Special Guests

  • Kerri Rawson — (Daughter Of The BTK Killer) - Author of A SERIAL KILLER’S DAUGHTER: My Story Of Hope, Love and Overcoming
    What is it like to learn that your normal, loving father is a serial killer? In 2005, Kerri Rawson heard a knock on the door of her apartment. When she opened it, an FBI agent informed her that her father had been arrested for murdering ten people, including two children. It was then that she learned her father was the notorious serial killer known as BTK, a name he’d given himself that described the horrific way he committed his crimes: bind, torture, kill. As news of his capture spread, Wichita celebrated the end of a thirty-one-year nightmare. For Kerri Rawson, another was just beginning. She was plunged into a black hole of horror and disbelief. The same man who had been a loving father, a devoted husband, church president, Boy Scout leader, and a public servant had been using their family as a cover for his heinous crimes since before she was born. Everything she had believed about her life had been a lie. Written with candor and extraordinary courage, A Serial Killer's Daughter is an unflinching exploration of life with one of America’s most infamous killers and an astonishing tale of personal and spiritual transformation. For all who suffer from unhealed wounds or the crippling effects of violence, betrayal, and anger, Kerri Rawson’s story offers the hope of reclaiming sanity in the midst of madness, rebuilding a life in the shadow of death, and learning to forgive the unforgivable.

  • Kate Petriw and Nina Purewal — Authors of LET THAT SH*T GO: Find Peace Of Mind And Happiness In Your Everyday
    Life is stressful. But it doesn’t have to be. It’s no wonder you can’t calm down: your To-Do list is as long as your arm, your bank balance keeps dropping, you feel guilty for not calling your parents more often and there always seems to be a big deadline to meet at work. You need a serious breather – but you can barely find time to shower, let alone to exercise or meditate. In Let That Sh*t Go, Kate Petriw and Nina Purewal share the wisdom they’ve gained through decades of practicing and teaching others to find peace of mind no matter how busy they are. Learn to put your life in perspective, take each day one step at a time and steal moments of calm amid the chaos. And remember: it’s not worth holding onto that sh*t.

    KATE PETRIW is the founder of Mind Matters, a Toronto-based organization that holds mental health workshops focused on reducing stress and negative thinking patterns and on inspiring happiness. Kate has been practicing mindfulness and meditation for five years.

    NINA PUREWAL is the founder of Pure Minds, an organization that conducts public and corporate workshops on mindfulness and meditation and has more than twelve years of corporate experience in marketing and sales, launching local and global advertising campaigns and working with major Canadian retailers. She has been studying mindfulness for twenty years and practicing meditation for over a decade.

  • Hollie Taylor — Host of GOOD COMPANY on Faith Strong Today & JOY Radio
    On Monday February 4th, www.faithstrongtoday.com begins airing ‘Good Company’ with Hollie Taylor, weekdays from 5:00 – 6:00 PM (ET), Hollie will combine the best in Christian music and talk, streaming live at faithstrongtoday.com and on-air across Canada’s largest market on JOY Radio (CJYE). For the first time in Faith Strong Today’s history, we’ll be connecting with you every weekday in an immediate and topical program. During this interactive hour on faith and culture, Hollie and other Faith Strong Today contributors will discuss a variety of topics, spin today’s hottest hits, and connect with YOU via text messages and social media. The program will also be available on-demand through the ‘My Joy Radio’ app for Apple and Android devices, or catch up with our daily best of podcast. Hollie Taylor has worked in or with Canadian radio for over a decade. Starting at Mix 96 and then Power 92 in Edmonton, she developed a solid base in broadcasting through promotions, community involvement and in the studio. It was her passion for positive entertainment that lead her to AM930 CJCA, where she had the opportunity to work in the news department and then eventually on-air as afternoon drive host. Hollie also had the privilege to help launch 105.9 Shine-FM and assist in presenting applications in front of the CRTC.

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

  • JV’s Boogaloo Squad
    Winnipeg native and Toronto keyboardist Joel Visentin, has a passion for the sound of the Hammond B3 organ. Originally a pianist, the organ first grabbed him while he was studying music at Humber College. He had the immense fortune to see the great Doug Riley in concert at the Humber auditorium, and ever since he has been striving to stand on the shoulders of Doug and other soul/jazz giants like George Benson, Jimmy Smith, Grant Green, and Jack Macduff. In 2015, he joined up with guitarist Adam Beer Colacino and drummer Jeff Halischuk to form his group JV’s Boogaloo Squad. The musical connection was electric and immediately all three recognized that they had stumbled on something greater than the sum of its parts. They have since worked their way up the club circuit becoming a regular fixture at Toronto’s jazz and blues ground zero, The Rex. This summer they were asked to perform at the Markham Jazz Festival where they had the great fortune of playing before living Jazz Organ Legend Dr. Lonnie Smith. In the short time since their inception they have crafted a soulful sound that is simultaneously lost in the thrill of the moment and evoking a timeless musical nostalgia. With an extensive repertoire of classics from the soul hits of Stax and Motown as well as their own original music, no two concerts with JV’s Boogaloo Squad are alike. This blend of the familiar and the unknown, the distant past and the pressing moment keeps music lovers coming back to see them again and again. *JV’S BOOGALOO SQUAD releases their debut masterpiece GOING TO MARKET on Friday, February 15th, and launches a string of dates in Ontario and Quebec, including Kingston, Peterborough, Ottawa, Montreal and finally Thursday, February 21 at Burdock in Toronto.

    **AND… Check out our DrewTube page to watch over 100 videos from some of our previous recording artists.

Love Month

What's Their Secret

  • THE SECRET TO LOVE — During Love Month (February - duh) Drew will be interviewing married couples who have been together for 50+ years, asking them, “What’s their secret?”
    TODAY’S LOVE BIRDS: Dr. Jim & Jane Miller were married in June of 1965 (54 years) and have two sons, one of whom works with legendary broadcaster, Drew Marshall. (YUP - these are Tim The Tool’s parents!)

Love Gurus

  • Dr. Omri Gillath — Attachment Theory Expert, Professor of Psychology, University of Kansas
    Dr. Omri Gillath's riveting TEDx talk explores his trailblazing research on the intrinsic benefits of secure relationships. Combining neuroimaging, gene mapping, and advanced cognitive techniques, his extensive research reveals that a healthy attachment with another person not only leads to happiness, but is integral to overall physical health. *Dr. Gillath’s research focuses on close relationships and their underlying mechanisms. In the past few years he has investigated the psychological aspect of behavioral systems, especially the attachment, caregiving, and sexual mating systems. He’s expanding this work by using neuroimaging techniques, physiological measures, and endocrine markers to examine a diverse range of correlates and underpinnings of socially significant behavioral systems. Dr. Gillath’s work explores the associations between a person's attachment style (relationship style) and goals and behaviors in the caregiving and sexual domains (e.g., ability to provide and receive compassionate care; interest in short- vs. long-term mating strategies). He is also exploring the effects of increasing people's sense of attachment security on their tendency to engage in prosocial behavior, their altruistic and sexual attitudes, and their goals, as well as their attentional strategies. In a separate line of research, Dr. Gillath is looking at online and offline social networks, their characteristics, and the way they change over time. He also looks at the links between one's attachment style and his or her social network.