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Mornings with Simi (Monday – Friday: 5.30 – 9am) helps you wake-up, reconnect, and get your day off on the right foot. Simi Sara dives into on the headlines of the day with veteran Global News anchor Gord MacDonald and contributor Raji Sohal. They help you navigate through the details of the stories, highlight essential information and share new perspectives on how the daily news affects you. Simi loves the Lower Mainland. She’s lived here her whole life and truly understands the history and challenges our communities have faced over the years. Spend your Mornings with Simi and spend the rest of your day talking about what you heard on the show.   

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Mornings with Simi (Monday – Friday: 5.30 – 9am) helps you wake-up, reconnect, and get your day off on the right foot. Simi Sara dives into on the headlines of the day with veteran Global News anchor Gord MacDonald and contributor Raji Sohal. They help you navigate through the details of the stories, highlight essential information and share new perspectives on how the daily news affects you. Simi loves the Lower Mainland. She’s lived here her whole life and truly understands the history and challenges our communities have faced over the years. Spend your Mornings with Simi and spend the rest of your day talking about what you heard on the show.   

    The Full Show: Meteor shower hits it's peak, Pharmacists writing prescriptions & Tech jobs go bust

    The Full Show: Meteor shower hits it's peak, Pharmacists writing prescriptions & Tech jobs go bust

    Chapter 1: Former President Donald Trump showed up for questioning under oath in New York’s civil investigation into his business practices.
    Guest: Linda Kenyon, CBS Reporter in Washington.
    Chapter 2: How making a personal connection about the Ukraine war can make people care differently about the crisis.
    Guest: Raji Sohal, Mornings with Simi Contributor
    Chapter 3: The Perseids meteor shower will be hitting its peak, so how can you see this meteor shower? And is there anything different for this year?
    Guest: Frédérique Baron, Astrophysicist at Université de Montréal.
    Chapter 4: All this week we’ve been discussing the idea of pharmacists being able to write prescriptions for chronic medication to lessen the load on family doctors.
    Guest: Annette Robinson, past president BC Pharmacy Association
    Chapter 5: Employees at all levels are losing their jobs in tech. What’s going on?
    Guest: CKNW Contributor Raji Sohal interviewed Ethan who just lost his job as one of the directors with a venture capital company in Vancouver and Josh O’Kane, Technology Reporter, Globe and Mail.
    Chapter 6: Thunderstorms and lightning are expected to continue today in multiple regions across BC. This comes as BC is already dealing with various wildfires
    Guest: Bobby Sekhon, Environment Canada Meteorologist.

    • 42 min
    View From Victoria: The race for leadership becomes an actual race!

    View From Victoria: The race for leadership becomes an actual race!

    Climate activist Anjali Appadurai, one of the leaders of the Climate Emergency Unit, has thrown her hat into the ring to be the next leader of the BC NDP. We get a local look at the top political stories with the help of  Vancouver Sun columnist Vaughn Palmer.

    • 11 min
    The Full Show: Is anyone watching World Juniors?, Building communities amid climate change & Removing tents from the DTES

    The Full Show: Is anyone watching World Juniors?, Building communities amid climate change & Removing tents from the DTES

    Chapter 1: Hockey Canada appears to be trying to salvage its World Juniors championship as the tournament gets underway in Edmonton.
    Guest: Dan Mason, Sports culture expert and professor of sport management at the University of Alberta.
    Chapter 2: If you are trying to avoid your friends and family online, WhatsApp privacy changes may be able to help you out. 
    Guest: Raji Sohal, Mornings with Simi Contributor
    Chapter 3: Building cities that are resilient to climate change has become an urgent necessity in the face of extreme weather
    Guest: Brent Toderian, City planner, Urbanist at TODUrbanWORKS. Former Vancouver chief planner.
    Chapter 4: City of Vancouver crews began removing homeless encampment tents along Hastings Street on Tuesday and it was not without chaos.
    Guest: Constable Tania Visitin, Media Relations Officer/ Public Affairs for the Vancouver Police Department
    Chapter 5: One person has died and another has been transported to the hospital following another daylight shooting in Surrey.
    Guest: Kim Bolan, Crime Reporter for the Vancouver Sun.
    Chapter 6: The removal of tents from the Downtown Eastside was done to reduce the risk of fire hazards. But what new risks come about from displacing the people who lived in those tents?
    Guest: Contributor Raji Sohal interviewed Stepan Wood, Canada Research Chair in Law, Society and Sustainability, Professor Allard School of Law at UBC.

    • 46 min
    Making Cents of the Markets

    Making Cents of the Markets

    Making Cents of the Market:
    Making Cents of the Markets with Lori Pinkowski. Lori Pinkowski is a Senior Portfolio Manager at Canaccord Genuity. You can contact The Pinkowski Wealth Management team directly at 604-695-LORI or visit their website at Pinkowski.ca

    • 9 min
    View From Victoria: Was Telus charging patients for basic healthcare access?

    View From Victoria: Was Telus charging patients for basic healthcare access?

    The Medical services commission investigated allegations that Telus is charging patients for access to basic health needs. We get a local look at the top political stories with the help of  Vancouver Sun columnist Vaughn Palmer.

    • 10 min
    The Full Show: Stopping the spying, The history of FBI raids & Pink salmon coming home strong

    The Full Show: Stopping the spying, The history of FBI raids & Pink salmon coming home strong

    Chapter 1: Is it time for the RCMP to discontinue the use of controversial spyware to access the encrypted communications of targets
    Guest: Brenda McPhail, Director, Privacy, Technology & Surveillance Program at the Canadian Civil Liberties Association(CCLA)
    Chapter 2: Could front line worker woes be mitigated if every new corporate employee worked on the front line before going to the head office?
    Guest: Raji Sohal, Mornings with Simi Contributor
    Chapter 3: FBI agents executed a search warrant at Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort and home in Palm Beach, Florida, according to a statement from the former U.S. president.
    Guest: Reggie Cecchini, Global News Washington Correspondent.
    Chapter 4: Has there ever been an FBI raid on a current or former US President’s home?
    Guest: Professor Allan J. Lichtman, American Political Historian, and author of “The Case for Impeachment”.
    Chapter 5: There are concerns that Vancouver's latest tent city is harming businesses and driving tourists away.
    Guest: Royce Chwin, president and CEO of Destination Vancouver.
    Chapter 6: We’ve heard from many of our listeners who are among the hundreds of thousands of BC residents without a family doctor. Many were seniors.
    Guest: CKNW Contributor Raji Sohal interviewed Isobel Mackenzie, B.C. Seniors Advocate
    Chapter 7: A good news story for BC wildlife as Pink Salmon are returning by the thousands this year.
    Guest: Bob Chamberlin, Chair, First Nations Wild Salmon Alliance.

    • 56 min

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