BELLEVUE, WASHINGTON - I try to find seasonal themes for my weekly radio pick, and this week the CBC obliged. This time of year, many people are shopping, especially for toys for children. An increasingly popular gift this time of year for boys has been Thomas the Tank engine--but did you ever realize the conservative messages inherent in the Thomas stories? Political Science professor Shauna Wilton of the University of Alberta presented such views about fifteen minutes in to the second half-hour of the CBC's As It Happens.
Listen to streaming Windows Media of As It Happens "Thomas the Tank Engine"