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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, December 19, 2010

Over the Holidays (2 weeks in 1 post)

The Strombo Show 
The next 3 Sundays on CBC Radio 2, 8 pm 'til Midnight you will hear...
The Strombo Hundred

 Our 100 songs of 2010!
Many are chosen from the G12 of 2010.

On George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight from now until New Years.

Monday Dec 20
Best of Season
Spiritual Teacher, Speaker and Author Deepak Chopra
Tough guy Actor/Director Clint Eastwood

Tuesday Dec 21
Best of Season
General Rick Hillier (former Chief of the Defense Staff of the Canadian Forces)
CBC Dragon and Business Tycoon Robert Herjavec
Wednesday Dec 22
Best of Season
Director Tim Burton
Director John Waters

Thursday Dec 23
Best of Season
Co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Huffington Post, Arianna Huffington

Adventurer and Virgin CEO Richard Branson

Friday Dec 24

Holiday Music Special
George Stroumboulopoulos raps up Christmas with his musical guests 
Kardinal Offishall, Maestro, Moka Only, John McDermott, Hawksley WorkmanChantal Kreviazuk, Raine Maida,
Chrissie Hynde, OK Go, Hot Hot Heat, Buck 65, Due Voci,
Karkwa, Johnny Reid, Russel Peters, Deepak Chopra

Week of Dec 26th

Monday Dec. 27
Best of Season
Big Bang Theory actor Jim Parsons
Bravely outspoken Author Salman Rushdie

Tuesday Dec. 28
Best of Season
Actor and Philanthropist Edward Norton
 Margaret Trudeau  is a author of two books, Beyond Reason and Consequences, Changing My Mind.

Wednesday Dec. 29
Best of Season
Former Lieutenant-General, Senator Roméo Dallaire
Legendary singer/songwriter Paul Anka
Thursday Dec. 30
Best of Season
Twilight actor Jackson Rathbone

Actress and musician Juliette Lewis

Friday Dec. 31
*NYE Special: a feature interview with the most fascinating person George has met all year.
This show features a look back at 2010 Strombo style! Plus the George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight countdown to 2011!!

From all of us Have a wonderful Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year!!
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Saturday, December 11, 2010

Week at a glance Dec 12 -17

Sunday nights from 8 pm until Midnight  across Canada 
The Strombo Show 
The Strombo Show brings you a meeting of musical minds.
Your host George Stroumboulopoulos, with help from Bob Mackowycz Jr, Darby, Mike and sometimes Rich Terfry contribute to playing  a range of music from the known and popular to the new and unexplored.

This Week on George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight.
This is the last week of fresh regular shows before the holidays. 
Looking forward to the G S Tonight Christmas and New Years Specials
More on that next week.

Monday Dec. 13
The conservative MP guests keep becoming no shows when it's announced they they are going to be on G S Tonight but the other elected representatives of the Canadian people whether they be Liberals, NDP and even the Block always show up as will Monday's guest Liberal MP Bob Rae
Looking forward to hearing what he has to say about topics such as WikkiLeaks or the Cancun Environment Summit or maybe George and Bob will just talk about music and that would be cool too.

Tuesday Dec. 14
President Dana White
Sneak peek interview:

Wednesday Dec. 15
Last week Randy Bachman and Fred Turner were on the show but tonight it's musician Burton Cummings' turn in the red chair. He just finished touring for his latest album Above The Ground

Thursday Dec. 16
Barney's Version
Actor Paul Giamatti

"Barney's Version," the adaptation of Mordecai Richler's novel about an older man reflecting on his successful but troubled life.

Paul's filmography list is long and varied. From Sideways to Private Parts.

Friday Dec. 17
*Polar Bear Special
* - George goes to Churchill, Manitoba with musicians Raine Maida and Chantal
Kreviazuk to find out what can be done to save the Canadian polar bears from extinction.
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TRONtonians got TRONsformed by George

 This past week George has been tweeting up a storm about something cool happening Thursday.
His public tweets on Dec 6th to people like Amber Mac, Carlos Diaz and broadcaster Jim Richards promised something cool for TRONtonians that he was working on that would happen Thursday and ask everyone to be ready for it! The word spread and these teases continued until the Big reveal Thursday the 9th in the early evening.

 in this picture Jim Richards, Strombo, Carlos Diaz and Amber Mac + Tron
George Stroumboulopoulos along with Disney and the CN Tower presented the world wide premier of the movie Tron's Legacy.The first people to show up for the tweetup at the CN Tower got to be the first to see Tron's Legacy inside the CN tower's theater. Included in this fun, free evening is a ride up to the top for an amazing photo op!
I was not there but I heard back from people who went that they loved Tron, Jeff Bridges' acting and the music by Daft Punk. They had a great time! More pictures can be found here

Goes to show you don't need the film's stars to have a world premier. 

