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UnSpun 93 – Jody Vance and Bhinder Sajan

This week, CTV Legislative Bureau Chief Bhinder Sajan brings her…

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Nothing to fear but fear itself – that, and the pandemic

If you are regular reader of this column, you are…

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UnSpun 92 – Jody Vance and Shachi Kurl

This week, UnSpun takes you behind the scenes of the…

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Access denied

Between the pandemic, back-to-school, a parent in long-term care, and…

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UnSpun 91 – Jody Vance and Rob Shaw

In this week’s episode — UnSpun welcomes Rob Shaw from…

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Thanksgiving in the time of COVID

When the calendar flips to October, you can viscerally feel…

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UnSpun 90 – Jody Vance and Drex

As Jody Vance suffers separation anxiety over the departure of…

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Inside out

Since day one of the pandemic, health officials have pleaded…

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UnSpun 89 – Jody Vance and Sarah Kirby-Yung

As Jody Vance suffers separation anxiety over the departure of…

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Sadly, we have to put politics in front of us

How do you feel about a snap election call in…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 88

This week, Jody and George settle into chair-gate at city…

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‘Unprecedented times,’ all over again

You can feel the increased tension, frazzled nerves, and fear…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 87

It’s back to school and back to big COVID-19 numbers…

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Keep calm and teach on

As a young adult, the lone piece of art above…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 86

George and Jody talk teleprompter techniques; back to school planning;…

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Time to treat a crisis like a crisis

“It won’t hurt you if you don’t move” no longer…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 85

George and Jody talk teachers and schooooool’s back; get into…

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Cheering together, apart

“This might sound weird,” said my son to me during…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 84

George and Jody give a shout out to superheroes and…

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Turn on the lights, party’s over

We all know someone who’s ignoring health guidelines. Not the…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 83

George and Jody pitch tents, navigation centres, transit, masks, back…

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Hawaii never looked so close, and yet so far

Aloha. Who doesn’t want a Hawaiian vacation? Sun, surf, sand,…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 82

George and Jody do their homework for back to school…

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Magic words

You know that part when Glinda, the good witch of…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 81

George and Jody caution elected officials on paparazzi, remind everyone…

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The doctor is out – but they don’t have to be

When it comes to support for Canadians battling mental health…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 80

George and Jody pitch their opinions on the new tent…

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Back to school plan B?

Traditionally, mid-July is when we start seeing ads for back…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 79

In this week’s episode — George and Jody have to…

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Bye bye, angry birdie

Monday saw a long overdue move towards lower stress levels:…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 78

George and Jody literally bang their heads over the Vancouver…

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Time to adjust the CERB

It’s time to find some middle on the Canadian Employee…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 77

George and Jody wonder whether the Prime Minster’s hard stance…

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Zero tolerance

This column will reference racism and Black Lives Matter, so…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 76

George and Jody unravel the city-wide debate about the Stanley…

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A park for all seasons, and all users

Open Stanley Park to all, now. Seriously, open the damn…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 75

George and Jody go to town on another non-news press…

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Open season

We shouldn’t hug, gather, go to work or your classroom,…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 74

George and Jody pause to talk about the pause; show…

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Welcome to Phase 2

Six months into 2020. Ten weeks into a Pandemic. Two…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 73

George and Jody untangle the mess that was the Mayor…

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To mask, or not to mask

It is mind-boggling how much misinformation continues to float around…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 72

Switcheroo Week continues! On this week’s show, Jody Vance and…

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…back to school?

Ever since the BC government announced kids would have the…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 71

In this week’s episode — Patio lanterns, secret budget decisions…

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Rush order

With BC’s COVID-19 numbers in the “sweet spot” according to…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 70

In this week’s episode…whoah! George is on a tear about…

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As local as it gets

British Columbia is rather unique when it comes to resilience…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 69

Jody and George keep things hopeful and positive. Yup! Well…

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Back to school?

As we approach the 50 day mark of our COVID-19…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 68

Jody and George focus on how the economic conversation of…

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Rising to the challenge, eh?

Today’s Middle is anything but complex. We all know that…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 67

Jody and George take a look at how political posturing…

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The mom-and-pop shop you love needs you

In the unimaginable surreal shock that comes with more than…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 66

Jody and George continue their focus on COVID-19 and talk…

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OK boomer, please stay home

“Hey! Stop congregating, you COVIDIOTS!” — “Back off! SIX FEET”…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 65

In this week’s episode and from the “comfort” of their…

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Navigating the watershed

A watershed moment is a turning point, the exact moment…

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Get loud

Each night the tribute grows. British Columbians bang pots and…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 64

In this week’s episode and from the comfort of their…

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STAY HOME

These surreal times continue to impact our society’s most vulnerable….

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Stay connected

Maybe it’s because I’ve lost track of what day of…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 63

In this week’s episode, Jody and George continue their focus…

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Fear itself

You scared? Me too. This COVID-19 pandemic is unprecedented, so…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 62

In this week’s episode Jody and George can only really…

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An open letter to Dr. Bonnie Henry

Dear Dr. Henry, Can I call you Dr. Bonnie? In…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 61

In this week’s episode Jody and George continue their focus…

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No room at the school

No more band-aids — kids deserve better. We need to…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 60

In this week’s episode Jody and George get into the…

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Not alone

This news cycle is ever more difficult to process. From…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 59

In this week’s episode Jody and George focus on the…

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Can we talk?

“Can we talk?” – Joan Rivers Canada needs to talk….

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 58

In this week’s episode Jody and George go deep into…

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To swab, or not to swab

There is something undeniable about a sore throat. It’s the…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 57

In this week’s episode Jody and George “tear” it up…

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No more excuses: build now, build more, build more often.

There is wide consensus: Metro Vancouver desperately needs more affordable…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 56

In this week’s episode: a look at international news with…

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A false sense of (food) security

With the first case of presumptive Coronavirus identified in BC…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 55

In this week’s episode: we’ve got ride sharing, people! Just…

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Learning from history

In November 2002 we heard buzz about a wicked virus….

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 54

In this week’s episode: Snowmageddon 2020, money laundering, dodge and…

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The power of closets

Want to change the life of someone living in poverty?…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 53

Jody and George ask a lot of questions like: why…

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The Middle on your own personal middle

The anger around food has been simmering for some time,…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 52

It’s our birthday! One year, 52 episodes and always so…

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Lines in the dark

To kick off 2020, this could be a column about…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 51

In this week’s episode: Top Ten Unspun stories of the…

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In 2020, listen local

Here we are, poised to wave goodbye to a decade…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 50

In this week’s episode: we go from impeachment and what…

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A useful kind of nostalgia

Being sentimental, or nostalgic, feeds our collective desire to hold…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 49

In this week’s episode: from Kennedy, to Boris, to Trump,…

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‘Tis the season to train up

’Tis the season for sharing. The Christmas season often sees…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 48

In this week’s episode: awkward chat or awesome slap as…

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Let’s make public art actually public

When first hearing about The Chandelier — how it would…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 47

Madness at the City of Vancouver with the largest tax…

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The gift of gratitude

Today’s Middle will bridge the gap from the Christmas fanatics…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 46

In this week’s episode: middle class ministers and intergovernmental affairs;…

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Unbuckled

As I see it, there is no middle in this…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 45

In this week’s episode: transit strike, bus strike, and school…

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End of an era or two

There was a time when I talked hockey for a…

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