Vancouver Overcast
Vancouver Overcast (Episode 10): The Lost Tapes – JB Shayne and John Tanner interviewed

Vancouver Overcast (Episode 10): The Lost Tapes – JB Shayne and John Tanner interviewed

November 1, 2020

Legendary broadcasters JB Shayne and John Tanner join Mike to share a lifetime of reflections on their respective careers which began in the “golden age” of Top 40 radio, leading to album-oriented FM radio, underground early music video programming and pioneering alternative rock music stations. Between funny anecdotes spanning 5 decades, and their overall punk-like irreverence we meet 2 people who helped shape Vancouver’s contributions to pop culture and broadcasting.

Vancouver Overcast (Episode 9): Margareta Dovgal on the ground in Wet’suwet’en territory

Vancouver Overcast (Episode 9): Margareta Dovgal on the ground in Wet’suwet’en territory

February 23, 2020

Margareta Dovgal (@Margare7a) is our guest on episode 9. She’s the Director of Research at Resource Works Society (www.resourceworks.com), a small BC-based non-profit providing information on responsible resource development. She has spent the past 2 weeks in the Bulkley Valley, home of the Wet'suwet'en nation and ground zero for the dispute over the Coastal Gaslink pipeline. From her current base in Smithers, B.C., Margareta shares her insights from her conversations from locals on both sides of the conflict, and her hopes for a positive resolution in the face of ongoing protests roiling Canadian communities.

Vancouver Overcast (Episode 8): Bob Mackin on the Pressure Cooker 2010 Olympics—PART TWO

Vancouver Overcast (Episode 8): Bob Mackin on the Pressure Cooker 2010 Olympics—PART TWO

February 14, 2020

Bob Mackin is a journalist from TheBreaker.news and host of TheBreaker.news podcast with an encyclopedic knowledge of the history of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games, which began 10 years ago this month. In this second part of our 2-part conversation, Bob describes the "pressure cooker" days as the Games get underway, and the huge logistical and personal challenges Olympics organizers faced. Finally, we ask the most important question: can or should Vancouver ever invite the world back for a global competition again? The answer may surprise you.

Vancouver Overcast (Episode 7): Bob Mackin on the Pressure Cooker 2010 Olympics—PART ONE

Vancouver Overcast (Episode 7): Bob Mackin on the Pressure Cooker 2010 Olympics—PART ONE

February 8, 2020

Bob Mackin is a journalist from TheBreaker.news and host of TheBreaker.news podcast with an encyclopedic knowledge of the history of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games, which began 10 years ago this month. Bob takes us on his personal journey reporting on the very beginnings of the dream of hosting an Olympics in Vancouver, to the dousing of the torch. In part one this 2-part conversation, we discuss the amazing years, months and weeks leading up to the Olympic Torch arriving in Vancouver, which was described by one of its organizers as a "pressure cooker" of epic proportions.

Vancouver Overcast (Episode 6): Mo Amir (This is VANCOLOUR) & Joseph Planta (TheCommentary.ca) on podcasting

Vancouver Overcast (Episode 6): Mo Amir (This is VANCOLOUR) & Joseph Planta (TheCommentary.ca) on podcasting

January 26, 2020

Podcasters who bring both the experience and the dynamism of this rapidly growing medium are the guests in the first Vancouver Overcast episode of 2020. Joseph (@Planta) and Mo Amir (@vancolour) join Mike in studio to talk about why they run podcasts, and how to keep them compelling for their audiences. Listen, share and give your feedback on this conversation between Mike, Joe and Mo @OvercastYVR (Instagram, Twitter & Facebook).

Vancouver Overcast (Episode 5): Daniel Fontaine on 2019’s Top 10 stories in B.C. municipal politics

Vancouver Overcast (Episode 5): Daniel Fontaine on 2019’s Top 10 stories in B.C. municipal politics

December 29, 2019

Longtime collaborator Daniel Fontaine is my guest on episode 5 of Vancouver Overcast. Daniel brings decades of experience and insight from municipal, provincial and federal politics. He is also starting a new podcast in 2020 with co-host Bill Tieleman called #BCPoliTalk. We break down Top 10 stories of B.C. municipal politics from 2019 and why they matter.

 

Vancouver Overcast (Episode 4): Architect Arno Matis speaks out about Vancouver urban design

Vancouver Overcast (Episode 4): Architect Arno Matis speaks out about Vancouver urban design

December 9, 2019

Architect Arno Matis is bringing new ideas to excite the image of Vancouver as a hub of urban design innovation. In his conversation with host Mike Klassen, Matis speaks to Vancouver's future as a design Mecca and the "missed opportunities" of some our emerging neighbourhoods. Learn more about his work at https://www.arnomatisarchitecture.com.

Recorded on 2019-12-08 at Thinking Cap Studios in Vancouver, BC.

Vancouver Overcast (episode 3): Aldyen Donnelly on Canada’s misfire on greenhouse gases and how we can come out ahead on climate policy

Vancouver Overcast (episode 3): Aldyen Donnelly on Canada’s misfire on greenhouse gases and how we can come out ahead on climate policy

December 1, 2019

Aldyen Donnelly is an energy industry consultant and expert on climate policy who has advised major companies, First Nations, and senior government officials in Canada and the USA. She can be found on Twitter @AldyenDonnelly. Visit Nori.com for more about their carbon capture initiative.

Vancouver Overcast (Episode 2): Stewart Muir on Canada’s natural resources debate

Vancouver Overcast (Episode 2): Stewart Muir on Canada’s natural resources debate

November 24, 2019

Executive director of Resource Works Stewart Muir brings a message of hope to those who are anxious about the wedge issues that drive Canadians apart by geography, economic status and age group. A lively discussion from London, UK to our studio in Vancouver, BC, Muir explains why Canada is poised to lead the world in having a sustainable, clean, natural resources economy. Muir also give his take on where the struggling newspaper industry is headed.

Vancouver Overcast (Episode 1) – Who will solve the city’s *big* political problems?

Vancouver Overcast (Episode 1) – Who will solve the city’s *big* political problems?

November 11, 2019

Host Mike Klassen sits down with George Affleck and Rob McDowell to talk about Vancouver's thorniest political challenges. 

Column on Mayor Stewart 

Jack Webster Awards 

Ma Murray Awards 

 

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