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It's Time to Defend Public Broadcasting - Jian Ghomeshi

I had to come out of hiding to share Q host Jian Ghomeshi’s recent audio essay entitled It’s Time to Defend Public Broadcasting. Due to the most recent round of budget cuts last week, an excess of 650 people left or are due to leave CBC, which is in addition to the last big round of cuts made all too recently. 233 more words

Audio Essay

Jonathan Goldstein: To bleep, or not to bleep on the radio, or just sit back and have a pastry

Wednesday. 6:30 a.m. The phone rings.

“I’m sending over roly-poly,” my mother says.

This is how her phone calls go. No hello. No how are you. 533 more words


Day 6 for April 12: The half-dozen most interesting facts and figures Brent Bambury found this week

Each week, CBC Radio’s Brent Bambury collects six of the oddest and most interesting news items for you to peruse. This week: spiders that are attracted to gas prompt a car recall, strippers at a nursing home and an apartment building that caters to “multiple chemical sensitivity.” 180 more words


Jeffrey Dvorkin: Turn the CBC into a Canadian Netflix

Can the CBC Be Saved?

Or, more to the point, should the CBC be saved? It’s a question asked in Canada about as often as “What does Quebec want?” and “When will the Leafs win the cup?” 1,098 more words

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The Beltline with The Junction Trio

The Beltline with Jamie Thompson & Maura Trassa Lawlor + fragments of an interview with David Suzuki (retrieved from CBC Radio Q w/ Jian Ghomeshi). 418 more words


Jonathan Goldstein: My dad wasn't lying — Brooklyn had salt water taps back in the day

During a recent visit to New York City, I did something I’ve always meant to do. I got on the 6 train and, at the last stop, after everyone got off, I stayed on board. 626 more words


Word Watch: conversation • Journalists should reclaim the word "interview"

I’m not sure when it started, but the “conversation” bug seems to have infected everyone at CBC Radio, at least in Toronto.

It may have spread more widely, but I’m a dedicated CBC Radio listener, and the aural assault is the more noticeable than if it appears in print or is used on TV with the distraction of visuals. 127 more words