Dec 27, 2012 | 26:30This is That 2012 Year in Review Audio
This is That 2012 Year in Review Dec 27, 2012 | 26:30This week: We look back on the stories we reported on this year that meant the most to Canadians. In October, the Government of Canada announced that they would be looking for 20,000 full-time volunteers to fill positions across all federal departments due to budget cuts. We play our interview with the man in charge of the volunteer initiative, Bruce Madreen and the calls we received after that story aired. In November, a story broke about a Texas town putting sugar in its water supply to encourage its citizens to drink more tap water. We play for you our story with the town’s Commissioner of Utilities and the feedback we received for that story. We give you an encore performance of our interview with world renowned, Canadian diaphragmist Garry Haligan. Plus, we play Pat Kelly’s inspirational documentary about Dwayne Nolan, the Ontario man who attempted to be the first person in the world to go up Niagara Falls.
Dec 20, 2012 | 26:29This is That A Very This Is That Holiday Special Audio
This is That A Very This Is That Holiday Special Dec 20, 2012 | 26:29This week: We talk to a Canada Post employee who was suspended from his job for refusing to deliver children’s letters to “the man in the red suit.” We talk to our tech columnist about a new gadget that many are calling the “most important piece of technology since the iPhone.” Our resident entertainment correspondent Terry Pepper is on the program to remind us of all the classic holiday movies and shows you can catch on Canadian television this week. Our microphones profile an Ontario man who is determined that this year he, and his neighbours, celebrate a ‘no impact Christmas.’ Plus, we play for you “Holiday Everything” by the winner of last year’s This Is That Carol Contest, Phil Marlowe.
Sep 14, 2012 | 26:30This is That S3 E2: Branded Parliament, Lost Olympians, Diaphragmist, Up Niagara Falls Audio
This is That S3 E2: Branded Parliament, Lost Olympians, Diaphragmist, Up 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.
Sep 3, 2011 | 27:30This is That September 3, 2011 Audio
This is That September 3, 2011 Sep 3, 2011 | 27:30Season 2 - Episode 10: We find out how the town of Fort McMurray, AB earned the title of 'Cleanest City in Canada'. Host Peter Oldring interviews the Mayor of Panaji, India about why they denied the City of Hamilton, Ontario sister-city status. Host Pat Kelly educates listeners on the rules and regulations of the Canadian Basketball League, a new league being started in Canada by energy drink mogul Frank DeMario. We also speak with Dr. Greg Taylor a paleontologist who has made a remarkable fossil find. Plus, we air your calls in response to Calgary trying to ban buskers and Canada Post shovelling your walk.
Sep 28, 2012 | 26:30This is That S3 E4: Salt Spring Island schools, Calgary Blue Jays, the Pet Bin, gardener Chris Morrison Audio
This is That S3 E4: Salt Spring Island schools, Calgary Blue Jays, the Pet Bin, gardener Chris Morrison 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.
Oct 26, 2012 | 26:30This is That Ugly Canadians, bless you ban, Manitoba white debris, Trans-Canada enthusiast, sod hut hotel Audio
This is That Ugly Canadians, bless you ban, Manitoba white debris, Trans-Canada enthusiast, sod hut hotel Oct 26, 2012 | 26:30This week: We find out why Canada was voted in the "Top 5 Countries with the most unattractive people" by a Paris fashion magazine. The government of Canada announced this week that they’re banning the “phrase bless” you in all federal offices.International correspondent Chris Redman reports on a mysterious white debris falling from the sky Northern Manitoba. We interview the man who went viral this week for his love of the Trans Canada Highway and we profile Saskatchewan’s newest tourist attraction: The Sod Hut Hotel. Plus, we play your calls in response to a story we ran last week about the Government of Canada’s plan to fill 20,000 positions across all federal departments with full-time volunteers.
Nov 9, 2012 | 26:30This is That Texas sugar water, Bring Your Kids to Work Day, Newfoundland apology, 'no gambling' casino Audio
This is That Texas sugar water, Bring Your Kids to Work Day, Newfoundland apology, 'no gambling' casino Nov 9, 2012 | 26:30This week: We talk to the utilities commissioner of a town in Texas that has put sugar into the water supply to encourage the residents to drink more water. We hit the streets to find out how you’re making out with your shopping. We talk to a Winnipeg man that is trying to ban 'Bring Your Kids to Work Day'. Newfoundland MP Lyle Pender is petitioning the government to make all of the other Canadian provinces issue his province an official apology. We profile Canada’s first “no gambling” casino. Plus, we play your calls in reaction to the Kingston, Ontario mother who is trying to have Halloween regulated.
