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The Stroumboulopouli

The place to get the latest news on what’s coming up on #Gtonight. Find out what Canada’s boyfriend is up to. Share stories, pictures, favourite tv and radio episodes.

CBC TV & Radio shows plus HNIC

His work with Artists for Peace and Justice

UN Ambassadorship for The World Food Programme

Thursday, June 30, 2011

The Strombo Show July 3

George at NHL Awards
Summer is in full swing so we though we would bring you some summertime favourites. Call it Dock Rock but not in the traditional sense.  Our favourite Scot, Calum Shanlin visits to enlighten us to the music of Brazil and The Can Con Don will drop by to play some Classic Canadian Hip Hop Summertime Jams.  The Blend is a classic Canada Day Blend brought to you by Skratch Bastid.

8pm - 11pm
CBC Radio 2

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contributed by 
Darby Wheeler

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Not to be missed Canada Day Special this Friday

The Strombo Show
Sunday June 26  
8pm 'til 11 in any Canadian time zone
Part 2 of  two weeks of celebrating The Music of the Grunge era.  It's been 20 years you know.  We have the usual suspects coming in to celebrate the Grunge scene,  CBC Radio 2 Morning Host Bob Mackowycz visits in week one to talk Grunge Godfather's and in week 2 to celebrate other music that was on the airways during the Grunge era. Plus today's feature Music from 1991 that wasn't grunge. G&R, Tribe, Deee-lite, U2 and more... Get your flannel and Doc Martens on, cause we are going Grunge! 

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George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight
Celebrates Canada this week
and every week
Monday June 27

Angela Davis From radical rebel to university professor, Angela Davis has dedicated her life to social activism.

Tuesday June 28

This Hour has only 1 Shaun Majumder

Wednesday June 29

It was not a cat that got her tongue Shania Twain gets her voice back!

Thursday June 30

Hangover's Bradley Cooper

Friday July 1

Canada Day Special with a lot of Canadian guests with something to say featuring 

Musical performance by Sloan

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Saturday, June 18, 2011

Extended interviews!


JUNE 19 and 26 2011

Joe Strummer tribute wall. Photo by Phyl
For the next two weeks we are celebrating The Music of the Grunge era.  It's been 20 years you know.  We have the usual suspects coming in to celebrate the Grunge scene,  CBC Radio 2 Morning Host Bob Mackowycz visits in week one to talk Grunge Godfather's and in week 2 to celebrate other music that was on the airways during the Grunge era.  Also CBC Radio 3 host Lana Gay joins George to talk, Women in Grunge in week one and Canadian Grunge in Week 2.   Get your flannel and Doc Martens on, cause we are going Grunge

Contributed by 
Darby Wheeler

George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight 

You may have seen some of these interviews already this season but these are the extended versions of those interviews. 

Monday June 20

Oscar, Emmy, Grammy and Tony award winner Rita Moreno 

Tuesday June 21

British actor, writer, host, comedian Stephen Fry 

Wednesday June 22

Oscar nominated Actor and stage director Woody Harrelson

Thursday June 23

Actress, director Jodie Foster has a couple of Oscars for acting but working on one for directing perhaps...

Friday June 24

Television and stage entertainer Donny Osmond takes Donny & Marie on the road. 

Friday, June 17, 2011

The UN World Food Programme's website has a new look

A fight against hunger

As you know, George Stroumboulopoulos is an ambassador for the WFP.  He didn't enter into this without careful consideration and research about this UN organization. More info 

What was the GS Tonight show's involvement?
The show featured, a cool WFP online educational game that anyone can play as they earn 10 grains of rice for each correct answer. The rice gets donated to hungry people in need. This support was offered to the WFP before George Stroumboulopoulos was approached to be an ambassador. It took him about a year to decide and he officially accepted after the show's team filmed a special about Pakistan's needs after the flood and regional conflicts took their toll, and he examined what the WFP is doing there.

