Lisa Ayuso


Lisa Ayuso is the web producer at CBC Radio's IDEAS, based in Toronto. She’s been with CBC Radio since 1999 working on various shows. Some of you may recognize her as the Clockwatcher on Workology with Jane Farrow, which ran from 2001-2003. In 2019, Lisa worked with the CBC Podcasts team to launch CBC's Pride Page, a hub for content on the diverse lives and experiences of the LGBT community.

Latest from Lisa Ayuso

Dear Prime Minister: Our listeners have something to say

Tuesday on The Current, we asked our listeners what they want the new Prime Minister of Canada to focus on in office. Here is what they told us.

Our political panel looks back at 2014 in Ottawa and beyond

​Four of Canada's top political journalists take a look back at the year in Canadian politics, and what may be in store for 2015.

The Design Behind ... The Condom

Today we look at the story behind the design of some of the most intimate of apparel. Andrea Tone, professor and Canada's Research Chair in the Social History of Medicine at McGill University takes us through the ages to explore how condoms became revolutionary....

The Design Behind .... Child Proof Containers

Today we look at an invaluable design we are all familiar with... child proof containers and the role Canadian doctor Henri Breault had in the invention of bottle caps that are now known as the 'palm and turn'....

Checking-In on end of life decisions, fighting for personal space & how a cyborg 'hears' colour

Staking limits on the personal space around ourselves and implanting electronics inside ourselves. This week's Friday host Chris Hadfield joins Anna Maria in studio to go through our listeners' thoughts on some of the stories of the week....

Gamification: Creating new education tools by applying video games to classroom learning

You may have thought gaming was a way for students to avoid the realities of education ... but some professors have designed entire courses as an online game. Teachers adding game-based learning to the mix say it improves critical thinking and keeps students engaged. Today we're looking at Reading, Writing and Avatars....

The Design Behind .... Cataract Surgery

British eye surgeon Sir Harold Ridley revolutionized the treatment of cataracts, when the lens inside the eye becomes clouded, with his invention of the intraocular lens. The Current's Sarah Grant goes behind the design to tell us more about this ground breaking idea....

'Cyborg' hears the colours he cannot see: 'I don't feel I'm wearing technology ... I feel I am technology.'

The Current launches its "By Design" series with a man who calls himself a cyborg because of the brain implant he designed that allows him to him "hear" colour.

Canadians call in and share their dementia stories

We heard stories from across the country about what it's like living with dementia, or caring for loved ones that have dementia. And experts answered your questions about the medical and social issues raised by a dementia diagnosis....

Patient-Centred Care: Changing the way we treat people with dementia

The Alzheimer Society of Canada is calling on care homes to change their culture, and to adopt a philosophy known as person-centred care. It recognizes that dementia patients still have a right to a fulfilling and joyful life....