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April 2011 Archives

Homerun Playlist for Friday April 29, 2011

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

Kerry-Anne Kutz performs on Homerun

Kerry-Anne Kutz is a soprano performing tonight at the Unitarian Church of Montreal.

Book Recommendation

Hannah Classen from CBC Books is in town for Blue Met.

She shares her book recommendation:

The Royal Wedding

Kate and William will tie the knot in hours. 
John Caine called in from London to share the latest details
with Jeanette.
 
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Hallway Interview with Christian Bourque: On the Youth Vote

Web Columnist Lindsay Michael asks Christian Bourque if the excitement surrounding this election will translate into more young people at the polls. Christian Bourque is the vice-president of research at Leger Marketing.

 

 

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.

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Liza Frulla on the elections

Liza Frulla was in studio today to talk elections.
She's a former Liberal cabinet minister and now a political analyst. 
You can see her on power and politics on CBC Television.
Here's her conversation with Jeanette
 
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Young Voters

Time to check in with our young voters panel.
Tammy Emma Pepin is from Outremont - she's undecided
Sylvain Raymond -lives in Rosemont and he's a Bloc supporter
Andrew Komar lives in Westmount Ville Marie.
 
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PlayStation

Personal information was stolen off from more than 75 million accounts on PlayStation's network.
Terry Cutler is the Chief Technology Officer of IT security company Digital Locksmiths.
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Dawson Fundraiser

Dawson.jpgStudents at Dawson College had a fundraiser today, to raise money and awareness for the Peace Garden.

Kayla Zigayer is one of the student organizers of the project. Chris Adam is a professor in the community recreation and leadership training program.

 

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Homerun Hallway Interview with David Usher: On technology and music

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.

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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.

 

 

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David is also really big on social media.

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You can follow him on Twitter @Davidusher

http://www.facebook.com/DavidUsher

 

 

Montreal-Bruins Game 6

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.

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Get ready for game six! Go Habs Go

Montreal Mosque

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

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Homerun Playlist for Tuesday, April 26

3:25 Darlin' Kate by Emmylou Harris from the album Hard Bargain
3:45 Fly me to the Moon by Tony Bennett
4:20 I just wanna be your friend by Le Groupe MusiArt from the album Confidences... in confidence
4:25 Strength in one's self by Le Groupe MusiArt
4:45 It's a Small World by Nikki Yanofsky from the album Disney Jazz
5:40 A New Song by Le Groupe MusiArt
5:50 MTL Stand Up by Annakin Slayd

Social Media Panel

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Every week we check in with our Social Media Panel.
Ilona Doughtery is with Apathy is Boring - an organization that encourages young people to vote.
Anthony di Domizio writes a blog called factchecker.ca.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Listen to today's conversation with Sue
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Listen in on Monday of next week to hear more from our Social Media Panel.
 

Annakin Slayd

 

Annakin Slayd tells Homerun why he writes songs about sports.

Here's his latest video MTL Stand Up:

Hallway Interview with Marc Garneau

 

Westmount-Ville Marie incumbent Marc Garneau talks to Homerun's Jesara Sinclair about growing support for the NDP.

Social Media

Elections Canada is warning people to watch what they post on Twitter and Facebook on election night.
You can be slapped with a pretty big fine -- and even jail time -- if you break the law.
Homerun's Sara Germanotta spoke to Sue about this.
Listen to her with Sue here.
 
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TWIST!

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.

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Citizen Bloggers

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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.

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To read their blog posts, click here:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/canadavotes2011/myelection/yourtake/regions/quebec/#

Boston Bruins

The Boston Bruins spent a couple of days in Lake Placid.
They had a couple of practices there, and now they're on their way back to Montreal for Game Four.
Jon Lundin is the Communications Manager at the arena where they practiced.
 
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Young Voters Panel

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.

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Royal Portraits

The Royal Wedding is just over a week away.
Prince William and Kate Middleton are already receiving wedding gifts.
One of London's most prestigious art galleries will be presenting two separate portraits of the royal couple.
They are painted by Montreal artist André Monet.

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Pulitzer Prize

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.

