Sandra Martin — Award Winning Canadian Journalist, Author of A Good Death: Making The Most Of Our Final ChoicesWe can’t avoid death, but the prospect is a lot less terrifying since the Supreme Court of Canada legalized physician-assisted death. Competent adults, suffering grievously from intolerable medical conditions, will have the right to ask for a doctor’s help in ending their lives. That much is clear. The challenge now is to pass legislation that reflects this landmark decision and develop regulations that reconcile the Charter rights of both doctors and patients. If we get the balance right between compassion for the suffering and protection of the vulnerable, between individual choice and social responsibility, we can set an example for the world. A Good Death is timely, engaging and inspiring. In taking on our ultimate human right, award-winning journalist Sandra Martin charts the history of the right to die movement here and abroad through the personal stories of brave campaigners like Sue Rodriguez, Brittany Maynard and Gloria Taylor. Martin weighs the evidence from permissive jurisdictions such as the Netherlands, Oregon, California, Switzerland and Quebec and portrays her own intellectual and emotional journey through the tangled legal, medical, religious and political documentation concerning terminal sedation, slippery slopes, and the sanctity of life. Modern death has become a wrenching political dilemma, one that becomes more pressing as the population ages. A Good Death confronts our fears about dying, our struggle for meaning, and our dread of being trapped by voracious medical technology in a nightmare world that has abandoned caring in pursuit of curing, no matter the cost or the suffering to patients and their families. A Good Death asks the tough question none of us can avoid: How do we want to die? The answer will change your life-and your death.
*Sandra Martin has written for Maclean’s, Toronto Life, The Walrus, Zoomer, the Globe and Mail and the Toronto Star, Saturday Night, Weekend and The Canadian. She currently writes The Long Goodbye column for The Globe and Mail. Her previous books include Working the Dead Beat: 50 Lives that Changed Canada, The First Man in My Life: Daughters Write about Their Fathers and Card Tricks: Bankers Boomers and the Explosion of Plastic Credit.
Kerri Pomarolli — Comedian, Actress, Author
TERRORISM UPDATE with Da Bomb — Mubin Shaikh
LIVE! on TDMS - Devoted Souly to the Art of Music
This Week's Recording Artists: The Small GloriesFolk powerhouse pair The Small Glories are Cara Luft & JD Edwards, a dynamic new duo planted on the Canadian Prairies. They are a study in contrasts; Cara, all earth mother on her 21-speed bike, helmet and backpack, environmentally friendly and wholesome, ebullient and engaging; and burly JD, looking like a cross between a biker and long-haul trucker in scruffy beard, ball cap, t-shirt and jean jacket, slightly intimidating (until you meet him). At first glance few would peg them for a highly creative musical partnership. Yet these two veteran singer/songwriters have teamed up and are building a buzz around their tight harmonies, authenticity and visceral performances. Luft is a Juno award winner, co-founder of folk trio The Wailin’ Jennys, and a touring road warrior. She has earned a solid reputation as an exciting live performer, accomplished guitarist, clawhammer banjo player and insightfully honest songwriter. Edwards has a voice that defies categorization, one that easily ranges from gentle and melodic to fierce and powerful, leaving listeners begging for more. He is truly one of the finest singers of his time. Together as The Small Glories, Luft and Edwards are a tour de force, a case of 1 + 1 = 3.
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MichelleMichele grew up in a loving Christian home. She even served in her family’s Christian ministry. Michelle gave her life to Jesus as a child and has loved Him ever since. At age 20, she finally admitted to herself that she was attracted to another woman. Although she never turned her back on Jesus, Michelle eventually withdrew from the family and the ministry, feeling that God couldn't use her and that she would bring shame on them because she was a lesbian. Throughout the years, Michelle and her father have never really gotten too deep into the subject of her “lifestyle” as both were probably afraid what that conversation might do to their relationship. Recently though, they both sat down and had one of the most in-depth talks ever. Although Michelle’s life in the shadows has mostly been out of respect for her family’s ministry, she has felt God calling her out of the shadows, saying "Come, face me, lay your life at my feet and see what I will do." She’s finally starting to see that both her fathers are proud of who she is.
Meanwhile, Back On The Farm...
With Grant Marshall (Drew's Dad)(Mr Marshall Sr. joins us IN-STUDIO for a special Father’s Day Edition of Meanwhile!)
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.
Drew & His Mates Crack Open A Few!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:
Andy Kindler - Comedian
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.
John Fugelsang — Actor-Comedian-Writer-TV & Radio Presenter-Rank Amateur Photographer-Political Satirist-Recovering Cynic
John is the host of "Tell Me Everything" on SiriusXM Insight #121 2-5pm ET M-F. "Tell Me Everything" features political figures, comedians, journalists, actors, filmmakers, theater folk, musicians, satirists, artists, authors and you. He’s appeared on “Politically Incorrect” more than 20 times, debating Jerry Falwell, David Duke, Erica Jong, Ariana Huffington, Ralph Nader, Michael Steele & Christine O'Donnell; Bill Maher called him ‘one of my favorite comedians’. He’s appeared at Montreal’s ‘Just for Laughs’ Festival, HBO’s U.S Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, The Las Vegas Comedy Festival, and the South Beach Comedy Festival in Miami. He was named 'Outstanding NY Monologist' at Lincoln Center by the M.A.C. He also runs standup/spoken word shows in NYC and LA that combine comedians, spoken-word artists, hip-hop poets, celebrity storytellers and monologists. Although his parents are both ex-clergy he’s come to view Jesus the way he views Elvis – loves the guy, but the fan clubs freak him out.
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What’s happening down there in the home of “IN GOD WE TRUST”?
Orlando shootings / A bigoted preacher saying he wished more were killed / Gun control / Islamophobia, Homophobia, Religiophobia / A potential President responding with "Appreciate the congrats for being right on radical Islamic terrorism" / Politically Correct Insanity. Nothing changed after 20 children were shot in Sandy Hook, but maybe now that adults who are used to fighting for their rights have been gunned down, things will change? Except - Americans would still have to use liquid paper to change their “right to bear arms”. No wonder Millennials are a sociological phenomenon! What’s wrong with the U. S. Eh?
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