Best of This Is That: Pearson Airport, smoked salmon, the Last Spike, Titanic iceberg, Toronto boy pageant

Episode 2 of the Best of This Is That.

Episode 2 of the Best of This Is That.

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All summer long we'll been looking back on some of our favourite stories from the first two seasons of This Is That as we lead up to the launch of Season 3 this fall on CBC Radio One. 

In our second episode of the summer, foreign correspondent Chris Redman updates Canadians on the current situation at Toronto's Pearson International Airport.
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We speak to a representative from an anti-smoking group from Nelson, B.C. that is lobbying their provincial government to stop the process of smoking salmon as they claim it is causing second-hand smoke that is harmful to the residents of British Columbia.

The director of Revelstoke, B.C.s museum dedicated to the "last spike" comes on the show to announce some history-altering news.

Scientists off the coast of Nova Scotia have discovered the iceberg that sank the R.M.S. one-hundred years ago; we speak to one of the marine-geologists in charge of the find to learn what the plans are for this historic piece of ice.

To cap off this week's episode we're playing our documentary about the "Little Man Gent Pageant". It is a pageant for young men that takes place every year in a different Canadian city. We documented the sartorial exposition when it was staged at Toronto's Drake Hotel and none other than CBC's Jian Ghomeshi was a celebrity judge.

Plus, just in time for the 100th anniversary of the Calgary Stampede we play your calls in reaction to the protest to remove the word 'stampede' from the title of this iconic festival.

Over the next couple months as we prepare for Season 3, we'll be issuing little assignments to listeners on our Facebook fan page so make sure you "like" us over there. We are also taking suggestions for stories you think we should cover next season on our This Is That Tip Line. Call in your story to: 1-877-563-2442.

There is still time to vote for us in Canadian Comedy Awards for Best Radio Show. Why our current affairs program is in the running still perplexes us but regardless, we'd love to take home hardware this fall.

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