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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, October 31, 2010

Boo! The week starting October 31st!

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Happy Hallowe'en readers! Hopefully your Hallowe'en is as spooky as you want it to be! As someone who works with elementary school aged children, I see Hallowe'en as both a blessing and a curse: where the fun & excitement of dressing up meets the inevitable change in behaviour caused by a week-long sugar high! :-) Good times indeed...

While welcoming ghosts, ghouls and fairy princesses to your door, be sure to tune in to The Strombo Show. As George loves Hallowe'en (it IS his favourite 'high holiday', after all), I am sure that this week's episode will be quite special.

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Coming up on George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight:

Monday, November 1st

Lieutenant-General, the Honourable Roméo A. Dallaire (retired)

Tuesday, November 2nd

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Filmmaker Danny Boyle.

Wednesday, November 3rd

Award winning journalist, author and war correspondent Chris Hedges.

Thursday, November 4th

Interior design guru Debbie Travis.

Friday, November 5th

Edgar Wright Pictures, Images and Photos

Filmmaker Edgar Wright.

and a musical performance by Sweet Thing.

In other news...

Have some free time on your hands? Check out George's Free Rice group homepage. The Free Rice concept is pretty simple: for each question answered correctly, ten grains of rice will be donated through the World Food Programme to help end hunger.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

This week in Strombo (Oct 24-29)

The Strombo Show can be heard every Sunday night on  CBC Radio 2 from 8 pm 'til Midnight. 
On the Strombo Show Bob M Jr and George are talking best lyricists and Rich Terfry brings in tune from his tour. George continues the 80's dance party. Dance in your seat or stand up and dance, enjoy the show any way you feel comfortable.

 This week on George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight

Monday Oct 25
The newly elected Calgary Mayor, Naheed Nenshi
And George talks to Canada's own stand up comic, actor, writer  Jeremy Hotz 
Here is a taste of his humour from a Just For Laughs clip

Tuesday Oct 26
Battle of the Blades eliminated pair whoever it may be, talk to George about the experience. 

The most successful stand up comic from Brampton and now Author
Russell Peters

Wednesday Oct 27
Millionaire, CEO, author and star of Sharktank and Dragons' Den
Thursday Oct 28
John Leguizamo 
This is clip of the actor when he was on The Hour the last time

Friday Oct 29
Filmmaker and Author John Waters

British Pop band The xx

Have a Happy Halloween!
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Monday, October 18, 2010

Clint Eastwood does it his way

George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight sent us a sneak peak at the Clint Eastwood interview airing Wednesday Oct 20th.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Directors, Divas and more... Oh My!

Not sure if it was just me, but last week's 'Short' workweek felt anything but. Buoyed by turkey leftovers, we press on the best we can. On a positive note, if you have to be in your car for any length of tine - the Fall colours are remarkable. We are lucky to be in Canada where we actually have seasons don't you think?

So, on a nice Fall Sunday evening perhaps you're looking for something to do? If you're in a listening mood - head on over to CBC Radio 2 for The Strombo Show from 8-Midnight.

And... back on the tube on the wordy "George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight"

Monday, October 18th

Tom Green

Yes kids, Freddy Got Fingered. An innovator of online broadcasting, Tom Green simply flips a switch and he can broadcast live from his living room. He's giving standup a whirl again. Is he a genius or merely a doof or both at once... the jury is out on this one.

Tuesday October 19th

Battle of the Blades Eliminated Pair

Who will be eliminated this week from Battle of the Blades? Since I haven't been watching and don't even know who's competing, this will ALL be news to me. Just keep Kurt Browning away from the leaf blower or he'll set crap on fire. Fact!

Juliette Lewis

Edgy actress, singer and questionable driver, Juliette Lewis makes a return visit to the red chair. She is a rare performer that has enough talent to effectively pull off a second career - her music has power and real musicality that comes across really well in live performance.

Wednesday, October 20th

Clint Eastwood
What can you say? Quite looking forward to this one. Rugged, quietly powerful actor and accomplished director Clint Eastwood is a legend. I hear this one was filmed in New York City. Questions I'd like to hear? 'How many drunk dudes have come up to you and said Make my day?' and on that same line of questioning...'How many of these dudes got their asses handed to them?' I am anxious to see his latest 'The Hereafter'

Thursday October 21st

Jeremy Hotz
Anxiety ridden, sarcastic and yes, extremely funny... Jeremy Hotz has been a popular standup for years now. I am sure he'll be rubbing his face throughout this convo. Poor makeup artist will be scrambling!
Friday, October 22nd
Michael McGowan

Acclaimed director McGowan's latest project is 'Score: A Hockey Musical' which had the honour of being the opening film for the Toronto International Film Festival. His previous project, 'One Week' starring Joshua Jackson is a real favourite -- as much for the soundtrack, the spot the musician cameo moments throughout as much as the beautiful story.
Jully Black

Powerful, confident and immensely talented Jully Black will return, This time, for a live performance! She's the best kind of Diva - one who is grateful for her talent and puts it to use everyday.

Saturday, October 09, 2010

Triple Ten Thanksgiving - 10/10/10

Happy Thanksgiving!

