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Ontario This Week
Ontario This Week
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Ontario This Week features the best stories from the past seven days from Ottawa to Thunderbay to Windsor to London. Expect to hear all kinds of great features from shows like Ontario Today , All In A Day and many others.


Michael BhardwajHost: Michael Bhardwaj

Hello All,

Normally, a bio is supposed to be a chronology of one's life. Bah.

I'd rather write up a moment in my life that sums up how I got where I am.

I used to pretend to be a biologist. I say pretend, because I don't think I was very good at it. I mean, I could burst into the field, collect data, crunch numbers and spend endless hours looking through a microscope. But it kinda all fell apart at the writing stage. Imagine, "The temporal seperation of sexual function in Butomus Umbellaceae..."


So I knew a career change was imminent.

The hint came when I was working in a stinky bog counting little pink flowers. It was a brutally hot Sunday morning in late August. I was up to my chest in rubber hip waders and floating plant sewage. Bullfrogs, water snakes and lots of bugs.

I'm listening to CBC Radio - The Sunday Edition. Michael Enright is talking to three people about.... the mango. Correct - fruit.

But here's the thing. It was fascinating!

The mango happens to be my favourite fruit. But I would've never figured someone could talk about it for 15 minutes!

I was sold.

I bought myself a one-way ticket to CBC Radio.

— Michael Bhardwaj

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