Jah'Mila - I recently saw Jah'Mila live and I was totally blown away. Amazing presence on stage, confidence and musicianship. You could really tell she knew what she was doing and she'd be doing it for a long time! And the crowd was feeling it. She's sung and toured with the Wailers and now calls Halifax her home. Her roots in Reggae run deep. Her father, Earl “Chinna” Smith toured with Bob Marley, played on a ton of seminal Reggae recordings and even recorded on “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill”. Jah'Mila knows what she is about, which is so refreshing. I really dug this conversation and I really learned a lot. Go see Jah'Mila live if you get the chance! Check out www.jahmilamusic.com.
Purchasing an older home and then funding major renovations is hard enough for two people, let alone one. The numbers can get tricky in the current housing market if you're a solo homeowner. This week on The MapleMoney Show, I brought in an expert. Jordann Brown is a content marketing manager for Zolo and a personal finance expert who writes on topics such as debt management, homeownership, and budgeting. She has been featured in publications including The Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, and CBC. Over the past few years, Jordann has spent a significant amount of money on eco-friendly renovations to her Halifax home. I sat down with Jordann this week to find out more about her experience, and how she manages her budget as a solo homeowner. You can find the show notes for this episode at https://maplemoney.com/197 Do you prefer to invest in socially responsible companies? If so, our sponsor Wealthsimple will help you build a portfolio that focuses on low carbon, cleantech, human rights, and the environment. To get started with Socially Responsible Investing, head over to https://maplemoney.com/wealthsimple today!
The Hamilton Today Podcast with Scott Thompson Today Scott takes a deeper look at the Red Hill Parkway inquiry as the investigation ramps up the heat on Gary Moore. Larry DiIanni, former mayor of Hamilton, joins Scott for his two cents. Despite the pandemic hurting international film production, Hamilton did not lose its reputation in Hollywood and Scott has a look at what is filming in Hamilton with the project manager of Hamilton's film office. The average price of gas has surpassed $2 per litre and Canadians for Affordable Energy president Dan McTeague will always share his piece with Scott. Reggie Cecchini joins Scott for an update on the mass shooting in Buffalo with President Joe Biden's visit to the families affected. It is all coming up on the Hamilton Today Podcast. Guests: Kim Adrovez, senior project manager at the city's film office. Sean Fitz-Gerald, Managing Editor, feature writer with The Athletic. Larry DiIanni. Former Mayor, Lobbyist, City of Hamilton. Dan McTeague, President of Canadians for Affordable Energy, Former Liberal MP. Phil Gurski, President of Borealis Threat and Risk Consulting, Distinguished Fellow with the University of Ottawa's National Security program, and former CSIS analyst. Reggie Cecchini, Washington Correspondent for Global News. Steve Joordens, Professor of Psychology at the University of Toronto. Nelson Wiseman, Professor with the Dept. of Political Science at the University of Toronto. Ross Lord, Senior Digital Broadcast Journalist and Global National's Atlantic correspondent, based in Halifax. Host - Scott Thompson Content Producer – William Erskine Technical/Podcast Producer - William Webber Podcast Co-Producer - Ben Straughan News Anchors – Diana Weeks, Dave Woodard Want to keep up with what happened in Hamilton Today? Subscribe to the podcast! https://omny.fm/shows/scott-thompson-show See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
If you're looking for leaders, look to the Environmental Leadership Program. Halifax Regional Council votes for climate change tax, plus more climate change updates in Canada, and how Canada's helping its citizens adapt to climate change.
Raina Norman, also known as Raina Mermaid, is a professional mermaid in Halifax who is attending the California Mermaid Convention in Sacramento. She tells Mainstreet's Alex Guye "her tail."
Fresh off another scintillating weekend of Canadian Premier League action, the CanPL.ca Newsroom crew is back to break down all four games in reverse order. Kristian Jack and Charlie O'Connor-Clarke avoid dwelling on hockey by jumping right into Valour FC's 1-0 win over York United, as they give some much-deserved credit to the Winnipeg club's two CF Montreal loanees, Sean Rea and Jonathan Sirois, for their heroics at IG Field on Sunday (2:50). After that, they head east to Nova Scotia, where they're joined by Mitchell Tierney for a full discussion of a thrilling 2-2 draw between HFX Wanderers FC and Cavalry FC which featured plenty of set-piece magic and a late equalizer from Daan Klomp for the visitors (16:03). From there, it's all the way to the opposite coast for a chat about Pacific FC's 2-1 home win over FC Edmonton on Saturday night. Alexandre Gangué-Ruzic joins the show first to give his full analysis of the two sides from a competitive contest (27:32). After that, Pacific midfielder Manny Aparicio drops by to share his thoughts on the champions' start to the season -- as well as his side's "recovery day" spin class on Sunday (35:15). Finally, KJ and Charlie return to Ontario to break down a close-fought 1-1 draw between Forge FC and Atlético Ottawa at Tim Hortons Field (48:22), and they end the show with a brief discussion of some breaking news, with dual national Marcelo Flores officially choosing to represent Mexico rather than Canada in international football (1:02:40).
Today is the first day of the Off The Eaten Path Asian Food Festival in Halifax. To guide us through some of the items on offer, host Jeff Douglas was joined by a local ambassador of Korean home cooking, JinHo Baek. He goes by Tall Asian Dad on Facebook where he shares photos, recipes and how-to cooking videos.
Halifax cyclist Jeff White was cut off recently by a driver turning right who seemed not to have seen him. The next thing he knew, he was on the hood of a parked van.
“When you fail, there's gold buried there only if you take the time to dig.” - Alan LazarosMaking mistakes is a guarantee in life. You can't avoid them entirely, no matter what you do.In today's episode, hosts Kevin Palmieri and Alan Lazaros talk about learning more from your mistakes than your successes. Most, if not all, of your mistakes can be excellent learning opportunities. In fact, learning from failure is often the key to success because by getting things wrong, you'll improve your skills and grow in various ways.Important details:Join the June 2 monthly meetup at 6 PM, EST on How To Be A Better Communicator: https://bit.ly/3LgHHBdFREE virtual speeches: https://www.nextleveluniverse.com/next-level-speeches/Download the NLU FREE COURSE now!To learn more about group coaching, click hereNext Level Podcast Solutions - click hereNext Level Business Solutions - click here_______________________We love connecting with you guys! Reach out on LinkedIn, Instagram, or via email Website
It's easy to feel overwhelmed when you're forced to juggle multiple things at work and in your personal life, and these feelings often lead to a sort of productivity paralysis that feeds on itself. Today hosts Kevin Palmieri and Alan Lazaros share how you can minimize the distractions in your life and jumpstart your productivity. The most important thing about staying productive is never giving into hopeless feelings. Keep moving forward, and soon, a once overwhelming workload will seem like a piece of cake.Important details:FREE virtual speeches: https://www.nextleveluniverse.com/next-level-speeches/Download the NLU FREE COURSE now!To learn more about group coaching, click hereNext Level Podcast Solutions - click hereNext Level Business Solutions - click here_______________________We love connecting with you guys! Reach out on LinkedIn, Instagram, or via email Website
The universe wanted this Bonus Episode with Chad Peck of Kestrels to happen. A fuzzy, reverb-drenched power-pop band from Halifax, Nova Scotia who excel at crafting huge-sounding songs with big hooks and ripping riffs, Kestrels came to us out of the ether of Twitter and was as patient as an angel. Now we are good pals with Chad, who teaches high school English by day and rocks out by night.