May your giving of thanks include many positives in your life. And hey, even negatives deserve a thanks...when you have the ability to take something good from it. At times it may seem, as if there are far too many negatives in our life, but understanding the situation & the source can sometimes thrust us into the knowing, the acceptance & the lesson learned. My thanks are far too many to list here & my hope is that it's the same for you. May your Thanksgiving include friends, family, comforts & a hot meal, as not all of us are quite so fortunate.

Sun, Oct. 10
Once your belly is full & contentment follows, why not finish your evening up with George & The Strombo Show on CBC Radio 2

Mon, Oct. 11

Jonathan Safron Foer, a young American author with a recently published vegetarian minded book, 'Eating Animals.

Anthony Bourdain, also an American author, but most recognized as a chef with an opinionated outlook on food & cultures. Who, controversially, considers vegetarianism to be a "First World luxury."

Tues, Oct. 12

Margaret Trudeau has just published her 3rd memoir 'Changing My Mind' which has her reflecting life, through her late-diagnosed mental illness of Bi-Polar, in hopes of helping others.

Eliminated Battle of the Blades Pair....who are you betting on?

Wed, Oct. 13

Paul Anka will also be in town for the following night to perform a concert at Massey Hall. (Perhaps he'll write a theme song for George's newly renamed show!)

Thur, Oct. 14

Juliette Lewis - Having been banged up and sore from a hit-and-run this last Wed, I'm a-wondering if the interview will be from TIFF, or if it'll be a live taping? Regardless, hopefully she's on the mend.

Fri, Oct. 15

M.I.A. - Performer, songwriter, activist, philanthropist...a true individual in today's standards, is kicking off her Fall /\/\/\Y/\ (Maya) tour.

The XX - Performance by the exex.
British Tories had used one of their songs recently, at a political event, by this Indie band without their permission.
(I would consider that to be a 'double cross', wouldn't you?)...groan.

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

A glimmer of Twilight

George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight sent us a sneak peak of Fridays interview with Jackson Rathbone of Twilight.

Monday, October 04, 2010

A quick review of the poll results.

What people do with the extra time after The Hour, George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight ends is... 
Other. 22 people out of 30 said they do other than watching the comedy that follows on CBC (7 do watch), or watching scripted US talk shows (3 turn to Letterman or something) only 11 turn off the TV and turn on a partner and 8 people do some work after the show.
I know that adds up to more than 30. I allowed that people may chose more than one answer. What I didn't even suggest is people might go to sleep after the show. I find the show wakes me up and I want more show.
So the first poll was a lesson for us in offering more possibilities.
We'll take suggestions for poll questions if you have a good idea. 
 Questions like What do you think of the new website?

Sunday, October 03, 2010

A 'bonus' show this week!

Greeting and salutations readers! This is my first post since the start of the new season. How are you enjoying the new George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight? I quite like the look of the show and have found the interviews to be very well done. My favourites thus far have been the 'pairs'...Martin Sheen & Emilio Estevez, as well as Gene Simmons and Shannon Tweed. I'm looking forward to see how the rest of the season unfolds.

This is a special week for George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight viewers, as we will be getting an EXTRA show tonight (Sunday), immediately following Battle of the Blades!

Sunday, October 3rd

Edward Norton Pictures, Images and Photos

Star of the soon to be released film Stone, actor Edward Norton.

Jeremy Roenick Pictures, Images and Photos

American born Jeremy Roenick has had quite an impressive career in a sport typically dominated by Canadians! As an eighteen year NHL veteran, Boston native Roenick played for several teams including the Chicago Blackhawks and the San Jose Sharks. He is only one of three US born players to have scored over 500 goals in the NHL. Since retiring, and in addition to his charity work, Roenick has taken a stab at broadcasting and now has a new gig as a judge on the the hugely popular CBC's Battle of the Blades.

Monday, October 4th

Deepak Chopra Pictures, Images and Photos

Time Magazine refers to author him as the "poet-prophet of alternative medicine". While our lives are complex and often chaotic, his message is simple:
"A life of purpose reveals the purpose of life". -Deepak Chopra

Tuesday, October 5th

Dion Phaneuf Pictures, Images and Photos

No, your eyes are not fooling you! That IS a Toronto Maple Leafs jersey and as you can see, it belongs to Captain Dion Phaneuf. It's true...a Leafer will be on with die hard Habs fan George! In keeping with the theme of this day, here's a joke: Q: What does Toronto have that Montreal doesn't? A: Black and white photos of their past Stanley Cup. (Bwahahaha).

Wednesday, October 6th

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Musician John Legend.

Thursday, October 7th

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Actor Sam Rockwell.

Friday, October 8th

Jackson Rathbone as Jasper Pictures, Images and Photos

Twilight saga's Jasper!!! Better known as actor Jackson Rathbone!

Tokyo Police Club Pictures, Images and Photos

A musical performance by Newmarket, ON natives Tokyo Police Club.

Coming up this week on The Strombo Show from producer Darby Wheeler:
"Bob's back with the ultimate road song mixtape - Kary Osmond gives us some tips on rookie Thanksgiving chefs, album side from a folk legend". Find your frequency here.