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Right-click here to bookmark or copy a link to this show May 19, 2018

Special Guests

  • A ONE HOUR SPECIAL WITH Dr. Sue Johnson — Bestselling Author, Clinical Psychologist, Researcher, Professor, Speaker
    Dr. Johnson is a leading innovator in the field of couple therapy and adult attachment. Sue is the primary developer of Emotionally Focused Couples and Family Therapy (EFT), which has demonstrated its effectiveness in over 30 years of peer-reviewed clinical research. She is founding Director of the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy and Distinguished Research Professor at Alliant University in San Diego, California, as well as Professor Emeritus, Clinical Psychology, at the University of Ottawa, Canada. Dr. Johnson has received a variety of awards acknowledging her development of EFT and her significant contribution to the field of couple and family therapy and adult attachment. Sue has been appointed as a Member of the Order of Canada, the country’s highest civilian honor recognizing outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to Canada. In 2016, she was named Psychologist of the Year by APA, and has been honored by AAMFT for her Outstanding Contribution to the Field of Couple and Family Therapy. As author of the best-selling book: Hold Me Tight, Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love, Sue Johnson has created for the general public, a self-help version of her groundbreaking research about relationships – how to enhance them, how to repair them and how to keep them. This best seller has been adapted and developed into a relationship education and enhancement program. Her most recent book, Love Sense, The Revolutionary New Science of Romantic Relationships outlines the new logical understanding of why and how we love – based on new scientific evidence and cutting-edge research. Explaining that romantic love is based on an attachment bond, Dr. Johnson shows how to develop our “love sense” – our ability to develop long-lasting relationships. Dr. Johnson’s best known professional books include, The Practice of Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy: Creating Connection (2004) and Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy with Trauma Survivors (2002). Sue trains counselors in EFT worldwide and consults to the 50 international institutes and affiliated centers who practice EFT.

  • TALKBACK — What role did you play in the end of your relationship?
    After 29 years of marriage, Drew and his wife separated last year. Over the last couple of years, he’s become painfully aware of the role he played in the end of his marriage. After our 1-hour special with relationship expert Dr. Sue Johnson, the phone lines will be open for you to call in and OWN IT! What role did YOU play in the end of your relationship?

  • Lama Tsultrim Allione — First American Ordained Buddhist Nun
    Lama Tsultrim Allione is founder and resident lama of Tara Mandala. She is author of Women of Wisdom and Feeding Your Demons. Born in New England to an academic/publishing family, she traveled to India in her late teens and was ordained as a Buddhist nun at the age of 22 by H.H. the 16th Karmapa. She was the first American to be ordained as a Tibetan Buddhist nun in the Karma Kagyu lineage. After living in the Himalayan region for several years she returned her vows and became the mother of three, while continuing to study and practice Buddhism, particularly focusing on the lineage of Machig Labdron and Dzogchen teachings. In 1993, Lama Tsultrim founded Tara Mandala, a 700-acre center in southwest Colorado where an extraordinary three-story temple in the form of a mandala, dedicated to the sacred feminine in Buddhism has been constructed and consecrated. In 2007 while traveling in Tibet she was recognized as an emanation of Machig Labdron at the historic seat of Machig Zangri Khangmar by the resident lama. This recognition was confirmed by several other lamas, and in 2012 she was given the Machig Labdron empowerment by HH the 17th Karmapa. As an incarnation of the Mother of Tibetan Buddhism, Lama Tsultrim has a unique perspective on female strength and enlightenment. In Wisdom Rising, she shares from a deep trove of personal experiences as well as decades of knowledge as one of the preeminent teachers of the mandala of the five dakinis. She has been awarded the international “Outstanding Woman in Buddhism” by a panel of distinguished scholars and practitioners in Bangkok, Thailand. Her new book WISDOM RISING A Journey into the Mandala of the Empowered Feminine is available now.

  • Kerri Pomarolli — Comedian, Actress, Author
    That's right folks - It's time for our monthly visit with our favourite Hollywood Correspondent!
    *This week, Kerri will share what it was like for her to “come out” about her divorce and what role she played in the end of her marriage.

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  • Brooklyn Doran
    Singer-songwriter Brooklyn Doran’s unique sound combines the glassy lakes and peaceful forests of her hometown in North Ontario with the passionate intensity of Toronto’s city streets. Brooklyn Doran was interested in music from an early age. A natural performer, audiences are immediately drawn to Doran’s engaging storytelling and emotional honesty. Brooklyn independently released the “There’s A Light On” EP to a sold-out crowd at Toronto venue The Piston in 2014. The record went on to sell over 1000 copies and has received extensive radio play nationwide. Inspired to bring her music to audiences across Canada, Doran began touring clubs and festivals in support of “There’s A Light On”. Her experiences on the road wove their way into many songs that would appear on her next EP “These Paper Wings”. Working closely with producer Dan Hosh (City and Colour, Arkells, Said The Whale), Doran recorded the EP in a repurposed Hamilton church during the winter of 2015. “These Paper Wings” is a seven-song collection of personal stories and reflections on relationships and maturity that Doran describes as a “coming-of-age finding yourself early twenties disaster with a folk twist”. Released in Fall 2016, the record has accumulated over 30,000 streams to date, with the video for the single “I Found A Home” reaching over 20,000 views on Facebook. Doran followed this release with a pledge to play 100 shows during 2017, documenting the journey on her personal blog as she drove herself and her tourmates from coast to coast. With a year of touring under her belt, Brooklyn Doran kicked off 2018 with a live-streamed performance at the Facebook Canada offices to celebrate International Women’s Day. Appearing with well-known Toronto artists such as Iskwé and Nice Horse, Doran’s performance was streamed over 15,000 times. Currently in the studio working on her next release, Doran has her sights set on a busy year of touring. This year will see Doran embark on another 100 show tour, this time including performances at festivals across the country such as Tay Creek, Living Roots, and an already sold-out performance at the In The Dead of Winter Festival supporting Rose Cousins and Fiver.

    CHECK THIS VIDEO OUT: Brooklyn Doran - I Found A Home

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Mother's Day Special

Special Guests

  • Candace Cameron Bure — Actress (DJ on Full House / Queen of Hallmark) Producer, New York Times’ Bestselling Author, Inspirational Speaker
    “The world has a way of defining you if you don’t know who you are before you get out there.” —Candace Cameron Bure

    As a woman in today’s world, you know what it’s like to feel pressure on all sides from clashing cultural expectations. How can you stay true to who God has uniquely created you to be in the face of the script you’ve been given? What’s more, how can you stand your ground with grace? The classy confidence you know and love—whether it’s on set at Full House or Fuller House, Dancing with the Stars, The View, or Candace’s Hallmark films—is no act. But it hasn’t come easy. In fact, learning to stay true to herself with grace has been one of the biggest fights of Candace’s life. The secret, she has learned, is kindness: it’s classy, unexpected, even counter-cultural, and ultimately wins the day. In Kind Is The New Classy, Candace reveals the thought patterns and practices that have empowered her to stay centered in who she is while practicing radical graciousness toward others. Whether you’re navigating major life choices, questions of calling and career, relationships, or personal goals, this book will show you how to:

    Keep your cool under pressure
    Respond to criticism with grace
    Stay grounded yet go places in life
    Stay true to who you are despite the expectations of others
    Stay centered in what ultimately matters the most

    Kind Is the New Classy is your permission to go off-script, to say goodbye to society’s “should’s” and to step into a new way to flourish as a woman today.

  • Dr. Kristi Funk — Beverly Hills Breast Cancer Surgeon (Angelina Jolie, Sheryl Crow) Author of Breasts: The Owner’s Manual
    Breast Cancer: #1 killer of women ages 20–59 / #2 most commonly diagnosed cancer in women
    Another statistic – one in eight women in the United States will develop breast cancer, and only 20 percent of those diagnosed have a single relative with breast cancer. So, for most of us, family history and genetics DO NOT determine if we will get breast cancer. Dr. Kristi Funk is an expert in minimally invasive diagnostic and treatment methods for all types of breast disease. She believes that between 50 to 90 percent of all breast cancer could be eliminated if women understood that daily choices such as food, drink, exercise, weight, and mind-set create an environment inside the very cells of a woman’s breast that lead them to either stay healthy or turn cancerous. Her mission is to educate as many women as possible about what they can do to reduce the risk of breast cancer before it starts. Long before Dr. Funk performed Angelina Jolie’s widely-discussed double prophylactic mastectomy, she strategized with her about the most effective and honest way to communicate her decision to the world. Their announcement led to a permanent increase in preventive testing for the BRCA gene. This strategy-filled guide to total breast health arms women with the most up-to-date tools for prevention and a compassionate and complete guide to treatment options. Every year, one million cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed globally, with more than 240,000 in the US alone. Breasts: The Owner’s Manual will prevent many women from an unwelcome journey or an untimely death due to breast cancer. *Dr. Kristi Funk is a board-certified breast cancer surgeon and cofounder of the Pink Lotus Breast Center. She has helped thousands of women through breast treatment, including well-known celebrities such as Angelina Jolie and Sheryl Crow. She is the go-to breast care expert for Good Morning America and The Doctors. She is also the founding ambassador of the Pink Lotus Foundation, whose mission is to provide low-income, uninsured, and underinsured women free access to breast cancer screening and care.

  • Lorelei Bachman — Author, Freelance Writer/Musician
    Lorelei Bachman is the sister of recording artist Tal Bachman (She’s So High) and daughter of Randy Bachman (Bachman Turner Overdrive, The Guess Who) as well as a mother of five. In addition to being a writer and social media coordinator for CBC’s hit radio show, Randy’s Vinyl Tap, Lorelei has also written music for television and children's theatre, Lorelei is a published children's author. Her experiences around Mother’s Day is a little complicated. She doesn’t exactly relate to the warm and fuzzy Hallmark moments when it comes to her own mother, but she has found peace and self-acceptance despite a difficult family dynamic. Lorelei holds a Master’s degree in the Social Sciences and has recently moved away from her family’s Mormonism, in an effort to find meaning and a value system that is true to her core beliefs.

  • Suzanne Venker — Columnist, Author, Blogger, Cultural Critic
    “Chivalry is dead because women killed it!” / “Men called. They want their balls back.” / “I’d like my woman to start showing her more masculine side. - said no man EVER!” Funny, blunt, and laser-focused on truth, Suzanne Venker has attracted a loyal audience with her writing on marriage and motherhood, sex and dating, feminism and pop culture. A Fox News contributor and nationally recognized expert on America’s gender war, Suzanne has authored five books. Currently, she writes for The Washington Examiner. Her work has also appeared in Time, USA Today, Parents, the New York Post and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch—and has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, The Atlantic, The Economist, The Huffington Post and London’s Daily Mail. Suzanne's TV credits include Fox & Friends, STOSSEL, The View, CNN, ABC and more. She has appeared on hundreds of radio shows throughout the country; and her work has been featured on “The Dr. Laura Program,” “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and “The Rush Limbaugh Show.” According to Suzanne, “I don't know everything, but this much I do know: the culture is your enemy. Everything it teaches about the topics above will land the marriage minded woman in a ditch. So if you're rockin' it in your professional life but struggling in your personal life, ask yourself this: Is it possible that how I've been taught to think is the underlying problem?​ My best guess is yes.” ​www.suzannevenker.com

    *SPECIAL CO-HOST - Tal Bachman — The 'She’s So High' Guy!

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  • KELITA
    Juno Nominated Recording Artist, Speaker, Comedienne, Life Coach… KELITA is a one-name, one-woman powerhouse, a versatile, multi-talented artist who ignites hearts in her audiences through music, storytelling and, humour. Whether she’s on stage performing before a large audience or working with people one on one in personal mentorship, KELITA’s unique style and heartfelt emotions touch everyone she comes in contact with. She connects with audiences on a deeply emotional and spiritual level, borne out of an early life of one misfortune after another. Through her artistic performances and constant giving to others, she has transcended the tragedy of losing her parents and the humiliation and shame of childhood sex abuse, redirecting her energy into a more positive channel. KELITA is a much in-demand speaker who mesmerizes audiences with her many talents–singing, comedy and piano playing–and genuine tales of triumph over tragedy. Whether she’s the keynote speaker at a conference or performing before a televised audience, she never fails to impress an adoring public. Her deep repertoire of talent qualifies KELITA for the super stardom bestowed upon her. As a five time JUNO Award nominee, (the Canadian equivalent of the Grammy Awards) singer/songwriter, she has a powerful vocal range and an evocative style. She’s a gifted mimic, comedienne and storyteller who presents a bevy of quirky characters, from Sophie Flanagan, the colorful trailer park mother of 12, to the infamous, sophisticated, yet hideous author, Priscilla Rottenbaught. www.kelita.com

    CHECK THIS VIDEO OUT: The Weaker I Get The Stronger I Become - Kalita Haverland at TEDxSunRive

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Journey

  • Hope In The Midst Of Mess — Mandy & Kevin
    On February 7, 2016 Mandy Bass suffered a brutal attack on her life when a college senior (Kevin) broke into her home in a drug-induced rage and nearly beat her to death. In her book Taming the Tokolosh: Through Fear into Healing - A Trauma Survivor’s True Story, Mandy shares details of the attack and her journey through healing – both for herself and the man who attacked her. “I came to forgiveness by imagining how Kevin’s parents felt and seeing him through the eyes of love. Just like a mother looks at their child and can distinguish between their inherent goodness and their behavior, so was I able to see Kevin – with God’s help of course. Today, Kevin has me as Mama Mandy in his phone and I see Kevin as the child I never had.”

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Special Guests

  • Keith Thibodeaux — Played “Little Ricky Ricardo” on I Love Lucy
    Keith Thibodeaux first came to national attention as the drum-playing son of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz on the now classic "I Love Lucy" show. Hailed as a child prodigy, Keith started drumming at the age of two. His abilities led him to a national tour at the age of three, a starring role as "Little Ricky Ricardo" and various acting stints on television, including The Andy Griffith Show, Route 66, The Shirley Temple Playhouse, Hazel, and many more. Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball discovered Keith and hired him for the starring role as "Little Ricky Ricardo" because he looked so much like Desi. Since Thibodeaux's last name is Cajun French and "difficult to pronounce," Desi Arnaz changed the young actor's name to Richard Keith for the show. While attending the University of Louisiana in Lafayette, Keith joined and recorded with the then mainstream rock band, "David and the Giants." Keith left the group after several years, but, following his (and fellow band members) Christian conversion, the band regrouped under the same name and went on to become one of the nation’s top contemporary Christian music groups. As a drummer, singer, and songwriter for the Dove nominated "David and the Giants," Keith toured extensively for 10 years in the United States, Canada, Jamaica, and England, recording 9 albums before leaving the group in 1989 to pursue other interests. He has been featured in such publications as Newsweek, People, Saturday Evening Post, Modern Drummer, CCM, and Classic Drummer Magazine. He has also been a guest on NBC's The Today Show, Entertainment Tonight, CBS's Good Morning America and The O'Reilly Show. In January of 1991, he joined his wife Kathy on the road with Ballet Magnificat! and in 1993, Keith became Executive Director. In addition to his current responsibilities at Ballet Magnificat!, Keith still finds time for the drums and recording. Keith's book, Life After Lucy, tells the story of his life as Little Ricky on the I Love Lucy show, and subsequent spiritual encounter with Jesus Christ.

  • Franklin Graham — Christian Evangelist, Son of Billy Graham, Author of Through My Father’s Eyes
    Through My Father's Eyes takes an intimate look at Billy Graham's incredible life and unstoppable calling through the unique perspective of his son, Franklin. As a beloved evangelist and a respected man of God, Billy Graham's stated purpose in life never wavered: to help people find a personal relationship with God through a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. This was a calling that only increased over time, and Billy embraced it fully throughout his active ministry and beyond. Yet Billy pursued his life's work, as many men do, amid a similarly significant calling to be a loving husband and father. While most people knew Billy Graham as America's Pastor, Franklin Graham knew him in a different way, as a Dad. And while present and future generations will come to their own conclusions about Billy Graham and the legacy that his commitment to Christ has left behind, no one can speak more insightfully or authoritatively on that subject than a son who grew up in the shadow of his father's life and the examples of his father's love. This vulnerable book is a look at both Billy Graham the evangelist and Billy Graham the father, and the impact he had on a son who walked in his father's steps while also becoming his own man, leading ministries around the world, all of it based on the foundational lessons his father taught him. *Franklin Graham, president and CEO of Samaritan's Purse, is also president and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. The fourth of Billy and Ruth Bell Graham's five children, Franklin is the author of several books, including the bestselling autobiography Rebel with a Cause and the 2013 release of Operation Christmas Child: A Story of Simple Gifts. He and his wife, Jane Austin, live in Boone, North Carolina, and have four children and twelve grandchildren.

  • Gilles Paquin — President and CEO of Paquin Entertainment Group, Soka Gakkai Nichiren Buddhist
    Possessing a rare blend of artistic passion, creativity, and business savvy, Gilles Paquin has been involved with the North American arts and entertainment industry for over 35 years as a manager, promoter, producer, and entrepreneur. As President and CEO of Paquin Entertainment, Executive Producer of Koba Entertainment, Gilles career has led him to opportunities around the globe, working with many of the leading luminaries in the entertainment world. Gilles supports, oversees, and directs each artist’s creative ventures. In 1985, Gilles founded Paquin Artists Agency, run day to day by Julien Paquin. Since its inception it has become one of Canada’s premier entertainment agencies, representing a roster of over 200 international clientele such as The Strumbellas, Serena Ryder, The Sheepdogs, Whitehorse, Natalie MacMaster, along with Ballet and Theatrical companies. Gilles oversees the Artist Management division and supports and directs an illustrious team managing legendary icons; Randy Bachman, Bachman &Turner, Buffy Sainte- Marie, Donovan Woods, Barney Bentall and Lindi Ortega. Gilles and his team over the years have established long-term relationships with top producers, agencies, labels, publishers, broadcasters, and promoters all over the world, including Live Nation, Ole, UTA, AEG, SJM UK, CAA, William Morris Endeavour, APA, Sony Music, Universal, Kobalt, Sony ATV, CBC, Nickelodeon, Corus, and ITV UK, to name a few. As Executive Producer of Koba Entertainment, Gilles’ passion for theatre and stage productions have paved the way for him to work with some of the worlds most recognized family brands such as Shopkins, Dora The Explorer, Bubble Guppies, Max & Ruby, The Backyardigans, Ice Age, and Angry Birds as well as many more making the transition to the stage. In 2009 Gilles founded and launched Venue Coalition, a company dedicated to programming arenas and theatres around North America, with sports, music, theatre, comedy and family events. In 2011 Gilles sold Venue Coalition and it continues to grow and now serves over 65 venues across North America. As a producer of film, television and theatre, he continues to work on select projects. A comprehensive list of completed projects is available upon request. Gilles is a three-time winner of Manager of the Year at the Western Canadian Music Awards (WCMA), and was awarded a WCMA for Industry Builder of the Year in 2009. Gilles was inducted into The Canadian Managers Hall Of Fame in 2013. He’s recipient of The 2016 University Of Winnipeg Alumni Award.

