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Made in Canada: the story behind 'Wheat Kings' by the Tragically Hip

Editorial Staff

Canada Day is just around the corner, and there’s no better time to celebrate the songs that make up the soundtrack of our nation.

Radio 2's Made in Canada, hosted by Emma Godmere, will introduce you to the stories behind some of your favourite Canadian songs: how our biggest hip-hop pioneers paved the way for future MCs; how a songwriting icon burst through the boundaries of musical genre; and how even the most unlikely experiences — like bus rides and mopping floors — have influenced some of the homegrown hit songs you know and love.

You can tune in to hear an hour-long special on Saturday, July 1, at 4 p.m. (4:30 p.m. NT) on CBC Radio 2, and Monday, July 3 at 5 p.m. (5:30 p.m. NT) on CBC Radio 1.

We will be featuring some of the classic Canadian songs from Made in Canada all month. We start today with the devastating story behind “Wheat Kings" by the Tragically Hip. Watch it below.

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