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"otoole" Discussed on Front Burner

Front Burner

06:47 min | 2 months ago

"otoole" Discussed on Front Burner

"I was gonna ask you sick. Pay but i think you're probably gonna say the same thing about provincial jurisdiction so so i guess i'll move on to the end of this conversation because i know you don't have a ton of time left. I'd love to talk to you about whether you think you can be justin trudeau and liberals in an imminent election and so the latest polling from data on monday shows the conservatives and liberals neck and neck Both the polling but but the polling on you as leader is as favorable you had a positive impression for eighteen percent of those polls and negative for thirty five percent neutral for the rest and according to angus reid. Last month your favorability really suffers as people get younger especially among younger women. Many of those people. I will note are listening to this podcast right now. And why do you think you haven't been able to break through with them. Ron glad i'm on your podcast. I'm very glad you're here too. So thank thank you again. But but why do you think you haven't been able to break through with them. There's one word cove it my first speech jamie at one thirty in the morning when i won the leadership was to an empty room. My second big speech for our convention was to an empty room at that one. My my kids and my wife couldn't even be in the room. I speak to a visual people I'm on zoom. I can't travel my first month. I caught covid. So you know. Everybody is overcoming adversity and this year. We're all tired of it. We're all frustrated by the third wave. I think the more people get a chance to hear what. I'm bringing the fact that i'm a kid from the suburbs. Toronto served in the military worked in the private sector have always given back Through my charitable work as a rotarians. A member of the legion. I'm a regular person. And i think you know. Have a beer or coffee with love to do that with more canadians. I think would change the numbers. But i'm gonna put forward what i think. Our country needs to make sure that we we recover A jobs plan and accountability plan after the ethical costanza scandals. I i wanna national mental health action plan. I've worked on mental health since i left the military For many years it's a passion for me a plan to be more ready for selves self sufficiency and vaccines and other things and a plan to get our spending back over into into control over the next decade. That's our candidate recovery plan. I think i've got some ideas for our future. Okay mr to a before you go can ask you one more question about the budget. Sure okay thank you so the liberals have just delivered a giant budget as you know there was a lot promised in this budget for a lot of people so for example younger people got a national childcare program. Older people got ten percent boost to maximum old age. Security benefits on the flip side didn't really raise taxes right so save for luxury tax and attacks on big tech and and it was dropped time in history where there's really not a lot of talk about austerity right now because people have been hurting a whole economic school of thought that also says we don't need to worry as much about deficit so so how do you beat that right now and do you believe that. They're still case for the traditional conservative approach of limiting spending cutting taxes and reducing regulation. I think people know the vast majority of canadians know that this was important. In a in a pandemic to help people in fact conservatives supported that there was always going to be a massive deficit in this pandemic by those same people know. We have to get spending under control in the future. We have interest rates that are historic low levels. If they go up by even a couple more points. The spending in the budget miss freeland brought forward puts healthcare risk put old age security at risk so what we're planning is not austerity but as a plant over a course of ten years if we can get people back to were get our economy. Moving including all aspects including the energy sector natural resources are our manufacturing base in ontario. We need people working and that way we can tackle some of the the risks of the overspending. The world has not changed. You cannot no. You can't run hundred billion dollar deficit forever and it not impact your future. It will either mean massive tax increases or massive reductions to two services and canadians. Don't want that. That's that's why our plan is balanced. Mr trudeau is is looking at home equity taxes. He he's they're looking at a lot of things they're not gonna run on those things but that's because they have no control to spending and i think canadians no after the pandemic we need to help people but let's get things gradually back under control. And that's what we're pledging and final question. You really think that you could do that without cutting services or or raising taxes. I remember back in the nineties when when everyone was so worried about the deficit They they can and national childcare program at that time we were. We were seeing a debt to gdp ratio Back that we're in the ballpark of now. And what what. Paul martin at the time. Ironically a liberal said that it will affect the country's prosperity in the long term. And i think that is still the case if we can get the economy booming back. There are some savings that some groups of canadians have accumulated in this pandemic other canadians are are further behind so we really need to make sure that we raise all boats and i think that's done through employment through getting the economy firing and all parts of our economy than i think. It is very easy to tackle this over the course of a decade and we will present a plan to canadian to do that and sure it goes beyond a mandate but because because the amount is so high because wanna help people in the short term. There is no a sturdy cuts. There are no rapid plans where being very open with people that it would take a decade to get that fiscal situation. Back under control okay. Well i know you have to go. But i do. Hope the back onto talk about that morris especially when you have more details To to your current plan.

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"otoole" Discussed on Front Burner

