Ira Basen

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Ira Basen is a Canadian radio producer, who has been associated with CBC Radio since 1984. He has been associated with the programs Sunday Morning, Quirks and Quarks, The Inside Track and This Morning, and has written for Saturday Night and The Globe and Mail.


He graduated from Carleton University and holds an M.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.[1]

He has taught at the University of Toronto, Ryerson University and the University of Western Ontario and has won many awards in the field of journalism.


  • Gabriel Award in 1987 for "Jackie Robinson,the legend and the legacy" a segment of The Inside Track
  • Canadian Science Writers’ Awards
  • The New York Radio Festival Awards[2]



  1. ^ Center for Journalism Ethics. "Ira Basen" Archived 2013-09-28 at the Wayback Machine.. University of Wisconsin.
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