist change?

Open lines with Tony McAleer, a former skinhead and co-founder of Life After Hate, a group that helps people leave white supremacy groups.

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Who's winning on the shoreline? You or the geese?

Swans, dogs, transport trucks, destroying eggs, replanting shorelines. The lengths people go to scare away Canada geese.

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Can the brain conquer pain?

One man's battle to get his life back, plus open lines with Dr. Hance Clarke, the Medical Director of Pain Research at the University Health Network.

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Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister takes calls on Phoenix

Federal public servants who've been waiting as long as 18 months to resolve problems with their paycheques put their case to the government.

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Gardening with Ed Lawrence

Advice on tomato blight; replenishing soil in container garden; and what's attacking hostas and Solomon's seal.

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Tales of teenage road trips

Stories and songs with a high school basketball coach who spent 30 years on the road.

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Sir John A. Macdonald on trial

A teachers' union wants to rename schools named after this Father of Confederation, calling him an architect of genocide.

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When you don't know how to swim

The death of a 15-year-old has forced a deep investigation. Jeremiah Perry didn't know how to swim but somehow ended up on a school canoe trip.

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Take it down or keep it?

Things have boiled over in the US, and there's tension in Canada too over statues and buildings commemorating racist historical figures.

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Why the fascination with the solar eclipse?

Open lines with an astrophysicist who always grabs a front row seat.

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Gardening: A chorus line of carrots

A listener sent a photograph of carrots with multiple twisty legs. Plus your bizarre harvest and advice from our resident gardener Ed Lawrence.

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Do you taste or click first?

A conversation for snap happy foodies and the people who put up with them, with GTA food photographer Lauren Cheong.

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I`m black. Robert E. Lee is my ancestor

Open lines with Karen Finney, a descendant of the Confederate general whose statues have become a flash point for white supremacists in the US.

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Your brain on games

Open lines with one of the first research scientists to find proof that you can lose grey matter by playing video games.

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Why let kids on social media before 13?

Parents decisions about launching their kids on Instragram, Snapchat, Facebook and online gaming. Open lines with IT professional Paul Davis of Social Networking Safety.

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Ready to go cashless?

Restarants, airlines and a growing number of customers are refusing to bother with bills and coins. Business owner David Segal predicts, 5 years from now it won't even be a topic of conversation.

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Gardening: MosaiCanada

Plus, lots of blooms but no zuccinis? No worries, says Ed Lawrence, Ontario Today's resident gardener.

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Hitchin' a ride

Adventures on the road.

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Growing up in the family business

The sacrifices, the stories and the lessons learned when family life revolves around a family firm.

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After Opioids

Opioids hijack your brain and change your ability to feel pleasure. So, is there life after an opioid addiction? with a former teen addict and a psychiatrist.

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Trapped on the tarmac: Should it be illegal?

Air Transat passengers spent 6 hours on the tarmac in Ottawa with no food or air conditioning.

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What are you harvesting?

Ed Lawrence is Ontario Today's resident gardener.

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Singlism: Is it time for more respect?

Statistics Canada says, there are now more people living on their own than households with couples raising children. Are singles getting a fair shake?

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Your workplace ever feel like this White House?

A job that lasts less than 2 weeks; everyone jumping ship. Sound familiar? Open lines with HR consultant Lisa Kay.

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Using your body to protect yourself

The link between obesity and childhood trauma and sexual abuse, with psychiatrist Dr. Sanjeev Sockalingam.

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What the wet summer has cost business

Environment Canada is calling it the year of the big wet. Some seasonal businesses say they are hanging on by their fingernails.

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Gardening in the year of the "big wet"

Tomatoes and peppers are late. Ed Lawrence's advice on what to do about a water-logged garden.

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When you posed as somebody else

Open lines with a liar for hire, a security expert whom banks hire to test whether he can break in and steal stuff.

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Is CRISPR's gene-editing technology exciting or scary?