  • Bridgitte Longshore — President & Founder of Bridgitte’s Giddy Yo (Dark Chocolate)
    “You may find this disappointing, but as a believer of spreading the truth I want you to know that I’m just a regular girl doing my best to make things better for people. That’s it, that’s all. And what keeps me going day after day is a deep conviction and burning desire to create something so full of integrity and love that people cannot help but be drawn in and changed for the better. I know it’s possible. I believe that the more you are blessed with, the more responsibility you have to give it all back. So that’s what I aim to do - give it all back and more. I eat my chocolate and superfoods every day. I'm so happy with the amazing Giddy Yo team we've created, and it’s expanding. I have my health, good friends, a warm home, reliable car, clothes that fit, and lots and lots of love in my life. But most importantly, I have faith and I’m learning day by day to make it grow deeper. Really, I have it all and wish the same for you. I’ve learned a lot in the almost 50 years I’ve been alive, but the most important thing I have learned is that when you have faith in the right things, anything is possible. I am living proof. So be sure to laugh a lot, eat good clean food, do what you love, and day by day live a life that your Grandma would be proud of. Thank you all and God bless.” - Bridgitte *Giddy Yo foods are not the same as other organic or fair trade products. While their goods are organic or wild harvested, direct and fairly traded, there are additional attributes that make their products unique. They go to great lengths to source foods nourished by mineral-rich soil & fresh water, and grown in healthy remote environments. Giddy Yo products are untouched by genetically modified organisms, the practice of hybridization, and chemical solvents and metals regularly used in the practice of bringing foods to market. And of course, they’re delicious!

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  • The Lay Awakes
    The Lay Awakes are a singer-songwriter duo based in Brooklyn, NY, with roots in the Canadian prairies and small town Ontario. Anna Paddock and Patrick Anderson formed The Lay Awakes in 2014, and released a self-titled EP in 2015. The album was produced by friend and Brooklyn-based producer Jeremy McDonald (Kevin Garrett's Mellow Drama, The Welcome Wagon's A Work Of Love In Progress and Light Up The Stairs). The duo recently finished a new album, Home Away From Home. The 10-song LP was produced again by McDonald, and is set for release on May 4th, 2018. Anna (piano, vocals) grew up in various states and provinces, but her family ties connect her to rural Manitoba. Her musical roots trace back to classical piano studies and the inspiration of dance and theatre, which led her to study music at Trinity Western University and composition at New York University. During this time, Anna began writing songs, released a solo album in 2013. Patrick (guitar, vocals) was born in Edmonton, Alberta, and grew up in Fergus, Ontario. His music lineage goes back to the family campfire and songbook. He studied music at Vancouver Community College and at Hunter College in Manhattan. Patrick has spent many years representing Canada in wheelchair basketball and is a three-time Paralympic gold medalist.
    www.thelayawakes.com

    CHECK THIS VIDEO OUT: The Lay Awakes - Falling in Love

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Journey

  • Hope In The Midst Of Mess
    Judge Robert Lung was sold and trafficked by his own father when Robert was a child, until well into his teenage years. These days though, in addition to presiding over a diversified District Court docket in Colorado, Judge Lung provides presentations nationally and internationally on issues such as human trafficking, childhood trauma and resiliency. Judge Lung presents to diverse audiences including law enforcement, social service caseworkers, attorneys, the military, judicial officers, nurses, first responders, faith-based organizations and others. Judge Lung presented at several national Juvenile Sex Trafficking Conferences hosted by Shared Hope International including in Washington, D.C., Orlando, FL, Phoenix, AZ and New Orleans, LA. In 2016 Judge Lung was appointed by the Colorado Supreme Court Chief Justice to serve as the Judicial Representative on the Colorado Human Trafficking Council. In 2016 Judge Lung was also selected to serve as a consultant to the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), a division of the Department of Justice’s Office for Justice Programs. In 2017 Judge Lung was designated to serve as a consultant for the NHTTAC of the recently created Office of Trafficking in Persons (OTIP) of the Federal DHHS. In 2017, he presented to the Judiciary of Belize at a Judicial conference in Belize City, Belize hosted by the Human Trafficking Institute. On March 5, 2018, Judge Lung was appointed by President Trump to serve on the nine member U.S. Advisory Council on Human Trafficking.

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Special Guests

  • Randy Bachman — Canadian Rock Icon, Founding Member of The Guess Who (American Woman) Bachman Turner Overdrive (Takin’ Care Of Business)
    This year’s hotDOCS Canadian International Documentary Festival (April 26 - May 6) will feature the world premiere of BACHMAN. From sold-out stadiums to a cameo on The Simpsons, Randy Bachman reached rock royalty status decades ago. Now in his 70s, he's still takin' care of business: performing live, working with young artists and hosting a national radio show featuring the musicians he admires. A man who achieved the rare feat of number one hits with two different bands—"American Woman" (The Guess Who) and "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet" (Bachman Turner Overdrive)—Bachman eschewed the rock 'n' roll lifestyle of his contemporaries to focus on his craft. For this guitar virtuoso, it's always been about the music. Featuring interviews with Neil Young and Peter Frampton, Bachman lovingly profiles a legend who continues to inspire. *Randy’s latest album By George - By Bachman: Songs Of George Harrison, is available NOW! www.randybachman.com

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  • Randall Wright — Director of SUMMER IN THE FOREST (The story of Jean Vanier & L’Arche)
    In 1964, Canadian-born Jean Vanier visited a psychiatric hospital near Paris. That encounter would change his life, as well as the lives of thousands with intellectual and physical disabilities, and inspire a beautiful and critically acclaimed new film, “Summer in the Forest.” Like countless others Philippe, Michel, Andre and Patrick were labeled 'idiots', locked away and forgotten in violent asylums, until the 1960s, when the young philosopher Jean Vanier took a stand and secured their release - the first time in history that anyone had beaten the system. Together they created L'Arche, a commune at the edge of a beautiful forest near Paris. A quiet revolution was born. Now in his 80s, and still at L'Arche, Jean has discovered something that most of us have forgotten - what it is to be human, to be foolish, and to be happy. SUMMER IN THE FOREST invites us to abandon the rat race and forge new friendships. Amid the ancient trees, Philippe, Patrick, Jean and the others welcome us into their lives. If there are rules to break, they will be broken and if there is a truth to be told, they will tell it. Michel reveals his war torn past, Andre is desperate for a date, and young David will prove himself a hero in the fight against the forces of evil. L'Arche (French for “The Ark”) brings together people with and without intellectual and physical disabilities to live in community. Today, approximately 5,000 people with disabilities live in 147 L’Arche communities in 35 countries. “Summer in the Forest,” which launched in New York on March 23 in honor of World Down Syndrome Day (3/21), is a story of peace, hope and love for us all. Vanier, now 89, still lives in Trosly-Breuil, where most of the film is set. The film will open in Canada on April 30 following its release in Los Angeles on April 6 before spreading across the U.S.. Jean Vanier sees the Kingdom of God in the people at L'Arche. ”The mystery of Jesus is hidden in weak people, fragile people,” he says. “These are people at the bottom of the ladder of social status. They have taught me about what it means to be a human person – to learn to love and let the barriers down.”

  • Andrew and Jameel — Authors of CONVICTED: A Crooked Cop, an Innocent Man, and an Unlikely Journey of Forgiveness and Friendship
    It reads like a gripping crime novel…except this story really happened. Racial tensions had long simmered in Benton Harbor, a small city on the eastern shore of Lake Michigan, before the day a white narcotics officer--more focused on arrests than justice—set his sights on an innocent black man. But when officer Andrew Collins framed Jameel McGee for possession of crack cocaine, the surprising result was not a race riot but a transformative journey for both men. Falsely convicted, McGee spent three years in federal prison. Collins also went to prison a few years later for falsifying police reports. While behind bars, the faith of both men deepened. But the story took its most unexpected turn once they were released - when their lives collided again in a moment brimming with mistrust and anger. The two were on a collision course, not to violence, but forgiveness. As current as today’s headlines, this explosive true story reveals how these radically conflicted men chose to let go of fear and a thirst for revenge to pursue reconciliation for themselves, their community, and a racially divided nation.

  • Hugh’s Room Live Celebrates 1 Year! — Toronto's Premiere Cabaret Listening Room
    On April 28th, a place known as one of the best listening rooms in Canada will be celebrating their re-birth. One year ago, Hugh’s Room became Hugh’s Room LIVE and is now known as Toronto’s premiere listening cabaret! Come celebrate and hear familiar artists and grab some birthday cake while you’re there. The evening will feature Amanda Martinez & Donné Roberts / French Squeeze: Marjorie Maltais and Jacques Arsenault / Jack de Keyzer / David Woodhead / Kellylee Evans & Drew Gonzalves / Sheila Carabine / Jaron Freeman-Fox / Joe Fiorito / John Lorinc / Robert Priest / Hugh’s Room Live Kitchen Band!

  • UPDATE On The Search For Kaden Young
    On February 21, three year old Kaden Young was torn loose from his mother’s arms, while she tried to swim to the shore after her van was engulfed by the raging waters of the Grand River. Police, family and volunteers searched the banks of the river from Grand Valley to Belwood Lake, every single day. Even the father of Tori Stafford (who was abducted, raped and murdered back in 2009) joined the search for Kaden. *Last Saturday, one of the volunteer team leaders was scheduled to give us an update on the search for young Kaden’s body. He sent us a text during the show letting us know that he couldn’t make it because of an emergency. Turns out the emergency was that a fisherman had found Kaden’s body! (Two months to the day after Kaden disappeared.) Today we will speak with volunteer team leader, Richard Croft.

  • Kerri Pomarolli — Comedian, Actress, Author
    That's right folks - It's time for our monthly visit with our favourite Hollywood Correspondent!

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  • David Leask
    Traditional Celtic tunes, soulful roots-rock originals and high-energy covers that he makes his own, David Leasks seamless combination of looping and effect pedals deliver an amazingly rich, big sound. Originally from Jedburgh, Scotland, David is a powerful performing songwriter, who has built an artistic bridge between the influences of his birthplace and the fresh possibilities of his adopted Canadian home to produce five critically-acclaimed CD's and numerous international songwriting awards in different genres. Songwriters Magazine called David, "the most consistent Canadian songwriting competition winner." His sixth and latest recording, "Six in 6/8" was just released in February. A seasoned and commanding performer, having played over 2500 gigs in the last 20+ years, David’s music draws from roots rock, Celtic and country, topped up with a pop sensibility that brings to mind the talents of Van Morrison and David Gray. David’s live show is always musically rich, high energy and heartfelt, whether he’s playing solo, in a trio or backed by his 5-piece band. A gifted songwriting teacher, David has been a songwriting mentor for 10 years with the School Alliance of Student Songwriters, on the songwriting faculty for Guitar Workshop Plus, and has conducted numerous songwriting workshops at Folk Festivals and on behalf of the Songwriters Association of Canada.
    www.davidleask.com

    CHECK THIS VIDEO OUT: David Leask - All My Love

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  • Bif Naked
    Bif Naked is an International Recording Artist, Poet, Writer, Troublemaker, Nice Girl, Dishwasher, Martial Artist, Ballerina, Straight Edger, TreeHugger, Bare-Knuckle Fighter, Canadian Citizen and Middle Daughter. Her career heights have taken her around the world on tour — from Russia to Central America, from India to touring all over the U.K., Europe and North America — for twenty years — and into your homes via The Tonight Show and Buffy The Vampire Slayer, starring in feature films, and winning awards — from MuchMusic to West Coast Music Awards. Everyone knows who Bif Naked is, she is a legend and an icon. Bif has pushed the boundaries of acceptability since day one. Her screaming loud creative has never been muzzled as she has unleashed a continual and seemingly endless string of blazing live performances, recordings, videos, quotes, soundbites, spoken word, and visuals that have established Bif Naked as one of the most acclaimed and interesting performers to grace the rock stage. Bif was born in New Delhi, India, and adopted by American methodist Missionaries who didn't know any better. They returned to the United States, after decades in India, to raise their family and work. Professors and academics, The Torberts emphasized the Performing Arts in the lives of their three daughters. Bif was a boisterous and spirited middle kid, and began her studies of ballet and spoken poetry at the age of three, and performed in Fine Arts Festivals to her parents' delight. www.bifnaked.com

    CHECK THIS VIDEO OUT: BIF NAKED feat. Snake and the Chain - "HEAVY"

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Special Guests

  • Jane Stork — Featured in Netflix Hit Documentary “WILD WILD COUNTRY”, Author of BREAKING THE SPELL: My Life As A Rajneeshee And The Long Journey Back To Freedom
    Wild Wild Country is the true story of when a controversial cult leader built a utopian city in the Oregon desert and conflict with the locals escalated into a national scandal. One of the key characters in this new Netflix hit documentary is Jane Stork, who was convicted of the attempted murder of her cult leader’s physician. She was also convicted in a conspiracy to kill a Presidential appointee. Jane bought guns and volunteered to kill US Attorney, Charles Turner.

    “An apparition in white came through the door. Hands joined in greeting, a soft smile playing on his lips, he moved towards the chair placed there for him. He seemed to float towards it. Silent tears of joy filled my eyes as I gazed on the vision of celestial beauty. I was sure I was in heaven and God had come to speak to the assembly. Bursting with pious devotion and honoured to be among the chosen few, it was inconceivable to me that everything I felt and saw was simply a projection onto the pristine white screen standing before me. If someone told you that they would willingly give away their freedom, you would shake your head in disbelief. But that is exactly what I did. As a young Australian wife and mother of two small children, I happily handed over my freedom to someone else. In doing so, I entered into a prison of my own making in which I was both guard and prisoner and all the while the deception was so complete that I thought myself to be an independent and free individual making wise decisions for myself and my family, and for the good of mankind. It was not until I was locked into a physical prison with high stone walls and metal doors that clanged when they were shut that the extent of my self-deception slowly began to dawn on me. This is the story of how I came to relinquish my freedom, of what it took before I realised what I had done, and of the years that followed as I faced the devastating consequences and struggled to win back the priceless treasure I had recklessly thrown away. Decades have passed since the story began. I am a grandmother now who keeps house, tends the garden and bakes with her grandchildren when they come to visit. All stories have a timing of their own and mine has taken long. It spanned many continents. There were no shortcuts and it was necessary that I walk each and every step of the way.”

  • Marie Monville — Wife of Amish Schoolhouse Shooter, Author of One Light Still Shines: My Life Beyond the Shadow of the Amish Schoolhouse Shooting
    “When all other lights go out, He still shines!” This became the anthem to Marie's life when on October 2, 2006, her then husband made a decision to hold an Amish school house hostage, forever changing life as she knew it. This is Marie’s testimony, forged while moving through unthinkable circumstances, into the unfathomable love of the Father. On her darkest day, Marie simply chose to believe that HE IS. This act of faith radically propelled her into a future she could not have hoped for or imagined. Marie travels throughout the US and Canada encouraging others to believe in the truth of God’s love: it is deep enough to heal any wound and strong enough to break all bondage. It brings life to the broken and light to those in darkness. She believes that God is real, he is alive, and his love brings us to life. Marie and her husband, Dan, live in Lancaster County, PA, with their 6 children. They traveled to South Africa in July 2015, where they adopted their son.

  • Victoria Price — Daughter of Vincent Price, Author of THE WAY OF BEING LOST: A Road Trip To My Truest Self
    Despite doing “all the right things” to successfully rebuild her life and her finances after a period of deep personal and professional turmoil where she lost almost everything, Victoria Price still felt something profoundly missing from her life. Victoria Price’s inspirational memoir is a heartfelt, candid account of rediscovering her joy and purpose after years of struggle, confusion and hopelessness. As a child, Victoria’s mother was terrified of her daughter’s free-spirited-ness, and tried to rein it in with common sense and tough love. As an adult still following her mother’s “rules”, it took Victoria three decades to recognize that despite always trying to do the “right thing”, she not only had lost her money, her home, and her relationship, she had also lost her self. Realizing she literally had nothing left to lose, Victoria finally understood that in order to live her truest life, she had to be willing to find a way to let go of her fears and the nagging voice in the back of her head. She chose to become intentionally homeless, embarking on a metaphoric and literal road trip to find her way home to her truest self. Along the way, she learned how to reprogram the messages she had internalized while growing up, taking inspiration from her father Vincent Price’s example: his love for people and compassion for others, his generosity of spirit and simple kindnesses, his enthusiasm for new experiences, and his love of life. As she got to know her father again through attending horror conventions and celebrations of his life, Victoria saw that Vincent’s life-affirming traits had disappeared from her own. By choosing to live on what she came to call the Way of Being Lost, Victoria learned how to re-incorporate her father’s joie de vivre into her own life journey. Embracing her own unique spirituality and letting herself detach from conventional constructs and other people’s expectations (including her mother’s), Victoria found a new way to embrace the authentic life that she wanted to live. Highlighting the importance of a daily practice of joy -- the pure and simple delight in being alive – by starting a successful blog, traveling to China to visit the country where her mother grew up, and surrounding herself with friends who no longer judge her or condemn her dark places — The Way of Being Lost is a reminder of the importance of making peace with our past in order to expand our futures and live our most authentic lives.

  • Meanwhile Back On The Farm — With Grant Marshall (Drew's Dad)
    We're losing a generation. A generation of respect, integrity and honour. A generation who were not afraid of hard work and sacrifice. Drew's father IS that generation. Growing up on the farm taught Grant Marshall more about life than Google. So maybe we should take the time to listen – before that generation is gone.

  • UPDATE On The Search For Kaden Young
    (Audio Not Available) *Kaden's body was found while our show was on the air last week, so this interview had to be rescheduled.
    On February 21, three year old Kaden Young was torn loose from his mother’s arms, while she tried to swim to the shore after her van was engulfed by the raging waters of the Grand River. Two months later to the day, one of the volunteer team leaders (Shawn Hillier) gives us an update on the search for young Kaden’s body. Police, family and volunteers have continued to search the banks of the river from Grand Valley to Belwood Lake, every single day. Even the father of Tori Stafford (who was abducted, raped and murdered back in 2009) has joined the search for Kaden.

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Special Guests

  • WHERE IS THE GOD OF HUMBOLDT?
    Canadians have all been processing the tragic loss of 16 lives cut short after the Humboldt Broncos hockey team bus collided with a tractor trailer last week, on the way to a playoff game. It seems like the entire country is looking inside and upwards, asking “WHY?” If there is a God, how could he allow something so horrific to happen?” During the memorial service last Sunday, team chaplain Sean Brandow spoke. Afterwards, media reported on how “even the minister” seemed shaken and unable to provide answers. But how did our society get to the point of expecting spiritual leaders to always have the answers and to appear steadfast and certain? What are the spiritual questions that really need to be talked about in the aftermath of such a horrific event?

    Watch Sean’s Message Here

    Paul Henderson - Canadian Hockey Legend
    Paul Henderson will forever be recognized and remembered for his goal with 34 seconds remaining in the 8th game of the 1972 Summit Series, giving Canada the lead and winning them the series. With that, the team became known as “the Team of the Century” and Paul’s goal as “the Goal of the Century.” But, there is more to Paul Henderson than just that one goal. Despite his recent diagnosis with cancer, his positive demeanor and zest for life remain. In his memoir The Goal of My Life, Henderson opens up about his success both on and off the ice. Henderson’s career spanned 19 professional seasons during which he played over 1,000 major league games in the NHL and WHA. He was a two-time NHL all-star, playing in the 1972 and 1973 All-Star Games. Sportswriters and fans have frequently called for Henderson to be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame on the strength of his performance. Commentator and former coach Don Cherry argued that Henderson’s status as hero of the “greatest series in hockey history” was enough to qualify him. Henderson has been inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame on two occasions. He was first inducted as an individual in 1995, and again ten years later along with his 1972 teammates. He has been honoured by Hockey Canada with the Order of Hockey in Canada as part of its 2013 class. Henderson was named a Member of the Order of Canada in 2012 in recognition of “his engagement in support of a range of social and charitable causes” along with his achievements on the ice.

