LISTEN TO CANADA ON CBC: MUSIC, TALK, PODCASTS, VIDEOS, & RADIO STATIONS 24/7 – IT’S FREE!

cbc8CBC (the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation), known locally as the ‘Mother Corp.’, boasts one of North America’s largest music libraries. Classical, jazz, aboriginal, soul, rock, pop, country, electronic – it’s all there for the listening at http://www.music.cbc.ca/# – free of charge.  <ABOVE – CBC’s Broadcasting Centre in TORONTO>

The CBC is Canada’s public broadcaster, with radio and television transmitters coast-to-coast-to-coast covering 6 time zones. CBC broadcasts daily in English, French and several aboriginal languages, largely commercial-free on Radio 1 (talk), Radio 2 (music) and Radio 3 (music) along with 50-plus web stations and a wide assortment of podcasts.  For relatively unbiased news reporting, radio documentaries, videos, sports and investigative journalism go to this address – http://www.cbc.ca

A few CBC talk programs – ‘As It Happens’, ‘Day Six’, ‘ Sunday Edition’, ‘The House’, ‘The Current’, ‘Q’, ‘The 180’, ‘The Candy Palmater Show’ and ‘The World At Six’. For an archive of interviews and other programming look under podcasts.  The CBC websites are vast. Prepare to spend some quality time browsing through them.

When CBC’s Barbara Frum met with Nelson Mandela in his garden – February/1990

FRUM1 In February 1990 (3 days after his release from prison), NELSON MANDELA sat down for an interview with the CBC’s BARBARA FRUM in his back garden.  TONY BURMAN was the senior producer.  Nelson Mandela (1918-2013); Barbara Frum died from leukemia in 1992; Tony Burman, former head of Al Jazeera English and CBC News, teaches journalism at Ryerson University.

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Barbara Frum’s son, DAVID, sent this image of the Eiffel Tower illuminated in the colours of South Africa’s flag two days ago via Twitter.