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• His work with Artists for Peace and Justice
• UN Ambassadorship for The World Food Programme
Saturday, February 02, 2008
Coming up this week (February 3-10)...
They rocked an already fragile music word last year with their "pay what you want" online release of their seventh album In Rainbows. Last week, Radiohead released In Rainbows on CD at the top of the charts. Guitarist Ed O'Brien will be in studio with George on Sunday night.
Also, George plays your requests, the band Puddle of mud will play in studio and takes your calls.
Tune in to the Corus Radio Network Sunday 5-8 EST (2-5 PST) on 99.3 The Fox in Vancouver, Power 97 in Winnepeg, FM96 in London, Y108 in Hamilton and 102.1 The Edge. If you're not in any of those cities, check it out online.
Coming up this week on The Hour...
On Monday, One of only four people to become an honorary Green Beret sits down for a chat with George. Wayne Newton earned the nickname "Mr. Las Vegas" by playing over 30 000 shows on the Las Vegas strip over 40 years.
And on Tuesday, multiple Juno award winning singer/songwriter/producer Hawksley Workman joins George on The Hour to talk about his career and his new album Between the Beautifuls.
With her direct talk about safe and satisfying sex, Sue Johanson has brought sex education out of the shadows in over 20 countries. She drops into The Hour studios on Wednesday to talk about her life as a media personality, registered nurse and grandmother.
He's come a long way from failing his high school drama class with credits that include the recent remake of The Amityville Horror, Smokin' Aces and The Nines. Tune into The Hour on Thursday for George's chat with Vancouver-born actor, Ryan Reynolds.
Other people slated to visit The Hour this week include:
Dallas Green. As one of the vocalists and guitarists in Alexisonfire he's known for his melodic voice. As a solo artist, he's getting ready to release a new album called Bring Me Your Love on February 12th.
Sherry Cooper. She's the Chief Economist at BMO Capital Markets and she's in high demand these days as a speaker for her ability to explain the crazy world of finance and economics in a way that makes sense to the average joe.
Yung Chang. This Montreal filmmaker recently made his debut at the Sundance Film Festival with his documentary Up the Yangtze, which takes a close look at the human cost associated with progress, in particular the area along the Yangtze River which is now flooded due to the Three Sisters Gorge.
Debbie Bodkin: Formerly a Sergeant with the Waterloo Regional Police, Bodkin lived in Darfur for three months, interviewing victims and investigating the situation for the United Nations.
Hugh Cornwell: The former guitarist and vocalist of the UK punk band The Stranglers, he's currently touring North America with the UK band From the Jam. They are playing Lee's Palace in Toronto on February 6th.
Steven Marks: He oversees litigation, licensing and technical issues for the Recording Industry Association of America. He was part of the negotiations that brought significant changes to the American Copyright Act.
Maj. Gen. Patrick Cammaert: In 2005 he was named the Division Commander of the UN Forces in the Eastern part in the Democratic Republic of Congo and is a contributing author to the book Peacekeeping Intelligence.
And in other news, if you were listening to last week's Strombo Show (and who wasn't?), you may have heard George mention an interview he did on The Drew Marshall Show last weekend. Touting itself as "Canada's Most Listened to Spiritual Talkback Program", you can now download the mp3 of George's interview on the show. * please note this link was fixed to point to the correct destination.
Also, if you loved Robbie the Tiger's appearance on The Hour last week, make sure you check out the behind the scenes look on After the Hour. It's there for a limited time only so make sure you check it out soon!