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    Ideas | Apr 14, 2014

    William Shakespeare was born 450 years ago this month, into a period when new ideas about the human body, the earth and the universe were threatening the old medieval worldview. Journalist and author Dan Falk examines the science of the Bard of Avon.

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    Writers and Company | Apr 13, 2014

    The launch of a new series, Brazil Inside Out. To start, Ana Maria Machado, one of the country's most respected writers. Also, Sergio Rodrigues makes connections between Brazilian's passion for soccer and their political history.

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    The Story From Here | Apr 16, 2014

    In this half hour; Atikokan's Mike Ranta on his cross country paddle; Ottawa's female bomb disposal expert; Edmonton man compiles best cities list to survive zombie attack, and what's up with the word skeet?

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    Q | Apr 15, 2014

    New York Times technology writer Farhad Manjoo warns that as the web grows, it grows less secure.

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    Under the Influence | Apr 11, 2014

    This week we air our annual book show. The research for Under The Influence requires a lot of reading, and listeners always ask for more information on the books we mention. So we take this opportunity to talk about the research books and tell stories.

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This is That - Loonie Debate, Nude Curling Calendar, 19th Century Canadians, and Lloydminster TensionsOct 5, 2012 | 26:30This is That Loonie Debate, Nude Curling Calendar, 19th Century Canadians, and Lloydminster Tensions Audio
This is That Loonie Debate, Nude Curling Calendar, 19th Century Canadians, and Lloydminster Tensions Oct 5, 2012 | 26:30This week: An Ottawa economist wants Canadians to stop referring to the one dollar coin as the loonie, the Men’s Curling Club of North Bay has released a scandalous calendar, a skeleton from 1850 has been found and it gives us great insight into what 19th Century Canadians were really like, and we profile the bi-provincial tensions that exist in Lloydminster. Plus, we play even more of your calls in reaction to Saskatchewan potentially being renamed to ‘something shorter’.
This is That - Salt Spring Island's Education Budget, Calgary's Blue Jays, Pet Bin Closures, and Our Resident Gardener Answers QuestionsSep 28, 2012 | 26:30This is That Salt Spring Island's Education Budget, Calgary's Blue Jays, Pet Bin Closures, and Our Resident Gardener Answers Questions Audio
This is That Salt Spring Island's Education Budget, Calgary's Blue Jays, Pet Bin Closures, and Our Resident Gardener Answers Questions Sep 28, 2012 | 26:30This week: The Salt Spring Island school board tells about their budget cuts; we talk to the founder of a group that is trying to get a major league baseball team in Calgary called the Blue Jays; the CEO of the Pet Bin tells us why he is closing down 65 stores across Canada; our resident gardener stops by to take your green-thumb questions; plus, we play your calls in reaction to a story we ran last week about the government of Saskatchewan wanting to change the name of the province.
This is That - Renaming Sask., Land Cruising, Canada's National Vehicle, and the Lost Art of Wood ChoppingSep 21, 2012 | 26:30This is That Renaming Sask., Land Cruising, Canada's National Vehicle, and the Lost Art of Wood Chopping Audio
This is That Renaming Sask., Land Cruising, Canada's National Vehicle, and the Lost Art of Wood Chopping Sep 21, 2012 | 26:30This week: A group of Saskatchewan politicians try to rename the province; Royal Norway Cruise Lines announces a new kind of cruising; we talk to the man who helped get the pick-up truck designated as Canada’s National Vehicle; we profile two brothers who still practice the art of wood chopping. Plus, we play your calls in reaction to an MP who is trying to get the Parliament buildings sponsored.
This is That - Innovation Hour (Listener feedback)Sep 18, 2012 | 1:30This is That Innovation Hour (Listener feedback) Audio
This is That Innovation Hour (Listener feedback) Sep 18, 2012 | 1:30We received a lot feedback for a piece we ran about a new holiday called Innovation Hour that would Canadians turn everything in their house on for one hour.