Busy Hour 3 of Boomer in the Morning. Cam Moon Host of Oilers Hockey breaks down Game 6's win and tee's up Game 7 and what a potential Battle of Alberta in Round 2 could mean to the province? Tommy Wheeldon Jr. manager of Cavalry FC drops by to talk about this weekend's tilt in Halifax. Speargrass Golf Show!
When you're a child, you don't care about money. All your needs are met, and perhaps much more. All that's left is playtime, exploration, and discovery. Then you grow up, and everything seems like it's all about the money. In today's episode, hosts Kevin Palmieri and Alan Lazaros discuss the importance of doing things you passionately want to do instead of doing it because it earns you a lot. When you are given a chance to serve and impact someone else's life, take it because you want that opportunity, not because it pays.Let Kevin and Alan leave your audience with a lifetime of inspiration through their FREE virtual speeches: https://www.nextleveluniverse.com/next-level-speeches/What are you waiting for? Grab this FREE COURSE now!For group coaching details, click here_______________________We love connecting with you guys! Reach out on LinkedIn, Instagram, or via email Website
Welcome to The Voice of Retail. I'm your host Michael LeBlanc. This podcast is brought to you in conjunction with Retail Council of Canada.In this special episode, I am thrilled to be sharing an excerpt from my The Food Professor podcast with Dr. Sylvain Charlebois. Our very special guest for this episode is Richard Scofield, Président et Chef de la direction at Groupe St-Hubert. We start by asking Richard to assess the health of the brand today versus his ambition for the business -is he at where he wants to be as a team and leadership and in the minds of consumers. Next, Lots of chicken is found in restaurants, but St-Hubert stands above the rest. If we think of serving a good chicken as table stakes from a strategy point of view in a chicken restaurant, what differentiators does the business have /does he pursue that contribute to their success. Then we talk risks to the company, franchisee governance, and products coming to a grocery shelf near you! Thanks for tuning into this special episode of The Voice of Retail. If you haven't already, be sure and click subscribe on your favourite podcast platform so new episodes will land automatically twice a week, and check out my other retail industry media properties; the Remarkable Retail podcast, the Conversations with CommerceNext podcast, and the Food Professor podcast. Last but not least, if you are into BBQ, check out my all new YouTube barbecue show, Last Request Barbeque, with new episodes each and every week! I'm your host Michael LeBlanc, President of M.E. LeBlanc & Company & Maven Media, and if you're looking for more content, or want to chat follow me on LinkedIn, or visit my website meleblanc.co! Have a safe week everyone!About RichardIn October 2015, Richard Scofield was appointed President of Les Rôtisseries St-Hubert and in charge of the entire restaurant division for St-Hubert Group. Since joining the company, Mr. Scofield has had a fantastic career progression. Knowing how to rally teams around a common vision, Mr. Scofield developed strong collaborative leadership over the years and implemented various strategies that helped the network to achieve enviable results on the market.Richard Scofield joined Les Rôtisseries St-Hubert in April 2004 as General Manager. For more than five years, his mandate was, among other things, to ensure the solid and healthy evolution of the Express concept. Since 2004, Mr. Scofield has succeeded in various leadership roles at the Head Office, from Supervisor for all corporate rotisseries to Assistant Director for Express locations. Within this role, Richard was responsible for ensuring the sound operations of all franchises and corporate Express locations, development and new openings of this concept.In January 2010, Mr. Scofield became a Director of Operations and was responsible for all franchised and corporate rotisseries, new openings and recruiting franchisees. In November 2011, he was promoted to become the new Vice-President of Operations.The one who came from a family of restaurant owners and was himself owner of Pizzédelic restaurants in the early 2000s was also mandated by RECIPE in December 2017 to manage the Harvey's banner in Quebec. He joined St-Hubert Foundation Board of Directors as an Administrator since its creation and involve himself in several causes, especially the ITHQ. About Sylvain CharleboisDr. Sylvain Charlebois is a Professor in food distribution and policy in the Faculties of Management and Agriculture at Dalhousie University in Halifax. He is also the Senior Director of the Agri-food Analytics Lab, also located at Dalhousie University. Before joining Dalhousie, he was affiliated with the University of Guelph's Arrell Food Institute, which he co-founded. Known as “The Food Professor”, his current research interest lies in the broad area of food distribution, security and safety. Google Scholar ranks him as one of the world's most cited scholars in food supply chain management, food value chains and traceability.He has authored five books on global food systems, his most recent one published in 2017 by Wiley-Blackwell entitled “Food Safety, Risk Intelligence and Benchmarking”. He has also published over 500 peer-reviewed journal articles in several academic publications. Furthermore, his research has been featured in several newspapers and media groups, including The Lancet, The Economist, the New York Times, the Boston Globe, the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, BBC, NBC, ABC, Fox News, Foreign Affairs, the Globe & Mail, the National Post and the Toronto Star.Dr. Charlebois sits on a few company boards, and supports many organizations as a special advisor, including some publicly traded companies. Charlebois is also a member of the Scientific Council of the Business Scientific Institute, based in Luxemburg. Dr. Charlebois is a member of the Global Food Traceability Centre's Advisory Board based in Washington DC, and a member of the National Scientific Committee of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) in Ottawa. About MichaelMichael is the Founder & President of M.E. LeBlanc & Company Inc and a Senior Advisor to Retail Council of Canada as part of his advisory and consulting practice. He brings 25+ years of brand/retail/marketing & eCommerce leadership experience and has been on the front lines of retail industry change for his entire career. He has delivered keynotes, hosted fire-side discussions with C-level executives and participated on thought leadership panels worldwide. Michael was recently added to ReThink Retail's prestigious Top 100 Global Retail Influencers for a second year in 2022. Michael is also the producer and host of a network of leading podcasts, including Canada's top retail industry podcast, The Voice of Retail, plus the Remarkable Retail with author Steve Dennis, Global E-Commerce Tech Talks and The Food Professor with Dr. Sylvain Charlebois. Most recently, Michael launched Conversations with CommerceNext, a podcast focussed on retail eCommerce, digital marketing and retail careers - all available on Apple, Spotify, Amazon Music and all major podcast platforms. Michael is also the producer and host of the “Last Request Barbeque” channel on YouTube where he cooks meals to die for and influencer riches.
In this week's Q&A, hosts Kevin Palmieri and Alan Lazaros respond to the questions that were sent in during the live podcast episode #967 - Who MUST You Become To Accomplish Your Dreams? They answer questions about finding the balance between external and internal results, working past subconscious dislikes, figuring out where to start achieving your dreams, and more.Let Kevin and Alan leave your audience with a lifetime of inspiration through their FREE virtual speeches: https://www.nextleveluniverse.com/next-level-speeches/What are you waiting for? Grab this FREE COURSE now!For group coaching details, click here_______________________We love connecting with you guys! Reach out on LinkedIn, Instagram, or via email Website
Michelle Porter from Souls Harbour Rescue Mission in Halifax brings us up to date on the damage that was caused by a fire at the shelter last night. Scott Tingley from the Department of Natural Resources and Renewables updates us on the large wildfire in Yarmouth County. And on the phone-in: Memorable thrift store finds.
NSGEU members will be picking a new president at their annual convention in Halifax. Current president Jason MacLean first got involved in the union when he was a correctional officer in Cape Breton. He talks about why has chosen not to re-offer this time around, and what's next.
We hear from outgoing NSGEU President Jason MacLean as NSGEU prepares to elect a new president at their convention in Halifax.
