Which speakers are speaking at Canada Day?
The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s Marketplace show, The Wonder Boombox, has been giving listeners a sneak peek at the top 50 speakers of 2017.
And there are some surprises in store for listeners.
“The Wonder Boommox is now up to 40 speakers and we’re looking forward to hearing more,” said host Stephanie Dankowski.
Dankowski said the new program was inspired by a conversation she had with a woman who has lived in the Toronto area for the past four years.
“I had her tell me, ‘I’ve been talking to my neighbours all week, I’ve been getting so many questions about the police, about the garbage bins,'” said Dankowksi.
“And I said, ‘Oh yeah, you’re right.
We should be talking about it, but how do we get to that point?'”‘
I don’t want a conversation about what’s wrong with Canada’For many Canadians, the answer to the garbage-collecting issue may not be on the garbage disposal system, but on the sidewalk.
“Canada Day is a holiday in my heart and a celebration of our country,” said Dany Kuzmenko, the host of The Wonder Boom.
“My daughter’s going to be here and I’m going to watch her, and I want to talk about all of this and have her experience it.”
Dankowski is one of several people from across Canada who have decided to participate in the program, but they’re not just looking for the answers.
“This is a conversation that we need to have,” said Kuzmensko.
“We want to understand what is wrong with the world.”
Kuzminsko is one in a growing number of Canadians who are willing to participate.
“People say they’re tired of the same questions and the same solutions.
That’s not really the case, it’s the opposite,” said the host.
The Wonder Boom is a monthly radio show that has been broadcasting from Edmonton, Alta., for the last four years, with a total of 12,000 listeners.
The program features guests that range from celebrities and public figures to ordinary citizens and social workers.
“If I wanted to go to a meeting, I could do it on my own, I don’t need someone else to come,” said guest Pauline Sartorius, who has been in a relationship with her husband, Daniel Sartors, for five years.
They’ve both spoken at the festival, including a panel discussion at the 2017 festival, but Daniel has also spoken to the public at a series of events.
“In terms of people that have done interviews, I’m talking to people I knew personally and I’ve talked to a lot of people, and it was great to get to know them,” said Daniel.
“We’ve gotten to know each other better and we’ve learned so much about each other.”
The Wonderboom, which is produced by the CBC Television Network, airs on CBC-Radio-Canada from 2 p.m. to 6 p..m., Sundays.