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Mornings with Simi

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Mornings with Simi (Monday – Friday: 5.30 – 9am) helps you wake-up, reconnect, and get your day off on the right foot. Simi Sara dives into on the headlines of the day with veteran Global News anchors and reporters. They help you navigate through the details of the stories, highlight essential information and share new perspectives on how the daily news affects you. Simi loves the Lower Mainland. She’s lived here her whole life and truly understands the history and challenges our communities have faced over the years. Spend your Mornings with Simi and spend the rest of your day talking about what you heard on the show.

Location:

Vancouver, BC

Networks:

Curiouscast

Description:

Mornings with Simi (Monday – Friday: 5.30 – 9am) helps you wake-up, reconnect, and get your day off on the right foot. Simi Sara dives into on the headlines of the day with veteran Global News anchors and reporters. They help you navigate through the details of the stories, highlight essential information and share new perspectives on how the daily news affects you. Simi loves the Lower Mainland. She’s lived here her whole life and truly understands the history and challenges our communities have faced over the years. Spend your Mornings with Simi and spend the rest of your day talking about what you heard on the show.

Twitter:

@simisara980

Language:

English

Contact:

Suite 2000 - 700 West Georgia St. Vancouver, BC Canada V7Y 1K9 (604) 280-9898


Episodes
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Full Show: Is posture actually important?, Spending money at Translink & Grounding All Boeing 787's

4/18/2024
Seg 1: Is our posture as important as we think? Beth Linker's book Slouch: Posture Panic in Modern America provides a detailed historical analysis of America's obsession with posture, from Darwin's evolutionary theories to the mid-20th century. Guest: Dr. Beth Linker, Department Chair and Professor of History and the Sociology of Science at the University of Pennsylvania and Author of “Slouch: Posture Panic in Modern America” Seg 2: Would you give up your phone for a bottle of wine? With the goal of encouraging face-to-face conversation and dining, a restaurant is giving customers a free glass of wine if they give up their phone. Guest: Scott Shantz, CKNW Contributor Seg 3: View From Victoria: Mike DeJong goes Federal Mike de Jong has announced he is going into Federal politics, which is not a surprise as he hinted at it more than a year ago. Guest: Vaughn Palmer, Vancouver Sun Columnist Seg 4: Should Boeing’s 787 Dreamliners be grounded? A Boeing engineer testified before a Senate subcommittee regarding serious safety concerns within Boeing's manufacturing processes. Guest: Dr. David Woods, Professor of Cognitive Systems Engineering and Human Systems Integration at Ohio State University Seg 5: Living in Stanley Park for 3 decades Stanley park is the crown Jewel of Vancouver, but the park has secrets that many of us know nothing about including a few residents that have been there for over 30 years. Guest: Alissa Thibault, Global News Reporter Seg 6: How is TransLink going to spend its new provincial funding? BC is allocating up to $300 million in new capital funding to assist TransLink in expanding its bus fleet. Transportation Minister Rob Fleming highlighted that this investment will help alleviate overcrowding and reduce wait times across the region. Guest: Kevin Quinn, CEO of TransLink Seg 6: What is Canada’s role in the international gun trafficking trade? Nine individuals, including several Air Canada employees, have been charged in connection to a $20-million gold heist at Toronto Pearson Airport that occurred on April 18, 2023. Guest: Dr. Noah Schwartz, Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of the Fraser Valley and Author of “On Target: Gun Culture, Storytelling, and the NRA” Seg 7: Why was Jontay Porter banned from the NBA? Jontay Porter, a player with the Raptors, has been issued a lifetime ban from the NBA following an investigation that found he breached several anti-gambling rules. Guest: Doug Smith, Sports Reporter for The Toronto Star Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:14:15

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Why was Jontay Porter banned from the NBA?

4/18/2024
Jontay Porter, a player with the Raptors, has been issued a lifetime ban from the NBA following an investigation that found he breached several anti-gambling rules. Guest: Doug Smith, Sports Reporter for The Toronto Star Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:09:42

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What is Canada’s role in the international gun trafficking trade?

4/18/2024
Nine individuals, including several Air Canada employees, have been charged in connection to a $20-million gold heist at Toronto Pearson Airport that occurred on April 18, 2023. Guest: Dr. Noah Schwartz, Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of the Fraser Valley and Author of “On Target: Gun Culture, Storytelling, and the NRA” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:09:48

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How is TransLink going to spend its new provincial funding?