This is That - Branding Parliament, Lost Olympians, World's Best Diaphragmist, and Climbing Niagara FallsSep 14, 2012 | 26:30This is That Branding Parliament, Lost Olympians, World's Best Diaphragmist, and Climbing Niagara Falls Audio
This is That Branding Parliament, Lost Olympians, World's Best Diaphragmist, and Climbing Niagara Falls Sep 14, 2012 | 26:30This week: We talk to an MP that wants to have the Parliament buildings renamed and sponsored by major corporations. We profile a story from the London Games that has a unique Canadian twist. Pat Kelly sits down with the world's best diaphragmist, and we play you a documentary about one man's dream to be the first person to climb up Niagara Falls. Plus, we play your calls in reaction to Innovation Hour.
This is That - Innovation Hour, Napanee Statue, Royal Pets, Pronunciation, and a Drive-thru TheatreSep 7, 2012 | 26:30This is That Innovation Hour, Napanee Statue, Royal Pets, Pronunciation, and a Drive-thru Theatre Audio
This is That Innovation Hour, Napanee Statue, Royal Pets, Pronunciation, and a Drive-thru Theatre Sep 7, 2012 | 26:30This week: We tell your about a new holiday that is the opposite of Earth Hour called Innovation Hour; the town of Napanee wants to erect a statue of Sir John A MacDonald or Avril Lavigne, we tell you about the next Royal Tour to Canada, our resident pronunciation expert drops by, and we profile a new kind of theatre that is car-friendly. Plus, we play your calls in reaction to the Canadian Army spending a majority of their budget on mountain bikes.
This is That - Military Mountain Bikes, Greenland Joins the Internet, Banning Street Performance, and Famous Canadian Pastors in the U.S.Sep 1, 2012 | 26:30This is That Military Mountain Bikes, Greenland Joins the Internet, Banning Street Performance, and Famous Canadian Pastors in the U.S. Audio
This is That Military Mountain Bikes, Greenland Joins the Internet, Banning Street Performance, and Famous Canadian Pastors in the U.S. Sep 1, 2012 | 26:30On this episode some of our best stories of the year: The Canadian Army announces that they’ll be spending a lot money buying troops tactical mountain bikes, Greenland got the internet this week and we’re helping them celebrate, Calgary is trying to ban street performance, and we profile the many Canadian pastors that are going to the states for fame and fortune. Plus, we play your calls in reaction to our story about the neighborhood in Toronto that is trying to ban children.
This is That - Standing-room Only, "The Clap," Neighborhood's Children Ban, and Organic PharmaceuticalsAug 25, 2012 | 26:30This is That Standing-room Only, "The Clap," Neighborhood's Children Ban, and Organic Pharmaceuticals Audio
This is That Standing-room Only, "The Clap," Neighborhood's Children Ban, and Organic Pharmaceuticals Aug 25, 2012 | 26:30On this episode we re-air some of our best stories: We interview the CEO of Can-Fly the new standing-room only airline, we talk to the creators of the new Broadway show "The Clap," Toronto’s Liberty Village is trying to ban children, and we profile a farmers market that sells organic pharmaceuticals. Plus, we play your calls in reaction to our story about the Canadian Foreign Trade minister that went viral for delivering the Molson 'I am Canadian' speech.
This is That - Labrador's Limousine, Canada's Best Impressionist, Economic Speech Disaster, and New Hunting CrazeAug 18, 2012 | 26:30This is That Labrador's Limousine, Canada's Best Impressionist, Economic Speech Disaster, and New Hunting Craze Audio
This is That Labrador's Limousine, Canada's Best Impressionist, Economic Speech Disaster, and New Hunting Craze Aug 18, 2012 | 26:30On this episode some of our best stories of the year: Labrador gets its first ever limousine, we sit down for a feature chat with the many voices of Donny Schmitts, we interview the Canadian trade minister who used the Molson ‘I AM Canadian’ speech at an important trade summit, and we profile the new hunting craze, "hunt and release." Plus, we play your calls in reaction to the story we ran about the University of Nanaimo cancelling their swim program.
This is That - University Cancels Swim Program, StatsCan Apology, the Fifenstocks, and the "Winter Wasteland" (Documentary)Aug 11, 2012 | 26:30This is That University Cancels Swim Program, StatsCan Apology, the Fifenstocks, and the "Winter Wasteland" (Documentary) Audio
