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theBreaker.news Podcast is your source for news, opinion and analysis about British Columbia issues, institutions and influencers. Join host Bob Mackin for this weekly podcast from the West Coast of Canada and read theBreaker.news.

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theBreaker.news Podcast is your source for news, opinion and analysis about British Columbia issues, institutions and influencers. Join host Bob Mackin for this weekly podcast from the West Coast of Canada and read theBreaker.news.

    The Podcast: The View from Bowen Island

    The Podcast: The View from Bowen Island

    For the week of Aug. 14, 2022:

    Returning to theBreaker.news Podcast is Jim Mullin, with the view from Bowen Island. 

    Mullin is the president of Football Canada, general secretary of the International Federation of American Football and host of Krown Gridiron Nation on TSN.

    He joins host Bob Mackin to weigh-in with the latest gridiron trends and sets the scene for this October’s Bowen Island election. Growth and the environment are the big issues in his slice of paradise, in Howe Sound. 

    Also, headlines from the Pacific Rim and Pacific Northwest. 

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    The Podcast: Ukraine and Taiwan in the wake of Xi and Putin’s “no limits” Olympic summit

    The Podcast: Ukraine and Taiwan in the wake of Xi and Putin’s “no limits” Olympic summit

    For the week of Aug. 7, 2022:

    Six months ago, Xi Jinping hosted Vladimir Putin at the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, which were boycotted by leaders of major western nations due to China’s human rights abuses. They agreed on a “no limits” alliance.

    Before the end of February, Putin’s troops invaded Ukraine. Last week, Xi’s troops encircled Taiwan for war games to intimidate the island nation after U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to support President Tsai Ing-wen.

    On this edition, host Bob Mackin welcomes back international supply chain expert Glenn Ross of ACC Group to discuss the geopolitical and economic ramifications.

    Plus, hear from former Canadian diplomat Charles Burton and Canadian Friends of Hong Kong’s Fenella Sung about Taiwan and the departure of the Xi Jinping’s mouthpiece in Vancouver, Tong Xiaoling.

    Also, headlines from the Pacific Rim and Pacific Northwest. 

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    The Podcast: Catching up with Taiwan’s Happy Fisherman in Vancouver

    The Podcast: Catching up with Taiwan’s Happy Fisherman in Vancouver

    For the week of July 31, 2022:

    Meet Leo Seewald, Taiwan’s newest video star.

    He is the Happy Fisherman on the TaiwanPlus show of the same name.

    The former Vancouverite is now Taiwanese, speaks Mandarin and has an ambitious goal: to sail in all 250 of Taiwan’s fishing harbours and document his journeys, the people he meets and the seafood he catches and eats.

    When Leo visited Vancouver in July, theBreaker.news Podcast host Bob Mackin caught up with him for a seafood lunch at Go Fish and walk around the False Creek Fishermen’s Wharf.

    On this edition, hear the story of how Leo became the Happy Fisherman. 

    Also, headlines from the Pacific Rim and Pacific Northwest. 

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In 1897, the owner of The New York Times, declared his dedication to reporting news impartially by using the slogan, "All the News That's Fit to Print."

I can't state whether or not Adolph Ochs was totally sincere, but I do know that newspaper publishers of today have no such commitment. If honest, hey would now say "All the news that's fit to print, as long as it doesn't harm our commercial interests, or those of our friends."

Bob Mackin has not pursued his journalism career with much concern for financial rewards. He is bound to arcane standards of serving the public interest by holding the feet of powerful people to the fire.

Bob's work is indispensable to anyone who wants a better understanding of provincial and Metro Vancouver politics and policies.

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