Broadcasting Canada






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A conversation with Dr. Brian Goldman, the host of CBC Radio One's White Coat, Black Art about his beginnings in medicine, his path into becoming one Canada's best known health journalists, and his thoughts on some of the primary issues within the medical profession today.

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A look back on our wide-ranging interview with Linden MacIntyre, who in May announced his plans to retire from the CBC and The Fifth Estate in order to spare the program from worse impacts as a result of the funding cuts.

We speak about his beginnings as a reporter, the challenges facing journalism, and discuss what he describes as the Harper government's mission to "fundamentally reshape Canada"


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IDEAS is one of the most renowned and long-running programs in the history of CBC Radio. Through documentary storytelling it explores topics as diverse as philosophy, history, culture, and politics to science. Since 1999 the program has been hosted by Paul Kennedy. We sat down with Paul to speak about his unlikely beginnings with the CBC, the changing landscape of journalism, and a canoeing adventure down the Mackenzie river.

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Jeffrey Dvorkin has spent most of his professional life in the world of broadcasting and has held senior level positions at both NPR and the CBC. We speak about the challenges facing public broadcasting, and how the CBC could potentially be re-imagined based on the successes of National Public Radio in America.

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Our conversation with storyteller, CBC broadcaster, and all around Canadian renaissance woman, Sook-Yin Lee

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As the host of Metro Morning, the local CBC Radio Toronto morning show, it is Matt Galloway's task to reflect life in Canada's biggest city, and be Torontonians-guide to the politics, culture, and going-ons of the day. We speak about his beginnings in radio, the city he loves, and the idea of radio as community building.

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Mark Starowicz has been the brains behind some of the most legendary CBC news programs of the past few decades, including As It Happens, Sunday Morning, and The Journal. We look back to the reasons why the CBC was first founded, and discuss the state that public broadcasting currently finds itself in.

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Fred Penner, the renowned Canadian children’s performer and beloved television personality behind Fred Penner's place on CBC, speaks about his life growing up in Winnipeg, the TV show that endeared him to a generation, and his belief in the transformative power of music.

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As the host and creator of the CBC Radio program Spark, Nora Young has been our guide to examining technology's impact on culture and society - and the curiosities of navigating life in the 21st century. Now we speak to Canada's technological thinker about her life in journalism, the creation of Spark, and some of the still unanswered questions about our relationship to technology that have her most intrigued.

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As the host of Drive on CBC Radio 2, Rich Terfry is known to Canadians not only for his work as a CBC broadcaster, but also for being the talented hip-hop artist known as Buck 65. In this conversation we speak about the rather unusual experinces he had growing up in small town Nova Scotia, his pursuit of baseball, his beginnings in music, and the uncertainty facing CBC Radio 2 in the wake of the cuts.

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Jonathan Goldstein's Wiretap is one of the most intriguing programs on all of CBC Radio. It combines fiction with reality, humour with philosophic musings, and phone conversations with monologue reflections. But above all, each Wiretap episode is a fascinating thirty minute meditation into life and its absurdities, and a glimpse into the thought-filled mind of host Jonathan Goldstein.  We speak to Jonathan about his life as a writer, his beginnings in radio, and the advantages and drawbacks of experiencing life with an outsider's perspective.

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Wade Rowland is an author, journalist, and university professor who has written a book called Saving the CBC: Balancing Profit and Public Service. We talk about the CBC's uncertain future, how it has gone astray, and what can be done - if Canadians mobilize - to create a healthy and sustainable CBC that can once again play an invaluable role in the social and cultural life of this country.

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As Executive Director of Radio & Audio at CBC, Chris Boyce oversees the content and programming that Canadians hear on CBC Radio from coast to coast. We talk about the successes and challenges currently facing CBC radio, the impact of the recent budget cuts, as well as the difficult decision to introduce ads on CBC Radio 2.

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Rick Mercer has become beloved by Canadians across the country for his quick wit, adventurous outings, and refreshingly honest and biting take on our political system. From 22 Minutes to the Rick Mercer Report, we talk to Canada's best known funny man about his life growing up in Newfoundland, the importance of satire, and his career poking fun at life in the great white north.

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Eleanor Wachtel is the host of Writers & Company on CBC Radio One and is considered by many to be one of the finest interviewers in broadcasting. In her over two decades on the air, she has had in-depth conversations with the likes of Alice Munro, Susan Sontag, George Saunders and Jane Goodall. We speak to Eleanor about her childhood growing up in Montreal, her early love of books, and how she became the curious and insightful interviewer we know her as today.

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Michael Enright has been the host of CBC Radio's The Sunday Edition since 2000, and is one of the most renowned names in Canadian broadcasting. From young newspaper reporter to host of As It Happens, we speak to Enright about his life and career in print and radio.

