Bits & Bytes
A quick and varied sampling of audio:
Guest-based and host-based, quick snippets and long-form conversation, but all meaningful radio.
This sense of connection is cultivated, nurtured, and steadily grown on my show for three key reasons:
I find real stories, consequently the connection people feel towards them turns them into news.
I give people a voice - something that is desperately lacking and becoming more and more destroyed in Canada's media landscape. And by giving people a voice, I have proven this build audiences, their connection, and intensity of engagement.
And people get to feel as though they are part of something bigger than they are - which is also one of the key points that lead to the often elusive "viral" quality people try to attain.
This 73-year-old blind man called the show to say he’s lonely, so I invited him in-studio, then the story went viral - worldwide.
I invited NDP leader Jagmeet Singh on my show to take on a subject no one in Canada addressed until we made national headlines with this: how people with disabilities have been abandoned during the pandemic. They are choosing to die, because the government has afforded them quality of death; not quality of life.
Kevin Hines jumped off the Golden Gate bridge - AND LIVED. Now he's helping save lives from suicide.
Selene is mom who has faced more challenges than most people. For Mother's Day her son wanted to get her a ride in a Corvette. But couldn't make it happen. So I surprised them with this red puppy ...
Before spending $129 million on revitalizing a tourist attraction in the Nation's Capital, the government should help the homeless sleeping on its streets - unless it plans on using those millions to buy a big rug. You know, to sweep the homeless under ...
Doris is 96. Her husband Carl is 100. They are BOTH World War II veterans - and have been married for 75 YEARS.— dahlia kurtz (@DahliaKurtz) November 7, 2020
So I ask Doris, "What's your favourite song?" And Carl proceeds to SERENADE her with their love song. LIVE. ON-AIR!
This, my friends ... is love.
<AUDIO ON!!!> pic.twitter.com/IwfDG0h1kY
This Ontario senior died of isolation in Long-Term Care - not from COVID-19.
A new study gave a $7500 lump-sum to homeless ppl. They got housed, remained housed, SAVED money, AND saved taxpayers BIGGER MONEY.— dahlia kurtz (@DahliaKurtz) October 17, 2020
I'd rather give money to a homeless person than a politician. 'Cuz it's politicians who are MAKING people homeless the way they spend YOUR money: pic.twitter.com/YEpQAT4buM
My dear friend Alex is 96. A Normandy hero. He told me he's sad he can't visit students with his story...COVID.— dahlia kurtz (@DahliaKurtz) November 8, 2020
So I assembled some students to SURPRISE him with questions live on-air.
Alex said they made his year. But really he made theirs.
IN FULL: https://t.co/EEdM3fdtIX pic.twitter.com/lrrMWaePNs
CEO Dan Price Took A Million-Dollar Pay Cut, Set A Minimum $70K Salary For Employees - And Revealed A Better Way To Do Business
This Winnipeg hotel is FREE to people fleeing domestic abuse.— dahlia kurtz (@DahliaKurtz) November 21, 2020
The owner tells me he's losing money BUT says all hotels should be doing this. REGARDLESS of the pandemic.
"You just have to give a damn about what you're doing."
Let's challenge ALL hotels EVERYWHERE to do this. pic.twitter.com/OAuPBEDiiJ
A MESSAGE FOR BULLIES: When you mess with a 13-year-old, the community REWARDS the very person you try to destroy.— dahlia kurtz (@DahliaKurtz) November 14, 2020
Despite their own struggles, #Ottawa businesses and community members banded together to make some of Dynamite Girl's dreams come true.
The moment I told her: pic.twitter.com/Zpt7JhzWij