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Fight Back with Libby Znaimer is a live, current affairs, call-in talk show airing daily on Zoomer Radio (AM740 and FM96.7 between 12 pm and 1 pm EST). Have your say about the headlines that have you talking and get trusted, expert advice on your health, wellness and finances. Call into the show: (416) 360-0740 or 1 (866) 740-4740 or email us at fightback@zoomer.ca. You can also follow us on Twitter at @fightbacklibby.

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Fight Back with Libby Znaimer is a live, current affairs, call-in talk show airing daily on Zoomer Radio (AM740 and FM96.7 between 12 pm and 1 pm EST). Have your say about the headlines that have you talking and get trusted, expert advice on your health, wellness and finances. Call into the show: (416) 360-0740 or 1 (866) 740-4740 or email us at fightback@zoomer.ca. You can also follow us on Twitter at @fightbacklibby.

    Toronto Maple Leafs are in the Playoffs, Will This Be Their Year?

    Toronto Maple Leafs are in the Playoffs, Will This Be Their Year?

    THE MEDICAL RECORD:THE POTENTIAL RISK OF MICROPLASTICS ON CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH

    Jane Brown is filling in for Libby Znaimer today. She is joined by Dr. Malcolm Moore, Medical Oncologist, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Dr. Fahad Razak, Canada Research Chair in Data Informed Healthcare Improvement at the University of Toronto and Dr. Nadia Alam, family doctor and anesthetist in Georgetown, Ontario.

    What a study says about the care provided by female doctors compared to male doctors, and what medical schools in Ontario want to see happen so that more students pursue family medicine.




    WHAT AND WHO IS BEHIND THE "STEAL FROM LOBLAWS DAY" CAMPAIGN

    Jane Brown is joined by Sylvain Charlebois,  Senior Director, Agri-Food Analytics Lab at Dalhousie University.

    Sylvain reacts to the ongoing issue that consumers have with grocery giant Loblaws and revisits the discussion about "Shrinkflation".




    WHAT MAKES A TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS FAN...A TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS FAN?

    Jane Brown is now joined by Wally Rigobon, Co-host of the Naz and Wally Sports Hour on Zoomer Radio.

    It's that time of the year...the Toronto Maple Leafs have made it once again into the playoffs. Currently, they face the Boston Bruins. Will this be the year they win the Stanley Cup?

    • 52 min
    Umar Zameer Case Reached Not Guilty Verdict

    Umar Zameer Case Reached Not Guilty Verdict

    RECOVERING POLITICIANS: FUTURE OF TORONTO POLICE AFTER UMAR ZAMEER TRIAL ENDS WITH QUESTIONS ABOUT THE FORCE

    Tasha Kheiriddin filled in for Libby Znaimer today. She was joined by George Smitherman, former Ontario Liberal Cabinet Minister, Cheri DiNovo, former Ontario NDP MPP and Andrea Mandel-Campbell, former Conservative candidate in Don Valley West.

    The panel discussed all things politics! From Umar Zameer's lawyer calling out politicians and policemen for "demonizing" his client, to Ontario NDP Leader Marit Stiles' attempt to reverse the ban of keffiyeh at Queen's Park failing to pass a unanimous vote. Tasha also touched on the multi-billion dollar deal with Honda to assemble electric vehicles in Ontario.



    HEALTH EXPERTS EXPRESS DISAPPOINTMENT ABOUT FEDERAL GOVERNMENT'S DECISION TO END FUNDING FOR HIV SELF-TESTING KITS 

    Tasha Kheiriddin was joined by Khaled Salam, Executive Director, AIDS Committee of Ottawa, and Dr. Sean B. Rourke, PhD, Scientist with MAP Centre of Urban Health Solutions at St. Michael’s Hospital and Scientific advisor with CANFAR.

