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June 2013 Archives

A Well-Heeled Retrospective

Well-heeled shoe aficionados are stepping out to the Design Exchange to see some of the most famous footwear in the world. A retrospective of designer Christian Louboutin's is on display. Our colleague, Ing Wong-Ward checked out the show. Listen audio (runs 7:02)

The Christian Louboutin Exhibit is on now at The Design Exchange, until September 15.

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Trans Pride

For the first time, the Trans Pride March will OFFICIALLY take place on Yonge Street. Susan Gapka is on Pride Toronto's Board of Directors. She explained the significance of the march's inclusion in Pride. Listen audio (runs 5:53)

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Leaving Children in Hot Cars

Police continue to investigate two separate incidents where a child was left in a hot car. We talked to psychotherapist Alyson Schafer about what happened and how to prevent the circumstances that lead to this. Listen audio (runs 6:26)

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King Streetcar

Anyone who's ever travelled the King Streetcar knows just how crowded it can get. City staff are now looking at an idea to remove cars off of King Street during weekday mornings. Our house poet Greg "Ritalin" Frankson wrote a poem about it. Listen audio (runs 5:02)

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Tech Column: Misener on Backing Up Digital Memories

If you had to leave your home in a hurry, would your digital memories be safe? Technology columnist Dan Misener shared some tips for backing up. Listen audio (runs 5:37)

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Dangerous footwear

Ladies, there's some advice you DON'T want to hear but it may save your feet. Podiatrist Glenn Copeland talks about the dangers of wearing your favourite heels or flats. Listen audio (runs 5:30)

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Hospitals and the Need for Financial Donors

Philanthropist Larry Tanenbaum gave Mount Sinai the largest financial gift in its history today. Globe and Mail writer Andre Picard talked to us about how hospitals are now relying on private funders to help them with their work. Listen audio (runs 5:43)

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The Provincial Government Looks To Cut Money to Toronto

City councillors learned today that they have a new, $150 million problem. The province is looking to cut payments to Toronto. Frank Di Giorgio is the budget chief. He talked about the effect this would have on local services. Listen audio (runs 6:59)

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The Sheepdogs: What Happens After Fame?

The Sheepdogs were once a previously unknown band from Saskatoon who made the cover of Rolling Stone almost two years ago. But what's life like now? We heard from bassist Ryan Gullen and John Barnard who's directed a new documentary about the band. Listen audio (runs 7:43)

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Taking Cars Off Of King Street

TTC CEO Andy Byford is suggesting that King Street become car-free during 7 to 9 a.m., to help speed up transit. The CAA's Faye Lyons weighed in with their perspective. Listen audio (runs 6:16)

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Repairing Toronto Community Housing

Toronto Community Housing Corporations's Chief Executive Officer, Gene Jones joined Here and Now to talk about addressing the City Ombudsman's report that vulnerable seniors continue to face eviction. Listen audio (runs 3:54)

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Food Column: Elton on Urban Agriculture

People who want a closer connection to their food are taking part in a new movement called urban agriculture. Our food columnist Sarah Elton told us more. Listen audio (runs 6:52)

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A Johnny Cash Inspired Ballet

Dancers at the National Ballet of Canada are hanging up their pointe shoes and walking the line. First soloists McGee Maddox and Stephanie Hutchinson talked about the new production, MAN IN BLACK. Listen audio (runs 7:43)

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The City's Worst Roads, Through the Eyes of a Veteran Cabbie

Four Toronto streets made the Canadian Automobile Association's list of the province's 10 worst roads. But according to Toronto cabbies, that list may be off track. Listen audio (runs 6:06)

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Fall Out From Project Traveller

Members of Toronto's Somali community spoke out today, about the police's handling of Project Traveller, the bust that happened at Dixon Road and Kipling last week. We heard from Mahad Yousef and Mark Pugash. Listen audio (runs 10:36)

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Ford Security

A woman allegedly threw a cup of juice at Mayor Rob Ford this weekend. Chris Menary is a security expert with Menary Group and spoke about the apparent incident. Listen audio (runs 6:42)

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House Doctor: Heart Disease & Preschoolers

Statistics Canada says heart disease is one of the leading causes of death. A new study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal says poor eating habits started by preschoolers puts them at risk later on in life. Listen audio (runs 5:42)

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Major Police Raids in Toronto

Michael Chettleburgh has written extensively on gang culture here in Toronto. He talked to us today about the pre-dawn raids police conducted in the Dixon Road and Kipling area. Listen audio (runs 7:59)

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Sikh to Contest

Here and Now's resident poet Greg Frankson a.k.a. Ritallin shared his poem on a controversial sports story that's about more than just a game. Listen audio (runs 5:03)

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Poet Ian Williams

He could have been a doctor but he chose poetry instead. Ian Williams is one of this year's nominees for the Griffin Prize. It's one of the world's most generous poetry awards. He joined us in studio for a conversation. Listen audio (runs 5:41)

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Getting a Good Night's Sleep

Do you have a noisy mind at night? You can't stop thinking about what went on in the day and what you need to do tomorrow? And that can lead to another night of poor sleep. Dr. Colleen Carney is a sleep expert who talked about how to get forty winks. Listen audio (runs 5:13)

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Finding Bessarion

Looking for an oasis underneath the city? You can find it... in one of the least-travelled subway stations. We heard from Jeremy Woodcock. He's one of the creators of "Finding Bessarion." Listen audio (runs 6:53)

You can take a look at "Finding Bessarion" here.