    Paul Allen - Team Leader, Hockey Ministries International
    For 40 years, HMI has conducted chapel programs throughout the hockey season for over 300 teams, across 42 leagues - including the Humboldt Broncos. These interactive sessions provide players with a message, a prayer time and an opportunity to talk about what is going on in their own lives. “HMI understands that for the people who play, coach, officiate and parent, hockey is more than a sport – it is a culture. It’s a community where a theme of “survival of the fittest” often prevails. People can become so consumed with winning at all costs that they struggle for inner peace and purpose beyond the game. And for those players and families that do recognize the importance of peace and significance outside of hockey, the demands of the sport make it difficult to fill that need through consistent worship opportunities. Hockey Ministries has stepped into the gap by bringing much needed spiritual support for those in the world of hockey.” www.hockeyministries.org

  • Ted Dibiase — WWE Hall Of Fame Professional Wrestler, “The Million Dollar Man”
    Ted Dibiase, AKA The Million Dollar Man, was once again an icon walking amongst today’s wrestling heros at Wrestlemania 34 last weekend. Ted DiBiase became a professional wrestler in the summer of 1975 and he paid his dues in the early years of his wrestling career, traveling thousands of miles by car, spending many nights in less than luxurious hotels, and making little money. His big break came in the spring of 1987 when he headed for New York and the WWF to become the “Million Dollar Man”. It was from here that his career skyrocketed. Ted literally traveled the world with the WWF, wrestling in some of the biggest venues in the world. Places like Madison Square Garden, The Superdome, The Skydome, The Tokyo Dome, and Wembley Stadium, all became familiar places to Ted. After six years with the WWF, seeing his likeness made into action figures, characters in video games and his face on everything from T-shirts to pinball machines, he ended his active career at the end of 1993 due to a neck injury. He then went on to be a ringside manager and commentator with the WWF from 1994 to the fall of 1996. During that time, he managed such wrestling superstars as “Stone” Cold Steve Austin and Bam Bam Bigelow. Ted finished his career working for Ted Turner owned World Championship Wrestling (WCW) from the Fall of 1996 to the Fall of 1999, spending a total of twenty-five years in the industry. As he was ending his wrestling career, Ted was already turning his talents elsewhere and looking to the future. *A documentary called “The Price Of Fame: A Story Of Hope, Faith & Wrestling (The Ted Dibiase Story)” is out on DVD now in Walmart and also on iTunes and Amazon!

  • JESUS & BUDDHA — How Are They Similar? How Are They Different?
    Robert Thurman - First American Ordained Tibetan Monk, World Renowned Buddhist Scholar
    President of Tibet House US, Je Tsongkhapa Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies at Columbia University and friend of the Dalai Lama, Robert Thurman along with actor Richard Gere, founded Tibet House in New York. A recognized worldwide authority on religion and spirituality, Asian history, world philosophy, Buddhist science, Indo-Tibetan Buddhism, and His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Robert is an eloquent advocate of the relevance of Buddhist ideas to our daily lives. In doing so, he has become a leading voice of the value of reason, peace and compassion. He was named one of Time Magazine’s 25 most influential Americans and has been profiled by The New York Times and People Magazine. Thurman travels internationally lecturing to universities, companies, conferences and think tanks. He reasons passionately that H. H. the Dalai Lama, a true man with no worldly rank, is the most practical leader of world leaders, with principles that must be heeded by them to avert the worst outcomes of our present global crisis: nonviolent dialogue in place of war, environmental restoration in place of consumerist exploitation, inter-religious mutual affirmation in place of ideological competition, hope and determination in place of cynicism and denial. Bob has been a personal friend of the Dalai Lama for over 40 years and has been hailed by the New York Times as "the leading American expert on Tibetan Buddhism”. *Bob's latest book is called MAN OF PEACE - a graphic novel about the life of His Holiness The Dalai Lama
    www.bobthurman.com

    Lama Tsultrim Allione - Author of Wisdom Rising: Journey into the Mandala of the Empowered Feminine
    Lama Tsultrim Allione is founder and resident lama of Tara Mandala. She is author of Women of Wisdom and Feeding Your Demons. Born in New England to an academic/publishing family, she traveled to India in her late teens and was ordained as a Buddhist nun at the age of 22 by H.H. the 16th Karmapa. She was the first American to be ordained as a Tibetan Buddhist nun in the Karma Kagyu lineage. After living in the Himalayan region for several years she returned her vows and became the mother of three, while continuing to study and practice Buddhism, particularly focusing on the lineage of Machig Labdron and Dzogchen teachings. In 1993, Lama Tsultrim founded Tara Mandala, a 700-acre center in southwest Colorado where an extraordinary three-story temple in the form of a mandala, dedicated to the sacred feminine in Buddhism has been constructed and consecrated. In 2007 while traveling in Tibet she was recognized as an emanation of Machig Labdron at the historic seat of Machig Zangri Khangmar by the resident lama. This recognition was confirmed by several other lamas, and in 2012 she was given the Machig Labdron empowerment by HH the 17th Karmapa. As an incarnation of the Mother of Tibetan Buddhism, Lama Tsultrim has a unique perspective on female strength and enlightenment. In Wisdom Rising, she shares from a deep trove of personal experiences as well as decades of knowledge as one of the preeminent teachers of the mandala of the five dakinis.
    www.taramandala.org

    Bruxy Cavey - Teaching Pastor at The Meeting House, Author of “The End Of Religion”
    Bruxy Cavey is the senior pastor at The Meeting House, a church for people who aren’t into church. The Meeting House is a multisite Anabaptist congregation in Ontario, Canada where thousands of people connect to God and each other through Sunday services, online interaction, and a widespread house church network. www.themeetinghouse.com Bruxy is also author of the bestselling book, The End of Religion and his new book, (re)union, is an overview of “The Good News of Jesus for Seekers, Saints, and Sinners.” For fun, Bruxy loves to dance and deejay. He is also gaga for movies. Current favourites? Hacksaw Ridge & Arrival, along with longstanding favourites like Gladiator and The Exorcism of Emily Rose. (Fun for the whole family!)

  • Dr. John G. Stackhouse Jr. — Prof. of European History, Prof. of Religion, Prof. of Theology & Culture, Author of Why You're Here: Ethics for the Real World
    What are Christians to be and to do in the world? What does faithfulness look like in these complex and confusing times? Christians are often told either to take over the world in God's name or to withdraw into faithful sanctuaries of counter-cultural witness. John Stackhouse offers a concise, vivid, and practical alternative based on the teachings of Scripture about the meaning of human life in this world and the next. Why You're Here provides an accessible, concrete program for the faithful Christian living in today's world, fraught as it is with ambiguity, irony, and frequent choices among unpalatable options. Stackhouse speaks directly to everyday Christians who are searching for straightforward advice on some of their most complex quandaries and the challenges inherent in staying true to the Bible's teachings. Politicians, medical professionals, businesspeople, professors, lawyers, pastors, students, and anyone else concerned to think realistically and hopefully about Christian engagement in society today will find here a framework to both guide and inspire them in everyday life. *John G. Stackhouse, Jr. is an award-winning scholar and public communicator who has spent years adventurously mapping our complex cultural terrain, identifying both its worthy achievements and its zones of confusion. He collects research from a wide range of sources, corrects currently popular interpretations, and connects audiences with information and insight they can put immediately into practice. He is therefore a skilled guide in helping us chart a course through the prospects and impasses of modern society. And he does all this with a wit you’ll find surprisingly refreshing in a scholar.

  • Dr. Rose Zacharias Meeder — Host Of Intersection “Where Real Life And Faith Collide”
    Dr. Rose Zacharias Meeder believes that being a Christian means meeting people where they’re at. Through honest interviews, Rose hopes to discover how God has revealed himself in the lives of her guests, no matter where they’re at in their journey. And she is inviting you to join her! Rose lives in Orillia, Ontario with her husband Rob and their four children. She is a runner and an active member of Connexus Church. She is passionate about genuine human connection and sharing people’s authentic stories.

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  • Shawn William Clarke
    Shawn William Clarke is an indie folk songwriter, twice nominated as Songwriter of the Year in NOW magazine's Best of Toronto poll. His release, TOPAZ, was inspired by 80's Gordon Lightfoot, Kenny Buttrey's drumming on Neil Young's "Harvest"; and various existential dilemmas we face. His song "William" was nominated best folk/roots in Toronto Independent Music Awards and "Like Birds" won Folk Album of the Year by Toronto Exclusive Magazine. Shawn has performed at the NXNE music festival, Canadian Music Week, Roots North Music Festival, Mudtown Music Festival.
    www.shawnwilliamclarke.com

    CHECK THIS VIDEO OUT: Shawn William Clarke - "I Blame The Loyalist Ghost"

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Special Guests

  • Paul Brandt — Recording Artist
    Paul Brandt’s 11 career albums have spawned hit singles, multiple Album of the Year awards, gold, platinum, and multi-platinum performances. According to Nielsen BDS, of the top 25 Canadian Country songs, 6 were released by Paul Brandt, and his song “My Heart Has a History” is the most played Canadian Country song since the chart began. Paul is also the most played Canadian Country artist on Country Radio in history (Nielsen BDS). He has had 26 top ten songs on Canadian Radio. His song “For You”, was selected to promote the 2002 major motion picture We Were Soldiers, and was performed by Dave Matthews and Johnny Cash. In 2017, Paul Brandt was inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame & Western Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame. Always a trailblazer, Paul has decided to release new music in the form of two companion EP’s in 2018. The first, The Journey: YYC Vol. 1, derives its name from a self-penned tune on the EP which sets the tone for Brandt’s most personal body of work to date. “The song on this first playlist of songs called ‘YYC BNA’ is a really special one to me. Bittersweet reflections on the trip from that YYC Calgary airport to Nashville’s “Berry Field” BNA were a catalyst for some of the spirit of this project. Calgary and Nashville are the only places I’ve ever called ‘home’, and those two cities bookend my journey in life so far.” The album’s latest single, “All About Her,” is a pop-infused anthem which Paul says gelled quickly. “I greatly respect the co-writers on this song, so working with Seth Mosley and Ben Stennis was a dream come true for me. The more we got to know each other, the more it was clear that our wives are incredible inspirations to us, each in their own unique ways. We wanted to write a song that would celebrate them and the thankfulness we have for being in their lives. Once we began moving in that direction with the song, it kind of started to write itself. I’ve found the best songs always do that; they ride the emotion and spirit of the idea.”

  • Tim Rymel — Author of RETHINKING EVERYTHING: When Faith and Reality Don't Make Sense
    In addition to nearly 25 years of leadership in evangelical Christian church and parachurch organizations, Tim Rymel is a survivor and former leader of conversion therapy - the attempt to change someone’s sexual orientation from gay to straight. He is the author of Going Gay – My Journey from Evangelical Christian Minister to Self-Acceptance, Love, Life, and Meaning. Now he’s written a book entitled Rethinking Everything: When Faith and Reality Don’t Make Sense. American evangelical Christianity is a uniquely American Phenomenon. Ingrained in culture and politics, fundamentalism ascribes to strict theological and political dogmas in ways that seldom mirror our vast human experiences. Evangelical Christians have been caught in the political crosshairs during an ever increasingly hostile environment separating the “godly” from the “ungodly.” With a plethora of religious freedom laws consistently targeting Americans who don’t fit the same strict Biblical interpretation of elected evangelical Christian lawmakers, some evangelicals are excluded from the laws, or targeted by the laws, meant to protect them – specifically, LGBT Christians. Their parents and family members who support them are often forced to choose between their churches and their loved ones. Other believers have simply noted the overt moral hypocrisy of their leaders in favor of political power, and have begun to question their faith as a whole. Rethinking Everything – When Faith and Reality Don’t Make Sense is an intellectual and emotional journey wherein questioning believers look, brick by brick, at the foundation of their faith. They discover how evangelical Christianity evolved out of the larger Christian faith, and why for them, in a world of fundamentalist absolutes, there is a struggle to separate belief from truth. The book addresses feelings of anger, depression, and fear of eternal damnation that many people struggle with when walking away from their faith, or reframing their view of God. Tim Rymel offers a unique perspective on the topic of evangelicalism in America. *To pre-order Tim Rymel’s latest book, head to www.rethinkingeverythingbook.com

  • Angela Saini — Recording Artist
    Toronto-based folk pop artist Angela Saini is all about second chances and empowering others. Her ability to combine humanistic and honest themes laden with catchy hooks and memorable melodies make her entertaining as well as relatable, two amazing qualities for any musician to have. With two European and five Canadian treks under her belt, BBC Radio is calling Angela Saini “massively talented” after the release of her sunshine-soaked single “Living on The Bright Side.” Currently in rotation on the Pop Adult station on Stingray Digital across Canada, Angela is a 2017 Toronto Independent Music Award Winner and blogTO named her in their “Top 5 Folk Acts to Watch.” The Calgary native got her guitar chops early on when she formed her first band at the age of 15, with her Austrian mother and Indian father driving her to gigs in bars before she was legally allowed to frequent them. She was the frontwoman of her high school rock band Supernal, which catapulted Angela to Toronto after 4 independent releases and thousands of kilometres touring. The rocker-turned-songstress released her first solo EP in 2012, after her refined songwriting skills and natural vocal ability got the attention of Tragically Hip drummer Johnny Fay. Demos together became pre-production for “Cake and Callouses” and shortly after, her second EP “Leap” was released in 2013. Two singles and a live album later, she is currently recording her upcoming album with single “Right Here Beside You” set for release in spring 2018. Heartfelt lyrics with a genuinely positive outlook reflect her life-affirming perspective: the road may be untraveled, but you’ll never know if you don’t take a chance.

  • Kate Bowler — Author of EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON: And Other Lies I've Loved
    Kate Bowler is a professor at Duke Divinity School with a modest Christian upbringing, but she specializes in the study of the prosperity gospel, a creed that sees fortune as a blessing from God and misfortune as a mark of God’s disapproval. At thirty-five, everything in her life seems to point toward “blessing.” She is thriving in her job, married to her high school sweetheart, and loves life with her newborn son.

    Then she is diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer.

    The prospect of her own mortality forces Kate to realize that she has been tacitly subscribing to the prosperity gospel, living with the conviction that she can control the shape of her life with “a surge of determination.” Even as this type of Christianity celebrates the American can-do spirit, it implies that if you “can’t do” and succumb to illness or misfortune, you are a failure. Kate is very sick, and no amount of positive thinking will shrink her tumors. What does it mean to die, she wonders, in a society that insists everything happens for a reason? Kate is stripped of this certainty only to discover that without it, life is hard but beautiful in a way it never has been before. Frank and funny, dark and wise, Kate Bowler pulls the reader deeply into her life in an account she populates affectionately with a colorful, often hilarious retinue of friends, mega-church preachers, relatives, and doctors. Everything Happens for a Reason tells her story, offering up her irreverent, hard-won observations on dying and the ways it has taught her to live.

  • Ashley David Chapman — Vice President of Chapman’s Ice Cream
    Back in 1973, David and Penny Chapman bought a small creamery in Markdale Ontario. The Chapman family began with four employees and two trucks, and moved into the cramped and primitive rooms above an old creamery in town. In 2001, Chapman's opened a distribution center in New Brunswick to better serve its customers in Atlantic Canada. Although Chapman's Ice Cream has grown substantially, it is still firmly rooted in the community and deeply loyal to its employees. The distribution centre in Ontario covers about 140,000 square feet and can house over 6 million units of product, which gets delivered right across Canada on over 50 trucks. At 10 am on September 4th 2009, someone noticed smoke coming out of one of the buildings. By mid-afternoon, the fire was almost under control when the Municipality of Grey Highlands undersized water tower ran dry. At 5 pm the Chapman family withdrew to their family home outside of Markdale, after witnessing 36 years of hard work go up in smoke. But within an hour of getting home, the family made the quick decision to rebuild their business. Worried about the local economy, and their 350 employees who make up the extended Chapman family, the Chapman's refused to go down without a fight! Shortly after this, the entire management team gathered around David and Penny's dining room table and started planning the rebuild. Within 7 weeks from the fire, Chapman’s produced their first 2 Litre brick of ice cream! In the ensuing months, the community and Chapman's worked tirelessly to build their new manufacturing facility, appropriately named Phoenix. Within a year and a half from the fire, they had rebuilt bigger and better than ever! Today, Chapman's is Canada's largest independent ice cream company.

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  • Tyra Jutai
    A passionate performer, Tyra has dazzled audiences on both local and international stages, in Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa, and Amsterdam. As a songwriter, has an uncanny ability to tell stories that elevate the mundane and convey expression across the spectrum of human experience. She combines the melancholic with the joyful, and humour with earnest sobriety. No one is sure what to expect when she steps up to the microphone. Tyra is a continuously evolving musician, with great enthusiasm for experimentation. Classically trained in piano, flute, and voice, she has a solid grounding in music fundamentals. She has built upon this training by opening herself up to new styles of music, new techniques and by collaboration with musicians across genres. Her focus lately has been to develop and record her original compositions, which blend electronic and acoustic instrumentation with her soulful vocals and storytelling. www.tyrajutai.com

    CHECK THIS VIDEO OUT: Eclectic Expression / Tyra Jutai "Still Good"

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Pub Crawl

  • Drew & His Mates Crack Open A Few Topics!
    Current affairs, pop culture, even touchy-feely-relational stuff! Listen in OR call and join us, as we crawl from topic to topic!
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    THIS WEEK ON THE PUB CRAWL
    - Tal Bachman - Juno Award Winning Recording Artist (He’s the She’s So High Guy!) Featured in Bill Maher's “Religulous”, ex-Mormon - Tal is the son of legendary guitarist Randy Bachman from The Guess Who (American Woman) and Bachman Turner Overdrive, (Takin' Care Of Business). Tal is also really good friends with THIS GUY...Find him on FACEBOOK
    - Dr. John G. Stackhouse Jr. - Prof. of European History, Prof. of Religion, Prof. of Theology & Culture, Author www.johnstackhouse.com
    - Angela Saini - Recording Artist www.angelasaini.com
    - Ashley David Chapman - VP of Chapman’s Ice Cream www.chapmans.ca

    TODAY’S TOPICS
    1/ Should foster children have been removed from a family because they were told that the Easter bunny and Santa were not real?
    A religious couple refused to tell their three and four year old foster girls that the Easter bunny and Santa Claus were real. So the Children’s Aid Society removed them with only one day’s notice. The couple sued the CAS, who told the court that the children were actually removed because the foster parents were not supporting the birth mother’s wishes (despite any evidence) and “failed to be respectful of the cultural needs of the children.” Did the CAS go too far or were their concerns legitimate, especially in the wake of religious parents refusing to allow their kids to receive proper medical care for various illnesses and then the children die?
    HERE’S THE STORY

    2/ Would you buy “SWEET JESUS ICE CREAM”?
    A Toronto based ice cream company is being boycotted because of its name and use of religious language/ imagery. Some of their ice cream flavours are called “Red Rapture”, “Hella Nutella”, and “Sweet Baby Jesus” and they have a picture that shows their ice cream in the place of baby Jesus in a Nativity Scene. Another promotional campaign states, “Thou shalt not take the Lord’s name in vain… BUT G**DAMN THAT’S DELICIOUS” and it shows an upside down cross. Is this all just provocative marketing that pushes boundaries in a free market system or has Sweet Jesus ice cream gone too far? Would there be the same “outrage” if the ice cream company was called “Bodacious Buddha” or “MMMMMMMuhammed”?
    HERE’S THE STORY

    3/ Should children be forced to go to church? How about teenagers? What motivation should be used to get your teenager to go to church? A taser?
    A mother told her 17 year old son to get up because it’s “Jesus Day” and when he refused, she allegedly tasered him. According to the mom, “I don’t think I did anything wrong because you’re supposed to put God first and that’s all I was trying to do is tell my kids to put God first.”
    HERE’S THE STORY

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EASTER SPECIAL!

