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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.