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Here is the link to her photo essay:

http://framework.latimes.com/2011/04/18/caught-in-the-crossfire-pulitzer/#/0

Michael Douglas

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

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McGill's 17th Annual Head & Neck Cancer Fundraiser will be held on May 3.
For details, click here:
http://www.jghfoundation.org/sections/eventscalendar.html

 

The Blackberry PlayBook - Reviews and Reaction

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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:

 

The BlackBerry PlayBook tablet hit shelves today.
Elias Makos is a tech instructor at Concordia University.
He came by the studio with his PlayBook...and his iPad 2.
 
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You can follow Elias Makos on Twitter @eliasmakos

Castor Holdings

The longest running court case in Canadian history has ended.
Investors have won their case against the firm that audited the books of a long-defunct private real estate bank in Montreal, called Castor Holdings.
A Superior Court judge has ruled Coopers and Lybrand and its partners must pay the estate of one investor 2-point-six million dollars.
CBC Reporter Loreen Pindera spoke to Sue.
 
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Vespa On the Road...

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It's starting to feel like spring and Montrealers have caught a case of scooter fever.

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Montreal's own Vote Mob

After Rick Mercer's encouragement to get involved, university students across the country are creating Vote Mobs. It's become kind of a thing this election.

Today the students of McGill released their own Vote Mob video.

You can check it out below:

Project Montreal

Things continue to heat up at Montreal City Hall.
Project Montreal leader is calling on Mayor Gerald Tremblay to resign.
Richard Bergeron dropped by the Homerun studio.
 
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Liza Frulla

Liza is a former Liberal Federal and Provincial cabinet minister
She joins us each Thursday during the election campaign.
 
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Justin Trudeau

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.

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Homerun Rocks the Vote at Place Ville Marie

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 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...

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She was speaking with youth about why they will or will not vote.

 

 

 Justin Trudeau came by to speak with Sue Smith.

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He took some time to tell us about why it is important to get out and vote.

 

 

 

Tuesday, April 12th Playlist

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"

Claude Dauphin

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.

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Social Media Team

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.

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Poets and Politics

poetsphoto.jpgApril is poetry month. Today, two Montreal poets, Carolyn Souaid and Endre Farkas, joined Sue Smith in studio to talk poetry and politics.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
They also performed a poem:
 
 
 
You can find more of their work here: http://www.bloodisblood.com/

Bertrand Cantat

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.

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Patrick Altimas is the executive director of the Quebec Association for Social Rehabilitation Services.

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Elizabeth May

It's Day 14 of the Federal election campaign.
Green Party leader Elizabeth May dropped by the Homerun Studio.

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Election Signs

It's day 13 of the federal election campaign
Candidates' posters are all over the city.
You've noticed them, no doubt...but did any of them REALLY catch your eye?
Harold Simpkins is a marketing professor at Concordia University's John Molson School of Business

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Liza Frulla on Politics

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.

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Craig Kielburger from Free the Children

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: 

http://www.freethechildren.com

http://www.metowe.com

 

Homerun Playlist for Thursday, April 7th

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

Craig Kielburger

Craig Kielburger is in Montreal today for a youth leadership conference.
He spent the day in Lachine with students from Montreal and around the world.
He also dropped by the Homerun studio.

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Young Voters

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.

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Sochi 2014

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.

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Homerun Playlist for Wednesday, April 6th


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

Haiti has a new president.

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. 

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Stephanie Martin in Studio from "Schwartz's the Musical"

Stephanie Martin plays Amber, the Toronto business woman who wants to turn Schwartz's into a franchise in Schwartz's the Musical.

 

Schwartzs photo.jpgThe 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

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Homerun Playlist for Tuesday, April 5th

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

Maxime Bernier

Conservative candidate Maxime Bernier is seeking re-election in the Beauce.
He's decided to do things differently.
For one thing he's not putting up election posters.
 
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No Parking

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.

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Social Media Panel

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.

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Here's a photo of Anthony before his interview:

 

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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/

Check out Homerun's "New Format" for April 1

 

We decided to prank our listeners.
Have a listen to the start of  "The New Homerun 88.5 FM"

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Justin Trudeau's April Fools

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.

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Here's Justin Trudeau's Response.

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