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 this episode: Newfoundland announces that drivers under the age of 25 will have to wear a helmet
while operating an automobile.
We speak to Jim Redman from Toronto's Smack Media, the company behind the "Stop being so stupid and visit Canada"
Canadian tourism campaign.
Famous Canadian author, Irving Spence
stops by for a featured chat about his new novel, Passive Mountain
Peter Oldring brings us another one of his award winning radio documentaries. This time he profiles the growing sub-culture of Canadian kids who practice mixed martial arts
and the mothers that support their children's aggressive passion.
We also pay tribute to the life of iconic Ontario singer-songwriter George Haywood who passed away this week at the age of 81.
Over the next couple months as we prepare for Season 3, we'll
be issuing little assignments to listeners
on our Facebook fan page
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
in your story to: 1-877-563-2442
There is still time to vote for us in Canadian Comedy Awards
. Why our current affairs program is in the running still
perplexes us but regardless, we'd love to take home hardware this fall.
Plus, listeners in Vancouver will be able to catch a very special live taping of our show as part of the 2012 Olio Festival
taking place at the end of September. Related: Feedback: Our angriest phone call ever and an interview with Irving Spence Mixed Martial Arts Moms NFLD Introduces Helmets for Young Drivers Offensive Canadian Tourism Campaign Best of This Is That: Pearson Airport, smoked salmon, the Last Spike, Titanic iceberg, Toronto boy pageant