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The Public is a program exploring arts & contemporary society through in-depth conversations with today’s most compelling thinkers, writers, artists and public personalities. Hosted by Kevin Caners for CIUT 89.5 FM, out of The University of Toronto.
 
Radiowaves is a show that takes you into the studios and behind the mics of the renowned voices of public radio and podcasting. Through long-form and intimate conversations, Radiowaves explores the minds of the likes of Ira Glass, Jad Abumrad, Amy Goodman, Peter Sagal, and many other radio greats. From their professional origins and the secrets of their craft to their views on politics and the media landscape: if you have ever been curious to learn more about the voices you listen to, this i ...
 
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For over 15 years Alex Blumberg was a producer at This American Life, where he gained acclaim for producing superb and timely investigative pieces like The Giant Pool of Money, and When Patents Attack. But since August he's found himself in a decidedly new role, as the CEO of a startup podcasting company called Gimlet media. And through a bit of lu…
 
A new interview with world-renowned intellectual Noam Chomsky. In this conversation Chomsky reflects on the challenge to humanity posed by climate change, what ordinary citizens can do to combat it, and shares some of the lessons he's gleaned from his life including what his advice would be for present and future generations concerned about the fat…
 
Robert Krulwich is best known these days as the co-host of WNYC's Radiolab, but his career in journalism stretches back decades. From the heady early days of NPR to reporting for CBS and ABC News, Krulwich has broken ground and throughout his career proved a truly distinctive voice in the journalistic landscape. He's also picked up some rather incr…
 
Award-winning Canadian author Michael Crummey has just come out with his latest novel 'Sweetland' which tells the story of one man's response to the resettlement of his small struggling Newfoundland community. What results is a fascinating meditation on death, resilience, and a way of life that is rapidly disappearing. In this wide-ranging conversa…
 
New York Times columnist David Carr has become one of the most insightful reporters of what is happening within the world of media and journalism today. From Glenn Greenwald and the NSA revelations, to the struggles of mid-size newspapers, to his own turbulent past with addiction, our wide-ranging conversation with David Carr.…
 
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 gover…
 
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 chang…
 
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 abo…
 
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 u…
 
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-fi…
 
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…
 
Author Alexander Maksik has recently released his second novel called A Marker to Measure Drift. It tells the story of Jacqueline, a young liberian woman who has fled the civil war engulfing her country, and is now haunted by the memory of the trauma in her recent past. Alexander Maksik has written for publications including Harper's, The New York …
 
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 abou…
 
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…
 
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 oversea…
 
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 essen…
 
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…
 
This week a conversation with renowned progressive political icon Ralph Nader. In the interview Nader reflects on the four decades he's spent working as a consumer advocate and outspoken public figure, the current state of American democracy (including why things were better under Nixon than they are under Obama), and speaks to the challenges facin…
 
This week, a conversation with Toronto Filmmaker Alan Zweig about his new documentary 15 Reasons To Live, in which through fifteen separate chapters and personal portraits he reflects on the various facets of the human experience that make life worth living, from Love and Work to Humour and Friendship. A touching meditation on the art of living, an…
 
In 2010, indie rockers The National are about to embark on their biggest international tour yet when lead singer Matt Berninger invites his younger at times floundering brother Tom along to be part of the tour crew. Tom agrees, and brings his camera with him to document the journey. What follows is anything but smooth sailing. From Tom's highs to l…
 
We have all clicked agree to lengthy "Terms and Conditions" documents in order to use of everything from iTunes to Facebook and Gmail. But exacty what does it say in these documents? And what does it mean for our right to privacy and the use of our data? Now the new documentary film 'Terms And Conditions May Apply' takes a look at these questions, …
 
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