Front Burner

07:46 min | 2 months ago

"otoole" Discussed on Front Burner

"So let's talk about that plan when you were running for leader. You opposed our carbon talks You have recently introduced this plan and at the center of it is a plan to price carbon and i just wanna make sure that we're both on the same page here. My understanding is the money. Paid by a person will go into something. You're calling a personal low-carbon savings account so for example. Each time i pump gas a bit of money goes into this account and then i could use that money for green purchase. Like a bus pass or a bike. Is that a fair summary. Well it depends on the circumstance. It could be used for purchase towards any v if you're commuting from the suburbs or or a High efficiency furnace a whole range of things that have a positive impact on your carbon footprint. So the personal account allows you to actually know what is your footprint and it allows people to have transparency and ownership over their use of carbon. Which is which is innovative. But it doesn't send the price the the money to ottawa. So that's where it's not a tax and and the concern is that small businesses and farmers and others were paying far far more and couldn't become as competitive with with the trudeau carbon-tax. So we've we've come up with an approach that prices carbon prices for the consumer out of third the price of mr trudeau but has a plan to meet our emissions targets. Along with what we're doing on vs large mirrors. We have a very comprehensive package. But the but the low carbon savings account is is one aspect of it. I don't want to get caught up in a circular discussion around semantics here. But i i'm really trying to understand here. How how this is not a tax. This is something that government is taking from a person money. The government's taking from a person and then they're redirecting to something really quacks like a tax cut to me. The government's not taking anything but you're you're controlling it. You're taking it. You're not giving people the choice right. They it has to go into this account. And then it will be dispersed in certain ways that the government says it has been destroyed. I'm just. I'm just trying to figure out how it's radically different from the trudeau plan. Where ninety percent of the revenues collected from the fuel charge will be returned to individual households in the provinces where the revenues were raised and the remaining ten percent is going to finance grants and energy see projects the the the trudeau plan is also about redistribution right so it takes from small businesses from farmers and actually redistributes like like attacks like revenue like income tax that is actually not supposed to be the intention of pricing carbon. That is the real risk of the trudeau government they just want increasing increasing tax revenues. Wouldn't it be great if people actually saw their carbon footprint which are low carbon savings account allows you to to see that. And when you don't send it to the government it's not taxed and i think it's also important to remember this will be available in provinces where they don't already have a plan that meets the paris targets. This is an approach. That is an alternative option. that we think is innovative but if those provinces come up with something that meets the targets that that innovates in their own way all the power to them. I think what we have to do is is meet our targets like climate change and minimize the impact on jobs and investment. That has to be the goal. I take your point on the current liberal plan. There are some issues you mentioned farmers but the way that i understand this plan is on it it it. It provides an incentive for people to use last carbon because Heavy meters necessarily wouldn't get the same kind of rebate back. Of course farmers that does seem to be an issue but we're also talking about much wealthier people who have a bigger homes and more cars and maybe fly on airplanes more and so the idea behind this is that if they don't get much back once a year that maybe they will cut back on their emissions. And so i'm just trying to figure out from your plan where the incentives to cut back here. So if the money that i get from gas. I'm pumping go straight into this account. Why would incentivize me to use less gas. I can immediately see that. This money back is back in another account. I won't feel like i've lost anything right. And then i can just go and buy something. I probably would have bought anyhow like a bike transit pass. Well there's a lot there. Let me unpack that you know. I had to laugh when minister wilkinson tried to say this was a incentivizing carbon us what this is allowing people to do is to see their carbon usage. And here's the kicker when you then sequester in your low-carbon savings account that that price you then have to use it to lower your carbon footprint and so it's actually engaging more canadians directly in in climate change and our fight against it because those funds will go to Reducing the carbon footprint through a variety of different ways. It will be a green type. Purchase that that is the one restriction here and that's for the public good of making sure that people are in the ownership decision themselves to to reduce our footprint so another criticism of your plan is at the price you put on. Carbon is much lower than the liberals put on it. The liberal price on carbon is even being criticizes. Not ambitious enough. So why do you think that yours is ambitious enough to actually make a difference. We we've modeled ours and so what we've done is we. We've set a price that achieves the objectives we need to achieve within the consumer small business sort of Level of emissions so in our national emissions about sixty percent come from the personal level and from transportation driving they sorts of things about forty percent. Thirty five forty percent come from large emitters and industry and that sort of thing so we came up with the very tailored plan to minimize the impact on the consumer on the household. Who are you know if you live in the vancouver the gta. The affordability crisis is is is huge. So we've tried to recognize. How can we make our objectives by not omniscient people that are perhaps living at the margins and struggling but also make sure that we're not ignoring that that part of our sixty percent. You can't meet our paris targets unless you tackle reducing emissions in that part of of our national carbon footprint. So we've we've done a very strategic approach here to try and get the balance right. Are you committed to legislation. That would hold you accountable to those goals. I asked us in part because the conservatives voted against the liberal bill on this at at second reading recently which which bill are you talking about the the net zero bill or i believe it was one that would have put in on some sort of accountability mechanism to make sure that along the way. You're meeting these goals. Well i gonna meet these goals..

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"otoole" Discussed on Front Burner

Front Burner

04:33 min | 2 months ago

"otoole" Discussed on Front Burner

"Tune in to the la times season. Two of asian enough a podcast with the conversations. We need when we need them. Most join returning host genu- motto and fellow times reporters johanna buja tracey brown and sahana hussein. As they explore the asian american experience here interviews with actors activists musicians authors and more as they share the joys the complications and everything else that comes along with being asian american. You can listen. You get your podcasts. Speaking of those barriers between people. I like to move now to a broader conversation about about you and your party which you're already kind of heading there and what you're offering canadians and if we could start with values so last month conservative m p to marriage janssen spoke out against liberal legislation that would prohibit conversion therapy on lgbtq people curve. Conversion therapy is widely condemned. The united nations says it may amount to torture and should be banned. Globally johnson also talked about a woman who she said dealt with unwanted lesbian activity and quoted from a bible verse that suggested that she was calling. Lgbtq people unclean. She has since said that it was a misunderstanding. I know that you voted in favor of this bill and that you support a ban on conversion therapy but what would you say to a potential voter. Who sees the conservative party as a welcome place for johnson's views. Well i repeat what you just said. I think conversion therapy should be banned. I think it's a I've spoken on this personally in the house I think it. It has harmed people in in such a severe way that that it needs to be banned and what. I've tried to suggest throughout all of these debates in the house is. Let's have an informed and respectful discussion and there have been some people that want to see more clear language that would allow conversations between young people and and people in their life as they're coming to grips with with with issues or or or tackling challenges in life. I think one thing we've learned from the pandemic is we need more conversations Not less But i expect a high degree of of compassion respect from my team in debates and and miss jensen no stat. Have you spoken to her. If so what did you say to her. I repeat it. Just that you know You know when people people should approach debates where the the well being of someone is at the heart of the argument and not lose sight of a debate in the house of commons. That seems removed from people that have been harmed by something like conversion therapy. Means you have to be more more respectful of the fact that words matter and that a debate in a chamber when the liberal mp quotes the bible in your quoting the bible it it becomes an academic debate. And what's lost in that. Debate is people are so commons after all. And we gotta we gotta say we're in it for for the people and to max. Should there are heard and respected. I think for many people listening. That wasn't an academic debate. That was very hurtful. That's and that's why i said. We cannot lose sight of the fact that you may be in a chamber with only six people because of social distancing having a debate across the across the aisle with one person. But when you're in the house of commons that debate is impacting the lives of everyday canadians including people from the lgbtq community that in some cases may have even been personally impacted from the harsh harmful practices of conversion therapy. So never lose. Sight of that is is what. I always tell my team and i tell myself i. I haven't been perfect in the house. But i'm always striving to be respectful informed and to make sure that that the house of commons place where canadians.

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"otoole" Discussed on Front Burner

Front Burner

04:21 min | 2 months ago

"otoole" Discussed on Front Burner

"Social conservatives in his party. why polling shows. That young women aren't backing him. We talked about why. He campaigned against the carbon tax and then introduced a price on carbon and whether he supports a union at places like amazon and whether struggling politicians like doug ford in ontario and jason kenney alberta are gonna make it hard for him to win a federal election because there is almost certainly one of those on the horizon. There is too much to fit into a single episode so today part one big tech values.

