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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 36

Jody and George focus on the writ being dropped for…

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Real action, one person at a time

Setting aside all the pessimism, politics, and posturing around how…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 35

Jody and George ruminate about the attempted take-over of Park…

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Fit City

It’s the first week of back to school. Kids are…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 34

In this week’s episode, Jody and George talk sock-gate at…

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Five bucks a pop? Really?

There are few things as iconic in Vancouver as the…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 33

Jody and George focus on the decampment of Oppenheimer Park;…

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BC’s never-ending ride sharing drama continues

Why is it so difficult to bring British Columbians what…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 32

In this week’s episode, Jody and George talk the truth…

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A plastic straw ban argument

How do you feel about plastic bans? My feelings have…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 31

In this week’s episode, Jody and George count the ways…

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In Living Colour

The story of Banksy is that of a brilliant artist…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 30

In this week’s episode, Jody and George play rate the…

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A new standard for grief – and action

Our news cycle continues to be dominated by the murder…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 29

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

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Let’s talk about bike plates

Today’s edition of The Middle begins with a clear statement:…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 28

In this week’s episode, Jody and George talk about whether…

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Dreams, hooped

Like many Canadians, our family is deep in the afterglow…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 27

Jody and George get back into the thick of it…

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What if booze laws actually made sense?

Let’s talk about drinking in public. According to the Government…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 26

In this week’s episode, Jody and George talk towers, reconciliation,…

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No day at the beach

We “oooooh” and “ahhhhhh” at the sight of orcas frolicking…

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UnSpun Episode 25 with Jody Vance and George Affleck

In this week’s episode, Jody and George give the gears…

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Really, Surrey Board of Trade?

When it comes to anti-vaxxers, I’m with Meghan McCain. Here’s…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck – Episode 24

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

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Getting through the winter of life

This week, the federal government unveiled a $50 million National…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 23

In this week’s episode, Jody and George unravel the press…

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We need to talk about ‘swarming.’

No, it is not naivety to think that we can…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck – Episode 22

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

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The disappearing art of being Canadian

Heading through the downtown Vancouver Costco checkout last weekend, one…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 21

In this week’s episode, Plecas is back, JWR goes full…

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NDP, BCTF – please just get the deal done

Parents are worried, rightfully so, that we are sliding down…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck – Episode 20

In this week’s episode, Jody and George take on topics…

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Kitsilano Character

Some might call it “The Haves vs. The Have Mores.”…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck – Episode 19

In this week’s episode, reports, inquiries, and accusations. Jody and…

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Vancouver is…not rainy enough?

Today “The Middle” stands for Wednesday, the middle of the…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 18

In this week’s episode, Jody and George politically quantify the…

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When the Twitter Mob came for a journalist and hockey mom

This week I learned a new insult catchphrase: “Elite Projection.”…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 17

In this week’s episode, Jody and George talk about the…

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Recovery starts in the stomach

In an era of superfoods and healing your body by…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 16

Welcome to UnSpun – The Orca’s current events podcast and…

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A toast to BC Ferries – and MADD

When reading the Orca exclusive last week, the scoop about…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 15

Welcome to UnSpun – The Orca’s current events podcast and…

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Whither 4/20?

Once upon a 4/20, it was a protest. It was…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 14

Welcome to UnSpun – The Orca’s current events podcast and…

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Moving forward to combat money laundering

There was a time when the term “money laundering” was…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 13

Welcome to UnSpun – The Orca’s current events podcast and…

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Finding the Ultimate Middle

Let’s talk about death. No one wants to face the…

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Protest, the Canadian way

Spring has sprung – and so has the season of…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affeck – Episode 11

Welcome to UnSpun – The Orca’s current events podcast and…

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What should girls wear to school? Whatever they want.

The fashion police need to sit down. Chilliwack, I’m talking…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck – Episode 10

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

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Trying to tax ‘potential’

Perhaps I’m sentimental (I am), or showing my vintage (51)….

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck Episode 9

In this week’s episode, Jody and George find the thread…

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Rent

Renting in Vancouver is, and always has been, like living…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance & George Affleck Episode 8

In this week’s episode, Jody and George find the thread…

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When the Middle seems extreme

Six. In my circle of friends there are six families…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck – Episode 7

Welcome to UnSpun – The Orca’s current events podcast and…

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Time to be the Canada we think we are

And then Gord said, “Canada is not Canada. We are…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck – Episode 6

Jody and George get into the controversy brewing in Ottawa…

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We need to talk about seniors care

What a relief. Thanks to a newly-inked agreement this week,…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck – Episode 5

Welcome to UnSpun – The Orca’s current events podcast and…

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Should you vaccinate your kids? Yes, you should vaccinate your kids.

Last week, on radio at CKNW, my producer and I…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck – Episode 4

Welcome to UnSpun – The Orca’s current events podcast and…

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Open up the ledge

Getting to the truth can be messy. Given the latest…

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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck – Episode 3

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

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A world without grownups

Holy cow, do folks have their knickers in a knot…

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UnSpun: Episode 2

In this week’s episode, Jody and George tackle the unfolding…

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Good intentions

It was 1983, shortly after the “seatbelt checks” came into…

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UnSpun: Episode 1

Welcome to UnSpun – The Orca’s current events podcast. Every…

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Don’t give in to tail-chasing

Have you ever watched a dog chase its tail? It’s…

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The best Kind of January

Here’s a thought. Rather than “Dry January” or “Juice Cleanse,”…

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Hunger takes no holidays

My family is spoiled. As I type this, nine of…

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The parent trap

On a good day, trying to manage the family calendar…

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Truth in the Twitter Era

Facts have taken a real beating over the last few…

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To hell with hazing

“Thank you sir, may I have another?” –Animal House, 1978…

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The very opposite of First World Problems

My mind is racing over the famine in Yemen. How…

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Beyond the birds and bees

Being the mother of a newly-minted 11-year-old poised for puberty…

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The Middle: Bridges, tunnels, and roads – oh my!

It was a dark and rainy November afternoon when the…

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The Middle: Remembering Remembrance Day

I’m not sure when it happened, but somewhere along the…

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What about #whataboutism

It’s time to have a direct, frank, talk about #whataboutism….

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The Middle: So I can’t help but notice you didn’t vote…

Do you need an incentive to vote? Should there be one?…

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The Middle: Should you vote? The answer is always yes.

When it comes to our civic duties, there is no…

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The Middle: Cooler cops should cool it

One week from now, recreational marijuana will be legal. There…

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The Middle: What #MeToo means for me, you, and everyone else

With full acknowledgment that sexual assault isn’t gender specific, many…

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The Middle: Tribalism is Toxic

Please allow me to introduce myself, I’m a blunt woman…

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