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A REALITY CHECK OR A WAKE UP CALL IN BC

 

NDP, Liberals neck and neck in B.C. polls, but Christy Clark could have edge

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The Liberals also potentially have a turnout advantage. Mainstreet finds that the Liberals have stronger supporters and give the party a three-point lead among those voters who are most likely to vote and least likely to change their minds. Both Mainstreet and Ipsos give the Liberals a significant lead among older British Columbians, who also vote in larger numbers.

This is ABSOLUTELY BEWILDERING given that older British Columbians have been offered next to nothing by the Liberals, and yet they remember and are so afraid of the letters NDP, they vote from fear not sensibility.

If we had the BPP ( BC BOOMER PLUS ) party, with a platform that catered to what boomers and seniors need and want in this province, we would steal votes away from the liberals.

Seniors across the province are so upset about hospital care, emergency over crowding, surgical wait times, lack of affordable housing, home care, poverty and yet, like my parents , they vote for the party not the policies.

The irony is that older British Columbians value voting more than young people, and yet the Liberals are trying to appeal to families and young people with the economy, jobs & housing, infrastructure , benefits of the site C dam, roads,etc etc and the seniors will vote them IN despite knowing that none of this benefits their daily lives.

And so the result is, without the young people showing up at the polling booth, Liberals win, because Generation X, Y , Z, and Millennia’s don’t trust any government. No wonder; the Centre For Public Integrity has said;” we are at the lowest level of trust in government and companies since the 1930’s”.

Hey young people, next time you see a senior on the street, THANK them, for doing you a favour by electing a party that has ZERO interest in their welfare.

And then when you get old and you need the same things that they need and you are pissed off at the government for not caring, remember May 9th, 2017, when you had ten good excuses for not voting, or had better things to do than prepare for the day either you or parents will need the services that simply aren’t there.

There is a term for all of this , and it’s called “Common Sense Disorder”.

DID AMERICANS WHO VOTED FOR TRUMP GET WHAT THEY NEEDED OR WHAT THEY DESERVED?

Pictured above are the poster boys of the aftermath. Some say America is now under the stormy clouds of an evil Mike Pence, and an angry Donald Trump. by Allan Holender This past Thanksgiving I g…

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THIS WEEK ON A BOOMER HOME COMPANION

 

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Hello Boomer Radio Fans

ON THE SHOW THIS WEEK

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On the BIG BROADCAST this week we open the Xmas Treasure Chest of music and memories of some of my favourites.
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Our special guest Ken Lavigne is a singer, composer, communicator and consummate entertainer. Currently joined onstage by his band (Piano, Guitar, Bass, Drums and Violin), has charmed his way into the hearts of concert goers across North America with his sincere delivery of ballads, show tunes and classical crossover hits in the style of Andrea Bocelli and Josh Groban.

It’s easy to see why one New York critic described him as having “a voice of liquid gold”. In his new touring concert, Mr. Lavigne takes his audience on an riveting and enchanting journey, retelling his personal campaign to sing at Carnegie Hall with the New York Pops.

It’s a unbelievable account of a man who, against all odds found a way to live out his dream of singing on the world’s most prestigious concert stage. Told with spectacular songs and entertaining and hilarious stories Mr Lavigne embodies the spirit of the underdog – audacity, tenacity, tragedy and ultimately… triumph.

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Thom Hartmann Interviews: Dr. Justin Frank, MD,, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Science-George Washington University/Obama on the Couch: Inside the Mind of the President. Is Donald Trump crazy or crazy like a fox? .

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Is it Klavan & Whittle’s baby boom generation that has screwed the world up for the Millennial Generation.? 

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OUR FEATURED XMAS SONG THIS WEEK IS “SANTA BABY”

“Santa Baby” was originally recorded by Eartha Kitt with Henri René and his orchestra in New York City on October 6, 1953. It was released by RCA Victor Records as catalog number 20-5502 (in the USA), and by EMI on the His Master’s Voice label as catalog number B 10728.

