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Simi Sara is an award winning journalist, having spent 5 years with CKNW and more than 10 years in local television. She is personable, humble and real. She brings everyday common sense to Vancouver’s daily conversation. Simi’s passion for storytelling allows people to tell her what’s on their mind. Listen to The Simi Sara Show on 980 CKNW weekdays from 10 AM to 2 PM.

Simi Sara is an award winning journalist, having spent 5 years with CKNW and more than 10 years in local television. She is personable, humble and real. She brings everyday common sense to Vancouver’s daily conversation. Simi’s passion for storytelling allows people to tell her what’s on their mind. Listen to The Simi Sara Show on 980 CKNW weekdays from 10 AM to 2 PM.
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Vancouver, BC

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Curiouscast

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Simi Sara is an award winning journalist, having spent 5 years with CKNW and more than 10 years in local television. She is personable, humble and real. She brings everyday common sense to Vancouver’s daily conversation. Simi’s passion for storytelling allows people to tell her what’s on their mind. Listen to The Simi Sara Show on 980 CKNW weekdays from 10 AM to 2 PM.

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@simisara980

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English

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


Episodes

The Best of The Simi Sara Show - Fri Mar 15th 2019

3/15/2019
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Chapter 1 🔥🔥 Hot question of the day 🔥🔥 Vote in @Niki_Reitmayer's question of the day: are you relieved that media companies are refusing to broadcast images from the graphic video of the New Zealand terror attack? Chapter 2 Vancouver’s oldest mosque holding vigil following New Zealand attack New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern spoke Thursday following a mass shooting at a mosque in Christchurch that left 49 people dead, calling it "one of the darkest days in New Zealand's...

Duration:01:06:23

SIMI’S LOSER AND WINNER OF THE DAY

3/15/2019
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Loser Winner

Duration:00:03:32

New Zealand’s Prime Minister pledges to change country’s gun laws after Christchurch terror attack

3/15/2019
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New Zealand Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, has held a press conference in the past few minutes. And it comes as we learn more details following that massacre in Christchurch in which 49 people were killed. Ardern is pledging that laws in New Zealand WILL be updated because of this massacre. She confirmed that three people have been arrested over the #Christchurch attack, one other person has been released after it was established they were not involved. Prime Minister Ardern also said...

Duration:00:02:22

This Is Why - Mommy Drinking Culture

3/15/2019
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Being a parent can be stressful. Whether you’re a stay at home parent or you work during the day, by the time you put the kids to bed many would agree - it’s nice to wind down with a glass of wine or a cold beer. Lauren McNabb is a morning show host from C-J-O-B in Winnipeg. She was the driving force behind a new Global News series that explores mommy drinking culture. And she was my guest this week on the podcast I co-produce with John O’Dowd called ‘This Is Why.’ You can download the...

Duration:00:11:34

TV anchor praised for powerful on-air reflection of New Zealand mosque shooting

3/15/2019
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An Australian television anchor is being praised for a powerful on-air reflection of the New Zealand mosque shootings and the politics of division and fear. Waleed Aly is one of the hosts of the Australian news and current affairs show The Project on Channel 10. He himself is a Muslim, and he described to viewers that he was initially reluctant to weigh in on the attack, that killed 49 Muslims in two Christchurch mosques on Thursday night.

Duration:00:08:02

New Zealand mourns the victims of Friday’s terror attack in Christchurch

3/15/2019
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An immigrant-hating white nationalist armed with at least two assault rifles and a shotgun is the suspect in the deaths of at least 49 worshippers attending Friday prayers at mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. He wore a helmet camera and live-streamed the massacre on social media. He also posted a 74-page manifesto on social media identifying himself as a 28-year-old Australian who was out to avenge attacks in Europe perpetrated by Muslims. The gunman acted alone and says he chose New...

Duration:00:08:07

NHL Alumni Association partners with marijuana company for health research

3/15/2019
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Can cannabis help former NHL players deal with their symptoms of post-concussion neurological disease? A new clinical research deal between the NHL Alumni Association and Canopy Growth may reveal the answer… Listen to this report from CKNW Contributor Claire Allen…

Duration:00:08:17

Spice bags, taco fries, and chicken fillet rolls: here are some modern Irish dishes you may not have heard of.

3/15/2019
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Well it’s St Patrick’s Day on Sunday, and many of you will be thinking of delicious and traditional Irish cuisine, like Irish stews, soda breads, and of course, a creamy pint of Guinness. But there are lots of modern Irish takes that have entered the culinary scene in recent years. Some of them are great at any time of day - and some of them are great when you feel like throwing the diet out the window. And the good news is: you can try these modern Irish dishes right here in...

Duration:00:13:20

Kamloops gang violence reaches ‘unprecedented’ levels

3/15/2019
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It's the middle of March, and there have already been THREE gang murders in the city of Kamloops. That's unprecedented. And if you cast your mind back to January 23rd, we brought you the news that two people were killed in separate incidents at motels and hotels in the city. And on February 15th, a long-time criminal was shot to death inside of a townhouse complex. Now, the RCMP is telling the Vancouver Sun that Kamloops is taking its cue from drug and gang politics in the Lower Mainland....