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George Stroumboulopoulos first came to the CBC in 2005 with The Hour, and in the time that has elapsed since then he's interviewed everyone from Will Ferrell to Noam Chomsky - not to mention virtually every well-known Canadian icon one can think of. We turn the tables on the man with the big red chairs and the impressively long name, and learn about his childhood growing up around Toronto, and his unlikely path into becoming one of this country's best known broadcasters.

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Each weekday morning for 90 minutes, CBC Radio's The Current delves into the politics, issues and debates of the day. It is one of the most influential current affairs programs in Canadian society, and it has been hosted by Anna Maria Tremonti since it launched in 2002. In this interview Anna Maria reflects on the memorable moments she's had in her over 10 years as host, and the challenges facing journalism. She also sheds light on how the program comes together each day.

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In the years since it launched in 2006 as CBC Radio's flagship arts and culture program, Q has become one of the most successful and most-listened-to radio programs in Canada. And as the host and co-creator, much of the show's success goes to Jian Ghomeshi, who has won over legions of listeners and fans with his insightful interviewing style, engaging curiosity, and thoughtful opening essays. In this interview Jian opens up about the critical role that the arts have played in his life, his formative years in Thornhill Ontario, and why he believes that public broadcasting is so essential to the character of Canada.

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As the anchor of CBC's The National for over 25 years, Peter Mansbridge has been guiding Canadians through the events, news items and issues of the day. In this interview the veteran news broadcaster speaks about his childhood in Ottawa, his unlikely beginnings with the CBC, and the one interview he would still most like to do.

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With a 45 year history and close to a million listeners, As It Happens is one of the longest running and arguably most important radio programs in Canada. It has been hosted by some of Canada's most distinquished broadcast journalists from Barbara Frum to Michael Enright, and most recently, Carol Off. In this interview Carol speaks about her beginnings as a journalist, her teenage years spent on the road, and the diminishing role of public space and institutions in Canada.

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Linden MacIntyre, A co-host of CBC TV's The Fifth Estate, has had a distinguished career as a reporter, and is considered by many to be one of Canada's best investigative journalists. In this interview he reflects on his life and career, from growing up in rural Cape Breton and his years as a newspaper reporter, to his time covering stories overseas.

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A co-host of CBC TV's The Fifth Estate, Linden MacIntyre has had a distinguished career as a reporter spanning decades and is considered by many to be one of Canada's best investigative journalists. In this interview he reflects on his life and career, from growing up in rural Cape Breton, and his years as a newspaper reporter, to his time covering stories overseas.

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The host of CBC Radio's Day 6, Brent Bambury's career in broadcasting is one that has truly run the gamut. From hosting the underground music program Brave New Waves, to being a local sportscaster, Brent has done it all. In this interview Brent speaks about his remarkably varied career in radio and TV, and the eclectic interests and strong sense of curiosity that have propelled him forward throughout his life and work.

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Our extended conversation with Stuart McLean, host of CBC Radio's The Vinyl Cafe

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Stuart McLean has been a familiar voice on the Canadian airwaves for decades. This celebrated broadcaster and storyteller behind The Vinyl Cafe shares insights into his life and career - from his days growing up in Montreal and his struggles with school, to making the leap into storytelling, and his passionate belief in the Canadian experiment.

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As the host of CBC Radio's Quirks and Quarks, Bob McDonald has been our guide into the quirky, strange, and unbelievable world of scientific research and discovery. The long time broadcaster speaks about the remarkable journey he followed in becoming a science journalist, his philosophy into the importance of science, and the wonder with which he sees the universe and our place in it.

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As a longtime correspondent for CBC's The National, Adrienne Arsenault has reported on some of the most critical stories and events not only from across Canada, but around the world as well. In this conversation she sheds light on her beginnings as a journalist, how she has been impacted by her reporting abroad, and the unique oddities in lifestyle that come with being a foreign correspondent.

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David Suzuki is not only one of Canada's best known environmentalists and scientists, he is also one of this country's most distinguished broadcasters. The longtime host of The Nature of Things speaks about his life, his early days as a scientist, the importance of public broadcasting, and why communicating science to the general public is so essential.

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CBC Radio 3 host and storyteller Grant Lawrence knows the music industry inside out, having toured with his band the Smugglers for almost two decades before coming to the CBC. Grant shares stories from his touring days, his awkward teenage years when he was tormented by bullies, and what sparked his love for music and storytelling.

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From Morningside to The Next Chapter, Shelagh Rogers has been a familiar companion to CBC listeners for decades. In this interview, Shelagh speaks about her childhood growing up in Ottawa, her beginnings in radio at Queen's University, the first time she met Peter Gzowski, and her decades long battle with depression.

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