Monday, December 06, 2010

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Strombo Dec 5th to the 10th

Strombo is heading back from The Whistler Film Festival  and the CBC Vancouver's Open House in time for his work week.
The Strombo Show
George Stroumboulopoulos brings you four hours of music and interviews with musicians and music icons, with a range of music from the known and popular to the new and unexplored. This week is a best of The Strombo Show. Sunday 8 pm 'til Midnight

On George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight this week 

Monday Dec. 6
Conservative MP Rona Ambrose

Crafty comedian and author Amy Sedaris


Emmy award winning actor of The Big Bang Theory Jim Parsons

Wednesday Dec. 8
Garry Trudeau is an American cartoonist, best known for the Doonesbury comic strip.

Thursday Dec. 9
Still touring and creating music

Friday Dec. 10
Dan Lanois is a Canadian record producer, guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter.

are an alternative rock band from Melbourne, Australia

Friday, December 03, 2010

Eric McCormack on playing a gay character

on George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight, Friday the 3rd.
George interviews Eric McCormack at a hockey rink and here is a sneak peak.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

A preview of tonights show

Cee Lo Green opens up with George about 
overcoming life's challenges

Sunday, November 28, 2010

November turns to December

This is what's on this week.

The Strombo Show includes the 12 great song picks, Album Side,Ten with Tom and the great lie down plus this week Bob M Jr cleans his garage with some classic garage rock picks and Bran Van 3000's James De Silva stops in and plays some inspirational tunes with George.
Love songs, sad songs, road songs, songs with feeling. Catch it live and commercial free Sunday nights from 8pm to midnight on the nation's music station, CBC Radio 2.

On George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight this week

Monday Nov. 29
Editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post Arianna Huffington knows her news.

Tuesday Nov. 30
Thomas DeCarlo Callaway better known as Musician Cee Lo Green is promoting his new album The Lady Killer.

Wednesday Dec. 1
Premier Danny Williams talked about his decision to step down last week on the show there have been a few people named as possible successors including General Rick Hillier

Thursday Dec. 2

Liberal MP and Hockey legend Ken Dryden is in the news again as well. 

Friday Dec. 3
Emmy winning Actor Eric McCormack has a new TV series. 
OK GO makes the most fantastic videos

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George Stroumboulopoulos, Peter Mansbridge, Jian Ghomeshi and other CBC hosts and stars will be heading to Vancouver for Friday December 3 rd to meet  you. CBC Vancouver is having an Open House and Food Bank Day.


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

A closer look at this weeks guest, Salman Rushdie

 Luka and the Fire of Life, by Salman Rushdie

Toronto: Alfred Knofp, 2010.

Many people know Salman Rushdie as a result of the Fatwā issued against him by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, then Supreme Leader of Iran, after the publication of The Satanic Verses, for which he won a Booker-prize. While in exile, separated from his first-born son Zafar, now 31-years old, he wrote Haroun and the Sea of Stories, in which the hero struggles against forces attempting to silence storytelling.

Twenty years later, Rushdie has written a companion novel for his second son, Milan, called Luka and the Fire of Life; another magical-realist quest. This one is in the form of Arthurian Romance, with a 21st Century gaming twist. The Green and Gold flying carpet— reminiscent of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight— the dragons, and the mythical figures interact with Luka’s real-life adventure to save his father’s life. The difference in this tale is that Luka is afforded multiple lives and the ability to save his progress as he journeys through “The World of Magic.”

The adventure begins one beautiful starry night in the land of Alifbay, where a terrible thing happens: Luka’s father, Rashid, the legendary storyteller of Kahani, falls suddenly and inexplicably into a sleep so deep that nothing and no one can rouse him. To save him from slipping away entirely, Luka must embark on a journey through the world of magic with his loyal companions, Bear the dog and Dog the bear, as they encounter a slew of fantastical creatures, strange allies, and challenging obstacles along the way—all in the hopes of stealing the Fire of Life, a seemingly impossible and exceedingly treacherous task.

Salman Rushdie is currently planning a movie adaptation of his Booker-Prize winning novel, Midnight’s Children, with Deepa Mehta. He is also writing his memoirs, due to be released in 2012, and spends several weeks each year teaching seminars at Emory University, in Atlanta.

Rushdie will present a free reading at the Toronto Reference Library tonight, November 24th, at 7pm. Doors open at 6pm, preceded by a cash bar reception, Q&A, book sale and signing.

