A video of comedian Louis C.K on why he won't let his kids have cell phones has gone viral. This on the heels of a study from the University of Montreal which found that over 50% of highschool students have smart phones. Cynthia Savard Saucier is a user experience designer with a Montreal digital agency, and specializes in smart phone behaviour and people's relationship to their smart phones.
Radio-Canada Rive Nord journalist Francis Labbé gives us a roundup of the Laval municipal election, which is turning out to be a hot race with the city voting in the first new mayor in 23 years.
Denis Brodeur, the father of New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur and a former team photographer for the Montreal Canadiens, has died. He was 82 years old. Sue Smith had the opportunity to speak to Denis back in May 2012, the night of a big game.
Listen to Sue Smith's touching conversation with Montreal rower Mylène Paquette and Queen Mary 2 Captain Kevin Oprey. Earlier today, the cruise ship rescued the Montreal rower who is making her way across the Atlantic solo.
The founder of Free the Children is in Montreal today. He joined Homerun host Sue Smith in studio to discuss his latest series of talks, and weigh in on the Nairobi shopping mall attacks.
Today, Canadian speed-skating is losing one of the greats. Francois-Louis Tremblay is originally from Alma, Quebec. Over the past 10 years he has become one of the most decorated male winter athletes in Canada. Listen to his conversation with Sue Smith.
The PQ government says its worried about young families leaving the island of Montreal. A new report says over the last five years an average of 20,000 people are heading to off-island suburbs each year. Raphael Fischler is the Director of the School of Urban Planning at McGill University. He joined Sue Smith live in studio with his take on the report.
Thats one one group of Montrealers are calling for today. Michel David is on the board of Directors of a group called Montreal City State.
The TD Kids Book Club closes on September 18 at 1pm. Today we spoke with the author of Kids of Kabul, Deborah Ellis. She will be visiting a lucky Montreal-area school and hosting a book club in October.
As the National Assembly resumes, the debate over the Quebec Charter of Values continues. Listen to Sue Smith's conversation with the Quebec Minister responsible for Montreal, Jean-François Lisée.
On Monday, Homerun hosted a special hour-long panel debate about the proposed charter of Quebec values.
You can replay the live chat event here