Your weekly round-up of all things Zoomer, worldwide, with your host, Libby Znaimer.
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May 19, 2013: Libby is joined by Dr. Sonja Lyubomirsky – author of “The Myths of Happiness: What Should Make You Happy, But Doesn’t, What Shouldn’t Make You Happy, But Does.” She’ll tell us what is on both of those lists! Plus, It’s wedding season and many of the brides and grooms will be Zoomers – some on their second, third or even fourth marriages! It’s a subject Kim Izzo tackled in the current issue of Zoomer Magazine and she dropped by the studio to talk about it. Click to Listen.
May 5, 2013: Libby is joined by filmmaker Martin Himel. He talks about his new series “Jew Bashing: The New Anti-Semitism”. It documents the disturbing rise of anti-Jewish sentiments around the world. Plus, one of Toronto’s premiere entertainment venues – The Carlu – is celebrated the 10th anniversary of it’s re-opening. Owner Mark Robert stops by to talk about this achievement. Click to Listen.
April 28, 2013: Libby is joined by financial guru Gordon Pape with some last-minute advice on getting the most out of your tax return! Plus, Joe Warwick, the food writer behind the book “Where Chef’s Eat” talks about his quest to find the world’s best restaurants based on opinions from the world’s best chefs! Click to Listen.
April 21, 2013: Libby is joined by Paula Speevak Sladowski, Presdient and COO of Volunteer Canada. She helps us kick of National Volunteer Week! Plus, Nehama Baum, president of the MukiBaum foundation talks about their mission to provide activities and services for mentally or physically disabled people. Click to Listen.
April 14, 2013: To welcome Canada’s premiere of the 3rd season of Downton Abbey, Libby is joined by Lesley Nicol – the actress who portrays Mrs. Patmore. Plus, Dr. Anthony Lang is one of the world’s prominent leaders in Parkinson’s research. He tells us how Toronto based research has helped the advancement in treating Parkinson’s and what the future holds for patients. Click to Listen.
April 7, 2013: Libby is joined by Simcha Jacabovic, producer of the VISION TV program Biblical Forensics: Real Faces of the Bible. He explains how modern technology and archaeology have been combined to bring these biblical faces to life! Plus, Journalist and Feminist Sally Armstrong stops by to talk about her new book Ascent of Women. Click to Listen.
March 31, 2013: Jane Brown fills in for Libby Znaimer and is joined by Reverend Brian Galligan – they discuss his life journey from a professional scientist to a man of the cloth! Plus, Dr. Gary Bloch has an unusual prescription for his patients – tax returns! He tells us how we all need to make sure we’re filing our returns to get the all the benefits we’re entitled to. Click to Listen.
March 24, 2013: Libby is joined by Avery Shenfeld, Chief Economist CIBC World Markets and CARPs VP of Advocacy Susan Eng to discuss the federal budget. Plus, Michael Moss drops by to talk about his new book Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us. Click to Listen.
March 17, 2013: How often do you look at the nutrition table on the back of a box of cereal or bag of chips to see how much of your daily protein, sugar, salt, or fat is in a single serving? It’s a practice Health Canada advocates. But did you know those tables are based on 30 year old information? That means some of those daily values are way off. On this program, nutritionist Rosie Schwartz tells us what Health Canada needs to do to fix all of this! Plus, spring is in the air! And for many of us that means it’s time to get into the garden. Charlie Dobbin from AM 740’s Garden Show joins Libby with her tips on what we should be doing in our own gardens this time of year. Click to Listen.
March 3, 2013: Libby is joined by Dr. Ezra Hauer – a civil engineer who specializes in road safety – and CARP’s Susan Eng. Together, they tell us why older drivers are getting an unfair reputation. Plus, getting diagnosed with Cancer leads to many complicated questions – often too many, too frequently for your Doctor or Nurse to handle. Luckily there is an organization that can help. Dr. Denny Depetrillo is the founder of CAREpath and he visits the show to talk about his program. Click to Listen.
In addition, March is Fraud Prevention Month, and sadly older Canadians are frequently targeted by fraudsters. Detective Sergeant Cameron Field of the Toronto Police Services’ Financial Crimes Unit tells us what we can do to be aware and protect ourselves! Plus – getting a good night sleep should be one of the easiest things we can do to benefit our health. But for some people, seven to eight hours of shut-eye seems next to impossible. Dr. Charles Samuels is a sleep physician, and today he’ll tell us why sleep is so important, and what you can do to get the most out of it! Click to Listen.
