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 talk about freedom of information and why the latest move by the BC NDP Provincial Government to charge a fee for information is undemocratic and dangerous; then it’s onto Vancouver where Mayor Kennedy Stewart makes pie in the sky announcements about housing more about re-election then successful policymaking; meanwhile, in Surrey, things are heating up in the fight over policing; and finally, Jody shares two emotional journeys that are a must-see and hear.
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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 can also be seen writing columns for Vancouver is Awesome, and a guest host on CKNW. A published author, CBC journalist, and comedy writer, George is also an avid traveler, having lived in Sweden, Denmark, the UK, Taiwan, and Israel.
Theme song: Piers Affleck
Produced at: www.curvecommunications.com
- Last week was a great show, but let’s be honest – the birthday was the BIG draw.
- Why are the NDP spitting into the wind on Freedom of Information? They may have tipped their hand two years ago.
- Jody mentions her remarkable experience (and column!) at Justin Trudeau’s belated trip to the former Kamloops Residential School site.