The World Today with Jon McComb
Monday, Oct 14, 2013
3:09 – 3:21
The Big deal & Open line: We’re celebrating Thanksgiving today, a historic celebration of Canadian….well, most of us aren’t quite sure what we’re celebrating. Are you really giving thanks to the harvest, or to God? Or is this just a hearty excuse to over-eat with our families?
3:38 – 3:58
Topic: We hear all the time about all the kids in elementary school being diagnosed with ADD and ADHD…but what about the adults that live with it daily? What are the struggles of trying to be a responsible adult – working at the office, paying your mortgage, staying focused on the road – when you’re struggling with an attention deficit?
Guest: Pete Quily
Title: Adult Attention Deficit Syndrome coach
4:08 – 4:28
JM Editorial & Open line: Veterans deserve common decency and respect from our government.
Audio: Minister of Veterans Affairs Julian Fantino
Audio: Federal Veterans Ombudsman Guy Parent
4:35 – 4:51
Topic: A new study suggests that kids without regular bedtimes are more likely to pick up behavioral problems…like hyperactivity and aggressive behavior. What’s the connection between strict bedtimes and acting out? Is there anything parents can do to mitigate these problems? And are we adults sabotaging ourselves by not sticking to our “bedtimes”? How else are we goofing up our shut-eye?
Guest: Maida Chen
Title: Medical Director, Sleep Disorders program, Seattle Children’s Hospital_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________
5:15 – 5:28
Topic: The government shutdown in the U.S. continues as the October 17th deadline – this Thursday – looms. Senate leaders are meeting to try and hammer out a deal to save the nation from default, by raising the debt ceiling and restoring government funding for another few months. What are the chances these politicians can agree on anything? And what’s the use of postponing this whole crisis back by 3 months?
Guest: Pam Coulter
Title: CBS Correspondent
5:38 – 5:58
Topic: It’s an undersea epidemic as massive amounts of sea-stars seem to have been hit by a mysterious disease that is laying waste to their population off the BC Coast. What’s causing this die-off? Should we be worried about sea-star extinction? And what else don’t we know about these colourful creatures in our waters?
Guest: Jeff Marliave
Title: Vice President, Marine Science, Vancouver Aquarium
6:08 – 6:11
6:16 – 6:22
Audio: A former drone pilot takes us through a day in the life of the pilots that fly deadly drone missions in Pakistan and Libya…all from an office in Nevada. Source: BBC
6:25 – 6:29
Audio: Boston survivor running Chicago Marathon. Source: CBS
6:37 – 6:54
Topic: The business news of the day with Robert Levy: the government shutdown, the Nobel-prize winning economists, and why you shouldn’t be getting too excited about the housing market yet.
Guest: Robert Levy – CKNW Financial Analyst
6:56 – JM’s Parting Shot!