Currie’s Corner 592 – January 25, 2018

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Currie’s Corner 592 –  January 25, 2018  Regular readers and listeners may have noticed that I’ve had almost nothing to say about the ‘Me Too’ phenom, or whatever you care to call it, for a very good reason. You may also have noticed that the vast majority of the commentary on this explosive topic has been done by women. Most … Read More

Currie’s Corner 591 – January 25, 2018

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Currie’s Corner 591 –  January 25, 2018  Prairie people have long been proud of the spirit of community in this part of the world, but the times they are a changing, and not necessarily for the better. Early in the last century, prairie farmers got tired of being kicked around by eastern banks and other bad guys. They formed the … Read More

Currie’s Corner 589 – January 18, 2018

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Currie’s Corner 589 –  January 18, 2018 I am in my 71st year, and I consider myself hugely blessed that the total number of days and nights I have spent in a prairie hospital can still be counted on two hands. Three of those days and nights followed my dear mother giving birth back in the steamy summer of 1947, … Read More

Currie’s Corner 588 – January 11, 2018

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Currie’s Corner 588 –  January 11, 2018 Blame it on mind-numbing cold perhaps, but I’m breaking a promise I made to myself a year ago, and by extension to my listeners and readers. The silent promise was that I would not talk about Donald Trump more than once a week, but we live in extraordinary times requiring extraordinary measures. How … Read More

Currie’s Corner 587 – January 11, 2018

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Currie’s Corner 587 –  January 11, 2018 Question .. What are Oprah’s views about NAFTA ? Assuming that the Donald hasn’t already scrapped the trade agreement by 2020 that is vital to the strength of the Canadian economy, and the prairies in particular, it’s probably time to compile a bit of a dossier on Ms. Winfrey. The idea that barely … Read More

Currie’s Corner 586 – January 4, 2018

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Currie’s Corner 586 –  January 4, 2018 Hands up if you were watching the Winnipeg Jets in Edmonton on New Year’s Eve. Did you hear the booing as Connor McDavid and company were pounded 5-0 by the visitors? Despite what you hear, I’m afraid most prairie people are rather ‘fair weather’ fans when it comes to their sports heroes. It’s … Read More

Currie’s Corner 585 – January 4, 2018

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Currie’s Corner 585 –  January 4, 2018 2017 saw a bit of a downturn in movie box office, as a growing number of people are staying home with an endless choice of goodies to watch on flatscreens. Netflix and other services like it, are now commanding more dollars for original production than the moguls of old like Louis B. Mayer … Read More

Currie’s Corner 584 – December 28, 2017

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Currie’s Corner 584 –  December 28, 2017 This is a heartfelt Happy New Year wish, and a huge thank you to all the people who respond to life-threatening emergencies, where-ever they might happen. Right now we should all keep an especially warm thought for firefighters and paramedics. While most of us enjoyed time with loved ones over the holidays, and … Read More

Currie’s Corner 583 – December 28, 2017

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Currie’s Corner 583 – December 28, 2017 “Cold enough for you?” Can there possibly be a more tiresome and tedious question anywhere on this planet ? As I write these words, the Canadian prairies are caught in the grip of one of those infamous weather systems called ‘Polar Vortex’. The folks who do forecasting on our TV screens live for … Read More

Currie’s Corner 577 – December 7, 2017

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Currie’s Corner 577 –  December 7, 2017 Many years ago, I managed to make the ‘short list’ for a radio reporting job based in Tel Aviv, where I would have been reporting on the never-ending conflict in the Middle East. I never got the offer, and even if I had, my answer might well have been ‘NO’, for a variety … Read More