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Episode #110: Jay Soule aka CHIPPEWAR

Jay Soule, aka CHIPPEWAR, returned to Girth Radio studios for another chat about Indigenous life and culture in Canada. Visit Jay’s new website at www.ReclaimIndigenousArts.com.

Recorded live at Girth Radio.
Music by Afraaz Mulji.

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Episode #109: Morgan P. Campbell

Award-winning journalist Morgan P. Campbell and I discuss:
– the meaning of Black History Month
– the Negro League Baseball HOF and the state of African American players in Major League Baseball
– Bigotry vs Racism
– Super Bowl LII
– the legacy of Martin Luther King
– XFL
– and so much more!

Recorded live at Girth Radio.

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Episode #108: PyeongChang 2018 preview with Georgia Sapounas

Georgia Sapounas is the Digital Team Lead for Team Canada. Georgia joined me in studio before she left for PyeongChang, South Korea to give me the scoop on this year’s Winter Olympic digital program.

Recorded live at Girth Radio.

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Episode #107: Marc Weisblott

Marc Weisblott of Toronto’s 12:36 newsletter stops by Pacific Junction Hotel’s Girth Radio again.

We talk Facebook, Jordan Peterson, Rick Mehta, King Street shenanigans and…RELIGION!

Recorded live at Girth Radio.

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Episode #105: Faizal Khamisa

Sportsnet anchor, host and broadcaster Faizal Khamisa joined me in studio to kick off the 2018 season of Welcome! And what a story Faisal has. At age 16 he was diagnosed with cancer. At 29 he’s had his hip and shoulder operated on and has generally gone through more challenges than many people his age. But first, we discuss the hottest team in Toronto: The Toronto Raptors.

Recorded live at Girth Radio.

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Top Ten Welcome! Episodes of 2017

I’m currently reading Jason Zinoman’s Letterman: The Last Giant of Late Night. So, in the spirit of Letterman’s Top Ten List here are my top episodes of 2017 (based on listens):

1.) When he made his appearance on Welcome!, Jagmeet Singh was still an NDP MPP in Ontario and had not yet decided on running for the leadership of the NDP federal party. Soon after his appearance, well, as they say, the rest is history.

2.) In early 2017, I had Mathew Ingram on. Part of our conversation centered around Donald Trump’s impact on the current media landscape which continues to change.

3.) More than a year ago (in 2016) Morgan P. Campbell made his first of two appearances. We discussed racism in sports (specifically baseball), football and the issue of concussions, and even steroids in professional and amateur sports.

4.) Sulemaan Ahmed is one of the parents behind the #NoFLyListKids initiative that (crazy as it sounds) still continues today.

5.) Twitter remains my personal favourite social media platform. And it was a pleasure to have Cameron Gordon, Twitter Canada’s Head of Communication on.

6.) One of the first female veejay’s on Much Music was Erica Ehm. She’s also a successful entrepreneur.

7.) Salim Naran and I used to run together while in primary school. I’m so proud to see all the success he has had over the years.

8.) In this episode with Jay Soul (aka CHIPPEWAR) we talk about cultural appropriation, truth and reconciliation, missing and murdered Indigenous women and children, how residential schools is still happening today, the problem with Canada 150 and so much more!

9.) Mark Evans is a consultant helping fast growing companies grow faster. In this episode we talked about startups, technology, journalism and urban planning.

10.) Brett Wilson is a former Dragon on CBC’s popular Dragon’s Den, head of Prairie Merchant Corporation and part owner of the NHL’s Nashville Predators.

Episode #104: MP Arif Virani

From Uganda to Ottawa.

Arif Virani is a Canadian Member of Parliament (MP) for the riding of Parkdale-High Park. He arrived in Canada in the early 1970s as a refugee from Uganda. Today he’s giving back to his country by serving and representing his community in Ottawa.

Image Credit: National Post

Recorded live at Girth Radio.

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Episode #103: Afraaz Mulji

Afraaz Mulji is a talented multi-instrumentalist specializing in percussion and keyboards. At just 18 years of age he’s already well on his way to achieving his musical dreams.

Recorded live at Girth Radio.

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Episode #102: David Gray

David Gray has worked with Rick Rubin (yes, that Rick Rubin) and Daniel Lanois (yes, that Daniel Lanois). David has played music all over the United states with musicians such as Bob Egan, Loretta Lynn, Father Damien, and so many others. David is now using his vast experience in the music industry to teach students about sound and music. He is also an executive with Toronto-based agency, EthnoDialogue.

Recorded live at Girth Radio.

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