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Past Episodes: November 2012 Archives

SUNDAY November 25

0730 Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week has just ended in Ontario's schools. Ottawa's Megan Landry knows all about bullying. But she's taken her own experiences and channelled them into something positive---her music. Megan is a Grade 11 student at St. Pius X High School in Ottawa. She talked with Mary Ito about her song, "Stronger" which she wrote about bullying and which has become a YouTube sensation.
Listen audio (runs 10:27)
Learn more about Megan's music at her YouTube channel and her
Facebook website.

0800 Citizen Talin joined Mary with an early Christmas gift. It's her guide to presents for people who are REALLY hard to buy for. You can hear her recommendations by visiting Citizen Talin's column.

0830 Carly and Charlsie Agro will watch the Grey Cup later today. But the CBC Sports host and CBC Toronto reporter (respectively) have more than just a love of the CFL to inspire them. Their grandfather, Hamilton lawyer John Agro, played a pivotal role in the creation of the Canadian Football Leage Players' Association. Carly and Charlsie talked with Mary about their grandfather and their own appreciation of "3 down" football.
Listen audio (runs 10:38)
You can watch Carly on CBC News Network and Charlsie on
CBC Toronto News.

Sounds Of The Season

CBC Toronto's Sounds Of The Season is fast approaching. Our annual, all-day celebration to collect food and funds for area foodbanks takes place on Friday, December the 7th. It runs from 5:30 in the morning to 6:30 in the evening. There'll be all kinds of live entertainment with a great selection of musicians. Fresh Air will be on stage in Glenn Gould Studio between 1:00 and 2:15 p.m. Mary Ito's guests will be singers Barbra Lica and Rita Chiarelli, with the Eddie Bullen Trio. Everyone is invited...and admission is the donation of a non-perishable food item. For more information (including the complete day's schedule), visit the Sounds Of The Season website.

SATURDAY November 24

0730 The couple that "plays" together...stays together. And the couple in question comprises musicians Daniela Nardi and Ron Davis. They're married to each other...and Daniela's latest recording is "Espresso Manifesto: The Songs Of Paolo Conté"...which Ron helped her record. They joined Mary Ito talk about their musical collaboration.
Listen audio (runs 9:08)
Daniela and Ron will be on stage on November 27 at Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto for a performance of Daniela's "Espresso Manifesto: The Songs Of Paolo Conté". For all the info, check out Daniela's website. While you're at it, give Ron's website a look-see, too.

0800 Trilby Kent has just won the TD Canadian Children's Literature Award for her novel for young readers, "Stones for my Father". The Toronto-born author currently lives in London, England. But she was back in her hometown to receive her award...and she joined Mary to talk about her book.
Listen audio (runs 11:03)
Learn more about "Stones For My Father" at the Random House website.

0830 Financial planning is important...but often ignored. Now might be a good time to give it some consideration. This is Financial Planning Week. And Laurie Campbell, CEO of Canada Debt Solutions, joined Mary to talk about the value of getting your financial future in order...now.
Listen audio (runs 11:05)
Learn more at the Financial Planning Week and the
Credit Canada Debt Solutions websites.