Special Guests

  • Kathie Lee Gifford — Television Host, Actress, Singer, Playwright, Songwriter, NY Times Bestselling Author of The Rock, the Road, and the Rabbi: My Journey into the Heart of Scriptural Faith and the Land Where It All Began
    Kathie Lee Gifford has enjoyed a diverse and successful four-decade career. Though best known for her 15 years on Regis and Kathie Lee (11 Emmy nominations), and currently acting as the three time Emmy-winning co-host of the fourth hour of the Today Show with Hoda Kotb, Gifford has always pursued projects which inspire and challenge her. In 2013, Gifford launched her podcast, ”Kathie Lee & Company,” with Podcast One. Each week, Gifford is joined by a friend from the world of TV, film, music, sports and news for a special one-on-one conversation. Gifford made her Broadway debut in Stephen Sondheim’s ‘Putting it Together’ in 2000, then originated the role of Marta Dunhill in Rupert Holmes’ ‘Thumbs’ and played Miss Hannigan in a record-breaking run of “Annie” at Madison Square Garden. In 2005 her first musical ‘Under The Bridge’ (book and lyrics, contributing composer) opened off Broadway. In November of 2012, her musical, ‘Scandalous’ (book/lyrics) opened on Broadway at the Neil Simon Theater and received a Tony nomination. She is the NY Times best-selling author of many books, and as a lifelong student of Scripture, Kathie Lee Gifford has always desired a deeper understanding of God’s Word and a deeper knowledge of God Himself. But it wasn’t until she began studying the biblical texts in their original Hebrew and Greek—along with actually hiking the ancient paths of Israel—that she found the fulfillment of those desires. Now you can walk with Kathie on a journey through the spiritual foundations of her faith: The Rock (Jesus Christ): Hear directly from Kathie about her life-changing and ever-deepening connection with Jesus, the Lover of her soul / The Road (Israel): Explore dozens of ancient landmarks and historical sites from Israel, the promised land of God’s covenant / The Rabbi (God’s Word): Go beyond a “Sunday school” approach to the Bible by digging into the original languages and deeper meanings of the Holy Scriptures. As you journey through The Rock, The Road, and The Rabbi, you’ll also find additional content from Messianic Rabbi Jason Sobel throughout the book. Jason’s insight into the Hebrew language, culture, and heritage will open your eyes to the Bible like never before.

  • Jim Caviezel — Starred In Passion Of The Christ, Hacksaw Ridge, The Thin Red Line, The Count of Monte Cristo, Person Of Interest
    *Due to technical difficulties, Drew's 25 minute interview with Jim turned into "6 Minutes With Jesus." (Jesus multiplied fish & bread and turned water into wine. Drew does things a little differently.)

    In 1992 Jim landed a small role as an Italian ticket agent in Gus Van Sant’s My Private Idaho which earned him a Screen Actors Guild Award. To further his career Jim moved to Los Angeles in the early 1980’s and while making his round of auditions, Jim found small roles on popular TV shows Murder She Wrote, The Wonder Years and the popular miniseries on CBS, Children of the Dust. Caviezel geared toward the big screen and accepted a role in Michael Ritchie’s drama Diggstown, followed by Lawrence Kasdan’s action film Wyatt Earp and in the action drama G.I Jane opposite actress Demi Moore, Jim became known as “Slov” Jim’s breakthrough role came in 1998 when he was cast in Terrence Malick’s Oscar nominated film The Thin Red Line, a dramatic adaptation of a popular book about World War II alongside Sean Penn and Adrien Brody. That generated quality and mainstream roles in films such as Ang Lee’s Civil War drama Ride with the Devil, Mimi Leders dramatic romance Pay it Forward & Luis Mandoki’s romantic thriller Angel Eyes. In 2002, Caviezel played the lead in an adaptation of The Count of Monte Cristo based on the classic novel by Alexander Dumas. His next two roles included High Crimes opposite Ashley Judd and Morgan Freeman and in Robert Harmon’s crime thriller in film Highwaymen. Jim was recognized for his intense preparations for film roles and his role as Jesus in Passion of the Christ earned him a Grace Award from the Movie Guide Awards for the Most Inspired Movie Acting. Next, Jim played the character of Bobby Jones in the biographical drama Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius. In 2006, Jim played opposite Denzel Washington in the sci-fi thriller Déjà vu. Jim’s role on the mini TV-series The Prisoner for six episodes allowed him to prepare for his biggest TV role. In 2012, Jim appeared in the drama thriller Transit, alongside James Frain and Elisabeth Rohm. Premiering in 2011 Jim starred as ex-CIA special operations agent Jon Reese in CBS’s critically lauded drama, Person of Interest for all five seasons. In August 2013, Jim played Ward Allen in Savannah with acclaimed actors Sam Shepard, Hal Holbrook, Bradley Whitford and Chiwetel Ejiofor. Later in the fall, Jim starred as the insidious villain Warden Hobbes in the prison break action film Escape Plan (Summit Entertainment) opposite Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger. The following year, Jim portrayed the legendary Coach Bob Ladouceur, opposite Laura Dern in the real-life football movie When The Game Stands Tall. In 2017 Jim starred in The Ballad of Lefty Brown opposite Bill Pullman and Kathy Baker. And his upcoming film releases are Jo, the Medicine Runner with Matt Dillon and Paul, Apostle of Christ portraying Luke, which is playing in theatres now.

  • Bart D. Ehrman — Author of THE TRIUMPH OF CHRISTIANITY: How a Forbidden Religion Swept the World
    Christianity could have easily become a forgotten sect of Judaism, but instead, it spread at a mind-boggling pace, converting some thirty million people in just four centuries. How? Bart Ehrman has turned this question over in his head for thirty years, and THE TRIUMPH OF CHRISTIANITY is the culmination of his work to answer it. Ehrman’s newest book combines deep knowledge and meticulous research in an eye-opening, immensely readable narrative that upends the way we think about the single most important cultural transformation our world has ever seen—one that revolutionized art, music, literature, philosophy, ethics, economics, and law. *Bart D. Ehrman is the author of more than twenty books, including the New York Times bestselling Misquoting Jesus and God’s Problem. Ehrman is the James A. Gray Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and is a leading authority on the Bible and the life of Jesus. He has been featured in Time and has appeared on Dateline NBC, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, CNN, the History Channel, NPR’s Fresh Air, and more.

  • CRAWLING BACK TO THE LIGHT EASTER FINALE! — How does someone “come back” to God? (Like a certain Canadian radio host.)
    Message From Drew: “Back in 2010, after 7 years of hosting Canada’s most listened to spiritual talk show, I “came out”. I admitted during an interview with Christian apologist Ravi Zacharias, that I was no longer convinced there was a God. Mostly because after 30 years of having a “personal relationship with Jesus Christ,” I realized that this God I was serving wasn’t actually all that “personal”. Going public as a doubter (not an atheist) and no longer considering myself part of the Evangelical tribe of certainty, I left. I left organized religion, left the church and left it up to God to reveal himself to me, through one of those tangible encounters I kept hearing so many in my tribe speak about. (You can read about my search for God at www.drewmarshall.ca/droogle) Because of some fractured relationships (me being the common denominator), 2017 ended up being the worst year of my life. So I’ve decided that since my way didn’t work, it’s time to crawl back to the Light. And I’ve decided to once again, do this publicly. As embarrassing as it is to admit personal & spiritual “failure”, my hope is that others experiencing similar frustrations, might learn something from my conversations with a few people who have had a profound impact on my life. I’m still not sure that there’s a God, but my life was better when I thought there was a God. So now what?” - Drew

    (If you’d like to send Drew a message, go to The Drew Marshall Show Facebook page)

    *Today’s Guest: Philip Yancey - Bestselling Author www.philipyancey.com
    Growing up in a strict, fundamentalist church in the southern USA, a young Philip Yancey tended to view God as “a scowling Supercop, searching for anyone who might be having a good time—in order to squash them.” Yancey jokes today about being “in recovery” from a toxic church. “Of course, there were good qualities too. If a neighbor’s house burned down, the congregation would rally around and show charity—if, that is, the house belonged to a white person. I grew up confused by the contradictions. We heard about love and grace, but I didn’t experience much. And we were taught that God answers prayers, miraculously, but my father died of polio just after my first birthday, despite many prayers for his healing.” For Yancey, reading offered a window to a different world. So, he devoured books that opened his mind, challenged his upbringing, and went against what he had been taught. A sense of betrayal engulfed him. “I felt I had been lied to. For instance, what I learned from a book like To Kill a Mockingbird or Black Like Me contradicted the racism I encountered in church. I went through a period of reacting against everything I was taught and even discarding my faith. I began my journey back mainly by encountering a world very different than I had been taught, an expansive world of beauty and goodness. Along the way I realized that God had been misrepresented to me. Cautiously, warily, I returned, circling around the faith to see if it might be true.” Ever since, Yancey has explored the most basic questions and deepest mysteries of the Christian faith, taking millions of readers with him. Early on he crafted best-selling books such as Disappointment with God and Where is God When it Hurts?. However, more recently, he has felt the freedom to explore central issues of the Christian faith, penning award-winning titles such as The Jesus I Never Knew, What’s So Amazing About Grace? and Prayer: Does It Make Any Difference? He currently has more than 15 million books in print, published in 35 languages worldwide.

  • CRAWLING BACK TO THE LIGHT (Listener Feedback) — How does someone “come back” to God? (Like a certain Canadian radio host.)
    (*AUDIO NOT AVAILABLE)

    Over the last few months, Drew has spoken to many who have had a profound impact on his spiritual life throughout the years, in order to help guide him as he attempts to “crawl back to the Light.” This Easter weekend marks the end of the series, so at the end of today’s show, Drew will do something he rarely does and open the phone lines to his listeners.

    What advice would you give Drew as he crawls back to the Light?

    *Send him a message through the website
    *Send him a voice message through our homepage (look for the pop-up on the right side)
    *Post a message on The Drew Marshall Show Facebook page

  • Kerri Pomarolli — Comedian, Actress, Author
    That's right folks - It's time for our monthly visit with our favourite Hollywood Correspondent!

Journey

  • Jared Tkachuk
    Ryan Arcand was a homeless, indigenous man that people avoided. He had a developmental disability, trauma and mental illness and was frequently high or drunk. One day, a woman caught Ryan playing a beat up street piano then posted it on YouTube. The video went viral and was seen by millions around the world. The song he wrote was called Beginnings. Ryan died a few weeks ago. His friend and social worker, Jared Tkachuk, joins us during our Easter Special today, to pay tribute to Ryan and to discuss why none of us cared about this man until he entertained us.

    Watch Ryan Arcand playing his song "Beginnings"

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  • New Genesis Gospel Chorale
    Started in 2016, New Genesis Gospel Chorale is a collection of young people from different denominations of Christianity across the GTA who have come together through one connection: God. Their love and passion for Him and their understanding of His greatness is channeled through their ministry in music. They enjoy singing gospel music but also venturing into other areas of musical genres that expand their repertoire, while broadening their knowledge of music in general. Created by André and Chantelle Williams (brother and sister), their vision was to create a comfortable atmosphere for young people who felt guarded in their respective churches and unable at times to be vulnerable to be able to break down that wall in this space. Find NGGC on Facebook

    CHECK THIS VIDEO OUT: Blessed Assurance - New Genesis Gospel Chorale

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Special Guests

  • Joel Rosenberg — Bestselling Author of The Kremlin Conspiracy
    The Kremlin Conspiracy, Joel Rosenberg’s latest political thriller, has become a bestselling book in its first week, securing the No. 6 spot on Publishers Weekly Hardcover Fiction list, No. 15 on The New York Times Hardcover Fiction list and No. 23 on USA Today’s Best-Selling Books list. The Kremlin Conspiracy is Rosenberg’s 15th book to achieve New York Times bestseller status; his novels and nonfiction books have sold nearly 5 million copies. This new book may be Rosenberg’s most entertaining book so far, stamping him as a worthy successor to the late masters of the geopolitical thriller, Tom Clancy and Vince Flynn. Beyond entertaining, as the world discusses Russian President Vladimir Putin’s possible order of a UK nerve agent attack and Russia’s cyber attack on the U.S. power grid, The Kremlin Conspiracy seems to be “ripped from tomorrow’s headlines.” During a March 15 interview with Rosenberg, TheBlaze Founder Glenn Beck said, “This book ... it’s like he wrote it last night.” Radio host Rush Limbaugh praised The Kremlin Conspiracy last week on air, saying, “It’s a superb novel. It’s an edge-of-the-chair, arms-tensed-up-as-you-read-this-thing, and it just came out, and it’s awesome.” Joel Rosenberg is a former aide to U.S. and Israeli political leaders, who derives his story lines and richly detailed plots from his personal conversations with world leaders and intelligence operatives. *Joel C. Rosenberg is a New York Times bestselling author of 13 novels and five nonfiction books, with nearly 5 million copies sold. He has been interviewed by, or written articles for, hundreds of media outlets and has been profiled by The New York Times, The Washington Times and The Jerusalem Post. He is also the founder and chairman of The Joshua Fund, a nonprofit educational and charitable organization to mobilize Christians to “bless Israel and her neighbors in the name of Jesus” with food, clothing, medical supplies and other humanitarian relief. A graduate of Syracuse University with a BFA in filmmaking, he also studied at Tel Aviv University. He and his wife Lynn are dual U.S.-Israeli citizens, and live with their sons in Israel.

  • CRAWLING BACK TO THE LIGHT — How does someone “come back” to God? (Like a certain Canadian radio host.)
    Message From Drew: “Back in 2010, after 7 years of hosting Canada’s most listened to spiritual talk show, I “came out”. I admitted during an interview with Christian apologist Ravi Zacharias, that I was no longer convinced there was a God. Mostly because after 30 years of having a “personal relationship with Jesus Christ,” I realized that this God I was serving wasn’t actually all that “personal”. Going public as a doubter (not an atheist) and no longer considering myself part of the Evangelical tribe of certainty, I left. I left organized religion, left the church and left it up to God to reveal himself to me, through one of those tangible encounters I kept hearing so many in my tribe speak about. (You can read about my search for God at www.drewmarshall.ca/droogle) Because of some fractured relationships (me being the common denominator), 2017 ended up being the worst year of my life. So I’ve decided that since my way didn’t work, it’s time to crawl back to the Light. And I’ve decided to once again, do this publicly. As embarrassing as it is to admit personal & spiritual “failure”, my hope is that others experiencing similar frustrations, might learn something from my conversations with a few people who have had a profound impact on my life. I’m still not sure that there’s a God, but my life was better when I thought there was a God. So now what?” - Drew

    (If you’d like to send Drew a message, go to The Drew Marshall Show Facebook page)

    *Today’s Guest: Brian McLaren - Bestselling Author, Speaker, Activist, Theologian
    Brian is a passionate advocate for “a new kind of Christianity” – just, generous, and working with people of all faiths for the common good. He is known for his leadership in the emerging church movement, postmodern Christianity, progressive Christianity and post-evangelical thought.
    www.brianmclaren.net

  • Andrea Warnick — Psychotherapist, Children’s Grief Specialist
    Andrea Warnick’s passion lies in helping families and communities support people of all ages who are grieving the illness or death of someone close to them. With a degree in nursing, a Masters degree in Thanatology (the study of dying and death) and years of nursing and counselling experience both in Canada and abroad, Andrea brings to her work a rare mixture of medical and psychosocial expertise. Andrea developed and teaches the Certificate Program in Children’s Grief and Bereavement at the Hincks-Dellcrest Centre in Toronto. She is a member of the clinical team at Canadian Virtual Hospice (CVH) where she responds to questions about children and grief asked by professionals and family members from across Canada. At CVH Andrea is also the project lead for the development of Kids Grieve2, a free online grief resource which was launched in November of 2017. In addition to her education and consulting work, Andrea provides grief counselling support by phone to families across North America, and has in-person counselling practices in Toronto and Guelph. *Andrea will be speaking about the topic, “Kids Grieve Too: Supporting Children Grieving the Dying or Death of a Family Member.” on May 5th at THE WELL, 21170 Hurontario Street (Hwy 10) Orangeville

  • TERRORISM UPDATE — With Mubin “Da Bomb” Shaikh
    Ex-Muslim Extremist / Turned Undercover Intelligence Operative, Author of Undercover Jihadi. Join us as Da Bomb gives us Da Truth about the latest acts of terrorism.

  • Chantal Desloges — Founder & Senior Partner of Desloges Law Group / Specialist in Citizenship, Immigration & Refugee Law
    Chantal’s practice encompasses every possible area of Canadian citizenship, immigration and refugee law, such as business class applications, skilled workers, family sponsorships, work and study permits, refugee cases, citizenship applications, plus Appeals and Judicial Reviews of refused cases. Chantal taught Immigration Law at Osgoode Hall Law School in 2000/2001. In 2012, Chantal was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, followed by the Canadian Bar Association Young Lawyers’ Pro Bono award. In 2013, Chantal was appointed by the Minister of Justice to serve on the Federal Court Rules Committee, and was re-appointed for a further term in 2016. In 2014, Chantal was elected to the Executive of the Canadian Bar Association, Immigration Section, where she continues to serve. In November, 2016, she co-authored a law book called “Canadian Immigration and Refugee Law: A Practitioner’s Handbook.” Chantal has been called upon 15 times by Parliamentary and Senate Committees to appear as an expert witness on immigration and refugee issues. She is the current Chair of the Board of Homes First Foundation, an organization dedicated to providing supportive housing in Toronto for severely marginalized individuals with the fewest housing options. Chantal is a regular immigration commentator on CTV Power Play, and has been interviewed by both national and local television stations such as CBC, CTV National News, W5, Canada AM, Global News and CP24. She has also been interviewed and quoted in national and local newspapers such as the Toronto Star, Toronto Sun, Globe and Mail, National Post and the Ottawa Citizen.

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  • Suzie Vinnick
    A Saskatoon native transplanted to the Niagara Region of Ontario, Suzie Vinnick is the proud owner of a gorgeous voice, prodigious guitar and bass chops, and an engagingly candid performance style. Her career has seen triumph after triumph. Among her most recent successes: being nominated for a 2016 Maple Blues Award for Female Vocalist of the Year; achieving finalist status in the Solo/Duo Category at the 2013 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN; the 2012 CBC Saturday Night Blues Great Canadian Blues Award and the 2012 SiriusXM Canada Blues Artist of the Year. Suzie has won 10 Maple Blues Awards, 1 Canadian Folk Music Award for Contemporary Vocalist of the Year and is a 3X Juno Nominee. Suzie has toured nationally with Stuart McLean’s The Vinyl Café and the John McDermott Band, and performed for Canadian Peacekeepers in Bosnia and the Persian Gulf. She was also the voice of Tim Horton’s for 5 years. Suzie just released her latest album, a full band roots and blues extravaganza entitled “Shake The Love Around”. www.suzievinnick.com

    CHECK THIS VIDEO OUT: Suzie Vinnick - Crazy About Lovin

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St. Patrick's Day Special

Special Guests

  • David Whyte — Poet, Author, Speaker
    Poet David Whyte grew up with a strong, imaginative influence from his Irish mother among the hills and valleys of his father’s Yorkshire. The author of eight books of poetry and four books of prose, David Whyte holds a degree in Marine Zoology, honorary degrees from Neumann College and Royal Roads University, and has traveled extensively, including living and working as a naturalist guide in the Galapagos Islands and leading anthropological and natural history expeditions in the Andes, Amazon and Himalaya. He brings this wealth of experience to his poetry, lectures and workshops. His life as a poet has created a readership and listenership in three normally mutually exclusive areas: the literate world of readings that most poets inhabit, the psychological and theological worlds of philosophical enquiry and the world of vocation, work and organizational leadership. David Whyte participates in theological conferences and retreats through keynote lectures, workshops and discussion panels with practitioners and theologians of many traditions. Using his own and other’s poetry, he brings the understandings of the poetic tradition to bear on many of the great cyclical questions of existence: how we see our lives, and our deaths; how we view others and their presence or absence; and, perhaps most importantly, what we dare to believe and what we are afraid of believing: an honest appraisal of our relationship to God, the natural world, darkness, the appearance and disappearance of form and friendship and the difficult apprenticeship to our own disappearance.

