Category Archives: TV/Media

Malala Yousafzai raises the bar- as a 19 yr old

This young woman, who has experienced so many ills of our planet was honoured today as the sixth Honourary Citizen of Canada. Bravo to Canada and the Trudeau Government for enacting what Stephen harper and Rona Ambrose wished to do … Continue reading

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The man who knew-911 Frontline 

https://youtu.be/vtVklkVOF-k PBS Frontline episode The Man Who Knew.  As an FBI agent who specialized in counter-terrorism, John P. O’Neill investigated the bombing of the American embassies in Africa, the USS Cole in Yemen, the Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia, and … Continue reading

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So fun- high school legacy 

It’s so much fun to witness positive high school heritage when you an old guy like me. Following @kssowls and Western Canada Basketball Facebook has underlined the school spirit that many think is far gone.     People like Kim Whelpton … Continue reading

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Audio doc addresses rape crisis – 

http://www.cbc.ca/radio/docproject/my-middle-aged-heart-hurts-confronting-a-sexual-assault-30-years-later-1.3398947 The CBC Doc Project revisits the sexual assault crisis with Alison Menard’s courageous essay. I’ve been trying raise the profile of the numerous tragic social ills rippling from the avalanche of rape that just won’t go away.  I don’t … Continue reading

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Social media, Elections and weird news.

http://www.therichest.com/rich-list/most-influential/15-disturbing-facts-canadians-need-to-know-about-stephen-harper/?utm_source=TR-FB-B&utm_medium=Facebook-Distribution&utm_campaign=TR-FB-B FB is full of ‘weird news’ for ‘entertainment. Cute cats, pigs, quirks, quarks… FB can also powerfully erode our political apathy. Elections can be repetitive and confusing but it’s all we have to protect our rights. Campaigns are lens … Continue reading

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#getloud for mental health

mental illnesses like depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and others are silently killing people every day. (CMHA) I pledge to: Talk Show Share  http://www.cmhakelowna.org   

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Joseph Campbell storytelling- the power of myth never gets old.

Joseph Campbell, famous author and scholar of mythology, once spoke with Bill Moyers, PBS, and I was flummoxed but lately my middle-aged mind and body is figuring it out-maybe. Unlike Yogi Berra, the NY Yankee, whom I clearly comprehend- ” … Continue reading

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