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The Full Count - Bob Lewis

A new book tries to shed a little light on the dynamic between governments and the press. Power, Prime Ministers, and The Press charts the sometimes fractious, sometimes symbiotic history of the prime ministers and the Parliamentary press corps. The author is my old friend and colleague Bob Lewis and he joins me on The Full Count.

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Sound & Groove: "Mother Of Violence" Part 2

This is the 4th official podcast episode of 2018 here on the Sound & Groove Podcast. It's a bit overdue but no need to worry, as I've pledged another 2 episodes yet to come throughout this calendar year. This is the 2nd in a 2-part theme on songs about the darker side of our nature, ie violence. So get ready for songs of murder, deceit, disgrace, riot, mayhem and general anarchy muhahaha. Oh, but also a treasure trove of delicious music to sink your teeth into.

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The Full Count - Peter Menzies

This week on The Full Count, Bruce is joined by Peter Menzies, one of his old bosses at the Calgary Herald (and whatever the parent company is called this week). He has been a reporter, editor and publisher in his career. Recently he left the CRTC after sitting on its board for X years. He’s currently the director of the RoyalSaskatchewan Museum.

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Not The Public Podcast — Howard Bernstein

How have journalists changed their attitude to their job? Is it about being bigger than the story? Are reporters being drawn from too small a demographic? This week’s Not The Public Podcast features Howard Bernstein, a veteran journalist who ran TV newsrooms in Toronto for CBC, CTV and Global— in addition to having his own production company.

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Not The Public Podcast — Adnan Virk

In the first NPP of 2016, the Dowbboy welcomes a fine Canadian export: ESPN's Adnan Virk. Born and raised outside of Kingston, Ontario, Virk is recognized as one of the top personalities at themedia giant. He touches on his childhood cheering for the Philly Flyers, how he got his start and what led him to Bristol, Connecticut-based ESPN.