Streams

 

Canada

PRI's The World

It's not every day that a 10-year-old blind boy from Quebec sings the blues

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

A blind 10-year-old boy from Quebec named Félix has become a YouTube sensation for his take on a B.B. King classic. And counselors at his summer camp for blind children say he's helping inspire other kids to have more confidence in themselves.

Comment

PRI's The World

Be careful the next time you leave the country with your bagpipes

Friday, August 08, 2014

18-year-old Campbell Webster had his bagpipes seized while crossing the US-Canada border, just days before he was due to fly to Scotland for the World Pipe Band Championships. That's because the pipes are made out of ivory, and new rules about the ivory trade are tripping up musicians like him.

Comment

PRI's The World

Female soccer players launch a turf war over next year's Women's World Cup

Friday, August 08, 2014

Some of the best female soccer players in the world say playing next year's Women's World Cup in Canada on artificial grass fields is both dangerous and discriminatory — and that FIFA would never ask the men to do the same.

Comment

PRI's The World

It's not OK to wear a Native American headdress at this Canadian music festival

Friday, August 01, 2014

Native American headdresses have been everywhere this year, from fashion shows to musical festivals to the heads of Kardashians. But one place they won't be is the Bass Coast Festival in British Columbia, which has banned headdresses out of respect for its native neighbors.

Comment

The Takeaway

Canada's Winning Contribution to the World Cup: Grass

Monday, July 07, 2014

The last time Canada played in the World Cup they lost every game. But as the semi-finals get underway this week, a little bit of Canada will be on every field.

Comment

On The Media

Canadians Now Have to Ask For Permission To Spam You

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Canadian lawmakers passed a very ambitious anti-spam law that goes into effect July 1. Individual spammers can be fined up to $1 million, companies that spam can be fined up to $10 million, according to the CBC. 

Read More

Comments [1]

Selected Shorts

The Stories of Alice Munro: Young Love

Friday, May 16, 2014

Guest host Hope Davis presents a coming-of-age story by Nobel Prize winner Alice Munro, and a quirky romance by Aimee Bender.

Comment

Selected Shorts

Meeting the Wrong Man

Friday, May 16, 2014

This reading by Amy Ryan of Alice Munro’s “How I Met My Husband” is part of the SELECTED SHORTS program “The Stories of Alice Munro: Young Love,” hosted by Hope Davis.

Comments [1]

Radiolab

'Don't Touch Me,' Said Canada. 'I Won't!' Said The USA. So They Moved 20 Feet Apart

Friday, April 25, 2014

Canada and the USA agreed to create a 20-foot-wide corridor between them that runs for 5,500 continuous miles. Cartographers drew the line straight, but engineers built it crooked. Take a look.

Read More

Comments [5]

The Choral Mix with Kent Tritle

Choral Canadians

Sunday, March 16, 2014

This week’s edition of the Choral Mix is a survey of the vast musical landscape of Canada, from early music ensembles to modern masterpieces.

Comments [5]

Soundcheck

Gig Alert (гиг-анонс): Blue Hawaii

Friday, February 07, 2014

It's "From Russia, With Soundcheck" Week -- and that means that we're "Gig Alerting" bands in, you guessed it, Russia. Today, hear music from a Montreal duo whose slick electropop songs are turning heads. 

Comments [1]

The Brian Lehrer Show

AmeriCanada!; Pregnancy Myths; Evolutionary Medicine

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Journalist Diane Francis has a modest proposal: the U.S. and Canada should merge. She talks about what both countries could bring to the partnership. Plus: neuroscientist Sam Harris on lying; economist Emily Oster debunks pregnancy myths about what’s dangerous for a woman who is expecting; and a deep look at “mismatch diseases”; how to be a friend to a friend who is sick; and an urban monk talks about spirituality in the city.

On The Media

Would You Like A Canadian Politician To Say Hi To You?

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Yesterday, the Ottawa Citizen posted a link to a website that featured a scandal-tainted Canadian Senator named Mike Duffy doing a fundraising pitch. Given ongoing accusations that Duffy was misappropriating government funds, it was an interesting piece of web-arcana that the conservative party certainly wouldn't want to draw attention to. But what made it amazing wasn't the pitch.

Read More

Comments [1]

The Brian Lehrer Show

Obamacare Now; Scott Stringer; Disabled in Emergencies; AmeriCanada

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Far fewer people have signed up for Obamacare than the federal government expected. NPR's Julie Rovner talks about how Obamacare might be salvaged. Plus: NYC Comptroller-elect Scott Stringer discusses his agenda for the office; reforming emergency policies to better serve people with disabilities; and why Diane Francis thinks the United States and Canada should merge.

Selected Shorts

Deceptively Simple: A Conversation with Nobel Laureate Alice Munro

Thursday, October 17, 2013

On October 10th it was announced that the 2013 Nobel Prize for Literature would go to 82-year-old Canadian writer Alice Munro.

Comment

On The Media

The Hilarious Face of Canadian Propaganda

Friday, September 06, 2013

Sixty-one years ago today, the nation of Canada launched their first TV station. Which means today is as good a day as any to talk about Canadian Heritage minutes. 

Read More

Comments [12]

Soundcheck

Jazz Vocalist Laila Biali, In The Studio

Monday, July 22, 2013

Hear Canadian jazz vocalist and pianist Laila Biali perform in the Soundcheck studio.

Comments [2]

The Takeaway

How Paternity Leave Helps Families and the Economy

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Catherine Rampell, economics reporter for our partner The New York Times, wrote a piece for this Sunday's New York Times Magazine that profiles the success of Canada in boosting its economy by incentivizing paternity leave.

Comments [3]

The Takeaway

Is Abe Lincoln Safe?

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Today marks the last day the Royal Canadian Mint will distribute the penny, a coin that has been in production in Canada for more than 150 years. The sinking of the Canadian penny is a recognition of the reality that it costs of 1.6 cents to manufacture a penny, and that many people consider them more of a nuisance than a denomination of money.

Comments [10]