More often than not, weekends mean rest and relaxation. It's those days of the week when you don't have to think about work, and you get to chill with friends and family. But it's a different story when you're trying to get to your next level. In today's episode, hosts Kevin Palmieri and Alan Lazaros talk about the importance of planning your whole week for growth, even the weekends. You don't have to do the 8-hour workday on Saturdays and Sundays – a couple of hours still mean progress.Let Kevin and Alan leave your audience with a lifetime of inspiration through their FREE virtual speeches: https://www.nextleveluniverse.com/next-level-speeches/What are you waiting for? Grab this FREE COURSE now!For group coaching details, click here_______________________We love connecting with you guys! Reach out on LinkedIn, Instagram, or via email Website
Kenneth joins us from his home in Toronto. He is an award winning and best selling author of numerous novels for young readers. He is famed for writing Airborn, the Silverwing Trilogy and now his latest novels, Bloom and its sequels, Hatch and Thrive. This was a fun conversation. He grew up on Vancouver Island on the Pacific coast and spent a few uncomplicated, happy pre-teen years in Halifax, on the Atlantic. Kenneth wanted to be a writer from a very young age, being pig-headed about his vocation from the very beginning. We naturally delve into themes that are important to us on Behind Greatness. Kenneth explains how childhood experiences run parallel throughout our lives, informing also our decisions today. He chats with us about taking pleasure in creation and the quiet, solitary, undramatic process that he invests in to find that pleasure. We discuss the power of encouragement as a lifeblood to pursuing creation and the importance of listening to dreams (encouragement: so easy a word and so elusive for many of us). And, we hark back to a reference from episode 24 with Mike Narducci regarding creativity – to Kenneth existing as a simmering well. “The are fewer things more powerful than an idea.” Indeed. To DONATE to the Behind Greatness podcast, please visit here: https://behindgreatness.org. As a charity, tax receipts are issued to donors. Behind Greatness IG: @behindgreatnesspodcast & @inspire_north Kenneth, Website: www.kennethoppel.ca FB: www.facebook.com/kennethoppelfan YT: www.youtube.com/user/kennethoppel TW: @kennethoppel
Meggan is in love with Bar Habor Maine, and as she gets ready to go back after 2 years of being away, she shares her favorite places to eat, drink and explore.From getting outdoors in Acadia National Park or Bar Island to having a great breakfast at Two Cats or Thrive Juice Bar & Kitchen and drinks in the evening at the Cottage Street Pub and so much in between - join us for the inside scoop and you might want to visit too!Support the Travel Mug Podcast by buying us a coffee! You'll make our day & you'll get access to fun stuff like bloopers and extra content.GRAB OUR MASTER PACKING LIST HERE*****************************************We are travel enthusiasts who do not claim to be professionals! Instead we are two Halifax, NS natives with travel blogs who somehow found one another on the internet and now, we have a podcast!!Join us every two weeks as we talk about our favourite destinations, travel tips, travel fails and all things travel!We have a big passion for travelling and talking about travel so we hope you will listen and join the conversation.You can find us here:FacebookInstagramJenn's Travel Blog Jenn's YouTube channelMeggan's Travel BlogMeggan and husband Peter's YouTubeDisclaimer - all episodes are our opinions/experiences, always do your research and make travel plans based on your budget and comfort levels.
When we set goals, there are steps we have to take to achieve them. That includes shifting and tweaking a little of ourselves, values, and mindsets. In this week's live podcast, hosts Kevin Palmieri and Alan Lazaros share how you can develop the right abilities, attributes, morals, and attitudes to achieve your dreams. Setting goals is only the tip of the iceberg called growth; taking action and proactively making positive changes is the real challenge.Recommended listen: Bronnie Ware - The Top 5 Regrets Of The Dying https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvUm4Zc6Jhs&tLet Kevin and Alan leave your audience with a lifetime of inspiration through their FREE virtual speeches: https://www.nextleveluniverse.com/next-level-speeches/What are you waiting for? Grab this FREE COURSE now!For group coaching details, click here_______________________We love connecting with you guys! Reach out on LinkedIn, Instagram, or via email Website
This episode is sponsored by Ana Luisa Jewelry offering a special discount for our listeners. Anne Lister is THRIVING thanks our guest Sally Wainwright, the creator of Gentleman Jack , now in its second season on HBO. Whether or not you've seen the show, this is the perfect episode to learn more about one of the most fascinating d*kes who never got her due in our history books. Sally talks about the breadth and quality of Anne's diaries and how they shaped the show. Yes, we ask about the pube lockets. But we also talk about so much more! Also, for all of you Last Tango in Halifax fans, we ask her about it. Looking for more content? Head to our Patreon to hear Melody's most INSANE dating app story. -Get extra content EACH WEEK, Ad Free episodes, support the pod, and get to know other listeners by joining our Patreon community. If you can't support the pod on a monthly basis, please consider tipping us through Paypal or purchasing 1-on-1s and cameos through Jemi. We truly appreciate it! -We've got MERCH. -For related content, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram -Help more folks find us and Leave Us a 5-star Review if you like what you hear! -Theme song by There Is No Mountain Sponsors: Carpe: mycarpe.com use code DYKINGOUT for 25% off your first purchase Helix: Helixsleep.com/dykingout for up to $200 off your purchase BetterHelp: As a listener, you'll get 10% off your first month by visiting our sponsor at betterhelp.com/do Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
A month ago the province introduced a tax rebate for people looking to conceive but there were still inequities in fertility treatment for single people and LGBTQ couples. Now, those are gone. CBCs Brittany Wentzell spoke with Dr. Heather Cockwell, who is with Atlantic Assisted Reproductive Therapies in Halifax .
There are times when we feel like rockstars because we get things done with so much energy, passion, and enthusiasm. Then there are those times when we question if we're doing the right thing because we're not going anywhere. In today's episode, hosts Kevin Palmieri and Alan Lazaros talk about the importance of understanding your perspective of time. Once you define what your relationship with time is, you have complete control over any situation and there will be no resistance to the results you are aiming for.Let Kevin and Alan leave your audience with a lifetime of inspiration through their FREE virtual speeches: https://www.nextleveluniverse.com/next-level-speeches/What are you waiting for? Grab this FREE COURSE now!For group coaching details, click here_______________________We love connecting with you guys! Reach out on LinkedIn, Instagram, or via email Website
Miss our most recent episode? Busy schedule keeping you from listening to your favourite podcast? We got you! Enjoy this snippet from "The Republic of Manitobah (LIVE)".You can find the full episode and the rest of our content on your favourite podcast platform or on our website.
After some delays and confusion, two immersive experiences of Vincent Van Gogh's work that were set to finally go ahead this week in Halifax will merge into one experience – Beyond Van Gogh. Art historian Fanny Curtat talks about the show and the enduring popularity of Van Gogh.
SAVE THE LAST WORD FOR ME #6: Chatting with podcaster, audio dramatist, collaborator, voice actor and friend Jack Ward (03/2017) Again from our archives, we present the 6th episode of a discussion podcast that I had high hopes for, but which only went for 9 episodes or so. But the discussions are fun and if you're interested in voice actors' lives, we delve pretty deep in these interviews. Jack Ward is the creator and co-host of "The Sonic Society", a long-running weekly podcast out of Halifax, Nova Scotia that showcases new audio dramas. He featured my first two episodes of "Pulp-Pourri Theatre" back in 2013, no questions asked, even though the productions themselves were, to be honest, questionable. But we have become good friends, and have collaborated on many projects since then, and have joined with a handful of other like-minded individuals to create the Mutual Audio Network. Jack is the head-man at the tiller though, make no mistake. Anyway, this interview was fun and I hope you enjoy it.
