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Mornings with Simi

Curiouscast

Simi Sara grew up in Surrey, B.C. and spent the first 15 years of her career in television. She has been with 980 CKNW since 2010 as the host of the The Simi Sara Show, until she made her move to her new timeslot as host of Mornings with Simi. She is the recipient of two national and three regional RTDNA awards for her editorial and commentary work. Sara has also won both the BCAB Broadcaster of Tomorrow and BCAB Performer of the Year awards. Additionally, she is the only radio personality to win the Jack Webster City Mike award for commentary. Her show Mornings with Simi airs weekdays from 5:30 a.m. – 9 a.m. PT.

Simi Sara grew up in Surrey, B.C. and spent the first 15 years of her career in television. She has been with 980 CKNW since 2010 as the host of the The Simi Sara Show, until she made her move to her new timeslot as host of Mornings with Simi. She is the recipient of two national and three regional RTDNA awards for her editorial and commentary work. Sara has also won both the BCAB Broadcaster of Tomorrow and BCAB Performer of the Year awards. Additionally, she is the only radio personality to win the Jack Webster City Mike award for commentary. Her show Mornings with Simi airs weekdays from 5:30 a.m. – 9 a.m. PT.

Location:

Vancouver, BC

Networks:

Curiouscast

Description:

Simi Sara grew up in Surrey, B.C. and spent the first 15 years of her career in television. She has been with 980 CKNW since 2010 as the host of the The Simi Sara Show, until she made her move to her new timeslot as host of Mornings with Simi. She is the recipient of two national and three regional RTDNA awards for her editorial and commentary work. Sara has also won both the BCAB Broadcaster of Tomorrow and BCAB Performer of the Year awards. Additionally, she is the only radio personality to win the Jack Webster City Mike award for commentary. Her show Mornings with Simi airs weekdays from 5:30 a.m. – 9 a.m. PT.

Twitter:

@simisara980

Language:

English

Contact:

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


Episodes

Incentives to stay on CERB, Drinking in parks & Posting insensitive comments on Social Media

7/6/2020
Chapter 1: The Canada Emergency Response Benefit pays people $2,000 a month if they’re out of work because of COVID-19, but it also allows people to earn up to $1,000 a month without losing their eligibility. So this has actually created an incentive for people to avoid earning more than $1,000, and now the government has to figure out an exit strategy. Guest: Tammy Schirle, Professor of Economics at Wilfred Laurier University. Chapter 2: Today the Park Board will vote on an alcohol...

Duration:00:48:02

What makes people post racially insensitive jokes online?

7/6/2020
In this current climate, why would any law enforcement officer think it’s a good idea to make racially insensitive jokes on social media? Yet alas, an RCMP officer in Kamloops posted pictures of himself wearing a charcoal skin-care face mask. Guest: Chad Haggerty, former RCMP officer (current student at law with a criminal defense firm)

Duration:00:08:39

View From Victoria: Many different rules for travel

7/6/2020
View From Victoria: A local look at politics from the Provincial capital. The Vancouver Sun's Vaughn Palmer, and Global News reporter Richard Zussman join the show with their take on the day's headlines.

Duration:00:09:16

Biodiversity in BC, RCMP issue an apology & Flights start to fill up

7/3/2020
Chapter 1: The armed man who was arrested trespassing on the grounds of the Governor General’s residence in Ottawa yesterday has been identified as a member of the Canadian Armed Forces. Guest: Amanda Connolly, Global News political reporter. Chapter 2: Canada is one of the most biodiverse places on earth, and a new project has identified over 300 species that only live in our country, - over A HUNDRED of them are right here in BC. Guest: Andrew Holland, National Media Relations Director at...

Duration:00:46:58

Shop First Nations helps promote Indigenous business

7/3/2020
BCIT Computer Systems Technology grad Rob Schulz has created an easier way for you to support local Indigenous businesses. His website is www.shopfirstnations.com

Duration:00:04:34

Spending more during pandemic, Cancelling Canada & one step closer to a vaccine

7/2/2020
Chapter 1: In spite of months of protesting, a new Chinese security law that will have a devastating impact on free speech in Hong Kong came into effect yesterday. Guest: Nathan VanderKlippe, Globe and Mail Beijing correspondent Chapter 2: The majority of people in 26 countries around the world, including Canada, say they’ve had to pay more for things like groceries and clothes since the pandemic began. Guest: Darrell Bricker, IPSOS Public Affairs CEO. Chapter 3: ‘Cancel Canada’ protest...

Duration:00:54:57

Mornings with Simi Valedictorian Project: Ishaan Boparai

7/2/2020
Ishaan Boparai is the valedictorian from Seaquam Secondary School in North Delta. After graduation, he plans to attend UBC to study Neuromechanical Sciences. Ishaan hopes to pursue a career in health care. His favourite subjects in school were English and Biology.

