3:20 - 5 Chords by The Dears, off their new album Degeneration Street.
3:40 - You're The One by Bharath and his Rhythm Four
3:40 - Louisiana Blues by Bharath and his Rhythm Four
4:40 - You're So Easy to Love by The Goodmen Band
5:20 - You and I are a Gang of Losers by The Dears.
5:45 - Blest Pair by Parry
5:50 - Jerusalem Hymn by Blake - Parryeal
Hannah Classen from CBC Books is in town for Blue Met.
She shares her book recommendation:
There are only four days until election day.
Today on Homerun we talked about young people voting.
Christian Bourque is the vice-president of research at Léger Marketing.
Here's his conversation with Jeanette about young voters.
Kayla Zigayer is one of the student organizers of the project. Chris Adam is a professor in the community recreation and leadership training program.
Montreal musician David Usher came by the Homerun Studio.
In our hallway interview, web columnist Lindsay Michael asked him about his interest in technology and music and where the two meet.
David Usher dropped by the Homerun Studio today.
He talked about his show at the Monumont National on May 7th.
He also spoke about his new album---The Mile End Sessions.
David is also really big on social media.
You can follow him on Twitter @Davidusher
Annakin Slayd is a Montreal rapper and a huge Habs fan.
Lynn Schlala is also a big Habs fan
They both spoke to Sue today about their game-night superstitions.
Get ready for game six! Go Habs Go
Today Montrealers are asking questions about a mosque in Montreal's Parc Extension neighborhood.
A leaked document from the American government connects the Al Sunna Al Nabawiah mosque to al-Qaeda.
Salam Elmenyawi is the president of the Muslim Council of Montreal
Annakin Slayd tells Homerun why he writes songs about sports.Here's his latest video MTL Stand Up:
We tried our hand at twisting in the Homerun Studio.
Here's CBC weatherman Kenny Bodanis doing the twist:
Sue and Lindsay decided to have a twist-off.
This is what it looked like:
Chubby Checker is in town tonight at the Theatre Maisonneuve.
Listen to his conversation with Sue.
For this election campaign, the CBC has put together a team of citizen bloggers from across the country.
Two of them are from Montreal and they both came by our studio.
Liam Chapman is a freelance communications specialist.
Cedric Levasseur-Laberge studies political science at University de Montreal
They both live in Rosemont.
Listen to her with Sue here.
Andrew Komar is the newest member of our Young Voters Panel. Here's what he has to say about his top issue this election:
Time to check in with our young voters panel. We have Tamy Emma Pepin from Outremont - she's undecided.
Sylvain Raymond lives in Rosemont, and he's a Bloc supporter.
And new panelist Andrew Komar lives in Westmount-Ville-Marie.
He's trying to choose between the Liberals, the NDP, and the Green Party.
Photographer Barbara Davidson has won a Pulitzer Prize.
She grew up Cote St Luc and studied at Concordia University.
Listen to her interview with Jeanette.
Here is the link to her photo essay:
Actor Michael Douglas is coming to Montreal.
He's going to be the star attraction at McGill's Head and Neck Cancer fundraiser.
Doctor Saul Frenkiel is a co-chair of the fundraiser.
Listen to his interview with Jeanette Kelly
McGill's 17th Annual Head & Neck Cancer Fundraiser will be held on May 3.
For details, click here:
The Blackberry PlayBook is out today.
Concordia Tech instructor, Elias Makos came by the studio with his playbook in hand.
He weighed his iPad 2 against his new BlackBerry PlayBook.
Here's what he thinks about the BlackBerry PlayBook:
Thierry Lopez Director of Marketing for Future Shop in Montreal on the Blackberry PlayBook.
Here's what he had to say:
It's starting to feel like spring and Montrealers have caught a case of scooter fever.
Today the students of McGill released their own Vote Mob video.
You can check it out below:
Homerun was at Place Ville Marie.
We Were talking to young people about what they're doing this election.
And one person who dropped by was Justin Trudeau---the Liberal MP for Papineau.
We were at Place Ville Marie on April 13th. Thanks to everyone who came by!
Soulstice a cappella from McGill performed.
You can find more information about them here: http://soulsticeacappella.wordpress.com/
Here's a sample of what they do:
Sabrina was in the crowd...
She was speaking with youth about why they will or will not vote.
Justin Trudeau came by to speak with Sue Smith.
He took some time to tell us about why it is important to get out and vote.
3:20 Roch Voisine "Heart of Gold"
3:40 Ricky Martin "The Cup of Life"
4:50 Kina Grannis "A Message From Your Heart"
5:20 Roch Voisine "Pretty Woman"
5:50 Roch Voisine "That's How I Got to Memphis"
It's nothing short of CHAOS at Montreal city hall today.
The regularly scheduled city council meeting was suspended nearly as soon as it began.
Instead, the mayor will convene a SPECIAL MEETING tomorrow to consider the future of the council speaker, Claude Dauphin.
Time now to check in with our social media election team--
Ilona Doughtery is with Apathy is Boring, an organization that encourages young people to vote.
and Anthony di Domizio writes a blog called factchecker dot ca.
French rock singer Bertrand Cantat will not be coming to Montreal.
The convicted murder was supposed to star in an upcoming show called Les Femmes.
Officials from the Theatre du Nouveau Monde just announced he won't be part of the show
Melpa Kamateros is the Executive director of Shield of Athena Family Services.
That's a non-profit organization that works with victims of domestic abuse.
Patrick Altimas is the executive director of the Quebec Association for Social Rehabilitation Services.
It's Day 14 of the Federal election campaign.
Green Party leader Elizabeth May dropped by the Homerun Studio.
