On the air

It was a pleasure to talk with CBC Ottawa's Lucy van Oldenbarneveld about my book, The Cutting Room. The interview aired as part of Our Ottawa on March 21, 2015 (starts at the 28:45 in this link). Visiting CBC was a bit like old home week for me. I worked at CBC radio way back in the mid-70s when it was based on the seventh and eighth floors of the Chateau Laurier. I worked with Lucy's producer, Adele Cardamone-Martel, on a pilot for the TV network and Ottawa's Skit Row comedy troupe back in the '80s. And it turns out I lectured Our Ottawa's director—Gerry Buffet—while he was a student at Algonquin College at about the same time, just a few years after I left teaching at the school. Thanks to all for having me on the show. I'd like to say I can use the practice!