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Greening the Gardiner

Architect Les Klein unveils his idea to cover the Gardiner Expressway with a 7-km-long park. Listen audio (runs 7:02)

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BOWIE IS... An Exhibit at the Art Gallery of Ontario

David Bowie's career will be on full display this autumn at the Art Gallery of Ontario. We heard about BOWIE IS... with AGO director and CEO, Matthew Teitelbaum. Listen audio (runs 6:10)

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Assessing the Risk of Yaz and Yasmin

According to Health Canada documents, two popular birth control pills, Yaz and Yasmin, may be involved in the deaths of 23 Canadian women. Dr. Heather Shapiro is with the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department of Mount Sinai. She spoke with us. Listen audio (runs 8:21)

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Riding the Rocket with Chief City Planner Keesmaat

Jennifer Keesmaat took to the subway to get riders' ideas on improving public transit, then spoke with Here and Now about the experience. Listen audio (runs 10:09)

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Song Of The Week: Os Tropies

Our new song of the week captures a classic Brazilian sound from the 1960's - a genre called Tropacalia. We heard from Amy Medvick of Os Tropies, about her interest in this style of music. Listen audio (runs 5:16)

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Police Search for Three Missing Men

Toronto Police continue their investigation into three missing men, who were last seen at bars in the Church-Wellesley area. We heard from Xtra Toronto's Andrea Houston, about what's known about the three. Listen audio (runs 7:30)

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Passion Play: An Epic Performance

Imagine mixing three theatre companies, a cast of hundred and a script that spans 400 years. The result? PASSION PLAY, an epic work that's debuting in Toronto's Withrow Park. We heard from actor Maeve Beaty. Listen audio (runs 6:18)

"Passion Play" makes its official debut on June 10 and will be showing until June 30. Tickets are available through this website. 

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Welcome to Our New Host

Veteran broadcaster and best-selling author Gill Deacon has been officially named the new host of Here and Now. She will be on the air on September 2, Labour Day. Today, she spoke to Metro Morning host Matt Galloway about her new role with the CBC. Listen audio (runs 6:54)

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Toronto Community Housing Still Evicting Seniors

The Toronto Community Housing Corporation isn't doing enough to prevent the evictions of seniors who fall behind on the rent -- despite being told to address the issue. That's the view of the city's ombudsman, Fiona Crean. We heard from her. Listen audio (runs 6:07)

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What Drowning Looks Like

Drowning is the second most common cause of death for children under the age of 10. And according to new research from The Red Cross, most parents don't recognize the signs. Janelle Warren, Manager of Injury Prevention with The Red Cross explained. Listen audio (runs 6:54)

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Food Column: Elton Talks About a Hot Sauce

How hot is too hot? It depends on your taste buds. Our food contributor, Sarah Elton joined us to tell us about a popular, homemade hot sauce. Listen audio (runs 5:39)

You can find Vicki's Veggies fermented hot sauces at The Brick Works Market and Green Barns Farmers Market on Saturdays.

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Privacy Commissioner Speaks Out About Missing Emails

Why were hundreds of emails related to the cancellation of two controversial gas plants deleted? It's a question the province's Privacy Commissioner, Ann Cavoukian was asked to address. She spoke with us. Listen audio (runs 7:21)

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Rube The Rice Man

Rube "The Rice Man" Marcus was a fixture at the St. Lawrence Market right up until his death last week, at the age of 92. His life was remembered with his daughter, Amy. Listen audio (runs 7:52)

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Teaching Kindergarten Children

According to the EQAO, a new study has shown that a kindergarten student who's not "on track" will have problems by the time they reach grade 3. Marianne Mazzarato is the Chief Assessment Officer of EQAO. She talked about the findings. Listen audio (runs 7:43)

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Robert Rotenberg's "Stranglehold"

Life is stranger than fiction. Criminal lawyer and author Robert Rotenberg would probably agree with that statement. His new novel is about corruption among police and politicians. It's set in Toronto. And he joined us to talk fact vs. fiction. Listen audio (runs 8:04)

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Brock University's million dollar secret

The university in St. Catharines is about to reveal the sculptor, and the sculpture, it's chosen to create a million-dollar statue of Sir. Isaac Brock. Here and Now speaks with the winner, Danek Mozdzenski. Listen audio (runs 6:03) Drawing of Danek Mozdzenski winning submission in Brock University's search for a new sculpture of the school's namesake

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