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September 2011 Archives

CBC 75th

The CBC is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year.
This weekend we are having an open house on Saturday and Sunday from
10am-4pm.
So as part of this---today we are talking to CBC staff about their fondest memories.
 
Hubert Lacroix is the President and CEO of the CBC
 
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Katie Malloch is host of Tonic on CBC Radio 2
 
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Dennis Trudeau is the former host many radio and tv shows including Daybreak, As it Happens, Cross Country Check Up and the host of Newswatch.
 
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http://www.cbc.ca/montreal/community/mt/2011/09/cbcradio-canada-open-house.html

THE FABULOUS ROUGEAU BROTHERS

Today we spoke about about an extraordinary rescue.
Raymond Rougeau he is a City Councilor for Rawdon.
But he used to be a professional wrestler. He was one half of The Fabulous Rougeau Brothers.

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NHL

The Montreal Canadians and the NHL are kicking off a new campaign today...that targets counterfeit merchandise.
They say Montreal is a hub of counterfeiting.
Tom Prochnow is the Vice-president of Legal and Business Affairs for NHL Enterprises.

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ROSH HASHANAH

Today is the Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah...and that means no loud noise in Hampstead.
The municipality has a bylaw that forbids construction workers or landscapers from creating loud noises outdoors on holidays
Andrew Ross speaks for the municipality of Hampstead.

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Jim Cuddy

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Jim Cuddy is in town today to promote his new solo album Skyscraper Soul

 He was our guest in studio today.

 

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Bobby Brown

316115_10150318623620326_148056775325_8196275_1085454827_n.jpgR & B Superstar Bobby Brown is in Montreal today for the world premiere of the film: Get Out the Way.
The film is screening at the Montreal International Black Film Festival at 5PM.
Bobby Brown was in studio today with the film's director Justin Etheredge

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TD Canadian Children's Literature Award

Jeanette Kelly visited Tyndale-St. Georges' community centre for a special book club event.
She was there with author Alma Fullerton.
Her book Burn is nominated for the TD Canadian Children's Literature Award
 
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DONISHA PRENDERGAST

Bob Marley's granddaughter was in Montreal today.
Donisha Prendergast was in town to represent her new feature-length documentary.
It's called RasTa: A Soul's Journey.
It's about RasTafari...a religious movement that was the inspiration for reggae icon Bob Marley's music.
Donisha Prenedergast stopped by our studio a little earlier today.
 
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DAN MISENER

Could Facebook be tracking you...even when you've left the site?
Our tech guy Dan Misener looked into this

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Canada Reads

CBC's Canada Reads kicks off today...
But this year things are going to be a little different.
Erin Balser is an Associate Producer with Canada Reads.

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http://www.cbc.ca/books/canadareads/2011/09/introducing-canada-reads-true-stories.html

SECRETS OF MONTREAL

photo.JPGMontreal Comedian Sugar Sammy is part of the CBC show "Secrets of Montreal" 
Also profiled....filmaking father-and-son Kevin and Jacob Tierney; celebrity-chef Chuck Hughes; dancer and choreographer Marie Chouinard, rock musician Melissa Auf der Maur; and fashion designer Marie Saint Pierre.
In the show they all reveal their favorite urban secrets.
It airs Thursday September 29th at 730 on CBC tv

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JACQUES DUCHESNEAU

Quebec's most talked about ex-cop will be in the hotseat  tomorrow.
Jacques Duchesneau will appear before a National Assembly committee to answer questions.
Questions about his leaked report which exposes widespread corruption and collusion in the construction industry.
Tim Duboyce is our National Assembly Reporter.
 
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Holocaust Memorial

Montrealer Irma Nemenoff-Gellert turns 97 today.
And she's marking the event by making a special donation.
For six decades, Irma has kept the jacket she was forced to wear at Auschwitz.
Earlier this afternoon, she turned the striped blue and grey jacket over to Montreal's Holocaust Memorial Center.

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http://www.mhmc.ca/en

DUCHESNEAU

Jacques Duchesneau says he's satisfied the provincial government is taking seriously his report on collusion in the construction industry.  
The head of Quebec's anti-collusion unit has spoken to reporters for the first time since his report was leaked last week.
Loreen Pindera joins me now with more

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MONTREAL MARATHON

Normally people who want to take part in the Montreal Marathon could apply to run at the last minute.
But not this year.
The Marathon has been sold out for weeks.
Douglas Gelevan has been looking into why..
 
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HAITI

Montreal Mayor Gerald Tremblay is just back from New York.
He is part new Consultation committee on development and investment for Haiti
Also on the committee is Haitian president Michel Martelly, former Governor-General Michaelle Jean and former US president Bill Clinton.
Mayor Tremblay spoke to Homerun Host Sue Smith.

