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Past Episodes: July 2012 Archives

SUNDAY July 29

0730 Philip Street has an alter ego...named Tom Fisher. Tom lives in the comic strip that Philip draws. That strip is called Fisher and it appears in The Globe and Mail. Philip joined Mary Ito to talk about his role as a cartoonist.
Listen audio (runs 8:39)
Get the lowdown on all-things Fisher at Philip's website.

0800 Making friends is easy when you're a kid. But it becomes increasingly more challenging for adults, especially when it's a close friendship that you crave. University of Toronto sociologist Markus Schafer joined Mary to talk about strategies to make friends for the post-30 crowd.
Listen audio (runs 12:32) to what he had to say.
If you'd like to know more about Markus, you can view his
U of T web profile.

0830 Michael Ciufo is young, talented and has a world of ambition. He'd like to defy the odds and become successful in the two, often opposing worlds of opera and popular music. He elaborated when he joined Mary.
Listen audio (runs 13:21)
NOTE: Music clearance restrictions prohibit inclusion of music originally contained in this item.
You can learn more about his music at Michael's website.

What's On for July 29

Here are Karen's What's On selections:

Benares House/Mississauga
Leacock Summer Festival/Orillia
Herb Festival/Ottawa Valley

Would you like us to feature YOUR event? Let us know about it!
Just click on What's On to send us the information.


0600 Think Golf is a ten part series that offers a range of advice on how to improve YOUR game. It's hosted by Bruce Rainee from CBC Sports. Today's installment dealt with choosing the right club to use when you're on the course. You can get plenty of great golf tips AND view the video from today's episode at the Think Golf website.

0730 They share the stages at the Shaw Festival. They also share their lives OFF-stage. Claire Jullien and Thom Marriott are husband and wife. Mary Ito went to the Shaw in Niagara-on-the-Lake to chat with Claire and Thom about their shared theatrical and domestic lives.
Listen audio (runs 11:24)
Learn more about the offerings at the Shaw this summer by visiting the
Festival website.

0800 Looking for a good book to read this summer? Why not take a flyer on one of the literary classics. That's what Erin Balser from CBC Books is reading.
She told Mary why.
Listen audio (runs 8:50)
Here's Erin's Literary Classics Reading list.
And here's a more traditional Summer Reading list.

0830 Shopping is something that's unavoidable for most people. But the science of shopping is Doug Stephens' beat. Doug is president of Retail Prophet which specializes in the future of retail. He joined Mary to talk about the idiosyncracies of summer shopping as well as the evolving retail landscape in Canada.
Listen audio (runs 14:05)
If you're interested in knowing more about what Doug does, you can visit his Retail Prophet website.