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Afternoon Drive with Chris dela Torre

From the backroads of the counties to the urban centres of the southwest, Afternoon Drive brings you the stories in and about southwest Ontario. Mix in music from artists throughout the region, traffic and weather, and you’ve got two hours of radio that gets you talking and puts you in the know about all things southwest Ontario.

  • 07:07
    For the first time in two decades, the Canadian women's hockey team will have to settle for silver instead of gold. They loss to the United States 3–2 in the gold medal match. But it was the way the team lost that bothered a lot of Canadians — by shootout. The shootout, long a staple of European hockey, was implemented by the NHL in 2005. While this was a controversial, it does not settle who goes home with the Stanley Cup. Why is it different in the Olympics? To talk about this, Afternoon Drive host spoke Michael Heine. He's the director of the International Centre for Olympic Studies at Western University.
    Feb 22, 2018
  • 05:20
    The pride of St. Thomas, Ontario, D.J. Kennington spoke to Afternoon Drive host about racing in the Daytona 500 on Sunday, February 18. Kennington placed 24th, improving on this 36th-place finish in last year's Daytona. When he raced last year, he became the first Canadian to drive in the Daytona in almost three decades.
    Feb 20, 2018
  • 07:05
    In the wake of yesterday's school shooting in Florida, what are schools in the U.S. doing to prevent them from happening in the future? We asked Glenn Maleyko, a LaSalle man who runs the school system across the border in Dearborn, Mich.
    Feb 15, 2018
  • 05:43
    On a special Valentine's Day edition of Afternoon Drive. host Chris dela Torre speaks to dating and relationship coach Kat Spiwak about tips and tricks to improve your love life.
    Feb 14, 2018
  • 07:49
    One of Windsor's most ardent defenders of its history has retired. Jonathan Pinto told us about his conversation with city heritage planner John Calhoun.
    Feb 13, 2018
  • 08:43
    Afternoon Drive host Chris dela Torre speaks to David Collenette. The former Liberal cabinet minister will lead the charge toward high-speed rail in SW Ontario by 2025.
    Feb 13, 2018
  • 04:50
    Should Sarnia get rid of fluoride in its drinking water? The mayor wants the people to weigh in on the matter during the next election. We spoke to Mike Bradley.
    Feb 13, 2018
  • 07:35
    Afternoon Drive host Chris dela Torre speaks to Kelly Wallace. The London artist creates line drawings that are at once hyper-realistic and totally surreal. Wallace's work is on exhibit at the Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery in Sarnia.
    Feb 7, 2018
  • 06:34
    Afternoon Drive host Chris dela Torre speaks to Alysson Storey. The Chatham woman, who leads the advocacy group Build The Barrier, has been pushing the Ontario government to build a concrete barrier on a stretch of Highway 401 in Chatham-Kent and Elgin County. The Ministry of Transportation announced today that it will build a concrete barrier along that stretch, though no timeline has been set.
    Feb 5, 2018
  • 08:19
    Afternoon Drive host Chris dela Torre speaks to Johnna Allen and Linda Howie, two London researchers studying what's believed to be the world's oldest hockey stick.
    Jan 30, 2018
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