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Show Notes

Wednesday Jan. 9, 2019

In studio:

  • 6:22 AM
    VINCE CHANG
    Toronto Raptors feature local and international artists in Art of the North exhibit
    Vince Chang, Art of the North exhibit curator
    Calling all Raptors super fans! This morning, we’re giving you a sneak peek of the Toronto Raptors ‘Art of the North’ exhibit featuring over 100 pieces of Raptors-inspired artwork from 40 international artists. Devo is chatting with curator Vince Chang to learn more.
    For more info click here.
    Video: Toronto Raptors feature local and international artists in ‘Art of the North’ exhibit
  • 7:38 AM
    DR. RUMEET BILLAN
    How to prepare kids for future jobs that don’t exist just yet
    Dr. Rumeet Billan, learning architect and humanitarian
    Growing up, many heard the phrase “what do you want to be when you grow up?”. Dr. Rumeet Billan says the question should really be “WHO do you want to be when you grow up?”. She joins us this morning with tips on reducing career anxiety for both kids and adults.
    www.rumeetbillan.com | Twitter: @RumeetBillan
    Video: How to prepare kids for future jobs that don’t exist just yet
  • 8:11 AM
    LORI NIKKEL
    Easy tricks to reduce food waste
    Lori Nikkel, CEO of Second Harvest
    In Canada, we throw away nearly $1,500 worth of food, most of which is perfectly good! This morning, CEO of Second Harvest Lori Nikkel is here to show us how to easily reduce food waste.
    www.foodrescue.ca | Twitter: @foodrescueca
    Video: Easy tricks to reduce food waste
  • 8:34 AM
    LORI NIKKEL
    How to bring your produce back to life
    Lori Nikkel, CEO of Second Harvest
    Let’s leave food wasting in 2018! This morning, CEO of Second Harvest Lori Nikkel joins us with tips on bringing back wilted produce to life, and proper ways to store it afterwards.
    www.foodrescue.ca | Twitter: @foodrescue
    Video: How to bring your produce back to life

On location:

  • Triple M Metal
    Hamilton

    6:40 AM
    TRIPLE M METAL
    HIT #1: This morning, Stella is live at Triple M Metal in Hamilton. She’s talking with Vice President Michael Commisso to learn more about this company, and what you can bring to this location.

    7:53 AM
    TRIPLE M METAL
    HIT #2: Stella is live this morning at various locations with Triple M Metal. They recycle different metals including cars. She’s watching how a car goes through the de-pollution system before it moves on to the next step.

    8:25 AM
    TRIPLE M METAL
    HIT #3: Stella is live at Triple M Metal in Hamilton. She’s visiting a shredder facility which can process an average vehicle in about 30 seconds.

    8:49 AM
    TRIPLE M METAL
    HIT #4: Stella is live at Triple M Metal in Hamilton this morning. She’s at the non ferrous separation plant where they recover metals including copper, aluminum, brass, and stainless.

Tuesday Jan. 8, 2019

In studio:

  • 6:24 AM
    MIKE YAWNEY
    Consumer Electronics Show officially kicks off today in Las Vegas
    Mike Yawney, BT Calgary
    BT Calgary’s Mike Yawney is at Las Vegas’ Consumer Electronics Show. He’s giving us an update with what the year ahead holds in consumer tech.
    Twitter: @Gadget_Guy
    Video: Consumer Electronics Show officially kicks off today in Las Vegas
  • 7:20 AM
    MARK VERGE
    Balloon artist takes his skills to a whole other level
    Mark Verge, world champion balloon artist
    When most people think of “balloon twisting”, they picture folks who make balloon animals at parties. Our next guest takes “balloon twisting” to a whole other level. Mark Verge aka Jungle Jack is a 7 time world champion balloon artist. He’s here to show us what he does best.
    www.junglejack.ca
    Video: Balloon artist takes his skills to a whole other level
  • 8:18 AM
    BOI-1DA
    Toronto producer Boi-1da is HERE!
    Boi-1da, producer
    Our next guest knows a little somethin’ about starting from the bottom. He collaborated with Drake 13 years ago and has worked alongside Rihanna, Beyonce and Jay Z. One of the most in-demand Toronto producers right now, Boi-1da joins us with more on his career and his 6 GRAMMY Award nominations.
    www.boi-1da.net | Twitter: @Boi1da
    Video: Toronto producer Boi-1da is HERE!

