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February 2011 Archives

Jackie Robinson

Today we're talking about the legendary Jackie Robinson
He was major league baseball's first black player.
In honor of black history month, the US Consulate General in Montreal unveiled a commemorative plaque in front of Robinson's former home.
It's at 8232 de gaspe in Villeray.
Robinson lived there in 1946 when he played with the Montreal Royals.
Ann Lang was there when the plaque was unveiled.

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The Oscars

Today we are doing an Oscar debrief
We're going to head over to L-A now, where Shira Lazar is recovering from one of the biggest nights of her life.
She's a former Montrealer.
And last night she was Oscar.com's official red-carpet host.

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Many people online today have said that the best part of the Oscars was 95 year old Kirk Douglas.
He was funny, and he even did a little skit using his cane.
Well, the tall handsome man in that routine with him is a Montrealer
with a pedigree.
Omar Sharif Jr. is the grandson of Oscar nominee Omar Sharif.

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Space shuttle Discovery

Right now the space shuttle Discovery is in orbit and headed to the International Space Station.
This is its last mission.
NASA says the launch attracted the biggest crowd in history
Montreal science writer Andrew Fazekas was also there.

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www.thenightskyguy.com

 

Interview with Moammar Gadhafi

Michelle Parent is a journalist.
28 years ago, she sat down for an interview with Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi.
Listen to how she got the interview.
 

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Listen here to find out about the interview.

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Toyota Recall

Toyota Motor Corp. has recalled 147,000 vehicles in Canada.
George Iny is President of the Auto Protection Association.

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Owners of vehicles involved in the recall will be notified by mail with details.  There will be no charge to owners.

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Jean Charest

Premier Jean Charest gave his inaugural speech today.
Rheal Seguin is with the Globe and Mail
 
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Too Much Garbage

The weather is nice outside today...sunny and minus five.
But the warm weather also brings more garbage on some Montreal streets.
CBC Reporter Douglas Gelevan spoke to Sue about this.
 

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Check out part 2: and hear how Twitter saved the day.

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Hindi Zahra sings for Homerun

Our in studio guest Hindi Zahra - she's a French-Moroccan jazz vocalist.

She's just won the top music prize for world music in France.

She sings for us on Homerun:


Libya

Clashes between protesters and security forces in Libya have turned bloody.
There are reports that at least 200 people have been killed --
Muammar Gadhafi's son has vowed that his father and security forces will fight "until the last bullet." 

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Highlights

The theme of the Highlights festival is "Celebrating Women".
Chef Mindy Segal is from "Hot Chocolate" in Chicago.
Listen to her conversation with Sue.

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http://www.hotchocolatechicago.com/

Kristen Lane oversees operations at the Hope Family vineyard in California. Check out her recommendations below.

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www.hopefamilywines.com

Arcade Fire

Montreal band Arcade Fire has been in the news all week.
First it was the Grammys.Then the Brit Awards.
Marike Anthony-Shaw plays viola with the band.

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National Spelling Bee

On Sunday it's the CanSpell National Spelling Bee - 
CBC is a National Sponsor.
There will be 51 spellers from across Quebec
One of them is Katy Feldman. 
She's in grade 5 at Edinburgh School in Montreal's west end.
She came to studio with her mom Joanne Bayly.

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Claudia Deyirmendjian is in grade 6 at Honore-Mercier Elementary in St.Leonard
Andrea Lafleur is also in grade 6. She goes to St.Lambert Elementary
Her sister Emilie won the Quebec Regionals twice, and went on to the National spelling bee.

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Rap Teacher

Dan Parker is a history teacher at Lauren Hill Academy.
He started Hip Hop Battles at his school.
Dan and club members - Faiyaz Sardar and Dillon Dosreis,
spoke to Sue Smith.

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Homerun Freestyle:

Dan Parker from Lauren Hill Academy with Fizz and Dillon. From hip hop battles.

 

 

Controversy at the SAQ

Today the SAQ is unveiling a new cross-promotion.
They have teamed up with Wine Critic James Suckling.
He is the former Senior Editor of Wine Spectator.
Veronique Rivest is a wine columnist at Radio-Canada
She questions this partnership.
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Listen to James Suckling.
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Prayer

Today the Mayor of Saguenay says he'll continue praying before council meetings.
Even though the Quebec Human Rights Tribunal has ruled the city should stop that practice AND and remove religious symbols from council rooms.
Darryl Gray is the Reverend for the Imani Full and Family Gospel Church in Little Burgundy.

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Daniel Weinstock is the director of Ethics Research Center at l'université de Montréal

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Royal Visit

Prince William and Kate Middleton are coming to Canada this summer.
The nine-day visit includes stops in Alberta, the Northwest Territories, and Quebec.
Keith Roy is with the Monarchist League of Canada.
 
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Electronic toll

Today people started registering to use the new highway 25 bridge linking Montreal and Laval.
This bridge will have the first electronic tolling system in Quebec.
Construction of the bridge is expected to end in May.
Daniel Toutant is the CEO of Concession A25, the group behind the construction of the bridge.
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Auditor General Probe

The opposition at Montreal City Hall is demanding action following revelations that a senior bureaucrat was spying on the auditor general's emails.
Richard Bergeron is head of Projet Montréal.
He stopped by the Homerun studio.

