This is That | Nov 12, 2011 | 26:30

"Para-Ski-Doo" Sailing, Zoo Lie, Author Irving Spence interview, and Canadian Invasion

Pat Kelly conducts an interview with one of the founders of a new extreme winter sport called "Para-Ski-Doo Sailing." We find out why the Halifax Zoo may not have as many animals as they claim to. Beloved Canadian author and previous guest, Irving Spence drops by to talk about having his first book published as an e-book and his recent step into fatherhood at the age of 71. Peter Oldring takes you back in time with his documentary about the Canadian Invasion, the lesser known answer to the British Invasion. Also, we play your calls in reaction to the Toronto Arts Alliance wanting to move all National Arts institutions to Toronto.

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This is That - 2011 HighlightsDec 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. 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.
This is That - 2011 Holiday SpecialDec 24, 2011 | 26:30This is That 2011 Holiday Special Audio
This is That 2011 Holiday Special Dec 24, 2011 | 26:30Season 2 - Episode 26: We find out how a small town in Ontario turned their entire downtown into a skating rink. The creator of this year's must have children's toy comes on the show to talk about its success and where you can purchase it in Canada. Host Peter Oldring takes us into the eye of the Canadian snow storm with his heart warming documentary about two 'blizzard chasers' from Manitoba. Host Pat Kelly interviews Phil Marlow, the winner of our 'Holiday Song Contest', about his carol, 'Holiday Everything'. Plus we play your calls in reaction to a story we ran last week about MLAs in Alberta settling a dispute with a snowball fight in front of the Alberta Legislature.
This is That - Snowball Fight Hospitalization, Attracting Tourism, Office Pool, and Canadian Accent in DemandDec 17, 2011 | 26:30This is That Snowball Fight Hospitalization, Attracting Tourism, Office Pool, and Canadian Accent in Demand Audio
This is That Snowball Fight Hospitalization, Attracting Tourism, Office Pool, and Canadian Accent in Demand 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.
This is That - Lakes no longer Great, "Government Day," Cat Park, and "The Winning Trail" documentaryDec 10, 2011 | 26:30This is That Lakes no longer Great, "Government Day," Cat Park, and "The Winning Trail" documentary Audio
This is That Lakes no longer Great, "Government Day," Cat Park, and "The Winning Trail" documentary Dec 10, 2011 | 26:30Season 2 - Episode 24: We find out why the University of Copenhagen has stopped referring to the Great Lakes as 'great'. MP Doug Oublemont tells host Pat Kelly about a new proposed federal holiday in February called "Government Day." Two members of Vancouver's West End Space Alliance tell us their plans to build the world's first ever "off-leash cat park." We are also proud to announce that Peter Oldring has been nominated for a Winter Solstice Radio Award for his piece "The Winning Trail." It explores the darker side of cross-country skiing and we'll be sharing that with you again. Plus, we play your calls in reaction to our story about a North Dakota town suing a Manitoba wind farm for stealing their wind.
This is That - Canada Stealing Walhalla's Wind, Tale of the Humorless Pilot, "Canadian Internet," and DIY NursingDec 3, 2011 | 26:30This is That Canada Stealing Walhalla's Wind, Tale of the Humorless Pilot, "Canadian Internet," and DIY Nursing Audio
This is That Canada Stealing Walhalla's Wind, Tale of the Humorless Pilot, "Canadian Internet," and DIY Nursing Dec 3, 2011 | 26:30Season 2 - Episode 23: We find out why the town of Walhalla, North Dakota feels that Canada is stealing their wind. Host Pat Kelly speaks with a commercial airline pilot who had his license revoked for not being funny enough. Spencer Willis of the Association of Canadian Content tells us about his plans for a "Canadian Internet." We profile a new DIY technology being employed at a Toronto hospital that has patients doing the work of nurses. Plus, we play your calls in reaction to our story about a new public art piece in Vancouver called the Infinite Well, and Stats Canada rounding up some of the numbers this year.
