Special Guests

  • MC YOGI — Hip Hop (h)Indie Yogi
    From headlining international music festivals to teaching some of the largest yoga classes in America, MC YOGI is widely becoming known as yoga’s modern day ambassador to the West. Blending his love & knowledge of yoga culture with hip hop, reggae, and electronic music, MC YOGI is recognized as a leading voice in the emerging genre of conscious music. With three #1 World albums and hundreds of appearances each year, MC YOGI’s music is moving yoga to large, mainstream audiences. “Perhaps no performer embodied the Wanderlust ethos more than MC YOGI, a San Franciscan who practiced yoga in Adidas shell toes, which didn’t stop him from putting his leg over his shoulder. He beatboxed over the om chant, & with the help of some stilt-walkers, led a parade from an arm-balancing class on Sunday to the stage underneath the gondolas, where he did a yogacentric hip-hop show.” ~ New York Times

    *Hey Canada! MC YOGI is namaste-ing his way up this way eh! Each tour stop includes a 60-90 min yoga class with MC Yogi with music by Dj Drez, 30 minute dharma talk with Amanda Giacomini and 1-1.5hr concert/dance to follow. Hit them up in Kelowna Nov 12, Banff Nov 14, Calgary Nov 15, Edmonton Nov 16, Toronto Nov 18, Montreal Nov 19.

  • Mitch Albom — Author of The Magic Strings Of Frankie Presto
    Mitch Albom is a bestselling author, screenwriter, playwright, and nationally syndicated columnist. He is the author of six consecutive number one New York Times bestsellers—including Tuesdays with Morrie, the bestselling memoir of all time—and his books have collectively sold more than thirty-five million copies in forty-two languages. He has founded eight charities in Detroit and operates an orphanage in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

    The Magic Strings Of Frankie Presto - Mitch Albom creates his most unforgettable fictional character—Frankie Presto, the greatest guitarist to ever walk the earth—in this magical novel about the bands we join in life and the power of talent to change our lives. In his most stunning novel yet, the voice of Music narrates the tale of it's most beloved disciple, young Frankie Presto, a war orphan raised by a blind music teacher in a small Spanish town. At nine years old, Frankie is sent to America in the bottom of a boat. His only possession is an old guitar and six precious strings. But Frankie’s talent is touched by the gods, and his amazing journey weaves him through the musical landscape of the 20th century, from classical to jazz to rock and roll, with his stunning talent affecting numerous stars along the way, including Hank Williams, Elvis Presley, Carole King, Wynton Marsalis and even KISS. Frankie becomes a pop star himself. He makes records. He is adored. But his gift is also his burden, as he realizes, through his music, he can actually affect people’s futures—with one string turning blue whenever a life is altered. At the height of his popularity, Frankie Presto vanishes. His legend grows. Only decades later, does he reappear—just before his spectacular death—to change one last life. With its Forest Gump-like romp through the music world, The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto is a classic in the making. A lifelong musician himself, Mitch Albom delivers a remarkable novel, infused with the message that “everyone joins a band in this life” and those connections change us all.
    Sponsored by HarperCollins Canada

  • Henri Nouwen Remembered — With Sister Sue Mosteller
    The internationally renowned priest and author, respected professor and beloved pastor Henri Nouwen wrote over 40 books on the spiritual life. Since his death in 1996, ever-increasing numbers of readers, writers, teachers and seekers have been guided by his literary legacy. Nouwen’s books have sold over 2 million copies and been published in over 22 languages. Born in Nijkerk, Holland, on January 24, 1932, Nouwen felt called to the priesthood at a very young age. He was ordained in 1957 as a diocesan priest and studied psychology at the Catholic University of Nijmegen. In 1964 he moved to the United States to study at the Menninger Clinic. He went on to teach at the University of Notre Dame, and the Divinity Schools of Yale and Harvard. For several months during the 1970s, Nouwen lived and worked with the Trappist monks in the Abbey of the Genesee, and in the early 1980s he lived with the poor in Peru. In 1985 he was called to join L’Arche in Trosly, France, the first of over 100 communities founded by Jean Vanier where people with developmental disabilities live with assistants. A year later Nouwen came to make his home at L’Arche Daybreak near Toronto, Canada. He died suddenly on September 21st, 1996, in Holland and is buried in Richmond Hill, Ontario.

    *Sister Sue Mosteller was a colleague and close friend of Father Henri Nouwen when he lived at L'Arche Daybreak, founded by Jean Vanier. Father Nouwen credited her with being instrumental in fostering a maturity in his spirituality. As he states in his book The Return of the Prodigal Son, Mosteller "opened up the third phase of my spiritual journey. Her words struck me like a thunderbolt." When Nouwen died in 1996, he entrusted Sister Sue with his estate, making her the literary executrix of his works.
    **The First Annual Henri Nouwen Lecture with Jim Wallis, presented by the Henri Nouwen Society, takes place Saturday November 14th, 8:00 PM at Convocation Hall at the University of Toronto’s downtown campus. Tickets are $20 at www.UofTtix.ca or at the door.

