Curious, Creative and Fear.

My next guest is Janine Vangool of Uppercase Magazine.

I first met Janine at Art Central where we both had Studio & Galleries. This was a fantastic place in downtown Calgary with three floors of creativity!! This is where Uppercase Magazine started.

Janine actually started her career at a very young age….I used to make pretend notebooks, put them in my carrying cases that I made for them. I then had people sign out books from my library and my magazine was called “Kraft.”

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Trans 101 - Suitcase, the Centurion and a Moving Target.

In this Podcast I’m bringing back James Demers to talk about Trans 101. A topic that I think is very important. The similarities and struggles that this community is facing is very close to home. I grew up in the 80’s and our biggest issues were basic human rights, to get married, to have children etc. It was a long hard road. Many people had their lives threatened and lost their jobs, including myself. It may seem like some things haven't changed but bullying is still, unbelievably a huge problem.

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Money, Legacy's and Reunions.

Today’s guest is the one and only, Lorrie Murphy. Now when I say the one and only, I really mean the one and only!!

The night before our interview we had the Money Pennies Reunion. A celebration of Lorrie’s restaurant and bar called Money Pennies. She often called this place a people bar because everyone was welcome from all walks of life no matter who you were. 

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Karate, Beatnik and John Neville

James is a funny guy….he can be serious as well but for most of this interview he makes me laugh out loud!!

James is an actor, both stage and film, a stand up comic and a Poet. In fact I had James recite five poems for this interview and I've interspersed them throughout our chat.

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Persian Dancing, My Tree and an Angel.

My next guest is a molecular scientist, a cancer thriver, a Mindfulness coach, and an author. Welcome to Awesome People Mehrnaz Massoudi. 

Mehrnaz was born and raised in Iran. Fell in love while still in Iran...which shouldn't seem like a big deal, but it was during the Iranian revolution and the young man was Baha'i. At that time it was illegal for a Muslim woman to marry a Baha'i man….we talk about their escape, what that was like and the effects of Mr. Bush. We also talk about how to pronounce Iran...not Iran. 

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Eggheads, Earl and a Twinkie boy.

Scott is an incredibly talented artist, as you will see. We actually did a painting trade for each other to accompany this podcast. Fantastic!

Calgary born and raised, Scott grew up in the hood and got shuffled in from Marlborough Park to Crescent Heights high school. There was no high school in Marlborough Park at the time and this was a blessing. It taught him the value of individuals, and that people from all walks of life are wonderful in who they are.

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