See you January 9th, 2016!
Kathie Lee Gifford — CoHost of NBC's Today ShowAugust 9th, 2015 - “It is with the deepest sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved husband, father and friend, Frank Gifford. Frank died suddenly this beautiful Sunday morning of natural causes at his Connecticut home. We rejoice in the extraordinary life he was privileged to live, and we feel grateful and blessed to have been loved by such an amazing human being. We ask that our privacy be respected at this difficult time and we thank you for your prayers.” ~ The Gifford Family
In her first broadcast interview since the passing of her her husband (NFL legend Frank Gifford) Kathie Lee is our very special guest for our 2015 Christmas Special.
Kathie Lee Gifford has enjoyed a diverse and successful four-decade career as a television host, actress, singer, playwright, songwriter and author. 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 including, “Just When I Thought I’d Dropped My Last Egg-Life and Other Calamities,” “Party Animals” and “The Legend of Messy M’Cheany”. Her ninth book, “The Three Gifts” was released in November 2012 with proceeds going to Childhelp. She currently writes a weekly article for the NY Daily News with Hoda Kotb. Gifford devotes much of her time to the Association to Benefit Children, which spawned the Cody Foundation. The resources from the Association continue to support Cody House and Cassidy’s Place. Cody House provides a transitional home for infants and children who have severe disabilities and serious medical problems. Named for Gifford’s daughter, Cassidy’s Place, is the home of the Association to Benefit Children’s (ABC) national children advocacy.
HOW JEW ARE YOU? — With 'Humble' Howard & Andy Kindler
Howard 'Humble' Glassman — Toronto Radio Personality, Reluctant Jew
The legendary team of Humble & Fred have been part of the Toronto radio scene since 1989. They began ruining the airwaves of the GTA at CFNY-FM and for the next 12 years they tortured their audience with a mixture of humor, irreverence and goofiness while CFNY morphed into 102.1 The Edge. They've been on CFNY 102.1 The Edge / Mix 99.9 CKFM / Mojo 640 / CIKR – FM / CHAM Funny 820 / CKSL / and even the mighty Newstalk 1010. Their careers have been used to pave the way for the likes of Mad Dog & Billy, Dean Blundell, and David Mainse from 100 Huntley Street. After being named Best Morning Show in Canada four times by the Canadian radio industry, then fired and screwed over by that same Canadian radio industry, these guys are back like a bad rash and are ruining, not only podcasting, but radio once again.
Andy Kindler — Comedian, Jew(ish)
You’ve seen him on, The Late Show with David Letterman and on Everybody Loves Raymond. Each summer at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal he delivers the State of the Industry address. But he is probably best known for his mockery of himself, as well as other comedians more deserving of his wrath. This is the guy the other comics go out of their way to watch him tell it like it is and rip the industry a new one.
Rabbi Stephen Wise — Rabbi at Shaarei-Beth El Congregation, Oakville
Unbeknownst to our good friend, radio legend Howard (Humble) Glassman, Rabbi Wise (what a great name!) joins us today to help us find out once and for all just how Jewish Howard really is! Join us as we play HOW JEW ARE YOU! And Happy Belated Hanukkah to all our REAL Jewish friends! *Rabbi Stephen Wise currently chairs the Interfaith Council of Halton and serves as the treasurer for the RRGT (Reform Rabbis of Greater Toronto). Before joining Shaarei-Beth El, Rabbi Wise spent two years as the assistant Rabbi at Temple Beth El in Boca Raton, FL. Rabbi Wise was ordained from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in May of 2005. Rabbi Wise was born in Toronto, Ontario and grew up at Holy Blossom Temple, spending his summers at the Young Judea sponsored Camp Shalom. He majored in History at the University of Toronto and received a Masters in Jewish Communal Service with a focus in Jewish education at the Hornstein Program at Brandeis University. Following graduation from Brandeis, he served for two years as the full-time Youth Educator at Temple Shir Tikvah in Wayland, MA and then spent a year in Israel to begin his rabbinic studies, continuing his studies at the NYC campus of HUC. Rabbi Wise has focused much of his rabbinate in striving passionately to connect Jews of all ages to their Judaism. Whether its through prayer services, learning or social action, each presents a gateway to stronger Jewish identity. Rabbi Wise has worked recently developing programming for young adults in their 20-30's, starting ongoing successful groups in NYC and Florida, reigniting their connections to Judaism.
Mahtob Mahmoody — Author My Name Is Mahtob: The Story That Began The Global Phenomenon Not Without My Daughter ContinuesMore than two decades ago, Not Without My Daughter told of an American mother and her young daughter, kidnapped and held captive in Iran by an abusive and fanatical husband and father. The tale of their imprisonment and harrowing escape across the snow-capped mountains into Turkey was a global sensation, captured in an international best-selling book and a film starring Sally Field. Not Without My Daughter was the story of maternal love set amid international political turmoil. Now, twenty-five years later, the daughter at the center of it all finishes the story. In her new memoir My Name Is Mahtob, Mahtob Mahmoody recounts not only what she experienced and endured as a precocious yet frightened little girl, but also her life after fleeing Iran: living in fear of re-abduction, battling recurring nightmares and anxiety attacks, taking on an assumed name, and surviving life-threatening illness—all under the menacing shadow of her father.
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Kerri Pomarolli — Comedian, Actress, Author
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 him more about life than Google. So maybe we should take the time to listen – before that generation is gone. (On today's show, Mr. Marshall shares his Christmas memories growing up on the farm.)
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: Canadian Feed The Children
For millions of children, being born into poverty means limited life chances and choices. Greater risk of contracting disease. Greater risk of dropping out of school. Greater risk of early child marriage and child exploitation. Around the world, one in five children die of malnutrition before their fifth birthday. And right here in Canada, staggering inequalities mean one in two First Nations children go to bed hungry each night. An award-winning, Canadian development agency, Canadian Feed The Children brings life-saving change to children in need in Africa, Bolivia and in First Nations communities in Canada. It helps to create opportunities for children to be fed and educated, for parents to earn adequate incomes, and for communities to build sustainable, prosperous futures where children can thrive. You can help change the world for some of the world’s most vulnerable children. Call Canadian Feed The Children today at 1-800-387-1221 or visit them online.
LIVE! on TDMS - Devoted Souly to the Art of Music
This Weeks Recording Artists: The Ault SistersCHECK THIS VIDEO OUT!
Experience the joy of sweet sibling harmony from The Ault Sisters. Amanda, Alicia and Alanna Ault have been producing music together for over a decade. The trio are currently making a name for themselves in vocal jazz, a genre in which their signature and sublimely seamless vocal harmonies really shine. As Greg Kavanagh has described, “the sisters have an uncanny ability to match voices. They chase each other around harmonically, so the blends are very interesting. They have very sharp ears!” The Ault Sisters first performed in public as a trio in 2004, at a benefit concert in Brampton. Their Christmas Feelings album then brought them national exposure, and it helped launch what has become a welcome Yuletide musical tradition in Toronto. Every holiday season for the past nine years, The Ault Sisters have played a Christmas benefit concert at Hugh’s Room. “That has become an annual thing for our family and friends and fans and even the people who work at the club. They say ‘it’s not Christmas until The Ault Sisters come,’” laughs Amanda. The group has also captivated audiences at such prestigious venues as Mississauga’s Living Arts Centre, ~Brampton’s Rose Theatre, and notable Toronto clubs, Lula Lounge & The Jazz Bistro.
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