  • TRIBUTE TO W.F. MARSHALL (The Bard Of Tyrone)
    Drew Marshall had a relative that traced his family’s roots all the way back to 1694 in Omagh, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. Probably the most famous of all the Marshalls was William Forbes Marshall (born 1888) who was a Protestant minister, radio broadcaster and poet. Today, Drew will speak with a gentleman that some have referred to as the “new” Bard of Tyrone. Declan Forde is a storyteller and afficianado of WF Marshall. “A Teacher by occupation, a Poet by inclination and a Pauper by circumstance.” He writes, illustrates and has performed his original stories, songs and poems at Festivals all over Ireland including the Charles Macklin School in Donegal, the Fiddlers Green Festival in Rostrevor, the Carlton Summer School in Clogher, the Fiddlestone Festival in Fermanagh, the Ben Kiely Weekend in Tyrone, the Teachers Club, Dublin and the Bard of Armagh. He has taught Creative Writing and Irish Art history in West Virginia as part of the famous Irish Week in Elkins and also in Pendleton, Oregon. Declan has broadcast his work on RTE, BBC and Downtown Radio. He has presented a series on BBC Radio Foyle entitled Sweet Omey Town also A Sense Of Place featuring the late Seamus Heaney and Tall Tales and Musical Notes, a look into the world of the Irish music session featuring Ben and Colum Sands and Mick Moloney. County Tyrone is an area redolent with tradition and Forde’s work reflects this. His poems, songs and stories all emanate from the ceili-house tradition, when friends and neighbours would visit and spend an evening gathered around the hearth swapping local news and telling tales. His stories celebrate the life and times of the people from the Sperrin Mountains in Tyrone where he lives happy and content.

    For more information about WF Marshall Click Here

  • Rev. Ray Simpson — Renowned Celtic Author
    Ray describes himself as a Celtic New Monastic for Tomorrow's World. He is the Founding Guardian of the Community of Aidan and Hilda - a world-wide people who journey with God, reconnecting with the Spirit and the Scriptures, the saints and the streets, the seasons and the soil through a Way of Life, a Rhythm of Prayer and a Network of Soul Friends. He is the principal tutor of its studies programmes and the founder of its Celtic Christian Studies Library and its Retreat House (The Open Gate) on Britain's Holy Island of Lindisfarne, where he lived for twenty two years. He is also its principal liturgist. He leads retreats and lectures world-wide. He is the author of some forty books on Celtic and general spirituality, fresh expressions of church, prayer and society. Some of these have a prophetic edge and have been translated into other languages. Ray is an ordained Anglican priest, and as a church planter of 'one family of Christians for one neighbourhood' at Bowthorpe, Norwich has been recognised as a Methodist and as a United Reformed minister, a minister to Baptists, a Quaker adherent and he was commissioned by the Catholic Diocese. Ray has formed deep bonds of love with a number of countries - those he has visited most often include Australia, Ireland and Norway. He went to Woking Grammar School and London University and began his Christian ministry in Stoke-on-Trent and multi-racial London, where they aimed 'to build the peace of the world in the streets of London'. Other interests include the gym, hill scrambling, galleries and films. He has written one novel and is currently working on a memoir. He has family in Norwich and Cork, Ireland. He now lives in the Community's house in Berwick-Upon-Tweed where he engages in mentoring and leadership training, and loves to accompany pilgrim groups before, after or during their stay on nearby Lindisfarne.
    www.aidanandhilda.org.uk
    www.raysimpson.org

  • Meanwhile Back On The Farm — With Grant Marshall (Drew's Dad)
    We're losing a generation. A generation of respect, integrity and honour. A generation who were not afraid of hard work and sacrifice. Drew's father IS that generation. Growing up on the farm taught Grant Marshall more about life than Google. So maybe we should take the time to listen – before that generation is gone.

    *Drew surprised his father by pretending to make a random phone call to Northern Ireland, in order to see if whoever picked up the phone had heard of the Marshall family. Unbeknownst to his dad, Drew knew who he was calling! He was able to track down a distant relative who is still actually living on the Marshall Homestead back in Ireland.

  • BELFAST BOYS
    Two lads from Belfast speak to each other for the first time since they were kids. Brian lives in Belfast. John lives in Canada. They both went to the same school. John played drums in Brian’s band until it was suggested that he play the bass instead. John left the band. Brian became a successful recording artist. John didn’t.

    The Belfast Boys

    John McAuley - President & CEO of Muskoka Woods www.muskokawoods.com

    AND

    Brian Houston - Recording Artist www.brianhouston.com
    Check Out Brian Houston's Song "I Was a Kid in the 70's"

  • Eimer Burke — Druid from Kilkenny Ireland
    Eimear Burke is a practising Druid and has been holding druidic ceremonies for many years and facilitates Rites of Passage, including weddings, handfastings, baby naming, welcoming ceremonies and passing ceremonies. She holds a private practice as a Registered Counselling Psychologist, Reiki & Seichem master and Shamanic therapist. Eimear is a practiced story-teller. She is a priestess of the Fellowship of Isis. As a shamanic therapist, Eimear has trained with Slí an Chroi Shamanism which promotes a native Irish Shamanism, supported by contacts with Peruvian Q'ero/Inca Shamanism and has studied Herbalism at The Brighid's Academy of the Healing Arts. She has studied Reiki, Secheim & Sakara (Tera-Mai) with Eileen Heneghan and finds that the practice of Reiki integrates well with psychotherapy, shamanic work and herbalism.

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  • Clan Hannigan
    Steáfán Hannigan and Saskia Tomkins moved to Canada in 2007 from England with their three children: Oisín, Eilé, and Ayisha. Steáfán, from Northern Ireland, and Saskia, from England, met in the UK and have been performing together for 20 years. When the children arrived, they naturally accompanied their parents to gigs. After a while, it was obvious that the children wanted to share the stage, so Clan Hannigan was born. Clan Hannigan has played across Ontario. Highlights include Massey Hall (with The Chieftains), Blue Skies Festival, and St Patricks Day @ The Tranzac Club. They collaborated with The Peterborough Singers, Toronto Tabla Ensemble, and the Northumberland Orchestra and Choir. They’ve toured in the Czech Republic and Austria in 2010, were featured as a gaelic speaking family in two 4th Line Theatre plays: “The Cavan Blazers” and “The Winslows of Derryvore”. They are regular featured performers at Lang Pioneer Village Museum on special events, and were the guests for the Illumination at Sharon Temple in 2016. www.clanhannigan.com

    CHECK THIS VIDEO OUT: Clan Hannigan (3 of them) Steafan, Saskia and Oisin

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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY SPECIAL

Special Guests

  • Terri Blackstock — Award Winning & Bestselling Author of IF I RUN
    With over 7 million books sold worldwide, Terri Blackstock has over 25 years of success as a novelist – and is showing no signs of slowing her pace anytime soon. Her gift for folding powerful messages of faith into nail-biting suspense stories is unparalleled – though in her latest series, If I Run, her protagonist Casey Cox isn’t initially a believer. The highly anticipated third and final installment in Blackstock’s USA Today bestselling If I Run series, If I Live is released March 6th. A relentlessly suspenseful trilogy that challenges perceptions, the If I Run series follows Casey – and war veteran turned private investigator Dylan Roberts – as they learn to trust God and grow in their faith despite, not because of, their circumstances. Ultimately, in If I Live, Blackstock gives readers an utterly satisfying conclusion that drives home the point that nothing is too big for God’s forgiveness or grace to touch. “I’m known for writing novels with Christian themes, but Christianity doesn’t automatically cancel out suffering,” Blackstock explains of her decision to center the If I Run Series on troubled characters. “I don’t like writing about people who have it all together and sail through life because of their Christianity. The most mature Christians I know have often come through deep suffering, and it has made them into people God can use in amazing ways.”

  • Anne Bogel — Blogger, Podcaster, Author of Reading People: How Seeing the World through the Lens of Personality Changes Everything
    If the viral Buzzfeed-style personality quizzes are any indication, we are collectively obsessed with the idea of defining and knowing ourselves and our unique place in the world. But what we're finding is this: knowing which Harry Potter character you are is easy, but actually knowing yourself isn't as simple as just checking a few boxes on an online quiz. For readers who long to dig deeper into what makes them uniquely them (and why that matters), popular blogger Anne Bogel has done the hard part--collecting, exploring, and explaining the most popular personality frameworks, such as Myers-Briggs, StrengthsFinder, Enneagram, and others. She explains to readers the life-changing insights that can be gained from each and shares specific, practical real-life applications across all facets of life, including love and marriage, productivity, parenting, the workplace, and spiritual life. In her friendly, relatable style, Bogel shares engaging personal stories that show firsthand how understanding personality can revolutionize the way we live, love, work, and pray. *Anne Bogel is the creator of the popular blog Modern Mrs. Darcy and the podcast What Should I Read Next? Her popular book lists and reading guides have established Bogel as a tastemaker among readers, authors, and publishers.

  • W.here's T.he F.aith — Join Drew and various religion reporters from an assortment of news outlets, as they catch up on happenings in the world of Religion, Faith and Cults (Oh My!)
    Today's W.T.F. Guest: Manya Brachear Pashman – Religion Reporter for the Chicago Tribune, President of the Religion News Association

    Manya Brachear Pashman joined the Tribune in June 2003. As the paper's religion reporter, she has helped chronicle two papal transitions from Rome, the Dalai Lama's visits to Chicago, Protestant debates about gay clergy, progress and pitfalls of interfaith dialogue and the emerging role of religion in American politics. Brachear Pashman earned a bachelor's degree from Appalachian State University and master's degrees in journalism and religious studies from Columbia University. She also has written for Time magazine, The Dallas Morning News, Beliefnet.com and the News Observer in Raleigh, N.C.

  • Sonya Côté — Singer, Actor, Stripper, Mother, Mentor, Author Of I’M NOT NAKED (anymore)
    I’m Not Naked is a collection of wild polyester tales from stripper stages to swish cabaret lounges, from film sets to silky adventures through sexual minefields. Part creative memoir, part confessional and wholly authentic; it’s raw, witty and uproariously funny. Sonya is either slaying dragons or sprinkling fairy dust in each of these chapters. "I hold on to the brass pole and do a perfect showgirl kick. Then, as I bend my knee and fold my leg to lower it, I slice my other knee open with my stiletto heel. I spend the remainder of my show wiping blood and miming ecstasy." *Sonya is a sought-after speaker with a keen interest in vibrant living, healthy sexual expression and finding dignity in all of life’s moments. Sonya lives in Toronto with her daughter Lena, and splits her time between speaking, writing, performing and travelling.

Pub Crawl

  • Drew & His Mates Crack Open A Few... TOPICS!
    Current affairs, pop culture, even touchy-feely-relational stuff! Listen in OR call and join us, as we crawl from topic to topic! (Got a topic you want the gang from the pub to crack open? CLICK HERE

    This Week on The Pub Crawl:

    SPECIAL Women’s Day EDITION

    - Tracy Melchior - Soap Opera Actress (The Y & R, The Bold & The Beautiful, One Life to Live), Author of Breaking The Perfect 10 www.tracymelchior.com
    - Sonya Côté - Singer, Actor, Stripper, Mother, Mentor, Author Of I’M NOT NAKED (anymore) www.sonyacote.com

    TOPIC:
    #MeToo / #ChurchToo / #silenceisnotspiritual
    After a pastor confessed to sexually assaulting a 17 year old girl from his youth group when he was 21, his church gave him a standing ovation. (CLICK HERE to watch confession) Grace VS Justice / Forgiveness VS Religious Naivete. Should people of faith respond differently to sexual assault allegations?

    LAST CALL ON THE PUB CRAWL
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  • Joel Parisien
    As the front man for globetrotting group Newworldson, singer Joel Parisien earned four Juno© nominations (2008, 2009, 2011, 2013 Gospel Album Of The Year), penned three top-five Billboard© singles, and headlined festivals across North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Parisien steers his love for soul music to new sonic territory, guided by a commanding baritone, and a mastery of the studio that belies his age. He assembles disparate elements into an eclectic whole without effort, a sensibility he credits to having grown up in the multicultural city of Toronto, Canada's largest metropolitan center. Adding to his profile as a singer and producer, Parisien excels as a lyricist, composer, arranger, programmer, and multi-instrumentalist, specializing in classic R&B, funk, soul-jazz, dub, house, and electronica.
    www.joelparisien.com

    CHECK THIS VIDEO OUT: Someday We'll All Be Free - Joel Parisien live in studio

    AND… Check out our DrewTube page to watch over 100 videos from some of our previous recording artists.

    WANT TO WIN A CD FROM TODAY’S ARTIST? Send us a message on our Facebook page. While yer there, maybe give us a LIKE! (*Must be from Canada to win eh!)

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  • Jon Brooks
    “I write songs to calm those who’ve looked into, and seen, what is in their hearts. I also write songs to terrify those who have not. It's a perilous and irresponsible life that pursues an ancient vocation incapable of modern recompense. I’m at once consoled and terrified by Leonard Cohen's comment that 'songwriting is not a vocation, but a sentence...' It’s true that fame and money are the jurors and legislators of success in the current age; and at the mercy of such a court I am unanimously judged a failure. But I can’t help but question such narrow measures of success. Since 2006 I have released 5 albums I remain wholly proud of; I've enjoyed the outrageous honour of being blessed to perform for thousands of open hearted and friendly souls the Western world over; as well, The Canadian Folk Music Awards has deemed me worthy of being nominated - a record 4 times - for 'English Songwriter of the Year' (2007/2009/2012/2015); in 2010, I became the 4th Canadian since 1975 to win the prestigious Kerrville (Texas) Folk Festival 'New Folk Award.' And yet still, on my best day, The Song is woefully all I know. And on many more days, I don't feel I know The Song at all. Like beauty, The Song remains an eternal mystery to me; and, as often as I chase it, I spend my time considering dropping the sad pursuit altogether for something more secure, more ‘responsible.’ But I'm stuck. The irreconcilable problem is this: I know no other thing more intimately than The Song - and outside of kindness, it's the one thing in the mournful world I've occasionally touched that ascends with purpose, force, and love and so I stay seeking it more or less blindly.” *Jon Brooks will be performing at Lunes de Locura in March @ La Rev in The Junction , Toronto. www.jonbrooks.ca

    CHECK THIS VIDEO OUT: Jon Brooks - "Mercy"

    AND… Check out our DrewTube page to watch over 100 videos from some of our previous recording artists.

    WANT TO WIN A CD FROM TODAY’S ARTIST? Send us a message on our Facebook page. While yer there, maybe give us a LIKE!
    (*Must be from Canada to win eh!)

Special Guests

  • CRAWLING BACK TO THE LIGHT — How does someone “come back” to God? (Like a certain Canadian radio host.)
    Message From Drew: “Back in 2010, after 7 years of hosting Canada’s most listened to spiritual talk show, I “came out”. I admitted during an interview with Christian apologist Ravi Zacharias, that I was no longer convinced there was a God. Mostly because after 30 years of having a “personal relationship with Jesus Christ,” I realized that this God I was serving wasn’t actually all that “personal”. Going public as a doubter (not an atheist) and no longer considering myself part of the Evangelical tribe of certainty, I left. I left organized religion, left the church and left it up to God to reveal himself to me, through one of those tangible encounters I kept hearing so many in my tribe speak about. (You can read about my search for God at www.drewmarshall.ca/droogle) Because of some fractured relationships (me being the common denominator), 2017 ended up being the worst year of my life. So I’ve decided that since my way didn’t work, it’s time to crawl back to the Light. And I’ve decided to once again, do this publicly. As embarrassing as it is to admit personal & spiritual “failure”, my hope is that others experiencing similar frustrations, might learn something from my conversations with a few people who have had a profound impact on my life. I’m still not sure that there’s a God, but my life was better when I thought there was a God. So now what?” - Drew


    *Today’s Guest: Bart Campolo - Coauthor of WHY I LEFT / WHY I STAYED: Conversations on Christianity Between an Evangelical Father and His Humanist Son
    Over a Thanksgiving dinner, fifty-year-old Bart Campolo announced to his Evangelical pastor father, Tony Campolo, that after a lifetime immersed in the Christian faith, he no longer believed in God. The revelation shook the Campolo family dynamic and forced father and son to each reconsider his own personal journey of faith—dual spiritual investigations into theology, faith, and Humanism that eventually led Bart and Tony back to one another. In Why I Left, Why I Stayed, the Campolos reflect on their individual spiritual odysseys and how they evolved when their paths diverged. Tony, a renowned Christian teacher and pastor, recounts his experience, from the initial heartbreak of discovering Bart’s change in faith, to the subsequent healing he found in his own self-examination, to his embracing of his son’s point of view. Bart, an author and Humanist chaplain at the University of Southern California, considers his faith journey from Progressive Christianity to Humanism, revealing how it affected his outlook and transformed his relationship with his father. As Why I Left, Why I Stayed makes clear, a painful schism between father and son that could have divided them irreparably became instead an opening that offered each an invaluable look not only at what separated them, but more importantly, what they shared.

  • Nancy Stafford — Hollywood Actress (Matlock, St. Elsewhere, Sidekicks, The Doctors) Miss Florida
    Nancy Stafford is familiar to millions as Andy Griffith's law partner on the TV series "Matlock". She's been a series regular on six TV series, including five years on "Matlock", three years on the Emmy-award winning "St Elsewhere", ABC’s "Sidekicks", and began her acting career as a regular on the NBC daytime drama "The Doctors". Her 25+ episodic roles include “Scandal”, “The Mentalist” and “Frasier” and her latest films include “Heaven Bound”, “Heritage Falls”, “A Mermaid’s Tale”, and “I’m Not Ashamed”, the true story of Rachel Joy Scott, the first student killed in the Columbine shooting. She is the ‘Christmas queen’ with Hallmark favorites “Christmas with a Capital C”, “Christmas for a Dollar” and “Christmas Oranges”. And her short film “Common Threads” won 2017 Best Film at California Women’s Film Festival, IFS, and Best Shorts Competition. Nancy is the 'voice' in numerous projects--from Mattel video games to PBS documentaries. And she recently co-produced, co-wrote, and co-stars in the TV pilot Generation 4.0. Her first book, Beauty by the Book: Seeing Yourself as God Sees You, was called by ASSIST News Service, "one of the most valuable Christian books to be published in decades". Nancy shares her story of God's healing and transformation in her life from insecurities and unworthiness to wholeness and acceptance. In her latest book, The Wonder of His Love: A Journey into the Heart of God, Nancy offers a fresh glimpse into the nature of God’s heart, and invites you to venture deeper into the mystery and majesty of His love. “If you could grasp the depth of God’s love for you... it would change you. I want you to know that the God of the universe is wild about you, enthralled with you, completely consumed with love for you!” Author and teacher, Beth Moore, says of Nancy’s book: “The Wonder of His Love is like a warm embrace from God Himself.” A former Miss Florida in the Miss America Pageant, Nancy is a native of Ft. Lauderdale and a Journalism graduate of the University of Florida. In New York she became a top model with the Ford Model Agency and appeared in over 250 commercials before beginning her acting career. Nancy's husband, Larry Myers, is a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary, has been a pastor and worship musician since 1975 when he helped establish the original Vineyard Christian Fellowship, and has helped establish four other churches in the Los Angeles area. The focus of his ministry has been teaching, counseling, and the pastoral care of artists and musicians. He was a member of the Chuck Girard Band, and as a concert musician appeared with Bernie Leadon (Eagles), T-Bone Burnett, and many others. He has recorded with numerous artists including Bob Dylan, Johnny Rivers, Anne Herring, Brenton Brown. He also appeared frequently on the Vineyard worship series "Touching the Father's Heart".

