Dan Speerin and Vince Kesavamoorthy joined Karim Kanji and Gregg Tilston in Girth Radio studios on October 23, 2018. The day after Toronto’s election that saw the voters return John Tory as the mayor of the largest city in Canada.
This is Episode #146 of the Welcome! podcast.
Special thanks to my co-host Gregg Tilston and to our Post Toronto Election Coverage in-studio guests Dan Speerin and Vince Kasavamoorthy.
Now that we finally have the audio versions of last week’s Toronto Election Facebook Livestream we thought we’d create a page that includes the videos and audio in one place.
This is Episode #145 of the Welcome! podcast.
Special thanks to my co-host Gregg Tilston and to our Toronto Election in-studio guests Kelly Dyment, Bryn Feldmann, Paul Crowe, Casey Palmer and Connie Crosby.
Dai Williams is the Interim Co-chair and Communications Lead for Women Win Toronto. Women Win Toronto is a Toronto-based organization dedicated to train and prepare women from diverse backgrounds (including trans and gender non-conforming individuals) to run winning campaigns for the 2018 Toronto municipal election. Visit them at http://womenwinto.ca/
This is episode #142 of the Welcome! podcast.
Here are some of the things we discussed with Dai Williams:
- What Women Win Toronto is
- What Dai Williams does with Women Win Toronto
- How Dai became involved in local politics and why she’s passionate about her work with Women Win Toronto and other initiatives
- Women In Toronto Politics
- Social Media Lead for #SnapTheBudget
- Social Media Lead for Ontario Thrive
- Why Faith Goldy wouldn’t meet the criteria for getting accepted into Women Win Toronto
Rob Johnston is the Lead Audio Producer and head of Sound Design for CuriousCast. What is CuriousCast? It’s the new Corus podcast project. Rob has also been the Technical Producer for the Alan Cross show, Ongoing History of New Music, since forever.
This is episode #141 of the Welcome! podcast.
Here are some of the things we discussed with Rob Johnston:
- Rob’s new role at Corus
- Rob started at CFNY/Corus answering calls for the likes of Alan Cross, Chris Sheppard and Martin Streek
- Rob beginning his Technical Production work with Alan Cross on the popular radio show (and podcast), Ongoing History of New Music
- Turning radio programs into podcasts
- Turning podcasts into radio programs
- The work Rob Johnston did with Mike Downie
- Rob Johnston’s work with Stuart Coxe (now of Antica Productions – eOne’s podcast offering)
Allison Dore is a renowned radio host, media personality and former comedian. Allison Dore will be launching Howl & Roar Records – a female-centric comedy record label aimed at empowering artists and facilitating the creation of content for women and underrepresented performers in comedy.
On September 19th in Toronto drop by the Bad Dog Theatre for the official launch party of Howl & Roar Records. For more information please visit Facebook.
This is episode #138 of the Welcome! podcast.
Here are some of the things we talked about:
- Allison Dore was born in Ottawa, Ontario
- She was encouraged to try comedy by her big brother, Jon Dore
- Allison Dore suffered mental illness which resulted in her getting addicted to drugs to make herself feel better
- Allison explains why she does not separate the art from the person (especially when it comes to people like Bill Cosby, Woody Allen, etc)
- Why she started Howl & Roar Records
- How Allison got her first gig on SiriusXM Canada radio
- We also spoke about her shows, The Breakdown, Digging In and Allison Dore’s BroadCast
John Sewell is Toronto’s 58th Mayor. Sewell was first elected to Toronto’s city council in 1969 and served as the city’s Mayor from 1978 until 1980.
John Sewell was raised in the Beaches area of Toronto and earned his Law Degree from the University of Toronto. Sewell has always fought for the under represented and the underdog in Toronto.
Co-host Gregg Tilston joined me in studio for this conversation with Toronto’s first rebel mayor.
This is episode #137 of the Welcome! podcast.
Here are some of the things we talked about:
- Why John Sewell wore jeans and a leather jacket when he was first elected to city council
- Working with the community to help develop the St. Lawrence neighbourhood.
- Why John Sewell thinks that the revitalized Regent Park didn’t go far enough in regards to affordable housing and integration.
- The history behind the 401 Richmond heritage building and why it’s important to have smart property tax assessments instead of a one size fits all solution.
- We discussed the challenges that cities all over the world seem to have regarding accessing funds for municipal programming and services.
- A long and lively discussion around affordable housing.
- Why John Sewell fought against the “megacity” proposal that created the city of Toronto as we now know it today.
- Why Sewell thinks we should have smaller councils (in terms of councilors) while also having more local representation (more councils).
- Sewell was a big fan of the Metropolitan Toronto system prior to “megacity”.
- John Sewell’s candid thoughts on Richard Peddie, Desmond Cole, David Miller, John Tory, Jennifer Keesmat.
- His favourite thing about Toronto.