In this episode of Golf in the Commonwealth, Chris Lang chats with aspiring young professional golfer Peter Gasperini. A two-time VSGA Amateur semifinalist from Halifax who played for five years at Radford University before transferring to VCU, Gasperini recently qualified for conditional status on PGA Tour Canada. He has his foot in the door, as he says, and he's ready to put in the work to make his professional dream a reality.
Welcome to The Voice of Retail. I'm your host Michael LeBlanc. This podcast is brought to you in conjunction with Retail Council of Canada.On this special episode I am thrilled to be sharing an excerpt from my The Food Professor podcast with Dr. Sylvain Charlebois. Our very special guest is Carl Goyette President & CEO at GURU Organic Energy. Based in Quebec, GURU is succeeding in the highly competitive energy drink category, with a significant share of space in the convenience store, health store and grocery store categories.Carl shares his back story, from enjoying the brand as a consumer to rising to the CEO, and shares lessons in innovation, differentiation, and competition in a global category that continues to grow. About CarlCreative, optimistic and confident leader with +20 years of international experience and documented success in leveraging outstanding people leadership skills to build high performing teams. Proven track record at creating and executing transformational change strategies. Demonstrated success in strategic planning, marketing and sales to to generate profitable growth.Key areas of expertise include:• People Engagement • Effective Agency Partnerships • Strategic Brand Marketing• Change Management • Sales Force Management • B2B & B2C MarketingABOUT GURUGURU is a vibrant and fast-growing beverage company that pioneered the world's first all-natural energy drink back in 1999. The company markets GURU Energy Drink mainly across Canada and the USThrough its corporate philosophy and its beverages, GURU gives good energy for people to make great things, reminding that, with the right dose of will, inspiration and energy, achieving great results is within everyone's reach. The company has its head office in Montreal, Canada and sales offices in the U.S About UsDr. Sylvain CharleboisDr. Sylvain Charlebois is a Professor in food distribution and policy in the Faculties of Management and Agriculture at Dalhousie University in Halifax. He is also the Senior Director of the Agri-food Analytics Lab, also located at Dalhousie University. Before joining Dalhousie, he was affiliated with the University of Guelph's Arrell Food Institute, which he co-founded. Known as “The Food Professor”, his current research interest lies in the broad area of food distribution, security and safety. Google Scholar ranks him as one of the world's most cited scholars in food supply chain management, food value chains and traceability.He has authored five books on global food systems, his most recent one published in 2017 by Wiley-Blackwell entitled “Food Safety, Risk Intelligence and Benchmarking”. He has also published over 500 peer-reviewed journal articles in several academic publications. Furthermore, his research has been featured in several newspapers and media groups, including The Lancet, The Economist, the New York Times, the Boston Globe, the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, BBC, NBC, ABC, Fox News, Foreign Affairs, the Globe & Mail, the National Post and the Toronto Star.Dr. Charlebois sits on a few company boards, and supports many organizations as a special advisor, including some publicly traded companies. Charlebois is also a member of the Scientific Council of the Business Scientific Institute, based in Luxemburg. Dr. Charlebois is a member of the Global Food Traceability Centre's Advisory Board based in Washington DC, and a member of the National Scientific Committee of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) in Ottawa.Thanks for tuning into this special episode of The Voice of Retail. If you haven't already, be sure and click subscribe on your favourite podcast platform so new episodes will land automatically twice a week, and check out my other retail industry media properties; the Remarkable Retail podcast, the Conversations with CommerceNext podcast, and the Food Professor podcast. Last but not least, if you are into BBQ, check out my all new YouTube barbecue show, Last Request Barbeque, with new episodes each and every week! I'm your host Michael LeBlanc, President of M.E. LeBlanc & Company & Maven Media, and if you're looking for more content, or want to chat follow me on LinkedIn, or visit my website meleblanc.co! Have a safe week everyone! About MichaelMichael is the Founder & President of M.E. LeBlanc & Company Inc and a Senior Advisor to Retail Council of Canada as part of his advisory and consulting practice. He brings 25+ years of brand/retail/marketing & eCommerce leadership experience and has been on the front lines of retail industry change for his entire career. He has delivered keynotes, hosted fire-side discussions with C-level executives and participated on thought leadership panels worldwide. Michael was recently added to ReThink Retail's prestigious Top 100 Global Retail Influencers for a second year in 2022. Michael is also the producer and host of a network of leading podcasts, including Canada's top retail industry podcast, The Voice of Retail, plus the Remarkable Retail with author Steve Dennis, Global E-Commerce Tech Talks and The Food Professor with Dr. Sylvain Charlebois. Most recently, Michael launched Conversations with CommerceNext, a podcast focussed on retail eCommerce, digital marketing and retail careers - all available on Apple, Spotify, Amazon Music and all major podcast platforms. Michael is also the producer and host of the “Last Request Barbeque” channel on YouTube where he cooks meals to die for and influencer riches.
Dawn Arnold is the mayor of Moncton. Mike Savage is the mayor of Halifax.
This week on the OTCBPodcast, we get you set for the opening round of the NLL Playoffs with four fantastic friends of the show. When the Rock and Thunderbirds start things off Friday Night, Jon Abbott will have the best seat in the house along side Pat inside First Ontario Centre. We discuss the value of Nick Rose, the importance of a hot start and whether or not Halifax can indeed stop the Rock. The West semi-finals gets underway in Calgary as the Roughnecks and Mammoth renew their historic, yet very one-sided rivalry. Jamie Shewchuk has played in a few of those games and breaks down the best goalie matchup in round 1, two-3headed monsters as well trying slow down the transition game. On Saturday, once again the East begins the festivities when Buffalo hosts Albany in what should be a very rough and tumble lacrosse game. Steve Bermel will have colour duties for this one and we ask him if the Bandits will unleash the hounds, can Dougie steal this game and who's depth will play a bigger role. Finally, Cooper Perkins checks in from San Diego as the West's top-seeded Seals welcome the wild card Wings. Just a few weeks ago, the Wings got their one and only win against a team above .500 and it just so happened to be against the Seals. In a one-and-done showdown, can lightening strike twice? Plus thumbs-up, thumbs-down and our most ludicrous BoxBet of the year on this week's OTCB.
A gift from St Matthew's Church to the people of Halifax: the congregation on Barrington Street wants to redevelop its property to better serve the needs of the public.
Today marks Red Dress Day, a national day of awareness for missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. One event in Halifax will focus on a call to action.
