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This Is That

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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

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


Kiss Cam Ban, Tick Talks, Discrimination Baker, Haunted Zamboni

7/24/2017
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An Ottawa mother wants to ban the ‘kiss cam’ at sporting events. We profile a 15 second lecture series. We find out why a baker wouldn’t sell a wedding cake to heterosexual couple. We try and find the Haunted Zamboni. (Repeat)

Duration: 00:28:09


Selfie Kid, Graffiti Counselor, Golf Course, Accidental Pianist

7/17/2017
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A Calgary boy is suing his parents for posting embarrassing photos to social media. We meet Toronto’s new graffiti councilor. Why is a golf course in Ontario trying to become a national park? We hear the beautiful music of The Accidental Pianist (Repeat)

Duration: 00:28:05


Fake Ontario Trees, Teen Suit Trend, Unicycle Cop, Handmade Pharmaceuticals

7/10/2017
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Why are fake trees being erected in Ontario Parks? We highlight the latest craze with teens: 3 piece suits. We talk to a cop who’s been banned from riding his unicycle on duty. And we head to the Moncton farmer’s market to sample some handmade. [Repeat]

Duration: 00:28:11


This Is That - Best of 2016

12/29/2016
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Pete and Pat play their favourite stories of the year 2016.

Duration: 00:28:18


This is That presents 'The Christmas Letter'

12/22/2016
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After librarian Dorothy Shunt finds an old letter written to Santa hidden inside an encyclopedia, she becomes compelled to find its author.

Duration: 00:28:18


Swedish Xmas Party, Shakespeare in the Sky, Health Nog, Snowball Fight in a Box

12/15/2016
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Why weren’t any Canadian delegates invited to Sweden’s holiday party? Air Canada is now presenting The Bard. We try a new holiday drink. We meet the toy inventor behind Snowball Fight in a Box.

Duration: 00:28:19


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

12/8/2016
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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.

Duration: 00:27:45


Canadian Recruits, Hunt and Release, Dutch Dance Troupe, Jingle Kings

12/1/2016
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The US Military is wanting to enlist Canadians. 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.

Duration: 00:27:30


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

11/24/2016
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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.

Duration: 00:27:30


Toboggan Registry, Rom-Com Con, Bonhomme Wedding, World’s Fastest Man

11/17/2016
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Manitoba wants a toboggan registry. We attend the world’s biggest romantic comedy convention. Bonhomme de Neige is getting married. Does the world’s fastest man live in Nova Scotia?

Duration: 00:27:30


100 Surgeries, Country Star, Toronto Blackout 2017, Michelin Star Gas Station

11/10/2016
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Calgary surgeon attempts to do 100 surgeries in 100 hours. We profile Canada’s fastest rising country star. A group wants to recreate the 2003 Toronto blackout. We eat at Canada’s only Michelin Star restaurant ... a gas station.

Duration: 00:28:08


Niagara Leaf Raking, CFL Motivational Speaker, National Recycling, Lloydminster Conflict

11/3/2016
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Niagara on the Lake, ON passes bylaw that cracks down on leaf raking. 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?

Duration: 00:28:08


Kiss Cam Ban, Tick Talks, Discrimination Baker, Haunted Zamboni

10/28/2016
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An Ottawa mother wants to ban the ‘kiss cam’ at sporting events. We profile a 15 second lecture series. We find out why a baker wouldn’t sell a wedding cake to heterosexual couple. We try and find the Haunted Zamboni.

Duration: 00:28:14

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