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POLITICS WITH LIZA

Liza Frulla is a former federal Liberal and provincial cabinet minister
She is a political analyst and you can see her on power and politics on CBC television
and on Radio Canada as part of Le Club des Ex.
 
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SELLING CALGARY

The mayor of Calgary is in town today.
Naheed Nenshi is a keynote speaker at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Montreal inabout 15 minutes.
He's Canada's first Muslim mayor, 39-years-old, and known for being hip and ahead of the curve.
He's here to promote Calgary as a great place to work and live.

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Monsieur Lazhar

Telefilm Canada has just announced that the film Monsieur Lazhar will represent Canada as the nominee for best foreign film at the Oscars.
Philippe Falardeau is the director.

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McGill University

Administrators at McGill University are playing hardball with faculty members who are uncomfortable crossing the picket line of striking support staff.
A professor of Islamic studies has been ordered to stop teaching a class off-campus - or risk losing her pay cheque.
Michelle Hartmann returned to campus this afternoon - under protest.
Loreen Pindera dropped by her class.

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527 dogs

There's an update today on the more than 500 dogs that were seized from a kennel last Friday.
The dogs are being kept at an emergency shelter in Lachute.
Rebecca Aldworth is executive director of the Humane Society International Canada.
She's helping to care for the dogs.

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www.hsi.org

PAOLA ORTIZ

We've been following the story of Paola Ortiz today.
The 31 year-old was supposed to be deported back to Mexico this morning.
But Ortiz never boarded her plane.
She fell ill at the airport and was whisked away by ambulance.
Rosalind Wong is with a group called Solidarity Across Borders.
They're supporting Ortiz's bid to remain in Canada.

 

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Dan Misener

Conservative M-Ps unveiled their omnibus crime bill today.
The goal is to increase mandatory minimum sentences, eliminate house arrest for a new list of serious offenses and establish more stringent criteria for criminal pardons.
One thing that wasn't included in the bill--but is expected very soon---is the issue of lawful access.
This would give police new powers to intercept your electronic communications.
Dan Misener is our technology columnist.

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Kai Nagata: Homerun Hallway Interview

Former CBC and CTV journalist, Kai Nagata, is giving a talk about diversity and the media at the McGill Faculty Club later on this afternoon.

The last time we heard from Kai he had just quit his job as CTV 's Quebec City bureau chief.

The 3000-word manifesto he wrote about his decision went viral on the internet.

It seems everyone was interested in Kai...including legendary film critic Roger Ebert and Margaret Atwood.

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www.kainagata.com

Dr.Corti

new 006.jpgDoctor Dominique Corti is a physician, who spends her time between Montreal, Italy and Uganda.
She is the daughter of Montreal surgeon Lucille Teasdale and Italian pediatrician Piero Corti.
And she is president of the foundation named after her parents.

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http://www.fondazionecorti.it/canada-en/about-us/

Homerun Playlist for Monday, September 19th

3:40 Braids with Plath Heart
5:20 Timber Timbre with Creep on Creepin' On
5:40 Galaxie with Diesel

Insecurity: William DeVry's Hallway Interview

William DeVry from CBC's Insecurity: Hallway Interview

 

InsecurityEmmy-nominated Montreal actor William DeVry is in Montreal today promoting Season Two of Insecurity.
 He plays Peter McNeil in the CBC Series.
 Listen to his conversation with Sue.

 

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 Season two premiers on October 3rd at 8:30PM

Comiccon

Comiccon is on this weekend at Place Bonaventure.
One of the people who is going to be there is Jeremy Bulloch
He's the actor who played Boba Fett in Star Wars: The Empire strikes back.
He was the one who was sent by Jabba the Hutt to capture Han Solo.

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www.montrealcomiccon.com

Homerun Playlist, September 15th

3:45 Posession by Sarah Mclachlan
4:20 Oscar Peterson with Come Dance with Me.
4:45 Political by Spirit of the West
5:20 Oscar Peterson with Let's Fall in Love

MISSION TO MARS

NASA has unveiled the design for its new rocket to explore Mars.
Montreal Astronomer Andrew Fazekas joined us on air today.

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http://www.thenightskyguy.com/

@thenightskyguy

NDP

The meeting of the NDP caucus continues in Quebec City today.
Laura Payton is a senior online political writer for the CBC.
She's covering the caucus meeting...and spoke with Sue from Quebec City.

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@laura_payton

Homerun Playlist September 14th

3:45 Body and Soul by Amy Winehouse and Tony Bennett

4:20 Reciprocite by D'harmo

Dawson anniversary

Today is the fifth anniversary of the dawson shooting rampage.

The shooting took the life of one student, Anastasia De Sousa

Nineteen others were injured.

Homerun's Sabrina Marandola was at the ceremony today.

