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Past Episodes: September 2012 Archives

SUNDAY September 30

0700 Accent On Toronto is back. CBC Toronto's annual laughfest will present its eleventh edition on October 17 at The Music Hall on Danforth. You can purchase tickets by visiting the Ticketmaster website.

0730 It's called "The Clock". It's the work of world-renowned sound and video artist Christian Marclay. And it's an intriguing homage to the portrayal of time...in the movies. Currently, people in Southern Ontario have a rare opportunity to experience "The Clock". It's at The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery in Toronto.
And the Power Plant's director, Gaëtane Verna gave guest host Mike Ewing a sense of what it's all about.
Listen audio (runs 12:07)
"The Clock" is available for viewing at The Power Plant until November the 25th. All the details are at The Power Plant's website.

0800 Brush your teeth! Dentists and parents constantly repeat that refrain. But what toothbrush should you use? Citizen Talin investigated. She shared her findings with Mary Ito. Listen to that conversation at Citizen Talin's column.

0830 Weekends were made for sports...and sports fans. But what is it about being a fan that creates allegiances to teams...and to fellow fans? York University's Richard Lalonde is a social psychyologist. He's also a sports fan himself. He and guest host Mike Ewing tackled the topic.
Listen audio (runs 12:32)
If you'd like to know more about Professor Lalonde, check out Richard's York University website.


SATURDAY September 29

0600 The fine art of lying is the topic on today's episode of WireTap on CBC Radio One. That's at 3:30 p.m. The show has just launched a cool contest. It's inviting listeners to submit animated versions of WireTap. There's a great prize. Check out the WireTap website for details.

0700 Accent On Toronto is back. CBC Toronto's annual laughfest will present its eleventh edition on October 17 at The Music Hall on Danforth. You can purchase tickets by visiting the Ticketmaster website.

0730 The Rwandan Genocide was the 1994 mass murder of an estimated 800,000 people in the East African state of Rwanda. An orphanage called Gisimba saved the lives of hundred of parentless children. One of the people who helped the orhpahange survive was an American named Carl Wilkens. He came to Toronto this past week for a fundraiser for Gisimba...and that's where Mary Ito talked with him.
Listen audio (runs 11:33)
For more information about the orphanage, you can visit the Gisimba website.

0800 When the topic is the weather, the man to turn to is David Phillips. He's senior climatologist at Environment Canada. And he joined Mary to consider what we can expect from autumn weather patterns.
Listen audio (runs 13:23)
David is also the creator of The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar. The 2013 edition has just been released. If you'd like to know more, visit the Weather Trivia Calendar's website.

0830 Grocery shopping is a commonplace activity for many weekend consumers. But there's more to the retail grocery landscape than you might think. Change is in the air. John Scott is president of the Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers. He dropped by to educate Mary.
Listen audio (runs 9:25)
The Federation's website is an excellent source for information about food safety warnings in Canada.

CBC Sports Day in Canada


This is Sports Day in Canada. It's a national celebration of sport at all levels. And CBC is your link to all of the action. Scott Russell will host CBC Television's coverage of Sports Day from Niagara Falls. You can get all the details at the Sports Day In Canada website.