4/18/2024
BC is allocating up to $300 million in new capital funding to assist TransLink in expanding its bus fleet. Transportation Minister Rob Fleming highlighted that this investment will help alleviate overcrowding and reduce wait times across the region. Guest: Kevin Quinn, CEO of TransLink Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:09:56

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Living in Stanley Park for 30 years

4/18/2024
Stanley park is the crown Jewel of Vancouver, but the park has secrets that many of us know nothing about including a few residents that have been there for over 30 years. Guest: Alissa Thibault, Global News Reporter Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:08:14

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Should Boeing’s 787 Dreamliners be grounded?

4/18/2024
A Boeing engineer testified before a Senate subcommittee regarding serious safety concerns within Boeing's manufacturing processes. Guest: Dr. David Woods, Professor of Cognitive Systems Engineering and Human Systems Integration at Ohio State University Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:08:17

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View From Victoria: Mike DeJong goes Federal

4/18/2024
Mike de Jong has announced he is going into Federal politics, which is not a surprise as he hinted at it more than a year ago. Guest: Vaughn Palmer, Vancouver Sun Columnist Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:15:04

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Would you give up your phone for a bottle of wine?

4/18/2024
With the goal of encouraging face-to-face conversation and dining, a restaurant is giving customers a free glass of wine if they give up their phone. Guest: Scott Shantz, CKNW Contributor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:06:30

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Is our posture as important as we think?

4/18/2024
Beth Linker's book Slouch: Posture Panic in Modern America provides a detailed historical analysis of America's obsession with posture, from Darwin's evolutionary theories to the mid-20th century. Guest: Dr. Beth Linker, Department Chair and Professor of History and the Sociology of Science at the University of Pennsylvania and Author of “Slouch: Posture Panic in Modern America” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:09:14

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Full Show: Breaking down the budget, Time Zone on the moon & Building for Canada's future

4/17/2024
Seg 1: Should we be building cities inside of asteroids? With the increasing interest in space exploration and the possibility of humans living and working away from Earth, there is a need for viable housing options in space. Guest: Dr. Adam Frank, Professor of Astrophysics at the University of Rochester and Author of Light of the Stars: Alien Worlds and the Fate of the Earth Seg 2: Who was responsible for the Pearson Airport Gold Heist? A year ago today, a man presented a fake waybill to Air Canada staff at a warehouse beside Pearson International Airport. According to court documents, the man then walked out with 400 kilograms of gold and $1.95 million USD cash. Seg 3: View From Victoria: Bombshell testimony has government stumbling The Premier is responding to bombshell testimony from Deputy Chief Fiona Wilson saying diversion is real and Police can do nothing about open drug use. Guest: Vaughn Palmer, Vancouver Sun Columnist Seg 4: Why is the moon getting its own time zone? The initiative for a lunar-specific time standard, known as Coordinated Lunar Time, arises from the necessity for extreme precision in space travel. Guest: Michelle Hanlon, Professor of Practice and the Executive Director of the Center for Air and Space Law at the University of Mississippi School of Law Seg 5: What can tourists expect from a recovering Maui? The August 2023 wildfires resulted in the devastating loss of loved ones, homes, cultural and historical sites, and businesses in Lahaina, located in West Maui. How has the island recovered? Guest: Leanne Pletcher, Director of Public Relations for Maui Visitors & Convention Bureau Seg 6: The consequences of overlooking Canada’s productivity emergency The Business Council of BC has strongly criticized the 2024 Federal Budget for not effectively addressing what the Bank of Canada describes as a productivity "emergency" in Canada. Guest: David Williams, Vice President of Policy at the Business Council of British Columbia Seg 7: Is Canada doing enough to make housing affordable again? The housing strategy aims to construct 3.9 million homes by 2031. To achieve this goal, the government has allocated $8.5 billion in additional spending. Guest: Dr. Alexandra Flynn, Director of the Housing Research Collaborative and Associate Professor at Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:04:11

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Making Cents of the Markets for Apr 17, 2024

4/17/2024
Time for Making Cents of the Markets with Lori Pinkowski. Lori Pinkowski is a Senior Portfolio Manager at Canaccord Genuity. You can contact The Pinkowski Wealth Management team directly at 604-695-LORI or visit their website at Pinkowski.ca Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:10:22

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Is Canada doing enough to make housing affordable again?

