Sunday, April 28, 2013

Episode 10 - Some Great Idea - A Book About Toronto's History and Future

From Left to Right: Jim, Louis and Ed
LISTEN: 59:57

We visited Ed Keenan at the offices of The Grid for a discussion of his new book, Some Great Idea, a retrospective of the city of Toronto through a look at three of its main figures William Lyon Mackenzie, R.C. Harris and Jane Jacobs. The book moves on to look a post-amalgamation Toronto and its class divisions as represented by its first three mayors Mel Lastman, David Miller and Rob Ford.

Forgot the Sign! (so I had to photoshop it in)

Song List:
My Definition of a Boombastic Jazz Style by The Dream Warriors
The Market Song (Devil you know) by Kevin Quain

Guest Links:
Some Great Idea
The Grid
Ed on Twitter
Ed on Facebook

A History of Grid Covers

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Episode 9 - Matt Mernagh and the Struggle for Marijuana Rights

L to R - Matt Mernagh, Jim Vernon, Louis Marrone

Paul was a great host.

LISTEN 59:59

In this episode, we share a beer at Pharmacy with Matt Mernagh, a/k/a/ Mernauhuana, the Cannabis Champion of the World. Coach of the Toronto Hash Mob, Mernagh has led the fight for an end to marijuana prohibition since 2002, through a series of legal challenges, public protests and tireless advocacy. We talked about the politics of prohibition, the Canadian anti-prohibition struggle and the global movement to celebrate 4/20.

Song List:
That Ain't Classy by Classified
Teenage Anarchist by Against Me