Currie’s Corner 634, June 21, 2018

Currie's Corner, Nostalgia Cafe

Currie’s Corner 634,  June 21, 2018 How many times have we heard the familiar phrase .. “It’s about the economy stupid” when politicians are trying to get people to mark an  X  beside their name. The phrase is believed to have originated with James Carville, the tall bald guy who helped get Bill Clinton elected to the White House in … Read More

Currie’s Corner 633, June 21, 2018

Currie's Corner, Nostalgia Cafe

Currie’s Corner 633,  June 21, 2018 As someone who played his last game of golf in 1987, I continue to admire the folks on the PGA Tour. It must truly require nerves of steel and a strong stomach to line up a 30 foot put, with thousands of dollars on the line, hundreds of spectators close by, not to mention … Read More

Currie’s Corner 630, June 7, 2018

Currie's Corner, Nostalgia Cafe

Currie’s Corner 630,  June 7, 2018 Welcome to 2018 and the era of far too many choices. Remember when we complained that there was “nothing to watch” most of the time on that piece of furniture we called ‘The Idiot Box’ ? Not any more. Our choices are growing by the hour it seems, and traditional TV and cable are … Read More

Currie’s Corner 629, June 7, 2018

Currie's Corner, Nostalgia Cafe

Currie’s Corner 629,  June 7, 2018  Three down football is back, and already there’s a ‘quarterback crisis’ ? The Winnipeg Blue Bombers, who last won the Grey Cup before Google and Facebook were household words, appeared to finally have a line-up that might be enough to end the drought. Bingo, starting quarterback Matt Nichols goes down in practice with a … Read More

Currie’s Corner 628, May 31, 2018

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Currie’s Corner 628,  May 31, 2018 Right now Canada is hosting the economic movers and shakers of the world. It’s the annual gathering of the ‘G 7′ where it used to seem that we were punching way above our weight as a nation of barely 35 million people. These days that ‘club’, that meets every June for cocktails and ‘photo … Read More

Currie’s Corner 627, May 31, 2018

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Currie’s Corner 627,  May 31, 2018 The script for the movie called ‘Adventures in Cannibas’ is still being written, and the possibilities are almost endless, depending on where you live. The biggest unknown is ‘when’ it will finally be legal for Canadians to light up a recreational joint. The ‘where’ question is harder to answer. In Manitoba, the civil service … Read More

Currie’s Corner 626, May 24, 2018

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Currie’s Corner 626,  May 24, 2018 Hard to believe that it’s only 115 years since Orville Wright and his brother Wilbur got their strange looking machine to lift off the ground at Kitty Hawk in North Carolina. Flying is such a vital part of our daily life, especially in the vast expanse of Canada where there are no roads. It … Read More

Currie’s Corner 625, May 24, 2018

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Currie’s Corner 625,  May 24, 2018 Dame Maggie Smith had many delicious moments as the Dowager Countess  on Downtown Abbey. My favourite was when one of the other characters asked “What do you do on weekends”. Without batting an eye, she said “What’s a weekend?” Being almost retired for the past several years, I can relate better than I did … Read More

Currie’s Corner 624, May 17, 2018

Currie's Corner, Nostalgia Cafe

Currie’s Corner 624,  May 17, 2018 The carrot-top named Harry is the man of the hour all over the world. He is unquestionably the most popular member of Britain’s Royal family, especially since partnering with Meghan Markle. But at 33, what will Harry do with the rest of his life. Long before the Royal Wedding was even announced, a good … Read More

Currie’s Corner 623, May 17, 2018

Currie's Corner, Nostalgia Cafe

Currie’s Corner 623,  May 17, 2018 Quite a few people are still rather amazed to learn that I am a radio news person who rarely goes to the station, or even leaves home. I guess I could be described as ‘virtual’ in many ways, and I’m hugely grateful for the technology that makes it possible. But I confess there have … Read More