Guest Blogger
Mel Rhodes Gray

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Who is on this week? Nov 21 - 26

The Strombo Show CBC Radio 2
Features George's top 12 , conversation and contribution from Bob Mackowycz JrBob and George talk best collaborations in music. Garth Hudson stops in for a bit plus an inspired 80's dance party. As always a bunch of great music you may not hear elsewhere,  then Album side and the big lie down. You can enjoy it on air or online Sundays from 8 pm 'til midnight.
On George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight this week
Monday Nov. 22

Actor and comedian best known as writer Frank Rossitano from 30 Rock and has appear in many popular movies and TV roles as 'a guy' of some kind, often wearing a truckers cap.

Tuesday Nov. 23
Director, producer, writer and Artist. Tim Burton His creations include the films Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands and The Nightmare Before Christmas.

Wednesday Nov. 24

Salman Rushdie British-Indian novelist and essayist; winner of the Booker Prize for Midnight's  Children (1981); author of The Satanic Verses (1988) 
His latest book is...

We may have more on Salman Rushdie in another post coming up.

Thursday Nov. 25
Canadian/American Actor Jason Priestley
Here is Jason on The Hour in 2007

Friday Nov. 26 
Singer Feist is subject of a documentary called Look At What The Light Did Now
This Sunday Night Nov 21 st at 8:30 and George Stroumboulopoulos will interview Feist and Director Anthony Seck following the exclusive screening at the ROM in Toronto. 
Hot Hot Heat is a Canadian alternative rock band formed in 1999 from Victoria, B.C.
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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

She has been on his show so tonight ...

George is on Being Erica tonight Nov 17th on CBC

@Strombo tweeted about this today with this link here

Here is the description on tonight episode of Being Erica.
Being Erica (HD) (DV) - Series III - Eps 9 - Gettin' Wiggy Wit' It
Erica's latest therapy session has uncovered a shocking secret that could mean the end of 50/50 Press. Erica is caught between a rock and a hard place. Dr. Tom has a time-altering solution for her... But will Dr. Arthur allow it?

Les Stroud is on George's show at 11:05 tonight...

Sunday, November 14, 2010

This Week...

Sunday comes too quickly and Monday right after, just like clockwork... back to work, back to school. Damn. If you're in reach of a radio or want to stream a little online action you might want to tune into CBC Radio2 for the Strombo Show from 8pm-Midnight.

After freezing his ass off, working with Polar Bears in Manitoba, I am sure George will be happy to be back in the relative warmth of the T-dot, taping and airing new shows. Here's who's up this week:

Monday, November 15th

Sir Richard Branson

Virgin Founder, activist and master marketer -- Richard Branson knows how to create a positive buzz and influence change wherever he travels, while making a bucket load of cash to boot. He was recently in Canada to shine a light on one of his favoured causes - alleviating homelessness.
Tuesday, November 16th
George Galloway
Political shit disturber and banned from Canada for his pro-Palistian views, former British MP George Galloway's previous appearances were via satellite. Reportedly, he has plans to sue the Canadian Government for being denied entry. Thanks, but I think my taxes are already high enough...
Wednesday, November 17th
Les Stroud
Survivalist, author, TV personality Les Stroud makes a return appearance on George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight to promote his latest book - Will to Live. Cross your fingers girls, maybe he'll be rocking the chest hair/bitchin' man jewelry combo like in the above photo!
Thursday November 18th
Jamie Oliver
Jamie is among the most popular of the celebrity chefs. With umpteen cookbooks, TV series and even live cooking events under his belt, his niche seems to be in helping improve people's diets - whether with lobbying for sweeping changes for UK schoolchildren in 'School Dinners' or in towns across the UK in 'Jamie's Food Revolution'; he wants us to eat quality and cut the crap out of our diets. One question though... should I trust the judgement of a dude who has consciously named his kids Poppy Honey, Daisy Boo, Petal Blossom and the cringe inducing and future schoolyard ass kicking in the making moniker - Buddy Bear Maurice?

Friday, November 19th
Callum Keith RennieRennie is one of those actors that you know, but may not be able to instantly place. He has been in a laundry list of films, TV series and guest shots. Perhaps you best know him from Battlestar Galactica, 24 or maybe the interesting mystery series Harper's Island? With an effortless ability to melt into character, he'll be around for years to come.
Luke Doucet & The White Falcon
Get set to have your socks rocked, kids! One of Canada's best guitarists and talented songwriters, Luke Doucet has been around the music scene for many years. So gifted is he that he joined Sarah McLachlan's band at 19. His newest album - the fantastic Steel City Trawler features nods to his adopted home base of Hamilton Ontario. If you buy the CD, beside great tunes there is a truly awesome series of cartoons. Luke is currently making his way back to Ontario via the Praries for a few shows with his Six Shooter label mates, the fabulous TO band The Beauties. Check Luke Doucet`s website HERE for dates and ticket info. You won`t be sorry. A big group of friends and I have had tix for one of their shows for over a month... also touring with Luke is his uber talented wife, vocalist and guitar player, Melissa McClelland.
Have a great week everyone.