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Past Episodes: January 2012 Archives

Winter Cycling

How cold is too cold for an avid winter cyclist? Never, it would seem. Today, 150 cyclists gathered outside of City Hall to celebrate winter biking. Laura heard from Andrea Garcia, the Director of Advocacy for the Toronto Cyclists Union. Listen audio (runs 5:15)

You can check out "365 Days of Cycling: An Evening of Art and Cycling" this Thursday at 7 PM, at 720 Bathurst Street.


Toronto Sound Map

For many people, the hum and buzz of the city is just noise pollution. But it's music to the ears of some Ryerson researchers. They're using the sounds of the streets to compose an ode to Toronto that paints a unique portrait of the city. The staff at the sound lab have spent the last two years recording Toronto. And they demonstrate that idea with the Toronto Sound Map, which has over 500 soundscapes of different areas. Here and Now contributor Lily Ames caught up with Frank Russo, the head of the Toronto Sound Map to hear what Toronto sounds like. Listen audio (runs 3:27)


A Question of Multiculturalism?

The verdict in the Shafia murder cases is making global news, but here at home, Tarek Fatah, founder of the Muslim Canadian Congress says this case should force all of us to re-examine multiculturalism. Laura spoke to him to find out why. Listen audio (runs 7:37)