The song was a huge hit for Kitt, and she later said that it was one of her favorite songs to record; she reprised it in the 1954 film New Faces.   Kitt also reprised the original song in a 1963 re-recording for Kapp Records, with a more uptempo arrangement. (Madonna’s popular rendition for the 1987 charity album A Very Special Christmas is based on this latter version.) In 1954, Eartha Kitt recorded a new version of the song with new lyrics titled “This Year’s Santa Baby”, to no commercial success. Writers listed did not change. The song was featured in the 1989 film Driving Miss Daisy.
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 Garrison Keillor will join us for his weekly “Writers Almanac”, and Roger Currie drops in with his neighbourly comments.

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We have a special Hollywood Legends segment starting this week. Kirk Douglas is interviewed by Michael Parkinson about his early life as a child.

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And we have a Motown Christmas special.

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STAY TUNED FOLLOWING A BOOMER HOME COMPANION FOR BOOMERTOWN, CANADA’S #1 NOSTALGIA PODCAST WITH BARRY BOWMAN, ROGER CURRIE, AND GUEST CONTRIBUTOR, THE LEGENDARY DJ HIMSELF, RED ROBINSON.

Canada’s #1 national podcast for Boomers and Beyond 

 A cornucopia of fireside memories, mindful chatter, and  music from the jukebox of your life”. Do you remember the songs you listened to, danced to, kissed to, and cherish”? 

The program also features  candid and insightful interviews with prominent boomers from all walks of life. Allan will be inviting  a whole range of interesting folks from around the world to pull up a chair to the big breakfast table and engage in conversation. There’s lots of room for you too!”  

And stay tuned after Boomer Home Companion for the dynamic duo of Canadian radio; Barry Bowman and Roger Currie, hosts of Canada’s #1 nostalgia podcast “Boomertown”. 

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On the BIG BROADCAST this week we open the Xmas Treasure Chest of music and memories of some of my favourites. Our special guest Ken Lavigne is a singer, composer, communicator and consummate entertainer. Currently joined onstage by his band (Piano, Guitar, Bass, Drums and Violin), has charmed his way into the hearts of concert goers across North America with his sincere delivery of ballads, show tunes and classical crossover hits in the style of Andrea Bocelli and Josh Groban. It’s easy to see why one New York critic described him as having “a voice of liquid gold”. In his new touring concert, Mr. Lavigne takes his audience on an riveting and enchanting journey, retelling his personal campaign to sing at Carnegie Hall with the New York Pops. It’s a unbelievable account of a man who, against all odds found a way to live out his dream of singing on the world’s most prestigious concert stage. Told with spectacular songs and entertaining and hilarious stories Mr Lavigne embodies the spirit of the underdog – audacity, tenacity, tragedy and ultimately… triumph.

A BOOMER HOME COMPANION

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JOIN US “LIVE” SATURDAY NOV. 19TH AT 9:00 A.M. PACIFIC

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Join veteran radio personality, Allan Holender, and a star studded lineup of news, information, stories and conversation that is totally dedicated to boomers and beyond. Stay tuned after Canada’s #1 national podcast for Boomers and you’ll hear Canada’s #1 nostalgia podcast, Boomertown, hosted by veteran radio legends Barry Bowman and Roger Currie. Stay tuned, following Boomertown for DJ Hall of Fame Legend, Frank Allan direct from New York City, when he will host “Music Beat”. Two hours of unforgettable music from the 50’s 60’s, 70′ with Doo Wap and Rock and Roll sprinkled in. It’s as close as you will get to the good old days when Saturday afternoons rolled around and you tuned into Dick Clark and American Bandstand. Saturdays will never be the same again, after you join us for five hours of pure “Boomer’ entertainment. So set your alarm clock for tomorrow (Saturday) at 9:00 a.m. pacific (12:00 noon eastern) for A Boomer Home Companion, followed by Boomertown, and then Music Beat.

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A BOOMER HOME COMPANION REWIND

A BOOMER HOME COMPANION REWIND EPISODE #2 NOV. 12, 2016

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WHAT YOU MISSED ON THE SHOW TODAY

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With the shock of the U.S. election still causing or stomachs to be upset and our minds confused and bewildered with anxiety, It’s the perfect time to sit back and remember the good times that we enjoyed as kids, teenagers and parents. Let’s drift back to those happy times with the memories and the music. I hope you’ll join me TODAY. Take some time to breathe and reminisce !

