Saturday, November 22, 2008

Radio Pick: How It Happens

TORONTO, ONTARIO - This week's radio pick is a local show, so to speak.

There really could be only one selection this week. As It Happens, the flagship program of CBC Radio One produced in Toronto, celebrated its 40th anniversary on Tuesday. The "phone out" program has survived longer than I have been alive for not just one reason, but many. Their quest to get through on the phone to newsmakers often leads to amazing interviews, and their sense of humor--unmistakeably Canadian--comes through regardless. The 84-minute, three-part 40th anniversary show, besides having some significant old clips and stories, focused on how the show is put together--the tales from the producers and the writers were particularly notable. For anyone interested in radio, this show is a must-listen.

Listen to streaming Windows Media of As It Happens "How It Happens" Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3

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