Brand new episodes of Q, Day 6 and the second season of This Is That among returning favourites beginning September 3
CBC Radio One begins a brand new season with an exciting variety of unique and engaging programming. The Current with Anna Maria Tremonti celebrates its 10th season with an in-depth look at the dilemmas we all face in our personal and private lives, while returning favourites such as Q with Jian Ghomeshi, Day 6, As It Happens, The Sunday Edition and specials like The Massey Lectures and Canada Reads offer an unparalleled range of current affairs, pop culture, entertainment and arts programming across platforms.
"Over the past year, CBC Radio One has seen record audiences. There has been amazing response to our programming, whether Canadians listen on the radio, on their computer or on their phone" said Chris Boyce, executive director, CBC Radio. "This new season is going to offer Canadians even more top quality programming that they just can't find anywhere else."
The Fall season kicks off on Labour Day, with highlights including:
White Coat, Black Art (Mondays at 11:30 a.m./12 noon NT) returns, with practicing ER physician Dr. Brian Goldman taking listeners inside the sliding glass doors of the health care system for an unvarnished look at how we get treated and how the system treats us. The season begins with an in-depth look at the critical drug shortage in Canada -- and why your health may be at risk as a result. Brian will also explore the emerging and controversial role of alternative medicine in our health care system and he'll ask why some doctors can't get jobs in their specialty after spending thousands of dollars and years in school.
The Current (weekdays at 8:30 a.m./9 a.m. NT) returns on Tuesday, Sept. 4 celebrating its 10th anniversary. Some of the program's best feature interviews from the last decade are highlighted on www.cbc.ca/thecurrent, from Maher Arar's first major interview to a tense talk with Henry Kissinger to a North Korean prison camp escapee's harrowing tale of survival. Also, things kick off with the first edition of a season-long series on the difficult choices we all face in life, titled Line in the Sand: Dilemmas That Define Us. Where does the physician draw the line when it comes to treating a patient even the doctor believes is incurable? How does the rescue worker judge the operation is too risky to go in? And why does a psychiatrist resolve to break patient confidentiality? This special series brings listeners stories of politicians, police, parents, neighbours, rescue workers, and doctors and the tough - and often unpalatable - choices they're forced to make.
Q with Jian Ghomeshi (weekdays at 10 a.m./10:30 a.m. NT and 10 p.m./10:30 p.m. NT) kicks off its new season with a dynamic month of arts, culture, and entertainment programming. September features include conversations with guests of the Toronto International Film Festival, including writer Salman Rushdie and director Deepa Mehta on their movie, Midnight's Children; new music from David Byrne & Annie "St. Vincent" Clark, indie supergroup Divine Fits, and the "eloquent pop" of Stars; and in-depth conversations with best-selling 'Wild' memoirist Cheryl Strayed, ranter and writer Rick Mercer, and journalist Carol Blue - widow of Christopher Hitchens.
Among the weekend highlights, Host Brent Bambury is back with the third season of DAY 6(Saturdays at 10 a.m./10:30 a.m. NT and Sundays at 1 a.m.) on September 8, 2012, providing listeners a fresh perspective on the week that was in news, current affairs, pop culture, the net, lifestyle and leisure.
And THIS IS THAT (Thursdays and Saturdays at Saturdays at 11:30 a.m./12 noon NT), the completely improvised and award-winning satirical current affairs program, returns with 17 brand new episodes. Hosts Pat Kelly and Peter Oldring 'report' on stories such as: why Toronto should be named a world heritage site, what a 'pet vending machine' is, and how a man is attempting to go up Niagara Falls. THIS IS THAT doesn't just talk about the issues, it fabricates them entirely.
This season's special programming includes the 51st year of THE MASSEY LECTURES. Renowned physicist Neil Turok has been chosen to lead this year's discussions, to be held in major cities across Canada and broadcast on IDEAS on Radio One in November. Turok will explore the transformative scientific discoveries of the past three centuries -- from classical mechanics, to the nature of light, to the bizarre world of the quantum and the evolution of the cosmos. Each new discovery has yielded new technologies, bringing about major shifts in our concept of ourselves and the organization of society. Now, he argues, we are on the cusp of another major transformation: a quantum revolution that will supplant the digital age, but we're arriving at an impasse: the more we learn, the more contradictory the laws of the universe seem to be.
Radio One's current affairs and news programs, including AS IT HAPPENS, THE HOUSE, WORLD AT SIX and WORLD REPORT will all be back, offering listeners a comprehensive look at what's happening in the world and here at home. Other returning programs - among them THE SUNDAY EDITION; DNTO; QUIRKS & QUARKS; THE DEBATERS; IDEAS; and SPARK - present a line up ranging from science and technology to arts, entertainment and comedy. The best in literary discussion can always be found with THE NEXT CHAPTERand WRITERS & COMPANY.
For full information on all CBC Radio One programs and schedules, or to download the CBC Radio app, visit www.cbc.ca/radio. (All programs air half-an-hour later in Newfoundland.)
For some behind-the-scenes interviews with THE CURRENT's Anna Maria Tremonti and DNTO's Sook-Yin Lee, visit the below links:
Anna Maria Tremonti
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