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A tribute to Stuart McLean – Canada’s cheerleader

Gosh. Where to start? I was so heartbroken this week to hear that CBC radio host and author Stuart McLean had passed away.

I knew something was up when they decided to take a break and stop airing episodes on Sunday afternoons. 1,444 more words

RIP Stuart McLean, and may The Vinyl Cafe live on

Yesterday news shot across the country that a beloved and famous writer, radio show host and story-teller, Stuart McLean, passed away from cancer at age 68. 158 more words

The CBC remembers Stuart McLean

Yesterday Stuart McLean, the host of CBC Radio’s “Vinyl Café”, died after a battle with melanoma at age 68. Today at 1pm EST, the CBC will broadcast a tribute to Canada’s storyteller. 70 more words


Stuart, Dave and Morley

Yesterday, I lost a beloved friend. I’d never met him, but his voice and his stories had been an integral part of my life for over 40 years. 195 more words


CBC Radio, All In A Day, Adrian Harewood

The Reassembled Self Series featured on Adrian Harewood’s All In A Day (CBC) prior to their 2007 exhibition at La Petite Mort Gallery Ottawa.

Adrian Harewood of CBC Radio’s All In A Day interviewed Sherry Tompalski regarding the exhibition of her Reassembled Self Series at La Petite Mort Gallery on July 27, 2007. 326 more words

"Legacy, Purpose & The Act of Listening" - In Conversation with Tetsuro Shigematsu, playwright and performer of EMPIRE OF THE SON

by Bailey Green

Growing up, Tetsuro Shigematsu and his father Akira Shigematsu did not communicate beyond requests to pass condiments at the dinner table. In the early 90’s in Montreal, Tetsuro approached their distant relationship in a piece called… 1,183 more words

What will you do with your 30,000 days?

Three separate yet connected events inspired this post.

  1. An interview on CBC radio, The Current, where several authors including, Neil Parischa, shared the books that changed their lives.
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