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Legendary Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen, rock music’s man of letters whose songs fused religious imagery with themes of redemption and sexual desire, earning him critical and popular acclaim, has died at the age of 82, according to a Facebook post on his official page. We’ll pay tribute to this Canadian icon in music and words.

Shortly after his 82nd birthday, Leonard Cohen sat down with KCRW’s Chris Douridas for an interview. The two talked about Cohen’s health, the role of religion in his life, his 14th and final album, You Want It Darker, and much more.

The conversation took place at the Canadian Consulate in Los Angeles on Oct. 13 as part of a special listening session for You Want It Darker. It’s the last interview Cohen gave before his death on November 7.

After thanking the audience for coming — and Douridas for his support — Cohen said he may have made a mistake in October when he told The New Yorker he was ready to die. “I may have exaggerated,” he tells Douridas. “One is given to self-dramatization from time to time.” Then he added, “I intend to live forever.”

Cohen was joined at the interview and listening session by his son and producer, Adam Cohen. He released a statement late Wednesday night about his father’s passing:

“My father passed away peacefully at his home in Los Angeles with the knowledge that he had completed what he felt was one of his greatest records. He was writing up until his last moments with his unique brand of humour.”

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ARE AMERICANS REALLY GOING TO FLEE TO CANADA AFTER THE TRUMP WIN?

Before this week’s stunning election result, many Americans, including Boomers, declared their intentions, perhaps jokingly, that they would flee to Canada if Donald Trump pulled off a win for U.S. president. As Trump continued to rack up votes late Tuesday and into Wednesday, it appeared that many of them might be serious. The Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada website crashed around 11 p.m. on Tuesday due to what a department spokesperson called “a significant increase in the volume of traffic.” Since then, the department has confirmed that visitors from the U.S. accounted for half of that surge. And so, I’m going to interview someone who is an expert on knowing exactly what it will take for Boomers, their families, and friends to move to Canada. Immigration lawyer, Sandra Hakanson will join me.

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CURRIES CORNER

This week Roger Currie, observer of life, on the Canadian prairies and elsewhere in the universe as it unfolds remembers a friend at Remembrance Day and he also reminds us that in the lifetime of the Boomer generation he cannot recall a more dramatic contrast than what we saw this past week with the U.S. election compared to that amazing night in 2008 when Obama was elected on hope and change.

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THE WRITERS ALMANAC WITH GARRISON KEILLOR

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FROM THE JUKEBOX OF YOUR LIFE TODAY

WE HEAD BACK TO THE 70’S WITH BACK TO BACK DISCO MEMORIES. HEY REMEMBER :

VAN MCOY AND THE HUSTLE 
ROCK THE BOAT FROM 1974 WITH THE HUES CORPORATION.
GEORGE MACRAE AND ROCK YOUR BABY.

CAN YOU REMEMBER WHERE YOU WERE AND WHO YOU WERE WITH WHEN YOU HEARD THESE JUKEBOX FAVOURITES:

BANDSTAND BOOGIE- LES ELGART
REMINISCING- LITTLE RIVER BAND
TOO LATE TO TURN BACK NOW- CORNELIUS BROS AND SISTER ROSE
BABY COME BACK- PLAYER
THE AIR THAT I BREATHE – THE HOLLIES
LIKE A ROLLING STONE-BOB DYLAN
CANADIAN SUNSET-ANDY WILLIAMS
JUKE BOX SATURDAY NIGHT-GLEN MILLER
TAXI WAR DANCE – COUNT BASIE
ANDREW SISTERS MEDLEY 
MANHATTAN- THE NIGHTHAWKS
JUST FRIENDS-CHET BAKER
COME TOGETHER- THE BEATLES

WE WRAP UP THE FINAL HOUR WITH

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BOOMERTOWN CANADA’S #1 NOSTALGIA PODCAST WITH RADIO VETERANS BARRY BOWMAN & ROGER CURRIE 

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A CANADIAN RADIO STORY

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

“National Radio Podcast For Boomers Launches In Canada”

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A new national podcast for Boomers and Beyond in Canada will launch on November 5th hosted by veteran radio personality, Allan Holender. He will be broadcasting LIVE on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m-11:00 a.m. (pacific) 12:00 noon -2:00 p.m. (eastern) on the new Boomer Public Radio Network founded by Holender.