  • Bob Fraser — Author of DoomBusters: Eight End-Time Myths Debunked
    Have you been frightened by current events or prophecies? Are you concerned for the future? Today we are bombarded by a constant stream of bad news, advancing darkness, and dire prophecies. Many believe the Bible confirms that we have a dim future on earth. Most Christians have put all their hope in the afterlife. But have they given up too soon? With a clear-minded and fact-based approach, Robert Fraser shares a refreshing, big-picture perspective on the biblical and historical trajectory of the earth. Fraser draws not only on scripture, but also on his extensive expertise in science, economics and history to unravel eight common End Times myths at the root of this hopeless view. Find new courage and inspiration to engage your earthly assignment. Welcome to a bright future. Go ahead, step into the light. Are we doomed? Time to bust some myths.

TDMS 7 Weeks of Christmas

  • From now until Christmas, Drew is proud to present to you 7 different charities over 7 weeks. Hopefully his personal endorsement will help you get your 'give on'! — Please consider partnering with at least one of these charities this Christmas. PLEASE?
    TODAY'S CHARITY: Samaritan's Purse www.samaritanspurse.ca

    Figuring out what to get your family or friends for Christmas can get really old. We all have so much stuff – is there any point to giving people more? How about this: For just $150, you can provide a family with a BioSand Water Filter that will make the dirty water in their pond safe to drink for years to come. They’ll get health and hygiene training, too. Or for only $50, you can help another family plant a garden to grow food for themselves. Or for just $15, you can feed a schoolchild for an entire week. All these things are in the Samaritan’s Purse Catalogue. Go online at www.samaritanspurse.ca or call 1-800-663-6500 and they’ll put one in the mail for you. OR how about filling a Shoebox for a child in countries like Haiti, Senegal and Nicaragua? Last year, generous Canadians packed more than 700,000 shoeboxes. Samaritan’s Purse collected them, processed them, shipped them to developing nations, and distributed them to children. In many cases, these boxes are the first gift children have ever received. Imagine that? Many of us get upset if we don’t get just what we want on our birthdays or at Christmas. These kids are thrilled just to get a toothbrush, some pencils and notepads, a foam football or another toy. You can learn more at www.samaritanspurse.ca/occ And if you don’t have time to shop and pack shoeboxes, go to www.packabox.ca and do it online. It’s just like shopping at Amazon.

LIVE! on TDMS - Devoted Souly to the Art of Music

  • This Weeks Recording Artisit: JP Cormier
    J.P. (John Paul) Cormier is a Canadian bluegrass/folk/Celtic singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. To date he has won thirteen East Coast Music Awards and one Canadian Folk Music Award. Cormier was born in London, Ontario and began playing guitar around age five. As a child he displayed an unusual ability to play a variety of instruments by ear and won a guitar contest at age nine. Appearances on Up Home Tonight, a television show devoted to bluegrass music, followed at age fourteen. Cormier has stated that he learned to play guitar by listening to such noted country / bluegrass musicians as Chet Atkins and Doc Watson. Other instruments J.P. has played on his albums include fiddle, twelve string guitar, upright bass, banjo,mandolin, drums, percussion, synthesizer, cello, tenor banjo and piano. By age sixteen Cormier had recorded his first album (a collection of bluegrass instrumentals) and he began working the U.S. festival circuit. This led him to move to the United States and to begin working as a session musician. He continued to perform live on the festival circuit and at the Grand Ole Opry with country artists Waylon Jennings, Marty Stuart, Earl Scruggs, Bill Monroe and others. In 1989 he attended the now-named Northeast Mississippi Community College in Booneville, Mississippi, where he majored in music education. At the time it was one of only three colleges in North America that offered a specialty in bluegrass instruments. During his stay at Northeast he began playing the dobro and piano. Cormier was involved in a serious truck accident in 2009, resulting in a fractured vertebra and a halt to his touring in 2012. He went back into the studio, focused on his singer-songwriter abilities, and released Somewhere In The Back of My Heart in the same year. In April 2015 Cormier released a new album, The Chance, which included the previously released single Hometown Battlefield, about soldiers experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder. The song, inspired by Cormier's 2007 Afghanistan tour and news about soldiers' suicides went viral, with millions of Facebook visits and 800,000 YouTube views.

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    LAST WEEK'S WINNER - Andy Hagen from Guelph, ON

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  • 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 & Cults (Oh My!) Today's W.T.F. Guest: Tom Krattenmaker - Columnist for USA Today, Communications Director at Yale Divinity, Author of The Evangelicals You Don't Know & Confessions of a Secular Jesus Follower (Oct 2016)