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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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Episodes

The Best of The Simi Sara Show - Tues Apr 23rd 2019

4/23/2019
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Chapter 1 🔥🔥 Hot question of the day 🔥🔥 Vote in @simisara980's 🔥 question of the day: Jody Wilson-Raybould is contemplating a run as a Green Party candidate in the federal election this fall. Which party do you think she should run for? #cdnpoli Chapter 2 Jody Wilson-Raybould contemplates running for the federal Green Party Jody Wilson-Raybould says she has spoken to the leader of the federal Green Party, Elizabeth May, numerous times about running for the Greens in the federal...

Duration:01:07:33

Simi’s loser and winner of the day

4/23/2019
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Loser Winner

Duration:00:04:06

Federal government commits $30 million to combat gang crime in BC

4/23/2019
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The federal government has committed $30 million to BC over the next five years, and six gang-related programs in Abbotsford, the Cariboo-Chilcotin region and the Greater Victoria region will benefit from some of the cash. The provincial and federal governments are promising to “pull out all the stops” to find ways to curb gun and gang violence and save young lives. Guest: Mike Farnworth Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General

Duration:00:05:50

34 years after New Coke, here are some of the worst product flops of all time

4/23/2019
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In 1985, Coke was in trouble. Consumers were making the switch to the sweeter taste of its biggest rival, Pepsi. So on this day, 34 years ago, Coke tried to win some of those customers back. They launched New Coke. And as we know, it became one of the most infamous tales of unsuccessful marketing of all time. To mark the occasion, Simi looks back at some other big-name products that famously flopped.

Duration:00:09:00

Future of Work: Ridesharing

4/23/2019
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British Columbians are getting increasingly frustrated with the government’s delay in bringing ridesharing to this province. Once that day comes, many BC residents will likely work part time or full time as a driver for a ridesharing company. Aaron Zifkin is the spokesperson for Lyft, and he joins us today to discuss how the company is waiting to set up shop in B.C., and what it’s like to work for Lyft. Guest: Aaron Zifkin Lyft spokesperson

Duration:00:07:29

Sri lanka social media blackout: a protection against misinformation, or interference in free speech?

4/23/2019
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We see it every day - misinformation spread on social media. It begins with a tweet, and before you know it, it gets shared and re-shared and the misinformation spreads. The Sri Lankan government took the step to shut down social media networks in the aftermath of the Easter Sunday bombings. They say it was to stop the spread of "false news reports". It's not clear when that shutdown will end. And as a result, many have been struggling to communicate with one another - arguably, at the...

Duration:00:13:11

Canada’s best selling author, Joy Fielding, discusses her latest book, and the popularity of the thriller genre

4/23/2019
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Joy is a New York Times bestselling author of The Bad Daughter, She's Not There, Someone Is Watching, Charley's Web, Heartstopper, Mad River Road, See Jane Run and other acclaimed novels, AND has sold over 25 million copies worldwide. She really is Canada’s most beloved thriller writer, and one who was doing it long before the genre gained widespread popularity! Fielding’s newest novel, All the Wrong Places, is a complex, electrifying thriller about perils of online dating, friendship,...

Duration:00:13:47

Future of Work: Electricians

4/23/2019
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Electricity fundamentally powers our lives today. Without electricity, many of us would be lost in this modern world. With automation on the rise, what does the future of work look like for electricians? Lynda Steele Show technical producer Amir Ali looks at what the future holds for these electric world and the electricians we rely on to keep it powered.

Duration:00:07:35

RCMP recruiting accountants and tech experts in fight against money laundering and other organized crime: National Post report

4/23/2019
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For years, the RCMP has tackled organized crime by relying on the skills of investigators with a background in traditional, frontline policing. But that is set to change. The National Post is reporting today that the RCMP wants a broader range of skills among its staff who are assigned to big files like money laundering. Now, they'd like to see civilian specialists with backgrounds in accounting, engineering, and technology, working alongside police officers to help in the fight against...