Holender, an internet radio pioneer, says “We are re-configuring radio  for an exciting new digital and mobile future.

Inspired by the award winning “A Prairie Home Companion” in the U.S., and in  honour of it’s Host Emeritus, Garrison Keillor , comes a new radio program for a new generation of Boomers in Canada and the world.

This original radio broadcast, produced in the Okanagan,  will be dedicated to the 10 million Baby Boomers in Canada, who represent the fastest growing demographic in the country. According to Forbes Magazine; “Boomers are the most valuable generation in the history of marketing“. Holender will produce and host this new entertainment and conversation podcast.

 A BOOMER HOME COMPANION ” will be a cornucopia of fireside memories, mindful chatter, and  music from the jukebox of your life”, Holender says. “Do you remember the songs you listened to, danced to, kissed to, and cherish”? The program also features  candid and insightful interviews with prominent boomers from all walks of life. Allan will be inviting  a whole range of interesting folks from around the world to pull up a chair to the big breakfast table and engage in conversation. There’s lots of room for you too!”  The show will air LIVE on the BPR Network and be available later as a podcast.

A Prairie Home Companion was a live radio variety show created by radio emeritus Garrison Keillor and hosted by him from 1974 to 2016.  The show has a long history; it has existed in a similar form since as far back as 1974 and borrows its name from a radio program in existence in 1969 that was named after the Prairie Home Cemetery in Moorhead, Minnesota, next to Concordia College. The radio program inspired a 2006 film of the same name, written by Keillor, directed by Robert Altman, and featuring Keillor, Lily Tomlin, Meryl Streep, Lindsay Lohan, Tommy Lee Jones, Kevin Kline, John C. Reilly, and Woody Harrelson. 

Garrison Keillor was born in 1942 in Anoka, Minnesota, and began his radio career as a freshman at the University of Minnesota, from which he graduated in 1966.

Allan Holender was born in 1941 in Edmonton , Alberta, and began his radio career as a freshman at the U of M as well, only Allan’s was at the University of Montana from which he graduated in 1965.

A lot of similarities you might say. Kindred radio souls you might also say.

 For Garrison Keillor, there were plenty of adventures over 42 years — broadcasts from Canada, Ireland, Scotland, England, Germany, Iceland and almost every one of the 50 states; wonderful performers, little-known and world-renowned; standing ovations and stares of bewilderment.

For Allan Holender, there were also plenty of adventures over 43 years- he was  an early pioneer of Internet broadcasting in Canada with over 40 years in the broadcasting industry. Allan has been a producer, nationally syndicated host and  co-owner  of a terrestrial radio station in the  the lower mainland of British  Columbia. As an early adapter, Allan was at the forefront of developing content rich programming for digital online radio networks in both Canada and the U.S.;  Media On Tap, Positive World Radio, Conscious Planet Radio,  Peachland Radio.COM , and Okanagan Radio.COM . He was one of the first in Canada to broadcast using the internet in 1997.

Allan Holender has been in the radio biz since he was ten years old. He began by broadcasting to his Mother in the kitchen. His Dad set him up in the den with a turntable and a microphone and a small speaker in the kitchen. She became his greatest fan. In 1995 he resurrected that little boy from Edmonton and became “Big Al” — hosting the most popular live radio show in Vancouver. “Big Al’s Dance Party was born, and the theme was …memories, music, and mayhem or comedy, records and fun! The ratings at AM 1040 went through the roof… and for two years he was the toast of Saturday night. Big Al and his motley crew of characters… Cuzzin Fred, Marvelous Mindy and Rockin Rob took you back to the golden era of music from the 40″s, 50″s, and Big Band. Throw in the Doowop Gal and Mickey the Music Man and his collection of 10,000 78″ records from the 30″s and you had a very unique show! The show outranked the CBC’s “Finkelstein’s 45’s” during that time slot. Allan has interviewed everyone from Maynard Ferguson, Cal Jader to Dave Stewart and Michael Buble. He knows his stuff and loves to play his private collection of some 1,000 LP’s.