Today we are talking about the election with Liza Frulla.
She's a former Liberal Federal and Provincial Cabinet Minister
She is a political analyst and you can see her on power and politics on CBC televeision
and on Radio Canada as part of la Club des Ex.
Craig Kielburger was in Montreal yesterday for a youth leadership conference. He spent the day in Lachine with students from Montreal and around the world.
He was also in the Homerun studio:
3:45 I Am The Photographer by Memphis - Here Comes a City.
4:45 Your Ex-lover is Dead by the Stars - Set Yourself on Fire.
5:45 Montebello by Katie Moore - Montebello
Today is day twelve of the election campaign.
Sylvain Raymond is a young voter and a Bloc supporter in Rosemont Petit-Prairie.
Tamy Emma Pepin lives in Outremont and is still undecided.
Today Olympic organizers ruled that female ski jumpers will be allowed to compete in the 2014 winter games.
They have waged a lengthy battle with Olympic organizers to allow their sport into the games.
Katie Willis is one of Canada's top ranked jumpers.
She's now an engineering student at at McGill.
3:45 Ravin Mad by Big John Bates.
We also showcased music by I Musici including cuts off: Dances from the Heart of Europe, Klezmer-Kleztory, and Tchaikovski
Michel Martelly has not been officially named...yet but all indications are that he won over 68 percent of Haitian voters in the second round of
that country's hotly disputed elections.
CBC reporter David Gutnick was in Haiti during the first round of those elections where he met that country's pop star turned politician.
Stephanie Martin plays Amber, the Toronto business woman who wants to turn Schwartz's into a franchise in Schwartz's the Musical.
The run of the show has been extended through to May 1st. On Wednesdays you can go to the Centaur for a smoked meat sandwich before the performance.
Here's Stephanie Martin on why she loves smoked meat:
Stephanie Martin plays the female lead in Schwartz's The Musical.
She dropped by the studio to chat with Sue
3:40 Sailing On by Stephanie Martin
4:10 Pa Manyen Fam'n Nan by Sweet Mickey
4:40 Any Fool Can Fall in Love by Jill Barber from the cd Mischievous Moon
5:20 Chances by Jill Barber from the CD Chances
5:25 We'll Meet Again by Vera Lynn
If you're walking around the Plateau you may have noticed some bright orange no parking signs.
This is a new measure put in place for spring cleaning.
Homerun's Sabrina Marandola went to the Plateau.
Listen to her conversation with Sue.
Homerun is watching this election unfold through social media.
Ilona Dougherty is executive director of Apathy is Boring and Anthony Di Domizio is a political blogger. We spoke with both of them today.
Here's a photo of Anthony before his interview:
Anthony Di Domizio is also blogging about social media and the election. You can visit his blog here.
Here's an excerpt:
"As I am doing a weekly radio column for CBC Montreal's Home Run, I figured I'd put up the same column here on Factchecker.
Overall, the social media winner of the week was the Liberal Party of Canada with the New Democrats a strong second. How did they win? They didn't screw up.
The Liberals were gaffe-free on Twitter and Facebook and had a successful platform launch on Sunday through their website. They also snagged the domain name of the Conservative slogan. Readers who go to hereforcanada.ca will end up on a Liberal site called Fear for Canada and one that links to the Liberal platform.
The Conservatives were the social media losers of the week, with a couple of missteps. The biggest misstep of the week came from Tory MP Cheryl Gallant, who compared Michael Ignatieff to Moammar Gadhafi, by coining him "Igaffi". She apologized three days later.
There was also a Tory senator who called two journalists, CBC's Terry Milewski and CP's Jennifer Ditchburn pathetic for trying to ask Harper difficult questions. Both reporters responded to the Senator's tweet and MacDonald admits he will take a break from Twitter for the rest of the campaign.
The biggest story on twitter all week revolved around the leaders' debate. The Greens were shut out and there was a challenge laid down by Mr. Harper for a one-on-one debate. Ignatieff accepted Harper's challenge on Twitter, creating a social media firestorm.
Harper eventually backed out and was lambasted all over Twitter for it. That being said, Harper's poll numbers still rose steadily and he now commands a double-digit lead in almost all polls.
Despite having a rough social media week, the Tories are way out in front, lending credence to those who believe that while many Canadians are looking at social media this election, it will not influence voting intentions. Others believe the gaffes are not big enough yet to cause a shift.
Best tweet of the week, from Rick Mercer (@rickmercer)
When Harper challenged Iggy to debate I missed part where he said in 2015 when debt erased. My bad.
Mercer eventually offered to host and moderate the debate and donate some money to charity.
Worst tweet of the week from @SenatorJake
(maybe im biased here but dont call a journalist pathetic for doing their job...)
Lovely day on Halifax waterfront for PM's trade status. CBC reporters Milewski and Ditchburn were like attack dogs afterward - pathetic!
Catch me every Monday this election campaign on CBC Montreal's Home Run at 5:40 PM on 88.5 FM!"
- Anthony Di Domizio
Anthony Di Domizio is a political blogger.
His blog is http://factchecker.ca/
We decided to prank our listeners.
Have a listen to the start of "The New Homerun 88.5 FM"
Justin Trudeau got pranked today.
At around nine this morning he sent out this tweet:
Porn site QR code problem. We're working on it.
His tweet linked to an article on the Fagstein Blog that points out an alleged problem with Trudeau's campaign signs.
A few hours later Trudeau tweets:
Ok everyone, I woke up to this April Fool's (called my office in a panic), and decided to pass it along to all of you. The QRs are justin.ca
Steve Faguy runs the Fagstein blog.
Here's Justin Trudeau's Response.