On location:

  • Reptilia
    2501 Rutherford Rd, Vaughan

    6:42 AM
    REPTILIA
    HIT #1: This morning, Stella is live at Reptilia in Vaughan. She’s hanging out with Joey, the Tegu lizard. He’s part of Reptilia’s animal rescue program.

    7:50 AM
    REPTILIA
    HIT #2: Stella is live at Reptilia in Vaughan. She’s with Spruce, the Ontario Wood Turtle. She’s learning how Reptilia protects Ontario’s native turtles.

    8:28 AM
    REPTILIA
    HIT #3: Stella is live at Reptilia in Vaughan this morning. She’s with Reptilia’s American Alligators and learning how to care for this reptile.

    8:48 AM
    REPTILIA
    HIT #4: Stella is live at Reptilia in Vaughan with Monty the Ball Python, and Leo the Leopard Gecko. She’s learning about Reptilia’s rescue and adoption program.

Monday Jan. 7, 2019

In studio:

On location:

  • Toronto Wildlife Centre
    60 Carl Hall Rd, Toronto

    6:41 AM
    TORONTO WILDLIFE CENTRE
    HIT #1: This morning, Stella is live at the Toronto Wildlife Centre – a registered charity dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of sick, injured, and orphaned wildlife animals.

    7:51 AM
    TORONTO WILDLIFE CENTRE
    HIT #2: Stella is live at Toronto Wildlife Centre in Toronto. She’s breaking down the misconception of snakes and other animals.

    8:25 AM
    TORONTO WILDLIFE CENTRE
    HIT #3: Stella is live at Toronto Wildlife Centre in Toronto. She’s learning about coyotes and how they treat them once they enter their facility. Plus, what to do if you encounter a coyote in the wild.

    8:50 AM
    TORONTO WILDLIFE CENTRE
    HIT #4: Stella is live at the Toronto Wildlife Centre in Toronto. She’s observing a possum that is in need of care, plus she’s learning about other animals located at this charity.

Friday Jan. 4, 2019

In studio:

  • 6:23 AM
    BILL WEBB, LUCAS RUMBALL
    Toronto Arrows Rugby Club added to Major League Rugby for 2019 season
    Bill Webb, co-founder of Toronto Arrows Rugby Club; Lucas Rumball, Toronto Arrows Player
    Canada’s first professional rugby team, The Toronto Arrows, was recently added to Major League Rugby for the upcoming 2019 season! This morning, co-founder of Toronto Arrows Rugby Club Bill Webb, and Toronto Arrows player Lucas Rumball stopped by with more on the upcoming season and what fans can expect at the game.
    www.torontoarrows.com | Twitter: @TorontoArrows
    Video: Toronto Arrows Rugby Club added to Major League Rugby for 2019 season
  • 7:08 AM
    MIKE YAWNEY
    Preview to the Consumer Electronics Show with Mike Yawney
    Mike Yawney, BT Calgary host
    This morning, BT Calgary’s Mike Yawney joins us live with a preview of the Consumer Electronics Show happening next week in Las Vegas. He’s sharing some of the new trends to expect in 2019.
    Twitter: @Gadget_Guy
    Video: Preview to the Consumer Electronics Show with Mike Yawney
  • 7:20 AM
    DAVID BURKHOLDER
    Torontonian spent New Years Eve visiting all 75 TTC subway stations
    David Burkholder, transit enthusiast
    Our guest is a true transit enthusiast! David Burkholder spent New Years Eve traveling to all 75 subway stations across the city. He joins us this morning with more on his travels and unique passion.
    Twitter: @DavidBurkholder
    Video: Torontonian spent New Years Eve visiting all 75 TTC subway stations
  • 7:39 AM
    DAMIEN ATKINS
    Damien Atkins writes and stars in ‘We Are Not Alone’
    Damien Atkins, writer and star
    Damien Atkins did years of research on extra-terrestrials including interviewing abductees, government officials, and journalists. He joins us live this morning with more on his one-man show ‘We Are Not Alone’.
    www.crowstheatre.com | Twitter: @crowstheatre
    Video: Damien Atkins writes and stars in ‘We’re Not Alone’
  • 7:44 AM
    NICO ANDREESCU
    Bianca Andreescu beats Venus Williams at ASB Classic
    Nico Andreescu, father of Bianca Andreescu
    What a great story to wake up to this morning! Mississauga’s Bianca Andreescu beat out Venus Williams at ASB Classic. At just 18 years old, she moves on to the semi-finals. Her father Nico Andreescu joins Mel live on the phone with his reaction.
    Video: Bianca Andreescu beats Venus Williams at ASB Classic
  • 8:17 AM
    ROSE REISMAN
    What ingredients are making your salad unhealthy?
    Rose Reisman, nutrition and wellness expert
    Don’t ruin a perfectly good salad! This morning, nutrition and wellness expert Rose Reisman joins us with tips on making the ultimate healthy salad.
    www.rosereisman.com | Twitter: @rosereisman
    Video: What ingredients are making your salad unhealthy?

