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Regular Channel Programming

Q

Q
Weekdays 2 am, 10 am, and 8 pm ET

Q is an energetic daily arts, culture and entertainment magazine that takes you on a smart and surprising ride, interviewing personalities and tackling the cultural issues that matter.

Hosted by Jian Ghomeshi, with his trademark wit and spontaneity, Q covers pop culture and high arts alike with forays into the most provocative and compelling cultural trends.

From music icons like Van Morrison and Neil Young; smart conversations with everyone from Al Gore to Barbara Walters; CNN operas; to the branding of politicians... Q brings you big names, big ideas, and those paving the way on the cultural landscape. Q is your cultural intervention!

The Current

The Current
Weekdays 8:37 am, 4:30 pm, and 10 pm ET

The Current is a meeting place of perspectives, ideas and voices, with a fresh take on issues that affect Canadians today. Our team of journalists--based in every major region of the country--think locally and globally. We bring new insight to stories that Canadians are talking about now, and we uncover stories they'll be talking about next week and next year.

We don't just talk about the issues. We poke and prod them and look at them from new angles, shedding light on what needs to be exposed and taking delight in the surprising twists and turns our stories take. Nothing's off limits--politics, business, culture, justice, science, religion--if it's pertinent to Canadians, it's on the Current agenda.

Host Anna Maria Tremonti is our focal point. Her wealth of experience and journalistic savvy bring depth and sharpness to The Current as it unfolds from coast to coast to coast.

Ideas

Ideas
Weekdays 9 pm, Mondays 2 pm, Tuesdays to Saturdays 3 am ET

Ideas is eclectic in form and content. We cover social issues, culture and the arts, geopolitics, history, biography, science and technology, and the humanities. Most of our programs are documentaries in which thoughts are gathered, contexts explored, and connections made.

The 1965 premiere broadcast of Ideas (at first called The Best Ideas You'll Hear Tonight) was on the CBC-FM network, amalgamating two former series titled University of the Air and The Learning Stage. The first three programs featured a discussion of Darwin's theory of evolution and an interview with members of the CBC Galapagos Expedition, a series called Peace on Earth, the music of Villa-Lobos, and a talk by Earle Birney about poetry and creativity. Back in 1965 The CBC Times announced that "full-attention programming is what CBC-FM radio offers its listeners. IDEAS is a series prepared for people who just enjoy thinking."

Ideas also plays host to The Massey Lectures, sponsored by CBC Radio in cooperation with Massey College at the University of Toronto, and created to honour Vincent Massey, former Governor-General of Canada and an energetic advocate for the humanities in Canada. Inaugurated in 1961, and heard on IDEAS since the program's creation in 1965, the Massey Lectures "enable distinguished authorities to communicate the results of original study on important subjects of contemporary interest".

World at Six with Alison Smith

World at Six with Alison Smith
Weekdays 6 pm ET

The World at Six is CBC Radio's flagship news program hosted by Alison Smith.   Smith began her journalism career in Toronto, covering municipal and provincial politics.  Before assuming her position with The World At Six in the fall of 2009, Smith was the Washington correspondent for CBC Television. She spent four years travelling through the United States and covered the historic election of President Barack Obama.   Smith became a news host with the launch of CBC Newsworld in 1989, anchoring and reporting on the major stories of the day across Canada and around the globe.  She has hosted numerous news programs, including This Day, The Lead, Newsworld Reports, Sunday Report and CBC News Morning. She has also anchored a wide-range of live events, including South Africa's first multi-racial election, the death of Princess Diana, and the 60th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.   

Vinyl Café

Vinyl Café
Tuesdays 5 am and 11 pm, Thursdays 1 pm, Fridays 7 am, and Sundays 12 pm and 11 pm ET

The Vinyl Cafe is a radio show written and hosted by Stuart McLean featuring stories, essays and music (both live and recorded). The Vinyl Cafe stories are about Dave, owner of the second hand record store, and they are collected in books and on CD. The stories also feature Dave's wife, Morley, their two children, Sam and Stephanie, and assorted friends and neighbours. The motto of Dave's store - and of the radio show - is "We May Not Be Big, But We're Small".