  • Sarah E. Ball — Author of Fearless in 21 Days: A Survivor's Guide to Overcoming Anxiety
    FEARLESS IN 21 DAYS is a story of hope and a day-by-day guide to healing the mind using mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual applications for those bound by crippling fear, anxiety, panic disorders, and depression. In the summer of 2013, family and friends watched helplessly as Sarah E. Ball spiraled into the darkest season of her life. A passionate woman of God, wife, mom of five, and popular blogger, Sarah nevertheless found herself abruptly taken captive by a severe anxiety and panic disorder that left her bedridden for months. Those around her were shocked at her fast derailment because she had always been a very strong, dependable woman. With time and perseverance, her determination and faith in God led her out of anxiety and into a place of complete freedom. After Sarah found freedom from mental illness she was determined to reach back into the pit and pull the next person out. She began sharing the intimate details of her breakdown and recovery with her readers, creating an online series Fearless in 21 Days as a daily guide to overcoming anxiety. After the series gained an increasing amount of attention, Sarah expanded the series into an award-winning full book manuscript. In FEARLESS IN 21 DAYS, Sarah takes the readers through 21 revelations that focus on healing the whole self-body, mind, and soul-and bridging the gap between effective mental health therapies and Scripture. The book begins with practical tips that can dramatically reduce the immediate symptoms of anxiety and then dives deeper into spiritual and mental truths to create a hope-filled guide to freedom from anxiety.

  • TERRORISM UPDATE — With Mubin “Da Bomb” Shaikh
    Ex-Muslim Extremist / Turned Undercover Intelligence Operative, Author of Undercover Jihadi. Join us as Da Bomb gives us Da Truth about the latest acts of terrorism.

Journey

  • JOURNEY — Patty, Irena & Ryszard Kiczuk
    This is a story of sacrificial love. It’s a story of tested love, tested faith and the actual impact of having a daughter born with a disability. “God really blessed you by giving you a disabled child.” REALLY?

    Irena & Ryszard met in their homeland of Poland, fell in love, got married, then followed their dreams of a new life in Canada. In 1986, they immigrated to Ontario and in 1991 their daughter Patricia was born three months premature. Two weeks after she was born, the doctors told them that their daughter had brain damage and was subsequently diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. Then at the age of nine, Patty was diagnosed with a form of Epilepsy that cannot be controlled with medication. Today she is 26 and has lived her entire life confined to a wheelchair and in need of 24/7 care. Patty’s parents had to give up their dreams. They had to give up their lives, taking jobs that allowed each of them to share the responsibility of round-the-clock care - one of them always having to be with Patty. After Patty was diagnosed, Ryszard tried to escape the reality that his dreams of what life was “supposed” to be like, had been crushed. Alcohol took the place of hope. Eventually, he was miraculously healed of his addiction, but the stress of real life continued. They argue. They yell. They fight. They’re a “normal” family. But all of them have desperately grappled with their faith, in spite of the fact that God has not healed their daughter. And along the way they’ve had to watch Patty’s hope of being healed, get crushed time and time again. The reality is, that the “healing ministries” of people like Benny Hinn have caused more hurt than healing. And yet, week after week, Patty greets people with a radiant smile and mischievous eyes as they walk through the doors of The Meeting House church in Oakville.

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SPECIAL: TRIBUTE TO BILLY

  • This week, the world lost a great man of integrity. Respected Evangelist (a term not often used these days) Rev. Dr. Billy Graham was a friend to Presidents, world leaders, faith leaders and to the poor and needy as well. He was one of the first “preachers” who insisted on black and white integration, at a time when integration was a bad word. He was one of the last preachers to have lived an entire life void of personal controversy. He refused to do things just because it would make him more money. He refused to refuse to join people of other faiths. He was more concerned with sharing a message of love than a message of separation, segregation, judgement and condemnation. He was simply - BILLY! Today we’ll hear from those who knew Billy well.

    Rick Warren - Founding Pastor of Saddleback Church, Best Selling Author of Purpose Driven Life
    Larry Ross - Billy’s Long Time Spokesperson
    Tony Campolo - Sociologist, Theologian, Author

    Rev. Dr. Billy Graham’s Memorial Site

  • TRIBUTE TO BILLY: Rick Warren - Founding Pastor of Saddleback Church, Best Selling Author of Purpose Driven Life

  • TRIBUTE TO BILLY: Larry Ross - Billy Graham’s Long Time Spokesperson

  • CRAWLING BACK TO THE LIGHT — How does someone “come back” to God? (Like a certain Canadian radio host.)
    Message From Drew: “Back in 2010, after 7 years of hosting Canada’s most listened to spiritual talk show, I “came out”. I admitted during an interview with Christian apologist Ravi Zacharias, that I was no longer convinced there was a God. Mostly because after 30 years of having a “personal relationship with Jesus Christ,” I realized that this God I was serving wasn’t actually all that “personal”. Going public as a doubter (not an atheist) and no longer considering myself part of the Evangelical tribe of certainty, I left. I left organized religion, left the church and left it up to God to reveal himself to me, through one of those tangible encounters I kept hearing so many in my tribe speak about. (You can read about my search for God at www.drewmarshall.ca/droogle) Because of some fractured relationships (me being the common denominator), 2017 ended up being the worst year of my life. So I’ve decided that since my way didn’t work, it’s time to crawl back to the Light. And I’ve decided to once again, do this publicly. As embarrassing as it is to admit personal & spiritual “failure”, my hope is that others experiencing similar frustrations, might learn something from my conversations with a few people who have had a profound impact on my life. I’m still not sure that there’s a God, but my life was better when I thought there was a God. So now what?” - Drew

    (If you’d like to send Drew a message, go to The Drew Marshall Show Facebook page)

    Today’s Guest: Tony Campolo - Sociologist, Theologian, Author
    Tony Campolo is professor emeritus of sociology at Eastern University and a former faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania. For 40 years, he led the Evangelical Association for the Promotion of Education, an organization which he founded to create and support programs serving needy communities. More recently, Dr. Campolo has provided leadership for the progressive Christian movement, Red Letter Christians as well as, for the Campolo Center for Ministry, a program which provides support to those the church has called to full-time ministry. He has written more than 35 books and can be found blogging regularly on tonycampolo.org and redletterchristians.org. Tony and his wife Peggy live near Philadelphia and have two children and four grandchildren. In November 2012, Tony Campolo received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Youth Worker’s Convention. The wording on the award is: “Award of Lifetime Achievement is proudly presented to Tony Campolo who has defined and courageously pioneered what is means to encourage, care and lead students, possessing the qualities that inspire us and provoke us to continue the journey into the future with boldness and confidence. As a result of Tony’s life of ministry and leadership he has left a legacy of encouragement and hope to youth workers and students everywhere.” When the presentation was given, a great mention of Tony’s work with Compassion International was made and Compassion asked to be able to say thank you to Tony for the lifetime of child sponsorships he has helped to make possible.

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  • Jordana Talsky
    Jordana Talsky is a vocalist-songwriter who takes risks, sonically and stylistically, encompassing her diverse influences across multiple genres from jazz to pop, to alternative and ambient, to blues and soul and beyond. With training in opera, musical theatre, world music and acapella, Jordana was nominated for best vocal jazz artist by the Toronto Independent Music Awards (2015) and placed in the John Lennon Songwriting Competition (finalist, 2014), Sarah Vaughan International Vocal Competition (semi-finalist, 2014) and Julian Award of Excellence for Emerging Canadian Artists (finalist, 2014, CJSF Radio, Simon Fraser University). The release of Jordana’s new album ‘Neither of Either’ (September 2017) marks an evolution from jazz songstress to performer with a distinct sound, combining acapella and full band tracks while seamlessly weaving between intricate support harmonies, vocal percussion and quirky textures to create an innovative and compelling sound. ‘Neither of Either’ pushes the boundaries of her sound with great vibe, ease of vocal transition, convincing lyrics and musicality that harkens to other strong female voices influential on Jordana like Fiona Apple, Dido, Feist and Alanis Morissette. www.jordanatalsky.com

    CHECK THIS VIDEO OUT: Jordana Talsky - Run - Official Music Video

    AND… Check out our DrewTube page to watch over 100 videos from some of our previous recording artists.

    WANT TO WIN A CD FROM TODAY’S ARTIST? Send us a message on our Facebook page. While yer there, maybe give us a LIKE!
    (*Must be from Canada to win eh!)

Special Guests

  • LOVE GURUS
    After walking 1000 KM’s on The Camino de Santiago during a three month vow of silence, Drew came to the conclusion that he knows very little about something he loves - LOVE! So he’s decided to reach out to various LOVE GURUS for help.

    Today’s Love Guru: Dr. Omri Gillath - Attachment Theory Expert, Professor of Psychology, University of Kansas
    Dr. Omri Gillath's riveting TEDx talk explores his trailblazing research on the intrinsic benefits of secure relationships. Combining neuroimaging, gene mapping, and advanced cognitive techniques, his extensive research reveals that a healthy attachment with another person not only leads to happiness, but is integral to overall physical health. *Dr. Gillath’s research focuses on close relationships and their underlying mechanisms. In the past few years he has investigated the psychological aspect of behavioral systems, especially the attachment, caregiving, and sexual mating systems. He’s expanding this work by using neuroimaging techniques, physiological measures, and endocrine markers to examine a diverse range of correlates and underpinnings of socially significant behavioral systems. Dr. Gillath’s work explores the associations between a person's attachment style (relationship style) and goals and behaviors in the caregiving and sexual domains (e.g., ability to provide and receive compassionate care; interest in short- vs. long-term mating strategies). He is also exploring the effects of increasing people's sense of attachment security on their tendency to engage in prosocial behavior, their altruistic and sexual attitudes, and their goals, as well as their attentional strategies. In a separate line of research, Dr. Gillath is looking at online and offline social networks, their characteristics, and the way they change over time. He also looks at the links between one's attachment style and his or her social network.

  • Craig Lewis — Employment Lawyer
    Prior to joining RZCD Craig was a principal partner in his own litigation boutique firm in Toronto for 12 years after starting his legal career on Bay Street. Craig has been a frequent speaker at seminars concerning employment advocacy matters and has litigated successfully at all levels of Court in the province. In 2011, Craig was the recipient of the Traditional Law Practice Award from the Canadian Association of Black Lawyers. He is also a trained mediator. Craig promises to fight for you in your time of need, providing you with both a great deal of compassion and trusted skill along the way. His goal is to produce impressive results through better compensation packages. Craig routinely receives referrals from other legal professionals and past clients, further proving his credibility and superior work. He enjoys helping people during tough times, lessening their stress levels and concerns by way of his reputable legal guidance.
    www.employmentlawyermississauga.com

    Useless TV Trivia
    We play the soundtrack from an old television show and if you're the first caller to guess which TV show it's from - YOU WIN ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!

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Special Guests

  • Sean McCann — Founding Member of Great Big Sea, Recording Artist
    John Lennon once sang “You can live a lie until you die. One thing you can't hide is when you're crippled inside.” After exiting the internationally renowned folk group Great Big Sea and publicly admitting a secret past in which he used alcohol to mask the pain of sexual abuse by a priest, Séan stopped lying to himself and found his truth and his own voice. With the release of his 5th solo album, “There’s a Place”, he continues his journey as a singer, songwriter, and now a sought after speaker and mental health advocate. His 2014 album “Help Your Self” was a battle cry; a line in the sand which announced that he was ready to change and it resonated with people in a way Séan never could have expected. It helped him understand that he wasn’t alone and that telling his story could help others as much as it helped him. 2015’s “You Know I Love You” was inspired by the love he found in sharing that story and an attempt to find a new and real connection in a world that had turned inward to its smartphones. Now comes “There’s a Place” which was produced by Jeremy Fisher, features the beautiful voice of Nova Scotia singer/songwriter Meaghan Smith, and is a collection of songs from a man who is trying to keep his head up when we are tempted to keep them buried in our screens; it’s the story of a man no longer crippled by a lie and who has changed his narrative by not letting his history define him and never forgetting……that he is not alone.

  • Colleen Kelly Alexander — Author of Gratitude In Motion: A True Story of Hope, Determination, and the Everyday Heroes Around Us
    It was a beautiful fall day in Connecticut when Colleen Kelly Alexander, a lifelong athlete, rode her bike home from work. She had survived both a diagnosis of lupus and brain surgery, had a fulfilling career, and was married at last to the love of her life. Everything was good as she coasted along, meeting the eyes of a truck driver as he approached the stop sign beside her. He didn't stop. The truck hit Colleen, running over her lower body with front and back tires and dragging her across the pavement. As she bled out in the street, nearby strangers surrounded her and the driver attempted to get away. An EMT herself, Colleen knew she had to stay awake. "I've just been reconnected with my soulmate," she told the medic. "We want to have a baby. I can't die now. Please don't let me die." Five weeks in a coma and twenty-nine surgeries later, Colleen survived. Rather than let the trauma and PTSD control her life, she became determined to find a way to make something positive from her pain. She decided she'd run again and dedicate her race medals to the everyday heroes around us, including the medical staff and blood donors who saved her life. Since then Colleen has run fifty races and completed forty triathlons, including four half-Ironman events. Now a spokesperson for the Red Cross, Colleen shares her incredible inspirational story to encourage others to take that first step forward.

  • Jana Riess & David Van Biem — Authors of The Prayer Wheel: A Daily Guide to Renewing Your Faith with a Rediscovered Spiritual Practice
    All people of faith struggle at times to maintain a meaningful prayer life, a loss felt all the more keenly in times like ours of confusion, political turbulence, and global calamity. The Prayer Wheel introduces an ancient prayer practice that offers a timeless solution for the modern faithful. The Prayer Wheel is a modern interpretation of the Liesborn Prayer Wheel, a beautiful, almost wholly forgotten, scripture-based mode of prayer that was developed in a 12th-century monastery. The Liesborn Prayer Wheel resurfaced in 2015 in a small private gallery near New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art. It faithfully and beautifully presents seven prayer paths for personal or group use. Each path invites contemplation on the "big ideas" of the Christian faith--the Lord's Prayer, the Beatitudes, the gifts of the Holy Spirit, and key words from the life of Christ. In the tradition of lectio divina and walking a labyrinth, The Prayer Wheel simply and directly takes readers into a daily, wholly unique encounter with God. As the prayers in this book unfold, readers will find an appealing guide for contemplation, a way of seeing God in new ways, and an essential new tool for Christian formation.
    www.prayerwheelbook.com

    *Jana Riess is an editor and writer who holds degrees in religion from Wellesley College, Princeton Theological Seminary, and Columbia University. She is a senior columnist for Religion News Service and speaks often to the media about issues pertaining to religion in America.

    *David Van Biema was head religion writer at TIME from 1999 to 2009, where he wrote 25 cover stories for the magazine, as well as covers for Life magazine, People, and the Washington Post. His recent work has appeared in TIME, the Washington Post, TheAtlantic.com, and the Religion News Service. He is the author of the book Mother Teresa: The Life and Works of a Modern Saint.

  • CRAWLING BACK TO THE LIGHT — How does someone “come back” to God? (Like a certain Canadian radio host.)
    Message From Drew: “Back in 2010, after 7 years of hosting Canada’s most listened to spiritual talk show, I “came out”. I admitted during an interview with Christian apologist Ravi Zacharias, that I was no longer convinced there was a God. Mostly because after 30 years of having a “personal relationship with Jesus Christ,” I realized that this God I was serving wasn’t actually all that “personal”. Going public as a doubter (not an atheist) and no longer considering myself part of the Evangelical tribe of certainty, I left. I left organized religion, left the church and left it up to God to reveal himself to me, through one of those tangible encounters I kept hearing so many in my tribe speak about. (You can read about my search for God at www.drewmarshall.ca/droogle) Because of some fractured relationships (me being the common denominator), 2017 ended up being the worst year of my life. So I’ve decided that since my way didn’t work, it’s time to crawl back to the Light. And I’ve decided to once again, do this publicly. As embarrassing as it is to admit personal & spiritual “failure”, my hope is that others experiencing similar frustrations, might learn something from my conversations with a few people who have had a profound impact on my life. I’m still not sure that there’s a God, but my life was better when I thought there was a God. So now what?” - Drew

    (If you’d like to send Drew a message, go to The Drew Marshall Show Facebook page)

    Today’s Guest: Bob Ripley - Ex-Minister/Turned Atheist, Author of Life Beyond Belief
    Bob Ripley is a graduate of Western University and the University of Toronto. For over three decades he served as an ordained minister in the United Church of Canada including work as Director of Communications for a Relief and Development Organization and the host of a syndicated radio show. For over 25 years he was a weekly syndicated columnist. In the fall of 2014, he disclosed that he had changed his mind. “Religion, all religion, is man made.” he wrote. His book “Life Beyond Belief: A Preacher’s Deconversion” chronicles his journey from theist to atheist.

  • LOVE GURUS
    After walking 1000 KM’s on The Camino de Santiago during a three month vow of silence, Drew came to the conclusion that he knows very little about something he loves - LOVE! So he’s decided to reach out to various LOVE GURUS for help.

    Today’s Love Guru: Rev. Ed Bacon - Author of 8 Habits Of Love: Open Your Heart, Open Your Mind
    8 HABITS OF LOVE is a spiritual guidebook to living life through love and connection, not fear and isolation, by a respected pastor and a frequent guest on Oprah’s Soul Series. Reverend Bacon believes that every person can live a full and creative life if they can learn to move through troubling emotions such as fear, anger, and sadness to find the beloved within themselves. Readers will learn how insecurity can keep us from connecting with others, our loving self, and finding our own peace, joy, and creative power. 8 HABITS OF LOVE will show, through relatable stories, how to create a full, meaningful life by developing simple habits-stillness, truth, forgiveness, compassion, play, candor, generosity, and community-and by asking such important questions as: How do I know I’m living the life I should be? How do I forgive those who have hurt me? How do I talk candidly with difficult people? How do I best help others when they need it? And How do I let go of the past and move forward?

  • Kerri Pomarolli — Comedian, Actress, Author
    That's right folks - It's time for our monthly visit with our favourite Hollywood Correspondent!

