Ervad Dr. Jehan Bagli — Zoroastrian Priest, Freddie Mercury’s CousinThe box office biopic hit, Bohemian Rhapsody, has increased curiosity in the religion that Freddie Mercury grew up in - Zoroastrianism. Joining us in-studio today is Freddie’s cousin, Ervad (priest) Dr. Jehan Bagli. Dr. Bagli obtained a Doctorate in Medicinal Chemistry from the University of London, and was the director of research at the Wyeth-Ayerst Research Laboratories in Princeton, NJ until his retirement. He became an ordained Zoroastrian priest at age 14, and established the first Zoroastrian publication in North America "Gavashni" in 1974. This publication has since become the FEZANA journal. Dr. Bagli is an accomplished Zoroastrian scholar and researcher.
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: Emily McFarlan Miller - National Reporter for Religion News Service
Jael Richardson — Author, Book Columnist on CBC’s “q”, Speaker, Founder & Artistic Director for Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD - Canada’s first festival for diverse authors and storytellers)Jael Richardson is the author of The Stone Thrower: A Daughter’s Lesson, a Father’s Life, a memoir based on her relationship with her father, CFL quarterback Chuck Ealey. The Stone Thrower was adapted into a children’s book in 2016 and was shortlisted for a Canadian picture book award. Jael is a book columnist and guest host on CBC’s q. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing and founded / serves as the Artistic Director for the Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD). Her debut novel, Gutter Child, is coming Fall 2020 with HarperCollins Canada. The Stone Thrower memoir received a CBC Bookie Award and earned Richardson an Acclaim Award and a My People Award as an Emerging Artist. Her essay “Conception” is part of Room Magazine’s first Women of Colour edition, and excerpts from her first play, my upside down black face, are published in the anthology T-Dot Griots: An Anthology of Toronto’s Black Storytellers. Richardson was a Toronto District School Board Writer-In-Residence in 2013 and 2016. Jael has reached a point in her life where she’s becoming aware of the kind of Christian she wants to be and the kind of Christian she is no longer willing to be.
Ashley David Chapman — Vice President of Chapman’s Ice CreamBack in 1973, David and Penny Chapman bought a small creamery in Markdale Ontario. The Chapman family began with four employees and two trucks, and moved into the cramped and primitive rooms above an old creamery in town. In 2001, Chapman's opened a distribution center in New Brunswick to better serve its customers in Atlantic Canada. Although Chapman's Ice Cream has grown substantially, it is still firmly rooted in the community and deeply loyal to its employees. The distribution centre in Ontario covers about 140,000 square feet and can house over 6 million units of product, which gets delivered right across Canada on over 50 trucks. At 10 am on September 4th 2009, someone noticed smoke coming out of one of the buildings. By mid-afternoon, the fire was almost under control when the Municipality of Grey Highlands undersized water tower ran dry. At 5 pm the Chapman family withdrew to their family home outside of Markdale, after witnessing 36 years of hard work go up in smoke. But within an hour of getting home, the family made the quick decision to rebuild their business. Worried about the local economy, and their 350 employees who make up the extended Chapman family, the Chapman's refused to go down without a fight! Shortly after this, the entire management team gathered around David and Penny's dining room table and started planning the rebuild. Within 7 weeks from the fire, Chapman’s produced their first 2 Litre brick of ice cream! In the ensuing months, the community and Chapman's worked tirelessly to build their new manufacturing facility, appropriately named Phoenix. Within a year and a half from the fire, they had rebuilt bigger and better than ever! Today, Chapman's is Canada's largest independent ice cream company.
Craig Lewis — Employment LawyerPrior to joining RZCD Craig was a principal partner in his own litigation boutique firm in Toronto for 12 years after starting his legal career on Bay Street. Craig has been a frequent speaker at seminars concerning employment advocacy matters and has litigated successfully at all levels of Court in the province. In 2011, Craig was the recipient of the Traditional Law Practice Award from the Canadian Association of Black Lawyers. He is also a trained mediator. Craig promises to fight for you in your time of need, providing you with both a great deal of compassion and trusted skill along the way. His goal is to produce impressive results through better compensation packages. Craig routinely receives referrals from other legal professionals and past clients, further proving his credibility and superior work. He enjoys helping people during tough times, lessening their stress levels and concerns by way of his reputable legal guidance.
