Monday, October 20th
John Bul Dau survived what could only be considered Hell on earth. At thirteen he became one of the thousands of "Lost Boys of Sudan", who fled their homeland when troops were sent in to kill all black Christian males. He survived the pursuit of armed soldiers, crocodiles, dehydration, starvation and disease, all while aiding younger boys in the escape. After arriving in the US and completing his education, he now heads the John Dau Sudan Foundation, on a mission to develop and sustain health clinics in southern Sudan.
When you think of ThighMaster, what is the first thing that comes to mind? For some it would undoubtedly be excruciating pain. For others, it may be the very successful entreprenuer Suzanne Somers. While many will remember her four year stint as "Chrissy Snow" on Three's Company, for the past several years, Somers has built a huge community of followers (known as "Somersizers") who have a shared interest in her various wellness, beauty, jewellery and houseware products. Last month, this breast cancer survivor released her latest book, Breakthrough: Eight Steps to Wellness.
Tuesday, October 21st
This day marks the kick-off of a very special initiative between the CBC, The Hour and Cisco, among others. One Million Acts of Green..."a massive, nationwide environmental movement with the goal of changing how we live and how we treat the planet, one act at a time. It’s not about overhauling your life; it’s doing one single acts."
Long-time friend of the earth, David Suzuki will be stopping by...
...as will Canadian music icon Alanis Morrisette...
...and THIS guy...Oscar the Grouch! I can hardly wait :-)
Wednesday, October 22nd
In keeping the GREEN theme, Canada's favourite handyman, Mike Holmes, will be paying another visit to The Hour. This visit Mike will be offering tips to make your home more green.
Thursday, October 23rd
To quote Bob Dylan, "the times they are a-changin'"...as we are all too aware by watching the the downward spiral of the world's economy on the nightly news. If you have not already made a plan for your financial future, then Phil Town may be able to help. Billed as "not your typical Wall Street guy", this former Green Beret Vietnam vet, Harley riding, river guide turned a borrowed one thousand dollars into one million in five years. In 2007 he published his secret in the best-selling book, Rule #1: The Simple Strategy for Successful Investing in Only 15 Minutes a Week!
John Stephens' grandmother began teaching him gospel piano at the age of three. A few years later he was singing in the church choir. As an adult, John Legend has made his grandma proud. Not just for his achievements in the music industry as a multi-award winning soul singer and songwriter, but also for his philanthropic work to aid the victims of Hurricane Katrina and AIDS sufferers in Africa. Legend contributed his talent to the moving Yes We Can and performed at the Democratic National Convention. His new CD, Evolver, hits stores at the end of this month.