Welcome to UnSpun - The Orca's current events podcast and YouTube show. Every week, Jody Vance and George Affleck unspin the latest news in local, provincial, federal politics, and much more.
Jody and George get excited about vaccines and wonder if any prominent political leaders are getting fast-tracked; talk shady real estate deals in Vancouver and press conferences that tell you nothing new; and finally, why is some pandemic financial relief so easy to get, and others…not so much.
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Jody Vance is a born and raised Vancouverite who’s spent 30 years in both local and national media. The first woman in the history of Canadian TV to host her own sports show in primetime, since 2011 she’s been working in both TV and radio covering news and current affairs.
George Affleck is a former Vancouver City Councillor, retiring in 2018 after seven years and two election wins. He has also owned his marketing agency, Curve Communications, since 2000 and works with a variety of clients in the private and non-profit sector. George is also a published author, a former CBC journalist and comedy writer, and an avid traveler, having lived in Sweden, Denmark, the UK, Taiwan, and Israel.
Theme song: Piers Affleck
Produced at: www.curvecommunications.com
- Last week’s UnSpun 101 delved deep into major Vancouver issues, from the overdose crisis, sales of controversial properties, and the budget.
- Ada Slivinski agrees: the secrecy around the Downtown Eastside hotel purchases undermines the message people need to hear.
- Speaking of another impending Vancouver issue, Kris Sims says it’s up to the Premier to give the red light – or green light – to road pricing.