This is That - "The Infinite Well," StatsCan Defends Fabrication, Mistaken Pet Identity, and "Wilderness Births"Nov 26, 2011 | 26:31This is That "The Infinite Well," StatsCan Defends Fabrication, Mistaken Pet Identity, and "Wilderness Births" Audio
This is That "The Infinite Well," StatsCan Defends Fabrication, Mistaken Pet Identity, and "Wilderness Births" Nov 26, 2011 | 26:31Season 2 - Episode 22: We find out why there is so much controversy over a public art installation in Vancouver called "The Infinite Well." Pat Kelly helps the City of Mississauga announce some very exciting news. Don Mintner from Statistics Canada explains to Peter Oldring why he fabricated some of the numbers this year. Bonnie Templeton tells her amazing story of mistaken pet identity. We profile a new kind of birthing technique called a "Wilderness Birth" that has expecting parents really getting back to nature. Plus, we play your calls in reaction to the story we ran about a department store in Winnipeg banning men from the lingerie floor.
This is That - Lingerie Store Bans Men, "Living with Kunga" with author Dr. Peter Halpern, New A.B. Wind, and the Tick TalksNov 18, 2011 | 26:30This is That Lingerie Store Bans Men, "Living with Kunga" with author Dr. Peter Halpern, New A.B. Wind, and the Tick Talks Audio
This is That Lingerie Store Bans Men, "Living with Kunga" with author Dr. Peter Halpern, New A.B. Wind, and the Tick Talks Nov 18, 2011 | 26:30We find out why a department store in Winnipeg has banned men and teenaged boys from their lingerie floor. Dr. Peter Halpern stops by to tell us about his new book "Living with Kunga," a book that chronicles his time spent with family of moose. Host Pat Kelly talks with Prof. Earl Palmer of the WIND Institute in Lethbridge, Alberta to learn about a new wind they've discovered there. We profile a trendy new lecture series in Vancouver called The Tick Talks. Plus, we play your calls in reaction to our story about the new extreme sport known as 'para-ski-dooing'.
This is That - "Para-Ski-Doo" Sailing, Zoo Lie, Author Irving Spence interview, and Canadian InvasionNov 12, 2011 | 26:30This is That "Para-Ski-Doo" Sailing, Zoo Lie, Author Irving Spence interview, and Canadian Invasion Audio
This is That "Para-Ski-Doo" Sailing, Zoo Lie, Author Irving Spence interview, and Canadian Invasion Nov 12, 2011 | 26:30Pat Kelly conducts an interview with one of the founders of a new extreme winter sport called "Para-Ski-Doo Sailing." We find out why the Halifax Zoo may not have as many animals as they claim to. Beloved Canadian author and previous guest, Irving Spence drops by to talk about having his first book published as an e-book and his recent step into fatherhood at the age of 71. Peter Oldring takes you back in time with his documentary about the Canadian Invasion, the lesser known answer to the British Invasion. Also, we play your calls in reaction to the Toronto Arts Alliance wanting to move all National Arts institutions to Toronto.
This is That - National Arts, Labrador Limo, Beaver Fighting, and Fifenstocks interviewNov 5, 2011 | 26:30This is That National Arts, Labrador Limo, Beaver Fighting, and Fifenstocks interview Audio
This is That National Arts, Labrador Limo, Beaver Fighting, and Fifenstocks interview Nov 5, 2011 | 26:30We find out why the Toronto Arts Alliance wants to relocate all of Canada's Arts institutions to Toronto. Labrador City just got its first limousine and Pat Kelly speaks with former Mayor Herb Thomas to get his reaction. Peter Oldring takes you into the world of the illegal beaver fighting that is taking place in Northern B.C. Canada's oldest all male acapella group, the Fifenstocks of Queen's University, stops by to tell us about their centennial festivities happening this weekend in Kingston, Ontario. Plus, we play your calls in reaction to the round table discussion we had about the Higher Education Act.
This is That - 75th Anniversary Special - Part 2Oct 29, 2011 | 26:29This is That 75th Anniversary Special - Part 2 Audio
This is That 75th Anniversary Special - Part 2 Oct 29, 2011 | 26:29Season 2 - Episode 18: Dr. Henry Poole of the University of Nanaimo explains why some towns in Canada banned the radio in the 1930s. Producer Donald Pambeau explains why his show 'Chip Off Another Block' was so important in changing the perceptions about a marginalized group of Canadians. We sit down with CBC's first Director of Music, 93 year-old Horvath Dulet. Former CBC host Dalton Pimm tells us about the youthful corporate re-brand in the 1980's and how he famously left the corporation on-air because of it. Plus, we've put together a highlight pack of some of the best moments in CBC news reporting from the last 75 years.