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"otoole" Discussed on The Current

The Current

04:05 min | 11 months ago

"otoole" Discussed on The Current

"So we have to make sure if we do something that applies attacks or makes less competitive are we going to see jobs being swept away? We've seen that in interior already. So how when the parliamentary budget officers is already saying it's not having an emission reduction effect in the way the government. Promised, why don't we do something smarter? Why don't we get emissions down without chasing investment and jobs away that will be my commitment and just the last question on this is that I mean Nobel Prize winning economists are the Business Council of Canada the CEO's of of corporations like son core support the idea of a carbon tax. So what do you know that they don't? Well I've worked in the private sector and they they want certainty Matt, and I think we've also contacts tax they would rather have certainty. So in the case of Sun Core, for example, Alberta does have a large emitter price on carbon at as a provincial led approach. In fact when Mr Trudeau I said he was going to price carbon. He said he was gonNA, leave it to the provinces that is going to be my approach partnering because many provinces do things a different way but we have to be very careful. We are integrated with the United States in terms of their economy, and if we do something radically different to them and remember Mr Trudeau began this under the Obama presidency. They didn't follow his lead the brilliant Brian Rooney years ago on acid rain with an acid rain treaty with making sure that Canada and the US we're in lockstep so that our economy didn't suffer. So until until there's a global approach to this is the Nobel Prize economists talk about how can Canada do meaningful measures to reduce emissions without putting us dramatically at a step with countries we compete with for jobs and investment. Let me talk about one of those other countries and that is China you have promised a very different approach to the relationship, with China, what would be different under your leadership. Well, we have to deal with China in the reality of how they conduct themselves in world affairs and not by I think the sort of way that Mr Trudeau would like them to him. He was pursuing a free trade. Agreement. said it was a country admired and was trying to warm relations at a time that Beijing was actually. Doing less in terms of working with its neighbors in that part of the world less in terms of respecting human rights. With disrupting global trade patterns. So I think we have to deal on principle with China. There's an importance with trade, but the Almighty Buck is not everything and when we have our citizens being mistreated for six hundred and thirty days in prison as an act of sort of diplomatic prison take prisoner taking when we see this situation with the IRS. So China Sea Islands I think we have to stand with.

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"otoole" Discussed on The Big Story

The Big Story

03:29 min | 1 year ago

"otoole" Discussed on The Big Story

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"otoole" Discussed on The Big Story

The Big Story

03:36 min | 1 year ago

"otoole" Discussed on The Big Story

"Like I said before the sort of the social conservative content that a lot of left leaning Canadians are very leery of they. Think you know that that there's some kind of a backdoor perhaps in two Oh tools office that that will allow someone to raise the issue abortion and really try to push that ahead. In Canada he says, he won't allow that. To happen, but it's it's a specter that sort of haunted Andrew Scheer throughout his tenure and will become an issue for a tool as well. Just because of the strategy that he took the successful strategy that he took during his leadership campaign the final issue that of course, conservatives have dealt with and found very tricky over the past number of years is climate change. Air No tool appears to be interested in pursuing climate change policy. He doesn't suggest the climate change is happening, but he does want to get rid of the carbon tax. He does want support the energy industry and the Conservative Party has often really struggled with how to square that. with, lowering emissions in Canada and with addressing in mitigating the effects of climate change. So all of these issues that the Conservative Party was already dealing with O'Toole, inherit and they'll be extra pressure on him. To try and differentiate himself from under shear because in so many ways. From the way that they ran their leadership campaigns to the policies that they proposed they really are quite similar. So he doesn't represent this huge shift that some conservatives maybe would have hoped for during the time that you were reporting the profile and talking to folks who knew him. Did you get a sense of where he really is the one issue that you've come back to a couple of times now on if the social conservatives have his ear or not and I'm just trying to like I. I'm sorry if I'm prying a little bit more but I I'm just fascinated by this tightrope that he's trying to walk I really think personally based on my conversations in reporting this profile a little while ago. That is a strategic. More than anything else and now I think. The tone of his speech after he won A. Made it clear that this was not the direction he wanted to take the party in it was clear. that he wanted to seem like an inclusive new leader someone who is not going to be. Leaving people out of the proverbial tent. So my guess is that while this was a very good way to win the leadership race, some social conservatives may feel now that he's turning his back on them. And there is consistency in in that. Oh tools personal beliefs on this. he has talked about those wealth while before he ran for leadership he no he he doesn't believe in. Restricting abortion or at least he doesn't believe me dozen have pro-life beliefs in this sweeping way that some of the other candidates did. So I, do think that this was sort of an opportunistic move and he was accused of that during the race some MP's who actually supported him in his leadership around last time decided not to support him this time because they saw that that's what he was doing and they didn't like it..

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"otoole" Discussed on The Big Story

The Big Story

03:18 min | 1 year ago

"otoole" Discussed on The Big Story

"Trudeau's liberals he says he will get rid of the carbon tax find ways to support the Energy Sector He would de-fund CBC television in great part, which for some would be a controversial position. He does have a couple of controversial policies. That have raised eyebrows for some wine is that he would use the notwithstanding clause to enforce mandatory minimum sentences in prisons. Another is that he would make it a criminal offence to block transportation infrastructure, and now that is in response quite directly to that other national crisis that we saw before the pandemic this year, which was the rail blockades and widespread protests in support of the whatsoever and people. And their hand their dealings with the RCMP so to block a rail shipment. As did happen earlier this year under no tool government, a could become a criminal offence what about his weaknesses if your you know waking up on Monday or Tuesday or Wednesday as a liberal strategist, what are you looking to attack? I because they're going to try to define him right of course, and and so the first thing they'll look at is the persona that he adopted during this leadership campaign, which is this very bullish kind of true blue conservative attack dog kind of A. it's not similar to the way that he ran in two thousand seventeen. He says, he's the same person just that he is more worried about the country now, and that's why he comes across this way. But a lot of it has to do with some of the people around him some of the smart people that he's put around him who have made him come across that way especially on social media. So there will probably be questions around who he's surrounding himself with. A person who was influential on his digital team who I, think helped him with social media engagement made him more visible in the race is Jeff Balagalle so that that guy has disfiguring a lot of he is involved with the coastal lineal, which is right leaning website that. Actually promoted just the other night and he's also behind the Ontario product candidate, facebook pages there's there's a lot of conjecture around. You know the kinds of a themes, especially anti-immigrant themes or perceived anti-immigrant themes that come across on some of those websites and so oh tools links with that character and with those kinds of projects in narratives will probably be raised by the Liberals I think in general though something to keep in mind is that our tools problems are really are the Conservative Party's problems. I think a majority of Canadians warrant paying a lot of attention during this leadership race right? It's a pandemic it's hard to keep track of and perhaps not very interesting. For Sale Liberal voter to keep track of the nuances in conservative leadership race at this time. So he has an opportunity to sort of set the tone with people knew when parliament comes back, he's already 'em piece that will help him and he's going to have to address the issues that the Conservative Party has already had to address..