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Robin Sharma — Author of THE 5 AM CLUB: Own Your Morning. Elevate Your Life.Robin Sharma is one of the world's premier speakers on Leadership and Personal Mastery. As a presenter, Sharma has the rare ability to electrify an audience yet deliver uncommonly original and useful insights that lead to individuals doing their best work, teams providing superb results and organizations becoming unbeatable. For nearly 20 years, many of the most well-known organizations on the planet, ranging from Nike, GE, Microsoft, FedEx, PwC, HP and Oracle to NASA, Yale University and YPO have chosen Robin Sharma for their most important events, when nothing less than a world-class speaker will do. Sharma's books such as The Leader Who Had No Title have topped bestseller lists internationally and his social media posts reach over six hundred million people a year, making him a true global phenomenon for helping people do brilliant work, thrive amid change and realize their highest leadership capacities within the organization so that personal responsibility, productivity, ingenuity and mastery soars. Sharma has been ranked as one of the Top 5 Leadership Experts in the World in an independent survey of over 22,000 business people and appears on platforms with other luminaries such as Richard Branson, Bill Clinton, Jack Welch and Shaquille O'Neal.
TDMS Pub Crawl — 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
1/ A religious mother has gone ballistic because her kids did yoga at their Catholic school. Does she have a point or is she being hypersensitive?
HERE’S THE STORY Mom battles school board, saying yoga is against her family’s religion
2/ Oshawa’s GM plant is shutting down and the workers have walked out in righteous indignation. Are you sympathetic? Have you ever lost a job, or did a Union protect you and negotiate billions in corporate welfare bailout money from the rest of Canadians? Maybe after “investing” that much money, all of Canada should be “outraged”?
HERE’S THE STORY GM Canada: A 100-year history of benefitting from taxpayer dollars
3/ An American missionary was killed trying to tell a remote tribe about Jesus. Now they want to send more people to recover the body. Good idea? WWJD?>
HERE’S THE STORY India urged to abandon 'dangerous' plan to recover body of U.S. missionary killed by remote tribe
THIS WEEK ON THE PUB CRAWL
* Jael Richardson - Author, Book Columnist on CBC’s “q”, Speaker, Founder of Festival of Literary Diversity
* Craig Lewis - Employment Lawyer
* Ashley David Chapman - VP of Chapman’s Ice Cream
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Ken WhiteleyHe’s been on the show more than any other artist, and he’s back promoting his TORONTO GOSPEL BRUNCH SERIES “A Whiteley Family Special” on Sunday, December 9th @ 2pm at Hugh's Room Live. Brunch Reservations &/or Show Tickets are now available from www.hughsroomlive.com
*Ken Whiteley is a Canadian roots music legend. His musical journey has taken him from jug band, folk and swing to blues, gospel and children's music. Among his numerous accolades, he's been awarded a Canadian Folk Music Award, Genie Award for Best Original Song in a Canadian film, Lifetime Achievement recognition from Folk Music Ontario (Ontario Council of Folk Festivals) and Mariposa Folk Festival. He has also been nominated for 7 Juno awards and 16 Maple Blues Awards. Ken’s live performances showcase his outstanding musicianship on guitars and mandolin, award winning original songs and his powerful vocals, called "...a cross between Pete Seeger and Tony Bennett on 11!" Whether leading his own group, solo or collaborating with peers at blues, folk, children’s festivals and concerts of all sizes, his “...deep knowledge and infectious passion” guarantee good times for all. As a producer of over 140 recording projects, Ken’s productions have garnered 10 Canadian Gold and Platinum records, 4 American Gold records, 22 Juno and 2 Grammy nominations, and sold over 8 million copies.
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