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.
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.
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.”