Special Guests

  • High Valley — Award Winning Country Recording Artists
    Canada’s hottest, award-winning country music duo High Valley has just released their brand new album, County Line - the band’s third full-length studio album. Currently sitting at #2 on the Canadian Top Country Singles chart, “County Line”, the smash hit and title track of the new album, shot up the charts to the Top 15 within a month. In less than a decade the 2013 CCMA Interactive Artist of the Year Award winners have proven to be one of the most impressive Canadian country music duos to date. Earning 10 GMA Canada Covenant Awards and garnering multiple CCMA Award and JUNO Award nominations, it is clear to see that High Valley is unstoppable. The group has shared the stage with some of the biggest names in the industry including Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Little Big Town, Alan Jackson and Reba McEntire. 2014 saw them open for the legendary Shania Twain at the Calgary Stampede, in addition to performing at three festivals in Ontario, including the esteemed Boots and Hearts. High Valley is currently on a headlining tour across Canada, making stops in 26 cities. The County Line tour kicks off in Lindsay, Ontario on Friday, October 31st, and tickets are available now!

    *High Valley, along with Blue Rodeo, Dustin Bentall and Kendel Carson, will be performing at the Band Together Benefit Concert @ The Orpheum Theatre in Vancouver on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. For tickets go to www.bandtogetherconcert.ca Proceeds will go to develop and pilot a national campaign to house and support 20,000 of Canada's most vulnerable homeless people.

  • Dr. Kelly J. Baker — Author of The Zombies Are Coming! The Realities of the Zombie Apocalypse in American Culture
    Zombie Runs. Zombie Guns. Zombie Preparation Classes. Look anywhere in America these days, and you’re sure to find the living dead. We have TV shows, comics, novels, and films all enthralled to the vision of a world post-zombie apocalypse. But what’s the line between fantasy and real life? Horror fiction and real danger? In today’s zombie culture, that line is blurrier than ever. In this engaging, head-spinning ebook, zombie expert Dr. Kelly J. Baker shows us how our fascination with zombies has bled into far-reaching corners of American culture, including apocalypse preppers, gun shows, and even the federal government. How do we know the zombies are coming? Because they’re already here.
    *Kelly J. Baker has a PhD in Religious Studies. She is a writer and author of The Gospel According to the Klan: The KKK’s Appeal to Protestant America, 1915-1930. She has written for the Atlantic, Books & Culture, Chronicle Vitae, Washington Post’s Faith Street, Religion Dispatches, Killing the Buddha, and Christian Century’s Then & Now.

  • Dave Toycen — President and Chief Executive Officer, World Vision Canada
    As president and chief executive officer of World Vision Canada, Dave Toycen heads the country's largest humanitarian relief and development agency. In his 26 years as a leader with World Vision Canada - 18 as president - donations have increased and the number of children sponsored through World Vision Canada has risen. Toycen holds degrees in philosophy and divinity and has received three honorary doctorates—from Tyndale University College and Seminary in Toronto, the Church Divinity School of the Pacific in Berkeley, California and Wycliffe College in Toronto.

A Radio Host And A Preacher Walk Into A Book...

  • Mitch Albom — Bestselling Author of The First Phone Call From Heaven
    Some of us go through our entire lives wishing for one more chance to speak to a loved one that passed away, but, what if it seemed that day actually came? Best-selling author Mitch Albom’s emotional and heartfelt new novel, The First Phone Call From Heaven, takes us through the town of Coldwater, Michigan, as its residents start receiving calls from dead loved ones. Could this be the greatest miracle ever, or a massive hoax? As the town and its citizens receive world-wide attention, with people coming from all over the world, Sully Harding, a grief stricken single father, is determined to find out the truth. An allegory about the power of belief, and a page turner that will touch the soul, The First Phone Call From Heaven is a tale of love and hope that will thrill loyal fans and newcomers alike with its warmth and powerfully relatable story.
    *MITCH ALBOM is a best-selling author, screenwriter, playwright and nationally-syndicated columnist. The author of five consecutive No.1 New York Times bestsellers, his books have collectively sold more than 33 million copies in forty-two languages worldwide. Tuesdays With Morrie, which spent four straight years atop the New York Times list, is now the bestselling memoir of all time. Four of Albom’s books, including Morrie, The Five People You Meet In Heaven, For One More Day and Have A Little Faith, have been made into highly acclaimed TV movies for ABC. Oprah Winfrey produced “Tuesdays With Morrie,” which claimed four Emmy awards including a best actor nod for Jack Lemmon in the lead role. As a columnist for The Detroit Free Press, Albom has won more than 200 writing awards, including the Red Smith Award for lifetime achievement in sports writing. Albom also hosts a daily radio program and is a frequent presence on ESPN.

    *Co-Hosting this www.faithbooks.ca interview is Dave Toycen, President & CEO of www.worldvision.ca

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  • This Week's Recording Artist — Patrick Ballantyne
    Patrick Ballantyne is usually content sitting behind the curtain watching his songs take flight through others (Time Chaisson, Meredith Shaw, Big Sugar, Shane Chisholm, The Trews). But sometimes he feels the need to step forward and fly on his own. His latest album “Days of Rain” is a rich and intensely personal portrayal of overcoming struggle and dark days to find light on the other side. Sonically, the songs on “Days of Rain” are influenced by Motown, The Beatles, Pink Floyd and various classic singer-songwriters. Lyrically however, the themes of loss and renewal make it clear that Patrick Ballantyne is channeling “Soul Music”.

    AND Have a Look At Some of Our LIVE In-Studio Performances on DrewTube

Pub Crawl Special Guests

This Week's Pub Crawl Topic

  • 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 Weeks Pub Crawl Topic There's really only one topic this week – Brittany Maynard, the 29-year old woman who has brain cancer and plans on taking her life (doctor assisted suicide) Saturday Nov 1st. (Watch her story on DrewTube) What would you say to Brittany before she dies? Would you consider taking your own life if you were about to suffer a horribly slow and painful death? How would you feel if your loved one wanted to end their life before “the disease” took over? Is it really better to be dead than “disabled”? Do you think there are moral/spiritual ramifications if someone kills them self? If so, then would you put those who jumped from the Twin Towers on 9/11 to avoid melting to death, in the same category?
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Talkback, etc.

  • W.here's T.he F.aith (W.T.F?)
    Join Drew and various religion reporters from an assortment of news outlets, as they catch up on happenings in the world of Religion & Faith & Cults (Oh My!)
    Today's W.T.F. Guest: Cathy Lynn Grossman – Senior National Corespondent for Religion News Service