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 send their best wishes to Premier Horgan as he undergoes some concerning surgery but also not the irony of his sharing this information because he believes in “transparency”; meanwhile, over at the provincial FOI office, staff and journalists await the new legislation that will soon charge for accessing government documents; less public engagement rules for cities gets introduced, and Clean BC is getting rave reviews from the most unlikely places; and finally, DBH and Canucks for the win.
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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: https://curvecommunications.com/
- Last week, UnSpun focused on Vancouver and Surrey’s respective city halls, and of course the legislature.
- George and Jody mention Rob Shaw’s excellent piece on the NDP’s FOI farce.
- Don’t miss this month’s episode of A Second Look, as Justin P. Goodrich welcomes former Canadian diplomat Diego Osorio to look back at 9/11, and how it changed Canadian foreign policy.