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"otoole" Discussed on The Big Story

The Big Story

05:22 min | 1 year ago

"otoole" Discussed on The Big Story

"He didn't. So he for the first little while he was under that Harper. Conservative majority government So he was parliamentary secretary to the trade minister for a while, and then he very briefly serving cabinet. He was the Veterans Affairs Minister from January. Twenty fifteen until that government got defeated by Justin, Trudeau Liberals that fall. His tenure as veterans affairs minister is a little hard to assess just because he was only there for about nine months. But he inherited a big mess and so the opinions kind of vary between did he improve the mess of that file a little bit make it less of an issue in that election you could argue that he did on the other hand you have some Veterans Affairs Act advocates who think that you know he made it worse than that. He didn't really fix anything while he was there the. Question is whether he would have had time to since Trudeau got elected O'Toole mainly served as the foreign affairs critic for the Party. He spent quite a lot of time on that file. He also already ran for the conservative leadership. You might remember back in two thousand, seventeen when Andrew Scheer ran for that, there were a lot of conservatives running two thousand seventeen and there were fourteen of them. But air notable came in third actually and so. Instead of walking away from the party the way that maxine Bernie aided. Kind of huffing out in a storm he he took on this foreign affairs critic rule, and so that's what he spent. Most of his time looking at were international issues. Where does he sit on the political spectrum? I mean obviously to the right but that encompasses a fair bit these days it does. So I think a lot of ways Erin O'Toole represents continuity. It's hard to find too many areas where he and Andrew Scheer would disagree. But one of those really important areas is actually on social politics. So the Conservative Party as we know, has a pretty large contingent of social conservatives people who in particular are pro-life and care about the issue of abortion. It's always a struggle for Conservative leader to please that content of party. Make them feel included And make sure they're being heard while also trying to to the rest of the Canadian public you know most of whom I think have sort of moved on from that issue. Right. So on that issue, he's actually you know a pro choice person personally he he says, he'll merchant pride parades..

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"otoole" Discussed on Front Burner

Front Burner

07:35 min | 1 year ago

"otoole" Discussed on Front Burner

"I'm Keith Macarthur. Unlocking Bryson's brain is a podcast about my son. The rare disease that keeps him from walking or talking embraces perfect. His life is really hard and our families search for cure. Oh my gosh. Maybe science is ready for this. It's part memoir part medical mystery. We do just about anything modifying DNA Heart in my throat cure his controversial unlocking bryson's brain subscribe wherever you get your podcasts. I'm Dr Hillary McBride. Let me take your microphones rarely go. Into my therapy office. It's where my clients hurt he'll and ultimately thrive. You're going to hear private conversations that we rarely ever have with ourselves. Let alone share with others. Welcome to other people's problems. Maybe, along the way, all discover that other people's problems are a lot like your own. Season Three's out now. Subscribe on CBC Listen Or wherever you get your podcasts. So you know to outsiders this didn't look necessarily particularly thrilling and exciting race that weren't celebrities like you know Kevin O'Leary this time around there were just four candidates. But conservatives were actually hyper engage in the party broke all kinds of records in terms of membership and turn out in the race. For the last month, we succeeded in processing a record number ballots for Canadian leadership race hundred, seventy, four, thousand, eight, hundred, forty, nine ballots were verified. Why do you think it is? Why do you think they're able to mobilize a huge number of new of new members? So the Conservatives are really good. At organizing, they're really good at campaigns the really good at fundraising, and clearly that was part of a of what factored into the success that you're talking about an at least at least trying to motivate people I guess to care and to get involved in alternately to vote I'm not sure if many conservatives two months ago to be truthful with you, Josh would have said this is going to be a real barn burner of A. Race like, Oh, I heard tons of apathy at the time I think one thing that they also had going for them though as the time went on two months ago two and a half months ago, three months ago we were kind of still in the really tough time of the pandemic. But as restrictions eased a bit and our attention shifted from not just covid nineteen, two other priorities, other stories whatever you WanNa call it clearly. Members had the opportunity to take a breath and go. Okay. Is this something now that I should be paying attention to and when they ask themselves that question the answer it appears I mean one, hundred, seventy, five, thousand of them cast a ballot was clearly yes, So so how does tool now take that energy and that will meant him from the leadership race and move forward to lead the Conservative Party into the next election. We'll here's the big question that I have a bit of it was answered by his speech tonight but he ran on this real anti Justin Trudeau Anti Liberal. Very you know I'm a true blue conservative as you pointed out message Justin Trudeau, my birth was not covered in Maclean's magazine our wedding and Halifax didn't make the cover of Chatelaine, but you know what? Neither did yours. Canada does not need a celebrity leader. We, need a competent. And, that really clearly resonates with Conservative, party members but the last election taught that party and and in particular even Erin O'Toole who said this in many interviews I've done with him since the last election is that the Conservative Party's basis strong but it's not enough to propel them to victory in a general election and so air tools biggest challenge and his biggest task right now is to take that. Enthusiasm and amplify it beyond the borders of the Conservative Party something. His predecessor was really unable to do and I think that from what I gathered in his victory speech the that Mr Tool delivered tonight, he definitely understands that so he gets that the party has to broaden its appeal because I believe that whether you're black white brown or from any race or creed, you are an important part of Canada. and. You have a home in the Conservative Party of Canada. It is time for many liberal and end EP voters. To socially distance themselves from those out of touch parties, and there were some indications of how he plans to do that the acknowledgement. For example, you know if you're if you're in a union and you normally typically wouldn't look to the Conservative Party kind of take a second look, he was asking people He has that opportunity and I think that challenged to address people who normally would not look to his party, and in fact is something he needs to do if he wants to actually win an election, which by the way maybe isn't this far off crazy concept could be around the corner this fall depending on how things go parliament when it resumes at the end of September. So I think that to me is the biggest thing that I draw out of all of this The the contrast though is that that wasn't really the message that he had during the campaign, right? It's this. It's a he was appealing to almost like a completely different voter in. So does the Canadian public by? Whatever this morphs into how whatever appeals are made or are they continually remembering? You Know True Blue Conservative, true blue conservative like can he make the shift? Can he brought in his appeal after concentrating it says specifically in this leadership race. was was like he has a he has a lot of work ahead of himself now to really introduce his platform and himself to Canadians but also the Trudeau government has been weighed down by all the controversies the summer with we charity the resignation of the Finance Minister. How keen or how ready do you think Mr O'Toole is to go to the polls in a general election as early as this fall. I wouldn't use the word keen but I don't think he's not ready either and not him specifically. But the conservatives like I said they're known for how well organized they are how good they are at fundraising they are in a relatively good position when it comes to the possibility of an election. Now, that's not to say that that challenge wouldn't be a big one because Mr O'Toole is just starting leader. So if there's a campaign that kicks off in five weeks, well, that's not a lot of time to introduce yourself to Canadians and to. Perform in the role official leader of the official opposition and and get Canadians to know you just by virtue of you holding the government to account. So from all my conversations with people surrounding him, you know the preference is not to go to the polls this fall but there is an acknowledgement that that's possible in in an inherent to that they have to be ready for that possibility and they certainly are ready for the possibility of one. Let's say in early twenty, twenty one or or towards the spring. So not a huge gap of time between the two scenarios but I think the preferences definitely for for later rather than sooner. Vastly. Thank you for staying up late and doing this interview with us always great gator inside. Agree with you. I hope it made sense. You did..

