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Welcome to Cross Border Interview Podcast! A podcast about getting out from behind the keyboard and just talking. Each week, we invite a guest, or two, to sit down and talk about their life, and their work. I’m Christopher Brown your host, and this is the Cross Border Interview Podcast.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 11 Ratings

Welcome to Cross Border Interview Podcast! A podcast about getting out from behind the keyboard and just talking. Each week, we invite a guest, or two, to sit down and talk about their life, and their work. I’m Christopher Brown your host, and this is the Cross Border Interview Podcast.

    Vol. 2 Ep. 12 Trustee Dianne Macaulay

    Vol. 2 Ep. 12 Trustee Dianne Macaulay

    Dianne Macaulay, a school Board Trustee with the Red Deer Public School Board and I chatted back in 2019. We planned on doing a weeks worth of Public School Board Trustees and over the next two months we will have interviews with Public School Trustees across Canada.

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    • 55 min
    Vol. 2 Ep. 11 Crag Cardiff

    Vol. 2 Ep. 11 Crag Cardiff

    Craig Cardiff has been passing around a Book of Truths during his
    shows and asking his fans to share something truthful in it — a story, a confession, a hope, a secret. The book gives fans a chance to write down something they might be too afraid to say out loud, and it gives Cardiff an opportunity to connect with the people who take time out of
    their busy schedules to come to a show.

    Those entries aren’t always easy to read. The stories can be heartbreaking, and they can leave Cardiff wanting to do something, to find the person who wrote in his book and tell them to hold on for tomorrow, that things will be OK.

    Over the years, Cardiff has found himself writing songs that offer these little bits of hope for people to hold onto, and those songs are now reaching more and more people after he signed to New York-based AntiFragile Music, founded by Tom Sarig, who previously served as a Grammy-winning senior A&R executive at various major labels, in late 2018. Since founding Esther Creative Group, Sarig has worked with some of the most exciting musical artists in contemporary history, including Lou Reed, The Gaslight Anthem, Bryan Ferry, CAKE, the Violent Femmes, Miranda Cosgrove, Twin Atlantic, Blonde Redhead, Bebel Gilberto, and Against Me!, among others.

    Cardiff’s songs have now been streamed more than 100 million times, and he has been heard on NBC’s award-winning television series This Is Us.

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    • 44 min
    Vol. 2 Ep. 10 Wanda Gronhovd

    Vol. 2 Ep. 10 Wanda Gronhovd

    Gifted with a warm, yet powerful voice, Wanda Gronhovd got the music bug early in life with the songs she heard at church in her hometown of Shaunavon, Saskatchewan. After moving to Montreal in the ‘90s she began dabbling in songwriting and made her first performance at a house concert in 1997.

    However, she put music on the backburner to focus on family and a nursing career until she moved back home to Saskatchewan a few years ago.

    Now based out of Regina, Gronhovd got down to business and released her well-received debut album Awakening in 2014.

    We also want to wish Wanda a Happy Belated Birthday. Wanda's Birthday was October 13th!

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    Check out Wandas Website at: https://www.wandagronhovd.com/

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    • 38 min
    Vol. 2 Ep. 9 Francine Honey

    Vol. 2 Ep. 9 Francine Honey

    Hard-luck stories can have happy endings. Especially in Francine Honey's world.

    "Some of these songs are about going through tough times and then getting to the other side," the Ontario singer-songwriter says of her third record To Be Continued... "I know I've certainly been through my share of struggles. But it's important to have hope and know you're not alone. If you're going through something, someone else has gone through it too. And you have to remember: You don't know what's around the corner. Your 'to be continued…' might be beyond what you ever imagined."

    She speaks from experience. Some five years after her first album — a homemade Christmas present for friends and family — the divorced mother of two and former federal civil servant is living the dream. She has the love of her life, the career she long denied herself, and an album that showcases her most striking and stirring compositions. "I'm so happy," she says. "I'm really proud of this record and how it all came together."

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    Youtube:    www.youtube.com/user/FrancineLeclair

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    • 31 min
    Special Vice Presidential Debate

    Special Vice Presidential Debate

    Welcome to a special edition of the Cross Border Interview Podcast.

    From time to time, the show will be diverting from its shows structure to discuss the most important issue of the day.

    Whether it is an election, an award show, breaking news across the world, or an issue of a local scale.

    We will bring guests onto the show to discuss the issue that is on everyone’s mind.

    So here is the Cross Border Interview Podcast discussing the first and only 2020 Vice Presidential Debate

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    • 22 min
    Vol. 2 Ep. 8 Kim Mitchell

    Vol. 2 Ep. 8 Kim Mitchell

    Kim Mitchell, guitarist, singer, songwriter, broadcaster chats about his newest song "Wishes"

    “It’s like that classic car that’s been in the garage for a while – the one you’re going to strip down and restore ‘cause you know there’s something special there, but you just never seem to get around to it.”

    That’s how Kim Mitchell thought of The Big Fantasize, his latest studio album, before finally rolling up his sleeves with co-producer and close friend Greg Wells (Keith Urban, Adele, Taylor Swift, 21 Pilots) and getting their hands dirty. Turns out there was something pretty sweet hiding under the hood…

    The Big Fantasize marks the Canadian music icon’s eighth solo studio album (plus 5 as the leader of Max Webster) and first since 2007’s Ain’t Life Amazing. But where its predecessor was a fiery and fierce rock album anchored by big riffs and bigger swagger, The Big Fantasize is a more dynamic and musically expansive effort that perfectly encapsulates Mitchell’s prowess as a pure and compelling songwriter. In fact, he is soon to be inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame joining other inductee’s like Leonard Cohen, Gordon Lightfoot and Neil Young

    The sanguine lead track, “WISHES” is best described as an ethereal and enveloping soundtrack to a slow dance under the stars with a very timely message of having less and living more: of savouring lifes simplest pleasures.

    “After very randomly reading A.C. Child’s poem ‘Wishes,’ I knew immediately I wanted to turn it into a song,” Mitchell explains. “The challenge was coming up with a melody and music that would be harmonically satisfying for me, yet present itself as simple, pretty, and properly serving the lyric.”

    Musically, the verses came relatively quickly, though Mitchell soon realized that whereas the poem felt complete on its own, it didn’t seem that way in song – at least not yet. “I felt I needed something lyrically and musically to sum up the whole idea, and a deviation somewhere – a short musical passage that you could just float away with before coming back to the song’s final message,” he says.

    That took patience and plenty of trial-and-error – years’ worth, in fact. “I’d leave it for months, come back and work on it, leave it again then come back, until one peaceful morning while looking out my front window with an acoustic on my lap, the refrain just came to me. I wasn’t even searching for it but there it was! The bridge I thought it needed so badly came right after and a sigh of accomplishment washed over me with the song finally finished.”

    “I feel lucky to have been the conduit for this song to come to life. I hope I served it well cuz songwriters don’t always come up with the idea, most often the idea picks them and this lyric and song, through pure serendipity, now arrive as my first single at a particularly poignant and difficult time.”

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    • 31 min

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