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Bad News Brown

Family and friends of rapper Bad News Brown are still searching for answers after he was found dead in Little Burgundy over the weekend.  
Musician Paul Frappier was best known for mixing the harmonica with hip hop.
Police say they still have no suspects and no motive for his killing - and are asking for the public's help in the investigation. 
Steve Blackett is an educator at Shawbridge Youth Detention Center.
He worked with Paul.

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Mordecai Richler

Charles Foran is the author of the award-winning biography Mordecai: The Life and Times.
He just won the 25-000 dollar Charles Taylor Prize for non-fiction.

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http://www.charlesforan.com/

Miss Sugarpuss on her biggest love faux pas

Miss Sugarpuss tells us about her biggest valentine's day faux pas...it's worth listening.

Hockey Day In Canada

Staff and students at Laval Liberty High School are gearing up for Hockey  Day in Canada.
Daniel Johnson is a behavior technician at Laval Liberty
Bianca Romeo is a student there.

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http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/hockeydayincanada/

Dental Care for homeless

McGill and the Welcome Hall Mission are working together -
To bring dental care to low-income families and the homeless.
Cyril Morgan is the CEO of the Welcome Hall Mission.
Listen to his conversation with Loreen Pindera

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http://www.missionbonaccueil.com/en/index.php

Dave's most romantic moment

 You can win a SPA WEEKEND!

Valentine's Day is almost here, and they are feeling the love at All in a Weekend. To help you and your honey get away, they are giving away five spa packages across the province of Quebec.

So on Homerun we asked All in A Weekend's host Dave Bronstetter it to share his most romantic moment.

More info on the contest here.

 

 

Rally for Egypt

Egyptian-Montrealers gathered downtown in front of the Egyptian consulate.
This after Egypt's president Hosni Mubarak said he will not step down.
Ehab Latoyef spoke to us from the rally in downtown Montreal.
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Multiculturalism debate

Today we talked about multiculturalism on Homerun.
This, following comments made by PQ MNA Louise Beaudoin yesterday.
She said multiculturalism is a Canadian value, not a Quebec value.
Sue spoke to Justin Trudeau, the MP for Papineau, and the federal Official Opposition Critic for Youth, Citizenship and Immigration.
Here's their conversation.
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Bobby Bazini sings for Homerun on CBC Radio.

Bobby Bazini performed an a capella Johnny Cash song during a break from his interview on Homerun with Sue. You can visit his webpage here:

Kirpan banned

The Kirpan is now banned in the National Assembly.
Today, the opposition PQ put forward the motion to ban the Sikh ceremonial dagger...and it passed unanimously.
Sue spoke with Salimah Shivji, CBC's National Assembly reporter in Quebec City.
She also talked to Balpreet Singh of the World Sikh Organization of Canada.

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Throat singer Tanya Tagaq

Inuit singer/dancer/artist Tanya Tagaq is on stage today with a new show.
Our Jeanette Kelly caught up with her in the corridors of our building..and got a lesson in throat singing.

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Canada Reads

January 27, comics fans in Montreal gathered at the Drawn & Quarterly bookstore to meet Jeff Lemire.

He's the author of Essex County.

Sue Smith hosted the two-part evening.

The evening kicked off with Jeff discussing Essex County  and his journey to becoming the comics creator he is today.

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Sue's conversation with Jeff was followed by a panel discussion on graphic novels featuring arts reporter Jeanette Kelly, Drawn & Quarterly's head publisher and chief, Chris Oliveros, and comics creators Sherwin Sullivan Tjia and Matt Forsythe, the award-winning illustrator and comic book artist whose book Ojingogo won the 2009 Doug Wright Award for Canadian cartooning.

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cbc.ca/books/canadareads

Bob Le Chef-Super Bowl Party

We had a Super Bowl party in studio 20 today!
And if you're planning on watching the big game on Sunday, chances are you're going to be eating!
Montreal's own Bob le Chef was in to talk Super Bowl cuisine.

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Laurent Eyquem

Laurent Eyquem dropped by our studio today.
He specializes in writing music for movies.
He's just recorded some of the soundtrack for "A Million Colours."
It's a Canada-South Africa co-production.
Here is Sue's conversation with him.

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Here is part.2 of the conversation.

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And finaly part 3

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Republic of Doyle

Today Sue's guest in studio was Allan Hawco- otherwise known as Jake Doyle from CBC's hit television series The Republic of Doyle.
Here's her conversation with him.
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Here's part 2 of the conversation of Sue with Allan Hawco.

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What Stephen Harper Should Be Reading

Yann Martel has just wrapped up his literary education of Stephen Harper
Over the last four years he has sent the Prime Minister 100 books
And he's just sent off his last one.

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http://www.whatisstephenharperreading.ca/

 

Republic of Doyle

The star of Republic of Doyle is coming to Montreal.
And he wants to have a pint with you.
Listen to Allan Hawco's conversation with Sue.

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To find out how you can have a pint with Allan Hawco on Wednesday, February 2nd
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