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CBC TV & Radio shows plus HNIC

His work with Artists for Peace and Justice

UN Ambassadorship for The World Food Programme

Sunday, March 08, 2009

It's the week of March 8th...

Coming to a radio near you...another edition of the Strombo Show kicks off today at 5 pm EST on these Corus Radio stations:

The Edge 102.1 (Toronto)
The Fox 99.3 (Vancouver)
Power 97 (Winnipeg)
Y108 (Hamilton)
FM96 (London)

This week on The Hour....

Monday, March 9th

"In war, truth is the first casualty."
~ Greek playwright and soldier Aeschylus (b. 525 BC d. 456 BC)

Back in Aeschylus' time this quote was indeed accurate. Today, the combination of modern technology and the work of embedded journalists brings the truth about war into our homes. "AT WAR" is the story of award winning documentary filmmaker Scott Kesterson's experiences watching the front line through his camera lense.

The following clip is an example of Scott's work (not suitable for children). The soldiers are our guys, Alpha Company, 2nd Platoon, the "Red Devils" from Edmonton. The scene is a dawn raid on a Taliban compound in 2006. It's the TRUTH of what our soldiers face in Afghanistan everyday. I love the comment the soldier makes at the end of the clip.

And on a much lighter note, Natalie Brown, star of the CBC series "Sophie"

Tuesday, March 10th

Boy meets girl. Boy asks girl to marry him. Boy needs to find a best man. Boy finds best man, but alienates his fiancee in the process. This is a synopsis for the soon to be released movie, I Love You, Man. The two male leads, Paul Rudd and Jason Segel are on The Hour.

If you are a regular CBC News viewer, then the name Joe Schlesinger is likely familiar to you. Born in Austria in the late 20's, Schlesinger eventually emigrated to Canada, working as a translator for the Associated Press. In 1966 he began a nearly thirty year tenure with the CBC. Schlesinger is one of the most respected foreign correspondents this country has ever seen and he has witnessed some of the most signifcant events in history. This June, Joe Schlesinger will be the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Canadian Journalism Foundation.

Wednesday March 11th

As we all know, things are not going well with global economy. Many Canadians are worried about job security, while others have already felt the effects of the crisis and are among the growing numbers of the unemployed. Need help? Author and career coach Alan Kearns, founder of CareerJoy, may well be able to offer some insights as to how best one can navigate the bumpy waters of today's job market.

Tattoos. What do you think when you see one? Do you make a judgement about the wearer of the body art? I think tattoos, particularly on women, are more accepted today then they were years ago, in part due to the success of shows such as Miami Ink and LA Ink. In my teen years, I remember my paternal grandmother commenting 'nice girls don't get tattoos". I'm sure if Grandma were still alive and viewed a photo of Kat Von D and her body of work, she would be completely mortified. Fortunately, the apple fell far from the tree and while I myself do not have any tattoos, I appreciate the artistry of the craft. Kat is currently on tour to promote her new book, High Voltage Tatoo.

Thursday, March 12th

In an EXCLUSIVE interview, Juno Award winning musician Bif Naked will sit down for a one-on-one chat. Bif was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007 and first announced this publically during a radio interview with George during the Strombo Show. You can check out Bif's website here.

That was then...

...this is now.

To say that John D. Roberts has done okay for himself would be an understatement. Canadians remember him as "JD Roberts", host of The NewMusic and co-host of Canada AM. Our neighbours to the south know him as a weekend anchor on CBS and currently as the co-anchor of CNN's American Morning. This week, John, the winner of three Emmy Awards, will be inducted into Canada's Broadcast Industry Hall of Fame.

Friday, March 13

In case you missed them the first time...

Legendary Canadian band RUSH.

Funny man Howie Mandel.

In other news...

In case you missed it on their blog, in June, The Hour will win a Gracie Award in the Outstanding Talk Show Category - Public Television Division. This is an award sponsored by the American Women in Radio and Television, honouring programming for, by, and about women.

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