February 24, 2013: Sunlife Canada just released their 2013 “Canadian Un-Retirement Index” and the results are shocking. Only 25% of Canadians expect to retire by the age of 66. Sunlife Canada’s president Kevin Dougherty will join Libby Znaimer to discuss the results! Plus, are those pills you’re taking really the best medicine? Does your doctor even know? Maybe not, says British physician, academic and writer, Dr. Ben Goldacre. His latest book, “Bad Pharma” explores reason why so many pharmaceutical studies go unreported. He dropped by the studio when he was in town recently. Click to Listen.
Feb 17, 2013: How stressful does your job make you? It’s a growing problem with the increasing demands of many modern workplaces. Dr. David Posen specializes in stress and has just written a new book Is Work Killing You?: A Doctor’s Prescription for Treating Workplace Stress. On this episode, he shares some strategies for dealing with this problem. Plus, Zoomer Magazine columnist and financial guru Gordon Pape drops by to share his tips on this year’s best investments; why you should choose stocks over bonds, RSP contributions and how to prepare for the switch from an RSP to a RIF. Click to Listen
Feb 10, 2013: Many of us have big plans for our retirement, but turning a blind eye to your personal health can end up ruining the best laid plans. On this episode, Dr. Beth Abramson from the Heart and Stroke Foundation talks about their latest report which shows a big discrepancy between how Zoomers view their personal health, and how healthy they really are! Plus, Vision TV, part of our Zoomer Family, is under threat of being removed from basic cable packages. As Canada’s own multi-faith, multi-service station, this will leave many communities unrecognized in Canada’s television landscape. Vision TV’s owner Moses Znaimer drops by to tell us why we need to protect our Vision! Click to Listen
Feb 3, 2013: It made news everywhere from Britain to the U.S. to Nigeria, not to mention here at home. Controversial former media baron Conrad Blackhas signed on to do a weekly talk show for our company, Zoomer Media. Today Conrad joins Libby to talk about why this will be his next chapter as he moves on with his life after serving time in an American jail. Plus, you might think of things like Youtube and Twitter as time wasters for a younger generation – but if you’re a Zoomer starting or own business or job searching, they can be two incrediby important tools. Jaigris Hodson teaches a course called Digital Skills and Innovation for the Global Economy at Ryerson University. She’ll tell us how to create an online presence to promote our personal brands. Click to Listen
Jan 27, 2013: Libby is joined by Dr. Tiffany Chow of the Sam and Ida Ross Memory Clinic at Baycrest. Her new book “The Memory Clinic” is full of simple things we can do to help prevent or stave off the symptoms of cognitive decline. Plus, it’s the time of year when New Year’s Resolutions are all but forgotten. Sometimes that’s because we set very unrealistic goals for ourselves – but it doesn’t have to be this way! Zoomer Magazine’s executive editor Vivian Vassos is here to tell us about their “New Year, New You” program! Click to Listen
Jan 20, 2013: Libby talks to Dr. Samir Sinha – director of geriatrics at Mount Sinai hospital about the severe lack of geriatricians in Ontario, and how he’s hoping to encourage more up and coming medical students to enter the field. Plus, Dave Redinger of Dave’s Corner Garage fills us in with all the hot news from the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan. Click to Listen
Jan 13, 2013: Libby is joined by Dr. Samir Sinha, architect of a comprehensive strategy designed to transform the quality of healthcare for Zoomers across the province. It focuses on reorganizing existing resources to make sure no seniors fall through the cracks, without spending any new money. Dr. Sinha will tell us how he thinks this can be accomplished. Plus, you might be surprised to find out that one of the biggest challenges of living with Alzheimer’s disease is the way others treat you. Libby speaks to Elizabeth Allen, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2006. She’ll tell us how she’s been stigmatized and dismissed by people who used to be her friends. Click to Listen
Jan 6th, 2013: American Zoomers dodged a few bullets when Congress steered away from the fiscal cliff. However, the issues that older Americans still face make up a long and tough road. Debra Whitman from the AARP stops by to tell us what to expect. And it’s the time of the year when your New Years Resolutions start to fall apart! What’s the best strategy for actually keeping them? Doctor Oren Amitay drops by with a few tips! Click to Listen
Dec 30th, 2012: We look back at 2012 with CARP vice presidents Susan Eng and Ross Mayot. They tell us what CARP accomplished and what’s on the agenda for 2013! Plus, your own agenda for 2013 includes some volunteer work. Finding the perfect volunteer job can be as hard as finding your perfect real job! Sharon Nickel and Dhara Moddel tell us about the unique opportunities offered through the Healing Beyond the Body Program at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. Click to Listen
