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The Stroumboulopouli

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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

Saturday, May 22, 2010

The week beginning May 23rd

Happy Victoria Day weekend! This is the weekend that begins the countdown to the summer...Canada Day is only 38 days away! Hopefully all our readers are enjoying their weekend!

Whether at home, the cottage or if you are brave enough to hit the campsite, you can tune into
The Strombo Show on CBC Radio 2, starting at 8 pm EST. Click here to find your frequency. From the show's Facebook page: "This Sunday a special May Two-Four Strombo Show. George hands the show over to The Tragically Hip's Gord Downie for over an hour. Gord plays some music from his library and talks about his new band, The Country of Miracles."

As a result of the continuing NHL playoffs, the schedule for The Hour may be a tad wonky this week. When in doubt, check your local listings.

Monday, May 24th

Canada's iconic band Rush.

On June 10th, the documentary Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage opens in selected locations throughout North America. It looks good!

Also, Brady Bunch actor Christopher Knight.

Tuesday, May 25th

jake gyllenhaal Pictures, Images and Photos

Actor Jake Gyllenhaal of the latest action-adventure epic, Prince of Persia: Sands of Time.

Canadian Chief of Defence Staff General Walter Natynczyk.

Wednesday, June 26th

Gord Downie (November 2007) Pictures, Images and Photos

Of the Tragically Hip, Gord Downie.

Dave Salmoni Pictures, Images and Photos

Dave Salmoni and George's furry friend Jonas the tiger.

Thursday, May 27th

Craig Kielburger Pictures, Images and Photos

Free the Children founder Craig Kielburger.

heligoland Pictures, Images and Photos

"Electronica/trip hop" artists Massive Attack.

Friday, May 28th

It's like deja vu from Monday...Rush and Christopher Knight. Also, Martie Maguire and Emily Robison, the singing sister country duo known as The Court Yard Hounds.
(If those names sounds familar, you may also know them as 2/3 of the Dixie Chicks.)

In other news...

Several weeks ago, we mentioned that George would be particpating in the Canadian Tourism campaign. This has come to fruition through The Hour's "Best of Canada" interactive map. Share with the world where you think the BEST places in Canada can be can be anything from a 'favourite find' to 'great grub' or 'take a hike' . Click here to get started and learn more about the contest associated with the campaign.


Philip said...


I know that this upcoming week is the last week of filming for this season for George, and I am well aware of the NHL playoffs altering this week's schedule, however I remember Barbara commenting on this blog that this may not be the end of new interviews being shown. The repeats may not begin the following week.

I was asking this as I noticed that not only were all the people Barbara had mentioned as being on, (Downie, Rush), there is also certain interviews that were somewhat postponed on this week (Courtyard Hounds, Knight). It sort of does feel like a final week of the season, but I suspect it's not. I don't know how many days this week they will be filming. What have you guys heard?

BTW, as a side note, I would expect that all the "Best Of's" will be shown as repeats this summer and there will not be any special weeks as they did last year with the "comedian's special" week honouring "Just for Laughs" due to the major changes made during the current season.

Barbara said...

I will have to ask when I go to a taping this week. The 27th is the last taping.

Barbara said...

The Hour will continue to have shows with new never seen content until World Cup. World Cup preempts the show for a month then The Hour comes back in August with more special shows.
When next season starts... New look to the set!

Anonymous said...

Did George mention what the new set would look like or why they are changing the set ?

Barbara said...

They don't know what the new set will be yet. Exciting new changes!

Philip said...

Thanks Barbara,

I'm a bit curious to find out about all this new never before seen content. Sounds very interesting. Hope there will be a few new interviews. When exactly does the World Cup start? I know my fiends being big soccer fans will be excited.

However, I am a bit apprehensive hearing these comments about even more change to The Hour. I hope they know what they are doing.