ridin' the cbc pony & meeting mr. suzuki

Comments 5 by Rebecca Bollwitt
when did the cbc get ‘cool’? seems like cbc personnel and podcasts are the hottest things since lululemon pants in vancouver lately. not saying that it’s necessarily a bad thing – in fact john and i are jumpin on board this sunday since i’ve got us two ‘tickets’ to CBC Studio One Book Club‘s ‘Dr. David Suzuki with David Suzuki: The Autobiography‘.

David Suzuki is an acclaimed geneticist and environmentalist, the host of CBC’s The Nature of Things, the founder and chair of the David Suzuki Foundation, and the author of more than forty books.

For those of you not familiar with David Suzuki (and if you’re Canadian then shame on you!) check out the David Suzuki Foundation or for a general overview you could just Wiki him. It’ll be pretty cool to interact with this nominated ‘Greatest Canadian‘. His story is interesting, growing up as a japanese-canadian after the war, doing everything from teaching at UBC, to hosting his own television show. Tune into the CBC at the following broadcast times to hear what we’ll be experiencing in person on Sunday.

The Book Club will be broadcast on North by Northwest, between 8 and 9 a.m., in two parts, on CBC Radio 690 AM in Vancouver:

Part One on Saturday May 27
Part Two on Sunday May 28

EDIT: Re: Wyn’s comment – it looks like (per Tod Maffin’s site) that the CBC has just launched a bushel of podcasts. I’m not sure this particular program will be podcasted – but check out www.cbc.ca/podcasting/ to find out more.

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  1. JohnThursday, May 4th, 2006 — 10:00am PDT

    Is there anything more B.C. than getting a chance to hang out with David Suzuki? :p

  2. wynThursday, May 4th, 2006 — 10:17am PDT

    I might have skimmed over the site too quickly, but is there a way to get a podcast of the Book Club….? Or is on televised?

  3. LoLo D.Thursday, May 4th, 2006 — 10:31pm PDT

    Uh oh, is John going to start quoting David Suzuki? Is there now going to be a David Suzuki shelf underneath your Canucks shelf? I know he wants to become Canadian but no idolizing David Suzuki, please…. 😛

  4. Miss604Thursday, May 4th, 2006 — 10:34pm PDT

    aw he’s trying laura! at least if he COULD vote he would so there, not like some other people :p so are you comin out tomorrow night or do we have to bring margaritas to you at the office? woohoo party at the printer!

  5. LoLo D.Friday, May 5th, 2006 — 10:58am PDT

    Well, since you cursed me in your post today, I’m not sure about coming out but after this week, I definitely need a drink. Though Gus and Michelle staved off the insanity on Wednesday night – Thanks!

    But, would you really rather I vote and not know what I’m voting about? Or just not vote at all? Which one is more dangerous to you?

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