Here is her conversation with Sue

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Stefano Faita

Montreal chef Stefano Faita has a show starting next week.
It's called In the Kitchen and will air on CBC television.
He was in studio with Sue today

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You can find more information about his show here:
http://www.cbc.ca/revenuegroup/in-the-kitchen-with-stefano-faita.html

NDP

The race to replace Jack Layton has its first contender.
Brian Topp - president of the N-D-P and former Layton confidante - has announced that he is seeking the party's leadership.
Topp has never held elected office - but he does have the support of party heavyweights - including former N-D-P leader Ed Broadbent.
Listen To Sue's conversation with Brian

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9-11

Montrealers will mark the 10th anniversary of 9-11 this weekend.
There will be a special service on Sunday at Saint James United Church in downtown Montreal.
The Reverend Arlen Bonnar is the pastor at St.James.

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The mass begins at 11am on Sunday.
The church is at 463 St Catherine Street West

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This weekend the families of the victims of 9-11 will gather in New York City to commemorate the 10 year anniversary.
One family won't be there.
It is the family of Frank Doyle.
One of the 24 people with Canadian roots to die in the world trade centre. 
His family members changed their minds at the last minute -- deciding instead to honour his memory in their own way.
Amanda Pfeffer tells their story.

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http://www.voicesofseptember11.org

Homerun Playlist for Friday, September 9th

3:40 Big Slice by Jonas and the Massive Attraction

3:45 Seize the Day by Jonas and the Massive Attraction

4:20 Empire Isis with Bang Bang

4:40 Off Minor by Rafael Zaldivar

4:45 Delfina by Rafael Zaldivar

Homerun Playlist, Thursday, September 8th

3:45  Thomspon 25 by Annakin Slayd

New OSM Hall Acoustics: Hallway Interview

 

 

Tateo Nakajima is the acoustic designer for the new OSM hall.

 

ACOUSTICS

There is an open house today at La Maison Symphonique de Montreal, the new home of the Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal.
It's open until 10PM.
And people are talking about the acoustics in the hall after the opening night concert, lot's of praise, and some criticism.
Tateo Nakajima is with Artec. He is the acoustic designer for the new hall.
 
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Annakin Slayd

Montreal Singer Annakin Slayd has just released a new video on you tube to mark the 10th anniversary of September 11th.
The song is called Thompson 25.
It includes footage he shot while living in New York the day the World Trade Centre was attacked.
 
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http://www.annakinslayd.com/

Skywalkers

Today the World Trade centre is a construction site.
Mohawk ironworkers are helping to build what will be the tallest building in America
They call themselves the Mohawk skywalkers
Amanda Pfeffer shares their story.

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Dalai Lama

The Dalai Lama is in Montreal today.
He is attending a conference on world religions and peace in the aftermath of 9/11.
CBC Reporter Loreen Pindera was there.
 
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La Maison Symphonique

The Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal will play its first concert in its new home tonight.
The CBC's Kelly Rice spoke to us from the Tapis Mauve outside the new concert hall

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Arturo Gatti

Arturo Gatti did not commit suicide.
That's the conclusion of a private investigation into the boxer's death.
CBC reporter Peter Akman is following the story.

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Nathalie Normandeau Resigns

Quebec's deputy premier is resigning her position in cabinet and her seat from the National Assembly.
Nathalie Normandeau says she is leaving politics for personal reasons.
Our political columnist L Ian Macdonald talks with Sue about this.

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Eric and Lola

Today Quebec Justice Minister Jean Marc Fournier waded into the Eric vs Lola case.
He is asking the Supreme Court of Canada to overturn a lower court decision.  
The court ruled common law partners should have the same rights as married couples after they split up.
Anne France Goldwater is a family law lawyer and was representing LOLA in the court of appeal.

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9/11 on the Web

This Sunday marks the 10th anniversary of 9/11.
Along with the ceremonies and news coverage, technology is playing a role in how we reflect and memorialize the past.
Technology columnist Dan Misener talks with Sue about this.

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http://www.911memorial.org/

http://110stories.com/

http://wherewereyou911.net/

Homerun Playlist: Tuesday, September 6th

3:20 Matisyahu with "One Day."
3:50 Salome Leclerc with Partir Ensemble
4:45 Marième with "Je Reve Qu'on Recommence."

Social Media and The Street

One man committed to fighting homelessness across North America is in Montreal today.
Mark Horvath is touring the country to bring attention to the issue...and to encourage the homeless to join Facebook and Twitter.
He spoke to guest host Loreen Pindera in the Homerun Studio.

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http://wearevisible.com/index.html

http://invisiblepeople.tv/blog/about/

 

New Eco Centre

li-ecocentre620.jpgThe borough of Lasalle has a brand-new eco-centre.
Like the others, it will serve as a drop-off "central"  for demolition materials, old paints and other stuff. 
But Lasalle boasts THIS ONE is the most eco-friendly of all of them.
The CBC's Peter Akman was there for today's grand opening.

 

Listen to his conversation with Host Loreen Pindera.

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