Under the Influence with Terry O’Reilly

Under the Influence with Terry O’Reilly
Mondays 11:30 am, Wednesday 4 pm, Thursdays 8 am, and Saturdays 11:30 am ET

As the marketing world shifts from a century of overt one-way messaging to a new world order of two-way dialogue, we leave the age of persuasion and enter the era of influence.

The first 50 years of modern advertising was hard-sell. The next 50 years was persuasion through creativity and media tonnage. But advertising is no longer a loud one-way conversation. It's a delicate dialogue now. The goal is no longer to triumph by weight, but to win by influence.

Welcome to Under the Influence. An exploration of that critical shift.

Quirks and Quarks

Quirks and Quarks
Mondays 11 pm, Wednesdays 3 pm, Fridays 5 am, and Saturdays 12 pm ET

Quirks & Quarks is the award-winning radio science program of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. For the past 35 years, Quirks & Quarks has brought its listeners to the cutting edge of scientific inquiry. Every week, the program presents the people behind the latest discoveries in the physical and natural sciences - from the smallest sub-atomic particle to the largest objects in the sky and everything in between. Join host Bob McDonald each week to find out the latest in science, technology, medicine and the environment. We cover every aspect of science, from the quirks of the expanding universe to the quarks within a single atom...and everything in between.

Day Six

Day Six
Saturdays 10 am, and Sundays 6 am ET

Day 6 is a news magazine show that delivers a surprising take on the week. The show blends journalism, current affairs, comedy and opinion together on the radio. Host Brent Bambury thinks radio should be kinetic, full of life, fun, outrageous and thoughtful all at the same time.

The House

The House
Saturdays 9 am, Sundays 12 am and 8 am ET

The House is CBC Radio’s weekly show about Canadian politics. Veteran CBC News host Evan Solomon is a two-time Gemini Award-winning journalist and already well-known to CBC viewers as the anchor of CBC News Network's Power & Politics. Before moving to Ottawa, Evan co-hosted the weekly news and current affairs shows CBC News: Sunday and CBC News: Sunday Night. During this run, he reported from all over Canada and around the world, on stories ranging from federal elections to the tsunami to piracy in the Persian Gulf. Evan also hosts Power & Politics on CBC News Network, Monday through Thursday.

Sunday Edition

Sunday Edition
Sundays 9 am and midnight ET

For three hours every weekend, The Sunday Edition presents an eclectic blend of conversation, documentaries, personalities and music. The program distinguishes itself through its unpredictable choice of stories. It brings a perspective that is original, intelligent and sometimes funny, reflected through the personality of the host, Michael Enright. An accomplished journalist and a gifted writer and broadcaster, Michael is fearless on the radio. He enjoys taking risks: asking the outrageous question, embracing the quirky idea and sharing his provocative opinions.

Spark

Spark
Mondays 7 am, Wednesdays 2 pm, and Sundays 1 pm ET

We used to think of technology as something outside of our daily lives. Now, it is part of everything we do - our work, our schools, how we spend our downtime, and the way we connect with others.

Spark reflects life in 21st Century Canada. With one eye on the future, host Nora Young guides you through this dynamic era of technology-led change, and connects your life to the big ideas changing our world right now.

The Debaters with Steve Patterson

The Debaters with Steve Patterson
Mondays 4 pm, Tuesdays 8 am, Wednesdays 11:30 am, Saturdays 1 pm, Sundays 4:30 am ET

Each week, The Debaters rolls out a hilarious mix of fact and funny. Two comedians battle for verbal supremacy under the watchful eye and sharp tongue of host Steve Patterson. Steve has emerged as a top international headliner and one of Canada's best comedic hosts. He taped television specials for the Halifax Comedy Festival, the Winnipeg Comedy Festival and one of Montreal's Just for Laughs 25th anniversary galas.

Rewind

Rewind
Weekdays 6 am and 12 pm, Thursdays 2 pm, Saturdays 5 am, Daily 1 am ET

Rewind is CBC Radio’s archive show. Host Michael Enright presents the most entertaining and intriguing pieces of radio that CBC has broadcast since its inception in 1936. From interviews with the Beatles to the history of yuppies, Rewind makes audio connections between the past and present.