Pravrajika Divyanandaprana is a monastic member of Sri Sarada Math and is currently the Editor of the English journal Samvit published in New Delhi. She has been Principal of Nivedita Vidya Mandir School from 2014 to 2019. She specializes in Yoga-Vedanta. In addition to studying the Ramakrishna-Vivekananda literature, she has extensively studied the Yoga-Vedanta texts based on these twin philosophies which include the Patanjali's Yoga Sutras, Raja Yoga, Upanishads, and the Prakarana Granthas (auxiliary scriptures of Vedanta like Vedantasara, Vivekachudamani, etc.) along with their commentaries. A gold medallist and topper, Pravrajika Divyanandaprana has a unique combination of knowledge in the conventional sciences and traditional Yogic and Vedantic texts. Pravrajika Divyanandaprana has been lecturing all over India since 2010, including at the Indian Institute of Technology campuses in Madras, Delhi (she has spoken many times at Vivekananda Study Circle of IIT-Delhi), Kharagpur, Mumbai, and Kanpur; Indian Institute of Science Bangalore; Delhi University; Vivekananda International Centre; Ramakrishna Mission; Engineering and Medical Colleges in Mumbai, Pune, and Kolkata; and sometimes in schools. She offers courses on Yoga-Vedanta every semester at IIT Delhi. The courses are available on YouTube at IIT's official channel: NRCVEE IIT Delhi. She has traveled to hold classes or deliver lectures in South Africa at Cape Town, Durban, Ladysmith, and Kwa Zulu Natal University among other places. Subsequently, she traveled to Ireland, Great Britain, UAE, and recently to Canada for talks, lectures, and scriptural discussions. She has spoken at Imperial College and Logan Hall, London University in 2013. In May 2018, she was in Toronto, Ottawa, Halifax, and Nova Scotia where she gave a number of talks on Self-Knowledge, exploring the Subjective Sciences, and finding the interface between Subjective-Objective Sciences. She has extensively traveled in the US and addressed Vedanta Societies of Iowa, Washington DC, and so on. Purdue University hosted her talk on Mind Management recently. LinkedIn Page "Eternal Truth" YouTube channel with many videos, including the Upanishads classes mentioned in the interview. If you subscribe to the channel, you'll be notified when classes resume. VivekaVani YouTube channel with many more videos. Books: Science of Happiness (Amazon India) Self-Discovery (Amazon India) U.S. Book Contact - (Ask to be notified when books become available.) Discussion of this interview in the BatGap Community Facebook Group. Transcript of this interview Interview recorded May 1, 2022. Video and audio below. Audio also available as a Podcast.
There's something both terrifying and fascinating about explosions. Basic curiosity demands that we see what's going on, while our survival instinct tells us to run. When a fireworks factory in the Netherlands went up in flames back in 2000, onlookers thought the multi-colored sparks and smoke would be the extent. They had no idea it would become one of the largest disasters in that country's history. Almost a hundred years earlier, a ship in the busy port of Halifax, Nova Scotia detonated, becoming the most powerful human-made blast prior to the atomic bomb. The thing about an accidental explosion is, you'll never see it coming! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sexual difficulties are common, and they can be highly distressing. They don't have to mean the end of your sex life, though. Fortunately, most difficulties can be resolved and you can get back to having satisfying sex. However, people often don't know where to begin when it comes to dealing with sexual difficulties, from telling a partner about it to finding a solution. So, let's talk about it! I am joined today by Dr. Natalie Rosen, an Associate Professor in the Departments of Psychology and Neuroscience and Obstetrics & Gynaecology at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Natalie is a sex and relationship therapist who has published over 125 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on sexual dysfunction. Some of the topics we explore in this episode include: How to start healthy and productive conversations about sexual difficulties with a partner. How to manage low sexual desire. How to deal effectively with sexual pain. How to reset your beliefs around sex in a way that can improve sexual function. How to prevent porn from becoming a problem in your relationship. How to better manage emotions in a relationship so that they don't interfere with sexual satisfaction or contribute to sexual difficulties. Check out Natalie's previous appearance on the show in Episode 88, where we discuss how to navigate sex during pregnancy and parenthood. To learn more about Natalie or participate in one of her upcoming studies, visit natalieorosen.com. The Kinsey Institute's (kinseyinstitute.org) 75th anniversary is underway and you are invited to join in the celebration! Check out their show, "Intimate Forms," featuring the work of Emilio Sanchez at the Cook Center on Indiana University's campus. Or catch the show "Psychopathia Sexualis," featuring the work of Austin Osman Spare at Iceberg Projects in Chicago. Thanks to the Modern Sex Therapy Institutes (modernsextherapyinstitutes.com) for sponsoring this episode! This podcast was made on Zencastr. Join Zencastr today and receive 40% off of their professional plan for 3 months with my exclusive discount code: sexandpsych *** Want to learn more about Sex and Psychology? Click here for previous articles or follow the blog on Facebook, Twitter, or Reddit to receive updates. You can also follow Dr. Lehmiller on YouTube and Instagram. Listen and stream all episodes on Apple, Spotify, Google, or Amazon. Subscribe to automatically receive new episodes and please rate and review the podcast! Credits: Jonathan Raz (Podcast editing) and Shutterstock/Florian (Music). Image created with Canva; photos used with permission of guest.
Rachele Manett is the winner of the 2022 Sexcellence Award by Sexual Health Nova Scotia. The education coordinator with Venus Envy in Halifax spoke with host Jeff Douglas about how they become interested in sex education, and helping others navigate what can be uncomfortable conversations.
In this episode, Jack takes Sonic Speaks on a tour of Halifax and Sackville with the visiting Lothar Tuppan from Ninth Tower Productions, The Amigos Collective and the United Artists of Audio from The Mutual Audio Network! (Warning sound is sketchy in some places) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
From 1989 to 2006, over the course of 932 episodes, Street Cents served as the only consumer affairs show for young adults in Canada. It would also have a big impact on the Halifax film industry, and even bring about another famous show, Trailer Park Boys. Get 20% off your Manscaped order by going to www.manscaped.com and using the code EHX Support: www.patreon.com/canadaehx Donate: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/craigU Donate: www.canadaehx.com E-mail: email@example.com Twitter: www.twitter.com/craigbaird Instagram: @Bairdo37 YouTube: www.youtube.com/c/canadianhistoryehx
During pregnancy and parenthood, it's not uncommon for sex to decrease and/or become less pleasurable. When this happens, it can potentially spill over and create broader relationship and intimacy issues. So how can you maintain satisfying sex lives and relationships during the transition to parenthood? Let's talk about it! This episode is all about common sexual questions and concerns that arise during pregnancy and parenthood and how you can keep the spark alive once kids enter the picture. I am joined by Dr. Natalie Rosen, an Associate Professor in the Departments of Psychology and Neuroscience and Obstetrics & Gynaecology at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Natalie is a sex and relationship therapist who has published over 125 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on sexual dysfunction. Some of the topics we explore in this episode include: Is it usually safe to have sex during pregnancy? What do you need to know when it comes to maintaining sexual satisfaction during pregnancy? When can you start having sex again after giving birth? And what do you need to know about sexual health and function in the postpartum period? How can new parents navigate discrepancies in sexual desire? How are men and women similar vs. different in terms of the sexual concerns they have during parenthood? How do you make space (and time) for sex once you have kids? When is it time to consult a sex or relationship therapist, and how do you find a competent professional? To learn more about Natalie or participate in one of her upcoming studies, visit natalieorosen.com. And for more resources and information on navigating sex and parenthood, visit postbabyhankypanky.com Get confidence where it counts with BlueChew! Their online service delivers the same active ingredients as Viagra and Cialis in chewable tablets at a fraction of the cost. Listeners can try BlueChew FREE by using promo code PSYCH at checkout; just pay $5 shipping. Visit https://bluechew.com to learn more. Level-up your intimate life with Beducated, the Netflix of better sex! They have a whole library of online courses to teach you what you need to know. Enjoy a free trial today and get 70% off their yearly pass by using my last name - LEHMILLER - as the coupon code. Sign up now at: http://beducate.me/pd2215-lehmiller The Kinsey Institute's (kinseyinstitute.org) 75th anniversary is underway and you are invited to join in the celebration! Follow @kinseyinstitute on social media to learn more about upcoming events. Also, please consider a gift or donation to the Institute to support sex research and education. Click here to donate. *** Want to learn more about Sex and Psychology? Click here for previous articles or follow the blog on Facebook, Twitter, or Reddit to receive updates. You can also follow Dr. Lehmiller on YouTube and Instagram. Listen and stream all episodes on Apple, Spotify, Google, or Amazon. Subscribe to automatically receive new episodes and please rate and review the podcast! Credits: Jonathan Raz (Podcast editing) and Shutterstock/Florian (Music). Image created with Canva; photos used with permission of guest.