On location:

  • North American International Motorcycle Supershow
    International Centre
    6900 Airport Rd, Mississauga

    6:40 AM
    MOTORCYCLE SHOW
    HIT #1: This morning, Stella is live at the North American International Motorcycle Supershow. She’s checking out some super bikes that are part of the show!

    7:53 AM
    MOTORCYCLE SHOW
    HIT #2: Stella is live at the North American International Motorcycle Supershow. She’s talking with motorcycle stunt performers who take their show to a whole new level!

    8:25 AM
    MOTORCYCLE SHOW
    HIT #3: This morning, Stella is live at North American International Motorcycle Supershow. She’s talking with professional dancers – The Purrfect Angelz.

    8:48 AM
    MOTORCYCLE SHOW
    HIT #4: Stella is live at the North American International Motorcycle Supershow. She’s touring the racing home with the different kinds of motorcycles and racing equipment.

Thursday Jan. 3, 2019

In studio:

  • 6:24 AM
    DR. HEATHER PALMER
    January is National Alzheimer’s month
    Dr. Heather Palmer, Director of Cognitive Well-Being at Amica Senior Lifestyles
    Did you know that nearly three-quarters of Canadians diagnosed with Alzheimer’s are women? This morning, cognitive expert Dr. Heather Palmer joined us with tips on maintaining brain health and early signs of Alzheimer’s.
    www.amica.ca
    Video: January is National Alzheimer’s month
  • 7:37 AM
    ANDREA DONSKY
    Healthy products to keep in mind for 2019
    Andrea Donsky, holistic nutrionist
    It’s the New Year, which means its time to start taking care of our health! This morning, Naturally Savvy Nutritionist Andrea Donsky shared some of her favorite healthy products to consume this year.
    www.naturallysavvy.com | Twitter: @AndreaDonsky
    Video: Healthy products to keep in mind for 2019
  • 8:23 AM
    AARON PRITCHETT
    Canadian country star Aaron Pritchett performs LIVE on BT
    Aaron Pritchett, Canadian country star
    This morning, we have 3-time CCMA award winning country star Aaron Pritchett performing ‘Better When I Do’ in our studio! His new album ‘Out On The Town’ drops next Friday!
    www.aaron-pritchett.com | Twitter: @OfficialAPNews
    Video: Canadian country star Aaron Pritchett performs LIVE on BT
  • 8:34 AM
    DARCY TUCKER, CHRISTINE SIMPSON, ABIGAIL DOVE
    Leafs host Next Generation Game today at Scotiabank Arena
    Darcy Tucker, Leafs alum; Christina Simpson, Sportsnet reporter; Abigail Dove, Sportsnet junior reporter
    Children are our future, and it’s no different when it comes to our national sport – hockey! This afternoon, the Leafs are hosting a game that is targeted at the next generation of hockey players. With more on this game is Leafs Alum Darcy Tucker, NHL on Sportsnet reporter Christine Simpson, and Sportsnet’s junior correspondent Abigail Dove.
    For more info click here. | Twitter: @SNChrisSimpson @16DarcyTucker
    Video: Leafs host Next Generation Game today at Scotiabank Arena

