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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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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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Episodes

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

Proposal seeks to drop default speed limits on residential B.C. streets to 30 km/h

4/22/2019
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Should B.C. lower unposted speed limits on residential streets to 30 kilometres per hour? It’s an idea being promoted by Vancouver Green Party Councillor, Pete Fry who wants to see the province drop the default speed limit on local streets. His motion to council calls for the city to work through the Union of B.C. Municipalities to lobby for the change. Guest: Pete Fry Vancouver City Councillor representing the Green Party

Duration:00:11:17

Future of Work: Mechanics

4/22/2019
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With alternative fuels and the future of the gas powered internal combustion engine in jeopardy and electric cars becoming more popular, what will happen to mechanics? Do electric motors require less maintenance and will you ever get an oil change again? Lynda Steele show contributor Eric Chapman has a look at the future of Car Mechanics.

Duration:00:04:33

🔥🔥 Hot question of the day 🔥🔥

4/22/2019
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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?

Duration:00:03:12

Facebook’s content moderators: what is it like to have to sit and view the worst online content for a living?

4/19/2019
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We’ve been talking about social media companies and their belated efforts to try and crackdown on some of the controversial content you see on their sites, like the New Zealand shooting of fifty people which was life-streamed on Facebook before being shut down. Even after that more than a million attempts were made to upload that same video onto websites like YouTube and Facebook, and they had to try repeatedly to shut it all down. The people who do that are called Content Moderators, and it...

Duration:00:08:30

Can your subconscious brain change your life?

4/19/2019
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Have you ever had one of those times when you’re driving home from work, like you always do, and you pull up at home and don’t remember the drive? It’s because your brain was on auto-pilot, and it can be disconcerting when that happens. It’s an example of what your subconscious brain can do - and there is more to it than that. Guest: Dr. Mike Dow Psychotherapist, best-selling author, and brain-health expert His latest book is called, ‘Your Subconscious Brain Can Change Your Life’

Duration:00:09:30

Do children need vitamin supplements? It may not be necessary.

4/19/2019
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We all know it’s important for children to get enough vitamins in their diet, but do we really need to be giving them supplements to fill in the gaps? Registered dietitian Desiree Nielsen told the Simi Sara Show that deciding whether or not to give your children vitamin supplements really depends on their own unique needs, with some exceptions. Guest: Desiree Nielsen Registered dietitian

Duration:00:07:06

Here’s why parents are being advised to practice ‘positive’ parenting

4/19/2019
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When it comes to children's social and emotional development, perhaps nothing matters more than healthy relationships - especially the ones with their parents. That's why the Canadian Paediatric Society is advising paediatricians and family physicians to help parents cope with the inevitable challenges that come with raising kids. They're putting an emphasis on positive parenting - so that means moving away from punishment, and more towards empathy and communication. Guest: Dr. Andrea...

Duration:00:08:43

37pc of Canadians experienced tinnitus in the past year

4/19/2019
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More than nine million Canadians experienced tinnitus in the past year, according to new research by Statistics Canada. Tinnitus is when you perceive a noise to be happening, but there's no actual sound-producing source that's causing it. In most cases, it's only the person with tinnitus that is picking up on the apparent sound. Guest: Pamela Ramage-Morin Senior Analyst for the Health Analysis Division at Statistics Canada

Duration:00:07:28

Meet one of the Canadians involved in the historic first photo of a black hole

4/19/2019
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For the first time in history, humankind can be witness to one of Einstein’s predictions: the existence of black holes. This morning, an international scientific team announced that they were able to see and capture the first-ever picture of a black hole. The black hole is situated at the center of the Messier 87 galaxy, a massive galaxy in the nearby Virgo galaxy cluster. The research was conducted by the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) project, an international collaboration that began in...

Duration:00:07:15

Advice for the spouse who feels like they have to do everything

4/19/2019
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A recent poll found the majority of US parents are still doing mundane tasks for their adult children, like reminding them of deadlines and making their appointments. But as many of us know: this isn’t just a problem exclusive to millennials. Lots of older people rely on their spouse to manage their schedules, make the dinner, run errands, and do menial household chores. So we wanted to find out some advice for the spouse who feels like they have to do everything. Guest: Susan...

Duration:00:05:53

Political theorist David Moscrops asks, ‘are we too dumb for democracy?’

4/19/2019
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With a general election this Fall, an Alberta election looming, and continued chaos south of the 49th, there’s an important question to ask: are we Too Dumb for Democracy? At least, that’s what political theorist and regular media commentator David Moscrop is asking in his new book of the same name, in which he asks why we make irrational political decisions and whether our stone-age brains can process democracy in the information age. Guest: David Moscrop Political Scientist at the...

Duration:00:10:45

Future of Work: Robotic Reporter

4/19/2019
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There are many issues that are contributing to the uncertain future of journalism, and one of the biggest issues is the advancement of automation in newsrooms. In this report, CKNW contributor Claire Allen and a special guest explore how automation is changing the future of journalism.

Duration:00:07:10

How a Canadian transgender cyclist stood up for her rights and changed the world of sport

4/19/2019
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We are in the midst of a changing world of sport, and at the center of that is high-performance Canadian cyclist, and transgender woman, Kristen Worley. Her new book is called Woman Enough: How a Boy Became a Woman and Changed the World of Sport. She joined Simi on the show today. Guest: Kristen Worley Athlete and author

Duration:00:09:16

Are we ZUCKED? A new book explores if the world can wake up from the Facebook catastrophe

4/19/2019
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ZUCKED is the story of how a noted tech venture capitalist, an early mentor to Mark Zuckerberg and investor in his company, woke up to the serious damage Facebook was doing to our society and set out to try to stop it. Guest: Roger McNamee Author of Zucked: Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe

Duration:00:16:58

🔥🔥 Hot question of the day 🔥🔥

4/19/2019
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Vote in @simisara980's 🔥 question of the day: Should BC lower speed limits on residential streets to 30kph? It’s an idea being promoted by Vancouver City Councillor, @PtFry, who wants to see the province drop the default speed limit on local streets.

Duration:00:02:32

Burnaby business leaders back SFU gondola plan

4/18/2019
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It's an idea that's been floated for quite awhile now: a gondola service that would take passengers from the Expo and Millennium lines on the SkyTrain, up to Simon Fraser University on Burnaby Mountain. It would cost around $200 million to build. Support for the project has been growing - and it has a new advocate today in the Burnaby Board of Trade. Their CEO, Paul Holden, has written to Burnaby City Council, asking that the consultation between the city and Translink moves along to the...

Duration:00:08:29

The Best of The Simi Sara Show - Thurs Apr 18th 2019

4/18/2019
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Chapter 1 🔥🔥 Hot question of the day 🔥🔥 Vote in @simisara980's 🔥 question of the day: BC Ferries is launching a pilot project this June. If you buy a meal and eat at the Pacific Buffet you will be allowed to buy one or two drinks along with your food. Is this a good idea? Chapter 2 The Special Counsel’s Redacted Report is out - here is what we know. This morning, the long-anticipated redacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report that investigated possible collusion...

Duration:01:03:31

Simi’s loser and winner of the day

4/18/2019
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Loser Winner

Duration:00:03:23