Holender hosted the first nationally syndicated radio program for home business entrepreneurs called, “The HomeBiz Show” on the CHUM and Talk America Radio Networks. He hosted several talk and jazz shows on his previous three digital online radio networks, and in 2012 produced and narrated a 14 week series called “The Allan Holender Music Project” for WXMR FM 100.7 Radio Bistro-“The Music Of Our Lives”. Allan says he dedicates all his radio shows to the greatest music of our time. Whether it’s Jazz, Blues, Soul, or R & B, the music from the 40,s 50,s, or big bands, Allan weaves a tapestry of stories and personal anecdotes about these legendary artists and their music. It’s a musical buffet to tempt the listener palate and makes you want to come back for more and more.

He also co-hosted the ZenBiz Radio Show on Voice America and Biz Talk on the station he co-founded, CISL 650 in Richmond, British Columbia. About his new show, Holender says, “I’m going to use this show to try to pull listeners a little closer to their radios, and sometimes pull them right into the radio with us. I see this as a chance to develop a new type of relationship with a local and global audience “. Allan has semi retired now to the beautiful shores of Lake Okanagan amongst the vineyards and has aged like fine wine, and so what better time to host a new show on a new media platform.

Holender says’ “The fact that so many retirees, friends and family  that live in the Okanagan are from the Prairies as I am, the thought occurred to me to have a  show that they can relate to the most. Life on the Prairies is far different from any other region in Canada. Those of us that grew up on the Prairies,know all about; the unique weather, the people, the pioneer spirit, the culture and  the little things that we remember the most  from  growing up as children of parents who sacrificed much to make for a better life for us.

“I’d also like to start a new conversation about active aging in Canada”. We’ll be talking to fellow Boomers from B.C. to Newfoundland about what it means to be getting older, while at the same time, re-inventing, rejuvenating, and re-designing their lives with innovative and creative ideas.””All Boomers have one thing in common”, says Holender. “We all grew up with the radio as our companion in life. We had it by our bedside, in our kitchen, our living room, our rumpus/rec room, our garage, in our cars, at the beach, and at work.”

A Boomer Home Companion” Holender says ” Was inspired by the days when neighbors came together to share their point of view on local news, politics, religion and sports for the purpose of creating a better community. An informal, genuine approach to on-demand programming forms Holender’s entire outlook on the new show. “ I want to be a listening companion. I’m looking for interesting companions. People I’d want to hang out with, at a dinner party or a coffee shop. People who have knowledge, and interesting ways of imparting it. We’re building a network of podcasts that you can listen to one after another, the next to the next to the next. We want listeners to feel like they’re hanging out with people they know, and whose companionship they enjoy. That’s something I like about podcasts, and I want to increase that experience for other people.”

Although the program will originate from Canada, the topics and discussions will be general enough to appeal to the 80 million Boomers in the U.S. and around the world.  “That’s the beauty of this new media platform, says Holender, you can go LIVE and within seconds people from around the world are listening to you on their internet connection.” I love the idea of bringing back the way radio used to sound with new technology

 Author and ScreenWriter of “The Corporation ” Joel Bakan says: Allan Holender brings to internet radio what Charlie Rose brings to public television, the knack for a great interview, Allan continues to impress me with his news sense, story-telling ability, self-effacing humor and unique point of view. The love and passion of radio has never left him.  Allan will be a terrific addition to the Canadian digital radio air waves.”.

ABOUT BOOMER PUBLIC RADIO

Holender says this about the future of Boomer Public Radio;”Our ONE big Dream is to be the preferred media choice for connecting the voices of Boomers from around the world where imagination and ideas flourish. Boomer Public Radio will be the #1 source for news, information,stories, conversations, and entertainment for the 80 million baby boomers  in the U.S. and 10 million in Canada, representing the fastest growing demographic in North America, and the most valuable generation in the history of marketing”.

ON THE AIR

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The show will air LIVE on Saturdays at 9:00 a.m. (pacific) 11:00 a.m. (central) 12:00 Noon (eastern)  and then be archived as a podcast on the Boomer Public Radio site for listening at any time.

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