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"otoole" Discussed on The Current

The Current

04:50 min | 1 year ago

"otoole" Discussed on The Current

"Listened to uncover escaping nexium on CBC listen or wherever you get your podcasts. Okay. So we've got the question of social conservatives. We've got the question of different regional issues, national unity, and of course, the new leader is also. Trying to reach out to Canadians as a whole, I wanNA play a little bit of that pitch. The Erin O'Toole made last night in his victory speech. Let's listen whether you're black white brown or from any race or creed whether you are lgbt or straight whether you are an indigenous Canadian or have joined the Canadian family three weeks ago or three generations ago. Whether. You're doing well or barely getting by whether you worship on Fridays Saturdays Sundays or not at all. You are an important part of Canada. And you have a home in the Conservative Party of Canada, Shaquir how effective do you think that that pitches particularly that beginning bit there about lgbtq regardless of color your skin. Don't listen I think it's for that speech I hit all the right notes you WanNa, give the YOU WANNA. Make sure voters know that we WANNA be an inclusive party. Do we have work to do I think every party has worked to do but I think aerial tours trying to say that as long as leader of this party, I'm going to send for the rights of. All Canadians I think that's the proper pitch One of the things that happened earlier in the night was was of anti share speech. Right? He's going to the effect that a lot of people are conservatives. They just don't know yet. I think when you look at a lot of people who are voted especially people who do not pay attention to politics that much. But actually. I think again, there's this narrative that I'm just turned off by that conservative. Party because what I think they are I think if we actually communicate to voters what we actually aren't what we actually stand for you'll see a lot more people gravitate towards the Party and and be willing to cast a vote for a party. So I think that's what I'm trying to play to let them know that you are welcome here then your ears let me tell you what we stand for. What we're GONNA do for you I think as a start it was a great start for oh to as far as the speech hitting all the right notes. Now, let's say when you look at this race though you know Derek Sloan was a candidate in this race I at the early days. He said you know I don't think being gay is a choice but I'm not a scientist He made comments about Kennedy Public Health Officer Theresa Tamp Dr Teresa Tam which even some conservatives..

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"otoole" Discussed on The Current

The Current

05:38 min | 1 year ago

"otoole" Discussed on The Current

"Tally in the first round I mean lesson Lewis and Derek slow and about thirty five percent of that vote and a declared social conservative. So this shows that the social concerns are alive along Party going into leadership braces. You have to make sure you pay attention to them their issues, Melissa that that should not yeah I just wonder what it, what it says about where the party goes from here, the social conservative about. I think what it says about the base that we have right now without those issues are social conservative issues are still very important to the base. In every province west of Quebec. Lewis and Sloan had a plurality of the vote and those are two candidates that were largely seen as a social conservative Derek Sloan. Even more. So than Louis so I think what it says is that the states that are parties and right now we still have a very. desire tendency need for to discuss some of these social issues and have you know a preference for a little bit more right of center policies, which means that the the difficult tasks core our new leader Erno tool is going to be, how do you keep that tent together by making those people happy but he also to continue to broaden the base and broaden the appeal with the with the electric because we go to an election at any time and it's been proven that those values don't necessarily hold up in areas where we need to gain back support touchdown Toronto such as in Quebec and so I think that it's going to be a difficult challenge for him to. Recognize. The people who elected him the base and and grassroots support there. But also, how can we continue to reach across the aisle and brought in that supports keep that big tents grow even bigger secure..

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"otoole" Discussed on The Current

The Current

04:38 min | 1 year ago

"otoole" Discussed on The Current

"Hi Am. Damon fareless host of hunting warhead from CBC podcasts in the Norwegian newspaper vg hunting warhead follows a global team of police and journalists says the attempt to dismantle a massive network of Predators on the dark web winner of the Grand Prize for best investigative reporting the new. York festivals and recommended by The Guardian Vulture and the Globe and Mail, you can find hunting warhead on CBC listen or wherever you get your podcasts. This is a CBC podcast Andrew Scheer announced. He was stepping down eight months ago. No one could have predicted. Then how the race for the leadership of the Conservative Party would unfold an abrupt end to the time honored tradition of kissing babies and shaking hands. No photo ops, it parks, factories or coffee shops, and in a bit of a surprise Erin O'Toole from Bowmanville Ontario came out on top to the millions of Canadians that are still up. That I'm meeting tonight for the first time. Good Morning. I'm Erin O'Toole. You're going to be seeing and hearing a lot from me in the coming weeks and months. Now that the race is finally over there, even more work ahead to conservative strategists or with me to talk about what the new leader needs to do to unite the party win over more voters and prepare for an election that may be coming up soon, secure chambers is a senior consultant. In Toronto and Melissa Cowen is Vice President of Business Development and government strategy for the Canadian Strategy Group, she splits her time between Edmonton and Vancouver. Good, morning to you both after what was a pretty long night good were and thanks for having us. Happy to have you happy that you're both up after probably only a couple of hours sleep on WanNa start with you. We said this was a surprise Peter Mackay. More of a household name. I. Think. Erin. O'Toole across the country but I wonder was this an upset? Do you think? If you ask you a two people, it wasn't an upset at all right I think their view is Most of the mainstream media most of the media generally gave it to Peter early on with they. They know there hasn't been a lot of polling going on I. Don't think they thought that mediums really paying attention to this there. No to around a campaign where he ran to the right of Peter McKay and I think at the end of the day that really played out well, for him McCain and get the votes needed on the first ballot really himself from old tool. And I think there was there was a consensus that the down ballot support of the social conservative candidates Derek, Lewis with gravitate toll tool that play out in that way and I think the camp kind of that strategy and knew at the basically very confidence leading up to the vote Melissa, for Canadian, to a really just sort of tuning into this now hearing okay there's a new leader I mean secure gave us a little break down there sort of how we got here. But what does this say about what's going on with the conservative? Party of Canada that they've chosen Erin O'Toole as their new leader. Right..

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"otoole" Discussed on The Twilight Zone Podcast

The Twilight Zone Podcast

01:47 min | 1 year ago

"otoole" Discussed on The Twilight Zone Podcast

"Dismayed at the beginning of that conversation. I asked John Weather. Radio still has a place in the modern world of on demand podcasts and stream and music and they think the upcoming broadcast of Oto from Moscow. Crews exactly why he has now. I am as entrenched in the streaming world as anyone but sometimes I think what we've gained inconvenience. We've sacrificed in community and shared experience. And we're living in a very uncertain and and frightening time at the moment and the world around us seems to be changing day by day. Not only on the news but in our neighborhoods and in our shops but this Wednesday we can take a break from our worries for an hour all of us at the same time no matter where we are in the world by tuning in to tour from Moscow and while the timing of the release with the beginning of the baseball season didn't quite work out perhaps the timing against the backdrop of Corinth Weld Events. Means that it's arriving just when it needs to. Because while we all Miss Rudd sailings wisdom. I think maybe what we need right now to take our minds off. This is his wit so my thanks to junkie sweater talking to me tonight but also thanks to him to answer ailing and all the people involved with the production for letting rudd sailing speak tours through the ages..