Dec 16th, 2012: Do religious beliefs trump medical opinions when it comes to end of life decisions? Hassan Rasouli is on life support at Toronto’s Sunnybrook Hospital. His family’s Islamic beliefs dictate that he should be kept alive as long as possible. However both his doctors say the efforts are now futile and that keeping him alive is doing more harm than good. Dr. Rodin, head of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre will give us more insight into this conundrum. Plus, a little known true fact about Christmas music! From Rudolph to Snowmen, Winter Wonderlands to Sleigh Bells – Christmas songs and their imagery have become a significant part of pop culture. But did you know that most of the most popular ones are the work of people who didn’t celebrate Christmas at all? Pianist and music lecturer Jordan Klapman will tell us how the Jews Wrote Christmas! Click to Listen
Dec 9th, 2012: This weekend was the beginning of Hanukkah, and to celebrate we have a some special music written for the Festival of Lights. Plus, Toronto is home to many mixed faith families, which can lead to certain issues when it comes to celebrating the holidays. Rabbi Michael Dolgin stops by with tips to help us negotiate the demands of interfaith families this holiday season! And, what do you get for that hard to shop for Zoomer on your Christmas list? Zoomer Magazine’s executive editor Vivian Vassos is here with a list of unique and inspiring gift ideas! Click to Listen
Dec 2nd, 2012: Leonard Cohen has been on the centre stage since the 1960s. As a writer, poet and troubadour he seems to have done it all! Yet there has always seemed to be an air of mystery surrounding Cohen. Libby Znaimer is joined by Sylvie Simmons, author of the new biography I’m Your Man: The Life of Leonard Cohen. She shares a few of the things she discovered when she dug into the life of one of Canada’s greatest artists. Plus, pancreatic cancer is one of the most underfunded cancers, as well as one of the deadliest. For years treatment of the disease has been stalled, but now doctors and researchers are looking for volunteers to test a new drug cocktail – Folfirinox – that might lead to the breakthrough they are looking for. Dr. Alice Wei will be here here to tell us all about it. And with the arrival of December comes Christmas Music! For most of us, the songs help us get into the holiday spirit – but there are definitely a few that get under your skin! We’ll take a look at the good, the bad and the ugly when it comes to Christmas Carols! Click to Listen
Nov 25th, 2012: Baby Boomers make up the largest and richest cohort in North America – so why are they so often ignored by advertisers? Alan Wurtzel, advertising guru and the keynote speaker at Zoomer Media’s first annual Select Symposium on Aging and Advertising drops by to talk about why advertisers need to wake up and smell the boomers! Plus, Brett Wilson, entrepreneur par excellence and famous for being one of the Dragons in the Den, tells us about the mistakes he made in the scramble for success and how he’s repairing the relationships in his life that really matter. Click to Listen
Nov 18th, 2012: Libby is joined by Thomas King, author of The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America. He shares his story of being a Native Canadian activist and tells us about what he calls “Dead Indians”. Plus, it’s time for snowbirds to plan their winter vacations! Zoomer Magazine’s executive editor Vivian Vassos stops by to tell us the best sunny destinations for the Zoomer crowd this year! And Gordon Lightfoot’s 74th Birthday is celebrated with one of his early hits! Click to Listen
Nov 11th, 20012: We celebrate Remembrance Day with a look back at the important role music played in keeping up morale during World War 2. Plus, Libby is joined by author Sonke Neitzel; his new book Soldaten examines the thoughts and ideologies of German POW’s based on the transcriptions of secret recordings made by the allied forces. And the American Election is over and the United States are set to have four more years of the Obama administration. What does this mean for Zoomers? Debra Whitman from AARP drops by to tell us! Click to Listen
Nov 4th, 2012: Guest host Jane Brown is joined by Paola Gianturco – the author and photographer behind Grandmother Power, a book that documents grandmothers around the world who are helping their communities in incredible ways. Plus, in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Allison Stuart – the Chief of Emergency Management Ontario stops by with tips on how to prepare for a similar disaster. Click to Listen
Oct 28th, 2012: Libby is joined by Thomas Mulcair – the leader of Canada’s Official Opposition – just after his announcement that the NDP would lower the age of eligibility for Old Age Security back to 65, during a Town Hall forum at the CARP Annual General Meeting. Plus, Wanda Morris – the executive director of Dying With Dignity – tells us about the right to die movement in Canada.
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Oct 21, 2012: Guest Host, Jane Brown is joined by Khelan Batia from the AARP – he talks about the issues Zoomers want addressed by both candidates in the 2012 United States Presidential Election. And Dr. Mike Evans drops by to talk about the increasing use of email and social media by medical professionals and patients. (Click here to listen)
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