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  • Sean Pinchin
    Born in 1981 in Toronto, Sean Pinchin haunts the GTA with his sultry sounds and elegant verse. Sean found his calling in Folk and Blues’, finding the community and the music spoke to his lifestyle and his heart. A self-proclaimed “typical” Ginger and Taurus, his down-to-earth and easy going personality compliments the energetic charisma he projects on stage. His latest album Monkey Brain was nominated for a JUNO for Best Blues Album of 2016. The album was recorded with JUNO Award-winning producer Rob Szabo, who also co-wrote the record. Like it’s predecessor Rustbucket, the songs were recorded quickly with many takes done live off the floor with Pinchin playing and singing the tunes in one complete pass. Old school. “Here’s a guy who’s been playing onstage 180 shows a year for the last 8 years and it shows. He can PLAY. Sean is the real deal”, says producer Szabo.
    www.seanpinchin.ca

    CHECK THIS VIDEO OUT: Sean Pinchin - Goin Hobo @ Dakota Tavern Mar 18 2016

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VALENTINE'S DAY SPECIAL

Special Guests

  • Mike Lindell — Inventor, CEO of MyPillow
    The Minnesota-based company MyPillow®, Inc. has been in business for more than a decade and sold more than 32 million MyPillows. Mike Lindell started the business in his garage. Tired of not ever sleeping well, he set out to design a pillow that would adjust to each individual’s needs. He spent two years coming up with the patented fill, ensuring MyPillow® would be breathable and would hold its shape all night long . Mike heard a lot of “no’s” in those early years, but never gave up on his passion to share his pillow with the world. MyPillow® now has 1,600 employees and took in $280 million in revenue last year. Mike built his business on the desire to help people, the promise to listen to his customers and his love of his community and country. His newest project, The Lindell Foundation follows those same principles. With the goal in mind of reestablishing trust and accountability in organizations designed to help those in need; Mike has created a platform that connects donors to individuals who are struggling with things such as: addiction, homelessness, hunger etc. 100% of the money donated goes directly to the individuals need. The Lindell Foundation has already helped thousands of people around the world, and Mike and his team are just getting started. Mike is proof that if you work hard and never give up, you can live your dream. www.mypillow.com

  • J. Parker — Intimacy Author, Speaker
    J. Parker has been blogging about marriage and sexual intimacy since 2010 and has written three books: Hot, Holy, and Humorous: Sex in Marriage by God’s Design; Intimacy Revealed: 52 Devotions to Enhance Sex in Marriage; and Behind Closed Doors: Five Marriage Stories. Some of her recent posts include: 5 Sexually Sensitive Spots on Her Body You Should Know / How to Make Your Valentine Gift Meaningful / Q&A with J: “He Won’t Touch My Clitoris” / “Blow Jobs” and Lockjaw / “Ladies First” Orgasm / Making Sex a Habit

  • CRAWLING BACK TO THE LIGHT — How does someone “come back” to God? (Like a certain Canadian radio host.)
    Message From Drew: “Back in 2010, after 7 years of hosting Canada’s most listened to spiritual talk show, I “came out”. I admitted during an interview with Christian apologist Ravi Zacharias, that I was no longer convinced there was a God. Mostly because after 30 years of having a “personal relationship with Jesus Christ,” I realized that this God I was serving wasn’t actually all that “personal”. Going public as a doubter (not an atheist) and no longer considering myself part of the Evangelical tribe of certainty, I left. I left organized religion, left the church and left it up to God to reveal himself to me, through one of those tangible encounters I kept hearing so many in my tribe speak about. (You can read about my search for God at www.drewmarshall.ca/droogle) Because of some fractured relationships (me being the common denominator), 2017 ended up being the worst year of my life. So I’ve decided that since my way didn’t work, it’s time to crawl back to the Light. And I’ve decided to once again, do this publicly. As embarrassing as it is to admit personal & spiritual “failure”, my hope is that others experiencing similar frustrations, might learn something from my conversations with a few people who have had a profound impact on my life. I’m still not sure that there’s a God, but my life was better when I thought there was a God. So now what?” - Drew

    (If you’d like to send Drew a message, go to The Drew Marshall Show Facebook page)

    *Today’s Guest: Greg Boyd - Author, Theologian, Preacher, Teacher, Apologist, Open Theist
    He has been featured on the front page of The New York Times, The Charlie Rose Show, CNN, National Public Radio, the BBC and numerous other television and radio venues. Greg received his Ph.D. from Princeton Theological Seminary (summa cum laude 1988), his M.Div. from Yale Divinity School (cum laude 1982), and his B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Minnesota (1979). He was a professor of theology for 16 years at Bethel University (St. Paul, MN) where he received the Teaching Excellence Award and Campus Leadership Award. Greg is the co-founder of Woodland Hills Church in St. Paul, Minnesota where he serves as Senior Pastor, speaking to thousands each week. Greg has authored or co-authored 22 books and numerous academic articles, including his best-selling and award-winning Letters From a Skeptic. www.reknew.org

  • LOVE GURUS
    After walking 1000 KM’s on The Camino de Santiago during a three month vow of silence, Drew came to the conclusion that he knows very little about something he loves - LOVE! So he’s decided to reach out to various LOVE GURUS for help.

    Today’s Love Guru: Suzanne Stabile - Author of The Path Between Us: An Enneagram Journey to Healthy Relationships
    Most of us have no idea how others see or process their experiences. And that can make relationships hard, whether with intimate partners, with friends, or in our professional lives. Understanding the motivations and dynamics of these different personality types can be the key that unlocks sometimes mystifying behavior in others—and in ourselves. This book from Suzanne Stabile on the nine Enneagram types and how they behave and experience relationships will guide readers into deeper insights about themselves, their types, and others' personalities so that they can have healthier, more life-giving relationships. No one is better equipped than the coauthor of The Road Back to You (with Ian Cron) to share the Enneagram's wisdom on how relationships work—or don’t. Why do Sixes seem so intimidated and put off by Eights, who only wish the Sixes would stop mulling things over and take action? Why do Fives seem so unavailable, even to their closest family and friends, while Twos seem to feel everybody else’s feelings but their own and end up irritating people who don’t want their help? How in the world can Fours be so open and loving to you one day and restrained and distant other times? The Enneagram not only answers these questions but gives us a way out of our usual finger pointing and judging of other people—and finding them wanting, perplexing, or impossible. Suzanne's generous, sometimes humorous, and always insightful approach reveals why all the types behave as they do. This book offers help in fostering more loving, mature, and compassionate relationships with everyone in our lives. *Suzanne Stabile is a highly sought after speaker and teacher, known for her engaging laugh, personal vulnerability and creative approach to Enneagram instruction. As an internationally recognized Enneagram Master, Suzanne has conducted over 500 Enneagram workshops over the past 25 years. The Path Between us: An Enneagram Journey to Healthy Relationships will be released in April 2018.
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  • Viva Trio
    Recasting hits like Duran Duran’s “Ordinary World,” Sia’s “Space Between” and “Bird Set Free,” John Lennon’s “Imagine,” Chris Isaak’s “Wicked Game,” Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” and Metallica’s “Nothing Else Matters”, VIVA Trio converges classical and contemporary, blazing a vibrant new crossover trail previously tread by acts like Il Divo and 2CELLOS. Their latest album, Nothing Else Matters, was crafted with the help of a myriad of marquee composers, arrangers, orchestrators, musicians and a children’s choir. Even Chris Isaak’s “Wicked Game” has been reconfigured as a brilliant orchestral piece hinged on an electrifying three-part harmony, with each ViVA voice distinctive as a thumbprint. ViVA Trio has performed at prestigious hometown Toronto venues like the Palais Royale, Casa Loma, The Living Arts Centre, as well as Ontario Place for Canada Day 150 celebrations. Anna, Erin & Katya were nominated as Emerging Artist of the Year at the InFAME Awards and as Established Music Group at the MARTYS Awards. And ViVA’s cover of Louis Armstrong’s “What a Wonderful World?” was handpicked for inclusion in two South Korean TV ads. The group has also performed in Poland for a televised orchestra concert ending the summer series for the Filharmonia Dolnośląska. Their tour schedule is filling up with dates internationally, and the three ladies could not be more psyched.
    www.vivatrio.com

    CHECK THIS VIDEO OUT: VIVA Trio - 2017 Mashup - SYMPHONY | WHAT ABOUT US | PRAYING | SIGN OF THE TIMES

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Journey

  • Carol Weicker
    Valentine’s Day can really be a tough time for many. Especially those who have been single their entire life. Having been born with a facial deformity, Carol was often the brunt of cruel remarks that left many emotional scars. She was told that no one would love her. The last thing Carol ever thought she would do was to one day get up in front of an audience. The thought of looking at people, face to face, was too painful. These days, she speaks to the brokenhearted bringing them to a place of healing. She began singing and speaking in 1983 when the Christian Riders motorcycle club asked her to help at their meetings. Traveling with the club for a time, her simple, heart-hitting style has touched many lives along the way.

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Special Guests

  • Jennifer O’Neill — Actress (Summer Of ‘42) CoverGirl Model, Author, Speaker
    Internationally acclaimed model, actress, film and television star, spokesperson, producer, author, fundraiser, proud mother of three and grandmother of four, by any definition, Jennifer O’Neill is one of a kind. With thirty-five-plus feature films, numerous television movies and series to her credit, Jennifer is the first to tell you she is truly blessed. After her cinematic debut, she accepted a role in the film, Summer of ‘42. Her hauntingly beautiful portrayal of Dorothy made Jennifer O’Neill a household name, and today, Summer of ‘42 remains one of home videos most popular titles: The film is considered a “classic,” with her performance hailed as legendary not only by the public, but by her peers as well. And, of course, we’ve all seen her impressive spokeswoman campaign for CoverGirl: Jennifer’s unprecedented thirty-year endorsement of the product catapulted CoverGirl into the top selling makeup line in the country. As if all this activity weren’t enough to fill the day, Ms. O’Neill continues to be a constant advocate for charitable causes from serving as Chairperson for the American Cancer Society, to hosting a one hour special for World Vision shot in Africa concerning the HIV epidemic. As an author, Ms. O’Neill recently updated her autobiography Surviving Myself at the request of her readers. Her other published works include novels, All That Glitters and Res-Q Pals, literary healing resources, From Fallen to Forgiven and You’re Not Alone (with associated Workbooks, DVD and CD), as well as the Circle of Friends/Just Off Main, a 3-part fiction series. Also available on this website are Your Red Letter Day “chain letter” outreach materials. She has been the guest of President and Mrs. Reagan at the White House, has keynoted at Women of Faith and Extraordinary Women Conferences, all the while working alongside Focus on the Family on TV and Radio projects. By adding speaking opportunities to her roster of talents and passions, Jennifer O’Neill embraces her “hope and healing” theme by sharing her life’s experiences with a passion, humour and enthusiasm that resonates with all generations at her own “All that Glitters” conferences.

  • Lighthouse — Juno Award Winning Recording Artists (Sunny Days, One Fine Morning, Pretty Lady)
    Paul Hoffert
    Paul Hoffert (Poli) was born in Brooklyn, New York and studied classical piano when he was a young boy, but he was drawn to the music of Fats Domino, Little Richard, and the doo-wop vocal groups that were popular then. His first band was the Boptones, which released two singles, I Wanna Love You and Betty Jean, when Paul was 13 years old. All the band members had nicknames—nickibop, johnibop, stevibop and, his own new moniker, polibop. At 16, Paul had mastered classical and jazz piano, was performing regularly on network television, and had recorded his first jazz album. At 22, he had composed several feature film scores and an Off-Broadway musical. While he was in New York he met Skip Prokop and together they founded Lighthouse. Aside from Lighthouse, Paul has composed music for more than thirty feature films and hundreds of television programs. His orchestral music includes “Concerto for Contemporary Violin” that has been performed around the world and won a Juno Award. He has won awards at the San Francisco Film Festival, Genie, Gemini, Clio, and 4 SOCAN Film/TV Composer awards. He has conducted Symphony Orchestras in Canada, Europe and the United States, including a Sony recording featuring Placido Domingo. Paul is former President of the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television and Chair of the Ontario Arts Council. In 2005 he received the Order of Canada for his contributions to music and media.

    and

    Jamie Prokop
    After some twenty plus years of writing, recording and producing music, Jamie Prokop has always strived to exceed expectations with great success and continues to satisfy the needs of others through his creativity and abilities, and by cultivating a lasting relationship with the people he works with. He exudes, both, a genuine and dynamic quality not just in his personality and character, but in his work ethic and creative process as well that can easily and honestly be detected in his workmanship and performance. Prokop has had the pleasure of having some of his works recognized in international film, award winning projects, and has even gained attention from Christian Pop/Rock producer Ed Cash (Chris Tomlin, Steven Curtis Chapman). He has also enjoyed the fruits of his labour internationally with traditional radio, satellite radio, and internet/cable radio exposure for several of his artists, including his own works. He has been involved in radio production since the age of nine and continues with great success today writing radio commercials for several businesses across Canada. He has spent hundreds of hours on the concert stage, both as an artist and a musician and has, in recent years, become the drummer for Lighthouse, taking the place of his father Skip Prokop, who is now retired. Jamie was warmly welcomed into the band and greatly enjoys the responsibility and privilege of driving the musical force that is Lighthouse.

  • CRAWLING BACK TO THE LIGHT — How does someone “come back” to God? (Like a certain Canadian radio host.)
    Message From Drew: “Back in 2010, after 7 years of hosting Canada’s most listened to spiritual talk show, I “came out”. I admitted during an interview with Christian apologist Ravi Zacharias, that I was no longer convinced there was a God. Mostly because after 30 years of having a “personal relationship with Jesus Christ,” I realized that this God I was serving wasn’t actually all that “personal”. Going public as a doubter (not an atheist) and no longer considering myself part of the Evangelical tribe of certainty, I left. I left organized religion, left the church and left it up to God to reveal himself to me, through one of those tangible encounters I kept hearing so many in my tribe speak about. (You can read about my search for God at www.drewmarshall.ca/droogle) Because of some fractured relationships (me being the common denominator), 2017 ended up being the worst year of my life. So I’ve decided that since my way didn’t work, it’s time to crawl back to the Light. And I’ve decided to once again, do this publicly. As embarrassing as it is to admit personal & spiritual “failure”, my hope is that others experiencing similar frustrations, might learn something from my conversations with a few people who have had a profound impact on my life. I’m still not sure that there’s a God, but my life was better when I thought there was a God. So now what?” - Drew

    (If you’d like to send Drew a message, go to The Drew Marshall Show Facebook page)

    *Today’s Guest: Fr. Richard Rohr - Franciscan Friar, Author, Globally Recognized Ecumenical Teacher
    www.cac.org/richard-rohr

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    Drew will open up the phone lines, seeking advice from listeners about how best to crawl back to the Light.

  • LOVE GURUS
    After walking 1000 KM’s on The Camino de Santiago during a three month vow of silence, Drew came to the conclusion that he knows very little about something he loves - LOVE! So he’s decided to reach out to various LOVE GURUS for help.

    Today’s Love Guru(s) - Harville Hendrix & Helen LaKelly Hunt
    Harville is a couple's therapist with more than 40 years' experience as an educator, clinical trainer and lecturer whose work has appeared on Oprah 17 times. He holds graduate degrees from Union Theological Seminary (NY) and the University of Chicago and is a former professor at Southern Methodist University.

    Helen – in addition to her partnership in the authorship of 10 books on relationships and her co-creation and distribution of IMAGO – holds earned and honorary degrees from Union Theological Seminary (NY) and Southern Methodist University. The sole author of FAITH AND FEMINISM, she was installed in the Women's Hall of Fame for her leadership in the global women's movement.

    Helen and Harville have been married for more than 30 years, have six children and six grandchildren, and reside in Dallas, Texas.

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  • Alex Pangman
    With pipes aplenty, Juno nominee Alex Pangman possesses the requisite taste, talent and the historical knowledge of an avid record collector to breathe new life into the sturdy standards of the classic jazz era. After getting a Songwriter of the Year nomination from the National Jazz Awards for her tune Melancholy Lullaby for the 2001 film Torso: The Evelyn Dick Story, Alex received two more nominations in the Vocalist Of The Year category and then a Ken Whiteley number she sang over the opening scene of the 2003 feature film Falling Angels won a Genie for Best Original Song. While the gorgeously filmed videos for the aforementioned Melancholy Lullaby and One Night In Monte Carlo shot to the top of the Bravo! Countdown, Alex was busily scheduling collaborations with everyone from Grammy-nominated trumpeter Kevin Clark and the dashing Denzal Sinclaire to pianist Tyler Yarema and even Jim Galloway's All-Stars. But Alex was never keen on being anyone's "chick singer" and to underscore that point, she selected the repertoire, assembled her band and co-produced 2005's Live In Montreal (Real Gone Gal) album which stands among her finest recorded performances. The blessing of more frequent bookings would also prove to be a curse. Smoke-filled venues were definitely not the place for someone battling lung disease and Alex reluctantly slowed down to recoup. All the while, her interest in singing and playing music never waned. In fact, it was during her self-imposed exile that she stumbled onto the city's bluegrass and string-band underground. A hook-up with the Backstabbers' frontman Colonel Tom Parker gave rise to the rollicking roots country combo Lickin’ Good Fried. But following the release of the group's Say Uncle! debut, Alex's physical condition worsened and a double-lung transplant was deemed essential. Fortunately a donor was found and the surgery was a complete success. Alex roared back with a new recording project, 33 for the prestigious Montreal jazz label Justin Time. Released in April 2011 to wide critical acclaim, the title "33" refers both to Pangman’s age at the time of recording as well as to the fact that the carefully selected repertoire was popular in North America during 1933. Just as word came that she would be sharing a Toronto Jazz Festival bill with Willie Nelson at Massey Hall, the state of Pangman's health began to decline. A double-lung re-transplant was required and thankfully another donor was found. While making a remarkably quick recovery, Pangman dreamed up her most ambitious project to date. Rather than play it safe, she decided to use those newly-acquired lungs to cut an album of entirely fresh material. Suitably enough, the Juno Nominated album was called "New" (2014 Justin Time) and features a totally rejuvenated Pangman belting out Ella Fitzgerald and Annette Hanshaw gems with gusto accompanied by the sweetly swinging members of the New Orleans Cotton Mouth Kings. Following this effort, the next logical step for the purist was to record direct to 78rpm acetate disc. On her 2017 EP for Justin Time "Alex Pangman's Hot Three", she goes further backwards in time to discover why early jazz recordings have the special sound and energy that they do. "There's no studio trickery, no safety net. Just three minutes to do your thing." It lead to "some of the most spontaneous experiences" Pangman has ever experienced in the recording studio.
    www.alexpangman.com

    CHECK THIS VIDEO OUT: Alex Pangman - It’s Never Enough

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  • Blair Packham
    Having first burst onto Canadian radio and music video TV as the lead singer of 80s power pop stalwarts The Jitters, Blair later released two strongly-reviewed solo albums before shifting his focus to composing music for TV and films, teaching songwriting at the post-secondary level and in numerous special event workshops, and co-hosting a long-running major market weekly radio show about music (“In the Studio” on the Bell Media talk radio network). Now, 13 years after his last release (2004’s “Could’ve Been King”), Blair Packham has returned to the role of recording artist with a collection of clever, catchy, at times poignant and always satisfying songs, titled “Unpopular Pop.” Playing, producing and engineering the tracks in his home studio, Blair also called upon some respected peers and friends to bring some additional magic to the mix. “I’d write and record the songs up to a certain point, and then ask Mark Kelso (Michael Bublé, Bonnie Raitt) to record some drums. Then I’d ask Maury LaFoy (Jann Arden, k-os) to play bass, or Simon Kendall (Doug & the Slugs) to play Hammond organ or piano. It’s a real luxury to have such top-notch players more than happy to get involved,” says Blair. A couple of the songs (“Don’t Know Why” and “Loved By You”) feature the debut of a one-off/twin star vocal duo calling themselves 20 Years From Stardom: none other than Ron Sexsmith and ex-Barenaked Ladies’ frontman Steven Page. While rarely overtly mixing politics with his art, the (if you will) Trump-card track “Enough Is Never Enough” features bigly help from Odds’ frontman Craig Northey, who co-wrote the words—about an unidentified decadent narcissist Tweeting away madly in a luxury suite in the middle of the night.
    www.blairpackham.com

    CHECK THIS VIDEO OUT: Blair Packham - Proof (Twiddletown)

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Special Guests

  • CRAWLING BACK TO THE LIGHT — How does someone “come back” to God? (Like a certain Canadian radio host.)
    Message From Drew: “Back in 2010, after 7 years of hosting Canada’s most listened to spiritual talk show, I “came out”. I admitted during an interview with Christian apologist Ravi Zacharias, that I was no longer convinced there was a God. Mostly because after 30 years of having a “personal relationship with Jesus Christ,” I realized that this God I was serving wasn’t actually all that “personal”. Going public as a doubter (not an atheist) and no longer considering myself part of the Evangelical tribe of certainty, I left. I left organized religion, left the church and left it up to God to reveal himself to me, through one of those tangible encounters I kept hearing so many in my tribe speak about. (You can read about my search for God at www.drewmarshall.ca/droogle) Because of some fractured relationships (me being the common denominator), 2017 ended up being the worst year of my life. So I’ve decided that since my way didn’t work, it’s time to crawl back to the Light. And I’ve decided to once again, do this publicly. As embarrassing as it is to admit personal & spiritual “failure”, my hope is that others experiencing similar frustrations, might learn something from my conversations with a few people who have had a profound impact on my life. I’m still not sure that there’s a God, but my life was better when I thought there was a God. So now what?” - Drew

    (If you’d like to send Drew a message, go to The Drew Marshall Show Facebook page)

    *Today’s Guest: Paul Young - Bestselling Author of The Shack & Lies We Believe About God

  • Dan Barker — Former Evangelical Preacher-Turned Atheist, Author of Free Will Explained: How Science and Philosophy Converge to Create a Beautiful Illusion
    Do we have free will? And if we don’t, why do we feel as if we do? In what the author calls “a godless universe governed by impersonal laws of cause and effect,” are you responsible for your actions? Former evangelical minister Dan Barker, unveils a novel solution to the question that has baffled scientists and philosophers for millennia. He outlines the concept of what he calls “harmonic free will,” a two-dimensional perspective that pivots the paradox on its axis to show that there is no single answer—both sides are right. Free will is a useful illusion: not a scientific, but a social truth. *Along with his wife Annie Laurie Gaylor, Dan Barker runs the Freedom From Religion Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to the separation of church and state. He has written numerous articles for Freethought Today, an American freethought newspaper, and is also the author of Godless and God: The Most Unpleasant Character in All Fiction.