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"otoole" Discussed on The Twilight Zone Podcast

The Twilight Zone Podcast

03:37 min | 1 year ago

"otoole" Discussed on The Twilight Zone Podcast

"Dot. Org and then we're GONNA make it available to the public radio stations in America. At least to be able to pick it up and brought it to and so we hope that other stations who either Love Sterling. Love the twilight zone or love. Baseball will We'll give it a listen and we hit originally scheduled the show to air on Wednesday March twenty fifth at eight o'clock because it would be the night before the big opening day for the Cincinnati Reds Baseball team. That's the oldest professional team and in US history and and the prayed has been cancelled. The opening day game has been cancelled and baseball has been suspended for a month or sticking to the air date. We're going to run it. We're GONNA run it then and then the next day make it available to all the public radio stations across America. Who might want to pick it up Eric? So we're still a go and will be the only baseball on radio for awhile. I'm afraid well I'm glad you I'm glad you stick to it. You know and I guess if people are staying in their homes it's You know at least they've got to listen to exactly. I mean cause the big Nationwide College Basketball Tournament involving sixty. Some teams has been cancelled all conference basketball things. I mean the the masters and all the Great Golf matches had been cancelled and and rightly so for the fear of the transmission of the disease but But but we're going to stick to it so we're still ago you know this this year old labor of low few John. How'd you feel at the moment? How is it all? You hoped it'd be I. It's it far exceeded my hope. I mean I just thought this was she could be a fun little show for the Cincinnati audience and now it has come out spectacularly that the students under the direction of professor has did a great job. The Master Engineer Josh L. Stroh did a wonderful job sound effects really make it work And the humor holds up. Well the the music gives us good transitions and Yeah it it. It far exceeded anything I could I? I never thought this day would come. And it far exceeds to the The expectations I would have had for this fabulous. Well I will put a link to it in the show notes for anyone who wants to listen to this. Because I'm very pleased to say that anyone can go on the website and I can stream it from England so I'll sit in here with everyone else listening to the show and I can't wait. You have my email and I want to hear your comments. So your your take on it after you listen to definitely seventy email. Because I'd love to hear what is as a circling fan. What you think of it. Oh absolutely absolutely John. I'm so excited for this. I really am and I want to say from all the funds abroad sailing a big. Thank you for bringing back to life this piece of his work that you know we would never have gotten to experience and I'm so happy to hear that after thirty years of wants to do this that it it's more than you hope that I would be so from all of us. Thank you so much Tom. Thank you thank you for the thanks. It was a it was a labor love for me a patient for for thirty years for me and I hope that all the ceiling fans who check it out Find as as much fun as what? I did get.

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"otoole" Discussed on The Twilight Zone Podcast

