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NEW THIS WEEK

DEVION’S VIEWS #209: FROM MILLIONS TO BILLIONS TO TRILLIONS TO...
As the Covid-19/Corona Virus pandemic continues to roll over us, governments strive to keep their populations afloat while paycheques and the companies issuing them have closed their doors and laid off their staff.  The solution thus far is for said governments to temporarily issue payments to those in need – children, students, adults and seniors – in varying amounts.  The primary tool in Canada in CERB (Canada Emergency Response Benefit).  Ron delves into what this might mean for Canada’s future and how the mounting and continuing cost will be met.  http://www.stationbreak.ca/devions_views/index.php?Devion-s-Views-209-118

ALAN WALKER’S OLD TIME CBC TV: In the May 24 issue, Al Vitols takes us on a fascinating journey through BBC Television in London and other places in the U.K., while Peggy discloses the secrets of her courtship by husband Mike Oldfield.  Ray Waines reports on the feedback to his item "Naked on the Ice" in last month's issue, and Alan has a story called "Misspelled Color Comes to CBC".  http://www.stationbreak.ca/devions_views/index.php?ALAN-WALKER-S-OLD-TIME-CBC-TV-MAY-24-2020-113

COLLEAGUES PHOTOS: We have 11 new photos from our colleagues in isolation.  This week’s posting includes Sandra Ayling, Doug Baird, Matthew Baird, Rick Beal, Rick Bennett, John Collins, Joe Cranswick, Bob Glumac, Drew Keilback, John Kennedy, Linda Kinney, Ross Luckow, Keith Martin, Karen Ng, Mike O'Neill, Karen Tankard, Norm Thompson, Doug Trent, Heather Wood and former CKVU colleague Shelley Williams. http://www.stationbreak.ca/photo_gallery/index.php?COLLEAGUES-COVID-19-SELFIES-APRIL-TO-MAY-2020-202

NEW TO AULD ACQUAINTANCES PART 1: Stories and photos related to social distancing and self isolation from our colleagues.  This week we have a copy of a submission made by Ray Waines to his local newspaper about public washroom concerns relating to the Covid-19/Corona Virus..  Scroll down from Ray’s contribution to see previous material from Joan Athey, Jeff Groberman, Catherine Morrin, Ralph Motohashi, Bill Reiter, Joyce Resin, Neil Simpson, Lawrence Wright, Chris Paton, Christine Mackie-Poissant, Ken Golemba and Hugh Beard.  The full Auld Acquaintances column by Peggy Oldfield (December 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020) continues below this extra more current material.  http://www.stationbreak.ca/20year_association/index.php?AULD-ACQUAINTANCES-DEC-MAR-PLUS-ISOLATION-STORIES-57

Note:  Auld Acquaintances will be going into an indefinite hiatus with this publication.

TV TREASURES:  From 1976, the CBC Vancouver SuperSpecial AN IRISH ROVERS’ HOOTENANNY featured special guests Glenn Yarbrough, Tom Paxton, Tommy Makem & Liam Clancy, John Allan Cameron, Lonnie Donegan, Josh White jr, and the Margaret McDowell Irish Dancers. The Irish Rovers were Will Millar, George Millar, Jimmy Ferguson, Joe Millar, Wilcil McDowell and tentatively new Rover, fiddler Bob O’Donovan. (Total 50 minutes – commercials removed).   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjS1QcDzqJ8

MOVIES at a GLANCE  Reviews and Trailers:  BEN PLATT: LIVE FROM RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL; INHERITANCE; THE LOVEBIRDS; THE PAINTER AND THE THIEF; THE TRIP TO GREECE.
DVDs with Trailers:  CRUEL PETER: THE BOY; THE INVISIBLE MAN.
For both:  http://www.stationbreak.ca/movies_videos/index.php?Movies-at-a-Glance-New-DVDs-1