Thursday, May 21, 2009

Tamil Protests, Emmanuel Jal, New U 2009, John Tayles

May 14th, 2009
Guests on the show:

1. Siva Vimal

Siva joined us by phone to talk about the Tamil demonstrations that have recently been taking place at Queen's Park and throughout Toronto. Siva outlined the dire situation of the Tamil people in Sri Lanka and spoke about his involvement in the demonstrations.

2. Emmanuel Jal

In keeping with the theme of civil war and its repercussions we aired an interview that Alexis Chapman conducted with Emmanuel Jal, a former sudanese war child. Emmanuel explained his intent to spread a message of peace through his hip hop lyrics, and also touched upon a book he recently released about his story.

3. Jonathan Asmis, Chair of the New U Conference 2009

Jonathan spoke about the upcoming New U Conference 2009 to be held at Victoria college on the St. George Campus. This is an exciting opportunity for UofT student leaders to come together, network and develop new skills.

4. John Tayles, Toronto Singer Songwriter

John Tayles is a musician who performed live Beyond the Classroom earlier in the year. We featured two songs off his debut album, Thoughts out Loud, which he was able to produce after winning and international songwriting competition on John's music was a perfect way to end the show and lead into the May long weekend.

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