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Shelagh Rogers

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The broadcaster Shelagh Rogers reflects on radio, interviewing, her program The Next Chapter on CBC Radio One, and her battle with depression, with Joseph Planta.

Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:

I am Planta: On the Line, in Vancouver at TheCommentary.ca.

When you’re running a website like this wherein you interview people, be they authors, thinkers, journalists and so on, you begin the endeavour by looking at the people who do this professionally on the radio or television. I wasn’t a regular listener of my next guest now, but how could you not know Shelagh Rogers. She’s one of Canada’s most prominent broadcasters, hosting on all the iconic shows in radio and television in this country. She was the permanent guest host of Morningside, she appeared regularly on This Morning, she hosted Imprint, and Saturday Night at the Movies for a spell, and was the host of Sounds Like Canada. She has been hosting CBC Radio One’s The Next Chapter for four years now. I’ve grown a great appreciation and admiration in Ms. Rogers’s broadcasting, but also as a citizen. She’s done remarkable work raising awareness in mental illness and depression, and she’s worked toward reconciliation with Native communities in this country. The Next Chapter airs on CBC Radio One, Mondays at 1.00pm, Saturdays at 4.00pm. Shelley Ambrose, the Walrus magazine’s publisher once said of Ms. Rogers: ‘Think of her as Canada’s ear. Then add a brain, a heart . . . and a very recognisable voice. That’s Shelagh Rogers.’ I’m very pleased to welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, Shelagh Rogers; Ms. Rogers, good morning.