Duration:00:09:29

View From Victoria: In the legislature

7/2/2020
A special guest joining us for the View from Victoria today, Maclean Kay is editor in chief at The Orca, and he’s here to talk about what’s happening at the legislature right now.

Duration:00:09:35

Mornings with Simi Valedictorian Project: Rhea Morrow

7/1/2020
Rhea Morrow is the valedictorian from North Delta Secondary School. After graduation, she plans to attend the University of Waterloo. Rhea hopes to pursue a career in chemical engineering. Her favourite subject in school was math. She wants to give a special shout out to her parents.

Duration:00:08:34

New trade deal, Food for a good cause & Canada shrinks internationally

7/1/2020
Chapter 1: It was all we were talking about when negotiations were underway back in 2018, and the new trade deal between Canada, Mexico, and the United States came into effect today. Guest: Andrew DiCapua, Senior Associate, Export Development Canada. Chapter 2: As the NHL struggles to figure out how they can start playing again, the future of junior hockey is also a question mark. The Western Hockey League and the Vancouver Giants don’t have the kind of resources required to quarantine teams...

Duration:00:41:17

View From Victoria: Happy Canada Day

7/1/2020
View From Victoria: A local look at politics from the Provincial capital. The Vancouver Sun's Vaughn Palmer, and Global News reporter Richard Zussman join the show with their take on the day's headlines.

Duration:00:09:45

Mornings with Simi Valedictorian Project: Jackie Crowley

6/30/2020
Jackie Crowley is the valedictorian from Richmond Secondary School. After graduation, he plans on going to UBC to study engineering. Jackie hopes to pursue a career in civil and mechanical engineering. He wants to give a special shout out to his mom and dad who have always supported him, as well as his friends who have made this chapter of his life so wonderful.

Duration:00:06:40

Traveling rules get loosened, Changing patio bylaws & Opening up care homes to visitors

6/30/2020
Chapter 1: Canadians will be allowed to travel to the European Union starting Wednesday. Pubs and restaurants in England will be able to offer services inside but limited numbers and at a distance beginning July 4. Cinemas, museums, galleries and places of worship can also open. Guest: Crystal Goomansingh, Global News European Bureau Chief. Chapter 2: Passengers who booked tickets before the weekend had no indication they were signing on for a packed flight, and there’s no indication...

Duration:00:48:14

Mornings with Simi Valedictorian Project: Charisma Bhardwaj

6/30/2020
Charisma Bhardwaj is the valedictorian from Yale Secondary in Abbotsford. After graduation, she plans on attending Western University in London, Ontario with the goal of pursuing a career in finance. She wants to give a special shout out to the amazing staff at Yale Secondary and to her loving and supportive family.

Duration:00:09:37

View From Victoria: Opening up long term care homes for family visits

6/30/2020
View From Victoria: A local look at politics from the Provincial capital. The Vancouver Sun's Vaughn Palmer, and Global News reporter Richard Zussman join the show with their take on the day's headlines.

Duration:00:09:07

Ocean silence gives researchers insight, Seniors losing their homes & Idea's for coping with high surgery demands

6/29/2020
Chapter 1: A reduction in marine traffic due to COVID-19 has given researchers a unique opportunity to observe marine wildlife. Dr. Richard Dewey is the associate director of science at Ocean Networks Canada, and he joins us to talk about what they’ve seen. Guest: Dr. Richard Dewey, Associate Director of Science at Ocean Networks Canada. Chapter 2: It’s the resurgence we keep being warned about here in BC, several US states are now taking measures to curb a spike in cases of COVID-19 that...

Duration:00:46:25

Mornings with Simi Valedictorian Project: Tasfiyah Kabir

6/29/2020
Tasfiyah Kabir is the valedictorian from New Westminster Secondary School. After graduation, she plans to attend either McGill or UBC; she hopes to pursue a career in healthcare, ideally as a pediatrician. Her favourite subjects in school were biology and psychology. She’d like to give a special shout out to her family, the NWSS staff, and all the wellwishers who have been a part of her journey.

Duration:00:10:56

Mornings with Simi Valedictorian Project: Elliot Evans

6/29/2020
Elliot Evans is the valedictorian from HJ Cambie Secondary in Richmond. After graduation, Elliot plans to go to UBC and hopes to pursue a career in marine biology - he says that field has been a passion for him since he was young. In school, his favourite subject was calculus and he wants to give a special shout out to the Plan B Podcast.

Duration:00:03:46

View From Victoria: How First Nations have been dealing with covid-19

6/29/2020
View From Victoria: A local look at politics from the Provincial capital. The Vancouver Sun's Vaughn Palmer, and Global News reporter Richard Zussman join the show with their take on the day's headlines.

Duration:00:07:49