    Forty years ago today the world learned about the discovery of a virus causing AIDS. Tasha and guests talk about the end of funding for HIV self-testing kits, the development in medicine and therapy for patients suffering from the disease and the societal stigma that comes with it .



    TORONTO HAS BEEN DECLARED AS A "TREE CITY OF THE WORLD"

    Finally, Tasha Kheiriddin was joined by guest Stephen Bede Scharper, Ph.D., Associate Professor, School of the Environment; Department of Anthropology at the University of Toronto for a discussion about the significance of the title, importance of tree preservation, and how to balance the latter and property rights.

    • 51 min
    Toronto to Provide Free Dental Care to City-Operated LTC Home Residents

    Toronto to Provide Free Dental Care to City-Operated LTC Home Residents

    ZOOMER SQUAD: TORONTO TO PROVIDE FREE DENTAL CARE SERVICE TO CITY-OPERATED LTC HOME RESIDENTS
     
    Tasha Kheiriddin filled in for Libby Znaimer today. She was joined by Bill VanGorder, Chief Advocacy and Education Officer at CARP, Anthony Quinn, Chief Community & Benefits Officer at CARP and Lorne Bozinoff, President at Forum Research.


    The panel discussed Mayor Olivia Chow's announcement on the free mobile dental care program for the more than 2,600 residents of the 10 long-term care homes operated by the City of Toronto and more.


    TORONTO CONDUCTED THE CITY’S THIRD POTHOLE BLITZ OF THE YEAR OVER THE WEEKEND


    Tasha Kheiriddin was joined by Barbara Gray, General Manager of Transportation Services and Teresa Di Felice, Assistant Vice President, Government and Community Relations for CAA SCO.


    Kheiriddin and guests talk about the third pothole blitz conducted by the city of Toronto. Gray revealed the city will soon add "Patch Masters" to their equipment inventory. The patch is described online to be an all-weather material that can be used to fill potholes in wet or dry conditions.


    ISRAEL VS HAMAS PROTESTS AROUND THE WORLD CAUSE A RISE OF ANTI-SEMETIC SENTIMENT 


    Finally, Tasha Kheiriddin was joined by Warren Kinsella, former special assistant to Jean Chrétien and CEO of the Daisy Group.


    Pro-Palestinian protests blocked downtown Ottawa roads this weekend and some of the chants openly glorified Hamas’ terror attacks of October 7. While the Prime Minister condemned these actions on X, many Canadians are saying our politicians need to do more to tackle the rising tide of hate as the Israel-Hamas war enters its seventh month.


    Kheiriddin also talks about the similar situation at Columbia University in the U.S. where classes were held virtually due to a surge in anti-Semitic statements on campus grounds.

    • 51 min
    Best of Fight Back Sunday April 21 Edition

    Best of Fight Back Sunday April 21 Edition

    Best of Fight Back Sunday April 21 Edition

    Libby and a panel of political strategists reacted to Ottawa's budget and whether it is good enough for Canadians.

    Plus The Medical Record panel discussed the latest cancer screening controversy.

    And Speaker Ted Arnott put a ban on wearing a Keffiyeh at Queen's Park.

    • 25 min
    Best of Fight Back Saturday April 20 Edition

    Best of Fight Back Saturday April 20 Edition

    Best of Fight Back Saturday April 20 Edition

    On Monday the Zoomer Squad talked about how foreign trained nurses play an important role in the healthcare system.

    Next Libby had guests on to discuss National Volunteer Week.

    On Tuesday, The Recovering Politicians panel reacted to an agreement between Ottawa and the province in which the former decided to drop an environmental assessment pertaining to the development of Highway 413.

    Then on the show Dr. Vivian Stamatopolous discussed staffing shortages in Long Term Care.

    • 25 min
    Free For All Friday - April 19 2024

    Free For All Friday - April 19 2024

    Today on Free For All Friday: listeners called in to talk about the trial of Umar Zameer, lack of care in LTC homes and much more.  

    • 50 min

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