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 7, 2012 | 26:30This is That Alberta oil planes, storm spotter, CSIS rebrand, no swearing challenge Audio
This is That Alberta oil planes, storm spotter, CSIS rebrand, no swearing challenge Dec 7, 2012 | 26:30This week: An Alberta energy company believes they’ve come up with the perfect alternative to the pipeline: Oil planes. We give you a sneak peek at CBC Television’s new reality, talent-search show, 5 Seconds to Become a Star. We talk to Canada's best known 'storm spotter.' We talk to CSIS about their reckless spending on re-branding their organization. We profile the Northern Alberta town taking a 30-day 'no swearing' challenge. Plus, we play your calls in reaction to the student that is in a legal battle with the University of Nanaimo for their failure to accommodate her “visual allergies.”
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.
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.
Nov 2, 2012 | 26:30This is That Kingston Halloween, Canadian password, spring TV preview, fastest donkey Audio
This is That Kingston Halloween, Canadian password, spring TV preview, fastest donkey Nov 2, 2012 | 26:30This week: Kingston, Ontario is trying to get Halloween celebrations regulated next year. MP Herb Olsen comes on the show to explain why, Canada had to forfeit a substantial trade deal with Germany. Our entertainment correspondent fills us in on all the exciting Canadian television shows coming to households across the country this spring. Peter Oldring brings us a heart-warming documentary about a very fast donkey with the heart of a racehorse. Plus, we play your calls in reaction to a story we ran last about a Paris Fashion magazine ranking Canada in the list of the “Top 5 Countries with the Most Unattractive People.”
Nov 16, 2012 | 26:30This is That BC timber drive, Quarters, football referee makeup, digital province Audio
This is That BC timber drive, Quarters, football referee makeup, digital province Nov 16, 2012 | 26:30This week: We talk to a representative from the town of Cromwell, British Columbia about their fundraising timber drive. Our microphones profile Quarters, a new ultra-discount, retail franchise.
Pat Kelly speaks with football referee Rick Gallant about the dispute he is having with the CFL over the right to be allowed to wear cosmetic make-up while officiating this year’s Grey Cup. Peter Oldring brings us a feature length documentary about a 'digital province.' Plus, we play your calls in reaction to a story we ran last week about a town in Texas that has put sugar in their water supply to encourage residents to drink more water.
Dec 17, 2011 | 26:30This is That December 17, 2011 Audio
This is That December 17, 2011 Dec 17, 2011 | 26:30Season 2 - Episode 25: We find out why three members of the Alberta Legislature were taken to hospital after a snowball fight. Host Pat Kelly shares a story about a small Ontario town convinced the only way to attract tourists is to become the home of an NHL player. A tech company out of Hamilton, Ontario has re-invented the idea of what a work space looks like by converting their office into a swimming pool. Learning English is big business in Japan, we learn why the Japanese now want to be taught English with a Canadian accent. Plus, we play your calls in reaction to our story about a new holiday proposed by the federal government that would celebrate all those who work in the government.
Dec 31, 2011 | 26:30This is That 2011 Highlights Audio
This is That 2011 Highlights Dec 31, 2011 | 26:30Season 2 - Episode 27: As 2011 comes to a close we thought we'd look back on some of the news stories that defined Season 2 of This Is That. We reflect on NFLD's announcement to introduce helmets for drivers under the age of 25. Host Pat Kelly revisits his interview with Dr. Henry Poole, the man who discovered the iceberg that sunk the Titanic. Host Peter Oldring plays his interview with famous Canadian impersonator Donny Schmitts. We give an encore spin to our documentary on the Ontario hunting craze, 'hunt & release'. Plus, we feature Peter Oldring's summer documentary about one man's daily commute on the 401 Highway on his bicycle.
Aug 25, 2012 | 26:30This is That Best of This Is That: Standing-room only airline, The Clap, Toronto neighbourhood bans children, organic pharmaceuticals documentary Audio
This is That Best of This Is That: Standing-room only airline, The Clap, Toronto neighbourhood bans children, organic pharmaceuticals documentary Aug 25, 2012 | 26:30On this episode: 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.
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.
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.
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 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’.
Oct 19, 2012 | 26:30This is That Government volunteers, Saskatchewan court case, Little America, car camera, flute fight Audio
This is That Government volunteers, Saskatchewan court case, Little America, car camera, flute fight Oct 19, 2012 | 26:30This week: We find out why the government of Canada is looking to hire 20,000 volunteers across all federal departments. We profile Toronto’s newest ethnic neighbourhood: Little America. We learn about a new Canadian technology that will change how we drive cars and we go inside the violent world of High School Music festivals. Plus, we play your calls in reaction to the Alberta MP that thinks all of the other provinces should consult Alberta before spending federal funds.