This is That - 75th Anniversary Special - Part 1Oct 22, 2011 | 26:30This is That 75th Anniversary Special - Part 1 Audio
This is That 75th Anniversary Special - Part 1 Oct 22, 2011 | 26:30Season 2 - Episode 17: Dr. Henry Poole of the University of Nanaimo explains what life was like in Canada before the radio. We play a clip of the actual first broadcast on the CBC...the one that accidentally went to air. Peter Oldring interviews tower-keeper Gary Shepard, one the 2,500 radio technicians that live at the base of transmission towers across this country. Pat Kelly brings us a montage of some the greatest radio shows on the CBC including the longest running radio drama on the network, "Canada Town". And we profile the King of Foley; the man of a thousand sounds... Peppers Collins!
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This is That Streets of Winkler, More Votes for the Educated (Panel), Choosing a New National Dessert, "Cloudshare," and "Speed Dating for Dads" Oct 15, 2011 | 26:30Season 2 - Episode 16: We find out why all the streets in the town of Winkler, MB point in the same direction. Host Pat Kelly conducts a round table discussion about whether Canadians with a university degree should get more voting power. Sherri Hickey of Campbell River, BC tells host Peter Oldring why the Nanaimo Bar is not Canada's best dessert. We profile Ethan Evans, the developer behind the new iPhone app "Cloudshare" and we present a feature documentary on the new social craze for older gentlemen in Canada, "Speed Dating for Dads." Plus, we play your phone messages about NASCAR building a track in Vancouver's Stanley Park.
This is That - NASCAR comes to Canada, Q.C. Lowers Drinking Age, Brandon Hills Reclassified, and Parliamentary LovebirdsOct 8, 2011 | 26:30This is That NASCAR comes to Canada, Q.C. Lowers Drinking Age, Brandon Hills Reclassified, and Parliamentary Lovebirds Audio
This is That NASCAR comes to Canada, Q.C. Lowers Drinking Age, Brandon Hills Reclassified, and Parliamentary Lovebirds Oct 8, 2011 | 26:30Season 2 - Episode 15: NASCAR is expanding to Canada and we find out why they feel Vancouver's Stanley Park is the best location for a track. Quebec is lowering the drinking age to 14 and we to the Societe des Alcools to find out more details. The Brandon Hills in Manitoba have officially been classified as a mountain range; we find out what this means for the citizens of Brandon. Host Pat Kelly sits down with Liberal MP David Turner and Conservative MP Shanon Feldman, the political lovebirds that have Parliament Hill all abuzz. Plus, we play your calls in reaction to the Saskatoon Police introducing 'Casual Friday'.
This is That - Military Mountain Bike, Greenland Joins the Internet, "Escapades," and "Brain Drain" documentarySep 24, 2011 | 26:30This is That Military Mountain Bike, Greenland Joins the Internet, "Escapades," and "Brain Drain" documentary Audio
This is That Military Mountain Bike, Greenland Joins the Internet, "Escapades," and "Brain Drain" documentary Sep 24, 2011 | 26:30We find out why the Canadian Army is putting a large portion of their budget towards combat bicycles. The country of Greenland joined the internet for the first time this week and we connect with them to help celebrate this momentous occasion. Host Pat Kelly interviews the producer in charge of "Escapades," a new adult-themed ice show coming to Toronto. And Peter Oldring highlights the latest Canadian industry feeling the effects of the American "brain drain" in a feature length documentary. Plus, we play your phone calls in reaction to our story about a Toronto neighbourhood trying to ban children.
This is That - Can-Fly, Camada, No Kids Allowed Neighborhood, and Snowball Fight in a BoxSep 17, 2011 | 26:30This is That Can-Fly, Camada, No Kids Allowed Neighborhood, and Snowball Fight in a Box Audio
This is That Can-Fly, Camada, No Kids Allowed Neighborhood, and 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.

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