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This Is That

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This Is That is a current affairs program that doesn't just talk about the issues, it fabricates them. Nothing's off limits--politics, business, culture, justice, science, religion--if it's relevant to Canadians, we'll find out the "This" and the "That" of the story. Each week, hosts Pat Kelly and Peter Oldring will introduce you to the voices that give this country character and through these stories provide a new perspective as to what it means to live in Canada.

This Is That is a current affairs program that doesn't just talk about the issues, it fabricates them. Nothing's off limits--politics, business, culture, justice, science, religion--if it's relevant to Canadians, we'll find out the "This" and the "That" of the story. Each week, hosts Pat Kelly and Peter Oldring will introduce you to the voices that give this country character and through these stories provide a new perspective as to what it means to live in Canada.
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Location:

Vancouver, BC

Networks:

CBC

Description:

This Is That is a current affairs program that doesn't just talk about the issues, it fabricates them. Nothing's off limits--politics, business, culture, justice, science, religion--if it's relevant to Canadians, we'll find out the "This" and the "That" of the story. Each week, hosts Pat Kelly and Peter Oldring will introduce you to the voices that give this country character and through these stories provide a new perspective as to what it means to live in Canada.

Language:

English

Contact:

416-205-3700


Episodes

Wedding tax credit, hit new board game, inspirational quote factory

12/7/2017
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We talk with a disgruntled bride who thinks that Canadians should receive a tax credit for their weddings, we interview the inventor of this Christmas’ most popular board game, and we go undercover to investigate the seedy world of inspirational quotes.

Duration: 00:28:06


Britain’s new embassy, Jerky the Gerbil, Melting Man festival

11/30/2017
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We talk with a spokesperson from the British government who is unhappy with their new embassy in Canada; we learn about Canadian government’s new initiative to teach kids not to be jerks & we visit a Saskatchewan town for the first ‘Melting Man' festival.

Duration: 00:28:07


Boot camp ban, celebrity commencement speeches, largest mass divorce

11/23/2017
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We talk with a person who wants to ban group exercise in all of Toronto’s public parks, we find out the secret behind viral celebrity commencement speeches, and we visit a town in Manitoba that’s trying to organize the world’s largest mass divorce.

Duration: 00:28:07


Drug dealers against legalization, Canada’s top airport, Baby Jason

11/16/2017
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We talk with a drug dealer who opposes the legalization of marijuana, we learn about Canada’s best and worst airports, and we find out what became of a baby that was stuck in a well.

Duration: 00:28:08


O Canada on Flights, Password Protection, Prison Punchlines

11/9/2017
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We speak with a Canadian petitioning to make singing the national anthem mandatory before all domestic flights, we talk to a security expert about how to create strong passwords, and we visit a prison that’s using standup comedy to rehabilitate inmates.

Duration: 00:28:15


Canadians react to Grey Cup being renamed to ‘Canada’s Big Concert’

11/2/2017
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We received lots of feedback for a story we did last week about the CFL rebranding the Grey Cup to Canada’s Big Concert. Here’s what real Canadians had to say about the story.

Duration: 00:03:37


Mount Everest for Sale, Baby Boomer Comic, Nudist Oil Company

11/2/2017
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We speak with the Texas billionaire that’s purchasing Mount Everest, we find out why baby boomers are going crazy over a new comic book, and we explore Fort McMurray’s first and only nudist oil company.

Duration: 00:28:09


Grey Cup Rebrand, Three Dollar Store, Corn Contest Riot

10/26/2017
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We find out why the Grey Cup is being rebranded as Canada’s Big Concert. The CEO of Dollar Farm joins us to talk about why he’s changing the name of his store to the 3 Dollar Farm. And will Hillmont, Ont riot again for not having the Best Corn in Ontario?

Duration: 00:29:25


Tim Horton’s Bread Bowl, Drop-Ocalypse Nightmare, Life on Repeat

10/19/2017
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We speak with the person who’s suing Tim Hortons for taking the bread bowl off the menu, we find out what it is like being stuck on an amusement park ride for 48 hours, and we talk to a man who has had the same song stuck in his head for six years.