This is That University Cancels Swim Program, StatsCan Apology, the Fifenstocks, and the "Winter Wasteland" (Documentary) Aug 11, 2012 | 26:30On this episode we re-air some of our best stories: Canadian university cancels their swim program because of inappropriate swim outfits, Stats Canada admits to making up some of the number in the census, we interview acapella group the Fifenstocks, and we play a documentary about the darker side of cross country skiing. Plus, we play your calls in reaction to Plus, we play your calls in reaction to the news that NASCAR wants to build a track in Vancouver's Stanley Park.
This is That - NASCAR comes to Canada, Canada’s Prettiest Town, Ogopogo Mystery Solved, and the "Accidental Pianist"Aug 3, 2012 | 26:30This is That NASCAR comes to Canada, Canada’s Prettiest Town, Ogopogo Mystery Solved, and the "Accidental Pianist" Audio
This is That NASCAR comes to Canada, Canada’s Prettiest Town, Ogopogo Mystery Solved, and the "Accidental Pianist" Aug 3, 2012 | 26:30On this episode some of our best stories from the year: NASCAR tried to build a track in Vancouver, two Canadian towns fight over the title of Canada's prettiest town, the Ogopogo lake monster mystery is finally put to rest, we profile Ontario's "Accidental Pianist" and we play your calls in reaction to the Calgary Aquarium shutting its doors and their plans to grill up all of their sea-life.
This is That - Calgary Aquarium, House Buffalo, Strip Club Tourism, and 60's Rock Band Johnny and the ApologiesJul 27, 2012 | 26:30This is That Calgary Aquarium, House Buffalo, Strip Club Tourism, and 60's Rock Band Johnny and the Apologies Audio
This is That Calgary Aquarium, House Buffalo, Strip Club Tourism, and 60's Rock Band Johnny and the Apologies Jul 27, 2012 | 26:30On this episode we pick some of our best stories from the year: The Calgary Aquarium closes its doors, we talk to a couple with a pet buffalo, an American woman is suing a Quebec tour company for taking her on a very misleading tour of Montreal, we profile the 60s Canadian rock n' roll group Johnny and the Apologies. Plus, we play your phone calls in reaction to Banff National Park's attempts to rid itself of cougars.
This is That - Pay-per-use Parks, Banff Cougars, Casual Friday's Police, and 401 Bicycle CommuterJul 20, 2012 | 26:29This is That Pay-per-use Parks, Banff Cougars, Casual Friday's Police, and 401 Bicycle Commuter Audio
This is That Pay-per-use Parks, Banff Cougars, Casual Friday's Police, and 401 Bicycle Commuter Jul 20, 2012 | 26:29On this episode we re-air some of our best stories: the city of Toronto announces a new pay-per-use Parks program, Banff National Park tries rid itself of cougars, the Saskatoon police tell us about how officers now celebrate casual Friday, we document a man's daily bicycle commute on Ontario's 401 highway, and we play your calls in response to the new 'stop being so stupid and visit Canada' tourism campaign.
This is That - New Nfld. Helmet Bylaw, Offensive Tourism, Author Irving Spence interview, MMA Moms, and Folksinger George Haywood TributeJul 13, 2012 | 26:30This is That New Nfld. Helmet Bylaw, Offensive Tourism, Author Irving Spence interview, MMA Moms, and Folksinger George Haywood Tribute Audio
This is That New Nfld. Helmet Bylaw, Offensive Tourism, Author Irving Spence interview, MMA Moms, and Folksinger George Haywood Tribute Jul 13, 2012 | 26:30On this episode we air some of our best stories: Newfoundland announces that drivers under 25 must wear a helmet, we interview the creator of the “stop being so stupid” Canadian tourism campaign, legendary Canadian author Irving Spence tells us about his new novel, we pay tribute to the life of folksinger George Haywood, and we profile the latest sports craze for kids: mixed martial arts.
This is That - Pearson Airport update, Banning Smoked Salmon, the "Last Spike," Titanic Iceberg, and the "Little Man Gent" PageantJul 6, 2012 | 26:30This is That Pearson Airport update, Banning Smoked Salmon, the "Last Spike," Titanic Iceberg, and the "Little Man Gent" Pageant Audio
This is That Pearson Airport update, Banning Smoked Salmon, the "Last Spike," Titanic Iceberg, and the "Little Man Gent" Pageant Jul 6, 2012 | 26:30On this episode we re-air some of our best stories: We check in on the on-going situation at Pearson Airport, we talk to an anti-smoking group that wants to ban smoking salmon in BC, the Last Spike museum reveals some shocking news, scientists share with us the details about discovering the iceberg that sunk the Titanic, we profile a boy pageant in Toronto, and we play your phone calls in reaction to the Calgary Stampede name change protest.

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