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  • Bruce Cockburn — Author Of Rumours Of Glory
    Best known for his memorable songs including ‘Pacing the Cage’ (1995), ‘If a Tree Falls’ (1988), ‘If I Had a Rocket Launcher’ (1984), ‘Lovers in a Dangerous Time’ (1984) and ‘Wondering Where the Lions Are’ (1979), the award‐winning songwriter and pioneering guitarist, whose life and music has been shaped by politics, protest, romance, and spiritual discovery, has released over 30 albums spanning five decades. In his much anticipated memoir, Rumours of Glory, Bruce Cockburn invites us into his private world, providing an intimate commentary on his life and work, focused on the roots of his songwriting and the stories behind his best‐known songs (referencing over 104 songs and lyrics throughout). From Ottawa in 1945 (where he was born) through to Baghdad in 2004, Bruce shares his family life, personal relationships, Christian convictions, and the social and political activism that has defined him and his music, and has both invigorated and incited his fans worldwide. The book also offers his fascinating tour through five decades of North American history, politics, and culture.
    *Bruce Cockburn's extensive repertoire of musical styles and skillfully crafted lyrics have been covered by such diverse artists as Jerry Garcia, Chet Atkins, Judy Collins, Elbow, Barenaked Ladies, Jimmy Buffett, and k.d. lang. A devoted and deeply respected activist, he has worked with organizations such as Oxfam, Amnesty International, Doctors without Borders, Friends of the Earth, and USC Canada. Bernie Finkelstein, founder of True North Records, has been his management partner for 40 years. Cockburn lives in San Francisco.

Special Guests

  • Tribute To Jim Leek — Morning Man & Music Director of JOY 1250
    The station that airs our show suffered a tragic loss last week. Their morning man and music director, Jim Leek, died after scuba diving while on vacation in Florida at the age of 58. Jim had been with this broadcast family for over 18 years. He was a caring, warm, funny, and gracious man who was a blessing to his family, friends and thousands of listeners. Today, our show will pay tribute to Jim Leek as we hear from some of those in the industry that Jim championed: Danny Brooks, Steve Bell, Kelita, Ali Matthews, Mark Masri, Jacob Moon, Ken Michell (Dustkickers) Kevin Pauls (Tenore), Joel Auge (Capstone, Six Days, Hewitt) Marlene O'Neill (Tonettes), Karen Burke (Toronto Mass Choir), Sharon Riley (Faith Chorale), Hiram Joseph

  • Vicky Beeching — Theologian, Writer, Broadcaster, Recording Artist
    Vicky Beeching is an Oxford-educated theologian, writer, broadcaster and keynote speaker. She appears regularly on BBC TV, Sky News and writes for publications like The Guardian and The Independent. She’s been profiled by The Huffington Post, BBC World Service and Time Magazine Online. Vicky is an advisor to the United Nations on LGBT equality and religion. She is based between London, England and Washington D.C., USA. After Oxford, Vicky trained as a management consultant and during this season she was offered a full-time recording contract with music label giant EMI, so she took the leap, signed with them and moved to the USA to record and tour. Touring for almost a decade across North America and Europe, Vicky sang and spoke regularly in front of 20,000 people. A key part of Vicky’s story took place on August 14th, 2014. In an interview that featured on the front page of two major UK newspapers, Vicky came out as gay. Coming from such a conservative Christian background and having ‘star status’ in the Bible belt gospel music industry meant her announcement created international shock-waves. For Vicky, taking this step was to face her greatest fear and do what she’d never thought possible.

  • Doctor Assisted Suicide Is Now Legal?
    The Supreme Court of Canada has unanimously struck down the ban on providing a doctor-assisted death to mentally competent but suffering and "irremediable'' patients. What does this mean for our society? What does this mean for people of faith? Joining us to discuss this landmark ruling are:

    Dr. Margaret Somerville
    World Renowned Ethicist / Founding Director of McGill Centre for Medicine, Ethics and Law / Samuel Gale Professor of Law / Professor, Faculty of Medicine at McGill University


    Geoffrey Trotter
    Lead Counsel for The Evangelical Fellowship Of Canada before the Supreme Court of Canada in the landmark Carter v. Canada physician-assisted suicide case

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  • This Weeks Recording Artists — The Elwins
    The Elwins have garnered an impressive pile of attention and praise considering their relative youth. From performing alongside acts like Tokyo Police Club, Arkells, Born Ruffians, Brendan Canning, and Walk Off The Earth or at festivals including SXSW, CMW, POP Montreal, and the Halifax Pop Explosion to being heralded an “act to watch” by tastemakers like Exclaim!, CBC Radio 3, and Torontoist.com, The Elwins have rapidly risen the rungs of the Canadian independent music scene. Dripping with fun (and facial hair), The Elwins’ notoriously high-energy sets are full of smile-inducing sing-alongs and plenty of crowd participation. The energy emitted by the band is absorbed by audiences and reciprocated tenfold, resulting in an ever-escalating give-and-take that makes instant fans of any casual listeners within earshot.

    AND Check out our Drewtube page to see some of our previous recording artist LIVE!

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