George often talks with guests like Stephen Lewis about the politics, nutrition and innovations and consequences around food, disease and hunger. He asked Stephen Lewis' advice before taking the post.

The World Food Programme under the UN, is involved in buying local food, fair trade, encouraging best practices for farming in each country of need and trying to respond to all the issues faced by them such as floods, disease, wars and other disasters. It's a huge mandate! If we each pitch in some effort to help, the world becomes a better place. Please take a look at the and see the new look of the website. Check out the articles and links. If you have a blog or webpage add the links freerice or weefeedback or tweet about them. Don't let them get forgotten in the back of the cupboard... 

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Just warming up June 12-17

Sunday June 12
The Strombo Show
CBC Radio 2 on air or online from 8-11every Sunday night.
Hair we go! CBC Radio 2 Morning Host Bob Mackowycz will be coming in to talk about his love of all things hair metal (actually George's love of hair metal). Our node to the Gods feature a 60's band who went weird in the 80's.  Our favourite Scot, Calum Shanlin drops in and play some music of New Zealand and talk about their loss of an icon this week. And as always the Magnificent 7 countdown is a diverse as ever with the best new music of the week.

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Contributed by
Darby Wheeler

George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight this week
This week some of the most interesting people you may not have heard of, and some you would love to hear from again. 

Monday June 13

Bollywood superstar Anil Kapoor
The International Indian Film Academy Awards is being held in Toronto on June 25th. What is your favourite Indian Movie? 

Andrew Westoll is a Primatologist (chimpanzee expert) and the Author of The Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary

Tuesday June 14

Siddhartha Mukherjee is a leading cancer researcher and physician. Author of The Emperor of all Maladies: A Biography of Cancer.

Comedy writer and hip hop artist Donald Glover

Wednesday June 15

Johan Olav Koss is a 4 time Olympic gold medalist and works for Right To Play

Documentary filmmaker Errol Morris who's films include The Fog Of War and The Thin Blue Line 

Thursday June 16

Author James Frey was once on Oprah's good list then her bad list now back on her good list but who cares about that? 

Kelly Cutrone is a reality TV star and the author of Normal Gets You Nowhere

Friday June 17

The beloved drummer of Rush Neil Peart

and a performance by 
P.S. I Love You

Saturday, June 04, 2011

A lot of interviews fit into 1 week! June 6-10

Saturday June 4 
Tune in early to Hockey Night in Canada tonight to catch the pre-game interview we have all been waiting for...  Strombo and the Right Honourable Stephen Harper talking hockey! If you missed it on HNIC you can catch it here   

The Strombo Show

Sunday June 5 2011  8pm - 11pm
We celebrate the beginning of June with a visit from comedian Russell Peters.  A major music fan we are excited to get inside Russell's musical mind.  Also our favourite Scot, Calum Shanlin drops in and we celebrate the music of Mexico.  
The Magnificent 7 countdown is top notch with some new music from huge bands, and well as some young upstarts. This week show has a thread of the 1970's music and our Blend mini mix celebrates this with a Yacht Rock Mix (think Michael McDonald, Christopher Cross and Hall and Oates).

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George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight

Monday June 6

Actress, stand-up comedian Aisha Tyler

Author, speaker  Don Tapscott

Tuesday June 7

Wildlife activist, researcher, author Jane Goodall

Star of the movie The Girlfriend  Evan Sneider

Wednesday June 8

Author, playwright Drew Hayden Taylor

Thursday June 9

Actor, environmental enthusiast Ed Begley Jr.

Human Rights Attorney  Jameel Jaffer

Friday June 10

Musician, photographer Moby

Thursday, June 02, 2011

George interviews two Prime Ministers this week

Today George interviewed the former Prime Minister The Right Honorable Paul Martin but this Saturday night on Hockey night in Canada George Stroumboulopoulos get his wish and will interview the current Prime Minister,
The Right Honorable Stephen Harper 

So look for the interview Saturday night on Hockey Night in Canada as you enjoy the rivalry between Boston and Vancouver. May the best Canadian hockey team win!