This is That | Dec 7, 2012 | 26:30

Alberta Oil Planes, Storm Spotter, CSIS Rebranding, and the No Swearing Challenge

This 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.”

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This is That - 2012 HighlightsDec 27, 2012 | 26:30This is That 2012 Highlights Audio
This is That 2012 Highlights 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.
This is That - A Very This Is That Holiday SpecialDec 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.
This is That - Bilingual Dog Bylaw, Canadian Passport Changes, Million Dollar Bill, and Swimming ScallopsDec 14, 2012 | 26:30This is That Bilingual Dog Bylaw, Canadian Passport Changes, Million Dollar Bill, and Swimming Scallops Audio
This is That Bilingual Dog Bylaw, Canadian Passport Changes, Million Dollar Bill, and 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.
This is That - Alberta Oil Planes, Storm Spotter, CSIS Rebranding, and the No Swearing ChallengeDec 7, 2012 | 26:30This is That Alberta Oil Planes, Storm Spotter, CSIS Rebranding, and the No Swearing Challenge Audio
This is That Alberta Oil Planes, Storm Spotter, CSIS Rebranding, and the 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.”
This is That - Must-be Married, Windsor Protests, N.S. Shakespeare Heir, Visual Allergies, and Guitar DuoNov 30, 2012 | 26:30This is That Must-be Married, Windsor Protests, N.S. Shakespeare Heir, Visual Allergies, and Guitar Duo Audio
This is That Must-be Married, Windsor Protests, N.S. Shakespeare Heir, Visual Allergies, and 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%.
This is That - 100 Percent Ban, Canadian Cartoonist, Victoria Walking Lanes, and the Iced KnightsNov 23, 2012 | 26:30This is That 100 Percent Ban, Canadian Cartoonist, Victoria Walking Lanes, and the Iced Knights Audio
This is That 100 Percent Ban, Canadian Cartoonist, Victoria Walking Lanes, and the Iced Knights Nov 23, 2012 | 26:30This week: We talk to the Hamilton educator that is refusing to award students with a mark of 100 percent. We hit the streets to find out what winter sports you like to do. Peter Oldring sits down with Canada’s most famous cartoonist Howard Murphy. The city of Victoria is implementing a new system of traffic lanes on their sidewalks. We profile the “Harlem Globetrotters of Curling” Saskatoon’s Iced Knights. Plus, we play your calls in reaction to the story we ran last week about Cromwell, BC clear cutting all of the trees to pay for repairs to their hockey rink.
This is That - B.C. Timber Drive, Quarters, Football Referee Makeup, and Digital ProvinceNov 16, 2012 | 26:30This is That B.C. Timber Drive, Quarters, Football Referee Makeup, and Digital Province Audio
This is That B.C. Timber Drive, Quarters, Football Referee Makeup, and 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.
This is That - Texan Sugar Water, Bring Your Kids to Work Day Ban, Nfld. Demands Apology, and a "No Gambling" CasinoNov 9, 2012 | 26:30This is That Texan Sugar Water, Bring Your Kids to Work Day Ban, Nfld. Demands Apology, and a "No Gambling" Casino Audio
This is That Texan Sugar Water, Bring Your Kids to Work Day Ban, Nfld. Demands Apology, and a "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.
This is That - Kingston Halloween Regulations, Canadian Password, Spring TV Preview, and the Fastest Donkey documentaryNov 2, 2012 | 26:30This is That Kingston Halloween Regulations, Canadian Password, Spring TV Preview, and the Fastest Donkey documentary Audio
This is That Kingston Halloween Regulations, Canadian Password, Spring TV Preview, and the Fastest Donkey documentary 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.”
This is That - Ugly Canadians, Bless You Ban, M.B.'s White Debris, TransCanada Enthusiast, and the Sod Hut HotelOct 26, 2012 | 26:30This is That Ugly Canadians, Bless You Ban, M.B.'s White Debris, TransCanada Enthusiast, and the Sod Hut Hotel Audio
This is That Ugly Canadians, Bless You Ban, M.B.'s White Debris, TransCanada Enthusiast, and the 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.
This is That - Government Volunteers, Sask. Court Case, "Little America," Car Camera, and Flute FightOct 19, 2012 | 26:30This is That Government Volunteers, Sask. Court Case, "Little America," Car Camera, and Flute Fight Audio
This is That Government Volunteers, Sask. Court Case, "Little America," Car Camera, and 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 neighborhood "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.
This is That - A.B. Floats Budget Review, Baby Hotel, Toronto's UNESCO Bid, and the "Middle-aged Bieber"Oct 12, 2012 | 26:30This is That A.B. Floats Budget Review, Baby Hotel, Toronto's UNESCO Bid, and the "Middle-aged Bieber" Audio
This is That A.B. Floats Budget Review, Baby Hotel, Toronto's UNESCO Bid, and the "Middle-aged Bieber" Oct 12, 2012 | 26:30This week: An MP from Alberta believes all of the provinces should report their federal spending to Alberta. We investigate a new hotel that caters strictly to infants. An Ontario group is trying to get the city of Toronto designated as a World Heritage Site. We profile Tom Hendry, the Canadian the music press has dubbed the “middle aged Bieber.” Plus, we play your calls in reaction to the Ottawa economist that thinks that Canadians should stop referring to our one dollar coin as a loonie.
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.

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