On location:

  • Power Skating Academy
    57 Carl Hall Rd, North York
    www.powerskatingacademy.com | Instagram: @powerskatingacademy | Facebook: @PowerSkatingAcademy6:41 AM
    POWER SKATING ACADEMY
    HIT #1: This morning, Stella is live at Power Skating Academy in North York. She’s learning more about this academy and the kinds of techniques the students learn.7:50 AM
    POWER SKATING ACADEMY
    HIT #2: This morning, Stella is live at Power Skating Academy in North York. She’s learning more about this academy and the kinds of techniques the students learn.

    8:17 AM
    POWER SKATING ACADEMY
    HIT #3: Stella is live at Power Skating Academy talking with one of the coaches about her training techniques and the relationship between figure skating and hockey.

    8:51 AM
    POWER SKATING ACADEMY
    HIT #4: Stella is live at Power Skating Academy in North York. She’s talking with two students who have been actively participating in this program for more than 5 years.

Wednesday Jan. 2, 2019

In studio:

  • 6:24 AM
    JAN KECK
    How to make meaningful connections
    Jan Keck, creator of ‘Ask Deep Questions’
    How well do you really know your neighbours? A recent report by the Toronto Foundation found that young adults between the ages of 25 and 29 barely know any of their neighbours. This morning, the creator of ‘Ask Deep Questions’ Jan Keck is here with tips on helping people develop meaningful connections.
    www.jankeck.com | Twitter: @mrjankeck
    Video: How to make meaningful connections
  • 7:38 AM
    BRIAN D. JOHNSON, JASON COLLETT
    Paying tribute to a great Canadian poet with ‘The Al Purdy Songbook’
    Brian D. Johnson and Jason Collett, producers
    Al Purdy was arguably Canada’s greatest poet. In celebration of his 100th birthday, producers Jason Collett and Brian D. Johnson have created a tribute including Gord Downie, Leonard Cohen, and Margaret Atwood. This morning, they join us to share more about their creation and why they chose to create this project.
    For more info click here. | Twitter: @briandjohnson @jason_collett
    Video: Paying tribute to a great Canadian poet with ‘The Al Purdy Songbook’
  • 8:24 AM
    NICHELLE LAUS
    Making exercise part of your morning routine
    Nichelle Laus, fitness expert and certified personal trainer
    By making exercise part of your morning routine, you can make sure your day starts off on the right foot! This morning, fitness expert and certified personal trainer Nichelle Laus shared fun and easy workouts you can do in your jammies.
    www.nichellalaus.com | Twitter: @Nichellelaus
    Video: Making exercise part of your morning routine

On location:

  • Pursuit OCR
    75 Westmore Dr, Etobicoke6:42 AM
    PURSUIT OCR
    HIT #1: Devo is live at Pursuit OCR in Etobicoke. He’s learning more about this fun playground for adults, plus getting a tour of the facility.

    7:52 AM
    PURSUIT OCR
    HIT #2: Devo is live at Pursuit OCR in Etobicoke. They’re going through obstacles and letting loose of their inner child.

    8:18 AM
    PURSUIT OCR
    HIT #3: This morning, Devo is live at Pursuit OCR in Etobicoke. He’s having fun trying out different elements and challenging himself with new things

    8:48 AM
    PURSUIT OCR
    HIT #4: Devo is live at Pursuit OCR in Etobicoke. Pursuit OCR is an indoor obstacle course training centre fusing education, recreation, and recovery therapy into one fitness-based playground. It’s a great place to get in shape and keep your New Years resolution.

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