Tapestry

Tapestry
Mondays 3 am, Tuesdays 7 am, Thursdays 3 pm, and Sundays 2 pm ET

Governments change, economies tumble and soar, and headlines trumpet the scandal of the day. All the while, Tapestry deals with the more subtle news of life -- a thoughtful consideration of what it means to be human.

Tune in for an engaging, provocative and unexpected hour of radio: an hour in which rabbis and poets get equal time on the topic of faith, science-fiction writers and physicist-priests ponder the great creation myths, athletes explore the hero's journey as a spiritual metaphor, and architects examine the idea of space for the soul.

Tapestry is hosted by Mary Hynes.

Writers and Company

Writers and Company
Tuesdays 3 pm, Wednesday 5 am, Saturdays 8 am, and Sundays 3 pm ET

Writers and Company features interviews with authors by its host Eleanor Wachtel.  In 2011, Writers & Company won the New York Festivals Prize for the World's Best Radio Programs. Writers & Company twice won the coveted CBC Award for Programming Excellence for the best weekly show broadcast nationally. In 1995, the judges noted that if they had to choose one hour of radio to take to a desert island, it would be Writers & Company.

Definitely Not the Opera

Definitely Not the Opera
Tuesdays 2 pm, Wednesdays 4 am, Saturdays 1:30 pm and Sundays 2:30 am ET

DNTO is CBC Radio's weekly story show. Listen for stories that will Introduce you to the World of Sook-Yin | Make you Laugh | Warm your Cold Heart | Restore your Faith in Humanity | Choke you Up | Make you Glad it Wasn't you and  Drop your Jaw.

Wire Tap

Wire Tap
Mondays 8 am, Thursdays 11:30 pm, and Fridays 4 pm ET

Enter the mind of Jonathan Goldstein. It's a nice place to visit, but you wouldn't want to live there. Part monologue and part telephone conversation, WireTap ushers you into the endearingly odd, funny universe of Jonathan's friends and family. The Montreal Gazette calls the show "something between borscht-belt comedy and Franz Kafka" and the Toronto Star describes it as "[pitting] the absurd against the plausible. The sense is of a world not completely unlike our own that runs parallel... conversation, storytelling and introspection, culled from equal parts real-world experience and the warp of Goldstein's imagination." WireTap was awarded the Gold World Medal for Best Regularly Scheduled Comedy Program at The New York Festivals in 2006.

The Next Chapter

The Next Chapter
Mondays 1 pm, Thursdays 5 am, and Saturdays 6 am & 4 pm ET

Hosted by Shelagh Rogers, The Next Chapter is devoted to Canadian writers and songwriters. Over the years as a journalist on flagship programs such as Morningside, Sounds Like Canada and This Morning, Shelagh has traveled the length and breadth of this country, interviewing thousands of Canadians and collecting their stories. That's her passion and she believes sharing our stories enlarges our understanding of each other.

Cross-Country Checkup

Cross-Country Checkup
Sundays 4 pm and Mondays 3 pm ET

Cross Country Checkup is Canada's only national open-line radio program, broadcast live across Canada every Sunday afternoon on CBC Radio One, on SiriusXM satellite radio, and around the world on the Internet. Each week broadcaster and writer Rex Murphy presides over a lively discussion on an issue of national interest or importance, and invites listeners to call in with their opinions and thoughts.

Checkup is a Canadian tradition. We have been on the air most Sundays for 47 years. The program was first broadcast May 16, 1965, during the bitter debate over whether there should be a national publicly-funded health-care system (hence the somewhat medical name of the show!).

It has proven to be a mainstay in CBC Radio's mandate to reflect Canada to all Canadians. More than half-a-million listeners tune in every Sunday afternoon to hear a lively exchange of ideas between callers and invited guests, and a broad cross-section of opinion on the topic of the day. On average, 5,000 to 10,000 people attempt to call the program during the broadcast to join the discussion.

