Wednesday, October 20, 2010 | Categories: Episodes
Mayor-Elect of Calgary - Naheed Nenshi
We started this segment with a clip from Naheed Nenshi. He's a Harvard-educated business professor at Mount Royal University, a man who has advised Fortune 500 companies, the author of a book about how to make cities work better and -- as of Monday evening -- the Mayor-elect of Calgary. He's also the first Muslim to be elected Mayor in Canada.
At the beginning of the race Mr. Nenshi was considered an outsider and a longshot to win. An early poll had him sitting at just 8 percent of the popular vote. But then things started to change. His popularity soared and he rode what he calls his 'Purple Revolution' right into the mayors chair. Naheed Nenshi was is our Calgary studio.
Last Word - Malaria Promo
We ended the program this morning with something The Current's Kevin Robertson is working on for tomorrow's program. Are the efforts to eradicate malaria proving successful? He gets the last word on this today.