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CBC Radio One Fall Season Launches

The third season of CBC Radio One's Canadian Comedy Award winning This Is That starts Saturday Sept. 8

The new Fall season on CBC Radio One gets under way on Labour Day with your favourites set to return to the airwaves. It's a brand new season for Q with Jian GhomeshiThis Is That returns for a third season; and The Current with Anna Maria Tremonti will celebrate its 10th anniversary.

"Over the past year, CBC Radio One has seen record audiences. There has been amazing response to our programming, whether Canadians listen on the radio, on their computer or on their phone," said Chris Boyce, executive director, CBC Radio. "This new season is going to offer Canadians even more top quality programming that they just can't find anywhere else."

Here's what's in store for CBC Radio One this fall:

The Current - weekdays at 8.30am (9am NT)

Returning on Tuesday, September 4, Anna Maria Tremonti and The Current will celebrate their tenth anniversary on CBC Radio. The season will start with the first edition of a season long series looking at life's difficult choices, Line in the Sand: Dilemmas That Define Us.

We went behind the microphone with Anna Maria Tremonti, to see what makes her and the show tick:

Q with Jian Ghomeshi - weekdays at 10am and 10pm (10.30am and 10.30pm NT)

Jian and team will be back with a brand new season with all the features you know and love. Of course, some of the most interesting minds and entertaining talents will join Jian in Studio Q. Starting things off are Salman Rushdie and Deepa Mehta - who have teamed up to make the long anticipated Midnight's Children movie. You can also expect music in the coming weeks from the likes of Stars, Divine Fits and St. Vincent.

Day 6 - Saturdays at 10am (10.30am NT)

Brent Bambury returns with Day 6, giving listeners a fresh take on the week's news, current affairs, pop culture, internet, lifestyle and leisure.

This Is That - Thursdays at 11.30am (12noon NT) and 11pm (11.30pm NT) and Saturdays at 11am (11.30am NT)

The completely improvised This Is That returns on Saturday, September 8. Fresh from their Canadian Comedy Award win for Best Radio Show, the This Is That duo of Pat Kelly and Peter Oldring will not just cover the issues, they'll completely fabricate them.

White Coat, Black Art - Mondays at 11.30am (12noon NT)

Dr. Brian Goldman will be back talking you into the the ER for a candid look at the Canadian health care system and how it works. The season kicks off with an in-depth look at drug shortages in the country and why your health may be at risk as a result. You can expect even more from Dr. Goldman too over the course of the season, like the role of alternative medicine.

Radio One's current affair and news programs will also return for new seasons, like As It Happens, The House, World at Six and World Report. Other returning programs include The Sunday Edition; Quirks & Quarks; The Debaters; Ideas (including the 51st year of The Massey Lectures); Spark; The Next Chapter; Writers & Company; and Definitely Not The Opera.

We went behind the mic with DNTO host Sook-Yin Lee, check out the video below:

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