As It HappensThe Gift of the MagiDec 19, 2014 | 13:11Words of the wise. A young couple in love, wanting to buy each other the perfect present. Fireside Al reads the O. Henry Christmas classic, "The Gift of the Magi."
The CurrentIntroverted or Extroverted: What determines our personality type? - Dec 23, 2014Dec 23, 2014 | 21:58Brian Little is a Canadian psychologist who's been studying the science of personality for decades . His guide to if you're an introvert or extrovert pre-dates Buzzfeed. His new book helps answer the question of whether your personality is your destiny.
Living Out LoudThe Christmas showDec 21, 2014 | 53:58A fresh cut tree, gifts from a rich uncle, a Christmas pudding recipe from Charles Dickens PLUS stories and music from the Exultate Chamber Singers.
Writers and CompanyZadie Smith EncoreDec 21, 2014 | 52:08Eleanor Wachtel spoke with Zadie Smith, onstage in front of a sold-out audience, at Harbourfront in Toronto. They talked about her new book "NW", set on her home turf in London.
As It HappensDec 22 - Iroquois Falls closes, warbler study (Part 1)Dec 22, 2014 | 27:02Iroquois Falls closes, tape: De Blasio on police killings, warbler study, script: parrot headline/**music removed online due to copyright**
The Current10 years since Indian Ocean tsunami, still gaps in disaster prep - Dec 22, 2014Dec 22, 2014 | 22:00A decade ago on Boxing Day, many woke up to news of the Indian Ocean tsunami. The number of dead from the Asian tsunami would be more than 200, 000 spread out over several countries. We speak with a woman who barely escaped the tsunami's waves that day.
Definitely Not the OperaDNTO turns "traditions" on their heads (Dec. 20, 2014)Dec 20, 2014 | 1:08:17Sometimes, we have to get creative to get through the holidays. So this week, DNTO takes a look at the moment family traditions are flipped on their head.
The HouseJohn Baird discusses Russia, North Korea and ISISDec 20, 2014 | 49:59This week on The House, Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird discusses ongoing tensions with Russia and the North Korean cyber threat. Then, former Wildrose Party leader Danielle Smith explains her stunning decision to join the PC government.
The CurrentAshley Smith's mother says it's time to limit solitary confinement in prison - Dec 19, 2014Dec 19, 2014 | 16:03The death of Ashley Smith sparked many questions about the use and abuse of solitary confinement and inmates' access to mental health care. Her death also sparked more than a hundred recommendations to government. Ashley's mother speaks up.
As It HappensWill the Gavle Goat survive this year?Dec 18, 2014 | 5:51The city of Gavle has an annual tradition of erecting a 13-metre-tall straw goat for Christmas. And arsonists have a tradition of torching it. Will it survive to Christmas this year?
RewindOur Native Land: Holiday EditionDec 18, 2014 | 54:59The CBC Radio program Our Native Land aired between the mid 1960s and the mid 80s. It chronicled aboriginal culture, art and political activism. A look at holiday festivities from a native perspective.