Todays' episode is with Dr. Andrea Dempsey. Dr. Andrea Dempsey was born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. She was fortunate enough to live overseas in Europe and Saudi Arabia as a child because of her father's international work. She returned to Canada and earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She went on to complete her medical degree at Ponce School of Medicine, Puerto Rico. Dr. Dempsey went on to specialize in Internal Medicine at Maricopa County Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona. She relocated to Las Vegas in 2006 where she completed her third year of Internal Medicine residency at University Medical Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, and became board certified in Internal Medicine. In 2009, Dr. Dempsey took the oath to become a U.S. citizen and now holds dual citizenship with the U.S. and Canada. She enjoys working in the outpatient setting as well as seeing her patients in the hospital. She has hospital privileges at Mountain View Hospital and provides hospital coverage at Summerlin Hospital as well.
The investigation of a 33-year-old case continues in Dauphin County, where 17-year-old Tracy Kroh, of Halifax, went missing in 1989. Harri Leigh, a reporter with Fox43 in York, Pa., joins to discuss the latest developments. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nova Scotia, April 18-19, 2020 Over a period of thirteen hours 51 year old denturist Gabriel Wortman, dressed as a police officer and driving a replica police car, carried out Canada's most deadly act of mass murder. In this ongoing series Nighttime will explore the many elements of this tragic story. What happened, why it happened, and what could have been done to stop him. In this episode, I'll be joined by Paul Palango to discuss the book launch party he held in Halifax on April 24th, as well, we break down recent developments related to the mass shootings. Links: the Nova Scotia Mass Shooting Series: https://www.nighttimepodcast.com/nova-scotia-rampage Join the Nova Scotia Mass Casualty Discussion Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/novascotiamasscasualty Send a tip related to this case: https://www.nighttimepodcast.com/contact Buy 22 Murders by Paul Palango: https://apple.co/3K84iiI Provide feedback and comments on the episode: nighttimepodcast.com/contact Subscribe to the show: premium feed:https://www.patreon.com/Nighttimepodcast apple podcasts: https://applepodcasts.com/nighttime Musical Theme: Noir Toyko by Monty Datta Contact: Website: https://www.nighttimepodcast.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/NightTimePod Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NightTimePod Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nighttimepod Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/nighttimepodcast Premium Feed: https://www.patreon.com/Nighttimepodcast See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
It's the return of our ocassional series, We Can't Have Nice Things. This week, we look at radio contest and promotions that went badly wrong, often at the draft stage. Free nude wedding anyone? 1-star review shirt! and shirt raising money for Ukraine Red Cross at yourbrainonfacts.com/merch 02:45 Radio Luxembourg's Ice Block Challenge 06:02 Bait & switch 10:12 Rules are rules 17:36 Review and news 20:40 No accounting for taste 22:15 Library of Chaos 27:27 Good, better, breast 30:08 Playing matchmaker Links to all the research resources are on the website. Hang out with your fellow Brainiacs. Reach out and touch Moxie on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Become a patron of the podcast arts! Patreon or Ko-Fi. Or buy the book and a shirt. Music: Kevin MacLeod, Bobby Richards . Canadian radio station AMP Radio in Calgary, caused a lot of buzz with a promotion called “Bank it or Burn it” which asked listeners to vote whether they should #BANK C$5,000 and give it away to a listener, or #BURN the money, literally. With 54% of the votes, the option to #BURN emerged victorious, and AMP Radio burned C$5,000 and put it on YouTube. A YouTube video was posted of the station's morning show hosts throwing the bills into an incinerator. AMP Radio defended their actions noting that businesses can easily spend C$5,000 on marketing in a week, and that their promotion has garnered a lot of talk, but at what price? While this promotion received a lot of attention, the vast majority of it came from outraged Calgarians claiming that they would no longer be listening to station. However, that hasn't stopped AMP Radio from continuing the promotion. The second phase is currently underway, and this time C$10,000 is at stake. Radio stunts, and their shifty cousins, radio hoaxes, have been with us since the early days of broadcasting as a favorite marketing tool to gain listeners and advertising sponsors. Orson Welles' 1938 "War of the Worlds," caused widespread panic among listeners, who actually believed Martians were invading. The fallout can range from disappointment to embarassment to property damage, crimes against the person, and even deaths. You probably recall the incident in California in 2007 where a contest called Hold Your Wee for a Wii, where contestants had to drink a large volume of water and the last person to go to the bathroom would win a video game console, resulted in a woman's death from acute water intoxication. New Yorkers are unlikely to forget the day "shock jocks" Opie and Anthony finally went too far with a contest that encouraged people to have sex in public, with one couple opting to have their dalience in St. Patrick's Cathedral. Today's topic was voted on by our patrons, including our newest member Paul D and Pigeon and our All that and Brain Too supporters, David N and EmicationLikely, who just got a bonus mini dealing specifically with radio pranks while I struggle, and struggle it is, to confine this episode to promotions and contests. The pranks go way, way worse. Patrons get early, ad-free episodes, but you can also get a glimpse of next week's show and what it's like hanging out in the booth with me by following my tiktok; I've start live-streaming *some of the recording process. There's nothing new under the sun and that applies to radio contests as much as anything else in life. Take Radio Luxembourg's and the ice block expedition of 1958. The challenge: to transport three metric tonnes of ice from the arctic circle to the equator, without the benefit of any form of refrigeration. The prize was set at 100,000 francs per kilo of ice that made it to its destination as a solid, or about a million bucks per tonne in today's money. Radio Luxembourg felt they could put their money where their mouth is since who could transport ice that far without refrigeration? The contest drew fewer hopefuls than your average ‘say the phrase that pays' call-in, but the Norwegian company Glassvatt took them up on it. A company that produced fiberglass insulation, incidentally, and is still in business today. Ice was cut out of the Svartisen glacier in 200kg blocks, flown to the nearest town, and melted together into a single 3,050kg block of ice. It was then wrapped in the company's signature glass wool and placed in an iron container on a truck donated by the Scania company and fueled with with gas donated by Shell. This was an opportunity for publicity for everyone involved, not just the radio station. Together with a film crew and a van full of equipment, they expedition set off from the Norwegian city of Mo i Rana on February 22, 1959, stopping in Oslo to pick up over 600 lbs/300kg of medicine to schlep along to a hospital in Lambarene, Gabon, because when else was so much cold storage going to be going that way? They made stops in Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, France, which was the comparatively easy bit, then on to Algeria, Niger, and finally Gabon. That's when the going got tough. Not a lot of paved roads across the desert, plus Algeria was in the midst of a civil war for independence from France. Getting stuck in the sand was a frequent occurrence that cost them hours of digging-out time in the 120degF/50C heat, and their supply of water ironically rather limited. It took a month a day, but they did it! And the giant block of ice had only lost about 11% of its weight to melting, so even if Radio Luxemborg didn't pro-rate for partial tons, Glassvatt was still looking to collect about $2mil. Except. Radio Luxembourg had withdrawn the offer. When an insulation company stepped up to their ‘move ice without refrigeration' challenge, Radio Luxembourg got cold feet, npi. The cancellation wasn't the jerk move it sounds like; they actually called it off before the Glassvatt truck even set out. Glassvatt decided to continue anyway, because even without the prize, it still seemed like good publicity. That's really the name of the game, the whole reason radio stations do these things. It's the aural equivalent of butts in seats. You've got to entice the public to listen to your station over all their other options. They can be cheaply