Duration:00:06:01

Inactive oil and gas wells in BC can adversely impact environment and human health: Auditor General

3/15/2019
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British Columbia's auditor general says there are almost 7,500 inactive oil and gas wells in the province that have not been properly decommissioned. Carol Bellringer says in a report that contamination from oil and gas activity can affect human health, ecosystems, water and air quality and timely restoration of non-operating well sites reduces environmental risk and financial liability Guest: Richard Zussman Global News Online Legislative Reporter

Duration:00:10:43

Is the New Zealand terror attack work of a lone wolf, or signs of growing extremist views?

3/15/2019
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New Zealand is a largely peaceful country, where we don't often see signs of the kind of extremism we've just witnessed. But the internet, with all its echo chambers, and the ability for anyone to live-stream whatever they like, is changing the way terror attacks are planned, they way they're carried out, and the way in which extremism manifests itself. Guest: Prof Max Abrahms Terrorism Expert from Northeastern University in Boston Author of a new book called Rules for Rebels: The...

Duration:00:11:05

Vancouver’s oldest mosque holding vigil following New Zealand attack

3/15/2019
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New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern spoke Thursday following a mass shooting at a mosque in Christchurch that left 49 people dead, calling it "one of the darkest days in New Zealand's history." According to the New Zealand Police, attacks took place at two different mosques on Friday, at which time Muslims gathered for weekly prayers. The attack was allegedly targeting migrant communities in Christchurch, New Zealand. Al Jamia Masjid has announced that they will be holding a prayer...

Duration:00:07:46

🔥🔥 Hot question of the day 🔥🔥

3/15/2019
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Vote in @Niki_Reitmayer's question of the day: are you relieved that media companies are refusing to broadcast images from the graphic video of the New Zealand terror attack?

Duration:00:04:10

The Best of The Simi Sara Show - Thurs Mar 14th 2019

3/14/2019
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Chapter 1 🔥🔥 Hot question of the day 🔥🔥 Vote in @simisara980's 🔥 question of the day: A new report by Mercer suggests Vancouver has the best quality of living in North America - and third best in the world. Do you feel like you’re living in one of the best cities in the world? Chapter 2 Another day of flight disruption as airlines and passengers deal with the ground of Boeing 737-Max 8 planes There appears to be no point in trying to phone Air Canada today. The airline is...

Duration:00:42:40

SIMI’S LOSER AND WINNER OF THE DAY

3/14/2019
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Loser Winner

Duration:00:03:34

How a simple blood test can help doctors stay a step ahead of breast cancer

3/14/2019
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BC Cancer researchers are hoping a simple blood test can help doctors stay ahead of breast cancer by monitoring the disease and guiding doctors early on. It's called ctDNA, and it's believed the test can show how cancer cells break down and has the potential to tell doctors what drugs would work best early on or what drugs don't work as treatment occurs. Guest: Dr. Stephen Chia Chair, breast cancer tumour group, BC Cancer

Duration:00:09:03

How will the advancement of wood buildings impact BC’s forest industry?

3/14/2019
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The BC government announced yesterday that it’s changing provincial building height limits to permit 12 storey wood construction buildings, up from six storeys. Premier John Horgan made the building height announcement at a BC plant near Penticton that specializes in timber building construction. Guest: Dr John Innes Dean of the Faculty of Forestry at UBC

Duration:00:08:19

Science With Simi

3/14/2019
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New study shows we can identify when and how a person makes bad decisions. Have you ever wished you could prevent yourself from making a bad decision? Now there may be a way to tell thanks to new research from the University of Arizona. They have identified four different factors involved in making a bad decision Guest: Jason Tetro Author of the Germ Code and the Germ Files Host of the Super Awesome Science Show podcast on Curiouscast

Duration:00:10:08

Vancouver has the best quality of living in North America; third-best in world: Mercer report

3/14/2019
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A new report by the global consulting firm Mercer suggests Vancouver has the best quality of living in North America - and third best in the world. Vancouver soared to the top of the rankings because of safety, crime, the environment, and access to good education. In a few moments, we want to hear from you, and get your views on whether you feel like you’re living in one of the best cities in the world. But first, let’s find out more about today’s report, and for that we turn to Gordon...

Duration:00:08:43

Another day of flight disruption as airlines and passengers deal with the ground of Boeing 737-Max 8 planes

3/14/2019
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There appears to be no point in trying to phone Air Canada today. The airline is overwhelmed with calls as travellers booked on grounded Boeing 7-37 Max 8 and 9 flights try to arrange alternate bookings. A recording tells travellers that call volume has temporarily exceeded the company's capacity to answer or even put them on hold. Transport Minister Marc Garneau grounded the planes yesterday as a precautionary move after reviewing evidence in the wake of Sunday's Ethiopian Airlines...

Duration:00:08:27