National Gallery for kids, rural Royal, 'Weird Al' of Canadian Poetry, parental Sex Ed

Canada: Facebook friends with the World. (Musee McCord/FLICKR)

Canada: Facebook friends with the World. (Musee McCord/FLICKR)


This week on This Is That:

- Pat Kelly speaks with the new consultant to the National Gallery of Canada who is trying make the institution more kid friendly by letting the children touch the art.

- We talk with the 56-year-old forklift operator from Saskatchewan who found out earlier this week that he is a member of the British Royal Family.  

- Don Glassner has been the king of parody poetry for over 25 years. From E.E Cummings to Walt Whitman, no poet's work is safe from his hilarious re-imaginings. Peter Oldring speaks with Don about his love of parody poetry and why roses are red and violets are anything but blue.     

- Our microphones take you to "birds and bees night" at a Calgary High School:  To ensure that all parents and kids are on the same page when it comes to Sex Ed., Eastern Calgary High School requires that all parents have "the talk" with their kids at the same time in the same room.    

- Plus, we play your calls in reaction to a story we ran last week about the CRTC mandating that Canadian high school students wear 'Canadian clothing' for 70% of their school week.

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This week CBC Radio had a very busy week fielding all the comments in reaction to our Canadian border guard story.

This week we also broke the news about another unprecedented event in CBC online commenting.


CBC News commenter wins argument, all other online commenters concede defeat

Parents provide sexual education for graduating class at Calgary high school

Meet the 'Weird Al' of Canadian Poetry

Saskatchewan man discovers he is member of British Royal Family

Kids to be permitted to touch art in National Gallery of Canada

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