If you could change your genes to eliminate disease, maybe even your own, would you? Well, you can. Now what?

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What needs to change in foster care and group homes?

Rethinking foster care and group homes

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Tax fairness or tax grab?

The government wants to stop self-employed people from using private corporations to spread income among family members to save on tax.

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The CSI of horticulture

A call to our gardening show about Creelman lilies ignited excitement at the Royal Botantical Gardens in Burlington. Scientists there have been searching the globe for years for these flowers. Is the case finally solved?

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The worst restaurant customers

The stories restaurant staff tell after the customers leave, with restaurateur and author Jen Agg.

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Should doctors be forced to refer?

Ontario doctors who refuse to perform an assisted death are required to refer patients to a physician who will. Some argue that infringes on their constitutional rights.

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The end of car ownership

In an era of ride sharing and automated public transit and cars, predictions are fewer and fewer people will own cars. Many millenials are already there. So why own car?

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When police pull back

What happens when officers shy away from public scrutiny by being less pro-active in their policing to avoid complaints. Our guest says officers are changing their approach but not for the better.

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Interest rates up. Now what?

The Bank of Canada raised its key interest rate for the first time in seven years. Was that the sound of the other shoe dropping?

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Gardening: Tangling with weeds

Keep 'em or rip 'em out? Advice from Ontario Today's resident gardener Ed Lawrence.

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When did divorce guilt make you a bad parent?

Open lines with therapist Nataxja Cini on how guilt can change parenting for the worse.

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What doesn't work about your office work space?

Open lines with a Deloitte executive who redesigned the office workspace so that employees no longer have assigned desks.

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Are you warming up to electric cars?

Automakers are releasing more models for the masses, and the Ontario government will help you pay for them. Open lines with Cara Clairman, the head of Plug 'n Drive, on whether you're sold.

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Elder abuse : What did you see?

Ottawa lawyer Daniel Nassrallah was shocked to see a PSW punching his grandfather after installing a camera in his room at a long term care home.

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How to attract wildlife to your garden

What you plant can bring Hummingbirds, butterflies and tree frogs to your yard, and help create a habitat where native species thrive.

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The key to a restful vacation

Open lines with Alex Pang, author of Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less.

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What does Canada owe Omar Khadr?

An open line debate about whether $10.5m is fair compensation for what the former Guantanamo Bay prisoner went through.

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Kicked out of school: Was it fair?

Half of students expelled from Toronto schools are black. Open lines with lawyer Renatta Austin.

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Was Canada 150 a money-maker?

Politicians say every dollar they spend on anniversary celebrations generates more. But few callers saw a boost in sales.

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Gardening: A national flower for Canada

Master Gardeners of Ontario held a vote to choose to a national flower. Bunchberry is the winner. Plus gardening advice with Ed Lawrence.

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Marking Canada's big birthday

From duct tape to canoes, Canadians mark Canada 150 in fun and quirky ways.

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Compensated by the airline?

Get to know your rights when flights are delayed or cancelled. A former airline worker, on how to get cash compensation from the airlines.

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Your best photograph ever

Open lines with photographer Nikos Kokkas with Greece Photo Workshops. His first rule: there are no rules.

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What it takes to stop partying so hard

Open lines on the turning point when you're partying so hard that it hurts.

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Nearly 40 Ontario schools close this week

How you say goodbye to a school for good. Students at a Bruce County school walked out of closing ceremonies in one final act of defiance.

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Gardening for Canada 150

How gardeners are saying Happy Canada Day.

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Metis artist Christi Belcourt calls reconciliation a farce

Why the Indigenous artist whose stained glass window on Parliament Hill commemorates residential school survivors and the 2008 apology has given up on Canada.

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Bullied over the breast?

The message that breast is best can end up shaming women. Correction: During this show, Prof. Courtney Jung said, no women in Scandinavia breastfeed exclusively. This is not true. Some Scandinavian women give their babies only breast milk.

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