The Twilight Zone Podcast

15:22 min | 1 year ago

"otoole" Discussed on The Twilight Zone Podcast

"Drunk talking to the tavern owner about the the the greatest baseball player ever and So we had create some music and and some like the sound of baseball game on on the TV set and and there are some scenes in the Russian in New York. So he's got some Russian folk music the kind of introduced that and then Then there's some scenes in the ballpark or the clubhouse or the ball field and and we've got baseball organ music. We actually enlisted the organist for the Cincinnati reds. A man named John Schutte came in and he did. Take me out to the ball. Game and some other ballpark risks ballpark music. That he'd play you know between innings or when there's a rally going on and so we have his original music that that help make the transition for people who are listening from one place to another by playing the ballpark music. So wow. It's come out very well I gotta tell you it was like I said for dream of mind but it was. It was just amazing. How well it came together. You said is it. Students perform in the play from a local college right from the University of Cincinnati. There's there's quite a performing arts school called the it's got a funny name. Call the College Conservatory of Music. Ccm But the Richard has who's a professor of acting in and directing their Said he would do it for us with us and he handpicked eight students who we thought would do the parts well they have a dialect coach at at CCM by the name by a woman named Sammy grant and she worked with them on dialect so they sounded Russian but not to Russian so you could understand him on a radio show and they rehearsed it for about six weeks or so and they Came in and did a dress rehearsal and the night of the dress rehearsal and serling. Who is I know? You've spoken to Rod servings daughter from upstate New York. She came in and she is our host and our narrator And sets up the show in the beginning in gotTa meet the students who did the show and then the next day we spent about five hours and we recorded all the audio pieces and then we later added the music and the sound effects and the sound of feet walking to and from the door closing and phone rings and all that stuff you need to. Yeah to to to to make an old-fashioned radio drama oculus. So did you write a special introduction for on always that already in the in the script. I I wrote the introduction for her to read actually once. We got the agreement with the with the university to do it then then after a couple of months and they said well we're kind of busy. Could somebody else rewrite it so I actually adopted that? Tv screen the TV. Play to a radio play. I've never written a radio play. Obviously my life but I I adapted and it's just had to create a little couple little dialogue here there to to set the scene but And that I wrote the the thing for her and and In in part she introduces herself says that her family had moved from Cincinnati to to New York in nineteen fifty four to pursue a career as a TV writer and it was four years before that twilight zone and he wrote this story about confusion between the Russians and the Cincinnati reds and then to open up the scene I actually have. She says. Here's how my father set the scene. And then she reads the actual stage directions that he wrote to set up the show. Which is one customer is at the bar. Guyana wrinkled cotton suit heading into his sixth GIN and tonic. He puts the glass down blinks a couple of times and looks up at the TV and tries to focus and then immediately goes into this drunk saying in what inning is it and The added so that's how the if you WANNA watch it on. Tv I want my guess is the TV camera would have closed in on the on the Front Window. The Bar and then gone through the window to see it but so we. We used her to actually read her own father's words to to set up and when we we approached her as soon as we got the script we contact reached out to her. Actually the the general manager of the station and I flew to upstate New York to Syracuse and met with her and told her what we had and what we wanted to do and she gave us permission to do it and and she was. She was surprised because she had never this show too from. Moscow was unknown to her. 'cause it it like. I said it was done. Once it was done live it was not recorded not filmed nothing and And she she told me recently as we're getting ready to recording since I was you know my dad would be speechless to realize that sixty five years later this show was going to come back to life and be produced again. It's so magical to hear this stuff. It's amazing and I appreciate your interest too because I think that that the that there could be a great interest for the people who who are huge twilight zone fans who are huge rod serling fans to find out that there's this kind of new quote unquote Show that's a reviving a show bringing back to life so words that sterling wrote Sixty five years ago definitely. It's like find in las treasure. You know I I've been I've been following it You know the little bits of news that have been coming out about on A. I'm so looking forward to here but the the story itself John. Obviously we don't want to give too much away. What what is it actually about? So it's it's it's set the There there there's two Russians one who worked for the Russian Consulate Attached to the to the Russian you an office up in New York in Nineteen fifty five and one guy a low level office guy named mushed. Nick we never learn his first name and he has high absenteeism and the Russians are worried that this guy is absent so much and they finally put a put a tail on him and find out that he's going to ebbets field that it's turned what turns out he's become a baseball fan and he keeps on skipping out of work to go watch. The dodgers play baseball at ebbets field in the fifties before the dodgers moved to Los Angeles and so they they bring him in and they grill him about what you know. He's because he's associated with with with foreigners by going to the BALLPARK had. He's just trying to explain. Hey I'd just like baseball so The Guy who they send after him to tell him is a big muscular young naive guide named Joseph Bischoff. Okay so the Russian office manager causing both in and says we're GONNA send you back to Moscow for Reeducation. This is not good so that so the two guys decide that they're going to split town and and flee from the Russians so they get on a train and they go as far as their money can take him. Which is the Cincinnati so they get the Cincinnati and and the young guy? Joseph panics and he wants to turn himself in He doesn't want to be a deserted he wants a term self in and so he looks at the phone book and looks for the Russian Embassy. Communist nothing nothing and he sees reds which in the fifty s it was common a newspaper headlines that the to use the word reds to refer to Russians so the so so he goes to the Cincinnati reds office to turn himself in and and the reds general manager is totally. Befuddled doesn't know what he's talking about and he thinks this young guy. Young Muscular Guy wants it out once a tryout to play for the Cincinnati reds at about that time must've burst in and says. Oh Yeah Yeah. He's an outfielder his name's Joseph O'Toole instead of using his real name and they so they give him a tryout and they give him a tryout next day and it turns out he can hit the ball farther than anybody on the reds team. They they signed him up. The reds the reds. Go on a winning streak and go from last place to first place over about a four week stretch until the reds go into New York to play and the Russians. See The picture in the newspaper and realized that. That's Joseph Bischoff Ski. And that's where these two Russians former. Staffers have gone to so the then the Russians go and apprehend them and then then in the words of Tv sitcoms hijinks ensue. That that that how a how the thing gets worked out and what happens after that I won't give away. But of course and and much of the comedy is is particularly for the American audience is to Is the the Russians total lack of understanding of baseball or the star the names of baseball stars like Mickey Mantle or Jackie Robinson? They think those are the names of they. Think of the names of spies and at one point the The office manager grilling much excess. You were even heard speaking favorably of Yankees meaning meaning The New York Yankees but he got. What's so good about Yankees and Mush? It it goes. Well you know Mickey Mantle and Yogi Berra completely misses the Russians. They have no idea what they think. He's talking in code or something so that that's were and and you know rods writing still holds up. I mean the players. He named from the from nineteen fifty five people. They were almost all hall of famers that we that American baseball lovers still know today. Mickey Mantle Yogi Berra. Leo Durocher Stan Musial Duke. Snider It's just. He just happened to pick the stars of the fifties who are still known by five baseball lovers here today. So you know I didn't even have to touch. Any of that fabulous was going to ask is. Roads was famous for writing stories with a lot of soap tax and so on but he was all also right lighter stories. That were purely there for entertainment. Is there any subtext in this? Do you think he is he just going for you? Know a comedic kinds of play with this one. I think this was true comedy and it was interesting that you know he he did a TV comedy of fifteen minutes. Sitcom in like nineteen fifty one or fifty two here in town called. Here's Cathy. It was just a little. Sitcom involving a family. And the and this young woman and I had talked to a guy who who directed that show and he told me once he said you know rod could never write comedy. We'd have to go rewrite it. Then it'd be mad as hell But on this this one holds up really well and again. It's it's it's it's a surprise to people because not only. Is it this rare script that nobody's seen this show but it's it's a comedy and it holds up really? Well he had. There's some nice subtleties to it and And and it's it. I said I wish we were surprised that that once we saw the script that it was still still was very funny. And it's a period piece but it's it's it's so this was just for laughs and and He he pulled off and it and it still works now John. This has been a thirty year labor of low few and before we came on the air. I know you said you're you're just about to listen to that kind of the final draft. Is that right? The sorry the final piece what we had to make a couple tweaks on a mostly on the sound effects to make things a little bit bigger louder or softer or add some footsteps. There's a place for Actually there's there's a scene before they get on a train where Mustang gets Joseph drunk so he can get him to go along with him and It it they drink vodka toasts to different baseball players and We couldn't find the right sound effects just M- mastered so when we sat and listened to the rough draft a couple of weeks ago. The director the master engineer and I then we went down to the kitchen at the radio station at Cincinnati public radio. Grab some glass glasses. Got a water bottle and then came back to the studio and and poured it several times and clink glasses together and we made our own sound effects on the fly. You're like we. We were like a couple of college kids on a on a college project making our own sound effects because what didn't work. There is a another tastes for America. Many of the high schools and colleges use aluminum. Bats were professional baseball players. Use would and we couldn't find a sound effect of a wood bat that we liked and I had a friend who coaches softball and a high school and he told me that after the softball practice in the gym. A couple of guys. Who were the graduates with that high school? But we're in the minor leagues would come and take batting practice with a wood bat so I went there and brought recording device and recorded them hitting the ball and and so not only. Was it a wood bat but because it was a big metal. Jim that was empty. It had this kind of funny funny a explosive sound to it. So for the the sound effect of Joseph just killed one the ball and smashing it over the over the outfield fence. It turned out the sound effect really worked. Well so we got all those pieces together and So my homework this weekend is to Is Put on pair of headsets. And and listen to the to the our show and and make sure it it all sounds okay so and then after we were Gonna. Pre Mirror on Wednesday march twenty fifth and it will be streamed live a W V.

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"otoole" Discussed on The Twilight Zone Podcast