  • J.R. Forasteros — Author of Empathy For The Devil: Finding Ourselves in the Villains of the Bible
    Do we have anything in common with the bad guys of the Bible? The sins of wrath, idolatry, and abuse of power are closer to us than we think. How do we guard against them? We learn not only by following moral exemplars—we also need to look at the warnings of lives gone wrong. In this fictionalized narrative, JR. Forasteros reintroduces us to some of the most villainous characters of Scripture. He shows us what we can learn from their negative examples, with figures such as Cain, Jezebel, King Herod, and even Satan serving as cautionary tales of sin and temptation. Forasteros vividly tells their stories to help us understand their motivations, and his astute biblical and cultural exposition points out what we often miss about their lives. We soon discover that we might have more in common with these characters than we would like to admit. Take a fresh look at the scoundrels of Scripture, and find sound pastoral guidance here to walk the path of righteousness. *JR. Forasteros is a pastor. He’s got a “killer beard” and is an active blogger and podcaster on the church and pop culture. JR. has a master’s degree in religious studies, New Testament, and early Christianity, nevertheless, he’s still making sense of Christianity. “If you’re anything like me, you’ve met Christians who are ugly, hateful people. You’ve been burned by people who claim to follow Jesus,” he said. “But I bet you’ve also met some incredibly kind, thoughtful and generous people who call themselves Christians, too. Me too. It’s a big mess, one I’m still learning to make sense of.” JR. blogs at NorvilleRogers.com, where he reviews films and books, and is the co-creator and cohost of the StoryMen podcast. And if you like faith and philosophy, check out the podcast Origami Elephants.

  • MC YOGI — Yoga Teacher, Recording Artist, Author of Spiritual Graffiti: Finding My True Path
    Before he was one of the most well-known yoga teachers in North America and an international hip hop artist, MC YOGI was a juvenile delinquent who was kicked out of three schools, sent to live at a group home for at-risk youth, arrested for vandalism, and caught up in a world of drugs, chaos and carelessness. At eighteen, fate brought him to his first yoga class. After discovering yoga, MC YOGI devoted himself to the practice. From traveling to India to study with gurus to living and learning with many American yoga masters, MC YOGI soaked in the knowledge that would revolutionize his entire life and put him on the path to healing, wholeness, and peace. Through technicolor stories of graffiti and guns, mystics and musicians, love, loss, and finding his soul’s purpose, MC YOGI’s journey is saturated in spiritual wisdom, illuminating the potential for transformation within us all. *MC YOGI is a world-renowned yoga teacher, musician, and author. He has performed and taught yoga everywhere, from headlining festivals and nightclubs to performing in the Forbidden City in China and even at the White House. When not on the road, MC YOGI and his wife Amanda teach at their home studio, Point Reyes Yoga, in Northern California.

  • Nita Belles — Anti-Human Trafficking Advocate
    Featured at the NFL’s Super Bowl 9 years in a row, Nita Belles has a simple message: “Human trafficking - it is the second largest and fastest growing crime in the world. What many do not know is that 1 in 3 children who runaway will be lured towards sex trafficking by seemingly caring people within 48 hours of running away. If that doesn’t have your attention, you should know that 1 in 7 of the nearly 25,000 runaways reported to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) were likely victims of sex trafficking. The large majority of these children are American born citizens. This crime is happening to runaways and street children and also children living in caring homes in every income bracket in America. Although runaways and at risk children are a high percentage of the victims, this crime is happening to children from middle class and upper middle class homes. In our backyard, traffickers are recruiting children right out of their bedrooms via smartphones, gaming systems and computers. WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO TO STOP IT?” *Nita Belles is an author, speaker and leading national expert in the anti-human trafficking movement. Her journey as a tireless crusader against human trafficking began in 2006 when she witnessed the cruelty of this atrocity and was compelled to take action. Each year since 2010, Nita’s anti-trafficking work surrounding the Super Bowl has been instrumental in holding traffickers and sex-buyers accountable, and recovering victims of human trafficking. In her years of dedication to this issue from prevention to restoration she has collaborated with top law enforcement, survivors, government officials, social service providers, medical professionals, and faith communities as the key to creating comprehensive, lasting change.

Talkback, etc.

  • TDMS Talkback
    Near the end of today’s show, Drew will open the phone lines for listeners to call in to share their thoughts on any of today’s topics: Human trafficking at the Super Bowl / Yoga / Empathy For The Devil / An atheist’s view on “free will” / Drew crawling back to the Light with the author of The Shack (Call Toll Free Throughout North America on 877-569-1250)
    *AUDIO NOT AVAILABLE

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  • Rob Tardik
    Rob Tardik has established himself as an award winning guitarist and recording artist performing contemporary jazz/world instrumental music. Many of his releases have charted on Billboard's Top 10 , he has been recognized as the Canadian Smooth Jazz Guitarist of the year in 2010. In 2017, he won 1st place in the IAMA (International Acoustic Music Awards) for “Best Instrumental Composition” for "Voyageur" (CD: Moments) . Rob's music can be heard worldwide on contemporary jazz stations, radio and online as well as on iTunes. Rob regularly performs music from his 5 critically acclaimed CD's to-date as well as other popular tunes at venues all across North America. Rob Tardik’s new album, SYNERGY, is the musical product of his life’s work: A Synergy of Limitless Moments of Balance, Energy, Laughter, and Love . Energized by the Billboard chart success of his albums and singles along with fruitful concert tours and festival dates across North America, multiple award-winning guitarist Rob Tardik returns with his sixth collection, SYNERGY. The title track and debut single “Synergy” features Rob teaming up with long-time friend and Billboard chart-topper Vincent Ingala . In a new role, Vincent shares production duties with Rob, resulting in a true musical “SYNERGY” showcasing their combined artistic strengths. *Rob will be performing (along with previous TDMS guest Mark Masri & upcoming TDMS guests Viva Trio) at The Rose Theatre Brampton, Saturday February 24th at 8:00 PM.

    CHECK THIS VIDEO OUT: Rob Tadik - Voyageur Music Video (2017)

    **AND… Check out our DrewTube page to watch over 100 videos from some of our previous recording artists.

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    (You must be from Canada to win eh!)

Special Guests

  • Cinco Paul — Hollywood Screenwriter (Despicable Me 1-2-3, The Secret Life Of Pets, Dr. Seuss' The Lorax, Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who, Hop, Santa Clause 2, Bubble Boy)
    Cinco Paul graduated summa cum laude from Yale University, then got an M.F.A. in screenwriting from USC and became a screenwriter instead. Cinco, along with his writing partner Ken Daurio, has written the screenplays for some of the most recognized and highest earning animated movies. In a recent article If I had the Mormon Prophet's Ear Cinco has come up with three suggestions for his new Mormon president to consider when it comes to making the Mormon Church more relevant in the 21st century:

    1/ “Have you done all you can to care for the poor and needy?” would be a much better barometer of temple worthiness (permission to enter a Mormon Temple) than whether or not we drink coffee, for example. And it would help remind us of the importance of this principle.

    2/ Every other church youth group that I know of has teens of both genders gather together. Separating our teens seems like a relic of a bygone era and perpetuates the idea that the opposite sex is “the other”; keeping them together would be better for all involved, promoting increased understanding and empathy (and socialization!). And then maybe we can consider not separating the adults third hour either. I can’t think of a single high priests group lesson I’ve attended that wouldn’t have been improved by the presence of the sisters. The gospel should be about bringing people together, not keeping them apart.

    3/ Our hymnal and notions of what music is “reverent” are antiquated and tied to 18th- and 19th-century Western European tradition. Both the church and the gospel are a lot bigger than that now (and in truth have always been). We have been conditioned throughout our lives to think that a certain type of music is “appropriate” for worship, and if we hear anything different we immediately feel it’s not conducive to the spirit. But that’s merely a cultural construct, and is not supported in any way by doctrine.

  • CRAWLING BACK TO THE LIGHT — How does someone “come back” to God? (Like a certain Canadian radio host.)
    Message From Drew: “Back in 2010, after 7 years of hosting Canada’s most listened to spiritual talk show, I “came out”. I admitted during an interview with Christian apologist Ravi Zacharias, that I was no longer convinced there was a God. Mostly because after 30 years of having a “personal relationship with Jesus Christ,” I realized that this God I was serving wasn’t actually all that “personal”. Going public as a doubter (not an atheist) and no longer considering myself part of the Evangelical tribe of certainty, I left. I left organized religion, left the church and left it up to God to reveal himself to me, through one of those tangible encounters I kept hearing so many in my tribe speak about. (You can read about my search for God at www.drewmarshall.ca/droogle) Because of some fractured relationships (me being the common denominator), 2017 ended up being the worst year of my life. So I’ve decided that since my way didn’t work, it’s time to crawl back to the Light. And I’ve decided to once again, do this publicly. As embarrassing as it is to admit personal & spiritual “failure”, my hope is that others experiencing similar frustrations, might learn something from my conversations with a few people who have had a profound impact on my life. I’m still not sure that there’s a God, but my life was better when I thought there was a God. So now what?” - Drew

    (If you’d like to send Drew a message, go to The Drew Marshall Show Facebook page)

    *Today’s Guest: Bruxy Cavey - Senior Pastor at The Meeting House, Bestselling Author of The End of Religion www.bruxy.com

  • Mark Labberton — Editor of Still Evangelical: Insiders Reconsider Political, Social, and Theological Meaning (Contributions by Shane Claiborne, Jim Daly, Mark Galli, Lisa Sharon Harper, Tom Lin, Karen Swallow Prior, Soong-Chan Rah, Robert Chao Romero, Sandra Maria Van Opstal, Allen Yeh)
    Now that Trump is President, Evangelicalism in America has cracked more than ever. Split on the shoals of the 2016 presidential election and its aftermath, leaving many wondering if they want to be in or out of the evangelical tribe. The contentiousness brought to the fore surrounds what it means to affirm and demonstrate evangelical Christian faith amidst the messy and polarized realities gripping our country and world. Who or what is defining the evangelical social and political vision? Is it the gospel or is it culture? For a movement that has been about the primacy of Christian faith, this is a crisis. This collection of essays was gathered by Mark Labberton, president of Fuller Theological Seminary, who provides an introduction to the volume. What follows is a diverse and provocative set of perspectives and reflections from evangelical insiders who wrestle with their responses to the question of what it means to be evangelical in light of their convictions. Contributors include:
    Shane Claiborne, Red Letter Christians
    Jim Daly, Focus on the Family
    Mark Galli, Christianity Today
    Lisa Sharon Harper, FreedomRoad.us
    Tom Lin, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship
    Karen Swallow Prior, Liberty University
    Soong-Chan Rah, North Park University
    Robert Chao Romero, UCLA
    Sandra Maria Van Opstal, Grace and Peace Community
    Allen Yeh, Biola University
    Mark Young, Denver Seminary
    Mark Labberton on Twitter

  • Karen Bliss — Canadian Correspondent for BILLBOARD, Founder & Editor-In-Chief of SAMARITANMAG
    Karen Bliss has interviewed everyone from Eminem to Jimmy Page, Shania Twain to Eddie Vedder, and since starting her music journalism career in her teens, she has been published in Rolling Stone, Pollstar, MSN, Spinner, Time, NME, Melody Maker and more. As founder/editor-in-chief of music-heavy anti-tabloid SAMARITANMAG, she gets to focus on what really matters - giving back. “Sick of tabloid news? Samaritanmag.com doesn't care who is dating whom, who gained weight in Hollywood, and who might be engaged. Samaritanmag.com is for those people sick of tabloid news and invasive, silly stories. Samaritanmag.com is an online magazine that covers the good deeds and efforts of Samaritans — individuals, charities, small businesses and corporations — anyone trying to make a difference in the world. Good people trying to change bad things is the way we describe it.

  • Meanwhile, Back On The Farm — With Grant Marshall (Drew's Dad)
    We're losing a generation. A generation of respect, integrity and honour. A generation who were not afraid of hard work and sacrifice. Drew's father IS that generation. Growing up on the farm taught Grant Marshall more about life than Google. So maybe we should take the time to listen – before that generation is gone.

    *Drew’s dad joins us for a special IN-STUDIO visit!

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  • Heather Luckhart
    Heather Luckhart has been performing for nearly a decade. Her unique phrasing and soulful exuberance inspires and moves listeners at every captivating performance. Heather injects her zest for life into her original material and her own renditions and arrangements of traditional and modern songs. Her dedication and passion has brought her to Nashville, South Carolina, Florida and Western Canada. Heather Luckhart is heavily involved in the folk and roots world, but also combines jazz and blues in her sound. This flavour is expressed through a variety of musical projects, including: The Lapdog Band, Jaymz Bee’s Royal Jelly Orchestra, The Heather Luckhart Collective, The Heather Luckhart & Ross MacIntyre Duo and many other configurations and guest appearances as an accompanying vocalist. She proves time and time again that music and art should be shared and her charming personality causes her fans to become friends instantly. *Heather Luckhart and Tony Quarrington along with Jordana Talsky, will share Indie Night at “120 Diner” in Toronto @ 8:30 PM January 23. Join them as they explore a diverse spectrum of stories and sounds.
    www.heatherluckhart.com

    CHECK THIS VIDEO OUT: Make It Through - Heather Luckhart

    **AND… Check out our DrewTube page to watch over 100 videos from some of our previous recording artists.

    **Become a NEW TDMS Facebook LIKER during Saturday’s performance & win a CD! We will randomly pick a new page liker during today's performance, then contact them for shipping details.
    (You must be from Canada to win eh!)

Special Guests

  • CRAWLING BACK TO THE LIGHT — How does someone “come back” to God? (Like a certain Canadian radio host.)
    Message From Drew: "Back in 2010, after 7 years of hosting Canada’s most listened to spiritual talk show, I “came out”. I admitted during an interview with Christian apologist Ravi Zacharias, that I was no longer convinced there was a God. Mostly because after 30 years of having a “personal relationship with Jesus Christ,” I realized that this God I was serving wasn’t actually all that “personal”. Going public as a doubter (not an atheist) and no longer considering myself part of the Evangelical tribe of certainty, I left. I left organized religion, left the church and left it up to God to reveal himself to me, through one of those tangible encounters I kept hearing so many in my tribe speak about. (You can read about my search for God at www.drewmarshall.ca/droogle)

    Because of some fractured relationships (me being the common denominator), 2017 ended up being the worst year of my life. So I’ve decided that since my way didn’t work, it’s time to crawl back to the Light. And I’ve decided to once again, do this publicly. As embarrassing as it is to admit personal & spiritual “failure”, my hope is that others experiencing similar frustrations, might learn something from my conversations with a few people who have had a profound impact on my life.

    I’m still not sure that there’s a God, but my life was better when I thought there was. So now what?”
    - Drew

    (If you want to send Drew a note, you can message him on The Drew Marshall Show Facebook page)

    *Today’s guest will be Kay Warren - Author, Co-Founder of Saddleback Church & Wife Of Best Selling “Purpose Driven Life” Author Rick Warren.

  • Dianne Lake — Author of Member of the Family: My Story of Charles Manson, Life Inside His Cult, and the Darkness That Ended the Sixties
    At fourteen Dianne Lake—with little more than a note in her pocket from her hippie parents granting her permission to leave them—became one of "Charlie’s girls," a devoted acolyte of cult leader Charles Manson. In this poignant and disturbing memoir of lost innocence, coercion, survival, and healing, Dianne Lake chronicles her years with Charles Manson, revealing for the first time how she became the youngest member of his Family and offering new insights into one of the twentieth century’s most notorious criminals and life as one of his "girls." Over the course of two years, the impressionable teenager endured manipulation, psychological control, and physical abuse as the harsh realities and looming darkness of Charles Manson’s true nature revealed itself. From Spahn ranch and the group acid trips, to the Beatles’ White Album and Manson’s dangerous messiah-complex, Dianne tells the riveting story of the group’s descent into madness as she lived it. Though she never participated in any of the group’s gruesome crimes and was purposely insulated from them, Dianne was arrested with the rest of the Manson Family, and eventually learned enough to join the prosecution’s case against them. With the help of good Samaritans, including the cop who first arrested her and later took her into his home, the courageous young woman eventually found redemption and grew up to lead an ordinary life. While much has been written about Charles Manson, this riveting account from an actual Family member is a chilling portrait that recreates in vivid detail one of the most horrifying and fascinating chapters in modern American history.

  • Brant Hansen — Radio Host, Author of Blessed Are the Misfits: Great News for Believers Who Are Introverts, Spiritual Strugglers, or Just Feel Like They're Missing Something
    While church culture (and culture at large) seems largely designed for the extroverted, it’s estimated that half of the population is introverted, and they’re often left wondering how, even if, they fit in the kingdom of God. As one of them, popular radio host Brant Hansen brings news. It’s wonderful, refreshing, and never-been-said-this-way-before good news. In his unique style, Hansen looks to answer questions that millions of people carry with them each day:

    - If I don’t relate to God as emotionally as others do, is something wrong with me?
    - How does one approach God, and approach faith, when devoid of the “good feelings” that seem to drive so much of evangelical church culture?
    - How does God interact with those who seem spiritually numb?
    - What if we aren’t good at talking to people about our faith, or good at talking to people at all?
    - What if I’m told I’m too analytical, that I “think too much”?

    Blessed Are the Misfits is going to generate discussion, and lots of it. It’s simultaneously highly provocative and humbly personal. It’s also leavened with a distinct, dry, self-effacing humor that is a hallmark of Hansen’s on-air, writing, and public speaking style.

  • Kerri Pomarolli — Comedian, Actress, Author
    That's right folks - It's time for our monthly visit with our favourite Hollywood Correspondent!

  • TERRORISM UPDATE — With Mubin “Da Bomb” Shaikh
    Ex-Muslim Extremist / Turned Undercover Intelligence Operative, Author of Undercover Jihadi. Join us as Da Bomb gives us Da Truth about the latest acts of terrorism.

Pub Crawl

  • Drew & His Mates Crack Open A Few - TOPICS!
    Current affairs, pop culture, even touchy-feely-relational stuff! Listen in OR call and join us, as we crawl from topic to topic!

    This Week on The Pub Crawl:

    SPECIAL ROUNDTABLE EDITION: “Freezing To Death On The Steps Of A Church”

    Angie Draskovic - President & CEO of The Yonge Street Mission
    Greg Paul - Founder of Sanctuary Toronto
    Dennis Bruce - Passionate Advocate for Out Of The Cold

    TOPIC:
    1/ Every year, Canadians freeze to death within walking distance of a warm and empty church. WHY?

    LAST CALL ON THE PUB CRAWL
    Got something to say about Pub Crawl topics? Call 877-569-1250 (toll free in Canada & The States) OR Tweet us your thoughts on @tdms OR post your thoughts on our Drew Marshall Show Facebook page OR send us a message or voicemail through our website www.drewmarshall.ca OR just mutter to yourself like an angry octogenarian!