4/17/2024
The housing strategy aims to construct 3.9 million homes by 2031. To achieve this goal, the government has allocated $8.5 billion in additional spending. Guest: Dr. Alexandra Flynn, Director of the Housing Research Collaborative and Associate Professor at Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:09:49

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The consequences of overlooking Canada’s productivity emergency

4/17/2024
The Business Council of BC has strongly criticized the 2024 Federal Budget for not effectively addressing what the Bank of Canada describes as a productivity "emergency" in Canada. Guest: David Williams, Vice President of Policy at the Business Council of British Columbia Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:09:57

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What can tourists expect from a recovering Maui?

4/17/2024
The August 2023 wildfires resulted in the devastating loss of loved ones, homes, cultural and historical sites, and businesses in Lahaina, located in West Maui. How has the island recovered? Guest: Leanne Pletcher, Director of Public Relations for Maui Visitors & Convention Bureau Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:07:47

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Why is the moon getting its own time zone?

4/17/2024
The initiative for a lunar-specific time standard, known as Coordinated Lunar Time, arises from the necessity for extreme precision in space travel. Guest: Michelle Hanlon, Professor of Practice and the Executive Director of the Center for Air and Space Law at the University of Mississippi School of Law Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:08:48

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View From Victoria: Bombshell testimony has government stumbling

4/17/2024
The Premier is responding to bombshell testimony from Deputy Chief Fiona Wilson saying diversion is real and Police can do nothing about open drug use. Guest: Vaughn Palmer, Vancouver Sun Columnist Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:12:59

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Who was responsible for the Pearson Airport Gold Heist?

4/17/2024
A year ago today, a man presented a fake waybill to Air Canada staff at a warehouse beside Pearson International Airport. According to court documents, the man then walked out with 400 kilograms of gold and $1.95 million USD cash. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:06:07

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Should we be building cities inside of asteroids?

4/17/2024
With the increasing interest in space exploration and the possibility of humans living and working away from Earth, there is a need for viable housing options in space. Guest: Dr. Adam Frank, Professor of Astrophysics at the University of Rochester and Author of Light of the Stars: Alien Worlds and the Fate of the Earth Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:10:12

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Full Show: The spy who couldn't spell, What to expect in the Federal Budget & Could every Canadian get a family doctor

4/16/2024
Seg 1: How a spy who couldn’t spell foiled the biggest espionage heist in history Before Edward Snowden's infamous data breach, the largest theft of government secrets was committed by an ingenious traitor whose espionage scheme and complex coded messages were made even more baffling by his dyslexia. Guest: Yudhijit Bhattacharjee, Journalist and Author of “The Spy Who Couldn’t Spell” Seg 2: The most stressful time of day!! 8:15am is the most stressful time of day. Now that you know, how can you best anticipate and manage your time to make your morning less stressful? Guest: Scott Shantz, Contributor for Mornings with Simi Seg 3: View From Victoria: Yay or Nay to designated drug use spaces? The Health Minister said they would be establishing designated spaces for illicit drug use at BC Hospitals but now he is changing his mind? Guest: Vaughn Palmer, Vancouver Sun Columnist Seg 4: Why do we have gut feelings? We’ve all had a gut feeling – that visceral, stomach-churning sensation you get during a bout of anxiety, happiness, or even disgust. The relationship between the gut and emotions is not one-way. Guest: Dr. Camilla Nord, Assistant Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Cambridge and Author of “The Balanced Brain: The Science of Mental Health” Seg 5: What is Open Banking and why should you care? Chrystia Freeland is set to release the federal budget later today, and as part of that its expected to announce a framework for something called open banking. Guest: Scott Shantz, CKNW Contributor Seg 6: What can we expect from the 2024 Federal Budget? Most of it has already been announced but the latest federal budget is set to be tabled later today in Parliament. Guest: Mackenzie Gray, Senior Correspondent for Global News National Seg 7: Should Canada adopt a national child welfare alert? The death of Alexandru Radita is a tragic story that has brought to light several systemic issues in child welfare across Canadian provinces. Guest: Tracy Brady, Child Welfare Advocate Seg 8: Could every Canadian get a family doctor one day? Dr. Jane Philpott’s vision for reforming the Canadian healthcare system emphasizes establishing a universally accessible "primary care home" model. Guest: Dr. Jane Philpott, Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences and Director of the School of Medicine at Queen’s University. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:11:14

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Could every Canadian get a family doctor one day?

4/16/2024
Dr. Jane Philpott’s vision for reforming the Canadian healthcare system emphasizes establishing a universally accessible "primary care home" model. Guest: Dr. Jane Philpott, Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences and Director of the School of Medicine at Queen’s University. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:09:29