run, these contests. Folks my age probably won a bumper sticker, which costs the station very little, or some concert tickets, which often cost the station nothing since they come from the promoter. But a constant need for contests means you've got to keep them interesting while not blowing through the promotions budget. This leads some DJs to get creative and not in a good way. Oh and a word about DJ. My mom really wants me to refer to radio DJs as “on-air radio personalities” such as when I reference her background in FM radio in NY and FL in the 70's, because these days “DJ” means Skrillex types, but I can't be asked, so for today, they're all DJs. In 2005, a Bakersfield, CA station announced they were giving away a Hummer to the person who could correctly guess the number of miles that two Hummers the station had had supposedly driven around the town during the course of a week. The answer was 103.9, the same as the radio station's frequency, which one Shannon Castillo cleverly guessed. She must have been on cloud 9 to have won herself a $60k vehicle, which if I were her I would sell because it would cost $60k in gas, so you can imagine her disappointment when she went to collect her prize and was handed a remote control car. Castillo hired an attorney, and I don't blame her, who pointed out that the station had indicated that the vehicle had 22” rims, so either they were claiming it was a real vehicle or that was one jacked-up RC car. Castillo sued the station for $60k, but as if often the case, lot of news outlets carry the initial story about the lawsuit, but nobody cared to report how it came out. That's my research bug-bear. Well, one of them. A similar but 166% worse frustration was felt by that same year by Norreasha Gill, a KY woman who was the to the lucky tenth caller in a contest to win “100 grand.” This was going to be life-changing! She told her kids how they could finally buy a home of their own and have financial stability, so she probably saw red when she turned up at the station to collect her prize, only to be handed a 100 Grand candy bar. I like caramel, rice crispies, and chocolate as much as the next person, probably more than a lot of next persons, but I totally agree with Gill suing the radio station for 100,000 actual dollars. Pulling the wool over peoples' eyes is not only mean-spirited; it can also land businesses into all manner of trouble. You can't say “it was just a joke” and go about your business. A FL Hooters, not a radio station, I grant you, learned that lesson in 2001 when they held a contest among their waitstaff for most drinks sold, with the prize being a Toyota. The winner was blindfolded and led out into the parking lot to discover her Toyota was a toy Yoda, a foot-tall figure of the puppet from Star Wars. She quit and sued the owners of the franchise, settling out of court a year later. Radio stations operate under the auspices of the Federal Communication Commission, and they have some pretty firm opinions about what shenanigans you can get up to if you want to do it on the broadcast airwaves. The rules require a radio station fully and accurately disclose the material terms, aka the relevant details of the contest, which cannot be deceptive, misleading, or patently false, and then to follow through with those terms. If you're talking about a contest on the air, you have to give the material terms on the air. It's not good enough to say “we're giving away a hundred grand, see the website for more info” and on the website, admit that it's a candy bar, no siree. No claiming it was just a joke if you made it out to be a legit contest. The FCC fined a Kansaa station $4,000 for failing to announce all material terms of a contest, even though it was on the website, and for failure to comply with the terms for their Santa's Sack contest. Listeners were to call in and guess what was in Santa's Sack and you'd win what was in the sack plus a teddy bear; seems simple enough. A listener who guessed the sack held $1,000 was told she was wrong, but the next day, she heard someone else guess $1k and that person was proclaimed the winner. The first caller complained to the station and when that went nowhere, filed a complaint with the FCC. With the feds breathing down their necks –don't forget, the FCC isn't just about issuing fines, they can yank your broadcast license– the radio station claimed it was an innocent mix-up among the staff, some of whom included the value of the $10 teddy bear and some didn't, and that the rules were on their website. The radio station then sent a check for $1,000 to the complainant, meaning they were out $5k over a $10 teddy bear and for want of a memo. The FCC issued KDKA in Pennsylvania with a Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture, a scary-sounding document that says “Look what you did! I should take away your license for that.” On Thanksgiving day 2007, a DJ, I assumed bored or annoyed at having to work a holiday, said that he'd give away $1,000,000 to the thirteenth caller and he'd do it once an hour. A listener called and was told he was the thirteenth caller and was then placed on hold for 43 minutes before being put through to the DJ and immediately hung up on. The station claimed that the on-air contest rules did not apply here because listeners should have realized it was a joke. The FCC disagreed, since the DJ never said anything to indicate he wasn't serious, at one point saying it was “the real deal,” and he announced the “contest” *several times during his 3-hour show. After finding that the on-air contest rules applied, the FCC smited them–smote?-- for the tag team of failure to announce the material terms *and failure to comply with said terms, i.e. pony up the dough, and fined the station $6,000. An LA station got their own Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture and $6k fine after they held a contest online with a drawing for tickets to the musical Les Miserables. Their web site said the contest would run from 3:50 pm on May 29 to 8:50 pm on June 2. A listener complained to the FCC after the station awarded the prize to three people at only 3:00. Yer man must really have wanted to see Les Mis. The radio station responded that the on-air contest rules didn't apply to its contest because the contest was exclusively online. The FCC disagreed. The rules apply to "all contests conducted by the licensee and broadcast to the public" and since the radio station had announced the contest several times on-air and told listeners who entered the contest to stay tuned, it was an on-air contest. You don't necessarily need the FCC in your stable to hold a radio station's feet to the fire. Just ask the folks at Singapore's Gold 905 after their big-money game “The Celebrity Name Drop.” They made a montage of 14 celebrity voices, edited so that each celebrity said one word of “Gold 9-0-5, the station that sounds good, and makes you feel good.” I couldn't find a clip of it, but if you do, hit up the soc meds or post it in soc. To win $10,000, the caller had to correctly identify each voice in order. It took a skilled ear, as well as listening out for other people's right and wrong guesses. Muhammad Shalehan thought he had it after a month of puzzling and repeatedly trying to get through the phone lines, but when he read his list of names, the DJ said he got one wrong. A few weeks later, Gold905 declared they had their winner, one Jerome Tan, and that was a wrap. Except. Listeners jumped on the station's FB page, pointing out that Shalehan had given the right answer more than two weeks earlier. Mediacorp, the station;s parent company, said that Shalehan's attempt was invalidated because he failed to pronounce the string of celebrity names accurately, specifically that of Tony Hadley of Spandau Ballet. So Muhammad went to the mountain or in this case, the internet, whereby Shelahan was able to locate Hadley's management and ask if they could help. He then got a video from Hadley himself, confirming that, while Muhammad Shalehan has a “slight accent,” he had, in fact, “pronounced my name absolutely correctly.” Armed now with some pretty bitchin' evidence, Shalehan went back to the station again. After viewing Hadley's video, Mediacorp …. still refused to pay out. [sfx] But they offered to make a “goodwill gesture” of $5,000. By then, the online community, a barely-controlled and badly-tempered beast on the best of days, was having none of it, making for some long work-days for the PR department. Finally, Mediacorp relented and paid Muhammad Shalehan the full $10k. MIDROLL don't forget ad sting If these stories haven't made you face-palm and ask “what were they thinking,” I'd bet my mortgage one of these will. Strap in, kids. The tragic Hold Your Wee for a Wii contest wasn't the first or only radio station promotion to involve urine. In 1999, KOMP 92.3-FM of Las Vegas DJ Greg McFarlane was trying to think up a novel approach to give away some Mötley Crüe tickets. His first idea was to have contestants re-enact the Pamela Anderson-Tommy Lee sex tape live on-air, fully clothes of