Duration: 00:28:10


MMA for Kids, Prehistoric Sandwich, DVD Alberta

10/12/2017
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This week: Red Deer, Alberta’s is putting MMA octagons in city parks. Could an object found in the ice of the Canadian Arctic be the world’s oldest sandwich? And we visit DVD, Alberta to see how they’re dealing with the loss of their only industry.

Duration: 00:28:16


Ottawa Rage Room, Stay-at-Home Dad Disgrace, Lightning Town

10/5/2017
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This week: Overspending in Ottawa? We look into the $2.4 million ‘rage room’ where MPs smash things. Stay-at-home dad disgrace: An Ontario man is revealed to be gainfully employed. And we visit a Saskatchewan town that’s considering moving to be hit by mo

Duration: 00:28:07


Computer Artist, Genealogy Nightmare, Facebook Fight

9/28/2017
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Human vs. Machine! We talk with an inventor who claims his computer is a better artist than Picasso. A Calgary man is distraught to discover that he was actually born in Edmonton. And we visit Winnipeg to witness online arguments happening in real life.

Duration: 00:28:08


Casino for kids, Canada’s nicest person, Gary’s Comet

9/21/2017
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This week: Viva Las Vegas! The city of sin opens the world’s first casino for children. Can you be too nice? We speak with Canada’s nicest person. And we explore a Nova Scotia man’s struggle to have a comet named after him.

Duration: 00:28:07


Tote Bag Solution, Eye Contact App, Manitoba’s Unmelting Snowman

9/14/2017
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This week: Are Canadians addicted to tote bags? We talk with a man who developed an app that’s helping people socialize. And we visit a town torn apart by a controversial snowman.

Duration: 00:28:05


Can-Con Netflix, Undercover Gone Wrong, National Smokers Museum

9/7/2017
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This week: Should Netflix Canada only stream Canadian content? We speak with a police officer that accidentally spent 15 years undercover. And the National Smokers Museum finally closes after 44 years.

Duration: 00:28:05


Group of 7, Funny Speech Writer, InFlight Disaster, Radio Tower Keeper

8/28/2017
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Why is the National Museum letting high school kids finish incomplete works by the Group of 7? We meet Canada’s funniest political speech writer. What happened to flight 343? We spend the day with one of Canada’s radio tower keepers. (Repeat)

Duration: 00:28:09


Ads on Money, Rom Com Con, Dutch Dance Troupe, Jingle Kings

8/21/2017
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The Canadian mint is putting ads on money. We profile a new sporting craze - ‘hunt and release’. An amateur dance company has accidentally booked the SkyDome. We hang out with Canada’s Jingle Kings. (Repeat)

Duration: 00:28:11


MP Forgets Names, Iceberg 150, Street Art Trashed, Cross Country Skiing

8/14/2017
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Why can’t this MP remember anyone’s name? Jump aboard an iceberg that’s being trucked across the country. We find out what happened to some confusing street art in Lethbridge. Plus we profile Canada’s most reckless sport - cross country skiing. (Repeat)

Duration: 00:28:09


100 Surgeries, Country Star, Missing Aqua Taxi, Michelin Star Gas Station

8/7/2017
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Calgary surgeon attempts to do 100 surgeries in 100 hours. We profile Canada’s fastest rising country star. A Vancouver Aqua Taxi tries to make it to Hawaii. We eat at Canada’s only Michelin Star restaurant ... a gas station. (Repeat)

Duration: 00:28:09


Nude Stamp, CFL Motivational Speaker, National Recycling, Lloydminster Conflict

7/31/2017
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Canada Post is releasing a nude stamp. CFL kicker that never played a game makes big money motivational speaking. We look at Canada’s new national recycling program. Why can’t the towns of Lloydminster, AB/SK get along? (Repeat)

Duration: 00:28:09

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