The 180 with Jim Brown

The 180 with Jim Brown
Fridays 1 pm, Saturdays 7 am, and Sundays 8 pm ET

The 180 is a show that's meant to get Canadians talking about what's going on in our country. Our playground? The issues that matter most to you wherever you live, coast to coast. Big city or small suburb, we'll bring you stories and points of view that get you going, and give you ways to get in on the debate. We want to start a national conversation, with you at the centre. Join our host Jim Brown in Calgary.

Vinyl Tap

Vinyl Tap
Fridays 11 pm, and Saturdays 7 pm ET

Two hours of music and stories from Randy Bachman, one of Canada's musical legends. Playing with The Guess Who, Bachman Turner Overdrive and as a solo act, Randy has provided a veritable soundtrack to the last thirty years of popular music. Now he's come to CBC Radio to play his favourite songs and tell stories from his life on the road and in the studio.

C’est la vie

C’est la vie
Tuesdays 11:30 am, Thursdays 4 pm, Fridays 8 am, and Sundays 6:30 pm ET

C'est la vie with host Bernard St-Laurent gives listeners a window into the life of French speaking Canadians through interviews with people in the news and documentaries from across the country. One of the program's most popular features is Word of the Week, a little lesson in learning the French language.

Laugh Out Loud with Ali Hassan

Laugh Out Loud with Ali Hassan
Tuesdays 4 pm, Wednesdays 8 am, Saturdays 6:30 pm, and Sundays 2 am ET

Laugh Out Loud is CBC Radio's hit stand-up comedy show presenting a mix of established and emerging Canadian comedians, recorded at various festivals and clubs across the country. Our goal is to make more Canadians laugh out loud whenever they want.

In The Field with David Gutnick

In The Field with David Gutnick
Tuesdays 1 pm, Thursdays 4 am, and Sundays 7 pm ET

In The Field celebrates the art of the radio documentary. So what is a documentary? Think of them as sound pictures that tell stories, sound pictures that take you places and introduce you to people who you can learn from. The Brazilian novelist Paulo Coelho says that there are really only two stories in the world: "There's the voyage of discovery - and a stranger comes to town." On In the Field you will hear journalists capture the world with their microphones and make stories that may well change the ways you think and feel.

The Story From Here

The Story From Here
Mondays 5 am, Wednesdays 1 & 11 pm, and Saturdays 4 am ET

The Story From Here is a weekly cross country tour tapping into story telling from CBC Radio One locations from every region.

The World This Hour

The World This Hour
Weekdays 4 pm ET

Each weekday afternoon, The World This Hour delivers the latest national and international news as it develops through the afternoon. It’s smart, conversational, sound rich, fast-paced, and informative. It provides a showcase for enterprise-based stories from our foreign correspondents, national reporters, and regional specialists.

Tonic with Tim Tamashiro

Tonic with Tim Tamashiro
Mondays 2 am, Fridays 4 am, and Sundays 10 pm ET

Tonic presents music from the entire jazz family. You'll hear everything from Bebop to Blues, Bossa to Broadway, Standards to Soul, with a special place at the table for our own Canadian jazz stars. It's the perfect soundtrack for your evening.

Inside the Music

Inside the Music
Wednesdays 7 am, Fridays 2 pm, Saturdays 5 am, and Sundays 9 pm ET

Where does inspiration for music come from? What is a conductor thinking as he steps onto the podium? How do world events shape a composer's work? Inside the Music takes you into the musical minds that have created some of the best music of our times. From Joni Mitchell and Oscar Peterson, to Emmanuel Ax and Pinchas Zukerman, Inside the Music explores the whys and wherefores of music, through documentaries and radio series about the lives and work of great Canadian musicians.

A Propos with Jim Corcoran

A Propos with Jim Corcoran
Saturdays 11 pm, and Sundays 5 am ET

A Propos features the best recordings from francophone Canada with special emphasis on Québec's popular music scene. Each week, enjoy an entertaining hour of music and talk - the finest albums and live recordings from Québec and across the francophone world as well as exclusive interviews with French-Canadian artists.