Daybreak Again: April 21/22, 2012
The Alberta provincial election is on Monday, April 23 and Daybreak has been taking a closer look at how you influence your own voting decision. Julie Sedivy is an adjunct professor in linguistics and psychology at the University of Calgary and she's our guide through the discussion of verbal and non-verbal political statements. Julie is also the co-author of the book, Sold on Language: How Advertisers Talk to You & What This Says About You and she joined Russell in the Daybreak studio for this final installment where they discussed how Alberta's political values and its identities become intagrated.
Pavlo has been bringing his Mediterranean-style of guitar playing to audiences all over the world for 15 years, selling millions of CD's and DVD's. His latest album, Six-String Blvd, is a reference to his "citizen of the world" status where travelling consumes his life and work. He toured through Alberta and brought a new musical partner with him. Luke McMaster is a singer-songwriter who found success with the duo, McMaster & James, and lately he's also been writing songs for artists like Rihanna. Pavlo and Luke chatted with Russell after listening to a selection from Pavlo's new CD. They also played live in the Daybreak studio.
If you reach back four or five years, people probably knew that such a thing as a web-log existed - or Blog as it became known. However, in the last few years, the attention that Blogs get in the media and on social networks has exploded. People share and read hundreds of blogs every day and one of the people who has helped create this trend is Neil Pasricha. Four years ago, he decided to start composing a weekly entry on his Blog about one awesome thing in his life. He dedicated himself to coming with 1000 awesome things, but even he didn't expect that four years later, his list would become 3 best-selling books and a speaking tour. And through it all, he kept his day job. The author of the blog, 1000awesomethings.com, Neil Pasricha joined Russell to talk about posting his 1000th awesome thing on April 18.
April 22 was Earth Day, a day to consider the state of the planet that we call home and also a call to action. But does Earth Day still pack a punch, or have we become just a bit blasé about envirommental issues? Gill Deacon has a few thoughts to share on that topic. She's the author of several books with environmental themes including There's Lead In Your Lipstick: Toxins in Our Everyday Bodycare and How To Avoid Them. Gill spoke with Russell on the show.
Daybreak continues its discussion about Religion and Science with Pastor John Van Sloten of Calgary's New Hope Church. Can a belief in the spiritual aspect of human nature find a collective agreement with the imperical facts of science? In this segment, Epigenetics, or the effect that our environment can have on the DNA we pass on to offspring. Pastor Van Sloten sees a parallel and the Ten Commandments.
Musician Amy Thiessen has been establishing her career as a songwriter and performer over the last 5 years. Along the way, she's been making time to teach yoga as well as travel. Ahead of a performance at Calgary's Ironwood Bar, she dropped by to play a track from her most recent CD, Give Up the Fight, plus she debuted a new song, live and exclusive on Daybreak.
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