Duration:00:07:19

Jody Wilson-Raybould contemplates running for the federal Green Party

4/23/2019
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Jody Wilson-Raybould says she has spoken to the leader of the federal Green Party, Elizabeth May, numerous times about running for the Greens in the federal election this fall. But she says she has not yet decided what her political future will look like. The MP for Vancouver-Granville was thrown out of the Liberal caucus earlier this month and was told she could not run for the Liberals in the upcoming federal election. Guest: Keith Baldrey Global BC Legislative Bureau Chief

Duration:00:08:18

🔥🔥 Hot question of the day 🔥🔥

4/23/2019
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Vote in @simisara980's 🔥 question of the day: Jody Wilson-Raybould is contemplating a run as a Green Party candidate in the federal election this fall. Which party do you think she should run for? #cdnpoli

Duration:00:02:43

The Best of The Simi Sara Show - Mon Apr 22nd 2019

4/22/2019
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Chapter 1 🔥🔥 Hot question of the day 🔥🔥 Vote in @simisara980's 🔥 question of the day: A new episode of The Simpsons will be Canadian-themed, and will include a portrayal of Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau. We want to know: what's your favourite Simpsons episode? Chapter 2 At least 290 killed in bomb attacks at churches in Sri Lanka’s capital, Colombo At least 290 people are confirmed to have been killed, and five hundred more injured after a series of bomb blasts in Sri Lanka’s...

Duration:01:10:06

At least 290 killed in bomb attacks at churches in Sri Lanka’s capital, Colombo

4/22/2019
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At least 290 people are confirmed to have been killed, and five hundred more injured after a series of bomb blasts in Sri Lanka’s capital, Colombo, yesterday, targeted churches and luxury hotels. In the aftermath, the country’s president has given the military sweeping war-time powers to arrest and detain suspects after the nine bombings. Guest: Dil Wickremasinghe Sri Lankan journalist living in Dublin, Ireland

Duration:00:17:28

How to Harness Microbes for Lifelong Health

4/22/2019
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Modern-day science has allowed us to prolong and improve life in astonishing ways, often by fending off germs and other invisible foes. But there’s no “immunity” to the inevitable signs of aging . . . or is there? In The Whole-Body Microbiome, the father-daughter team of Dr. Brett Finlay (a microbiologist) and Dr. Jessica Finlay (a specialist on aging) offers a different—and truly revolutionary—solution to the quest for the fountain of youth. While much has been written about bacteria in...

Duration:00:10:35

Irshad Manji discusses the important diversity during these divided times

4/22/2019
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Diversity of viewpoint is the essence of democracy. Which is why we won’t save democracy by putting labels such as “racist” on those who support the Trumps of our time. A truly new global order requires a new way to tribe out. Enter Irshad Manji and her dog, Lily. Raised to believe that dogs are evil, Manji overcame her fear of the “other” to adopt Lily. She got more than she bargained for. Defying her labels as an old, blind dog, Lily engages Manji in a taboo-busting conversation about...

Duration:00:06:57

How major food brands have shaped western palates

4/22/2019
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If you’ve ever looked at an older cookbook, you might have wondered how on earth people ever ate that stuff. A new book delves into the history of some of the strange but true recipes from years gone by. Christina Ward, author of ‘American Advertising Cookbooks’, joined Simi on the show today. Guest: Christina Ward Author of 'American Advertising Cookbooks'

Duration:00:08:50

How urban development is putting pressure on the habitats that need the most protection

4/22/2019
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It is Earth Day today, so it's a good time to look at a new report from the World Wildlife Fund about some of the conservation efforts in British Columbia, and in particular, in the Okanagan. Development is continuing to expand, as we know. Moreover, the report today is helping us understand the pressure that is putting on habitats that are in need of protection. Guest: James Snider VP of Science, Research and Innovation at the World Wildlife Fund in Canada

Duration:00:10:21

Travel Best Bets: Hotel Safety

4/22/2019
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- Always keep the door locked - Don’t accept a street-facing ground floor room - Sanitize, bed bug search, lock up valuables - Don’t say your information out loud in public - Don’t give information over the phone - Double check locks and lights DEALS: 7 Night Las Vegas Cruise & Stay September 25 4 night cruise (Vancouver to LA), motor coach transfers to Vegas, 3 nights hotel in Las Vegas, airfare back to Vancouver $559 + $410 tax (969) Puerto Vallarta June 1 or 8 Air & 7...

Duration:00:08:28

At least 290 killed in bomb attacks at churches in Sri Lanka’s capital, Colombo

4/22/2019
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Sri Lanka's president has declared tomorrow as a national day of mourning. The statement also says that the country is seeking international assistance as it tries to get to the bottom of the Easter Sunday bomb blasts in the capital, Colombo. Sri Lanka is citing intelligence agencies' reports that “international groups” were involved with the attacks, which killed nearly 300 people. The statement also said the president instructed Sri Lanka's security forces to provide additional security...

Duration:00:06:03