Sep 1, 2012 | 26:30This is That Best of This Is That: Military mountain bikes, Greenland gets the internet, Audio
This is That Best of This Is That: Military mountain bikes, Greenland gets the internet, Sep 1, 2012 | 26:30On this episode: 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.
Oct 5, 2012 | 26:30This is That Loonie debate, nude curling calendar, Canadian archeologist, Lloydminster Audio
This is That Loonie debate, nude curling calendar, Canadian archeologist, Lloydminster 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’.
Nov 30, 2012 | 26:30This is That Iowa marriage town, Windsor public gathering, Nova Scotia Shakespeare, visual allergies, guitar duo Audio
This is That Iowa marriage town, Windsor public gathering, Nova Scotia Shakespeare, visual allergies, guitar duo Nov 30, 2012 | 26:30This week: We interview the mayor of the Iowa town that is trying to pass a law that all residents over 21 years of age must be married.
Our international correspondent Chris Redman joins us live from Windsor, Ontario to tell us why thousands of people have taken to the streets. We talk with a Nova Scotia man who believes that he is the rightful heir to the estate of William Shakespeare. Peter Oldring profiles Emily Stuart, a third year student at the University of Nanaimo who suffers from ‘visual allergies’. Pat Kelly speaks with Canada’s fastest finger-pickin’ duo, Stan and Kip Hedgeman. Plus, we play your calls in reaction to a story we ran last week about a Hamilton educator who refuses to award students a mark of 100%.
Sep 17, 2011 | 26:30This is That CAN FLY, Camada, No Kids, Snowball Fight in a Box Audio
This is That CAN FLY, Camada, No Kids, Snowball Fight in a Box Sep 17, 2011 | 26:30Season 2 - Episode 12: We interview the CEO of Can-Fly, a new budget airline launching in Canada that is cutting costs by removing the seats. A representative from Passport Canada explains to us why 100,000 Canadians lost their citizenship earlier this week. We speak with a Toronto group that is trying to ban children from their neighbourhood. Host Pat Kelly brings us a feature length documentary about Brian Topps the inventor of Snowball Fight in a Box. Plus, we play your phone calls about Canadian Foreign Investment representative Don Allison plagiarizing the 'I am Canadian' speech for presentation at a trade conference in Sweden.
Jul 6, 2012 | 26:30This is That Best of This Is That: Pearson Airport, smoked salmon, the Last Spike, Titanic iceberg, Toronto boy pageant Audio
This is That Best of This Is That: Pearson Airport, smoked salmon, the Last Spike, Titanic iceberg, Toronto boy pageant Jul 6, 2012 | 26:30On this episode: 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.
Dec 14, 2012 | 26:30This is That Bilingual dog bylaw, Canadian passport changes, million dollar bill, swimming scallops Audio
This is That Bilingual dog bylaw, Canadian passport changes, million dollar bill, swimming scallops Dec 14, 2012 | 26:30This week: We talk to Passport Canada about the new allowances they are making for passport photos. We check in with our Cross-Canada Community Calendar. A group of Toronto financiers are actively lobbying the Canadian Mint to make a one-million dollar bill. We play your calls in reaction to a story we ran last week about an Alberta energy company that wants to fly oil out of the province using retro-fitted water-bomber airplanes. Nova Scotia Tourism board is allocating 80% of its promotional budget for an attraction called “Swimming with the Scallops.” And, a Montreal councilor is trying to pass a bylaw that would require all dogs to understand commands in both official languages.
Jul 22, 2011 | 26:30This is That July 23, 2011 Audio
This is That July 23, 2011 Jul 22, 2011 | 26:30We speak to the City of Toronto about their new pay-per-use public park program. Banff National Park explains why they are trying to rid their forests of cougars. Pat Kelly speaks with the Transit Commissioner of Wawa, Ontario to find out why a bus system didn't work in their town and Peter Oldring brings a documentary about one man's daily arduous commute on Highway 401 via bicycle. Plus, we play your calls in reaction to an offensive new Canadian tourism campaign running in Europe.
Aug 5, 2011 | 26:32This is That August 5, 2011 Audio
This is That August 5, 2011 Aug 5, 2011 | 26:32Ottawa cultural adviser Garry Cowan tells us why we need fewer festivals in Canada. Pat Kelly interviews a couple in Pincher Creek, Alberta who are fighting to keep their pet buffalo. Peter Oldring gets both sides of the story about why a woman from Texas is suing a Quebec tour company, and we profile a Vancouver teacher who’s literally speaking the student’s language. Plus, we play your calls about Banff moving all of their cougars to Jasper.