The Twilight Zone Podcast

13:19 min | 1 year ago

"otoole" Discussed on The Twilight Zone Podcast

"That was lost to time but about his thirty year mission to find. The project is called OATMEAL from Moscow. John Explain to you exactly what that is and the great thing is. We don't have to wait very long to experience here so submitted for your approval tonight is my conversation with Jonky sweater owner. John I wanNA thank you so much speaking to me tonight. And I'm sure there's GonNa be some people in Cincinnati who will be aware of you but for the rest of us. Can you give us a bit of background on you? And your career I Worked for the Cincinnati enquirer the daily morning paper in Cincinnati for forty years and the last thirty years thirty years. I was the TV columnist. And actually radio-tv columnists how really started out and Since I got downsized by the paper at the end of two thousand fourteen for the last five years I covered TV and radio and media for Cincinnati Public Radio and public radio station W. VX you in Cincinnati and also write a blog for the website that'd be VX. You Dot Org John. I'm I'm interested in your thoughts as someone who's worked and broadcasting as long as you have especially radio you know in this time of podcasts and streaming music on spotify do you still think there's a place for radio in the modern world. I think so. I really think it and and probably as we record this conversation were in America. Were just ten on the front of the Corona Virus situation. And I you know when the governor or the president speaks and and here here in the state of Ohio. Our governor has a press conference every day at two o'clock to give the update on the numbers of people infected tested whatever and And I think you know you you know the streaming might not be convenient in in your in your car or whatever But but people will still tune into the radio. I think it's still viable for that. I think for some sports coverage But definitely if you want to music of a certain type of choice You're probably not listening to a radio. Yeah Yeah you know we're going to be talking about Cincinnati probably quite a bit. Join this conversation now. I'm from Liverpool in England and I guess a couple of things that define Liverpool are the music you know the Beatles and so on and of the football club the soccer club. Liverpool right so I've never been to Cincinnati. War IS CINCINNATI FAMOUS FOR. What kinds of things go on their Cincinnati? It was a is a river town along the Ohio River. Higher River stretches from Pittsburgh down a Saint Louis where it meets up with the The Mississippi River It's it's the has a long German heritage There is several things were known for is. We're the home of proctor and gamble. Okay the biggest consumer goods company in in the world and and for many years. The world's biggest advertiser We're also the home of the Cincinnati Reds Baseball Club Baseball in America and Cincinnati had the first professional team in eighteen sixty nine. That's one hundred and fifty one years ago. So we're the oldest franchise and for that. We always get open at home instead of having to open on the road for the the baseball season. It's a- and our music hall are we have a wonderful symphony and POPs Orchestra and an opera company. And it's in a a German brick huge music hall building that I think was built in eighteen. Seventy six has been remodeled several times and it's it's a beautiful structure with wonderful acoustics. And so we have a lot of arts and culture as well as sports and Industry here in Cincinnati wonderful wonderful one of the things that interest me most is when we were sent in this or abuse spoke to me about a rod sailing connection to Cincinnati. So could you tell us? What is that connection? After after Rod served in World War Two he went to college in Ohio at a private school called Antioch. College was in a little town of yellow springs. Ohio which was about probably eighty miles north of here and after he graduated in Nineteen fifty he came to Cincinnati and his first job as a professional writer was in Cincinnati for A radio TV stationed. It was called WWL W Both radio and TV TV would've started in nineteen forty eight so they were doing some television In the very infancy days and the am station was a big powerful. Fifty Thousand Watt Station. That's still reaches about thirty eight of the fifty states so he was hired as a writer and back. Then there was. He wrote the continuity or the pattern the chatter for variety shows. He wrote travelogues. He wrote the they even did like some fifteen minutes sitcoms on on the TV side. He did a little bit of everything except for the serious dramas that he's known for today. Wow Adam fact. So he was doing all this lighter stuff and all and then when he went home he actually began freelancing of half hour serious drama for Anthology at a competing station in town on W. Care See. It was a show called the storm and they did a half hour live drama in fifty one and nineteen fifty two and he wrote thirty. Some shows half hour shows live shows. And that's really where he began To learn the craft of writing for a TV drama and in fact some of the topics he did like boxing and No Gods to serve and and some other shows in themes he later recycled for later. One hour shows that were done on. Tv networks later in the fifties and a couple of topics even re-addressed on the twilight zone that that can trace itself back. He wrote a half hour. Show called the twilight rounds about an aging boxer that that basically is the colonel behind requiem for a heavyweight his The show that was done about five years later so it's I been able to research some of the titles in part of the being the TV columnist for the Cincinnati Inquirer was. I would occasionally write long pieces about that research Rod Sterling Cincinnati Life from Nineteen fifty to nineteen fifty four and all the different and Or Win American masters on on a public. Tv here or other occasions or people were writing books about surly. They'd usually contact me and that I'd write stories and and learn more and more about what circling did here in how some of his later shows connected to His his four years Cincinnati. That's amazing so these radio shows that you talk about you said they perform live rice they were TV shows live. It was a half hour drama series called the storm and he befriended the producer. And he wrote I think thirty of the thirty three or he wrote thirty three of the thirty five. I forget the number off the top of my head but but he but that's really where he began crafting learning the craft of of of TV drama. And did them here. And then later like I said what a recycle some of the ideas and themes that would show up later in later works in his life so due to any of these still exists of. They've been lost to time. Th there's only one and it was called no gods to serve about some guys in a foxhole more to add it only existed because the station was a CBS network affiliate and they and they did a Kenneth scope which is basically making a film from the TV screen of the of the half hour show in hopes get this in hopes of having a national TV drama on CBS paid from Cincinnati. That was that was the station's dream because there are some variety shows from Cincinnati being fed to the networks and the very early days and so this was filmed and they tried to find network and advertiser support for. It didn't happen and within a year. The show was canceled and they did away with it. But so there's only one episode that I know of called no gods to serve it and because the company that that owned the TV's Care See TV station was basic was a newspaper family. Here in town Real related by distance to the President Taft from the early from the nineteen twelve. Anyway because it was started in this newspaper building there was only like an eight foot ceiling So there was only So it was. The the studio was the big huge studio you. You'd see in a modern television studio and it was very limited by what they could do. But but that was what television was like in nineteen fifty one and it was live and it went out over the air disappeared. Wow so have you managed to see that episode then of the stone. Yes I have they. There's a somebody had founded at the station back in nineteen eighty nine which was the the TV station's fortieth anniversary and and they ran at parts of it on on the TV station and they also ran out on the local cable channel. The cable system. That was covering Cincinnati and and actually it was back then from in nineteen eighty nine that because of this and other surly things that that I wrote the first long profile feature story in the newspaper about Rod Sterling and it was at that time I learned that he had also done a show in nineteen fifty five. It was called O'Toole from Moscow. Okay and it. And it had something to do about in height of the Cold War or Russians versus the Americans and it had something to do with the Russians and the reds but these were the Cincinnati reds and and it was a comedy that's how I knew about it and that piqued my interest and it was became a lifelong patient of mine since nineteen eighty nine to try to find the script and into to do it as a production here in Cincinnati Four Cincinnati because it was a comedy about the Cincinnati reds. And and that's what we've managed to. We managed to find a couple years ago and we Mounted a production with the help of University of Cincinnati. Students ACTING STUDENTS. And we've put together an hour And our radio show we adapted from TV to radio and On March twenty fifth. We're going to premiere it on our airways a show called O'Toole from Moscow does the actual television vision still exist. Nothing exists except the script right. It was it was broadcast. Live on the NBC network on a show called NBC Matinee Theatre but the show aired at three o'clock on a weekday afternoon. Does it actually was broadcast at three o'clock on Monday? December Twelfth Nineteen Fifty Five. It was recorded because it was before videotape. It wasn't filmed. It was of Kenneth scoped. There's no record of except a couple of members who were in a couple of people actors who are in the cast and that's all it was known about it and through a searle ing some sterling author friends I was able to track down the script and We had adapted from TV to radio. A couple places like where? There's a bar scene in the beginning where it opens with the.

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