course; wouldn't want to be in bad taste. Idea number 2: make contestants drink their own urine. Y'all 1999. What was the value in seeing Motley Crue in 1999? That cheese had been moldy for years. Three die-hard fans actually came into the studio, then lost their nerve when confronted with the fact that McFarlane was in no way kidding. Then, in McFarlane's own words, “The fourth guy walks in, pushes everyone out of the way and throws it down like it was Pepsi.” So concert tickets for guy #4 and an empty cardboard box to McFarlane, to gather his personal effects because he's just been sacked. Hey, remind me to check my stats and see how many people jumped ship in the last 60 seconds. For those still with me, we go now to a library in Ft Worth, TX, where the staff suddenly found themselves terrorized by crowds of people ransacking the stacks. Unbeknownst to them, a KYNG DJ thought it would be a keen idea to announce that he had hidden $100 in $5 and $10 bills between pages of books in the library's fiction section. Even adjusted for inflation, that's just under $200 to try to outcompete hundreds of other people for. "People started climbing the bookshelves; they started climbing on each other, and books became airborne," library spokeswoman Marsha Anderson said, adding that 3k books had been thrown on the floor and some ended up ripped and with broken spines. Count the books on your nearest bookcase or shelf. How many of those would need to get to 3k? That's a lot of damage! Do I need to say that the library has an amount of heads-up from the radio station and that amount was none, or did you just assume because what librarian would agree to that? More than 500 people stampeded through the Fort Worth Central Library looking for the money. There was money in the library – the station claimed it was $100 and that was the only amount it was ever said to be, whereas a number of people in the money-mob thought it was as high as $10k. A KYNG spokesman said the DJ was only trying to boost public interest in the library by giving away about $100, and they had no idea where people got the $10k idea. That was after the fact of course. In the moment, it was the librarians who had to handle the situation...because they couldn't get ahold of anyone at the radio station. They told the crowd the only thing that could possibly make them stop looking – that someone already found the money and had just left. Sometimes it's not judgment that's wobbly; it's taste, subjective as that may be. BRMB in Birmingham, England ran a contest where they would pay for the winner's wedding, which as anyone less clever than my hillbilly butt getting married in my own yard both times can tell you can really run into money. There was, of course, a catch. The station reserved one creative right for the wedding that the station paid for. This wedding had to be conducted au naturale. In the buff. Nude. At a minimum, the happy couple had to be in all their glory; don't know if there was a maximum. The lucky couple, who won by listener vote, had been together for eleven years, attributing their long engagement to the cost of the wedding. Again, back yard, it's free. The station paid all the expenses and the bride and groom held up their end…as it were, though the bride had her veil and the groom used a top hat as a fig leaf. Your other why-is-this-so-expensive life event would come just after the end of your life, your funeral. It costs as much as a decent used car and you don't even get to enjoy it. Half of that would be handled if you won the contest offered by Radio Galaxy in Germany – they'd pay for your funeral, provided your funeral cost less than 3000 Euro and a modest one could. Listeners sent in their own epitaphs, that being the words on their tombstone, like how Winston Churchill's says “I am ready to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.” But you can't have a party without a party-pooper and the radio station was hit was a lawsuit from the Association of German Undertakers. Also in Germany, station RTL 89.0 wanted to give away a Mini Cooper, but couldn't apparently be asked to put a lot of effort, or forethought, into it. They just said, pull off the most amazing stunt. Because that's safe. Whatever the other entries were paled in comparison to the stunt submitted by the eventual winner – he would have the word mini tattooed on … how to put this delicately?... onto an appendage which most gentlemen would find distressing to have labeled “mini.” The winner, Andreas Muller, went through with it, live on air with the female host looking on. Can you imagine if the station refused to give him the car though? That kind of personal touch would have been right up the alley of the folks at WDVE 102.5 in Pittsburgh. Every year, for the festive holiday season, they hold a "Breast Christmas Ever." Yep, they foot the bill for breast enhancement surgery. To the surprise of no one, the event has come under fire from both feminist groups and health care advocates, who should like us to remember a boob job is surgery and surgery carries risk. But sometimes, even the tackiest contest isn't as bad as it seems - there's always a silver lining if we look for it. A Calgary station did a similar give-away and the winner, by popular vote, was a 19 year old trans-female listener who was quotes as saying having breast implants would mean she wouldn't "have to face so much bigotry on a daily basis." Ottawa radio station Hot 89.9 looked at all that and said Hold My Molson's. They put on a “Win a baby!” contest. Specifically, they would pay for up to three rounds of in-vitro fertility treatment up to $35,000. The contest drew criticism like jellowjackets at a cook-out, but it wasn't without redemption – it brought attention to the issue of IVF funding in Ontario just before voters head to the polls to vote if the provincial government should be required to pay it like other health care. Said Beverly Hanck, executive director of the Infertility Awareness Association of Canada, “The station is clearly, clearly capitalizing on vulnerable patients that are desperate to have a family.” The fact that couples have to turn to a radio contest at all points to a “sad state of affairs” in Ontario, she added. Morning show host Jeff Mauler said the contest was intended to appeal to the station's 24 to 54 year old demographic, but that it has opened up a dialogue about an issue that is “more common than you think.” “Anyone who complains is lucky enough to have kids or doesn't want kids,” Mauler said. “Anyone in the struggle doesn't slam the contest.” Common enough that more than 400 couples applied for the contest, which they launched on Labor Day. Because of course they did. If babies aren't your thing, how about a full-grown human woman? Edmonton's the Bear FM also poked the bear with their contest to win a Russian bride. The Bear partnered with an on-line matchmaking service that connects Russian women with foreign husbands. Problem the first: eww. Problem the close second: it's not uncommon for women you can meet through such services being exploited. Employment and Immigration Minister Thomas Lukaszuk found the contest so offensive, he pulled his ministry's advertising from the station. The prize included a free two-week trip to Russia, and $500 spending money. New Zealand radio station The Rock FM sponsored their own contest in which the winner would be flown to the Ukraine to pick a bride from an agency, originally called “Win a Wife.” When people complained, they changed it to “Win A Trip To Beautiful Ukraine For 12 Nights And Meet Eastern European Hot Lady Who Maybe One Day You Marry.” Well, does what it says on the tin. This is the same station that, when they needed a contest for Valentine's Day 2012, crab-walked around love and instead offered to cover all the costs of one lucky couple's divorce. Asterisk, you had to drop the Big D bombshell on them live on the air. Who says romance is dead? No one who's watching OFMD on a binge loop for the last 9 days…not that I know anyone like that. It's just a hypothetical. An offly specific hypothetical If you're thinking to yourself, it can't get worse than that, you haven't been paying attention. Again in Canada (it's always the quiet ones), a Halifax radio station q104 put on a foreign bride contest. The contest, which would send the winner to Prague, closed on March 8, International Women's Day. The program director JC Douglad said firmly that there was no sexual connotatioin to the contest. The men are promised dates with women in the Czech Republic, but they station made no warranty, express or implied, as to how those dates will go. Okay, sure, but you've kind of undermined your position by calling it the "Male is in the Czech," didntcha? And that's…AMP Radio defended their actions noting that businesses can easily spend C$5,000 on marketing in a week, and that their promotion has garnered a lot of talk, so it was kind of the same thing. While a lot of Calgarians vowed to stop listening, then went on to do it again, this time with $10,000. this podcast remember thanks